A typical bed takes up a lot of floor space. Most of us try to squeeze some extra use of that space by pushing containers and flat objects under the bed, but these items can be difficult to retrieve when we need them. In addition, the dust that accumulates on them creates only a single mess. A storage bed provides clean, covered storage that is much easier to use. And best of all, it’s easy to build.
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The size of a storage bed is affected by more than just the mattress size. Does your bed use drawer springs under the mattress? Box springs can add as much as 12 inches to the height of your bed; this can result in less storage space, or you may need to add a bed stool to get in and out of bed. A platform bed will be much more accessible, or provide more space underneath. What do you want to save under your bed? Some items simply take up more space. Remember that a “storage bed” is not limited to the under-mattress storage.
Types of Storage
Cabinets with doors are a possible type of storage space. Doors can protect objects from dust and prying eyes, and can contain locks if needed. Cabinets should be well thought out, though; crawling into a dense cabinet can cause possible damage. The drawers are very popular for under bed storage. Because the top of the box is open, objects are often easier to reach without getting on hands and knees. The drawers can be mounted using special hardware; Make sure to select images that can handle the weight of the products you intend to store.