Last weekend, I completed the other half of the platform/pallet bed. On Monday we cleared out the old mattress, box spring and bed frame.
The platform is very sturdy, and will provide excellent ventilation for the mattress (or Japanese-style futon in the future). Another benefit is that since you’re sleeping lower to the ground, it makes the room seem much larger!
Later today I plan on clearing out the remaining things in the bedroom that no longer need to live there anymore. There’s a small desk that is not being used, a few random items, some boxes of books and games, and… the TV.
Yes, I have decided to get rid of the TV in our bedroom. We don’t have cable access in there, but I still watch DVDs before going to sleep on most nights. After some thought, I decided that it’s just a big nuisance in the room more than anything, and is a distraction from focusing on restful sleep.
When the rest of the room is straightened out, I will post some more photos showing the changes.