03.Three price points
Price paid: $749
Options: Stain-resistance treatment ($70, five-year warranty). We chose from the ‘everyday’ fabric range (‘fabric A’); fabric B costs $80 extra.
Retailer: Fantastic Furniture (www.fantasticfurniture.com.au)
Sofa dimensions (cm): 205 W x 81 D x 77 H; 220 cm from back of sofa to end of bed.
Warranty: Five years on sofa frame; one year on bed mechanism; two years on seat cushions; one year on fabric.
Price paid: $1299
Options: Foam mattress instead of inner-spring $1199. Stain-resistance treatment $90.
Retailer: Freedom Furniture (www.freedom.com.au)
Sofa dimensions (cm): 203 W x 92 D x 72 H (90 cm to the top of the loose back cushions); 240 cm from back of sofa to end of bed.
Warranty: 10 years on sofa frame and seat cushions; two years on mechanism; five years on back cushions.
Price paid: $2150 for a 2.5 seater and inner-spring double bed; other sizes are available.
Options: $2150 is the price for a two-and-a-half seater sofa that converts to a double bed. What’s pictured is a three-seater that converts to a queen bed, which costs $2495 with a mid-price fabric.
Retailer: Sofa Bed Specialists (www.sofabedspecialists.com.au)
Sofa dimensions (cm): 205 W x 105 D x 80 H; 225 cm from back of sofa to end of bed.
Warranty: 10 years on frame, one year on bed mechanism, ‘lifetime’ on seat cushions, five years on back cushions. Warranty on fabric depends on the fabric you choose, generally 1–5 years.