Renting Bees: Do you Prefer your King/Queen Size Bed?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well it really all depends on the space.

When renting we pretty much always had a Queen, because that’s what fit most easily in rented places with smaller rooms. We also only had 1 dog at the time.

We purchased our house 9 years ago and bought all King’s, even for our guest room, but they’re large enough rooms. I can’t imagine going back to a Queen – but at the time we honestly just didn’t know what we were missing so having a queen wasn’t a big deal.

My suggestion would probably be queen, because you know it will fit wherever you go. Buy a moderate set, and if you buy one day it can always go in a guest room and you can upgrade to a king. I just think it would be bad to buy a king and then it not fit into wherever you move into.

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

Another vote for a king!  SO and I shared a Queen for quite a while and it worked perfectly, especially since we’re both on the smaller side. Then we bought a new house with a massive master bedroom and the queen bed would’ve looked ridiculous so we upgraded to a king. We both love the space! I’m also a very light sleeper so it helps with not getting woken up as much when he tosses and turns. 

 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We have a queen. I honestly prefer it in our apartment! A King would take up all the space in our bedroom. For reference we have two dogs who sleep with us (each ~24 pounds) and Fiance is 6’6. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

We have a king. It is great for the most part, but it does take up a lot of room. There were a couple houses we looked at buying, but the king would have been too tight of a squeeze, so we had to rule them out. It’s also a logistical pain in the ass to move a king materess up a flight of stairs.  Anything for a king costs a lot more- sheets, materess topper, etc. 

I think we would sleep just fine in a queen, but I do like having a king. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

I’m going to to go agianst the grain here and vote queen for renters, especially if you live — or could forsee living in the future — in a high cost of living area where it would cost a fortune to get a place that could fit a king. I think queen is a more versatile size since almost every bedroom can fit a queen, but in many areas, it’ll be very difficult to find a bedroom to fit a King. A queen size bed (good mattress + expensive upholstered bed frame) was one of my first big girl furniture purchases, and the size has made it quite versatile and allowed my splurge purchase to move around with me and made it a good investment. I moved to NYC with it, and it fits well in my tiny bedroom, which could definitely not accommodate a King. If you are in an area where space is plentiful and don’t foresee moving to a smaller space in the future, go for the king. If not, and you want the bed to be able to move around with you, I’d say queen. Plus, my thinking is that eventually if I buy a multi-bedroom permanent home that allows me to upgrade to a king, the queen can always stay on as a guest bed. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

anonbee4321 : I think it makes a huge difference if you’re renting versus owning when buying large furniture items, for the simple reason that they might not fit into your next place if you’re not strategic about it. In a home that you own, presumably you’re planning to stay there a while so you will be able to buy furniture specifically for that space and layout. If you’re a renter, especially in an expensive area where space is at a premium, buying a King bed could mean you’d have a much harder time finding an apartment that accommodated your bed – or you’d have to buy a new bed when you moved. Versatile furniture becomes really important if you’re a small apartment renter, especially if moving around is forseeable in your lifestyle. I live in NYC and I do not know anyone with a King bed. Though I could probably technically fit a king in my bedroom, then there’d be no room for my dresser.

FWIW, my sister & Brother-In-Law bought a California King while renting. Then they bought a house with a smallish master bedroom that was quite cramped with the huge bed. They kept it for several years since they felt bad getting rid of a really good quality, expensive bed that had been a bit of a splurge for them, but eventually they replaced it with a queen. Their bedroom is airy and spacious now. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

It depends on how much space you have in your bedroom! My husband and I (and our cat) are totally comfortable in a full, which is great because our 1-bedroom apartment in SF is pretty small!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

megrays :  we rent and have a California King. It’s longer than a king which was important to my Darling Husband. I like the dogs to snuggle sometimes too so I love the space. It’s hard and expensive to find sheets or headboards though. 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

king!! At times my husband, two of our kids and I sleep in it at once and we still have room for their bears. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

browneyedgirl24 :   megrays :  Yea I live in the southern Midwest so I guess I never really consider lack of space for a bed. They do have smaller apartments/studios but nothing like the tiny nyc apartments.

Post # 27
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Busy bee

King, but make sure you pay extra for a split box spring or it may never make it up the stairs. And I have lived in some apartments where a king literally doesn’t fit, so make sure you measure first  

We are upgrading from a queen to a king sleep number (which packs down small for easy moving) for our move the end of the month and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for anything. Fiance is a nightmare to share a bed with- he sleeps like a sweaty starfish >.<

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Queen. We actually HATE king size beds. They’re way too big! We’re cuddle bugs and it’s like having to cross an entire country to get in and out of the thing if you’re in the middle of it. Ugh. That said, we love the width of a full – the only reason we even choose a queen is for the extra length. 

ETA: I’m in NYC fwiw

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Honestly.. we like having a queen.  When we go to a hotel in a king it’s all a bit too big for us.

But then again, there are also nights in our queen when it’s a bit too small. *shrug*

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