High vs. Low Bunk Bed and Loft Bed Buying Guide

Expanditure Twin over Twin Low Bunk Bed - Attached Ladder

Bunk beds and loft beds are a smart way to optimize square footage in small bedrooms. When it comes to buying a bunk bed or loft bed for your child, you’ll want to consider whether a low or high bed will work best for your family. Discover the pros and cons of each in this high vs. low bunk bed and loft bed buying guide.

High Bunk Beds & Loft Beds

Camaflexi Twin over Twin Loft Bed - L Shape - Mission Headboard

With traditional bunk beds and loft beds, the average height is between 5 ½ to 6 feet tall. While these taller beds require higher ceilings, they also provide more versatility. High loft beds are a smart way to maximize under the bed floor space, and high bunk beds provide more head space on the bottom bunk.


  • More under the bed space.

  • Easier access to the bottom bunk.

  • Ideal for older children or teenagers.


  • Top bunk is unsafe for children under age 6.

  • Requires higher ceilings.

Low Bunk Beds and Loft Beds

Camaflexi Full Low Loft Bed - Panel Headboard

If you have a younger child, low loft beds and bunk beds are a safe way to give him or her extra space in their bedroom. These beds are typically less than 60’ high making it a great solution for bedrooms with lower ceilings. They are also usually less expensive than their taller counterparts.


  • Ideal for rooms with low ceilings.

  • Safer for younger children.

  • Easier to access the top bunk.


  • Less under the bed space.

  • Lacks the traditional bunk bed or loft bed look.

A Convenient Way to Get the Best of Both Worlds

Camaflexi Low Bunk Bed Lateral Angle Ladder with Drawers

If you want a versatile bed with long-term value, a Camaflexi low loft bed or low bunk bed will grow with your child. Not only do the 100% solid wood beds separate into two individual beds, you also have the ability to transform the bed into a high loft or bunk bed with a Camaflexi conversion kit.

Camaflexi High Loft Bed Conversion Kit

Affordable conversion kits like the one shown above allow you to make the most of your loft or bunk bed for years to come. These kits are made of the same material as the Camaflexi beds and come in a variety of finishes to match whichever bed you get.

Final High vs. Low Bunk Bed and Loft Bed Buying Considerations

Bunk beds and loft beds are a smart way to make the most of small bedrooms. High bunk beds and loft beds are perfect for older children and teenagers while their lower counterparts are safer for younger children and work better for rooms with low ceilings. For the most long-term value, a conversion kit can take a low loft or bunk bed to new heights when the time is right.

Check out our top-quality bunk beds and loft beds to find the perfect bed for your children’s room.