An ottoman storage bed allows for the platform on which the mattress sits to rise up. Underneath are different slots for various storage. Since you are able to lift up, ottoman storage beds often have more space than a divan bed frame where the drawers are pulled out.
Ottoman beds use pistons that allow the bed to be raised and lowered easily despite the weight of your mattress. They also work to stop the bed from crashing down on anything you have chosen to store below. Be careful when you are inspecting potential ottoman beds, as not all pistons and struts are built the same. Make sure they are secured tightly and can support a good amount of weight.
Benefits of Ottoman Storage Beds
When you use an Ottoman, you are creating a large amount of space you would not otherwise have. Plus, you are getting more space than you would get with a divan style bed frame. This makes them a good place to store winter clothes or extra bedding. Any other seasonal items, shoes, books, anything really can be stored underneath the mattress to give your room more previous space. Your mentality often reflects your environment. When your room is clear of clutter, so will your mind be.
Checking the Quality of Ottoman Storage Beds
When you buy a bed frame, you want to make sure it is built to last. Especially wooden ottoman beds, which involve more moving parts than traditional bed frames. When inspecting the frame, check inside to see what kind of wood is used in the dividers. This is often a good indicator how much quality is involved in the rest of the construction. If it’s cheap chipboard, it might be best to move on.
The most important component of the best ottoman storage beds is the quality of the pistons and gas struts used. There is no standardised gas strut or piston, you will have to test them yourself to make sure they will endure. The best gas struts and pistons will have solid brackets that unite them with 4 screws. Make sure the sturts are metal. Plastic struts and hinges that use spring are not likely to last. Finally, make sure the struts and pistons are strong enough to lower the bed gently down, avoiding the risk of injuring a finger or hand when lowering.
When you buy an ottoman bed frame, you should also invest in a non-slip cover for your mattress. The cover of ottoman bases down always keeps the mattress in place. It’s difficult and dangerous to be lifting a slippery mattress. Luckily, there are non-slip covers. When a non-slip cover is placed over the mattress, the traction will keep it attached to the ottoman base. This will keep your mattress in place so you can safely lift and return the ottoman cover.
Thing to Note
Due to the nature of their construction, ottoman storage beds are not spring edged like divan bed frames are. When a frame is spring edged, springs are placed below where the mattress would go. This gives the mattress an extra amount of bounce and softness. Since ottoman bed bases are not spring edged, mattresses will feel firmer when placed on top as opposed to a divan base. This is not an objective problem, however, as some people prefer a firmer mattress. If you want a softer mattress, divan frames may be best. If you want a firmer mattress and more storage space, you should get an ottoman storage bed.