The smart base steel bed frame sits up high enough, 14 inches off of the floor, that you can easily store larger items under the bed. I know people who have purchased plastic clothes tubs with lids from Wal-Mart that cleanly and neatly slide under this kind of bed. The drawback to the under the bed storage capability of the smart base is it can be visible. The solution to this problem is to use a matching bed skirt to hide your stuff!
Another great benefit of the smart base is the fact that it comes un-assembled. Assembly is fairly easy, with no real tools required. The bolts are designed to hand tighten and it comes partly built. Where is the benefit you as, since you hate to bolt anything together. Well, not only can you easily take the smart base back apart to move it to another state. The smart base can also be used in the situation where you cannot fit a full size or queen size box spring up the stairs. This situation occurs much more often then you may realize. Because the smart base comes apart, it will go anywhere. Here in southeastern Ohio, I have known people to literally (no lie) use a chain saw to slice a box spring in two and then re-assemble it in the room it goes in. Another true story (from the true stories of 25 years in the mattress business), is we had a customer who ordered a queen size bed but my delivery crew could not get the box spring to make the turn in his stair case. This guy got so angry that he got his chain saw, started it (visions of SAW 5) and proceeded to cut part of his stair banister away so the box spring could pass. We were in horror but he said screw it, we are going to re-model some day anyway. I bet his wife had some words for him when she got home!
A bad point about the smart base steel bed frame is that it comes with legs, not wheels. This frame is not designed to be dragged, scooted or pulled across a room. It can break. The smart base needs to be picked up (with the mattress and bedding off of it) can carried to where it is going. Please do not drag it because you will break it.
We have these smart bases ready to ship to you and we are happy to do it!