A fold out sofa or
couch can be a really handy piece of furniture to have. A fold out sofa has usage as a couch and
as a bed when needed. A fold out (or sleeper) bed’s ideal usage is in small rooms, lofts, studio
apartments and guest bedrooms.
They are generally
cheaper than buying a bed mattress and bed frame; plus unlike beds, sleeper beds get the added
usage as a couch as well. So you end up getting more bang for your buck, which is very important
What is the first
thing that comes to your mind when you think of a fold out sofa (also known as
a pull out sofa)? Grandma used to have one, and that metal pole kept me up all
night? Do you remember that?
That used to be the case, but with the
advancement in designs and frame modifications, sleeping on a fold out bed has never been more comfortable. This
means that the only downside to a sofa bed now is the weight issue.
It used to
be that fold out beds were not only uncomfortable but they were also extremely heavy. Again, thanks to some
design changes and sturdy light weight solid bed frame wood, fold out couches are no longer as heavy as they
once were either.
One of the
biggest benefits of a fold out sofa bed is that it can be used as a couch and as a sofa when you have guests
over. They are great for saving space and no one can ever tell that your couch is also a bed. Since they are
lighter weight now, they can also be pretty easily moved from room to room.
had the benefit of using a pull out bed recently when I was on vacation. The hotel room had one room and a pull
out sofa bed in the living room area. I reluctantly took the sofa bed and I was very pleased with how I ended up
sleeping over the weekend.
Sofa Beds – Types
sofas now come in all different kinds of configurations. Fold out couches can be in corner sectionals, built in
to a large sectional, or the traditional couch. They come in all the standard sizes that a regular bed would
come in: twin, double, full, queen, and king sizes.
mentioned previously, these pull out beds used to weigh a ton, now they only weigh about 150lbs. They can be
made with microsuede upholstery,
leather, or cotton twill upholstery and feature high-density foam and wire spring fill for maximum support and
There are a plethora
of colors available include khaki, white, brown, beige, black, orange, green, and many more
colors to match perfectly in your room.
There are even more color and design features if you're looking for a kids pull out sofa, which are discussed more on the next page. We also discuss specific models from
UTM and Handy Living.
When considering which pull out sofa would best meet your needs, think about which room it will be
going in and who will be using it.
Also consider how frequently it will be used. Sofa beds are extremely durable, low-maintenance and
can easily be cleaned when needed.