If you are like me, you probably have a memory of sleeping (or more realistically not sleeping) on a sofa bed back in the day. Not sure which was worse – the hard metal bar under the skimpy mattress or the horrible mattress itself. No wonder people roll their eyes when I suggest they get a sofa bed for their home in Vallarta. They do not know that sofa beds have changed significantly since the 1970s and 80s.
Today, you can get a sofa bed made with revolutionary new materials such as memory foam and anti-rust mechanisms.
We have one of these new, revolutionary sofa beds in our store in Puerto Vallarta. While it is in the sofa position, customers who sit in it cannot believe they are sitting on a sofa bed. It provides a medium-firm feel, making it great for relaxing. When we put it into the sleeping position for them to lie down, we have difficulty convincing them to get back up! The model is called the CloudZ, made by the best sofa manufacturer in Mexico, called Palliser.
For those considering purchasing a sofa bed, here are some helpful tips to make sure you buy the best quality one for your money.
If you plan to use your sofa bed mostly for a sofa and only occasionally as a sofa bed, it must be comfortable for sitting. A well-made sofa is always designed with comfort being paramount. It should be almost impossible to determine if you are sitting on a sofa bed. Make sure you test it before you buy it. If it is not comfy to sit in, you will not use it, defeating the purpose.
You want great reviews to maximize rental revenue if you rent out your home. This is one more reason why it is essential to get a sofa bed with a good mattress – one that supports the back, shoulders, and hips. There are two different types of sofa bed mattresses. One option is a coil or spring mattress. If you purchase a coil mattress, look for one over 600 coils. Anything less will be uncomfortable. If it is a spring mattress, look for one with stress-relieving springs. By far, the better option is a memory foam mattress. Although they cost more initially, they are well worth the price. Memory foam mattresses offer consistent support, mold to your body, and quickly return to their original shape. They are also dust mite resistant and hypoallergenic; some even cool and warm to regulate your body temperature. If your budget has a little extra room, invest in a memory foam mattress.
The open and close mechanism is also an important component. If made with the correct materials, it should glide smoothly from the sofa to sofa bed position. Test it out - open and close the bed three or four times. All motion should be smooth. Also, inspect the edges of inner mechanisms so that they are not jagged – you do not want your sheets and blankets to rip.
Sofa beds are simply one of the best space-saving pieces of furniture available. If you only have guests infrequently at your casa or condo in Puerto Vallarta, a sofa bed is a great way to maximize the space in a second bedroom. A sofa bed can provide additional revenue for a relatively low investment for homeowners who rent out their places when they are not using them.
If you have not tried out a sofa bed lately, I invite you to drop into our new store at 363a Constitucion, just off Basilio Badillo, the next time you are in the neighborhood. We are located where the buses are, a couple of doors down from OXXO. Come in and try it out. Just a heads up that we close at 4 pm Monday through Friday and 2 pm on Saturdays. We know you will not want to get up off the sofa bed, so come early!
New condo in Vallarta? We help you buy furniture that lasts in our harsh climate. We work with manufacturers and suppliers that use the correct materials with the proper processes. Visit us at our Puerto Vallarta store: 363A Constitucion just off Basilio Badillo (Open Mon through Fri 10 to 4/Sat 10 to 2). Not currently in Mexico? Email us at email@example.com or Whatsapp us at +52 3221365156.