If you need to buy a new bed frame that you will use alone, a twin or twin XL bed frame is the most cost-effective bed frame to buy. There is only a five-inch difference between a twin bed frame and its twin XL counterpart.
This five-inch difference, however, can be significant if is your body size requires a bigger bed frame, if you have a pet, or if you want to enjoy extra comfort. Here you will read about the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a twin XL bed and how to choose the right bed frame to buy.
Twin XL Bed Frame
What Is a Twin XL Bed Frame?
A twin XL bed frame is a bed frame that is larger than a twin bed frame but smaller than a full/double bed frame. The standard size of this bed frame is 80 inches long and 38 inches wide, compared with a twin bed frame that is 75 inches long and 38 inches wide and a full/double bed frame that is 75 inches long and 54 inches wide. Together with twin and full/double bed frames, this bed frame makes up a group of bed frames that are suitable for lone adult sleepers and not suitable for couples.
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The Advantages of a Twin XL Bed Frame
There are several advantages that you can reap if you decide to buy a twin XL bed frame instead of a bed frame of other sizes.
- It is the cheapest bed frame that offers extra comfort.
The only bed frame smaller than a twin or twin XL bed frame is a crib. For adults, the twin bed frame and its XL counterpart are thus the smallest—and therefore the cheapest—bed frames that you can use on your own.
If you sleep alone, you can choose between these two sizes; however, although a twin bed frame is generally the cheaper choice, the larger frame of the XL bed frame offers extra comfort if you need more space when sleeping and extra accommodation if you often sleep with your pet.
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- It is still categorized as a lightweight bed frame.
A twin XL bed frame is only slightly larger than a twin bed frame, so it is still considered a lightweight bed frame that can be transported easily and cheaply. If you are a college student who regularly needs to move from an apartment to another and from a dorm room to another, the lightweight design of the bed frame is definitely a big advantage that you will love.
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- It is cheaper and more space-saving than a full/double bed frame.
For a lone sleeper, a full/double bed frame is the biggest bed frame that they can buy. Like twin and twin XL bed frames, a full/double bed frame is not suitable for couples. If you cannot make your mind whether to buy a twin bed frame or a full/double bed frame, a twin XL bed frame can be an excellent choice because it is more comfortable than a twin bed frame but is still cheaper than a full/double bed frame.
Many people regard the size of this bed frame as excellent because—while being 5 inches longer than a full/double bed frame—it is slimmer, making it a space-saving bed frame that offers extra comfort comparable with that of a full/double bed frame.
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The Disadvantages of a Twin XL Bed Frame
To make your final decision of whether to buy a twin XL bed frame sound enough, you should understand not only the advantages of this bed frame but also its disadvantages.
- A twin XL bed frame and its mattress is not widely available.
Compared with other bed and mattress sizes, a twin XL bed frame and its mattress are less widely available. Many stores that sell twin and full/double bed frames often don’t include twin XL bed frames in their list of products.
However, this doesn’t mean that getting a twin XL mattress and a bed frame for it is difficult because it is not considered a rare product and because the internet allows you to get it through only a couple of taps or clicks.
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- A twin XL bed frame is not suitable for couples.
Although bigger than a twin bed frame, a twin XL bed frame is not intended to be used by multiple sleepers. This bed frame indeed offers extra space for a lone sleeper. This extra space can accommodate another sleeper occasionally; however, for a more permanent multi-sleeper use, this bed frame is not the right choice. If you often sleep with a pet, however, the extra space might be enough for your pet to sleep.
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How to Buy a Twin XL Bed Frame
If you believe that a twin XL bed frame is the right bed frame to buy, you should mind the following two factors when you decide to buy this bed frame.
- Room Size
The bed frame that you buy should not cramp your room. Fortunately, a twin XL bed frame, together with its twin counterpart, is the smallest bed frame for adults that will certainly fit all rooms occupied by an adult. This bed frame is perfect for any rooms that are at least 7 feet wide and 10 feet long—a standard size for the adult room. The problem arises if you plan to put two twin XL bed frames in a room (most dorm rooms have multiple occupants). If you plan to do so, be sure that the room’s size is at least 10 x 10 feet.
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The price of a twin XL bed frame is definitely not as expensive as other bed frames of the different sizes; however, it is still more expensive than a twin bed frame, though the price difference is not very significant due to the size difference that is only 5 inches long.
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It is not easy to determine the price range for this bed because there are many factors that affect it, such as material and bed frame components. Regardless, if a budget-friendly bed frame that offers extra comfort is the one that you are looking for, this bed frame will not disappoint you.