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The Castro Convertible Ottoman has a steel frame and hardwood slats supporting a 5-inch thick, 75-inch-long inner spring mattress.
She sent us to www.castroconvertibles.com to see what she has donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. “I donated ten ottomans that open into a bed to people in Long Beach” she said, adding, “We will be offering 20 more, shortly.” Her son Austin, an architect, stepped in and hiked up the ante for one of the vacation properties she was auctioning off, showing he has some of the family charisma.
WCJB-TV (Ocala, Florida) reports on a story about 10 families who received a donation from Castro Convertibles. In this video, Ocala Florida Firefighters deliver the convertible ottoman beds to a mother of three.
The Castro Convertible Ottoman from Castro Convertibles offers a multi-use bedding option. The Ottoman—which comes in a 33-in. and 39-in. size—can function as a foot ottoman, chair or table for room service trays and luggage. It opens into a bed with a 5-in.-thick mattress, and features a wooden slat mechanism, designed for user comfort. The wheeled product comes with a choice of slipcovers or buyers can opt to make their own.
A real bed: An air mattress doesn’t scream, “Stay a while!” Consider the Castro Convertibles 39-inch slipcovered ottoman ($799, castroconvertibles.com), which pulls out into a twin-size bed. It has a thick, comfy five-inch mattress and even a headboard. Plus, it’s a breeze to set up.
Bernadette Castro, CEO of Castro Convertibles, has been at the center of her family’s furniture company since she was a child and starred in the brand’s iconic television commercials. Bernadette went on to serve as Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for New York from 1995 to 2006. She and her family have called Lloyd Harbor, New York home for more almost 45 years.
As the product to re-launch the brand, Castro chose their ottoman that, within seconds, converts to a single bed. “[It’s] comfortable enough for every-night sleeping and an ideal option for overnight guests,” she says. And perfect for Floridians, who make up 15 percent of the company’s customer base. “Florida is interesting because it’s a place everyone wants to come and visit. Grandparents go see children. Grandchildren go to see grandparents. The reasons why you need an extra bed are endless.”
Everyone loves having guests, but not everyone has a place to put them up.
No Piece of furniture makes your house sleepover ready faster than this foldout ottoman. Simply remove the slipcover and open up a twin-length bed that includes a metal frame, wooden slats, a comfy mattress, and even a thin headboard.