questionsswitching from a queen-size bed to a king-size…

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It depends on how high you want your bed to be. Standard height of a platform bed puts the matress about "18 inches from the floor. A box spring system if put on a bed rail puts the top of your mattress about 24" from the floor.

I ended up using box springs because my nightstands were 24" tall

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@capguncowboy: I have mine on box springs and the bed is on 6" risers. It's almost to high for my fiance to get into. I haven't measured, but I'd say in the 30" range from the floor.

On another note. I have a memory foam mattress so this may or may not be an issue with a standard type mattress. I tend to notice the area of the mattress above the point where the two box springs meet as being less giving. Therefore, I tend to sleep nearer to the outside of the mattress than I think I used to.

I wonder if there is a way to correct that.

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@runyonr: I have a memory foam mattress too. I had a problem with it sagging in the spot where I lay and also where my wife lays. I contacted the manufacturer and was told to put a sheet of plywood on top of the box springs. I had my doubts but was surprised that it fixed the sag. I now have no sags and find that anywhere on my mattress is just as comfortable as the next

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@capguncowboy: That's something I had thought about doing. Did they recommend putting something between the plywood and the mattress to protect from abrasion?

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@runyonr: They actually didn't but I put a bed skirt on top of the plywood (just to hide it).

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Height may be one issue for some, but another thing to think about is the kings crown. Because of the box springs being rigid in the middle of the bed and on the sides those tend to be a high points after some time, and the mattresses natural sag where the two people sleep will be a little lower. Thus creating the king crown. I don't think there would be as noticeable a crown on a platform bed.

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I have a queen size platform and wouldn't go back to a box spring. (I switched to a TempurPedic mattress a few years ago when it was time to replace my 10-year-old Simmons whatever. That mattress was worth every penny and then some.)

My girlfriend has a king size on box springs on a frame and, like the rent, it is just too damn high. :) Seriously though, I think a platform would be better, especially since her mattress has a pillow top that adds about three inches. (The top of her mattress is about five inches above the top of her night tables.)

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thanks guys - i hadn't considered the height issue so that was helpful, until i got the mattress into the room and realized i don't have room for nightstands! so i think we are going to go with the platform and at least then there'll be some storage underneath and if my puppy falls off it'll be closer to the ground lol - he's only about a pound or so, so that's a mountain to him -

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@gretchena: You might want to consider a set of doggy steps if the dog isn't going to get large enough. (I'm waiting to see if my girlfriend's puppy gets to be large enough to jump up and down on her own before I get some for her.)

As for the lack of room for night tables, this is also a problem at my girlfriend's place. A queen size bed would really fit the room better.