Futons are very popular with people who leave in small compact homes since they can serve as a comfortable sofa during the day and folds out as a bed at night, thanks to the innovation of the frames. They are stylish, versatile and functional and can be incorporated into any home. They come in different styles, prices and their functionality.
There is a small futon that is preferred for its size and affordability, although, not furnished fully for permanent sleeping as it works more like a sleeper sofa. A modern futon that is stylish and equipped just like a normal bed as the mattress is almost same size as the usual one. Futons are a great way to accommodating guests overnight, ideal for small houses or used in studios.
Over the years, futons have evolved from a legless frame of hard cotton mattresses to sleek sofas that come in a variety of metal and wood designs and finishes. Futon frames give comfort and hide the beddings during the day under the cover fabrics that are available in different designs. The sofa beds come in cotton or cotton-less mattresses and innerspring mattresses. The best part about them is that they are inexpensive considering the versatility features that they offer. The high-end models cost less than $1000.
A futon is not only very effective in helping to cut costs that would be used to buy extra furniture but it is also a great piece that helps to economically economize the room in the house.
When purchasing a futon, you need to look out for the type of frame as it comes in either wood or metal. The metal designs may not offer a more stable support as compared to wooden models. However, wooden models have their own disadvantages especially if you happen to leave in areas that suffer excess humidity.
That doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy a wooden futon as all you need to do is install a house dehumidifier. You might have an AC but it doesn’t fully keep the humidity under control, it is therefore essential to have a dehumidifier connected. This is a tool that draws excessive moisture from the air and dumps it in a removable reservoir.
A dehumidifier is classified as either full house i.e one that covers the entire house or a portable one that is installed in every affected room. What are the pros and cons of installing a house dehumidifier?
- Protect the wall paint from bubbling, protect the floor from damage and prevent humidity caused furniture damage.
- It’s an automated tool that one can regulate to get the required humidity. Homes need roughly 30-50% humidity level.
- Protect from health related problems like allergies and infections triggered by molds and mildew formed in the house.
- There is often the need to hire someone to install it not unless you have the skill to do it yourself.
- It can be expensive to some people and may not be cost-effective.