IKEA Hack Platform Bed
Designing Your Platform Bed to Fit Your Room
So you just moved into your new house and almost everything is going great. You have put up the big screen TV, set up your surround sound, and are ready for the football season. However, there is a problem. Your bedroom is extremely crowded and it feels claustrophobic in your room. So now you are looking for solutions. If only you could get rid of your dresser and your Chester drawers, but still have room to store your clothes. Well, maybe you can.
What you probably need to organize your room and make it feel like home is a platform bed. You could go down to IKEA or to your local furniture store to find a bed with a platform under it to fit in your room. Or you could take it one step further. If you are a do it yourself type of guy, you could build your new platform bed.
There are some advantages to buying a platform bed. The biggest is you can get this done today and can organize your room sooner. If you don’t have good do it yourself skills, you are probably also better off buying one of these beds. The main disadvantages to buying a bed with a platform under it is cost, and the ability to customize it to your needs.
So, what are the advantages of making your own bed? You can customize it to your needs with the drawer handles, the stain or paint color of your choice, the size of the drawers or even cabinets, among other things. One cool thing you can do is take the middle space between the drawers on each side and make a storage space with a cabinet door. You can also make your bed a double stacked platform to fit under your bed giving you even more drawer space. Depending on if you do three of four drawers wide on each side of the bed, this could give you 12 to 16 drawers to store your clothes or other small items.
Now that you have decided to build your own king size bed platform, what are your next steps. First, you need to find a good set of plans. If you are an experienced woodworker, you might not need to follow these plans exactly as you can make the changes you want for your bed. Once you have chosen the plans to use, you will need to make sure you have all of the required tools and supplies to complete your project. Once you complete your need platform bed, you can finally get your room feeling larger and more organized.