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Interior living room in a small apartment: a lifting bed as a sign of hospitality

Not all homeowners can affordpresence of a guest bedroom. In such cases, relatives who arrived from afar and late friends are forced to stay for the night on sofas, folding beds or, more interestingly, on inflatable mattresses. Some of these objects look completely inappropriate and are unlikely to improve the hospitality of the house. The real way out of this situation is to install a lifting bed. Its main advantage is that, in general, it does not affect the appearance of the space as a whole and with equal success can fit into the interior of the living room, children's bedroom, study, and even the hallway. The concept of a lifting bed is not new, but many are hesitant to implement this idea due to uncertainty about the reliability of the design or fear of too high a cost. It is necessary to remember the main thing: the meaning of the acquisition of transformable furniture of any kind is to expand the functions of the space Today's lifting beds are not the same as they were a couple of decades ago. Now they are most often made to order, taking into account the style and parameters of the interior. Here is what you need to know about lifting beds. Project: installation of lifting or. Purpose: increase in free space or ensuring its multifunctionality. The most important feature of the lifting bed is that for its installation it will be necessary to increase from 30 to 50 centimeters of wall thickness in order to fit a mattress and a folding mechanism in the created niche. And taking into account this circumstance, it is necessary to understand where the legs of the bed will stand when it is lowered down. And one more thing: saving on building up the wall will inevitably lead to a decrease in the thickness of the mattress and, consequently, a decrease in the comfort of the bed. It is important to think through all the appointments of the room. Will it be a home office, playroom, multimedia area or room for yoga? You can always order a bed that will perform several functions due to the inclusion in its design of additional elements, for example, a small sofa or a desk. Customers of this project wanted to installlifting bed in the playroom. They did not need a separate guest bedroom. Designer Carey Bernstein designed the built-in section with spacious wardrobes and shelves for storing bed linen and toys. By the way, most people prefer to equip the space around the lifting bed in this way. Once a decision has been made about the placeinstallation of the bed and the appointment of the space in which it will be located, you can begin to choose a mattress. As with ordinary beds, there are many options. Do not confuse this horizontal unit with a folding sofa. Lifting bed mattresses are usually much more comfortable because they do not have a fold in the middle. To assess the quality of a mattress is only one way: to test it personally. Before you make a purchase, you need to sit on it, lie in different poses, and most importantly, do not hesitate to express your doubts to the seller, if any. Can only be fitted with a lifting bed, orblock with additional sections, or ask the designer to design a full-featured multifunctional module. A professional will surely take into account individual wishes and select the option that best suits the style and character of the interior. The cost of this bed depends on the typemechanism, size, presence or absence of additional options, installation method and much more. You can restrict the standard model, which when assembled looks like a normal cabinet, and spend about 100 thousand rubles. The custom-made version will cost from 150 thousand rubles. The work of a professional designer is usually much more expensive. Many reputable manufacturers provide services for the installation of furniture made by them - on their own or through third-party organizations. Otherwise, you can contact any, preferably a proven, company offering such a service. For those who favor the custom-designed module, we advise you to contact designers who have experience in similar projects. In addition, he should have contacts with qualified manufacturers and contractors. Making a lifting bed with their own hands is hardly advisable. The photo shows an example of the companyResource Furniture, which for many years engaged in the manufacture of lifting beds for individual orders. They help customers analyze the characteristics of their interior and select the system that best suits their needs. “You may have a guest room with a full bed, and you want to use this room as a home office or an additional living room,” said Laura Anderson, PR-manager at Resource Furniture. - We can offer a system with a desk at the side or a sofa in the front. Such options allow you to get the most out of space and give it more than one function. ” The blocks can be made of different materials, have a different configuration and finish. Some are laid vertically down, others to the side. There are also those that rotate around their own axis, allowing you to use the shelves and the bed without having to release these same shelves every time you need to go to bed. This is the system presented in the picture. The bed rises, and then the entire module rotates around its axis, opening access to the shelves. In this New York studio apartment every inch of space counts. To determine that the bed is hidden in the wall is rather difficult at first sight. The bed of a bed falls down over a sofa seat. His pillows become headboard. For these apartments located inThe condominium, Resource Furniture experts have developed a system that allows customers to use the space as a children's playroom. And also as a bedroom for their parents or housekeepers, when they stay overnight. Production of a full moduleindividual parameters can take up to three months. But in general, the duration of this process depends largely on the selected materials and equipment. Sometimes all components or their part are produced abroad, and in such cases it is necessary to take into account the time spent on logistics. A quality lifting bed is worth it to spend time and money on it. She will serve more than one year and will benefit the whole family.

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