TRIBECA TWIN: INVITING COMPANY
With Ethan Allen’s Tribeca Twin Sleeper ($1,099), you’ll never need to refuse a guest from your small living area again. This huge cushioned chair folds out 91 inches right into a twin bed that’s ideal for small living spaces or instead of a settee. The Five-inch inner-coil quilted bed mattress could be upgraded for $299 for an air bed that pumps the peak as much as 7 inches. Ottoman offered individually. Offered at Ethan Allen stores: 192 Lexington Ave., (212) 213-0600 1107 Third Ave., (212) 308-7703.
IKEA EKTORP: SWEDISH AND EFFICIENT
Ikea sofa beds are affordable, but bear in mind the mattresses are constructed with 100% memory foam, which could compress after several uses. The 2-seater Ektorp ($699) includes a full 41/4-inch-thick bed mattress having a mind section that appears for studying or watching television during sex. Ektorp’s bed mattress has a thin cotton cover. Ikea reaches Elizabeth Center, 1000 Ikea Drive, Elizabeth, N.
J., (908) 289-4488, or visit www.
com to learn more.
LA-Z-BOY SNAP: ’50S RETRO
Todd Oldham’s new retro furniture line for La-Z-Boy includes the Snap convertible sofa ($949), which, at 63 inches lengthy, is a perfect sleeper for a kid. Designed to slot in cramped apartments, the Snap converts into variations, together with a simple bed, an armless sofa along with a chaise, and it is made in a range of fabrics. The metal side bars easily unhinge for convenient elimination of the memory foam back and arm cushions. Visit www.
com for retail locations.
ROYAL: KATHLEEN III
Mitchell Gold, a New York-based design company, makes the things they call "a genuine bed" that folds into a range of fashionable sofa styles. This 51/2-inch-thick bed mattress is capped with a 1/4-inch urethane quilting foam for added comfort and texture. Compared to other other bed mattress frames, which may be colorful or left unpainted, Mitchell Gold’s design is stylish in charcoal grey. No-tilt frame keeps the bed mattress firmly on the ground and also the bar that accustomed to lie underneath the bed mattress (torturing individuals sleeping on the top) falls off to behave as an assistance once the bed is brought out. The Kathleen III (proven from $1,900-$2,600) will come in both 90- and 82-inch models in slipcover or tailored fabric. For those who have extra space, consider using a sectional sofa bed. Mitchell Gold’s modern Luc ($3,800) unfolds right into a full- or queen-size bed. Call 1-800-789-5401, or visit www.
com for retailers.
SLUMBER AIR: A FLOATING ISLAND
La-Z-Boy’s Slumber Air bed system gives your overnight visitors a complete 10 inches of height. A 6-inch air bed rests on the top of the 4-inch innerspring sofa bed mattress, and inflates and deflates within 45 seconds using the provided electric pump. The Slumber Air includes a double-locking TV seat and it is separated in the standard bed mattress by nonskid material so visitors will not go "thump" at night. Obtainable in most La-Z-Boy queen or full sleepers for $199 plus the price of the couch bed (proven within the Jenna for $1,249). Visit www.
com for retail locations.
SIDEBAR: DEBUG THAT BED
– Open your bed mechanism to make sure that it opens easily.
– Pick the thickest bed mattress you really can afford – don’t go below 4 inches.
– Lie lower – it’s the easiest method to test the bed mattress.
– Search for style, in addition to comfort – the sleeper come in sofa mode more often than not.
– Select a sofa bed which has couple of moving parts around the sides from the frame to prevent knocking shins and ankles.
– Bring a calculating tape to ensure the sofa bed will easily fit in your family room – and thru your entrance.
– If you need to uncomfortable sofa bed, use a feather bed or egg crate on the top from the bed mattress.
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Jen Dyson: Provide a fan, some people can't sleep without the sound and some people ( ladies in their fifties for example aka, me ) can't sleep without the cool breeze ;-)
Nadine Augustyn: If that local TV station doesn't pick you as a regular feature then they aren't trying to get a ratings boost. I learn more in your 3 minute videos than in so many other 10+ minute videos. That wi-fi password frame idea is brilliant! So much better than that food-stained piece of paper on the side of my fridge.
Kari Kattler: Girl, I'm coming to stay at your house! 😂
Anthonia Farfalli: Because I live in Brooklyn, NY, people ALWAYS want to visit. I have been to ALL of the tourist attractions too many times, so now when people come to visit, I supply them with their own MetroCard pre-loaded with at least two rides, a subway map and directions to famous sites. I also give them a key to my home (only those most trusted) so that they can come and go as they please. It's worked well and I don't have to see the Statue of Liberty for the 500th time! Winning! 🙂 Merry Christmas Kathryn and thanks for sharing all of your wonderful tips this year.
AtHomeWithNikki: I loved this video Kathryn!!! So many wonderful tips!!! Merry Christmas my friend! Huge hugs and love! Nik
Jeri-Ann Henson: I love to bake just before they arrive or plan the next meal around when they are expected to get here. I'm always so excited to have guests…. so excited!
Do It On A Dime: Jeri-Ann Henson love it!! Who would say no to sweet treats! 🍪
Kati R.: Oh my, I'd love to be a guest at YOUR house! :)
love muppet: I think it's a super great idea to do all those little extras for guests. As you say they don't cost much except in a little time and thought. Those little touches do make people feel special. I always think a small pile of magazinesand coffee table books which cover a few interest ranges is good too. If you have close family and friends leaving out aa family photo album works too. This way when your busy cooking, doing prep or maybe putting your little ones to bed it stops your guest feeling at loose end. I hope you, your family and guestd ave a great Christmas, Kathryn
Do It On A Dime: love muppet love that photo book idea! Excellent!! You too ❤️️