Pros and Cons of Sofa Beds

Posted by Adnan Afzal on Feb 28, 2014 11:06:00 AM

A wise and savvy shopper never picks items randomly by just focusing on its price tag. There are so many other points to consider when you plan to buy an item. You need to see both the negative and positive aspects of a product to determine if the item is actually saving you money. In this blogpost, I’m focusing on the same point and displaying both sides of a picture to help you become a wise, savvy shopper.

Sofa bed is a multi-purpose furniture item that serves many functions; it serves you as a sofa, it provides you the comfort of a bed and above all it saves you space. Now the question arises does it save you money too? Well that depends on how beneficial and durable it is and how perfectly it serves you as a sofa or bed. Savvy shopping is not that you managed to grab the sofa at a reasonable price; the actual savvy shopping is that the sofa bed is value for money by serving you perfectly. For that purpose you need to measure the pros and cons of sofa beds which are detailed below.

Pros of sofa beds

Multi-functionality

The very first benefit of a sofa bed is its multi-functionality. Sofa bed serves you best if you are running short of space at home and want to add an item that fulfils your multiple needs. It is a useful product for people living in apartments or sharing a flat. A quality sofa bed will not only save space but provides the ultimate level of comfort. Big families with small homes also find this space saving furniture a good investment to purchase. If you want to get a space saving multi-functional furniture item in your kid’s room, children sofa beds do not only play the role of bed and sofa but also possess enough space at the bottom to be served as a playing area.

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Vast array of designs and sizes

The second advantage of louise sofa beds is its immense range of designs and styles. The vast array of sofa bed styles makes it easier for you to maintain the decor of your home the way you want. For example, if you have a traditional styled home, you don’t need to change its look by compromising on a contemporary styled sofa bed; you will easily find a huge variety in traditionally designed sofa beds to match your home interior. As far as the sizes are concerned, you would find the item in a number of different dimensions customising your requirements. The unfolding mechanism of sofa beds varies from style to style; I would suggest you to prefer the one that comes with a simple click-clack operating system. The price range of sofa beds also varies as per the design and quality of the sofa bed.

Better alternative

While considering the pros and cons of sofa beds, it is useful to remember thatthis item is a better alternative to other space saving sleeping methods, like using a inflatable mattress on the floor or using futons. As compared to futons, sofa bed is an inclusive piece of furniture that adds completeness to your home. Also the comfort level of a sofa bed is better than other sleeping options.

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Now let’s turn to the other side and see the disadvantages of sofa beds.

Cons of sofa beds

Heavy and huge

Being a multi-functional item, sofa beds can be heavy in weight and huge in size. You may experience difficulty during the delivery of this item as most couriers only deliver to the ground floor of flats/apartments or to the front door of your home. You then have to take it to the room of your choice and open it there. Try and opt for a 2 man delivery service if one is provided by your seller as this would take the hassle of out of delivery.

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Comfort level

Even though sofa beds are comfortable in comparison with other alternative options, they cannot replace the comfort of a regular bed. If you want to use it on a regular basis you should purchase sofa beds with built-in mattresses.

Convertible mechanism

The convertible mechanism might give you tough time while turning it from sofa to bed. Sometimes the mechanism breaks down with excessive or improper use, or it gets damaged during delivery.

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Single Sleeper

Most sofa beds on the market are only designed to sleep 1 person. So if you are thinking of buying a sofa bed to sleep you and your partner then you will need to purchase one of the larger varieties. These take up more space and also cost a lot. But if you are buying just for yourself then you will not have an issue.

Now that you have learnt both the pros and cons of sofa beds, you are in a better position to understand whether it is suitable for you or not.

 

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