Many people are unsure whether to buy a spare bed or a sofa bed (sleeping sofas) for their home so they can accommodate unexpected guests. It happens to most couples: they buy their new home with a standard three bedrooms, and have loads of room for overnight visitors.
Then they have a family, and are reduced to one spare room. Then another is born, and you are reduced to none. Sure, the kids will share, or even sleep in mom and dad’s room in an emergency, but what happens when they get older and refuse to share – particularly if you have a boy and a girl?
It’s not as if new parents wring their hands with the news and wonder what they will do about spare rooms! That’s the last thing on their minds. In such cases, a sofa bed would be the ideal solution. You can purchase it and use it as a sofa for a few years, and then all of a sudden (or so it seems) you need spare sleeping accommodation. sofas for sale uk
Sharing Rooms is Not an Option
Unless you forget you have a sofa bed, then that solves your problem. However, if you have the room for it, what is best: to purchase a spare bed or buy a sleeping sofa? You first have to consider where the spare bed will be situated. Your kids won’t be happy having an unused bed in their room – not unless it can be used for sleepovers, so that’s a good bargaining chip you have.
On the other hand, would you be happy with your husband’s drunken friend sharing a room with your son or daughter? Thought not! So maybe a sofa bed is the ideal answer. Then again you might think that the standard of comfort you are offering genuine guests and real friends is not acceptable, and that a real bed would better. Think again!
Modern sofa beds are not the creaking, lumpy monstrosities of yesteryear. They do not sound like a tiger in pain when you open them, and do not feel like a bed of potatoes when you lie on them. They have a smooth operation, and can be exceptionally comfortable. Certainly well up to what you friends or relatives would expect you to offer them.
In fact, some single people with limited space in their home prefer to use a sleeping sofa in their living room and use the sole bedroom as an office or a home gym. let’s assume that you have decided to purchase a sofa bed. What are your options? Here are one or two ideas you could consider.
Using Sectional Sleepers
Sectional sleepers can be incorporated into living room sectional furniture. Many people choose sectionals because they not only make good use of small spaces, but also enable the corners and walls of larger rooms to be used for seating when required. Sectional components include chairs and sofas with specific functions, such as recliners, lift chairs for the elderly and disabled, and also rockers and sliders.
Another optional function of sectional furniture is the sofa bed. You can have your guests sleep on the sofa itself, or you can purchase a sofa bed as a component of the arrangement. This is useful in an emergency. For some people an emergency arises when their kids have grown up and all bedrooms taken. Sectional sleepers then become the emergency bed in times of need!