The Story behind Quality Bedroom


 

Around 2010 we started to notice changes made by furniture manufacturers in the construction of their products. The changes were small, but far from insignificant, and prompted us to explore our own manufacturing options.

Why the change?

Massive customer bases give companies like Walmart and Amazon leverage over the brands they carry. These retailers are pressuring manufacturers to reduce costs in order to offer their customers the low prices they’ve come to expect, and manufacturers are more than willing to cut corners to get their products in front of larger audiences. 

It’s not cutting corners, it’s Value Engineering.

It sounds better that way. This is a common practice used throughout industries to improve the value of the products offered. There are two ways to value engineer a product: increase the functionality or reduce the cost. Manufacturers swap out components for cheaper alternatives to reduce costs since the functionality of a bed frame is fairly limited (it’s a glorified mattress platter). We’re all for reducing costs (everyone likes a lower price), but cutting quality is not something we can get behind.

Where do they skimp?

Most furniture manufacturers save by reducing the cost of materials used in parts of the furniture that often go unnoticed by consumers. The center-support systems and slats take the biggest hits when it comes to budget cuts in bed frames (because, let’s face it, nobody is buying a bed for its beautiful slats). Slats get thinner and thinner, while center-support systems dwindle down, or are removed altogether. Savings are created in other furniture by using lower quality materials and simpler construction methods. All of these changes work wonders for the price tag, but durability takes a big hit. Too big for us.

Ergo, the Quality Bedroom Collection

To combat the changes we saw, we established Quality Bedroom in 2011. This gives us more control over the manufacturing process and design quality, further ensuring our ability to offer you high-quality, durable furniture. 

Why We Care

If you are unaware of the time and effort we put into creating our mattresses, you haven’t been reading our blog! Even the best mattresses in the world can be ruined by a sub-par bed frame. And that is unacceptable.

All the beds in the Quality Bedroom Collection come with an ultra sturdy center-support, completed with solid wood slats.

We don’t skimp, so you won’t sag.

Additionally, our night stand, chest, and dresser drawers are all constructed with durable components and high-quality drawer glides. Why do we put so much care into the drawers? Have you had a piece of furniture with a janky drawer? It’s beyond awful, and don’t nobody got time for that.

Another benefit to manufacturing our own products is the ability to control the eco footprint of our business. The timber industry is rife with bad practices that lead to deforestation and habitat destruction. This is why we chose to manufacture in Malaysia. They have been practicing Sustainable Forest Management since 1901, long before it was the cool thing to do. Their commitment to sustainable practices made this an easy choice.

The Finished Product

The Quality Bedroom Collection is built to look good, and more importantly, to last. With timeless designs, impeccable construction, and high quality materials this collection will be looking good and working well for a long, long time.

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2 thoughts on “The Story behind Quality Bedroom

    • Jordan Little says:

      Most of our mattress are made locally in the Pacific Northwest.
      45th Street, Cascade, Sound Sleep, Oregon Mattress Company are all made locally.
      Our Vispring product is made in Plymouth England.
      Some select products are imported from Asia.

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We only sell two sided mattresses. Here's Why:

A 2-sided mattress you can flip and rotate is better for your body and your wallet! Flippable mattresses last up to 3 times as long as ‘can’t flip’ ones. It’s simply untrue that 2-sided mattresses are no longer being made. Here at Bedrooms & More Seattle, they’re all we sell — because it’s what is best for our customers and the environment.

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Night & Day K-Series/P-Series

Spices Bed Rails

Dual System Headboards • Works with both K-Series and P-Series Rails •
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K-Series   P-Series
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New “Dual System Headboards”

We are in the process of changing many of our headboards to be both “K Series” and “P Series” capable. The headboards will have both sets of holes for using either way. The new headboards will be marked “Dual System Headboard” on the boxes. This process will take time for all sizes and finishes to be available and will be gradual, as the new versions come in and the old version get depleted. We are telling you now so that you can be aware of what the “Dual System Headboard” terminology means when you see it on the box or in our catalog. The list of headboards that will be switched to the new “Dual System” are listed below. Of course, you will need to order the correct rails and footboards depending on whether the customer wants “K” or “P” Series. The new “K Series” height allows for the use of the bigger bunk bed drawers and/or trundle and “K Series” footboards already have the privacy panel built in. We are also making the Folding Footboard Bench Footboard “Dual System”. If you need one of the new items to be “Dual System” (for “K Series”), you will need to specifically request it until all old versions are gone, to make sure you get the new version.

Spices Bed Rails & Accessories Compatibility

  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Dual-System Headboard   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Blackpepper Bed Dual-System tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Chameleon Bed Dual-System
Nutmeg Bed Dual-System
Rosemary Dual-System
Solstice Bed Dual-System
Tamarind Bed Dual-System
Folding Footboard Bench Dual-System Footboard tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
 
  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Other Spices Headboards   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Basic Footboard (P-Series) To form a Basic Bed cross   tick
  • Footboard Panel
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Coriander Bed cross   tick
  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Saffron Bed
Thyme Bed
Laurel Bed cross   tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
K-Series Basic Footboard To form a Basic Bed tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Jasmine Bed tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Sandpiper Bed
Vanilla Bed
Ginger Captain’s Bed tick
  • Rolling Bucket Drawers
  • Captain’s Trundle Bed
cross  
Carmel Bed cross Note: Carmel Bed has its own matching rails.

  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
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