For apartment dwellers or those who just want to have extra sleeping availability in case of extra guests or other unforeseen events, it’s a fact that sofa beds have improved enormously over the years. These versatile and extremely attractive sofas that have a bed hiding within them can be the perfect solution for cramped spaces or when the need for an extra bed arises.
Today’s sofa beds have almost nothing in common with the kinds of sofas that had beds hidden within them from just a decade ago. While there are basic units that don’t cost much money and usually don’t deliver anywhere near the sleep quality that one might expect, it is also the case that there are some extremely beautiful beds that may be a little pricey yet deliver outstanding sleep quality.
These beds that are combined with sofas range in size from a twin bed that hides in a love seat-type sofa all the way up to king size beds that are virtually indistinguishable from the classic bed that inhabits most any bedroom. The common complaint with a sofa bed used to be the padding and the bar that runs in the center of the bed itself. In many cases, that is no longer a worry.
The common theme that seems to run through the sofa bed world is that money does indeed buy quality when it comes to these beds. It’s always important when looking at one of these beds to make sure that the general lifestyle of the household be taken into account as well as the demands that are going to be placed upon a sofa bed of this type.
These sofas can come in a variety of fabrics and styles. For those who want ultra-stylish leather, they’re readily available. For those who want more traditional fabric sofas, the answer is that they’re also readily available. At any rate, there are a few things to look for when deciding on purchasing a sofa bed to go into an apartment or guest room.
The first thing to look at is the quality of the cushion or mattress. All high quality sofas of this sort will, at the least, feature a full innerspring mattress. This means that the mattress will have a number of springs within it that help to provide comfort and support no matter the number of people sleeping on the mattress. Look for mattresses at least 5 1/2 inches thick.
After that, one should look at the frame construction. Good quality sofa bed frames generally are constructed with high quality reinforced tubular steel. It should be able to lock into what the industry refers to as the ‘TV position, ‘ meaning that it will sit somewhat upright to make TV viewing easier. Look for frames that double lock in this position.
For people who live in studio apartments, quality sofa beds can make the experience a lot easier to handle. Not only can one purchase an extremely beautiful and very high-quality sofa, but one can also have a near-perfect sleep experience due to the excellence of the mattresses that are being included in the best of these fine sofas today. Take some time to shop carefully before buying.