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Ensure your sofa will fit

Things to consider when buying a sofa – doorways, lifts and stairs

Purchasing a new sofa is an exciting process, but it can also be stressful if you're not prepared. One of the most important factors to consider when ordering a new sofa is ensuring that it will fit in your room, through your doors, up your internal and external stairs and through your lifts.
If you don't take the time to properly measure and plan your purchase, you could end up with issues upon delivery of your new goods. Imagine the sofa not being able to fit into your space!!
In this blog, we'll go over the steps you need to take to ensure that your new sofa will fit in your home.

Measure Your Room:
First things first! Before you start shopping for a new sofa, you need to measure your room. This will help you determine the maximum size of the sofa that will fit in your space. Take note of any windows, doors, fireplaces, built in benches and balustrades that could impact the placement of your sofa. You'll also want to measure the height of your room to make sure that your sofa won't be too tall for the space.

Measure Your Doorways, Corridors and Lifts:
Once you've measured your room, its time to measure the height and widths of your doorways and any lifts you need to use in order to successfully deliver your sofa.
Don’t forget to measure the depth of these places too (the lift wont close if your sofa is too long!)
It’s also important to measure your corridors and any tight corners you have within your home. This will minimise any scratches, or dents to your walls or the sofa if its too tight a fit.

Consider the Sofa's Size & Configuration:
In addition to checking the measurements of your home, ensure when you are shopping that you cross check these measurements with the sofas width, height and depths.
When shopping for a new sofa, you need to consider its size and features. Does it have an ottoman that needs to fit in your space? Does it recline? (ensure it can sit of the wall)
Take note of the sofa's height, width, and depth, as well as its armrests and backrests.

In addition to the sofa's size, you'll also want to consider its configuration. For example, if you're purchasing a sectional sofa, you'll need to make sure that the pieces can be assembled and disassembled to fit through your home, upon delivery. You'll also want to consider the size and shape of the sofa within the room and ensure it fits nicely, and not impractically.

Seek out Secret Sofa staff – Let us help you!
If you're unsure about the size and configuration of your new sofa, don't hesitate to reach out to our team to help you out. We will be able to provide you with detailed measurements and answer any questions you have about the sofa's size and configuration.
In conclusion, taking the time to properly measure your room, doorways, lifts and corridors is so important when shopping for a new sofa. By following these steps, you'll be able to choose a sofa that's not only stylish and comfortable, but also functional and practical for your space.
Take the time to measure and plan, and enjoy your new sofa for years to come!