Before you set out and purchase a bed for your dorm, there are a few things that you should consider, before you make a purchase. There are a lot of things that you need to know about before making that big purchase.
While loft beds can be a little pricey (around $500), there are some ways to save money on them and pay next to nothing.
Take a tour of your dorm room
Many dorm rooms today already have ma tress box springs set up. While it doesn’t include the mattress, you will be able to put your mattress inside of the box. Many dorms have them, so be sure to ask about this situation, as you wouldn’t want to bring a bed that you can’t use.
Consider skipping out on the loft bed
You really don’t need a loft bed, unless you want to sit high off the ground. If you’re on a budget, you will find that you can simply be a “college student” and throw your mattress on the ground. This is college remember and no one is going to judge you!
Think about building one
Building a loft bed really isn’t that hard! You will find that there are some cool guides online that you can use. If you just have the simplest handy man skills, you will find that you can build one from scratch rather easily. You can find some plans here.
Consider purchasing one
A good loft bed is going to cost you $300+. While you will get your monies worth, you’re going to find that it may be your best bet if you want something that is great with space and is going to work great in your dorm.
Listed below are 5 that you may want to check out:
- Full Size Work Station by Coaster (around $500)
- South Shore Popular Collection (around $650)
- Black Finish Metal Bed (around $400)
- Junior Loft Bed (around $220)
- Workstation Loft Bed (around $500)
There are more that can be viewed here.
Prices are going to vary, as well as the features. You can really cram a lot into this space, so be sure to find something that is going to best suit your dorm room!