Since not all houses have guest room, having a sofa bed comes in handy. It takes away the anxiousness of thinking where your guest will sleep. Very much like your regular sofa, this type of bed serves you two purposes – that of a couch and a bed.
Sleeper sofas can be placed in your living room or bedroom. It is a good option for a small bedroom, as your child can just fold it back to its original state when he has some guests and they wanted to do some dance skills in his room.
The following guidelines will help you to find the best sofa bed for your home.
Obtain the measurement of your living room space. Sleeper sofas need a bigger area when folded out. Make sure that it will not chafe your walls. You should also see to it that there is ample space when getting up and for walking.
Inspect its convenience. Open it up and check if it is flat with no bulges or angles. The next thing to do is to lay on it longer than 5 minutes. Roll on your sides and feel the cushion. Is it hard enough or too hard? Or is it soft or too soft? If the mattress is too hard or too soft, then choose another one. Likewise, you should not feel its frame on your back.
Inspect the cushions. You need to assure its convenience on your bottom; hence, you have to sit on it for 2 to 5 minutes. With that duration, you will be able to assess the comfort it gives you as well as evaluate if it can support your back when seated. It must have sufficient padding, as this will guarantee you of its durability and toughness. Lift the cushions and inspect its surfaces. It must be soft and even. You should not feel any wood or metal jutting out.
Get a sofa bed that has a good mattress, one that is not too thin or too thick. It must support your back adequately without giving you any backaches when getting up. You can also inquire from the store if you can get another cushion for it.
Examine the frame putting much attention on the bolts. Make certain that they are properly fastened.
Twin sofa beds are also made available. If this is what you want to purchase, ask somebody to come with you so both of you can check its comfort, firmness and durability. You each should have ample space.
Check its portability. Folding it up and folding it back must be simple.
Go over the whole furniture and check every detail. It is important that your guests will not be complaining of backaches when getting up. Similarly, sitting on it must also be comfortable.
Sleeper sofas come in a myriad of designs, styles and colors. Ensure that it will blend well with the theme of your living room. Do not settle for the low price against its convenience as well as its durability.