Lofting A Bed | Clemson Home


Lofting A Bed

How do I Loft the Bed?

Students are responsible for lofting their own beds. However, lofting the provided ADA compliant modular beds is a simple process requiring two people. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Remove the mattress
  2. Lift all four corners of the spring frame out of the headboard and footboard
  3. Raise the frame to the desired height (11 different options)
  4. Hook the frame on the brackets on each leg
  5. Make sure it’s secure
  6. Replace the mattress
  7. Enjoy the extra space!

What is a Modular Bed Frame?

  • The bed frames provided are modular, which will allow you to raise or lower your bed to various heights without the need of a loft kit. Raising the height of your bed creates more floor space, which allow more room for things like futons and TV’s.
  • There is no additional cost for this type of bed frame.
  • You will no longer need to hassle with renting a loft because the adjustable bed frame serves the same function as a loft.

Where are Modular Bed Frames Provided?

Clemson Home is committed to providing you with a safe and comfortable living environment; modular bed furniture is in every residence hall and suite-style room.

Where Can I Get A Bed Rail?

Bed rails should be in your room or at the front desk of your community.

Am I Allowed to Use Additional Materials to Raise the Bed Frame Higher?

  • Raised platform floors, bed risers or other physical space alterations are not allowed in any University-owned housing.
  • Also, personally constructed lofts are prohibited in University Housing.


  • Please contact University Housing & Dining if you have any questions about our furniture policy.