A trundle bed can be a useful addition to your home, either in a guest room, a child's bedroom, or your basement. This piece of furniture looks like a conventional bed at first glance, but closer inspection will reveal that there's a second bed that is initially hidden underneath. It's easy to quickly open up the trundle bed, resulting in additional sleeping space when you have family or friends who are staying at your home overnight. If you're planning a visit to a local furniture store to shop for a trundle bed, you'll want to choose something that complements your home decor. It's also important to select a model that offers these vital attributes.
The lower portion of some trundle beds sits on wheels; other models have the lower portion on sliding rails. Whatever you choose, you want to be confident that you can open and close the trundle bed with ease. The last thing that you want to do is struggle to pull the bottom section out. If you're able to check out a few models, you'll likely find that some open and close more easily than others. You'll appreciate this ease each time you convert this piece of furniture, especially if you plan to do so often.
High Weight Capacity
You'll also want to take note of the weight capacity of the lower portion of the trundle bed. This is generally information that the manufacturer makes readily available. However, if it's not clear, you can ask for assistance from a furniture store salesperson. While a child is unlikely to exceed the weight capacity of the bed's lower portion, you want to ensure that it can accommodate an adult. This can especially be true if you have a family member or friend who is of a heavy weight and who will likely stay overnight at your home.
Space For The Mattress
It's a good idea to check the lower portion of any trundle bed that you're thinking about buying to evaluate how much space is available for the mattress. The space can differ between models. If this space is thin, it will mean that you'll need to buy a thin mattress — which may affect the comfort of those who sleep on this part of the bed. When there's more space, you'll be able to upgrade to a thicker mattress that will provide more comfort for your overnight guests. Talk to a salesperson at a furniture retailer to learn more about the design of different trundle beds. Those at the furniture store can provide more information.