A Sofa Bed Is A Compromise But Great Space Saver
When you have a guest or two who will be sleeping over in your house and you do not have an extra room, a sofa bed should come in handy.The sofa cum beds are becoming hugely popular being a double purpose furniture. During the day it is used for sitting while at night the seat cushions can be removed to pull out a metal frame and thin mattress to make for a bed.
I would say a sofa bed is a compromise because it can neither be the best sofa nor the best bed available. But one of the reason why most people buy sofa beds is that it actually saves them bed space for their unexpected guests.
You would not want to have your visitor just sleep in one of your sofas, more so if the person is a relative and a bit of old age. Sleeping in a sofa is very uncomfortable according to my personal experience. I always got up in the morning with a stiffness feeling!
Before buying a sofa bed there are a few factors to be considered. You should first determine the location in your house where you would position the furniture, somewhere where it can accommodate the folded out bed. Take note that sleeper sofas are much heavier than traditional sofas so they cannot not be easily moved. You should therefore make sure that their location is permanent at least for a time being.
Sofa beds had evolved from the bulky and unsightly piece of furniture in the 19th century to the modern sleeping sofas of today that provide seating and sleeping comfort with sleek design.
A sofa bed can be categorized into a chair sleeper or a queen sleeper depending on their size. Couches for three person are usually the common type but there are also couches for two. Chair sleepers are for single person.
The mattress that comes with every sofa bed has three standard sizes: twin (36 x 72 inches), full (52 x 72 inches) and queen (60 x 72 inches). Their average thickness is about 4.5 inches. There are manufacturers that accepts special order for personalized mattress.
A sign of good mechanism for a sofa bed is one which can be lifted up and out quietly without squeaking. The mechanism should also have smooth edges to prevent tearing up of bed sheets or blankets in case they come in contact to each other.