Sleeper sofas, or sofa beds, have dealt with some common issues since their inception. Although the concept of combining two pieces of furniture into one was clever, most sleeper sofas are some combination of huge, difficult to convert to and from bed mode, substantially less comfortable as a bed (or, in some cases, uncomfortable in both forms), relatively difficult to maintain, and lacking the durability of a regular bed. Today, however, modern sleeper sofas exist which answer all of these concerns. Their minimalist design is easy to move, either within the home or from one location to another; rather than needing movers (or a few strong friends) to carefully maneuver the massive beast up stairs and through narrow doorways, these sofa beds are no more difficult to move than a king-size mattress. Likewise, since they take up less space, you get a sleek, minimalist look with a home with bigger, more open areas that are a pleasure to inhabit.
The design makes it easy to convert from sofa to bed and back; simply adjust and push the splitback cushion down, and it changes from a sofa with a comfortable seat and thick cushion for your back into a bed as soft and comfortable as any traditional one. People who think of sleeper sofas as only being converted on rare occasions, such as when hosting a visitor, miss out on the benefits; they think, at most, that this sleeper sofa accompanies two people. A fine improvement, but not a big deal. However, the ease of conversion makes this sleeper sofa one you can switch any time you want to lay down without a cushion pressing into your back. Click, click, push: you’re lounging back with your laptop, doing extra work at ease rather than hunched over your keyboard, or simply lulling yourself to sleep with some light entertainment television. Maintenance on these sofa beds isn’t just easier than with a regular sleeper sofa; it’s easier than with almost anything you’ll own, and their design combines minimalist philosophy with top-end durability. Needing just a few bars of metal or slats of wood, a cushion, and a handful of basic bolts and screw holding everything together, these sleeper sofas are hard to break and easy to fix. These new sleeper sofas offer a sleek look, a low-key design, greater durability, and easier use than old-style sofa beds. In other words, there’s everything to like about them.