BEDROOM STORAGE SOLUTION

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What’s under your bed? Don’t answer that too loudly if you don’t want to. If it is anything like mine, it’s the Bermuda Triangle of our home. Going down there I am often reunited with items I haven’t seen for a year. On a recent trip I found three missing socks, a lost credit card and a kilo of dust.

Under the bed is home to the portable cot, that old baby bath we haven’t got around to getting rid of and there’s a corner in which I use for stashing birthday presents for my better half.

There’s a lot of empty space down there, an attempt to get there in the past is a little like going on a caving expedition. Imagine this: I’ve got the head torch on and I’m crawling in like a commando and reaching for a sock I haven’t seen for a year. Then disaster strikes, I’m stuck under the bed and there’s a five-year-old jumping on my back using me as a trampoline whilst I gasp for air in a cloud of stirring dust.

The space is not being used right, under bed storage adds so much extra space to the bedroom, it can be home to an extra blanket, pillows, linen, towels and portable cot to boot.

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“A gas lift bed can eliminate having items lost, all that dust accumulating and also the need for extra cabinetry, tallboy and side tables,” David Tam head designer at iStyle Furniture said.

“You no longer need the extra cabinets for storage and if you are going for a minimalist design for your room, it is the perfect solution.”

Mr Tam said when choosing a bed for storage, you need to be mindful of what materials the frame is made of. The main priority is making sure the frame is made of solid steel which will ensure the gas lift mechanism has a solid base to work off.

With gas lift beds, you might not know that you can activate the gas lift without removing your mattress or disturbing a beautifully made bed.

The number one rule when choosing a bed for your room is making sure the bed frame is the correct size for your room, make sure you check the measurements. As a rule of thumb, remember that king single, queen and king size beds are the same length (203cm), a double is shorter (187cm).

And finally, make sure your supplier provides a 12-month warranty to protect of any defects or faults.

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