After looking at a number of different mattresses like Simmons, Dunlopillo, King Koil and Goodnite we decided on a Malaysian made eco-friendly brand called Getha. We talked to a few people who love their Getha mattresses and the MY mattress forums say good things about the product. Getha is made from natural latex foam and does not have MC Methylene and is chloride free (many mattresses produced in Asia supposedly have these harmful chemicals). The high-end Getha models were over our budget, but the Spring Power mattress from the Transforme Series was soft and extremely comfortable (comes with both natural latex and spring coils and a soft padding on top) and somehow affordable. The Getha website states, “The company manufactures its product with the Dunlop technology process and its latest European automatic foaming machine and automated line. All products are proudly manufactured using 100% pure natural, high quality latex from only Malaysia which is renowned for its world class quality.” At nearly 3,000myr it was a splurge for us, but yet it doesn’t cost as much as many of the other brands, especially the imported mattresses. So we thought we would try this locally made product.
The only furniture that was already in the house when we bought it was a new bedroom set including a king bedframe/headboard, two side tables, a large closet wardrobe and a vanity with mirror. The set is ugly!!! See photo above when the set was still in the master bedroom.
Speaking of the Master Bedroom- the room is large at 21.5 feet x 17.7 feet not including the bay window space. The house has 5 bedrooms (if you count the maid's room as one).The upstairs has 3 bedrooms: the big master bedroom (with large bathroom including jacuzzi), a medium size bedroom and a slightly smaller one. The two smaller rooms are jointed by a shared bathroom. Since it is just the two of us, we decided to we will use the master bedroom for our home office where I can do my art and R can have his computers. And we will use the other two bedrooms and bathroom as our “master suite” since they are all near each other on the other side of the house. Using the larger of the two bedrooms for our sleeping room and the smaller one for a big walk around closet (someday we will get custom closet cabinets to fill the whole space). Using a smaller bedroom means we will run a smaller size air conditioner at night as well. So we moved the ugly bedframe and two side tables into our new bedroom until we find a bedroom set we like and will move the wardrobe and mirrored vanity in our “closet” until we make that custom closet.
Bed in our new smaller bedroom
The Getha mattress arrived in its own plastic/cotton bag sealed with a green Getha lock and a CD of music for helping you fall asleep (we’ll have to try that later when we get a cd player). The mattress seems great and quite thick. We can’t wait to start sleeping on it!