do people like their platform beds or do they feel too high to get in comfortably?
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Two things are important to me, I don’t want to have to crawl up to get into bed, and I want to be able to sit up fully while in bed, and put my feet on the floor.
I still have storage to spare without the need of a high bed, and I would downsize first if need be.
We crawl up but have a step. As @Van_Dweller said, sitting up is a must. Space is a commodity. We have a high bed but have given up full length top cabinets. Storage above or storage below, think about what might be up there. We have large drawers below our bed to keep our climbing gear and tools.
Also, our pups cannot get into our bed unless we let them. It’s a small spot and some nights it is just better if they are not hogging it up at their will. Especially if they decided to roll around in something nasty.
Ditto to Bretly. I don’t want my senior Border Collie to have to jump too high, up and down.
I’m only 5’9" and I can still sit on the bed and type comfortably at my table with laptop. Still have room for these under the bed: https://www.menards.com/main/storage-organization/storage-totes-bins/storage-totes/27-gallon-black-storage-tote/bbtote27-1061ky/p-60892918543-c-12667.htm?tid=-3581976135907233330&ipos=6
We chose the high platform with just enough room to sit up. One thing we did not think of was if we would have enough space to make love! And we really don’t. So that was something that never cross my mind, but had it we would not have made the bed so high.
However, we do love how much space we have underneath the bed. Though, to be honest, we don’t even use all of it.
Our plan is super basic and has no drawers or anything. We have one box for our out of season clothes and then a cabinet above our feet where our in season clothes go.
We do like that it’s high enough that the dogs can’t jump in whenever they want because there have been countless times they’ve rolled in the mud or cow dung or whatever the heck else, and we liked that they couldn’t get up to the bed on their own. Although, it can also get annoying picking them up every time they decide to jump down (there’s a chair thing there they jump down to and then jump from that to the floor) and then decide they’d actually rather be back up on the bed.