Similar to home appliances, you can’t reasonably expect all pieces of furniture to last a lifetime. A sofa that gets frequent use, for example, will not last more than eight years if it is of average quality. There are some households where the living room is located immediately next to the foyer but the family room is set up next to the kitchen; in these households with two sofas, the busy one in front of the television set will start to lose structural integrity within five years.In general, if the cushions are sagging too much and the frame creaks or fills wobbly, there will come a time when your sofa will simply give up; this tends to happen around the 15 year mark. When this happens, you can forget about reupholstering because what you need is a complete rebuild that may cost more than a new sofa. In other cases, homeowners want to change their furniture because they move into a new place or simply because they follow their interior design instincts.
Choosing Long-Lasting Sofas
When a company sets up headquarters in a building secured by a 20-year lease, office managers will look for office furniture and equipment that will last even longer than that. SofaDreams designs and builds sofas that will retain their artful look for many decades even if they get frequent use. Our leather sectionals can be seen in the lobbies of luxury hotels in the United Arab Emirates and in the VIP sections of upscale nightclubs. With a large sectional sofa such as our Chicago model
, you will get more than just a durable piece of furniture; you also get retro-futuristic styling that never goes out of style.
Replacing a Living Room Set With a Sectional
When you have a sofa, love seat, and armchair combo that has gone out of style, we recommend looking into L-shape sectionals such as our Orlando model
, which can fit against a corner and create lots of space.
Sleeper Sofas Last Longer
Taking frequent naps on sofas that are not rated for heavy use will shorten their lifespan; the same goes when relatives and friends often spend the night. With a durable sofa such as our Severo Sleeper
, which transforms into a full bed, your furniture investment will be protected for years.
What to Do With Your Old Sofas
If the sofa is salvageable through reupholstering, you can donate it to charities such as the Salvation Army in the United States; simply call them up for pick up and they will give you a receipt that you can use as a tax deduction. If it is a couch in excellent shape but you need to make room for one of our Hollywood sectional sofas
, consider setting up a den, playroom, or lounge for relocation.
Learn More About Our Sofas
Accidents can always happen, and sometimes they may involve your sofa. Contact our office...
to learn more about our five-year Gold Plus Protection Plan in case you expect your sofa will be subject to heavy and frequent use.