I'm furnishing my apartment on a truly shoestring budget, and need to buy a bed for the first time.
I know nothing
about buying beds besides the concepts of frames, mattress and boxsprings (well, that and buying new to avoid bedbugs).
What kinds of factors should I be considering? Where and how should I be buying my bed? What's a reasonable price? Please educate me! This is in the U.S.A. [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron
on Jun 5, 2013 -
My now-wife (then-girlfriend) purchased a new queen-sized mattress from Macy's about 3 years ago. We've recently noticed that the bed is sagging on both sides where we sleep, and the middle and sides are firmer and the way they were when she purchased it. It has a split box spring so that it could fit up her narrow staircase in her former apartment. We no longer have that restriction. So, is this the fault of the split box spring (and should we replace it with a normal one), or is it simply a problem with the mattress? What can we do to fix it, if anything? [more inside]
posted by scottso17
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Box Springs: Should I keep it? Edition: Should we put the brokenish box springs (twin, two for a king) back on, or get new ones? [more inside]
posted by tilde
on Jul 9, 2012 -
My Sleepy's mattress & box spring make creaking noises when I make the slightest movement in bed, help me successfully return or exchange them! [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly
on May 19, 2010 -
My wife and I stayed overnight at a hotel a few weekends ago and came to the realization that our bed is truly horrific.
Help us buy a new mattress! (details inside) [more inside]
posted by QUHZK
on Dec 19, 2008 -
I'm buying a bed for the first time and just got the mattress. Should I get a boxspring and bed frame, or just a bed frame or platform bed (same as bed frame?)? I was considering this ikea frame
so it looks easy to disassemble when I move.
posted by lpctstr;
on Sep 26, 2008 -
I want to get the box spring and mattress off the floor without buying a bed frame. [more inside]
posted by sian
on Oct 10, 2006 -
How gross is a used mattress? Is there a way to determine "how used" a mattress is? If I got a used mattress with no visible urine/ejaculate/other(?) stains on it, and covered it with a nice thick mattress pad, would you think less of me? [more inside]
posted by folara
on May 27, 2006 -
What is pushing bedroom design from tall beds, box springs and mattress, to the 4 inches off the floor platform beds? Is it cost, maybe style that moves from space conscious Tokyo/New York, or an architect's fad? Something else?
posted by orange clock
on Jan 16, 2005 -