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Apt2B is a furniture company that was started out of Los Angeles in 2011. Their furniture is made in the USA and is as easy as ordering a book from Amazon. The founders, Alex Back and Mat Herman have won numerous awards for their furniture designs and continue to produce sophisticated-looking furniture at an accessible price. I was given a sleeper sofa to review because I know how hard it can be to find a good sofa bed for guests. It’s important that the sofa looks good for the majority of the time its not in use but also feels good when people sleep on it. Below are my findings.
Overview of the Melrose Sleeper Sofa from Apt2B
Here’s a video of the Apt2B sleeper sofa. You can see how to set it up and how big it is in my living room.
When you order your sofa you can choose from 57 fabric options and 2 different wood finishes. If you are unsure about some of the fabric choices, they will send you a free swatch to help with your decision. From my experience, the colors from the website were a good representation of what I received. Shipping times vary, as of this writing, it can take 3-5 weeks for delivery but it can be much sooner. There’s no setup needed for this couch, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery and it will be delivered into your house which is needed since this is a heavy piece of furniture.
How Much Does the Melrose Sleeper Sofa Cost?
As of this writing, the sleeper sofa costs, $3,268 for the memory foam mattress option. If you want to upgrade to the innerspring mattress, it will cost a total of $3,018. The color or leg finish will not affect the price. If you aren’t sure what color or fabric to choose from based on the website, they will send you free fabric swatches. You also get free shipping and a 100 day trial period to see if it is the right fit for you. If you don’t like it, it’s a free return. They also offer financing through Affirm which will break the price down into smaller payments over time.
Construction of the Melrose Sleeper Sofa from Apt2B
First and foremost, this mattress is made in the USA. The construction is very sturdy and it’s built to last.
It’s important to measure your room to make sure this sofa will fit properly. You also need to account for having the mattress out and that there is ample room around the mattress so you or your guests can easily get out of bed.
- Custom made in Los Angeles, CA (made in USA)
- Eco-friendly construction
- Solid wood frame
- Cleanable and breathable hypoallergenic fabrics
- Reversible and flippable detached cushioning
- Zippered, removable cushion covers for easy cleaning
- Seat cushions are 2.0 density foam offering a cozy yet supportive sit / no flame retardants added
- Lifetime guarantee on frame and workmanship
- Deluxe 5.5″ thick innerspring mattress
- Easy-fold steel mechanism w/1 year manufacturer guarantee
My Apt2B Sleeper Sofa Findings
My first impression of this couch is that it has a firm feel when you sit on it. This is typical with sleeper sofas but I found it more pronounced with the Melrose. It is in keeping with the modern look and so it won’t leave impressions when you get out of it and always looks neat.
Here you can see how much it sinks with my 14lb. bowling ball.
Getting the bed out is easy. It comes standard with a memory foam mattress. For a little extra, you can make it a spring mattress but I prefer all-foam mattresses in sofa beds because they can only be so thick and its best to get as much cushion as possible.
You can see how much this mattress sinks with my bowling ball. It is a dense foam so you will sink a bit but it is dense enough so that you won’t feel any of the steel frame underneath.
Sleeping on this sofa sleeper is actually pretty comfortable. Even sleeping on my side, I couldn’t feel any steel bars underneath. Sometimes when I sleep on a sofa sleeper I can feel a crossbar underneath my hips which puts me out of alignment no matter how soft the mattress. This wasn’t the case though. It is a firmer feel and so if you or your guests are side sleepers or like a firmer feel, I would get a mattress topper for this to soften it up.
This sofa has good quality zippers and the fabric fits snugly to the foam cushion inside.
Both the back and seat cushions are made with foam and have a zippable cover so that you can wash the fabric in case it gets dirty. It can be a little tricky to put the covers back on so I would recommend spot cleaning when applicable and only washing the covers if necessary.
My Apt2B Melrose Sleeper Sofa Recommendation
There are seemingly endless choices for sleeper sofas both online and in stores. What I like about Apt 2B is that you really get what you pay for. There are plenty of cheaper sleeper sofas to be had but you get what you pay for. This furniture will last decades and will wear well. The fabric is durable and high quality and with the option for free returns and a generous warranty, it’s a safe bet.