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Protecting your futon and keeping it in the best shape possible may not be a concern that owners can afford to leave to chance. When even a little moisture is introduced to your environment, your futon can become a breeding ground for molds and mildew. Keeping your furnishing safe and dry, especially when they are not in use, can hold the key towards extending their usefulness and ensuring that you are able to get the most for Read the rest of this entry »

Finding a more affordable, comfortable and attractive selection of furniture can be an important undertaking. Ensuring that your home or interior environment does not lack for the comfort and opportunities needed to make the most out of the space can have many important advantages. Investing in a quality futon, rather than a more traditional mattress and box-spring, can allow you to save on the cost of your purchase, enjoy a greater level of comfort and ensure that you Read the rest of this entry »

When shopping for a futon, you’ll be happiest with your purchase if you know what you plan to use your futon for most. If you plan to use it mostly as a bed, you’ll want a different type of futon and frame than if you plan to use it more as a couch.

What If I Want to Use It as a Bed?

You’ll want a thicker mattress so that you aren’t feeling all the bars or slats of the frame through the mattress. Thicker mattresses are also better overall for the body than Read the rest of this entry »

So, you’re going to a college and you’re looking at the limited dorm room you have available, or you know you will have limited space in your home for furnishings while you’re in college. If you’re finding that most of the beds you are looking at are too expensive, the futon can be a good alternative to the bed.

Why are futons a good alternative? They’re affordable and flexible. Many people like the comfort that they offer. Some people Read the rest of this entry »

People who purchase futons have more options available for the covers used on the mattress. A futon is designed with an adjustable frame made of wood or metal. It also comes with a mattress with a standard thickness of six inches. The mattress or cushion is covered with fabric to make it more appealing when used for seating. Most futons are covered in solid, neutral colored fabrics. There are many stores and online websites which carry assorted futon covers in solids, stripes and patterns. Anyone with a Read the rest of this entry »

When one purchases a futon, they are purchasing much more than just a piece of sitting furniture. A futon can be turned into so much more. For example, when someone has visitors coming in from out of town, the futon is a great way to create extra space for sleeping. Since the futon has the ability to expand into a bed-like piece of furniture, it can easily be turned into a bed in a matter of minutes. This is a great alternative for someone having to sleep uncomfortably on the floor or waste money at Read the rest of this entry »

Even though futon mattresses are relatively inexpensive, you want to make sure that you keep your mattress clean. One of the most important things that you can do to keep your mattress clean is to cover it with a mattress protector. This will help prevent dust from building up on the mattress. The average cost of a mattress protector is around 50, which may seem like a lot of money. However, it will actually help you Read the rest of this entry »

Home is a place for comfort and fun. When you have kids, every item in your home is can become a play toy. Your futon is no exception.

Perhaps you remember building forts in your living room or backyard as a child. Building a rainy-day fort inside can be great fun for your kids. It can also allow them to explore their creativity as well. There are many different things you can use to build an indoor fort but one of the very Read the rest of this entry »