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    Recliners can range from a comfortable place to relax to a utility furnishing that can assist with a physical disability. Purchasing one should take into consideration several important factors.

    Your buying guide for recliners begins with assessing the size, age, and physical fitness of the person who will be using the recliner. If it is too large, the contours will not match the frame of the seated person, if too small or not sufficiently supported, the contours will not only not match, but the weight of the seated person can damage the chair. Style, material and floorplan footprint are also considerations.

    What are the major considerations when gettting a recliner?
    User Size

    Recliners are available in sizes that range from those for small children to seats designed for the big and tall crowd. The height of the person is a primary consideration because most recliners have built-in headrests.

    A person who is too short for the recliner will find that their head is resting in the space normally reserved for spinal support, whereas a person who is too tall might find that the headrest becomes a neck brace. Width is also important, especially for larger adults.

    It is not very relaxing to be wedged between two armrests, unable to shift legs apart from each other or to be able to redistribute weight.

    Available Floor Space

    Recliners tend to take up more room than your ordinary armchair. Not only are they often an overstuffed furnishing, but some models require room behind the chair so that it can be reclined.

    Wall-hugging models can help solve some of this, as can recliners that are designed for small apartments. This design of recliner sits on a track, so the chair moves forward as you recline. But if you are considering the chair for a large-sized adult, the need for width can limit your ability to downsize as a space-saver. Some compromise might need to be reached between chair size and space available.

    Anyway, a standard recliner typically requires approximately 1 ft of travel space to open completely. When fully reclined, the headrest and footrest of your recliner should remain no closer than five inches from the surrounding furniture or the wall. A standard recliner would also need between 40 and 50 inches in terms of width, depending on the size of the user and the chair.

    User mobility

    Nearly everyone has sat down on a recliner or easy chair and discovered that the soft cushions and comfortable upholstery, although great while you are seated, can make getting back out of that chair difficult.

    For people who have a disability, however temporary, or the elderly, that human-eating chair can prove a real difficulty. Recliners, due to their tendency toward a lower area toward the back and a higher front, can prove especially challenging.

    That’s where power-lift assist chairs come into play. Power-lift assistance means that the chair can be gently tipped forward removing the need to balance on the front edge of the seat before getting up. They can allow the seated person the ability to slide out of the chair, rather than heave themselves up out of it.

    This is especially nice for someone who is using a walker or crutches, or who needs to transfer from the chair to a wheelchair. It is even helpful to someone who is a little bit short for the chair.

    Depth of the Recline

    Recliners are not all created equal. Some have various stages of reclining, others have only one. Some recline to a gently recumbent position, while others will go all the way back and can be used as a spare bed.

    It is good to know whether your recliner can become a flat, horizontal surface or whether it will simply lean back enough to be a good place from which to watch TV. The depth of the recline will also affect the amount of floor space that the chair will require to function.

    If you have a small apartment or are living in a tiny house, the space your chair will need to fully recline is an important calculation.

    Reclining for One, Two or More

    Reclining is no longer just for one chair. Want to snuggle with your sweety? A reclining loveseat is perfect for watching movies with your dearest, while both of you are leaned back in the same seat.

    Sectional couches sometimes have one or more parts that recline. They can recline at the same angle or individually. Being comfortable no longer means that you must each sit in your own chair and reach across an end table that is loaded with drinks, snacks or stacks of books and papers.

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    Thank you so much for this information. Guys, can someone here please recommend me some resources where I will be able to learn more about it? Thanks

  • #67613


    Hmm… so you need to be able to discover a recliner that matches your current decor while shopping for one. You may also discover recliners that are intended to help with orthopedic issues such as limited movement or back pain. Try to check this reclineradvice website as there are reviews of recliners for every style, taste preference, and budget, including rocker recliners, recliners for smaller spaces, lift recliners, and massage recliners.

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