The Versatile Futon Loft Bed

Having sleepover guests can sometimes pose a challenge for you especially when you don’t have enough comfortable sleeping arrangements. The couch most often tends to be the catch all for these sleepover

Metal loft bed with a work space below and an easy chair which is really a futon

Futon Chair Below Will Sleep Your Guest

guests and most often it isn’t really a comfortable place to sleep in. Kids and teenagers are usually the ones who like to invite friends over just to hang and have the occasional slumber party, and sleeping bags are just about the best option for these times.

If you’re about to replace an old bed or after you kids have outgrown their old ones, you might want to consider purchasing a loft bed. Make that, a loft bed futon. We all know that bunk beds are often the best solution to having more beds in smaller spaces, as well as trundle or pull out beds. But you don’t always have sleepovers. This just adds bulk to a small room and cramps up the living space altogether, no matter how functional it can be on those nights when you have people staying over for a night or two.

To give you better idea of what a loft bed futon is, it’s basically an elevated bed with an add-on convertible futon underneath or an attached sofa bed. This allows you to prop up the futon during the day time and turn into a couch for extra seating for group studies or maybe just for lazing around and watching a movie with friends. The loft bed can still be fitted with a desk and some shelving or drawers depending on the design plan of your choice. Loft bed futons can be crafted with hard wood as well as with metal.

Should you wish to maximize a bedroom and still enjoy storage and extra seating and sleeping space, a loft bed futon is your best choice. There are many designs out in the market, whether you’re into something more traditional or if you fancy a contemporary style. Wooden loft beds have more of a warm appeal but sometimes can look a bit bulky and chunky in a small

Futon couch below this silver metal loft bed converts into a full size or double bed

Today’s Sleeper Couch

space. Metal loft beds lend a more minimalist feel but can look too industrial and cold. Either way, your imagination only limits you as to how you can dress up your loft bed choice. The right bedding, paint and some knick knacks can soften or ramp up any living space.

You will be surprised to discover how designers have taken well into drawing up some really good plans to incorporate our basic sleeping needs in a single unit and at the same time manage to bring the entire idea into a whole new level of form and function. Loft bed futons could just about be the coolest piece of furniture you could have in your home and can take you well over the years.

Find out more about these awesome sleeping unit and maybe you might just make it your next Do-it-yourself project , or your big surprise for your not so little kid. There are many designs to suit any individual from a toddler loft bed , a loft bed for teens or something for your college co-ed to bring to use in the college dorm. It a great invest well worth the thought and the effort to build.

Affordable City Apartments Anything But Spacious

I remember visiting a young friend of our daughter’s while in New York City.  As we walked up to the building,  I thought, this looks nice.  Then we stepped

Small quarters in this efficiency apartment are enlarged by 42 square feet by using a loft bed futon couch below combo.

Stylish Space Savers

into his room.  Yes his room, not an apartment in my mind at all.  He really should have bought some decent loft bed plans and built one himself.  As it was his furniture was so close together you could hardly squeeze through and we had come for dinner.  Some of us sat on the bed while others sat on the couch with the dining room table in between us to eat.  Food was great, but the restaurant was a bit short on atmosphere.

Had he owned a futon couch, queen size loft bed combo, there would have been plenty of room for his table and chairs, his bed and his couch and coffee table.  In fact, it would have been perfect for his one room apartment.  His queen size bed required over 33 square feet of floor, as a loft bed it would have made his living space about 25% bigger.  What a space generator that would have been.

Designs of loft beds are almost endless. You can find wooden ones, metal ones, and some in acrylics.  The bed is up top and depending upon its size, you’ll gain that much room below for a couch, or a small office, or for storage.  Metal frames are popular and contemporary in design as a rule.  The wooden ones range from contemporary to classic traditional.

When you choose your futon hardware for down below, be sure to install the type that is sometimes called a “wall hugger” because it needs about 6″ of clearance when being pulled out and flattened into the bed it really is.  This may not seem important, but if you are in an apartment and the futon is slept on every night, it must be convenient to convert unless keeping your apartment looking tidy and neat is of no consequence.

Another point to consider when buying the futon itself is how frequently someone will be using it.  Futons can be quite uncomfortable for sleeping every night, especially if they are in the lower price ranges.  While budget is always a consideration with most of us, like any other good mattress’

comfort, you get what you pay for.  Do treat the purchase just as you would any other mattress.  Lie on the store model and decide whether or not you could sleep there every night.  If the answer is yes, then and only then, should you seriously consider making that purchase.

The final step is choosing the Futon’s cover.  Keep in mind that choosing your

Silver metal finish with black and white toned covers for both the bed overhead as well as the futon couch below.

Contemporary Style Futon Lower and Twin Upper

cover is no less important than choosing the covering on your living room couch.  After all, by day the futon is your couch.  Many choices are out there, so we certainly will leave than choice up to you and your decorator.

By comparison to conventional furniture, loft beds are quite reasonable to purchase.  Most run between $1,200 and $3,200.  If you can afford to buy one, we would encourage you to do that, but if you want to save some money, it can be done if you build it yourself.  We know these woodworking projects turn out extremely well assuming you buy quality loft bed plans prior to starting the project.  Be sure to buy the type with step by step instructions and lists of not only the tools you will need but also the supplies.

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