How to Decide Between a Wood and Metal Bunk Bed
Are you having trouble deciding between a wood or metal bunk bed? Each type offers different benefits and based on what you need out of a bunk bed will determine which will be the best fit for you. Below are some questions to consider before committing to a bunk bed decision.
What’s my budget?
This is arguably the most important question to ask before buying a bunk bed. If you are looking for the best possible savings, a metal bunk bed is your best bet. Tube metal bunk beds have been popular since the 80’s and are still highly sought-after because of the quality offered which has improved over the years. Other features include lightweight, convertible and resistant to scratches and chipping. If budget is not a problem, heavier metals such as metal rods, brass and wrought iron provide unmatched strength and durability that will last a life time.
What are my needs?
Once you have a budget in mind it’s time to think about what your needs are. Do you require a twin or full over full bunk bed with storage or an under bed trundle? How about a bunk bed with stairs or a built-in desk? If this is the case, a woodenbunk bed will give you the most versatility and functionality. Not only are these bunk beds loved by children and parents alike, it doesn’t have to break the bank to get one! Wood-crafted bunks come in every type of wood to meet your budget which includes: composite, engineered, rubber, Asian hardwood, solid pine wood and more.
Which will look best?
This comes down to the style you want to radiate from the room. Does your child like futuristic cartoon shows or loves themed beds? A contemporary metal bunk bed infuses a child’s room with a futuristic appeal and can also fuel creativity with a landrover bunk bed. If the room is cozier and emits warm colors, a wooden bunk bed may be the best fit. The styles range from transitional, mission and traditional. After deciding which will look best in the room, simply pick a color that will match the existing décor.
Which should I choose?
If you have asked yourself the questions above, the choice should be a bit easier to make now. Both types of bunks offer different features and fulfill the varying needs of parents, teens and young children. What it really boils down to is personal preference. A wooden bunk bed offers unmatched variety, storage and configurations. Metal bunk beds are affordable, sleek and come in a style that kids love.
Browse our selection!
Now that you have a better understanding of what you want, what are you waiting for? Explore our selection of wood and metal bunk beds and choose one that both you and your children will love. Take your time as you browse through just bunk beds so that you find the perfect bunk bed that will meet all of your needs and can be enjoyed throughout the years.