When you live in a small space the sleeping space is a good place to optimize. Especially when you have kids, there are a lot of opportunities like bunk beds.
One way to make the idea of bunk beds appealing is to choose a bunk bed with a slide. Your kids will love it.
Here are some of the best examples and ideas we have been able to find online.
Let’s start with a classic bunk bed with a slide mounted on the side.
3 Great Online Stores with Loft Beds:
We can recommend these stores. They have a good selection of loft beds.
(They are a must-see if you’re looking to buy loft beds online!)
Toddler loft bed with slide
The kids can use this fun slide to get out of the bed in the morning and they can use it for play during the day.
If you prefer you use the space below the upper bed for playing, storage or other stuff – this loft bed with slide is a great solution.
A loft bed is a great way to utilize the space beneath the bed.
Double bunk bed with slide
This is a great way to put a little fun and play into the kid’s room. The kids can take turns sleeping at the top and have the joy of sliding down from the bed in the morning.
Another great feature of this double bunk bed is that you can separate the two beds.
This is a good option to have when you have people sleeping over. Elderly people might not feel comfortable sleeping in a loft bed.
Fun bunk beds with slides
There’s a ton of fun options when it comes to bunk beds with slides. And loft beds with slides. These are only two options but we have seen rocket ships, cars, dungeons, etc.
Let’s start with an option for the boys.
Boys bunk bed with a slide
Who wouldn’t love to sleep inside a fire station?
This system comes with everything you see. There is a garage door to get inside the fire station for playing.
This one and the princess bunk bed are not super space saving, but we just had to include them, and I guess you can use the inside of the bed to store all the toys from the room.
Princess bunk bed with slide
Who wouldn’t love a bed like this? You can also build this yourself from a used bunk bed and some blankets. It doesn’t have to be that expensive.
I think most girls would love to help their daddies make something like this!
Detach The Slide When The Kid Grows Up
When the child gets bigger and doesn’t want a slide anymore you can use the bed like a normal bunk bed. I slept in a loft bed for a couple of years as a young man before I married Maria.
It’s a great way to have a desk below the bed. I bought a cheap and used loft bed and had a desk mounted below.
I have always lived in small spaces. Two times I have lived extremely small in rooms that would only fit a bed and a chair. This was to save money while I was traveling with a ban most of the time anyway.
How To Build A Bunk Bed With Slide
If you are in the mood for a DIY project here’s how you do it.
The easiest way is to start with a cheap standard loft bed or bunk bed.
Bunk beds are really cheap so you don’t have to build one yourself. You could of course but you probably wouldn’t save any money doing so.
Now that you have your base for the bed you just need a good solid slide. You can either build one yourself of you can go with a lighter model made of plastic. The plastic slides cost around $150-250 shipped to your door.
This project can be done for around $300 if you buy the items from new.
If you can find a used bunk bed you can probably do it for $50-100 if you manage to build the slide part yourself.
It can be a really fun project to do with your toddler. I have Max (he’s 2,5) and he loves to bring his toy tools and “help” me fix things.
Morten is the founder of GoDownsize. He has filmed and interviewed people living in tiny houses and RVs since 2011. He grew up on the coast where his dad took him boating from a young age. He has completely rebuilt two RVs in which he travels with his family for months at the time. Read more about Morten here.