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Old 07-21-2012, 08:19 PM
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Default Futon, sofa bed, or air mattress?

So I'm looking at buying a house and I already have friends who are ready to come visit once I get moved in. Problem: I won't have a guest bedroom. So I'm stuck deciding between if I want to buy a futon, sofa bed, or an air mattress. I don't think I can afford a NICE sofa bed unless I find one used off craigslist, so I'm thinking there's probably little difference between cheap sofa bed and cheap futon.
But at that point, I'm wondering if I should just buy a nicer air mattress? I mean... sleeping on the floor on an air mattress would probably be just as comfortable as some of the cheaper, crappier futons out there...

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:23 PM
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Air Mattress. Definitely. I sleep on an air mattress over a couch/futon/pull out any day XD
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Nice air mattress > cheap other thing, for sure.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:31 PM
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Just tell your friends to bring sleeping bags

(but actually, I'm all about air mattresses: way better quality for the money and they take up a lot less space, comparatively)
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:34 PM
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Air mattresses just seem 'cleaner' to me if I am staying somewhere, haha. I don't really like futons anyway.
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Looks like I'm the minority! I was going to say nice futon/cheap sofa bed. There's a blurred line, there, since nicer futons look basically like sofas. They can double as furniture or a sleeping place.

I personally hate air mattresses. They get cold, they mush, I've had many deflate on me by the end of the night, you have the hassle of setting it up then putting it away...bleh.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:40 PM
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Looks like I'm the minority! I was going to say nice futon/cheap sofa bed. There's a blurred line, there, since nicer futons look basically like sofas. They can double as furniture or a sleeping place.

I personally hate air mattresses. They get cold, they mush, I've had many deflate on me by the end of the night, you have the hassle of setting it up then putting it away...bleh.
To be fair, I've done a lot of camping

IME, if you're going to go cheap with a futon or sofa bed, it's going to be springy and hurt backs LOL
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Air mattress.

We have a nice one that sits on a nice frame so it's up off the floor. put a pad down or an extra blanket and no worries about it being cold. Ours has a thing you just plug in to inflate it which is SO convenient

Our house doesn't have an extra room so when guests come they have to stay in our finished basement. We just blow up the mattress and voila. when they leave, just deflate and fold up and it's out of the way and you have full use of the room again and everyone says it's very comfortable.
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We have a nice one that sits on a nice frame so it's up off the floor. put a pad down or an extra blanket and no worries about it being cold. Ours has a thing you just plug in to inflate it which is SO convenient
That sounds like the one we have, and it is great. When my brother and his wife come to stay, they stay in the room with the very nice fold out sofa - but use the air mattress because they much prefer it!
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:22 PM
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That sounds like the one we have, and it is great. When my brother and his wife come to stay, they stay in the room with the very nice fold out sofa - but use the air mattress because they much prefer it!
oh yeah...m y mom has a fold out sofa and OMG it's a torture device lol. when we go to visit we bring our air mattress lol
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