A Guide to Choosing the Best Bed Risers
There are many options for getting your bed off the floor. Starting off are the Whitmore bed risers. These black plastic risers for beds and furniture offered by Whitmore are sturdy, easy to use, and well-made. They create an instant under bed storage space. But they are larger than expected, they measure 6.375 x 6.375 x 6.0 inches and feature 4 lifters that fit any bed posts up to 2 5/8 inches. They add 5 inches in height and they are made of durable molded plastic to ensure that the bed stays in place.
Malouf’s structure is a four piece heavy duty multi heights bed risers set that will maximize the storage space under your bed. These heavy duty risers have been newly reconstructed to be able to hold up to 200 pounds and create up to 29 cubic feet of storage space. Each bed riser features a recessed top that can securely hold a bed frame foot up to 2 3/4 inches wide. You can use the three inch risers, the five inch risers, or stack them together for an eight inch riser. The set includes eight pieces creating variable heights of 3, 5, or 8 inches.
Richard’s wood bed risers can lift tables, furniture, storage, and mahogany sets. These are high quality, sturdy, and attractive solid wooden bed risers providing an additional 2 1/4 inches of elevation. The set up for mahogany bed risers is ideal for adding under bed storage. Purchase a second set and stack them for extra inches. Easy to install, these subtle blocks resemble original bed legs and they can also be used for sofas, tables, television stands, and more.
Nearing the top of our list is Home Solutions premium adjustable bed or furniture risers. For added under bed storage Home Solutions has the perfect adjustable bed riser for you. The riser lifts the bed from 3” to 8”. The set is perfect to elevate single or double beds with 4 posts. If you own a queen or a king sized bed you will have to buy a second set for added support in the center. You can buy them in a black color made of durable plastic with a recessed cup built into keep the feet firmly in place.
Another option is Home and Bed’s adjustable bed or furniture riser. The Home and Bed furniture risers set features 4 large bed risers and four small ones with an opening of 3” x 3” and 3” x 4” so you can adjust the height to 8, 5, or 3 inches. These adjustable bed risers can safely support up to 1300 pounds. Another excellent thing is that they won’t scratch or dent your hardwood floors. In addition to this the bed leg risers have a built in recess cupped to fit bed lifters or casters securely. They are available in black or white. With the exception of Richard’s wood risers all of them appear to be the same.
By now you can see that bed risers come in numerous shapes, sizes, and are made by numerous companies. All of them involve some type of tradeoff between cost, function, construction, and elevation. From a purely functional point of view, we like Tech Team’s https://www.techteamproducts.com/. item 740 6-piece Bed Riser set https://www.amazon.com/TECH-TEAM-Reinforced-Standard-Installation/dp/B07D4358F2/ref=sr_1_80?ie=UTF8&qid=1539524785&sr=8-80&keywords=tech+team with 6 risers (not 4) it will properly support a king or queen size bed. In addition, we like their number 741 4 pc. Adjustable Bed Foot Set which provides enough elevation to get the bed 4 inches off the floor, and they are rock solid and stable. If just raising the bed off the floor is not enough and you want to be able to both raise it and be able to move it easily, Tech Team also manufactures their number 739 Large Bed Caster with Brake Set https://www.amazon.com/TECH-TEAM-Locking-Casters-Bedframe/dp/B07D431KL8/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BZNLDQ92S4PH&keywords=locking+bed+casters&qid=1553866494&s=gateway&sprefix=locking+bed+%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-1 This is the best of both as you can now get your bed off the floor and also be able to move it around easily for cleaning and other maintenance activities.
When we find ourselves in a small bedroom or apartment and we purchase a new bed and frame and then after we get it all set up, we realize there is very little storage space underneath. This can particularly be a bigger problem if it’s a dorm situation. However, relief is on the way. The easy way to solve this particular problem is to use a bed riser, which is a fixture that fits underneath the legs of the bed and elevates the bed frame. These are made by several companies such as Utopia Bedding, Home it, Home Solutions, i Primo, Kingsbrand, Slipstick, Greenco, Dura Case, and Tech Team. Tech Team https://www.techteamproducts.com/ makes an extremely sturdy and versatile 5” high riser. It’s their item 782 https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Team-Underneath-Adapters-Included/dp/B07VN6T1X1/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=tech+team+bed+riser&qid=1567016964&s=gateway&sr=8-2. Each riser has a substantial base and is made from heavy duty ABS plastic so it can withstand up to 100 pounds per unit and gives an additional 5” of clearance underneath the bed.
Many times, with a platform bed and/or a bed with a thick box spring and mattress, using 5, 6, or 8 inch risers is not an option because it puts the bed too high off the floor. In this case, a 2 ½” riser is the perfect solution. There are many companies that make 2 1/2” risers such as: Utopia Bedding, Home-It, Home Solutions, iPrimio, Kingsbrand, Slipstick, Geenco, Dura-Casa, and Tech Team https://www.techteamproducts.com/. We happen to like Tech Teams 783 https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Team-Heavy-Duty-Protects-Adapters/dp/B07VNBH9WZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tech+team+bed+risers&qid=1566239046&s=gateway&sr=8-1 the best because it is rock solid, and it can fit either a ¼” socket or ½” socket on standard steel bed frames. In addition, it offers a wide base that provides excellent support.
We have only touched on a few options for elevating a bed in a small apartment to get additional storage. A good idea is to visit YouTube or do a Hey Alexa, Hey Siri, or Hey Google search to get some other ideas.