If you find it difficult to reach the top of your bunk bed via a ladder, consider a bunk bed with stairs. Designed for ultimate durability, a stairway encourages ease of access and ups safety levels; unlike a ladder, which lacks solid paneling between the steps (and thereby increases the chances of slipping through or falling between each rung), a bunk bed stairway ‘fills in the gaps’ under the steps, creating a sturdy, stress-free sleeping environment.
What is a Bunk Bed Stairway?
A bunk bed stairway is an individual component of a bunk bed set that can be placed adjacent to a bunk bed, Unlike a standard bunk bed ladder, which leaves open space between each step, a stairway closes in the gaps, making for an easier, safer way to climb up and down the bunk bed.
Bunk Beds with Stairs vs. Bunk Beds with Ladders
In any given bunk bed, you will usually have three options for “climbing” to choose from: a built-in ladder, a separate, attached ladder, and a stairway.
Built-in ladder: All bunk beds will feature a built-in ladder. Usually incorporated into the side of the bed’s railings, a built-in ladder is safe, practical and sleek – but not necessarily the easiest of the three options.
Attached ladder: If you want to go a step above (pun intended) the standard built-in ladder for your bunk bed, consider an additional bunk bed ladder that can be attached – at an angle – for easier climbing to and from the top bunk.
Stairway: While both types of bunk bed ladders are designed for maximum safety, littler children with shorter legs may have a harder time reaching each rung, making it easier for falls or slips to occur. To help ensure the safest possible way for reaching the top bunk, a bunk bed stairway is the way to go. With sturdy paneling connecting each stair, a small child won’t have to worry about the “in-between” spaces, making for all-around easier bedtime navigation.
Bunk Beds with Stairway Chest
A bunk bed stairway chest takes efficiency to another level. In a stairway chest, under each step is a sleek drawer, which pulls out to reveal a spacious inner storage compartment – and the best part is that the “chest” function of a stairway chest is so sleek, an outside observer may never even guess that your bunk bed stairway serves double-duty. Use the drawers of a stairway chest to stash extra pillows, linens, toys and more!