I love this bed. It arrived very quickly, much sooner than I expected. 3 boxes, easy to get up the stairs. You don't need help with installation. I was a little apprehensive about the ease of assembly after reading some of the reviews. It was actually very simple to put together. Specs state you can choose to use a box spring or not. If you have a newer deep mattress, box spring doesn't really fit. I made an easy modification to help with the overall height. Very happy with product and would highly recommend.