Folding sofa to the kitchen
If you pay attention to kitchen sofas with a berth, it means that your modest square meters require substantial savings. This is a great option for a kitchen of about 8 sq.m. But the owners of luxury cottages, villas and houses acquire comfortable folding sofas, making the dining room or work area as comfortable as possible. With such furniture you can create a beautiful lounge-area for receiving guests or your own leisure. Add to it a transforming table, occasionally “transforming” into a coffee table - and the kitchen will become your favorite place to spend your time.
Features and benefits
Stylish kitchen sofa has a simple and intuitive folding mechanism. Depending on the type, you can purchase a model bed, "accordion", corner design and others. It has several advantages over traditional sofas.
Functional, such a system can accommodate several people. With its help, the issue of shortage of places is easily resolved, especially if you are an amateur to collect noisy companies, to arrange home stand.
Ergonomics due to which inside the sofa you can hide a lot of unnecessary things, kitchen utensils (provided that you do not use it often). Thanks to the excellent roominess, it is not necessary to clutter the room with unnecessary objects.
Compactness. In this case, the sofa does not take much space when assembled, and when disassembled it becomes a full-fledged sleeping place.
Convenience. It is always more pleasant to have breakfast, dinner, greet guests and celebrate noisy holidays on soft seats with backrest, armrests, and not on hard stools. A sofa laid out forward is an excellent solution to rest the body even during a meal. You will not have a numbness in your back, neck, but about how you have recently humped and will completely forget.
Wide range of. A wide collection of various folding sofas from the Crocus, AMF, Elegant, Davidos brands is presented on the windows of specialized stores.
When choosing, pay attention not only to the country of origin, but also the build quality, materials and type of the structure itself. This sofa perfectly complements the hard corner contour of a furniture set, shelves, racks. Among the "kingdom" of modern household appliances, he will create a cozy lull even in the studio apartment.
An important purpose of the folding mechanism is an extra bed, not only for guests, but also for a growing child. It is useful to you in case you need to resolve the issue of living with heterosexual children, receiving guests, relatives, as well as an overnight stay, a place of solitude.
Any sofa can be fixed with special locks and props, which usually come bundled with the goods.
Aesthetic appeal. Whatever you choose: a kitchen corner, a sofa, or maybe it will be a couch, compact sofas with a sleeping place - all this organically fits into the interior of the room.
Depending on the size and purpose, the forward-folding sofas “work” in various ways. This may be a special mechanism dolphin, accordion, sedafleks, eurobook, as well as a French folding bed.
The usual model has comfortable handles, successfully opened to the side. Due to this ability lengthened bed. However, it does not have the advantages of a dolphin system. In this case, the lower cushion of the sofa comes out, which in one motion turns into a bed. In addition, there is an additional drawer for storing various things.
Compact mini sofas or a French folding bed is a good option for a small-sized kitchen. It develops like a folding bed, which relies on a special arc. Most often, this design needs an extra mattress to create a bed. For many, this factor becomes a disadvantage, because the additional costs for small apartments are not always appropriate.
High-quality double sofa bed can be folded like a folding bed. Durable, it is intended mainly for the rest of children. Such a mechanism can boast of miniature size, both folded and unfolded.
Very fashionable trend - pull-out sofas due to ease of use. They are equipped with special belts that are enough to pull over and spread out the bed. Pushing with your foot or hands, you simply slide the mechanism into the finished, folded version. The main advantage of the product is considered to be a long service life (over 10 years). It is reliable, easy to maintain, has compact dimensions and is very comfortable for sleeping.
A good new thing will be a corner double folding or unfolding sofa. Depending on the capabilities of your kitchen and the need to accommodate a large number of guests at the table, you select such furniture. Most of all, with the purchase of this design, the simplicity of its transformation impresses. Literally with one hand movement, you can create a comfortable place to sleep. An important factor will be the selection of frame material.
Narrow models are presented in the category of Eurobooks and accordions. Such mechanisms have excellent functionality, great save kitchen space. You just pull the seat up and pull it toward you, straightening the bed. You can also fork out for systems with an automatic mechanism, additional storage compartments, bar drawers, shelves, and side tables.
The most budgetary option is the Sedaflex, comfortable, spacious, reliable. As a rule, it is equipped with chrome or metal legs and an easy-to-use transformation mechanism. For unusual interiors fit model "click-klyak." Its main advantages are small size, the presence of supports, the ability to adjust the height. And here you can fix 3 positions for sitting, lying down or for reclining posture.
The corner L-shaped model can additionally accommodate up to 2 people on its wing. Such a model, as a rule, goes without a folding mechanism, therefore it is to some extent rigid. Here you will not find expensive accessories, but boxes for storing products, things and kitchen utensils can be included.
When choosing a product, pay special attention to the frame material. The ideal option would be oak, beech, conifers. The budget will be the model of pine, birch, chipboard, chipboard with MDF. The fittings (metal, chrome, steel) are of great importance. The sofa and at the same time a sleeping place should be strong both during the meal and during sleep.
For the upholstery in many interior styles, natural and artificial leather is used, textiles are possible. Despite its high prices, a leather sofa is always practical, durable, safe and luxurious.
Quite a long service life shows artificial leather. It is available in the price, practically does not differ on external data from natural. In this case, you have more opportunities for the selection of colors, textures and even prints. And even the range of samples of artificial leather can not be compared with textile.
The most popular materials in this category turned out to be blended fabric (cotton and polyester), flock, which prevents the penetration of moisture, hypoallergenic chenillus, jacquard. And to add prestige and status, it is enough to choose a structure upholstered in suede.
The color palette is quite diverse. Classic black, brown and sand tones are the most versatile type of folding sofas. They are in perfect harmony with the patterned kitchen apron, colorful curtains and snow-white tulle, bright furniture set.
At the peak of popularity are models with patterns. It can be graphic, geometric, watercolor prints. It is appropriate to use floristic themes, animalistic applications, patterns in the Scandinavian, oriental, maritime style. Ideal in the kitchen in the style of grunge, glamor, rococo, avant-garde would be appropriate to use dark, deep tones with gold, silver edging (inserts).
It will look beautiful shade Marsala, burgundy, bottle green, light brown, crimson. Any strip also harmonizes with the overall atmosphere of the kitchen. In the upcoming season, try to pay attention to colors such as orange, sky blue, emerald, purple. Try to choose a non-staining color, which is almost imperceptible spots, stubborn dirt, traces of food and drinks.
How to choose
When choosing the perfect folding sofa with a depth of 60 cm or more, follow the simple rules. Any mechanism should "keep" on strong legs, have a support that can withstand the maximum weight of all who can fit on the couch. See also check the operation and capabilities of the mechanism.
It will not be superfluous to purchase sofas, with which interchangeable covers are included. Also give preference to the holofiber filler. The very same upholstery material must be durable, durable to minor mechanical damage. Since the kitchen is 8 square meters. m you can bring a sofa of small dimensions, choose compact and functional mechanisms. You should not abandon the additional compartment under the furniture, in which you can hide from prying eyes some things.
To ensure that the furniture lasts a long time, pay attention to the models with a spring block, leather upholstery, and fittings not from chipboard, but more durable materials. A flat line and straight seams can “tell” a lot about the quality of the product.
Interesting solutions in interior design
Leather models organically fit into the atmosphere of fusion, urban chic, conservatism, minimalism, Japanese, etc. The skin absolutely does not absorb dirt, easy to clean. It instantly gives the room an expensive and sophisticated look.
Stylish small sofas will be an excellent addition to the cozy interior styles, for example, boho-chic, chebbi-chic, Provence, country, etc. They also harmoniously fit into the atmosphere of a loft, retro, oriental and others. Do not go far from the traditions. Watch a comfortable corner, which saves space. It is suitable for a studio apartment, small kitchens.
A high level of comfort and comfort will provide a folding bed and couch on 4 legs with interesting colors for upholstery. The classic still “loves” restrained colors and laconic forms, and for modern styles it is better to take the eurobook mechanism, the accordion or the clip-clap.