Futons-Japanese Quilted Mattresses

What are futons?

Futons are known to have originated in Japan. Futons are traditional Japanese quilted mattresses which the Japanese used to lay on while sleeping. Futon usually refers to only the mattress, but the bedding set consists of both the mattress and a duvet. These futons can be folded and kept aside during the day, and are taken out during the night.

We are however interested in western-futons as they are more widely used in today’s world.

Western futons are very different from their Japanese counterparts. The western futon comes with a wooden or a metal frame and the futon sits on it. It serves a dual purpose as it can be used as a chair or a couch. The frame usually folds in the middle and flattens to double-up as a bed. The western futons are filled with foam and batting and are usually larger than Japanese mattresses. They are used as a substitute for beds or any other kind of furniture. The futons are often sold in the form of a set which consists of both the mattress and the frame. Nowadays futons are sold with changeable covers so that people now have the option to choose from a variety of colors to complement their decorating tastes.

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Factors needed to be considered before buying a futon:

Sure a futon can be bought for as little as 100 dollars but is it worth it? What you will get is a cheap metal frame futon that won’t last long. So the questions that you need to be asking are: Who do you want it for? Who’s going to be sleeping on it? Is it going to be a child or an adult? Or is it going to be the whole family? These are the types of questions you would want to ask to buy the perfect futon for your needs. A good mid-range futon is available in the 500-700 dollars bracket, and if you are willing to stretch your budget a little you could buy futons worth 1000 dollars which come with a wooden frame and a foam mattress. Futons are easily customizable and do not take much space making it the perfect choice.

These factors will help you in selecting the perfect piece of furniture that will not only serve the intended purpose but also add a little spice to your decor.

There are futons for sale in almost every major departmental store. Futons are even available on the internet. There are clearance sales happening all the time so you might even land a good deal on your purchase. Here are some websites that are leaders in the futon world –

  1. Overstock
  2. Walmart
  3. IKEA
  4. Pepperfry
  5. Amazon
  6. eBay
  7. sears
  8. Target

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If you are looking for something exquisite, that will up the style quotient of your house by a good notch, fret no more, as I list some of the top bedding sofas that simply oozes style and will be the first thing that people notice when they visit you.

  1. Fizz Foam Fold Out

It’s raven black color and extremely soft pillows will never want to make you leave. All under 200 pounds! It can also be used as the occasional bed.

  1. Cuba futon

Neat and Swedish in design, this futon is perfect for your office or a spare room. It acts as a comfortable sofa and also folds out into a bed whenever you want. It’s priced at 250 pounds.

  1. Doc Bunkbed

Yes, you guessed it right, this sofa in the day can have two kids fighting over as to who gets to sleep at the top in the night, as it doubles up as a bunk bed. It’s slightly on the expensive side but it’s totally worth it.

Classy Corner Shower

Are you looking for a more optimal use of space in you less spacious bathroom or for a stand alone shower in your personal bathroom with an attached bath tub ? A corner shower is a one step solution to your renovations. You just need to keep in mind some basics principles when going for some corner shower purchasing.

  • Shape of the shower:-

The first and most crucial step in picking the apt corner shower for your bathroom is choosing a base, or pan. Corner showers are available in variety of shapes, like triangle, round as a circle, square, rectangular and many more shapes that may just suit your style. The least space occupying design is one with a triangular base, which has three sides each of same size as in equilateral triangle, with one side as the door. A rounded base design is like a vertical section of a cylinder and is also not very space occupying.

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  • Installing the shower :-

Now, you need to figure out that if you want an easy installation of a prefabricated stall / design or want to pay accordingly as per custom designs having different coloured tiled corner walls.  On one hand, prefabricated/standard designs may look cheap and available in limited designs and you might not get the design you desired or you may end up with something that doesn’t suit your exact tastes or needs. Tiled designs i.e customized showers, are fully as per your need, style and taste.

  • Doors as per your choice :-

Nearly all pre-fabrciated shower(corner) enclosures consists of a glass door with metallic or steel frames. More expensive designs may have frame-less doors supported by brackets at one end for its attachment. If you are going with a customized designed shower, you may choose any type of door, frame-less / with frame. Framed doors are cheaper, easier and lesser on installation charges, but the frame may get corroded in absence of suitable prevention.

As showers which are cornered are now a trend and style symbol, they are gaining much popularity, even the standard units now include many of the same utilities that were only found in expensive or high class or customized showers. It won’t be wrong to expect good features at low maintenance price.

So now you see it’s time to renovate our bathroom and make you bathing experience really quite and peaceful and if I were you I would definitely want a customized and stylish corner shower in my bathroom in replacement of my traditional and current bath tub. Well, it would be more awesome if  it’s a sleek and thin glass corner shower with our customized tiles at it’s walls to add to its beauty.

Beware of creating congested or a small corner shower because that may have you bumping into the walls and door while your shower, your shower should be cosy, comfortable, pleasant and spacious of course.

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In today’s trend, the glass shower customized units of showers(corner) are the rage because of their sleek, stylish looks and ability to get cleansed easily. These are awesome and classy showers to get for your new homes or apartments.

What if you are planning to take corner shower tub? Well to be specific those are not as classy as you may expect but even are helpful at times and it all depends upon the taste of user. You should remember that at times the advertisements can be misleading about corner shower tubs, it would be nice to be sure and certain about the dealer you are buying it from.

At times there are problems like leaking water from some parts, tubs may not be very strong and made from good mixture.

For buying you may book your shower online or even you could shop and purchase it from a local dealer and if it’s a customized corner shower unit you are after then it is highly recommended to go for face to face procedure of buying, although customization can be done online also but it’s better if you are there physically to guarantee what you say is what you get!