Thought to buy an angular sofa with a sleeping place in the kitchen? In this article we will tell you in detail about the positive and negative sides of this unusual, but sometimes quite necessary furniture. If there is not too much space in your apartment, then another bed is an important attribute, because both the unexpected visitor and the owner can be accommodated on the sofa.
Kitchen folding sofas - the pros and cons
Almost every corner and straight kitchen sofa unfolds, and its drawers are a great place to store small kitchen fittings, small pots, and even products: a potato net or a package of cereals can fit in it. But kitchen sofas can be laid out for another purpose - to become a place to sleep, which comes in handy in unforeseen situations. In these cases, they are able to replace the usual bed.
Folding sofa in the kitchen is necessary when needed:
- For a while to solve the problem of living with different sexes;
- Shelter a friend who needs to spend the night;
- Put to sleep late friends;
- Nook for siesta.
The downside of such furniture is that it is narrow, inconvenient to constantly sleep on it, and, often having a small size, is able to accommodate only a teenager.
Attention! The generally accepted dimensions of a kitchen sofa with a berth are as follows: its width varies from 1 to 1.5 m, and its length from 1 to 2 m.
An angular sofa with a sleeping place in the kitchen is arranged somewhat differently than a straight line. The sofa is divided into two halves, forming a right angle. Compared with the direct, is able to fit on an additional 1-2 people.
Types of kitchen sofas
So that at the moment when the guests descend, not to suffer in thought about a sleeping place and not to hastily look for a couch or another bed, you should take care of this in advance. And this leads to thoughts about choosing the type:
Roll-out sofas need space. In the vast kitchen such a sofa can be put without difficulty. But in small kitchens this may be a problem. To solve them, you can remove the table by replacing it with a folding.
Important! The device is very sensitive to mechanical stress, so it is important to avoid skewing when rolling out.
Folding sofas, by analogy with roll-out, are moved forward and laid out, forming a double bed. Such a device is driven by articulated mechanisms, and fixing and strengthening occurs with the help of special locks and supports. The most convenient place to sleep may be for a child or teenager. For an adult, it is suitable only for one or a few nights.
Varieties and basic qualities
There are several options for this kitchen furniture. They differ in materials, configuration, and other factors. It is possible to pick up furniture which will suit your conditions, having studied various options. The following factors are decisive in choosing a sofa:
A frame made of metal, be it steel or another metal, is by definition a strong and durable thing. The strength is also determined by the fastenings of the components;
The wooden frame is the most common, but its service life depends directly on the quality and properties of the wood used;
This framework incorporates both elements made of iron and wooden elements;
Upholstery is chosen at the discretion of the buyer, but since the furniture is selected for the kitchen, it is more rational to use easily cleaned materials such as eco-leather, real leather, non-woven polymeric upholstery. It is necessary to be guided first of all on a practicality.
Fillers - that part of the sofa that provides the user's comfort.
There are the following types:
- The spring block is a reliable, proven over the years technology of filling the sofa. Many small springs provide optimal elasticity, the unit is very durable;
- Foam rubber - one of the cheapest and most common, but also low-quality fillers;
- Polyurethane foam is a foamed synthetic material that favorably differs from foam rubber in quality and durability;
- Sintepon - Used in cheap furniture. Provides marketable appearance, but has a very low quality.
- Coconut fodder is a natural material, a collection of small fibers collected from the fruits of coconut palm trees. Good functional qualities, does not cause allergies.
When choosing a folding sofa with a sleeping place in the kitchen in Moscow, one should focus on how often the sofa will be used, and who will fold it, because there are many different mechanisms - and some of them require the efforts of an adult.
Consider the main types:
The most common design. The mechanism is located inside the case. To remove the folding element, lift the seat and pull out the desired element.
The horizontal space of the sofa in this mechanism is based on a system of several U-shaped arcs. The bed is set up fairly quickly, but the disadvantage of this design is that it needs an extra mattress. The service life of the mechanism directly depends on the weight qualities of the person and it is sometimes not comfortable to sleep on such a narrow mattress. More often used in straight sofas.
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In order to decompose the sofa with this mechanism, you must move the seat to the right or left, depending on the design. A sofa armrest is placed on the resulting empty space. This creates a place for lying. The indisputable advantage of this model is that, when unfolded, there is access to a small box for personal belongings.
This view provides access to a large sleeping area where two people can fit. But the obvious disadvantage of such a mechanism is the required space for unfolding. This design is quite reliable and very easy to use.
When folded, it takes up very little space and is mainly used in corner sofas. Under the narrow seat hidden loop, pulling which you need to raise the sliding element to the level of the seat. This view is so simple and convenient that even a child can handle it. Very convenient for regular use.
When pulling out the folding mechanism of the sofa, the necessary components are pulled out after it. In the unfolded form is quite spacious - can fit two people. When the moving part is removed, it does not take up much space, which also characterizes it positively.
Roll-out sofa with the mechanism "Telescope" is characteristic of the minimum number of components of the mechanism, and, as a result, reliability and durability. The durability of this design depends on the quality of materials and proper assembly. Extremely easy to fold. It is only necessary not to rush and make sure that there is no skew.