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Why Ottoman Bed?

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Your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your house. To create the ideal environment in your bedroom, you should think about ergonomy and comfort. There are plenty of ways to do it, and they all should be pointed towards healthy sleep. The best bedroom is one that can provide convenience when we are resting as well as great sleep. Speaking of convenience, beds with lifting mechanisms are the keys to it. 


Why do we need Ottoman beds?
Tine area makes points inside conveniently noteworthy. This is a terrific thing, yet if you messed it up, it would certainly look cramped as well as claustrophobic. Ottoman beds are definitely winning in this kind of situation. 

Pros of beds with lifting mechanisms:

  • saving space
  • convenient storage of things
  • no dust under the bed
  • comfortable healthy sleep

Saving space
Not everyone can boast of spacious bedrooms or children’s rooms, which can easily accommodate a bed, wardrobe, armchair, and chest of drawers for linen. More often we have to think about how to arrange furniture so that at least there is room for a passage. And in such situations, a bed with a lifting mechanism can be a real salvation. Its storage system is much more compact and more convenient than in models of beds with drawers. 

Storage of things

When lifting the berth, free access to a spacious niche for storing things opens up. This niche box is located under the bed base. You can store there everything that is storable:  bed linen, pillows, blankets, condiments, and clothes. And the space under the double bed gives you even more storage space. It can easily replace a wardrobe in volume and free the room from unnecessary furniture. Here is a good example of how much things the bed can fit.

Ease of cleaning
The bed design with a lifting mechanism is designed so that there is practically no space left under it. Therefore, dust or debris does not collect under the bed, in addition, the cleaning process can be facilitated if all things are stored in special boxes or wardrobe trunks.
Comfortable healthy sleep
The orthopedic base on beds with a lifting mechanism serves as rigid support that supports the human spine during sleep. As a result, there is no need to sacrifice sleep quality. On the contrary, a lift-up bed provides a healthy and comfortable rest.

Having noted the pluses, one cannot but mention the minuses. There are not so many of them in comparison with the advantages. And they are mainly associated with the wrong choice of the bed or its components.

How to choose the right lift bed?

When choosing a bed, you need to pay attention to the materials and mechanisms from which it is made. Their quality results in price and service life. 
The bed with lifts consists of:

    • frame,
    • slats,
    • mattress,
    • air piston (two or more),
    • headboards (optional).

The frame can be made from solid wood (oak, ash, beech, mahogany), metal, laminated chipboard, fiberboard, or MDF, combinations of materials.
The most expensive material is solid wood of valuable species. The most durable are metal beds. For more budgetary models, frames are made of chipboard and pine beams.
Slats serve as a support for the mattress, improve its orthopedic properties. Must be tough and resilient at the same time. Quality slats are made of 5 or 7 ply birch plywood. Pay attention to the distance between them. The smaller it is, the better. The average is 5-6 cm.
Upholstery besides serving as a decoration for the bed helps hide the details of the lifting mechanism. There are a lot of materials for upholstery. These are microfiber, micro velour, velour, jacquard, flock, tapestry, artificial or natural leather, suede, etc.  The lifting mechanism of the bed. A gas lift bed uses gas pistols on the sides of an ottoman bed. They make a gas-like sound, releasing air as you maneuver the bed up and down. The bed rises parallel to the floor. There is a side lift option, it seems like you are opening a “book” – the base of the bed rises on one side (side or at an angle to the headboard). Side lift is usually chosen for single or one-and-a-half beds located against the wall.


Bed lifting mechanisms are :

  • gas lift (air piston)
  • spring
  • manual


Gaslift (air piston)
Simple and reliable machine with the gas piston. The bed is easily raised and lowered thanks to the inert gas pressure in the gas pistols.

Benefits:

  • withstands weight up to 100 kg
  • lifting does not require physical effort
  • the base can be easily lifted and fixed
  • silent movement of the mechanism
  • reliability and durability
  • safety
  • parts of the mechanism are hidden in the casing


Spring lifting mechanism
The lifting of the berth in these models is carried out due to the functioning of the steel coil springs. Such a spring, having received the initial impulse, brings the bed base to the desired position.

Benefits: light weight and dimensions, the use of small physical efforts when transforming the bed, low price.

Disadvantages: short service life, frequent replacement of springs (about every 3 years).

Manual lifting mechanism
The base rises on hinges attached to one side of the bed. A reliable mechanism with a simple lever design, but inconvenient to operate.

Benefits: low price, reliability, long service life, no replacement of parts required.

Disadvantages:requires significant physical effort to raise and lower the bed base.

It is not recommended to use heavy mattresses with a manual lifting mechanism, as you will have to lift the weight of the base plus the weight of the mattress on your hands.

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