If you're wondering whether it's time to free up floor area in your kids' room and invest in a bunk, the top bunk is not advised for those under 6-years-old and if you have daring children who love flinging themselves off things hold off even longer.
Picking a good one is tricky, however. Here are a few points to keep in mind when bunk bed shopping. If every inch counts opt for a model with a ladder that lies flat to the beds, but if your child is known for clumsiness a sloping ladder should be easier to climb.
If you think that in the long-term you'd like your children to have separate rooms, bunks that separate into two single beds will make a better investment.
Some bunk beds also come with useful built-in bookcases, drawers and even wardrobes, but check they'll fit before you buy as they can take up a lot more floor area than a standard bunk.
Read our high sleeper bed buying guide here