When space is tight and you are considering the purchase of a trundle bed, it’s important to know how trundle beds work. Knowing the features and specifications of this unique piece of bedroom furniture not only provides details that make the purchase of a trundle appealing, it might also provide reason for you to purchase some other form of bedding instead.
Trundle beds are a pair of beds that work in conjunction with one another, one usually a twin size, although not always, and the other slightly smaller. The trundle, or the lower bed, it fitted with rollers, sometimes known as casters, and is made somewhat smaller than the top to allow it to be slid and stored beneath the upper bedframe.
Providing you have the room to pull the lower frame out for use, this sleeping arrangement provides a good bedding option for a small room where floor space is needed during the day or in a guest room or office where you might want the additional two beds at random times but not on a regular basis. In addition to the two-in-one option, some models offer storage by incorporating under bed drawers instead of incorporating a second, smaller frame and mattress underneath the top bedding. A trundle purchase can also be a stylish bedding addition to your home if you choose a daybed with trundle bed or a trundle bed frame that is upholstered in fabric, carved from wood, or made from cast iron.
While a trundle could be considered high ranking as practical and even fashionable space saving furniture, other structural components of these kinds of bedframes can detract from their desirability in some instances.
When purchasing a trundle unit, the underneath should be purchased at the same time as the upper frame to ensure a correct fit and a proper support system. Purchasing the entire bedroom furniture unit at one time can result in a high initial cost. A mattress size unique to the size of the lower trundle frame must also be purchased to accommodate the smaller trundle size, restricting the purchaser’s mattress choices for the lower mattress and creating the need for special-sized sheets, both factors which can, both initially and sub sequentially, increase the cost of this bedding option.
Parents considering a kids trundle bed or a trundle bed for teens should also be aware that neither the upper bedding nor the unit underneath will have box springs due to the physical necessity of storing one section under another section. If having that support is important to a parent, this would not be a good family choice. Also, due to the logistics of stacking two beds in one space, both beds will have thinner mattresses, a factor which should be taken into account when considering a purchase like this for elderly individuals or anyone with back problems.
While some of the mechanics of the trundle bed may create a design that needs to be considered in some instances, trundle beds can be a great bedding option for individuals and families who need more sleeping space in smaller bedroom areas, in a guest room or home office housing visitors, and for children who may want the additional trundle for sleepovers now but would more likely use the under the bed storage at a later time in life. Considering the mechanics of the trundle while factoring in its excellent space saving features, a potential trundle bed purchaser should be better able to understand if this is the best bedding options for them.