With the finishing touches wrapping up in the master bedroom, our minds have turned to moving in. (Hooray!) We're even optimistic that we can start moving some things upstairs as early as this Sunday if we can get enough of the trim installed.
Unfortunately, this brings us to our latest dilemma...the small door and narrow stairway up to the second floor.
I'll bet you can guess where this is headed...
The big problem? Our bed. It's a king-sized mission-style bed we received from Room & Board when we were married. It's the perfect style for an Arts & Crafts house, made of super-sturdy laquered steel...and it's HUGE! Well, the mattress is huge, to be more precise.
The mattress is way too large to fit through the stairway door...
No can do. A rigid king-sized mattress simply isn't going to fit. We've talked about bending, twisting or otherwise mutulating the thing but there really doesn't seem to be a good solution. (I actually had a king-sized bed as a kid-perfect for my height-which my family inherrited after the neighbors did try to fold theirs and ended up busting the springs so there was a big crease at the corners).
Sooo...tonight we bit the bullet. We headed back to Room & Board, 'test drove' their Memory Foam mattresses, and ended up ordering one for delivery. The reason? A foam mattress has no internal structure like coils. Thus, it can be bent and twisted pretty much however you want and will always spring back to it's original shape.
We went with the memory foam over the alternate latex foam, which we also tested out. The memory foam seemed more comfortable since it is sensitive to body heat and contours more specifically to your body. Plus, it was invented by NASA...space technology! :-)
Anyway, the mattress is scheduled for delivery in just over a week. Neither of us was thrilled with re-buying a mattress we'd only just bought when we were married four years ago, but I guess you can't plan for everything. The good news is that, with luck, the delivery should be just the right time for us to be fully move in upstairs!!