Why Build a Platform Bed
Need more reasons to ask your designer to custom-build a platform bed for your room? Here are six
Possibly the most common reason that homeowners request for a built-in platform is that they need more storage. Building a platform over drawers allows the same footprint to cover two functions: the sleep space and additional storage.
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Children are prone to rolling off their beds, so many parents eschew a traditional bed frame for a mattress placed on the floor, or in this case, the platform.
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3. It automatically delineates zones
Whether you’re separating the study from the sleep space, or some other function, a platform is a physical boundary signifying a change in function or use of the space. In this room, a study desk is incorporated in the platform’s design, and the step-and-a-half up to the beds signals the change of zones in the room.
Neat freak? A platform keeps your sheets securely abovefoot, so that they’re not in the way when you’re cleaning the floor.
A platform automatically decreases the distance between the top of the bed and the ceiling. This gives you the feeling of a lower ceiling, which exudes a cosier, more intimate ambience.
Check out this cleverly designed pop-up table emerging from the platform. Instant breakfast-in-bed nook, or a tuck-away work-in-bed desk.