If this is the first time you are out looking for a cheap trundle bed sale, then you can easily be thrown off with some advertorials and get swayed into making the wrong decision. Here’s a small guide into the different types of bed trundle bed for kids that you need to be aware of along with a few things to consider before you swipe the card.
Micro housing, the concept of living in small-scale spaces that maximize the availability of space has taken epic proportions of late. At a time when square footage is a premium in big cities, it does make sense to plan the décor in a way that it allows you to be flexible and scalable if need be. At the forefront are utilitarian furniture pieces like futon beds and trundle beds which are becoming more commonplace in homes than they were a decade or two ago.
Have relatives coming over during the weekend? Maybe you entertain a lot and some of your friends like to stay over after having one glass of wine too many. Either ways, adding an additional sleeping position in the house gives you options, keeps them comfortable and is always considered a better choice than camping on the floor.
Trundle bed for girls are also ideal for kiddie rooms where they can double up as extra bedding for those special sleepovers.
What are trundle beds?
A trundle bed is a very unique concept that packs two beds into the same frame that would normally accommodate just one bed. It has a design in which the two mattresses are stacked one above the other and when it needs to be used, the lower one slides out on rollers and casters. This saves space during the day when it’s not in use and doubles the capacity at night. Unlike other types of beds, like say bunk beds, trundle bed allows the second bed to be stored under the height of the standard bed. The caveat is that the lower bed is usually smaller than the one above and it is very close to the ground making it a less than desirable choice for someone with back or knee problems.
How do you select a new trundle bed for sale?
It may seem like a reasonably easy decision to make. After all, how difficult can it be to select an inexpensive trundle bed? Well, there are a lot of factors to look at before you make a choice. Here are a few of them.
The frame can either be metal, wood or even engineered wood. The type you choose will affect the cost, the durability and of course, the appearance of the bed.
- Wood: Wood is the most commonly used frame material and undoubtedly the one with the most demand. Most people prefer their trundle bed with bookcase and headboard to have a wooden frame with a finish that matches the rest of the décor. The price and the design usually depends on the type of wood used in the frame. Hardwood is better than softwood, but they come with a premium price tag. If the trundle bed is going to be used more as a day bed, then you’d want to look for a frame that has provision for pillows to be stacked. Something like a backrest. There are of course, basic designs also available with slats that double up as the headboard or the foot board when it is not in use.
- Metal: Metal is another commonly used material to make trundle bed frames and some manufacturers also give you the option to buy a combination of metal and wood.
The comfort of the bed will depend on the type of trundle bed with mattresses you use. The commonly used variety is innerspring which have a layer of steel coils surrounded by fabric or upholstery. However, if you or someone who uses the brand new trundle bed has chronic back pain or joint pains, then innerspring mattresses may not be the best of choices. The other option is memory foam which is specially designed to reduce the pressure on the surface points of the body. First used by NASA in space crafts, memory foam has fast become the most popular form of mattress in the world. Innerspring cheap, Memory foam expensive.
That just about sums up the various things you need to consider while shopping for a discount trundle bed. However, the sheer number of options, designs and sizes can make your head spin. To help your shopping decision easier and to provide you with some options up front, we have handpicked a list of the best choices in the market. These have been picked on the basis of their features, customer ratings, material, mattress type and price. We hope that it helps you to make an informed decision for your purchase.
This is a full sized day bed with a classy, contemporary design, which will blend-in with just about any décor scheme. The cream upholstered frame with a tufted design faux leather headboard and foot board add a layer of sophistication to the clean lines and rounded edges. This is a very versatile trundle bed that can accommodate mattresses of any variety and size.
You can use a double 8 inch mattress on top and a smaller 6 inch one on the bottom bed. It also gives you the flexibility to roll out the lower trundle on the other side of the bed if you are short of space on one side. In simpler words, it is not attached to rails or a frame. You can just roll it out completely and the casters allow you to push it to any part of the room or the house that you want to.
The upper bed has a wooden frame, while the trundle has a metal one.
Verdict: With over 90% positive customer reviews, this full size trundle bed is one of the best choices you have. It is stylish, versatile and durable. Cannot get better than this. If you are searching trundle beds for adults then this would be a great choice.
Have two beautiful kids at home who hate to sleep separate and fight for space on one bed? This twin bed with trundle is all you need. Designed to accommodate a full sized 8 inch mattress on the trundle, this is a space saver’s delight.
It is crafted completely from eco-friendly hardwood, which is considered a premium at this price point. Further, it has a nice finish in white, which ensures that it remains scratch free for a long time. The trundle rolls out nice and easy and the casters are high quality. No jerks or stiffness. The fact that it can accommodate an 8 inch size mattress on the trundle makes this one of the best in this list.
The trundle does not need a foundation and is supported by slats. If you are needing a trundle bed with storage this will be not be the best choice for that.
This twin bed with trundle is extremely easy to install (comes with an instruction manual) and you will be done in minutes.
Verdict: For people who are looking for a compact sized trundle with the option to include a large sized mattress on the trundle, this is the best choice you have. It is stylish, made of hardwood and easy to assemble. Great pricing too.
What’s better than a day bed with a trundle? It’s a bunk bed with a trundle of course. Kids love the design and this amazing bunk bed with trundle comes with regular styled stairs as opposed to the narrow rung ladders that a lot of bunk beds have.
The frame is 100% solid pine in a very classy dark merlot finish which should fit into your existing décor and even create some contrast with muted color schemes. Unlike some outdated bunk bed designs, there are no oversized frames used in this bed. It uses slats to support the mattresses and a metal tube with welded slats is included in the package.
Installation is fairly straightforward and you should be able to set it up in no time without any external help. For storage, there are four drawers already in the slats.
If you are concerned about the kids slipping when they ascend or descend the ladder wearing socks, you can always stick some anti-slip grip pads on the stairs post assembly.
You can use 8 inch mattresses on this bed without using a duvet. If you wish to use a duvet, then a 7 inch mattress will fit perfectly.
Verdict: With over 97% positive customer feedback, a stunning design and extreme durability, this bunk bed with trundle is hands down the best one in this list. Do not even think twice.
This full over full bunk bed design is the perfect example of a space saving design that does not compromise on aesthetics. Crafted from 100% pine in a cappuccino finish, this bunk bed features two full sized beds one above the other and a third trundle bed which rolls out on slats.
At 62 inches tall from the ground up, it is just the perfect height to be used even in homes which have a low ceiling. You can use 8 inch sized comfortable mattresses on both the bunks and use a slightly thinner one on the trundle. When not in use, the trundle slides in perfectly under the bed.
The upper bunk can easily hold up to 200 lbs. making it a great choice for both teens as well as average sized adults. It uses a slats foundation as opposed to bunk boards which is, once again a smarter design choice as it saves space. This bed also conforms to ASTM and CSPC safety standards, which gives you the assurance that they have been tested for load and stability.
Verdict: This is such a versatile choice for homes with two kiddies and their friends who come for sleepovers. No compromise on comfort or safety. And the design is just perfect to be used even in compact sized rooms. You’d easily pay at least $300-$400 more for this if you buy it from a retail outlet. Go for it.
Last but not the least, we have this beautifully designed twin bunk bed with a trundle in a honey lacquer finish. Designed to accommodate a full sized mattress on the top bunk and a twin sized mattress on the bottom bunk, this is space saving utilitarian design at its bed. Perfect for small sized rooms, the bunk bed looks smaller than it actually is and it will fit in snugly with your décor.
It comes mattress ready and you can easily use a plush 8 inch mattress on it. So, you do not have to compromise on comfort while trying to save space. The stairs come preassembled and you just have to put the bed parts together which is fairly easy.
When the trundle is in use, the stairs section can double up as a book holder or a space to store alarm clocks or other knick knacks
With a load capacity of 400 lbs. for the bottom bunk, it is ideal for use by an average sized adult. This makes it a perfect choice for college dorms as well as bed and breakfasts for backpackers. To give you the added reliability and assurance, the bed adheres to All ASTM and CPSC specifications.
Verdict: The solid wood construction, beautiful finish and the option to use full sized mattresses make this one the best trundle bed for children on the market. It is durable, stylish and easy to install. Can’t get better.
It is crucial that you pay attention to what customers are saying about furniture when you buy it online. We just made the task easier for you by picking the best of the lot with at least a 90% positive rating. These are hands down the best trundle bed choices you have and we hope that you find one that suits your requirements in this. Amazon is a great place to shop if you are trying to find where to buy trundle beds.