Published at Wednesday, August 09th 2017. by Tallis in Sofas Center.
You can not buy a comfortable fabric sofa until and unless you know the ABC about the various upholstery or designs that are available in the market. You have to be a savvy shopper who knows all that he wants and has a brief of his requirements and space options so that you do not end up using the sofa as an exercise in frustration.
When purchasing a sofa, it is easy to get confused or frustrated at the sheer range of colours, materials and styles, not to mention the various levels of quality and pricing. Be careful not to make a decision on impulse or out of frustration. Here are a few tips to make the process simple and ensure that you don`t end up regretting your purchase.
Bear in mind that the blanket wrap will add an inch or two to the dimensions of your sofa and this can make a big difference. Sometimes it is better to just move the sofa out as is and then wrap it in the moving truck. Most of the time experienced movers can maneuver the sofa-bed out by skillfully rotating it around the corners and carrying it through doorways just at the right angle. But that is not always the case and forcing the sofa through a tight spot is the recipe for moving damage, which can be done to the sofa itself or to the walls and doors of your home.
The depth of the sofa plays a major role in the comfort of your couch and depending on your preference, lying or sitting on the sofa, you should take it into consideration as well. If you prefer cuddling and sleeping on you sofa, look for a deep sofa for extra comfort. Softer sofas are usually more comfortable for lying and snuggling while a stiffer cushion will be advised if you prefer sitting upright for reading or working on your laptop.
After acknowledging the right size of the sofa, you need to have a frame check. The frame of that sofa should be sturdy and strong. The frames are generally made of either wood, metal or plastic. If it is made up of wood, then ensure that it is made up of solid wood. The sofa should not wobble on the corners. You also need to check how the edges of the frame are held together. They should not be glued but attached with the help of screws and bolts. This will make the joints stronger and more reliable.
Before wrapping a sofabed ("hide-a-bed" couch) for moving, make sure that the sofa can fit through the doors and can be safely moved out and brought into your new home. Try to remember if the sofa bed was moved in as one piece or if it was assembled inside. Was there any remodeling done, that might have narrowed the hallway? If you think that the sofa would not fit through the door, call the original store or sofa-bed manufacturer and see if they can come and disassemble it for you and then reassemble in the new place. This service might cost around $175.00 and it is well worth it.