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March 30, 2014 9:20 AM Subscribe
I want to get my full size mattress up off the floor-- what is the best way to accomplish this given my space constraints?
posted by fox problems to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently redecorated my small bedroom, and bunch of my belongings that I was previously able to squirrel away have nowhere to go and are sitting in a pile in a corner. My only option for creating more storage space at this point is to get my mattress off of the ground, but because of how the room is arranged there is no room for a proper bed frame-- whatever supports the mattress cannot be any bigger than the mattress itself. I need at least a foot of space under the bed.
From what I can tell, there seem to be two options for accomplishing this. A metal frame would probably be the most straightforward option, but I have concerns about the frame creaking and squeaking after extended use. I also have an Ikea mattress that is thinner and floppier than the average mattress, so I don't know whether it would provide the best support.
Option 2 is buying a box spring and attaching legs to it. This would avoid my concerns about a metal frame, but I'm not sure that it would be much more efficient given that I would have to assemble it myself and get bed risers as well in order to get the amount of clearance under the bed that I need.
So, do you have a recommendation for a good metal frame that won't start squeaking after a few months? If you've done the box spring+legs method, were you satisfied with the results? Is there a third option I'm not thinking of? I am open to pretty much anything that falls under a $150-200 price point, although I don't want to get too far into DIY stuff since I'm concerned about accidentally creating something structurally unsound.