What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


Buying New Platform Beds

Before we pick up any piece of furniture, especially a new bed and a new mattress, most of us would always make sure that the quality is there. But among us, there are only few who actually realize that those mattresses are not always be able to fit in correctly with the newly purchased bed frame.

As a matter of fact, there are some cases where people still have to buy additional box springs to support their mattress on a platform bed. Therefore it is best that you have some basic knowledge about platform beds and learn a few helpful tips to help you make a better choice.

Platform beds should always come with slats or strips made from wood or metal that supports the mattress but there are times when certain manufacturers do not include them. Those beds that came without a platform is manufactured to cut cost and often buyers ended up having to resort to alternative items. Most of the time box springs are used as an option even though they are totally not designed to work under this situation. Our advice on this is, do not purchase a platform bed without a real platform.

For people who own memory foam mattresses, you should be very careful when deciding to buy a platform bed because some warranties on these memory foam mattresses may be void if they are placed on slats. Though that might be a problem, you can still lay a thin layer of plywood or a strong cardboard over the slats before placing the mattress. That method might just solve the warranty issue but to be on the safe side, be sure to always check the warranty details beforehand. This is one easy process to protect your investment and to make sure that you are getting the maximum period of guarantee.

If you are after quality in a platform bed, be sure to check out if they are genuinely made from solid wood. Many cheap platform beds are just gimmicks produced in different dodgy ways. Beware of beds that are made from cardboards or those that are covered with veneer, and beds that are painted to look like a solid wood. Those are some examples of less durable furniture. These tricky beds won't last long so stay away from them at all cost. You can ask the retailer for help to make sure what sorts of materials are used to make the bed.

Finally, the stability of the wooden furniture is a factor to look into as well. For more secured wooden furniture, find one that is constructed using the mortise and tenon fastening technique. This securing technique is by far the sturdiest which will make any solid wood platform beds last for decades.


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