Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base Rated 4.3/5 based on 11 customer reviews
Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base

Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base

£250.00
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  • Compact design makes it an ideal choice for rooms where space is limited.
  • Switches seamlessly from a single to double bed, meeting varied guest needs.
  • Robust construction ensures durability and long-term performance.
  • Neat aesthetics allow it to blend with a range of room decors.
  • Guest bed slides underneath smoothly, enabling easy storage when not in use.
  • Easy assembly process, which is a plus for convenience.
  • Can accommodate use of two standard single mattresses.
  • Affordable pricing makes it a value-for-money investment.
  • Guest bed can be moved easily, offering added flexibility.
  • Bed design permits usage of under-bed as storage space.
  • Convenient for sleepovers, favoured by children.
  • Praised for its comfort, ensuring good sleep quality.
  • Perfect for guest rooms, can accommodate single or couple stay.
  • Lockable castors would be a useful addition, enhancing mobility.
  • Allows for conversion into two single beds or one king size bed.
  • Some customers have reported dissatisfaction with the quality of the bed frame, mentioning that it broke or appeared flimsy with frequent use.
  • There were complaints about the colour of the bed not matching the online images, with one customer mentioning it appeared more grey than beige.
  • Several reviews mentioned that the trundle bed does not lock into place when raised, causing some safety concerns and general dissatisfaction.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

In the arena of bedding, where necessity meets comfort, established brands like Dreams strive to offer perfect solutions that acknowledge our diverse sleeping requirements. We've been reviewing a wide variety of bed frames, mattresses and complete bed solutions to help you in your quest to find the best fit for your needs. Today, we shift our focus onto the Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base – a fascinating blend of convenience, practicality, and minimalist design.

Designed and handcrafted at the Dreams Bed Factory in the United Kingdom, this Guest Divan Bed Base assures sleep solutions that are perfect for those with limited bedroom space or frequent guests. Featuring a pull-out trundle housed on wheels, and a twill-finished fabrication available in three classy shades, this guest divan bed base brings a unique simplicity combined with space-saving convenience and adaptability. But does it perform as it promises? Let's delve into the specifics of our testing analysis coupled with the real-world customer review highlights to figure out its stand in the mattresses market.

How We Tested

With a decade of experience in mattress and bed frame testing, we draw upon a comprehensive methodology to assess each product that comes our way. For the Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base, we focussed on several key areas – comfort offered by the mattress platform, ease of maneuverability of the trundle, quality of the fabric finish, and overall aesthetics. Our testing comprised an extensive phase of continual usage to gauge its long-term durability, alongside analysing the strength and sturdiness of its construction.

Design and Features

The Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base not only offers a convenient sleeping solution but also blends into the interior aesthetics seamlessly, thanks to its soft, brushed twill finish. It is available in three colour variants which gives customers the liberty to choose according to their home decor. The highlight of this divan bed base is undoubtedly the pull-out trundle positioned on wheels. The clever design and incorporation of folding legs ensures the trundle can be raised to match the height of the primary bed when needed, thus effortlessly transforming into a larger sleep surface.

Construction

The Divan Bed Base is impressively constructed, guaranteeing durability and longevity. All aspects appear to be designed with meticulous attention to detail, which assures a straightforward and effective user experience. The bed base stands on four robust feet preventing unwanted movement, making it apt for any type of flooring. Do note, however, there seems to be a minor design limitation with the leg length, causing an apparent discrepancy when a mattress is set on the frames, a drawback verify by customer feedback.

Suitability

This bed base is perfect for those seeking a versatile sleeping solution that caters to the needs of fluctuating guest numbers or sporadic space requirements. The facility to elevate the trundle bed to the main bed's height effectively creates a larger sleeping surface, ideal for hosting multiple guests. Furthermore, when not in use, the trundle effortlessly slides under the main frame, freeing up the room's space. Following our usage, we think it's a match perfect for guestrooms or kids' bedrooms where space optimisation and practicality are prime concerns.

What Customers Thought

Customer reviews are an integral part of understanding a product's worth in real-world settings beyond regulated testing environments. For the Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base, most customers are quite satisfied with their purchase. They praised the convenience of having an extra bed that can be tucked away when not needed and its ease of use. Some customers mentioned that it provided excellent value for money and worked perfectly for sleepovers or guests staying overnight. However, a few customers raised some quality issues and concerns over the sturdiness of the bed and trundle when used on a daily basis. Certainly a point to acknowledge if you are eyeing this bed base for daily rough usage.

The Verdict

Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base offers a smart space-saving solution with its pull-out trundle facility. The bed base's construction provides sufficient comfort and practical functionality to support decent sleep quality, making it an appealing choice for those seeking adaptable guest bed solutions. Although there are minor quality issues according to the customer feedback, it is a decent bed base that is worth considering for occasional use—its cost-effectiveness and the convenience it brings, undoubtedly bags it some brownie points. As always, comprehending your specific requirements, and aligning them with the product's features, will aid in making your personal verdict.

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4.27 - 11 reviews

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Meachin17
via Dreams
5
I purchased this bed for our 3rd small bedroom and it fits perfectly in the space. The roll out bed works very well and is one of the few Guest Divan beds that have both beds ending up at the same height. Arrived quickly and on time and very well priced.
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Dave-Lin
via Dreams
5
Bought this recently, used it within a week of arrival as single and then 2 single beds. Worked a treat and frees up space when not needed as 2 beds. Fits well into awkward space.
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Cliffe
via Dreams
5
We bought this to replace an existing guest bed which was rather old. Couldnt have made a better choice and the mattress is comfortable and value for money.
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CatEDM
via Dreams
5
So pleased with the value, appearance and practicality of this frame and trundle. Comes as one piece, had to remove packaging to get it upstairs
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Sarahlou87
via Dreams
5
This bed is so nice looks great and its sturdy great for the price! The guest pull out bed is brilliant and just as sturdy very pleased with it!
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AndyLufbra
via Dreams
5
When reconfiguring my apartment in July 2019 the best value purchase I made was this divan base and trundle bed. Living the Dreams.
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Suzysu
via Dreams
5
Really pleased as wanted a bed which didnt permanently take up a lot of room. Easy to pull out and make a double super king size
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Ashraful
via Dreams
5
Its good because of the bed under it its slidable And you can put storage in it and it is very useful
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Kidkid
via Dreams
5
Daughter loves it it's great for sleep overs it's very comfortable make sure you get a good mattress

Questions and Answers About The Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

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Very Busy Mum
Which mattress would you recommend to fit the trundle given the 20cm height limit? What is the benefit of 26 vs 3 trundle?

Answer: We have many different mattresses that you could choose from. Examples of mattresses that are less than 20cm are:- Doze Aria, Doze Hallie, Doze Evan, Doze Cora rolled mattresses- Harris traditional spring mattress- Watson traditional spring mattress- Wintour pocket spring mattress- Flaxby Nature's Refine or Flaxby Nature's Element mattressThere is no benefit to the 2'6 or the 3' trundle, it's your personal preference.
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Emily2556
Your description - 'Our pull-out trundle can be propped up by folding legs, so that the second mattress is the same height as the original and therefore combined make the equivalent of a super king' but you have stated that its intended as 2 singles only?

Answer: We state that this is intended as two singles only to make it clear the bases cannot be joined together, and should only be used with single mattresses. However two single size beds next to each other do equate to a super king size bed, and this statement can help customers visualise how this would look when the guest bed is in use.Many thanks
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What are the dimensions of the main part of the Classic Single Guest Divan Base? and what is the difference between this one and the Classic Guest Divan Base which is 50 more?

Answer: Good MorningThe dimensions for the frame are:A - Height - 42cm/17inchB - Length - 197cm/78inchC - Width - 90cm/36inchUnfortunately the clearance version of this base is no longer available as we have sold through the stock. This was because it was made using a historic fabric that is now unfortunately unavailable.
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MKok
For the divan do you recommend a 3 European mattress (ie 90x2metres) or just a 3 single (ie 90x190)?

Answer: You will need two mattresses when purchasing the guest bed with the trundle. It is available in either a 2ft'6 or a 3ft option. Please ensure that these are standard UK sizes (190cm in length). It would also be worth mentioning that the trundle mattress must be no higher then 20cm. Kind Regards. Dreams
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Lizzy J
Would the top bed take a European single mattress 99 x 200cm?

Answer: You will need two mattresses when purchasing the guest bed with the trundle. It is available in either a 2ft'6 or a 3ft option. Please ensure that these are standard UK sizes (190cm in length). It would also be worth mentioning that the trundle mattress must be no higher then 20cm.
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StevieJ
What mattresses are used in the photos on line for this bed (both parts)?

Answer: Unfortunately we no longer sell the mattresses included in the photos. We recommend a 3'0 single sized mattress for the divan and either a 2'6 or a 3'0 for the trundle depending on which size you choose. Please note that the trundle mattress should be a maximum depth of 20cm.
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Debbie13
Is it possible for the two mattresses chosen to be able to be zipped together?

Answer: We do not offer a standard single zip and link option in the mattress range. However we do have a few brands that offer made to measure mattresses which could suit you. I would advise calling the telesales team or visiting a local store for more information. .
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Kh1976
What mattress do you recommend with it

Answer: Any mattress can be used as the main mattress for the divan base - the choice of mattress will be dependent on your preferred mattress type and comfort grade. For the trundle, the mattress used must be 20cm in height or less.
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Cassie37
Hi there, what's the maximum weight of the person who sleeps on the bed?

Answer: Thank you for reaching out with your question. Unfortunately we currently dont specify a weight limit to the divans, however all divans are tested to the British Standard EN1725 structural test for strength and stability..
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FionaA
Can you add a headboard to this? Also how do you make sure you are buying the option with two 3ft frames?

Answer: Yes we have a range of headboards available to be used with this divan these can be found on the headboard page. To purchase the option with two 3ft frames, please select the 3'0 single option from the drop down.
Of The Dreams Workshop Guest Divan Bed Base
Brand: The Dreams Workshop
Retailer: Dreams
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Average

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