Cabin Beds vs Bunk Beds

Posted on 16/04/2021 by Room to Grow

Cabin Beds vs High Beds

Cabin and bunk beds are both space savers and a great deal of fun for children. In order to understand which bed is the best choice for your child, you need to consider the similarities and differences, as well as the age of your child. This article helps you decide which is best for your child by looking at cabin beds vs. bunk beds.

A bunk bed with storage underneath

The Difference between a Cabin Bed and a Bunk Bed

Cabin beds have an elevated space below the bed that your child can use in many different ways, for storage, as a study area, or simply as a play area. A bunk bed, sets high off the ground, with the sleeping area on top and an open space underneath the bed. Any bed that stands 20” or higher is considered a bunk bed. A bunk bed that stands at a height of 40 inches off the floor, allows up to 34 inches of storage space underneath. This allows enough space for an older child to store toys, school papers, and extra bedding.

Choose a Cabin or Bunk Bed When Your Child Is Ready

When your child is six years old, they are old enough to enjoy a cabin or bunk bed. You need to wait until your child is past the stage where falling out of a bed is probable. For added safety and security, you may still wish to place safety rails on the sides of the cabin bed to ensure the safety of your younger child.

Cabin beds work well for any age child. The multifunctional space underneath can house a study area with a desk, a walk-in wardrobe, or a play area, depending on the age and preferences of your child.

Choose a Cabin or High Bed Based upon Your Child’s Age

Your toddler or preschool child will probably enjoy the fun of a cabin bed. Many cabin beds for your very young child come with play tents, towers, tunnels, and slides. There are also themed cabin beds available in many styles for both boys and girls.

Your older child will enjoy using the space underneath the cabin bed as a work area with its own special desk. Choose a model with a built-in bookshelf and drawers for additional storage.

Now is also the time to consider a bunk bed with storage underneath and on the sides. Your child may prefer this option if they feel they are ready for a “big” bed.

Your older child may enjoy one of the many bunk beds that come with built in drawers. Some also have additional storage space on the sides, perfect for storing all their most important posessions.

Other Considerations

Many cabin beds have optional accessories available such as desks, bookshelves, and footrests that attach. Look for a sturdy, well-constructed cabin bed. Remember that the bed with its attached accessories – desk, ladder, slide, stairs, drawers, etc. – and all the contents makes it necessary for the bed frame to hold up to 1,000 pounds.

High sleeper beds and cabin beds are very popular for children’s rooms. They save space, allow for easy cleaning, and add to the fun design of your child’s room, no matter what their age. After reviewing cabin beds vs. bunk beds, you should be prepared to make the perfect decision on a bed for your child’s room.

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