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King Bed is too high, any recommendations?

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King Bed is too high, any recommendations?

For the past little while we've just been sleeping on the King box spring (2 twins) and a king matteress. We finally got a bedroom set, and had them put it together for us. When the box spring and the matress were placed on the rails, the bed is pretty high. It looks great, and is not an issue for me, but difficult for the pregnant wife (who is 5 1") to get on and off the bed (she needs a stool).

I don't want to go without a box spring (as I dont' think the bed can accomdate that anyway). The mattress is about 1/3 of the way up the headboard at the moment, so I know we have room to spare if we drop it down.

Any suggestions??
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Adjust the height of the rail if it is adjustable.
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Same thing with my wife, I went to Bombay Co. and found a step stool designed for bedside. Nice piece of furniture actually, wife loves it. I think I paid around $50.
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The other thing you can do is buy a low profile box spring.
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go to platform type bed using slats
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Toukolou wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 4:48 pm
Same thing with my wife, I went to Bombay Co. and found a step stool designed for bedside. Nice piece of furniture actually, wife loves it. I think I paid around $50.
That's a great idea, but there is not too much room on her side of the bed because the dressor is near there. So the stool we use right now, is a foldaway and I can tuck it under the bed. I will take a look into it though.
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nielboy wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 5:13 pm
The other thing you can do is buy a low profile box spring.
This looks like a more feasible solution (as well as lowering the rails). Can I buy it at any furnture store?
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Chigu wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 6:16 pm
This looks like a more feasible solution (as well as lowering the rails). Can I buy it at any furnture store?
Yup. It should have been an option when you bought your mattress. We opted for a low profile box spring (queen) when we bought ours at Sleep Country.
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King size rails placed inside the existing wood rails may work on some bed types. Do you have a pic of the bed without the mattress?
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Go buy some legs for the twin box springs and use them instead of a frame. All box springs come with the holes for legs but most people use a frame on wheels. Cut the legs off to whatever length you want if the standard legs are loo long.
Most mattress stores have legs laying around because the customers did not want them.
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Mr Nobody wrote:
Jan 28th, 2010 9:56 am
Yup. It should have been an option when you bought your mattress. We opted for a low profile box spring (queen) when we bought ours at Sleep Country.
+1. They should of told you about this when you selected your mattress / box spring. The only thing that sucks about low rise box springs is that it's almost impossible to find a bed skirt that doesn't drag on the floor now.
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