This bed is a great buy overall. The bed is very attractive. It seems to be well constructed. It was a bit of a challenge to put together but I was able to assemble it alone. I purchased this bed so that both adults and children can sleep on it. However, there are a few things that bother me a little bit. First was mentioned by another reviewer, it hurts the kids feet to climb the ladder to the bunk bed. The only solution I have found is to attach the peel and stick cushion to make it easier to climb but I have to find the non skid kind. Additionally, the bunk bed does not have an opening like other beds do to allow a child to climb thru, they have to climb OVER the frame of the bed, which bothers me a bit. This was a feature I had not previously noticed. The third concern is that the futon opens very easily but is difficult to put back in the sitting position with a 9" futon mattress in it. When it is placed in the sleeping position, the entire bed has to be pulled away from the wall for it to open fully. Other than these issues, the bed is a great buy.