When you are planning on buying a guest bed to be able to provide a comfortable sleep for your guest you are flooded with various options, each one with some specific advantages. These beds come in various types and sizes and a lot depends upon the size of your guest room if you have one or the study that can be converted to a guest room in case of necessity and of course your budget.
The more practical choices
Most of us feel it is not necessary to buy the high end guest beds since they will not be used on a regular basis if you have guests over only occasionally. To be more practical it is better to buy a type of bed that can be used as a sofa in the study and can be converted into a bed when the need arises.
Small spaces feel cramped with the bigger types of guest beds which will also cost more; things like futons, pull out sofa beds, trundle beds, are more popular these days since they occupy less space and can be used for sitting purpose too.
Advantages of having guest beds
Any host would like to make their guests feel comfortable and happy when they are in their house; just imagine if you had no guest beds and your close friend or relative comes over to spend the weekend with you? You would be really embarrassed to let them sleep on the small and inconvenient couch or worse let them sleep on the floor, I am sure none of us would like that.
Having a guest bed tucked under a trundle bed or a comfy sofa bed in the study would really relieve you of the embarrassment and your guest of the inconvenience and make your guest feel very welcome in your house.
Investing in a Guest Bed would not go wasted if you are planning on extending your family in a short time; this would come in handy when the kids outgrow their cribs and need a proper bed.
And you would not need to buy an extra sofa or any other seating arrangement for your study if you get home a pull out sofa bed that can serve the dual purpose of a sofa and a bed too.
Tips on buying guest beds
Of course, the choice of guest beds you would like to buy mainly depends on the type of accommodation you have and the budget you can set aside for this purchase.
Since most of us have smaller living spaces we should opt for those that occupy less space or can be tucked away in the closet or under another bed when not in use.
Buying things that can be used in the study or the office room when not needed as a bed makes more sense; saves spaces, saves money too.
Choose the mattress wisely; get something that lasts longer and needs no frequent replacements. And if you are expecting older guests like your parents to visit frequently you should be more careful in this matter and go for good ones that give ample support to the body.
If you select your guest bed with care your guests are sure going to appreciate you and bless you for the comfortable sleep you have offered them.