Top 5 Benefits of Storage Platform Beds
A common issue homeowners in America struggle with today is lack of storage space. We are all trying to make the most of every inch we have. Older homes especially, tend to have one small closet in each bedroom. Here is a list of the top five benefits you can expect when buying a bed with storage.
Extra Storage Space
This one is pretty obvious. Most of our platform storage beds offer four large drawers built into the bed frame. That is the storage equivalent of a standard chest of drawers without consuming valuable floor space. This also eliminates the clutter of cheap plastic storage boxes under the bed.
In master bedrooms, we all need extra storage for out of season clothes and bedding. The added storage even keeps your closet and bathroom more organized. Did you know that there are many benefits of storage beds in other bedrooms as well?
In small children's bedrooms, the drawers often become much needed toy storage. They are easy to access, easy for them to put away, and create clutter free spaces. Twin sized beds are available with drawers on one side only.
As kids grow out of their toys, they use the drawers for clothes and collectibles. The drawers are even sturdy enough for books. Storage beds are functional for every age.
Another common use of storage beds is in guest rooms. Here, people use the storage for anything from holiday decor to extra linens and bedding. No judgement if you fill these with your clothes as well! The room is ready for guests, while still offering organized storage for whatever items you need.
Less Furniture in a Small Room
Less is more for small bedrooms! Your bed should remain the focal point of the bedroom.
If your bedroom is too full of furniture, even the most beautiful wood pieces feel overwhelming. Large bedrooms with high ceilings and plenty of natural light need multiple large furniture pieces to make an impact. Smaller bedrooms feel open and spacious with less furniture.
Adding drawers into the bed can eliminate extra pieces of furniture that make small rooms feel even smaller. By adding the drawers into the bed, you get the storage you need without adding bulky furniture pieces.
No Box Spring Required
Manufacturers build traditional beds with wood slats in the base to support a mattress and box spring. When you invest in an Amish made storage bed, there is a solid platform built on top of the drawers. This is perfect for supporting the mattress. No need for a separate box spring!
Customize the height of your mattress by adjusting the depth of the drawers. If you need a certain bed height for easier use, talk to our team about adjusting the drawer height. Local Amish craftsmen build each bed one at a time. We are happy to customize it for you!
This one may be surprising to you, since some storage beds can be pricey. However, buying less furniture and no box spring for the mattress can often cost less than expected.
Create The Perfect Bedroom Space
Our bedroom should be a place that calms us as we relax at the end of our day. Don't compromise on the style you want because of needed storage. Our Amish craftsmen offer three different types of storage drawers for a wide range of bed styles. No matter what wood or color you envision, no matter what headboard style, there are storage solutions available!
For many bedrooms, the combination of drawers in the footboard and the siderail is the best layout. This option works with any headboard. The footboard will be 18-22" high. If you are looking for a bed with a higher footboard that matches the style of the headboard, select drawers on the side only.
For those who need the most storage possible, check out our extra deep to floor siderail drawers! Bonus points, if the drawer units are on the floor, dust bunnies cannot accumulate. No need to sweep underneath the bed.
Cons of Storage Beds
Hard to Move
The biggest con of storage beds is how hard they are to move. Solid wood is sturdy and durable, but also heavy. We build our king and queen size storage beds in five separate pieces and assemble them on site. Our delivery teams will bring the furniture into your bedroom and completely setup storage beds for you.
Moving to a new home? Contact us for advice on how to take apart and transport your storage bed effectively.
Now that you understand the pros and cons of storage beds, you can feel confident in selecting the perfect furniture for your bedroom. In most cases, a solid wood storage bed can add loads of functionality and style to any bedroom.