A sofa bed is a common sight in a guest room, but more and more Americans are considering using it as part of their standard living room set. Most furniture stores now offer a wide variety of this convenient piece of furniture, which can be folded up and turned into a sofa, or it can be pulled out to make a large or large makeshift sleeping surface. However, any potential consumer should consider a few factors when weighing the pros and cons of regular diapers versus sleepers.

Room function

If your home has an additional room that is not used as a full-time bedroom, it may be wise to use it as a living room most of the time and then convert it into a guest bedroom when you have visitors. It can also be useful if you have friends late, who would rather stay with you than drive home. However, if you are considering purchasing a sofa bed to be your predominant sleeping surface, be sure to research your mattress type thoroughly and try a few options for your comfort.

Cost efficiency

If one of the main reasons for your purchase is your desire to entertain out-of-town visitors, be realistic about how many guests you will receive in a year. If you only have a few visits in a year, buying a luxury sofa bed may not be profitable. However, if friends or family visit regularly, a sofa bed can be the perfect way to keep your guests comfortable and reduce hotel bills.

Room size

If the room in question is smaller in size and intended to have a double function, a sofa bed may be the perfect piece of furniture for a double function. For example, if you live in a studio, then this might be a perfect option for you, so that you can have your bedroom whenever you want, while still retaining the option of transforming it into a TV room or a living room for friends. All furniture stores should have a wide range of size options, from twin mattresses to full or queen mattresses.

If you decide to buy a sofa bed, remember to look for one of the highest quality that will last you longer without malfunction. Generally, a hardwood frame is more durable, such as one made from furniture plywood. Softer woods like pine will bend and warp after a shorter period of time. Also, be sure to look for a smooth and quiet mechanism to lift and remove the bed. Finally, check that there are no sharp edges under the sleeping surface that can snag or tear your sheets. The most important thing is to try everything you consider to buy while you are in the local furniture stores! Happy shopping!