Sleeper sofas are a great way to make room for house guests without a dedicated guest room. Most are, unfortunately, terribly uncomfortable and rickety-feeling. Buy a sofa sleeper your guests will love by using this simple checklist.
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If you're shopping for a sleeper sofa the Utah State University Extension Office has a handy guide you can use to ensure you end up with a comfy, durable and easy-to-use sleeper sofa. We'd recommend checking out their entire guide to selecting upholstered furniture as it's packed with great tips on understanding labels and fabric durability codes, among other things. If you're ready to get shopping right now, however, skip to the quality checklist at the end of the document. There you'll find questions like:
- Is the stabilizer bar attached to the frame with helical coils, not welded?
- Is there more than one rotation bar on each side of the sofa frame?
- Is the decking fabric made of durable fabric?
- Does the mechanism work easily, smoothly, and quietly?
Check out the full guide at the link below for tons of additional shopping tips and tricks. Have your advice of your own to share? Help your fellow readers out by sounding off in the comments.
Smart Shopping for Home Furnishing: Selecting Upholstered Furniture (PDF) [Utah State University via Apartment Therapy]