The Various Bunk Bed Size and Types

There are more than ten different types of full-size bunk beds. Even then only a few are popular or even known. Bunk beds are one of the most creative and ingenious inventions. They are readily usable in homes, schools, barracks, hospitals, and hostels. Bunk Bed are best alternative when you are trying to maximize use of space. Bunk beds come in different shapes, colors, size and materials.

1. Twin Over Full Bunk Bed

Dorel Twin-Over-Full Metal Bunk Bed

Dorel Twin-Over-Full Metal Bunk Bed

In this type of bunk bed, the top bunk bed ti be narrower twin size while the lower bunk is wide and full sized. It’s a good size with kids since the adult can occupy the lower bed while the child takes the top bunk. It can also fit three kids with two at the bottom bunk and one on the top bunk. Twin Over full bunk bed is types of beds use less space but cost more.

2. Twin over Twin Bunk Bed

Full Over twin Bunk Bed

Full Over twin white Bunk Bed

These are the most common types of full-sized bunk beds. These bunk beds are also the most sought after and favorite with kids. This types of beds have proportional lower and upper bunk beds of about 39″ x75″. They are the best to have in a kid’s room or even a guest room. Bunk beds are not always recommended for use by two full-sized adults as it can get very tight. Some homes buy these bunk beds and use the top bunk as a closet for a house without wardrobes.

3. Full Over Full Bunk Bed

Duro Hanley Full over Full Bunk Bed

Duro Hanley Full over Full Bunk Bed

This resembles a twin over twin bunk bed, but it’s simply two full beds fitted one on top of the other. The bed measures about 54″x75″. The are the largest type of bunk beds and the most expensive. Full over full bunk bed very efficient and very convenient when you have limited floor space. Full-Over-full bunks can be used by up to four kids.

4. Bunk Beds with Stairs

Bunk Beds with Stairs for Girls

Bunk Beds with Stairs for Girls

Well, for a start, all bunk beds have mechanism for climbing to the top bunk bed. However, most of them are merely fitted with ladders for this purpose. Bunk beds with stairs are a whole different unit. They have a well fitted staircase that is inbuilt into the bed system either from the floor upwards or from the lower bunk bed level. The stairs are usually safer for kids and also aesthetically appealing.

5. Bunk Beds with Storage

Modern Bunk Bed with Storage

Modern Bunk Bed with Storage

One of the best additions to a bunk bed is storage. Most often the storage space is built into the lower bunk bed. A typical design can integrate drawers and shelves. Because of the extra material and carpentry skill that goes into this, they tend to cost much more than conventional bunk beds.

6. Bunk Bed with Trundle

Cosmos White Single Bunk Beds with Trundle

Cosmos White Single Bunk Beds with Trundle

This type of bunk bed replaces the storage area with an extra bunk bed.  It’s usually fitted below the lower bunk bed. because of the design, the bottom bunk bed tends to be set a little higher to create space for the occupant of the trundle. This ingenious and much sort-after design is usually utilized by the military and crowded camping sites.