What Should I Know Before Purchasing A Reclining or Lift Recliner Chair?
The only thing worse than buying the wrong chair is trying to get rid of it!
Whether it be the first time buying or your current one is at the end of its life cycle, these are something’s steps to take before purchasing.
It should be easy to use
Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in a reclining chair that won’t adjust to you comfortably. All the bells and whistles in the world can’t compete with maneuverability.
The reclining lever should be easy to use while sitting, if it’s hard to reach look for a more narrow seat.
The Manufacturer Supplies Parts Directly To Customers
This is important, especially if you’re choosing a chair with electronic reclining capabilities. The place where you purchase the chair may not be around to fix whatever issues arise down the life of the chair.
Know the dimensions of your room
Measure twice, buy once.
Understanding the dimensions of where the chair will be can help narrow down the choices. If this is your second chair, you probably know exactly where you’re placing it.
First-time buyers should measure the furniture in the room and sketch to get a rough estimate of how everything will look.
You should be comfortable while sitting
This is common sense! However, not everyone listens to how their body feels and instead chooses a chair with an unnecessary feature like self warming coasters. Here are some questions to ask yourself while trying out chairs on the showroom floor.
Questions To Ask Yourself While Trying Out A Reclining Chair
How do the footrests align with your ankles?
No feet dangling off the footrest because that may cause pain in your Achilles tendon. The footrest should be able to support the heels of your feet, if not it is too short.
Make sure lumbar support in the backrest feels comfortable?
There are many preferences with back supporting cushions. Some like it rigid while others enjoy it squishy. Either way, is sure there is no gap between your back and the chair while reclining.
Is your head jerking forward while sitting?
When the recliner is too short for you, the backrest pushes forward on your head. This resting position is not ideal for long term sitting and can lead to neck pain.
While seated your neck should have zero tension and never push your head in a forward position. If this is the case, move on to another chair!