Purchasing furniture for your home, especially a sofa that gets used every day, can be intimidating. To get the coziest, best quality purchase for your budget:
Check that the sofa is made from a hardwood frame. Upholstered furniture must have a quality inner frame to last for years without warping, twisting or creaking.
Ask about the joinery and avoid pieces that are assembled using staples, nails or glue. Instead, look for wooden dowels and wooden corner blocks, or metal screws and brackets.
Check the depth of the seat, as it should be comfortable for the primary users. Make sure your back is supported.
Feel for the springs between the cushions. They should be closely spaced and firm.
Measure the couch and your doorways.
Consider performance fabric on pieces that have activity from kids or pets, as it is more durable and easier to clean.
A sofa is likely one of your most expensive furniture purchases, so it’s worth it to spend more for a superior piece. A good quality sofa will last for years while giving you the comfort you want, for everything from afternoon naps to movie nights.
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Heather Van Eyk is a mother of two and principal designer at NW Design House & owner of Budget Blinds located next to Starbucks in North Albany.