I need help buying a new bed
March 28, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
I have never in my life bought a bed. I have never in my adult life owned a new mattress. I have always slept on hand-me-downs or give-aways. I am ready to invest in a new, top-quality mattress and box springs but I don't have the first idea of how or where to start.
posted by Brittanie to Home & Garden (33 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
Husband and I are perfectly happy in a queen-sized bed. We do not need the frame or a headboard/footboard. We just need a top-quality mattress and box springs, preferably something good for people with allergies. We both kinda like a hard bed but I'm sure those details come later in the shopping process.
I feel overwhelmed because I live in Houston and there are a thousand strip mall and discount mattress stores in this city and they kinda skeeve me out. We also have gigantic locally-owned box furniture stores and they also skeeve me out, for the opposite reasons. I do not want a discount roadside mattress, nor do I want a way marked-up, overhyped mattress. I just want a simple, really nice, top-quality mattress and box springs that don't come from any kind of weird-ass store. Also do not want this to turn into a car shopping type experience where we're hassled like crazy during the process.
Also, are those sleep number mattresses worth a damn?
I have ready these
but am more looking for advice on what stores to try first, I guess.