With roughly one-third of the average 24-hour cycle spent in bed, taking a little time to find the perfect bed frame for your bedrooms is a great investment. As with home use, when you're buying on behalf of a care home, housing association or hotel, you'll want to make sure that the look, strength and feel of your bed make your rooms great places for folks to rest their heads. From adult bunk beds to strong and study commercial beds and mattresses, luxury divans to hospital beds, the choice may seem overwhelming at first. However, with just a little research, finding the best frame for contract and commercial beds needn't give you sleepless nights.
How to find the best frames for contract and commercial beds
When choosing bed frames to furnish your business, it is important to take into account who will be using them, how long you want them to last and how you want them to look. Take into consideration:
As with any purchase, context is everything. The most important factor is how your bed will be used. With bespoke, made-to-measure and custom beds and mattresses, it's even more important to get the specification right. Hotels, for example, will value build and movability above all else, as their high-turnover rooms are subject to the rough and tumble of hoovers, suitcases and dusty shoes.
In care settings, safety standards and the durability to withstand challenging behaviours are factors to consider. What these commercial settings can have in common, however, is a high volume of bedrooms. If this is a factor for you, our mattress and bed bundles are hard to beat.
For a homely feel, divans (beds that include built-in storage space) are a great option. Divans usually come with either two or four drawers. Which one you choose is a matter of personal taste. But, space-wise, the storage capacity can be similar between models, so it's more about the size and shape of the room, and how the user wants to access their things, than the number of drawers.
Factoring in room size, how the bedroom door opens and what else is in the room is essential. You'll want to leave enough space for drawers to be opened and closed without chipping that new paintwork! If you like to have items like bedding, towels and seasonal clothes tucked away from view, that's another reason to choose a divan.
Need a heavy-duty bed or mattress but want to retain that homely feel? In that case, ottoman beds also provide storage but are extremely durable. This is because they are built using solid MDF with a hydraulic, sprung hinge system. In smaller rooms, where there isn't the space to pull divan drawers out, ottoman beds are a great choice because the platform housing the mattress easily lifts to reveal a large cavity for storage underneath. More information about ottoman beds is available here.
Product: Heavy Duty Side Lift Ottoman
Styling is important, even in commercial settings, and we think you'll be impressed with the array of colours and styles of furniture available. We use a wide range of materials in our bed frames, from ornate wrought iron for the classic look, to lifetime-guaranteed, powder-coated steel beds for durability and practicality. Our pine frames, which are available in a variety of shades, bring warmth and timelessness to rooms, large and small.
No matter how practical divans are, some people just prefer the look and feel of traditional frames. There may also be reasons why you need to keep the space under your beds clear. In commercial settings, safety considerations are a priority, but your bed still needs to look good. Our family firm will work with you to balance practicality and aesthetics.
Chosen well, headboards provide great focal points for bedrooms. Headboard fabrics can be selected to match or contrast with the existing furnishings that you or your clients know and love. Even with divans, a headboard can set the whole tone for the room. Rounded headboards in soft fabrics bring comfort and a feeling of cosiness, while square headboards bring a retro feel reminiscent of the re-discovered 1950s and 60s. For a contemporary look, a tall headboard in a bold colour makes a real statement. Fabrics include faux leather for luxury and faux linen for coolness.
Did you know that swapping out a headboard when it's time for re-decorating is an economical way to update rooms? We have a broad range of strutted, floor-standing, upholstered, metal and wooden headboards for beds and divans. With our wide choice of fabrics and colours, you'll find the perfect match. If your style is more a blending of different colours and textures, we have a wide range of neutral shades available including cool greys and linens that look great anywhere.
Product: Platinum Pocket Contract Mattress
Bed frames are not something you buy every day. We have years of experience building high-quality frames that stand the test of time. With our range of strong and sturdy reinforced beds, you can be sure that clients of different shapes and sizes are not excluded when it comes to style and quality. Our strong beds are also available as divans and ottomans. Why wouldn't they be?
Did you know that our steel bed frames, which are available to view here and which we make on-site, here in sunny Norfolk, are virtually indestructible? However, all of our frames are reassuringly sturdy. This means that when people come to stay, you can be confident that you are offering the same, high-quality experience that you would like your own family members to enjoy.
During the ordering process, there are plenty of opportunities to let us know about fixtures and fittings such as castors, headboards and materials. We know that one size doesn't fit all and that all bedrooms (and sleepers!) are different. That's why our ordering process allows you to mix and match to find the right choice.
Added to all this, free delivery, easy assembly and trade prices provide our clients, large and small, with expert customer service. If you're shopping for a care setting, you can find out more about everything from VAT relief to meeting stipulated standards in our website's section about care home contracts.
Why not scan through the great reviews we've received from private and commercial clients to find out more about our family-run business?