Searching for a new platform bed? Here are some interesting things you can look for when shopping for a platform bed frame.
Not all of these options may be what you need or looking for but perhaps they’ll give you some ideas of what you can do with a platform bed frame.
Some platform bed frames are available in extra long bed sizes. These beds will give you options to make them longer than a standard twin or full size bed. Specifically these beds are called twin extra long beds (39″ x 80″) or also in full extra long bed sizes (54″ x 80″). Extra long beds offer greater length and do well in helping to keep down size in smaller rooms.
Another interesting thing you’ll find in platform bed frames is that many manufacturers are trying to be more green in their choices. One manufacturer actually offers bamboo in platform bed frames. Bamboo is a great eco-friendly choice in the way of furniture. Bamboo grows quickly and can be harvested in 5-7 years. Bamboo also produces food at the base of the plant which can also be harvested seasonally. Compared with woods like maple or oak which take up to 50 years to be harvested, bamboo is a great choice as a renewable resource not only in platform bed frames but flooring, furniture and kitchen items as well.
Many platform beds can be made to accommodate a mattress/box spring combo. This may seem strange since platform bed frames are made for just a mattress but there are many individuals who like the idea of the built in foundation of a platform bed but want to use it with a mattress/box spring combo. Some platform beds can be modified to accept a box spring. Others come with various settings which also include a box spring option.