It’s common for new customers to wonder how to put an adjustable base into a bed frame. A lot of people worry that their adjustable bed will require them to change the entire decor of their bedroom, or that the adjustable bed frame will look like a hospital bed. This couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, any adjustable bed frame can be made to fit with your existing frame and headboard, allowing you to keep the look and feel of your room, combined with the comfort and benefits of an adjustable bed.
An adjustable bed frame can offer one of the most comfortable night’s sleep that you can get, but there’s no reason to think that you have to sacrifice the beauty of a well-designed bedroom for a sterile and hospital-like adjustable bed. Bed frames that fit adjustable bed frames are easy to find. In fact, almost every off-the-shelf bed frame will accommodate an adjustable bed frame.
Don’t give up the many health benefits that come from a relaxing and invigorating adjustable bed just because you think it won’t fit in. You can move your body into a zero-gravity position or take the load off your pressure points all from the comfort of whatever bed and headboard you like.
Nearly all bed frames can be considered bed frames for adjustable beds, as we’ll explain in detail below. Adjustable metal bed frames fit snugly into just about every existing bed frame with no problem, making the adjustable frame, when lowered into a flat position, identical to any other bed. No one would ever know that this bed is an adjustable bed frame fit into a regular bed.
How to Hide an Adjustable Bed Frame
An adjustable bed frame fits snugly into a standard bed frame, as the adjustable bed base is narrower than a frame. The only thing you would have to change is if your current bed frame has slats or support rails—those would need to be removed to make space for your bed base, but that’s no worry as the bed base already provides its own support for the adjustable bed and mattress.
In other words, the only part of your existing bed frame--the bed frame that you bought because it is attractive, with a headboard and a footboard that you love--that would need to change is just to remove the internal supports. Then how does a bed frame hide an adjustable bed? It’s simply because the adjustable bed frame is smaller than the regular bed frame, so it drops down inside the existing bed frame, and the adjustable bed frame is totally hidden from view.
Your friends and family will be wowed to discover, when seeing your bed laying flat, that it is actually an adjustable bed fit into a bed frame. When you lie in the bed, raise your feet and legs, raise your back, and adjust your neck, and the adjustable bed hugs the headboard, it will look like a miracle. It’s a complete renovation of your bedroom’s functionality, but it doesn’t take up any extra space in the bedroom. No additional square footage is needed for an adjustable bed frame, and you don’t need to rearrange the furniture. The adjustable bed fits the bed frame.
What Kind of Adjustable Base Can Be Used With a Bed Frame?
All of our adjustable bed frames can be used with regular bed frames, including the most advanced, the essentials, and the classic. Yes, it might be easier to see how a classic adjustable bed base can fit a bed frame, but it can be harder to imagine how the most advanced--the DM9000s Series Adjustable Bed Base Frame–can also fit snugly into the existing bed frame of the bed you love. But it’s true. These adjustable bed bases fit into bed frames. For full information, if you’d like to pull out your tape measure and check for yourself, you can check the schematics of our adjustable bed frames against your existing bed.
Of course, you don’t need to purchase a separate bed frame from your adjustable bed base, except purely for aesthetic reasons. The wall-hugging feature of advanced adjustable bed frames is designed to draw your adjustable bed up to along the headboard of your existing bed, to keep your head always against the headboard and not a few feet in front of it. So in this case you may want to have a headboard--but a nice looking wall will serve the same purpose. The same goes with a footboard. You don’t need to have a footboard (and, indeed, many traditional bed frames don’t use footboards right now because they’re less in fashion than they once were), but if you do have a footboard, the movement of the adjustable bed frame in the traditional bed frame will not touch it, bump it, or get in the way.
What Kind of Bed Frame Works with an Adjustable Base?
Wondering about bed frames for adjustable beds? The beauty is that you can go to the furniture store and shop for the most attractive bed set that you like. Beautiful headboard, beautiful footboard, the perfect bed for you. And you can take that bed frame for your adjustable bed. It’s really just that simple.
Some traditional bed frames have slats or metal bracing that cross from one side of the frame to the other, and these will need to be removed. (Or, more likely, simply never installed in the first place.) Then your bed frame can hide an adjustable bed easily within the confines of the two side rails and the headboard and footboard. Our adjustable bed frames are made with the ideal in mind that you won’t have to give up a bedroom set that you love--whether it’s the latest fashion or a bedroom set that you’ve had for forty years--and you’ll still be able to hide your adjustable bed base in the traditional bed frame.
How Do You Put an Adjustable Bed Into a Bed Frame?
Wondering how to hide adjustable bed frames in a traditional bed frame? The answer is easy. Simply remove any cross bracing in the traditional bed frame--any slats or metal cross bars--and then lift the adjustable bed and set it down snugly inside the traditional bed frame. This can be done with two people--one on each side--but you might find that four make the job easier. Then you have an adjustable metal bed frame completely hidden within the traditional bed.
If you have a lifted bed, such as a sleigh bed or some other elevated bed, the adjustable bed base can fit onto the supports of the elevated bed.
There will, of course, be some beds that are more difficult--you’ll definitely need four people to get an adjustable bed frame onto a four-poster bed because you can’t lift it over the footboard--but for the most part it’s an easy process. You’ll discover that finding the people to come and lift the adjustable bed frame into place will take longer than it will for them to do the job. It is really just a matter of lifting one up, moving into position, and setting it down.
Can You Buy a Frame for an Adjustable Bed?
That’s the beauty of this system. You can buy ANY frame for an adjustable bed. Any bed frame that you like will be able to hide the adjustable bed frame inside it, so you’re free to pick any fashion, any style, any bed frame that you want.
But if your question is “Do you need to buy a special bed frame for an adjustable bed frame?” then the answer is a resounding no.
What Mattress Can Be Used with an Adjustable Bed?
A common misconception about adjustable beds is that the mattresses are a different size from standard, common mattress sizes. But they’re not. They are the same size, so an adjustable bed, in its flat position, would look exactly the same as your regular bed in its frame.
The dimensions of an adjustable bed mattress are the same as the dimensions of a standard mattress—an adjustable queen is the same size as a standard queen, for example.
Frequently Asked Questions About Adjustable Bed Frames
What if my bed frame and my adjustable bed are not the same height?
This doesn’t need to be a concern. Adjustable beds have legs that can be adjusted to change their height, so you can make your adjustable bed fit snugly into your existing (or new) bed frame.
What if I just have a headboard?
You can get your adjustable bed with brackets to attach to your favorite headboard, so you can keep the look and feel of your bedroom decor.
What if the adjustable bed splits in the middle? Does it still fit?
If you buy an adjustable queen or king that splits down the middle (to allow you and your sleeping partner to individually adjust your own side) then the overall dimensions of the two sides, put together, would equal a standard queen or king. You can even get special fitted sheets that perfectly match your adjustable splitting bed, so no need to worry about that.
What if I have a platform bed?
If you have a platform bed, the adjustable bed’s legs can come off and you can sit it directly atop the platform. A perfect fit!
What if I just have a metal bedframe and headboard?
Then you have nothing to worry about. The adjustable bed will fit snugly into your frame.
There’s no need to worry about the dimensions of your adjustable bed mattress size. The same size bed frame can accommodate an adjustable bed just as well.
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