A Look at some Pros and Cons of Trundle Bed
Trundle beds are a great way to add extra sleeping space in a small room or condo. When deciding where to get a trundle bed, there are several things to consider, but the most important thing is to get one that’s right for your needs. How to know what you need will depend on how much room you have to spare for a trundle bed and how much space you have to keep the bed in your room or in a closet. Here are some things to consider:
How Much Space Do You Have For Trundle Beds? The least expensive kind of trundle bed is a basic frame with a enough clearance for the mattress to be pushed out from under the trundle itself. However, most trundle frames are solid wood (without casters, and with slats on the bottom to support a heavy mattress) and this is a good choice for younger children who may sleep over. A more durable, sturdier frame is always a good choice, as it will last longer and cost less.
What Are the Additional Features of Trundle Beds? Trundle beds can come with a number of different additional features. Some of these features include but are not limited to, side tables, foot rests, headboards, or even an Ottoman. These additional features are usually not worth the extra money, unless they are needed very badly, or if you want to make the bed much more comfortable. Side tables and foot rest, for example, can be extremely useful in larger spaces, as they allow you to put both your feet up and stay close to your bed.
Which Bed Type is Best? Trundle beds tend to be the best choice for small to medium-sized rooms, as the added comfort and space they offer is perfect for any size bedroom. However, there is more to the answer than just this. The first thing that you should consider is the frame of the bed, as this will determine the overall quality of the bed. There are four main types of trundle frame styles, each offering their own unique qualities and features:
Wood Frame – The most common style of frame, wood frames generally consist of a box-shaped frame with nozzles at the corners. The box is supported by two long, narrow frames at either side. The corners of the box to serve as storage space, with a trundle drawer situated at the bottom. The frame of these beds is generally stable, but the drawers can be pulled out if needed, which can be a hassle. These are not particularly comfortable and will need additional mattress or padding to make them feel right.
Plastic/ Plexiglas Bed – Made from strong, weatherproof plastic or glass, these beds tend to be more expensive than the wood construction ones, and tend to not have as much storage space. However, the convenience of being able to pull the drawers out whenever needed makes up for the lacking comfort. The major drawback is that these are not as stable and can easily be tipped over due to weak legs. They do have the advantage of providing ample storage drawers, and the ability to be moved from room to room easily.
Twin Trundle Bed – The most popular of the trundle bed options, a twin trundle bed has the benefit of providing both twin sized mattresses, and a full-size twin mattress when needed. Because the mattress is the same size, it requires the least amount of adjusting. Both mattresses can be placed on top of one another, providing an extra level of comfort and space. Due to the fact that a twin sized mattress takes up the least amount of space, a twin trundle bed can be a good choice for a studio apartment. If the master bedroom is big enough to accommodate a full-sized twin mattress, then a twin trundle bed may well be an ideal option.
So there you have it – pros and cons of the different kinds of bed frames and mattress toppers. If you want a trundle bed, then make sure that it is made from sturdy material, has a mattress that is the right size for you, and has an optional bottom board that can be put together. By using the right mattress, and putting together the correct drawers, you will be able to create the ultimate relaxing getaway in any room of your home. Just remember that if all else fails, then go back to the drawing board…