Temporary guest room
April 11, 2014 10:23 AM Subscribe
We're moving to a 2BR apartment due to the impending arrival of our first child. We're planning to keep the baby in our room, and we'd like to use the second bedroom as a guest room for visiting relatives for the first month or so. Having lived in a 1BR apartment for years, we don't have guest room furniture, of course. We also don't have the need or space for an extra bed after the visitors have gone home.
posted by Kriesa to Home & Garden (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When I try to find rental options, all I come up with are "rent to own". Are there companies (in the Boston/Quincy area) that will rent a bed frame and mattress on a monthly basis?
An aerobed type thing seems obvious, but I'm doubtful of the comfort level for the grandparents. Normally, I'd just say that we'd sleep on an aerobed and let the guests have the real bed… but I'm also doubtful of its comfort for me postpartum. Any experience there? Is there some blow up or folding bed that's absolutely amazing?
I suppose buying an Ikea or other inexpensive frame and mattress is an option, but then we're left with the question of what to do with it when we want that bedroom for a nursery or other use. And even inexpensive is pretty expensive at a time when we have a lot of other new expenses.