A storage bed, also known as a hydraulic storage bed, has space underneath the mattress to store extra sheets, blankets, pillows, etc. It is easy to access the storage area with the help of the hydraulic struts. It requires very little effort and is just like opening the trunk of your car.
Lack of storage space is a very big problem in smaller apartments/living spaces. Every square inch should be maximized. Having storage space underneath the mattress means that the area the bed takes up on the floor is the same. The bed just gets directly pushed up to reveal the large storage area underneath. No matter who the bed is for, there is no problem when trying to access the storage. This is a convenient and smart solution.
The thickness of the mattress matters.
Many people assume any size mattress can work, but this is incorrect. Based on the design of the storage bed and the width of the supporting board, there is a limit to how thick your mattress can be. When ordering a custom storage bed, please communicate to the designer the thickness of your mattress. They will advise you on the correct path to take.
For the storage bed, there are two hydraulic struts supporting the mattress on the left and right sides. You can directly lift the mattress up to access the storage space. For a platform bed, you will have to move the mattress to the side in order to access the underneath storage. This makes the hydraulic bed much more convenient and easy to use.
However, the hydraulic bed can only be opened to a 40-50 degree angle, whereas the platform bed can be opened a full 90 degrees. This angle difference will make pulling things out a bit less convenient for this style of bed.
When designing the bed, we will make sure to ask customers about the size and thickness of mattress. We will then use that to calculate the appropriate amount of support that the struts need.
In the past, there were some problems with the hydraulic supports not being strong enough for the weight. This has not been an issue for Holetto, as we make sure to calculate everything accurately beforehand. Please make sure to give accurate sizes for your safety.
Additionally, the struts we use are of the highest quality. They have gone through rigorous testing in order to insure their safety. They are also equipped with a safety mechanism in case of any unexpected failure of the support. With supports on each side, customers can be worry-free.
Yes, they can.
Some customers have worries about switching to manual hydraulic lift beds from electric ones. As long as you have a carpenter that can remove the electric system and install manual struts, there is no problem with switching.
1) The middle/foot area is obstructed
In the center of the bed is where it's easiest to lift the top. However, if the center is blocked by an object or hard to get at, it will be difficult to use manual hydraulics. In this case, it would be better to choose an electric lift system. This way, opening and closing will be more convenient and simple.
2) Bunk beds with a wider base mattress
With this type of bed, the bottom mattress is larger than the top. Since there is not a lot of space between the lower and upper bunks, it is hard to manually open up a storage bed. If an electric lift system is used, storage access is as simple as pushing a button. There is no risk of injury, and you can still store large items underneath the mattress.
3) The mattress is too heavy
If the mattress is very large and thick, it may be difficult for the customer to push up manually. In this case, an electric lift system may be better, so there's no strain on your body.
4) Those lacking in strength or the elderly
If you are worried that you will not be strong enough to lift the bed, or the person is very old or young, then an electric lift may be best. Although the hydraulic struts make it quite easy to lift, it still requires some amount of force to push up. The safest option would be doing an electric system.
As long as there's nothing in the way, 2-3 drawers can be installed on the side of the frame. These offer quick, convenient access without having to lift the whole bed.
Also, you may choose to have a lid on the drawers, so they will still be closed off when accessing the other under-bed storage.
There are two ways the bed can be lifted up, from the side and from the foot. The first opens left to right, the second opens bottom to top.
Generally speaking, the layout of the space the bed is in determines which direction it opens up. If the bed is surrounded by walls on three sides, then the only option is to open from the unblocked side. If the space is relatively open, then it will be determined by ease of access and how much space there is for movement. If the space is quite large, then we suggest opening it from the foot. This way, pillows and blankets will be less likely to fall off.