If the family often receives guests, especially from afar, then a sofa in the kitchen with a berth can be an excellent solution if the living space is not large enough. When choosing such furniture, it is necessary to take into account the features: sofa model, ways of its transformation, color, design, quality of fabric and filler.
Types of sofas for the kitchen
A direct kitchen sofa with a berth is appropriate even in an apartment with a small kitchen. In addition, it can be double. Straight models for the kitchen are not as popular as corner ones, but in small kitchens they are often placed along the wall, and the drawers under the seat are used as an additional storage module.
Straight models can be of different configurations, but they require much more space when unfolding than corner ones. Most often they serve as a place to eat, much less often — as a place to sleep.
There are many options for direct sofas for kitchens, but they are more suitable for those who do not need an extra bed or are the happy owner of a large kitchen.
Such models are the most functional and compact. In addition, they are visually attractive. The main advantage of a corner sofa is that it can be installed in the place that is least used. Thus, it significantly saves space.
A corner sofa in the kitchen with a berth allows you to zone the space. In this case, it serves not only as a decoration of the room, but also as a practical addition to the workspace. The practicality of using a kitchen sofa also lies in the fact that thanks to it the table does not stand close to the wall, so the likelihood of stains on it is reduced.
The corner model is appropriate in the kitchen of any parameters and can be used as an extra bed at any time, and it is more pleasant to dine sitting on a soft sofa with a comfortable back, so these sofas are most in demand among buyers.
Ways to transform sofas
The clamshell is considered the most common layout mechanism. To turn this model into a sleeper, you must first remove the seat base. Such a folding mechanism is used as a seat only when folded, and when unfolded, only as a bed, since such a furniture layout mechanism is quite fragile.
The kitchen corner sofa with a berth has several ways of transformation. The type of transformation “Dolphin” has a mechanism of the “lever” type. It is revealed simply: you need to pull the retractable part towards you until the limiter works. In the open state, an additional mattress is visible, which must be pulled out. There are special loops for this.
The process of laying out the “Dolphin” takes little time and does not require much effort. In addition, models of this type have a box where you can store bedding.
Such a layout mechanism is also called roll-out. This design is ergonomic and comfortable, since the sliding mechanism allows you to vary the change in the length of the sofa. The telescope has three parts of the sofa, which are revealed in the manner of a telescope. Opening it is simple: you need to push the base on which the seat is located and pull it towards you.
These models are large when unfolded. This is her merit. The disadvantage of this mechanism may be that the berth, when extended, is close to the floor.
“Accordion” is a kind of transformer for the kitchen. Compactness is its main difference and advantage. Most of the opening mechanism is built into the backrest. Therefore, such a model grows well in size when unfolded and becomes an excellent sleeping place.
This model is suitable for small rooms and when folded takes up little space. The back part does not protrude beyond the body, so this sofa can be installed close to the wall or even in the corner of the room, so it is convenient for use in a small kitchen.
Choice of color and design
The kitchen often becomes the soul of the house, as well as the visiting card of the owners and has its own style. Therefore, it is important to consider color and design when choosing furniture. A properly selected sofa for the kitchen will help to make more rational use of free space and combine many functions, both decorative and practical.
For those who appreciate minimalism, white, beige, gray or black are suitable. For lovers of the classics or the Renaissance, blue, golden or brown are suitable.
A large selection of colors and styles of kitchen sofas allows you to choose the one that fits perfectly with the style of the kitchen. There are options made on a wooden, metal base, that is, you can choose the right one for both lovers of the classics and supporters of styles from country to high-tech. When choosing a color, it is better to focus on your tastes, as well as on the color scheme of the room. A well-chosen sofa is one that harmonizes with walls, curtains and other pieces of furniture.
Which upholstery fabric do you prefer?
The choice of upholstery should be approached thoroughly. The kitchen is preparing food, there are different smells and high humidity, so sofa upholstery options should be appropriate for the kitchen room, reduce the likelihood of contamination of the piece of furniture and have a beautiful look.
In this case, it is better to opt for velor, arpatek, courtisan or microfiber. The most resistant to dirt are models made of genuine leather or leatherette. It will be easy to remove the stain from such sofas, which is especially important for families with small children and animals. However, it should be noted that the disadvantage of such sofas is that it is uncomfortable to sit on them in the summer.
What fillers are best
The filler is an important element that affects the comfort of the furniture. The kitchen sofa is no exception. The most popular filler is polyurethane foam, they fill the backs, seats, pillows. Most often, models for the kitchen are filled with it. The advantages of polyurethane foam include its durability, a variety of shapes and stiffness options, and reliability. Filler polyurethane foam does not cause allergies, does not accumulate dust, has a high degree of elasticity and elasticity.
The disadvantage is that when using cheap polyurethane foam, dents can quickly form in places of high loads.
A less expensive filler option is foam rubber, but it has many disadvantages, the main of which is fragility. If you sit on the foam rubber surface often, then its soft parts will quickly begin to fail.
Folding sofa for kitchen: pros and cons
A double sofa in the kitchen — although rare, but exists. It serves as an extra bed in cases where it is necessary to temporarily resolve the issue of accommodating several guests. Such models often have drawers, they can be used to store kitchen utensils and food supplies. This kitchen sofa is a godsend for a small apartment.
The disadvantages of such a model include the fact that no folding kitchen sofa can replace the beds, and, in addition, resting among kitchen smells can be uncomfortable.
Examples of popular models
There are many models of kitchen sofas, but the most common of them are classic corner sofas. Peculiar soft corners, which are bought separately from the table and other interior items. They also make sofas combined with a table. Such kitchen groups are made in the same style and they look full. In addition, they are often transformers that easily turn into a bed and contain drawers that act as a storage module.
Sofas are made on curved legs, often they come with similar chairs. Often, a round table on one stand, an ottoman or a seat with an ottoman are purchased for such a sofa. However, this model is suitable for large kitchens or a kitchen combined with a living room.
The width of the model and the height of the seat are taken into account, since ease of use depends on this. Functionality plays an important role — especially for small kitchens.
Additional storage boxes and shelves will help organize the kitchen space and make it the most convenient. Color also matters, it should be in harmony with the walls and other furniture in the kitchen.
A sofa in the kitchen is not a rare phenomenon, but in order to make the right choice, many factors must be taken into account. When buying a sofa, you need to choose its size correctly — it should not be too large so that there are no problems with movement, but it should not be too small, because then it will not make sense for those who want to have an extra bed. If you take into account all these features when buying, a small sofa will delight the owners and their guests.