Thought I’d share my research on finding a futon that’d be fit for a guest room. Add a comment if you know of other good stores and sources for a comfortable and cheap or affordable futon.
From OC Register, Futons make an easy stretch (Aug. 26, 2006) by Angie Vo of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel –
Nationally, 65 percent of futons cost $450 or more, with 13 percent ranging from $250 to $350 and 15 percent ranging from $350 to $450, according to Futon Life.
Sears sears.com/home-furniture-living-room-furniture-futons-futon-accessories/b-1348888249 has a big selection online, like 150 items; OC Locations: Costa Mesa, Orange, Westminster
- (3/16/14) Tip: Street Parking only and most of the furniture needs to be shipped from the warehouse so don’t expect to walk out of there with your new furniture on the same day.
- (6/24/13) Jose that works there is so knowledgeable and helpful. I told him I wanted to spend about $300 and I wanted a really small unit. He showed me the futon I ended up buying. I spent about $150 more than I wanted to but i feel like this bed will probably last longer, and be a better quality than a couch futon. … I was out the door for $450 installation and delivery included.
Futon Emporium futonemporium.com @ 2729 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA ~ link on Yelp
Store’s description: “Futon Emporium… serving California for over 40 years.. carry the largest in stock selection of custom futons offering 50 styles of futon frames in 5 sizes and colors, to be paired with 25 futon mattresses.”
- (12/17/14) From what I gathered, people want a cheap price and a high quality futon mattress. Not the case. Most pay high and get cheap uncomfortable mattresses. Here, they explained to me the difference and I got what I paid for.
- (12/27/13) We purchased a beautiful Futon in 2010 from Steve at Futon Emporium. It is the Full Split Strata Lambton. It came with a 5 year warranty.When the leather broke down after 13 months, Steve was very pro-active to work with the manufacturer to get it replaced.
Furnishing America furnishingamerica.com/categories/living-room/futons-sofa-beds.html @ 301 E Stevens Ave,, Santa Ana CA [1 in showroom, 3 on clearance]
Sleep Collection Mattress sleepcollectionfurniture.com/Futons-Sofa-DayBeds.html @ 1100 W. Katella Ave., Orange, CA [none in showroom, only catalog & online]
Other places that may have futons include: Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, but I think futons are one of those things you’d want to see and try out first, not order blindly online. And if ordering online, there’s many other online stores for that. Maybe some company will come up with a disruptive innovation with futons like those that have done with online-only mattresses, like Casper,Tuft & Needle, Lunasleep, etc.
There’s some futon showrooms in Los Angeles, too:
Futon Factory L.A. futonfactoryla.com @ 10203 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (near the intersection of Venice Blvd and Jasmine Ave)
The Futon Shop thefutonshop.com/futons_los_angeles.aspx (for organic and green, eco-conscious)