What you get when you buy your new home:A new bed.
You will need to decide whether you are looking for a new floor or a new bed for your home.
The floor may be the most obvious choice but a new mattress is also an option.
There is a catch, though.
You have to make sure you buy the right mattress for your new bed or you will be out of luck.
“Most of the mattresses in the marketplace will come with a price tag,” says Anne Fagan, senior marketing manager at mattress brand Lush.
“It is really important to know that the mattress you are buying will be an upgrade to the mattress that is currently in use.”
You may also want to consider the mattress size.
The more beds you have, the more room you will need.
“For instance, if you have four bedrooms, the floor space you need to have in a new bedroom will be a lot more,” says Fagan.
“So if you get four new beds and one bed is on the floor, the size of your new bedroom needs to be significantly greater than that of the existing room.”
The new mattress may also have to be bigger than what is currently available.
“You need to look at the mattress itself, and make sure that the new mattress has a much bigger mattress pad,” she says.
If you are thinking about buying a mattress, be sure to consider whether the new bed will fit you.
“Look at what type of mattress you have and how big the mattress is,” says Dr Richard Fagan of the University of Western Sydney’s Sleep Health Institute.
“If it’s a wider-base mattress that’s good, because it’s more supportive, it will help with the comfort of the mattress.”
The mattress may have to come with some extras, too.
If the mattress does not come with extras, you may be able to find cheaper alternatives.
For instance if the mattress comes with a bedpan and a pillow, you might be able use that to fill the room with extra comfort.
“The mattress can be an added expense,” says Professor Fagan.
“The costs can be offset by the extra bedding.”
The difference between the new beds you will get and the one you already have is often worth the extra cost.
If it is too expensive, the mattress can also be made to fit your preferences.
“A lot of the time you can buy a mattress that will work for you,” says Jane O’Donoghue from Lush Australia.
“However, if it doesn’t, it’s something you can look at again and again.”
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