How To Ensure A Sofa Will Fit Your Space
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WHY IS MEASURING THE SOFA IMPORTANT BEFORE PURCHASING?
- HOW TO ENSURE A SOFA WILL FIT YOUR SPACE?
- HOW TO MEASURE YOUR SOFA AND OTHER PARTS?
- MEASUREMENTS OF OTHER AREAS OF YOUR HOUSE
- FINAL WORDS
So finally, you saved your pocket to buy your dream sofa for your living room? You go to the shop, get excited seeing your sofa, and are about to pay.
Wait for a second!
Have you thought about this question, "will my sofa fit through the door?"
Have you taken the measurements of your furniture? If not, first go home.
Take the measurement of the door, the hallways, and other areas and the space where you have planned to set the sofa.
WHY IS MEASURING THE SOFA IMPORTANT BEFORE PURCHASING
Because furniture delivery people find it challenging to get the sofa into a home via the door. So they had to dismantle the sofa and reassemble it again. Or, even worse, they must get in through windows or balconies.
In some cases, the sofas are returned to stores because either they don't fit in or are too small or too large for the spot they planned for.
So, now you understand why measuring the sofa and the different areas of your house is important.
But how to measure the sofa to confirm if it will fit in? Check out the quick guide on how to measure a sofa, sofa bed, and other types given in this article.
HOW TO ENSURE A SOFA WILL FIT YOUR SPACE
To ensure that your new sofa will fit perfectly in your space, you must take the sofa measurements. Besides you must also take other measurements based on what type of sofa you have planned to buy.
Sofa beds come with a set of challenges when trying to measure them. Because you must work out the sofa dimensions and also account for the depth once the sofa bed's bed part is extended, this is important because what if your sofa size isn't fitting in the space you planned to place?
If it is a corner sofa, you need to measure WI and W2 lengths and consider each section's depth.
So, we will cover how to measure different types of sofas, the space, and other measurements required for the sofa delivery to your home. Now let's get started.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR SOFA AND OTHER PARTS
You will learn how to collect all of the necessary measurements for your sofa delivery under this section. But first, learn how to measure different types of sofas and other areas.
Measure the space
Just like you measure the sofa size, you must measure the space where you will place the sofa. To find this out, take a masking tape or newspaper and envision:
- Exactly where will place the furniture,
- What will it look like, and
- How much space will it take?
By getting this measurement, you will also get a better idea if you still have plenty of room to move around. If needed, you can decorate your extra space and make it more appealing and comfy.
How to Measure a Sofa?
The proper measuring method to measure a sofa is measuring the sofa's width and height, and the sofa seat's width, height, and depth. So, we shall first learn how to measure sofa width and height.
How to measure the sofa width?
The arm is the widest part of the sofa. So, first, start measuring the width from arm to arm. If the sofa armrest has rolled arms, consider measuring from the widest part of the arm to the other arm.
6 to 8 feet long is the width of a standard-size sofa measuring, with a standard loveseat sofa width measuring 4 to 6 feet long.
How to measure the sofa height?
To get the dimension for the sofa height, start measuring the highest point of the sofa's backrest.
If it is a camel-back sofa, it will be highest in the center. So measure from the center of the backrest, where it is the highest point, to the floor.
How to measure the sofa depth?
The most asked question is, "what does d stand for in measurements?" We think you have guessed it by now. It's the depth. To measure depth, start from the seat's outside or front edge to the back. Then, measuring it from the sides will be best.
The average depth of a sofa is 32 to 40 inches, whereas the average depth of a loveseat sofa is 28 to 30 inches.
Measuring the Sofa Seat
Once you get the width, height, and depth of the sofa, start measuring the sofa seat.
Measuring the seat width
To measure the sofa seat width, note down the distance between the armrests. Then, take the measurement of one side to the other side of the seating space.
If it's an armless sofa, then the seat width corresponds with the length of a sofa.
Measuring the seat height
To get the seat height, start measuring from the floor up to the top edge of the seat cushion.
Measuring the seat depth
To get the sofa seat's depth measurements, you must start measuring from the front edge of the seat cushion up until where the back cushion starts.
How to Measure a Corner Sofa?
If you are looking to measure corner sofas, then measure out their two widths and measure the depth of each section.
If you want to place the corner sofa against the walls of the living room, then ensure to measure the height as well.
How to Measure a Sofa Bed?
Sofa beds comprise two components a sofa and a bed. Measuring the sofa can be done as usual, as explained in the above method. But, measuring the bed after it is converted into a sofa bed is different.
First, mark the width of the sofa, and next, note the extended depth when it's converted into a bed. Note down the height of the sofa bed if you want to push it against the wall.
By taking the measurements of the sofa bed and comparing them with your space measurements which you have already taken using the method given already, you can ensure that it will fit in after the sofa bed is extended.
How to Measure a Sectional Sofa?
There are three different types of sectional sofas based on size, such as:
- Small two-piece sectional sofa, which is L-shaped
- Mid-sized three-piece sectional sofa, which is U-shaped
- Large sectional sofas, which are either four, five, or six-piece seats.
Since the sectional sofa sizes vary, you can choose any that fits your space accurately.
To measure a sectional sofa with a wedge's length, you must measure the distance between the leftmost back leg and the right-most back leg. While measuring the depth, start from the front-facing edge to the backside of the sectional.
Now that you learned how to measure your sofa and take the measurements. You must consider measuring other areas to ensure you can get your sofa through the lift, stairs, and finally into your house.
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MEASUREMENTS OF OTHER AREAS OF YOUR HOUSE
Do you have a lift?
Shifting the sofa to your house located upstairs is a bit easy if your apartment has a lift.
But what if your sofa is big and doesn't fit your lift?
So, measure the lift and compare it with the sofa as well. First, measure the open-door height and width and the lift's depth to confirm if it will fit inside.
If the dimensions are greater than the sofa's width, height, and depth, you are good to go.
While getting the sofa up the stairs
If you live upstairs and there is no lift to carry the sofa or if the lift is not big enough to carry it, then you must carry the sofa via stairs.
So, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point. Don't forget to consider the light fixtures and handrails(if any). If the measurements are wider than the height of your sofa, then you can easily carry the sofa via the stairs.
If there are handrails or fixtures, then the sofa must be lifted over them. So check if the distance between the handrails and the ceiling is greater than the sofa's depth.
And most importantly, ensure that there is enough room on the landing of the sofa on the floor after carrying it via the stairs so that you can move the sofa into the right room or any space planned before.
Did you measure your door size?
Now that you have successfully carried your sofa to your house via stairs or lift, what if you can't get your sofa inside the house through the doors? Just like you considered other areas, remember to count your doors in this.
To measure the door, open it as wide as possible. Now you must measure the distance between the door's outer edge and the door frame's inner edge at its narrowest point. Now the things to consider are the width of your doorframe with the sofa's height with some room to wiggle on either side.
If the door width exceeds the sofa's height, will it fit in without hassle?
Navigating the hallways and internal doors
If the sofa enters the house via doors without any issue, the next step is to navigate it to the room where you want to place it.
First, measure the width of the hallway, room, and interior rooms where the sofa will pass through.
Check if any radiators, shelving, or light fittings are along the way. You are fine if the widths at the narrowest points are greater than the sofa's height.
If you want your sofa inside your house, fixed in your favorite spot, you must first take measurements and ensure it fits your home.
Besides these, if you are taller, having a sofa with more depth is essential to stretch out comfortably. Meanwhile, get a smaller sofa if you are shorter or have space constraints. Hopefully, you found this article insightful.
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