By justin. Sofa Bed. Published at Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - 11:55:11 AM.
Looking For A Single Sofa Bed Which Wont Cripple Your Guests? Want to find a single sofa bed which will not cripple your guests? We can help you through the maze of sofa beds and we will also tell you what to avoid like the plague. So where do you start? I believe that comfort comes first, and comfort of the bed is crucial. There is absolutely no point in buying a sofa bed which may not be comfortable. You would be better off buying a standard sofa and an air bed mattress! So what makes a comfortable sleeper sofa? The mattresses on a sofa bed have to be quite thin, otherwise they would never fold up and fit back into the frame of the sofa. This does not however mean that they have to be uncomfortable. A large amount of the comfort of a mattress comes from the support the mattress is on. The best mattress support is a taut mesh or canvas type fabric which is held to the frame of the bed with springs. This means that there is give for when your guest moves and it will not be like sleeping on the floor. It also means that the mattress can be taken off and aired and kept properly so your guests will not have to have the company of a million bed bugs thriving of the skin of your previous guests. So now you need to think about how you want your single sofa to look. Firstly, you dont want it to look like a sleeper sofa. If it does then you have not got a particularly good design. A well designed item of furniture makes a statement about style and fashion, its primary statement should not be that it is a sofa bed. A sofa bed is a fairly substantial investment, so you may want it to make a statement, but you dont want to have to replace it if you change the décor of your room. So you need to find the perfect balance between striking and versatile. If you are planning on holding onto your sofa bed for a while you may want to look at the options of removable covers. These have two purposes. Firstly you can take them off and wash them. But the other advantage is that you can use the covers as a template to either make, or get made if you are not too handy with a sewing machine, to get new ones made. New cushion covers are a great way to keep a sofa looking fresh and new, even when it is not.
How to Wrap a Sofa-Bed for Moving and Storage With Moving Blankets Wrapping a sofa bed for moving with moving blankets requires some skill and experience. Sofas, and especially sofa-beds, are bulky and heavy furniture. If you do not have experience, wrapping a sofa bed with moving blankets it is probably better left for professional household movers on the move day. On the other hand, a Quilted Sofa Cover can easily be used for moving a couch, and then reused to cover a sofa for long term storage, protection from dirt, dust, pet claws, fading from sun exposure, etc. Regular sofas normally do not present much of a challenge, because even though they are large - they are light-weight, but a large heavy sofa-bed might cause you trouble on the move day. Before you attempt to move your sofa: Before wrapping a sofabed ("hide-a-bed" couch) for moving, make sure that the sofa can fit through the doors and can be safely moved out and brought into your new home. Try to remember if the sofa bed was moved in as one piece or if it was assembled inside. Was there any remodeling done, that might have narrowed the hallway? If you think that the sofa would not fit through the door, call the original store or sofa-bed manufacturer and see if they can come and disassemble it for you and then reassemble in the new place. This service might cost around $175.00 and it is well worth it. Bear in mind that the blanket wrap will add an inch or two to the dimensions of your sofa and this can make a big difference. Sometimes it is better to just move the sofa out as is and then wrap it in the moving truck. Most of the time experienced movers can maneuver the sofa-bed out by skillfully rotating it around the corners and carrying it through doorways just at the right angle. But that is not always the case and forcing the sofa through a tight spot is the recipe for moving damage, which can be done to the sofa itself or to the walls and doors of your home. Prepare sofa-bed for wrapping: So how to wrap the sofa bed correctly as professional movers do? First, inspect your sofa-bed. Some are constructed with solid padded sections under the fabric, in others the fabric is stretched over a hollow frame. NOTE: if the sofa-bed with hollow frame is incorrectly laid on its back on a moving dolly, the frame may crack under the weight of the sofa-bed. Also, if you load anything heavy on or against one of these hollow sections - the fabric might deform permanently and this will damage the sofa. Take cushions off the sofa. You want to make the sofa as light as possible, especially if you have to carry it up or down the stairs. Place the cushions in a wardrobe box or tie up together by a strap or rope facing each other. To avoid wrinkling of the "Skirt" of a couch - lift the skirting and rubber band it loosely against the fabric. (NOTE: very tight rubber band or tape can leave an impression or dent in naugahyde and velvet finishes.) Next, if this is a sofa bed - tie up the bed frame to the sofa frame. You can use any type of packing rope, moving strap, or make a tie up out of a packing tape. Cover sofa with moving blankets. Now it is time to start wrapping. It takes 4 moving blankets of regular size (72 x 80 inches) to cover a sofa bed. Move the sofa away from the wall so you can walk around it. Place the first blanket to cover the front down to the floor (allow enough to go under the bottom) and just to fold over the back. Place the second blanket to cover the back. Make sure to allow enough blanket to cover the bottom under the sofa and somewhat overlap over the front blanket. Now place one blanket on each side, making sure it covers the sides and the back and front corners and has enough to go under the bottom. These moving blankets would overlap the front and back blankets. At this point your sofa should be completely covered in blankets. To secure the moving blankets on the sofa you can use rubber bands or tape. NOTE: If you are wrapping sofa in the moving truck or it is possible to just roll it out on a moving dolly - rubber bands would suffice. But if you are planning to maneuver the sofa-bed through the doorway or move the couch down the stairs, you have to use packing tape. Rubber bands do not provide sufficient hold and blankets can slip off the sofa. Mover would have no "grip" on the sofa to carry it. Securing moving blankets on the Sofa. Start taping the blankets on sofa in the middle (vertical), somewhere half the total height of the sofa and then go along the seating area from side to side. Starting just under the armrests and going along the frame right under the seat from one side to the other. Make sure to tuck and fold loose corners of the blanket neatly around the corners of the sofa and catch them with tape, so they cover the sofa sides and corners properly and do not hang loose. This will hold all four blankets in position. Go around over the same layer of tape at least 4 -5 times. This will provide strong support for carrying the sofa. Next, roll the tape around the armrests to secure side blankets in place then, go along the back of sofa. At this point you should have the blankets secured the long way. Now stand the sofa up on its side and wrap across in at least three sections: right over the armrests, and in the middle. For very long sofas make two midsection bands to catch the edges of the side blankets. Fold the excess of the moving blankets over the bottom. (There is no need to cover the whole bottom, unless you want to, but it is important to cover the corners.) Remove the legs, if removable. If legs cannot be removed - wrap and tape the moving blanket around the legs of the sofa-bed. Flip the sofa and do the same for the other side. Now your sofa-bed is wrapped and ready to go. How to wrap a sofa bed using a sofa cover. If wrapping sofa bed with moving blankets sounds like a lot of work - get a quilted sofa cover. Quilted sofa covers are made out of the same premium quilted moving blanket material and have three tie ups at the bottom. The whole process becomes very simple: cover the sofa with a sofa cover, stand it up on its side, or lay on the back and tie the tie ups together. Tips: 1 - if you have a light colored upholstered sofa - place a plastic sofa cover first before wrapping with moving blankets. 2 - to make a tie out of a packing tape - unroll as much tape as you can with your arms stretched. Then fold it sticky surface in. Squeeze the tape so it sticks to itself - now you can tie up your sofa bed frame securely. 3 - if you have a leather sofa - use cardboard corners to protect the edges and corners of the sofa. 4 - Do not put sofa on blankets, put moving blankets on sofa! You might have seen recommendation to put blankets on the floor first and then put sofa on top of the blanket to wrap it. Doing it this way is very inefficient, labor intensive and time consuming. (Time is money, especially when you hire movers. And in this case what is good for mover is not necessarily good for you). This method requires additional floor space to lay down blankets, while the sofa is still occupying its own space. Then you need a helper to put the sofa on the blanket and to keep the falling ends of the blanket up when you try to tape them. And last, but not least the sofa bed legs (if not removed) will create holes and destroy the blanket when the sofa is pushed around in the moving truck.
Kids Sofa Bed - A Upholstered Sofa For Kids As Well As Kids Sleeper Sofa A sofa bed is the most popular for its functionality, flexibility and space saving attribute. They are the best for small rooms which requires both bed and sofa. This two in one feature of sofa beds is widely used for living room furniture and now also being used for kids room. Kids sofa beds are gaining equal popularity not only for its features but for the fun factor as well. A sofa bed is the most popular for its functionality, flexibility and space saving attribute. They are the best for small rooms which requires both bed and sofa. This two in one feature of sofa beds is widely used for living room furniture and now also being used for kids room. Kids sofa beds are gaining equal popularity not only for its features but for the fun factor as well. We all know how messy can kids get. They litter the room often and in order to give them their playing space you need minimal furniture around. But a bed is something unavoidable and important piece of furniture which occupies most of the rooms space. This leaves them with not much area for playing and studying. Grown up kids need more than a bed to assist them during days like a sofa where they can sit and carry their activities easily. Many a times we find the bed is of no use until night and thus it covers space without being fully utilized. For such cases kids sofa beds are perfect for your kids to enjoy their personal space with ease. As parent we dont realize but after certain age it becomes necessary to have a sofa for your kids room. As they grow up they start reading lots of books for which they need a comfortable place to concentrate. A bed can also be used for reading but it brings with it a feeling of drowsiness and all that your kid will think of is to sleep. Instead if you have a sofa for kids they will be able to do a lot more with it along with having fun. Another obvious advantage of having kids sleeper sofa is that it saves space. You can use the extra space for their study table, dressers, wardrobe and many such things. The room looks more spacious and it can be helpful in entertaining their friends for projects as well as sleepovers. Kids sofa beds come in as many designs and style you want. Structure for Kids sofas, size and combinations varies and are very attractive. The different kinds of sofa beds we find in general can be found in same style for kids as well. The upholstered sofa serves as a comfortable sofa for kids. Theme based kids sofa beds are also a good option if you planning to decorate your childs room specifically. We all agree that kids need a good sleep to grow well. The kids sofa beds provide the same comforts as a normal bed does, but with few more advantages. They come with good safety measures and the height can also be adjusted according your needs. One more bonus is that kids sofa bed also provides enough storage space to put away their pillows and blankets. This means you dont have to look for a special space in their wardrobe to store the basic bedding which your kids requires.
The Comfortable Contemporary Sofa Bed - It Really Does Exist A sofa bed does not have to look like it belonged to your granny. The was a time when it was quite clear if a sofa was a bed as well, now there are great contemporary sofa bed designs which you would actually want in your home. With so many of us living in apartments in order to be near our jobs there is an ever increasing demand for well designed contemporary sofa beds. Whatever you favourite sofa design then there is a good chance that you can get a very similar design for a sofa bed. One of the currently popular contemporary sofa designs is the L shaped sofa. These are also available as a sofa bed and they tend to turn into huge luxurious beds. The best design is when a section pulls out from underneath the longest side of the L, turning the sofa into a huge rectangular bed. Although this is a wonderful size bed to wallow in there are two draw backs to the design. Firstly since the seat of the sofa forms part of the bed, then if this compacts or sags, the comfort of the bed can be quite badly affected. The second issue with this design is that the bed is quit hard, as the comfort of the bed is based on the padding on top of a frame and there is little or no bounce to the bed. So although the L shaped sofa will look like a great sofa and will make a large bed it is not necessarily the most comfortable bed. If you are looking for a really comfortable contemporary sofa bed then you really need to look for a sofa where the bed have a metal frame. These offer most comfort as the mattress is on a mesh or fabric which is pulled taught and is held in place by a series of springs to the frame. The other advantage of this styles is that the seat of the sofa and the mattress of the bed are independent, so the wear on one does not affect the comfort of the other. It also means that the sofa cushions and the mattress can be replaced if required. So if you are about to head out to look for your perfect contemporary sofa bed then you need to look not only at the appears and design, but also how it will wear and how you will maintain it.
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