Platform Bed

Bid goodbye to the conventional bedframe and say hello to platform beds. Snag an idea or two from these projects and save them to your boards for more renovation inspiration.

Aside from being extremely hard-wearing, built-ins are highly customisable and versatile (from your typical shelves to the more ingenious cabinetry), making them great additions to any interior. In fact, you can even build one for your bedroom in the form of a raised platform and house your bed plus a multitude of paraphernalia.

What with their obvious functionality, platform beds are a popular choice for small bedrooms. Limited by area size, the platform bed provides additional storage space with compartments built under your mattress. However, due to the amount of carpentry works involved, having a platform bed could also add up to the renovation costs. So, before you go ahead with it, keep your renovation budget in mind.

As platform beds are mounted to the ground, it could also mean minimal leeway for you to move things around to suit your growing needs (unless you plan to hack them away later). Another downside? They aren’t the best for your back when getting up. Get the best of both worlds with bed-frames that offers storage facility. Customise one from scratch or simply opt for loose pieces from major department stores.

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