Stairway Bunk Beds

Date November 24, 2008

Over the past few years, I’ve been asked many times about stairway , or bunk beds that have stairs instead of a ladder to get to the top bunk. Having stairs instead of a ladder has one major advantage, safety. If you are worried about your kids actually climbing a ladder and whether or not they can handle it, especially when you can’t be with them every second, and believe me it only takes one second of not paying attention for a child to get hurt, then stairs is probably for you.

Having stairs lead to the top of the bunk is not only a crucial safety feature, but it can make going to bed on the top bunk fun, as if it weren’t fun enough, I guess what I meant was more fun. Remember how much fun it was for you as a kid when you got to sleep on the top bunk? It was almost a feeling of independence as a kid, freedom from the floor and the rest of the world.

Another great feature that stairs provide is the ability to have storage underneath these stairs. I’ve seen a few sets where drawers have been built to utilize this space nicely. In fact, it’s like having a dresser on the end of the bunk beds that will store all your clothes. Think of it, two beds and a dresser all built into one unit, now that’s extreme practicality.

Now that we’ve defined the benefits of having stairs lead to the top bed on your bunk beds, let’s discuss the downside. Can you think of any? Well, there is really only one drawback and if you can work around it, you will have no problems. Since the stairs are typically built on the end of the bunk beds, you will need more room to accommodate the bunk bed set, more room lengthwise that is, and this is where most bedroom floor plans fall short. You might be able to get the bed in against the longest wall and have it fit rather nicely, but then you find the drawer option that is going to house all your kids clothes doesn’t work. That is, there isn’t enough room to even open the drawers.

So as a good rule of thumb, make sure you know where you would like your new bed to fit in the room, take some measurements, find out the entire length of the bunk bed including the stairs, and then add twenty four inches on top of that if you expect to have drawers at the end. Remember, not only does the drawer have to open all the way up, but you have to be able to get in there at the same time.

One other thing to keep in mind when planning out space in the room for your bunk bed, remember that the stairs, and therefore, the drawers, will only be able to fit on one end. That is you won’t be able to reverse the stairs and put them at the other end of the bed.

Hopefully this article has given you a few tips about buying stairway bunk beds and some decisions that need to be made. Having a set of stairs instead of a ladder will give you much needed peace of mind, especially when it comes to kids.

To view more info on a great set of stairway bunk beds click on the following;

Stairway Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds

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85 Responses to “Stairway Bunk Beds”

  1. claudia said:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this bunk bed i cant wait to get it i just wish that when your at the top theres a little gate to open then you can get on the to bed!!!!!! but i love this bunk bed !!!!!

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  3. Mistie said:

    We found a bed similiar to this at a local furniture retailier. We were worried about our 18 month old daughter climbing the stairs after her older sister, so we are making our own little wooden gate at the bottom of the stairs to keep the little one from getting hurt.

  4. Lisa Hamhshere said:

    I love this idea and i know my sons will to thats if we can get a hold of the company

  5. Lisa Hamhshere said:

    Does anyone know the number for me to call????

  6. Yo said:

    (702) 357-8840

  7. john said:

    does anyone have blueprints or plans to make the bed that is pictured above?? my parents bought a set for our daughters for at their home in pittsburgh, but we want to make a set here for them also…plans would be great to have, any help would be appreciated.thanks.

  8. john said:

    oh email me if you can..gorsuch4@ptd.net

  9. idk said:

    its reallly nice i just think they should have theses kinds of bed for people that cant afford it

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  11. loz said:

    can i get them in the uk

  12. janet said:

    I was wondering if you know where I can get a set of plans to this at. We really want a set, but can not afford the price, but someone in town will build them for cheap if we can get the plans.

  13. Cheryl said:

    If anyone found the blue prints to the bed show in this picture I would love to know where to get them.

  14. Cheryl said:

    My email is cmason5@live.com

  15. Scott said:

    Did you ever get the blueprints for this bed? Because I am looking for them as well.

  16. Debra said:

    I would also like the plans for this bed too. Please share!

  17. Debra said:

    My email is dphillips613@bellsouth.net

  18. Karen Kundy said:

    Please send me the information to get blueprints for the stairway bunk beds.

  19. kari said:

    If they are available, I would love to get these plans as well. My email address is karitheteacher@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

  20. Kelli Podracky said:

    Can I get blueprints for this set as well? THANKS!

  21. Hope Hart said:

    I would like plans for the twin bunkbed with stairs. Anyone have some??
    Hope

  22. Hope Hart said:

    O I would like plans for the twin bunkbed with stairs. Anyone have some??
    Hope
    Email of you have plans.
    hopehart@comcast.net

  23. Kim said:

    I would also like the blueprints for the bunk beds pictured. Please email me at ashbymk@mchsi.com and let me know where I can get them.
    Thanks

  24. dave said:

    I would also like the plans for this bed too. Please share!
    dlhenley2001@yahoo.com
    thank you

  25. Trenna said:

    I would love the plans for this if anyone has found them! trennahanlin@aol.com

  26. heather said:

    If anyone has the plans for these bunks I would so love to build a set for my boys..Im sure they would love it. If someone could tell me where to go to get these plans or even some for different bunkbeds I would really appreciate it, wpresley68@yahoo.com

  27. sam adams said:

    how much $ for the plans to build your stairway bunk storage bed and how do i get them, by download or mail or ups?

  28. Eric Mac said:

    If the blueprints are available for this set please let me know at ericmacleod@hotmail.com, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

  29. Becki said:

    I would love the plans for this bed if anyone has found them. Email to Ibeshortie@aol.com. Thank you.

  30. Erika Novak said:

    I would love the plans for this bunk bed if anyone has them available. Thank you!!

  31. Bob Montaf said:

    Would to know is There are building plans for the stairway bunk beds that I can purchase. Please let me know. Thank you

  32. Brandi Tunnell said:

    I would also love to have the blueprints please! :o )
    Email is Brandiw817@gmail.com

  33. Dracey Durr said:

    I am impressed with this stairway bunk bed please tell me where I can get a copy of the blue prints

  34. Chris Wheet said:

    I would also like to know where I can get a copy of these blueprints. Email gawheet@hotmail.com. Thanks

  35. donna said:

    I am interesed in the blue prints for these has anyone found them please let me know

  36. Julie said:

    I would also love the plans for this bunk bed! Please email or post a link to the plans if you have them!
    Thanks
    Julie

  37. Sarah and Jason Bell said:

    We have been searching franticly for the plans to build this specific bunk bed if anyone could let us know where we can get a copy of them we would greatly appreciate it and are willing to pay for them !! Please help 3rd boy on the way =) need asap! jason1977_28056@yahoo.com or hotsciongirl07@yahoo.com

    Sincerly,The Bells

  38. Bill said:

    Once again, if anyone has any idea where to find blueprints/plans for these stairway bunk beds i would also be appreciative of a copy.
    Please email bwoolcombe@sky.com
    Thanks in advance

  39. marcy said:

    I would also like plans to build bunkbed. If you know where i can get them please email me. bobbi@rapidnet.com

  40. sarah said:

    If anyone has any idea where to find blueprints/plans for these stairway bunk beds i would also be appreciative of a copy.

  41. Mike said:

    Hello, just thought I'd jump on the bandwagon…anyone have any like finding plans for this bunk bed or a similar one with stairs? Would love to build it for my boys! mnanoff@hotmail.com
    Thanks!
    Mike

  42. Felisha said:

    i would also like plans for this bunk bed for my 2 youngest boys.They share a room and need all the extra room they can get….please help me out myself and my boys would be so thankful….studlygirl02@hotmail.com
    Thank you

  43. Linda said:

    I was unable to find plans, so I am drawing up my own. I want storage to come out the front of the stairs with a full safety rail. I will be using bed rail supports and bed slat brackets from Rockler. I want taller safety rails as my grandchild is young, and five steps not four with a maximum step height of 9 1/2 inches. Anyone interested in final plans and photos when I'm done can contact me. lkfixit@comcast.net

  44. Bren said:

    I'm looking to buy the stairway ONLY and not the bunk bed. I already have a bunk bed and need a nice set of storage stairs to go with it. Any suggestions? Please let me know….. briazen@earthlink.net Thank you, thank you! :)

  45. Darren said:

    i would like the plans to this bunk bed also. have 3 boys so i would appreciate it. m_yazz@yahoo.com

  46. Krista said:

    I would like the plans to build the stairway bunk beds, please send them to my email. thanks so much.

  47. john said:

    I would like the plans to build the stairway bunk beds, please send them to my email. thanks so much.

  48. Kara smith said:

    If I could also get the plans for the bunkbed staircase that would be great. My email is missyz@mindspring.com

    thanks,
    kara smith

  49. Nicole said:

    I would like the blueprints for these bunkbeds as well. Can you send them to NCThompson06@yahoo.com. thank you

  50. Tom Brei said:

    I love the design of this bed and would gladly pay for a detailed plan so I could build it for my granddaughters.

  51. Melody Lynn said:

    My boys would love to have this bed as well but I also cannot afford it being a single parent. I would like to have blueprints or plans for this bed please. My email is lynnandharold@verizon.net

  52. Cassandra said:

    I would love to have this bed made for my sons. Please send me blueprints or plans for this bed. My email is cassie_kel@hotmail.com

  53. Brian said:

    Hey there, I see that so many people are looking for the plans to build bunk beds and the stairs. I too am looking for the plans for the stairs. I build high quality bunk beds for less and I would love to get the plans for the stairs. The ones that I have for the stairs is horrible. They don't explain anything other than a few measurements. So if anyone has found them let me know. eschmidt@1800bunkbed.com

  54. danielle said:

    i just printed the pictures out and took them to a cabinet marker. he got the basic idea and is going to build me one to look sort of the same style as the Stairway Bunk Beds. since they don't seem to be sold in australia. not that i can find anyway.

  55. Crystal said:

    If anyone has plans for the staircase bunkbeds please email me at crystal2000w@yahoo.com I have 2 boys and this would be perfect for them! Thanks

  56. Iulia said:

    I am toointerested to find blueprints/plans for these stairway bunk beds i would also be appreciative of a copy. I would like blueprints for a trundele bed also.
    Thanks in advance.
    ibarnes@thecnz.com

  57. Nora M. said:

    I am interested to find blueprints/plans for these stairway bunk beds

  58. mr Kalenuik said:

    I would like plans to this bed as well if you guys have found them. Please send to mkalenuik@gmail.com

  59. Ollie said:

    Need blueprint to stairway bed.

  60. Sebas said:

    I would like plans to this bed as well if you guys have found them. Please send to
    pitbullhellboy@hotmail.com

  61. baby momma said:

    Email me the plans too if you have them. babies@inbox.com

  62. holly said:

    I would love to have these plans if available! Any ideas on how to get them would be appreciated. Thanks!

  63. Angel said:

    Would love the blueprint, if available….LOVE them!

  64. Linda said:

    For plans go to tlkfixit.com for a versatile set of plans with stair storage.

  65. Rebecca Davis said:

    I would like to know where i can get the plans or blueprint for the stairway bunk beds

  66. REG BROWEN said:

    please send blue prints for the stair way bunkbeds.

  67. Bonnie said:

    My husband would love to build these also. Where did anyone get the plans? Saw the ones at tlkfixit but would like side drawers and not stair drawers.

  68. Kylie said:

    if any one has free plans for this bed would love a copy for my girls please email to compsecwssc@yahoo.com.au

  69. Lee Ann said:

    I would absolutely love to have a copy of the plans to build this bed for my daughter for Christmas! If anyone has it, please email it to me at jwlabaap@aol.com
    Thank you soo much!!

  70. Jen Robinson said:

    I would LOVE the plans as well! Please email to: whitehead15@mac.com. Thanks!!

  71. Aften Melton said:

    I would like to have a copy of the plans to build this bunk bed for my daughter for Christmas as well. If anyone has them, please email them to: aftenschepler@yahoo.com

    Thank you!!!

  72. Neil Murrell said:

    I will like a blueprint of these plans please, send to barbadepolicrat@yahoo.com

  73. Al said:

    I would love to have plans to build these bunk beds!! If anyone has them please send them to alwynsma@*****.com Thanks.

  74. TANIA said:

    Hi, is ther a way i could get the plan for just the stair part.. my boys have bunkbeds but it has a ladder and i would like stairs for it.. if someone knows where i could find just the stairs or some kind of blueprint to build it myself.. would really be apreciated, thank you

  75. s Hall said:

    I also would love to get plans… living in Hawaii and too expansive to ship beds.

  76. Brandy said:

    Would love to get plans for the bunkbed pictures above. Does anyone know where I could get the plans?

  77. Hugh said:

    I would really appreciate a copy of these plans, how do I get them? I see lots of requests but no answers? :-( send to hughcollender@embarqmail.com if you have or know where to get them. Thanks!

  78. Jeff said:

    I would like a set of plans for a stair case twin over twin bunk bed with storage please. My boy will love it! Jeff_marasso@yahoo.com

  79. poopnishkiwa said:

    i think it should be more cute

  80. Jarred said:

    Looking for a set of plans for this bunk bed with storage in the stairs and possibly under the bed. Please Help! I have been looking everywhere. Thank You. jarredjewett@hotmail.com

  81. james said:

    I'm looking for plans to build this bunk bed. Can you please tell me if you know where i can purchase or if you have this one yourself.

    thank you
    james

  82. james said:

    i want to order this plan tell me how
    jim

  83. Darren said:

    Did anyone find the plans? can you send them on or tell me where I can find them?
    Thanks, Darren
    dskar10@gmail.com

  84. Kristen said:

    plans please anyone?? i have started to make one by myself and im stuck now please if you have the plans help me.. reyeskristen@live.com

  85. angela pugh said:

    We have been looking for a bed like this with no luck. Do you have any idea where in Australia can I buy a bunk bed with stairs, like the one in the picture? Or is there a way of affordably getting one to us
    Thanks.

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