Are you looking for a box spring and mattress that is lower to the ground? Today’s beds are made so they don’t require a box spring (they’re difficult to ship if made of metal springs). Really, you just need a flat surface to set your mattress on.
Mattresses and box springs can add a lot of height to a bed. But what if you want a shorter bed? We have options for you!
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Low profile mattresses – under 6 inches deep.
Low profile box springs – typically 2-5 inches off the ground and have metal springs inside.
Low profile foundations – these are box spring replacements that you place your mattress on and they’re firmer than box springs. Some foundations can be folded.
Low profile platform beds – a simple bed frame that doesn’t require box springs – they often have slats and may include a headboard and/or footboard.
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Why Buy Low Profile Box Spring and Mattress?
A low profile box spring (or low profile foundation) reduces the height of your box spring (or foundation) and mattress. Standard box springs are 9 inches high. Then add a bed frame that can add another 7 inches. Mattresses themselves can be 15 inches deep or more. That totals over 30 inches off the ground – 2.5 feet.
Additionally, you can choose to skip the box springs altogether and just get a foundation. Then just put your thin box mattress on the foundation, no box springs required.
5 reasons you might choose a lower profile bed:
- Difficulty getting out of bed (like you’re disabled, shorter or a child). A thin box spring can make your bed lower and easier to get into.
- Bunk beds need enough room between your bed and the ceiling so you don’t hit your head!
- You’re a minimalist. A lower profile mattress and foundation that are close to the ground can give a simple, uncluttered aesthetic to a bedroom that’s clean and modern. In Japan, the futon is an example of a low profile bed that lies flat and doesn’t clutter the room.
- You move a lot or don’t have a lot of space. Lower profile beds may not be as heavy and some can even fold so you can store them when you don’t need them (like for a guest room).
- Budget is a concern. A lower profile box springs or foundation costs less.
Examples of Low Profile Beds
Here are lower profile box springs, beds and mattresses:
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