Welcome to the new wave of recliners, and they’re not the clunky, chunky chairs from 20 years ago. Recliners are back in style and sleeker than ever. They seamlessly adjust with the press of a button, and they’ve got more bells and whistles than your grandfather could ever have imagined.
There’s a science to picking the right power recliner - a formula that can pinpoint the recliner for you using factors like body type, lumbar support, pressure points, fabric and style, durability, and extras like cupholders or swiveling-action. Make it easier on yourself by following these tips for buying a power recliner.
Tips For Buying A Power Recliner
Set Your Budget & Space Needs
Power recliners range in price from around $280 to $1,000 or more. Do yourself a favor and set your budget. This immediately narrows down your search, which can be further refined by deciding how much space you are going to need. Consider the layout of the room where you plan to put your recliner. Are you squeezing it in or making it the centerpiece of the room? Do you want it to extend out flat or just partially recline?
Consider the Austere’s Zero Wall Power Wide Recliner versus Yandel’s Power Lift Recliner. Both are small with a sleek design, but Austere’s is made to fit into super small spaces and is meant to give you a little extra space in the room.
Fabric & Style
Evaluate your lifestyle to decide what kind of fabric and recliner you want. If you’re a busy parent with kids and pets, you’ll want a durable recliner that fits into family life. Maybe you’re looking for a statement piece, though, one that brings you comfort and spices up the room.
Consider Your Body Type
You have to match your recliner to your body type or you’re never going to find the most perfect fit. Try and imagine Shaquille O’Neal in McTeer’s Power Recliner, for example. He’d never fit! Luckily there are dozens of sizes of recliners, each targeted for a specific range of body types. A petite person shouldn’t choose a king-sized power recliner and vice versa – it puts uneven pressure on your body and can cause neck, back, and other pains.
Five Pressure Points
There are five pressure points that matter when you’re considering a power recliner: the head, shoulders, lumbar/lower back, knees, and feet. Depending on your body type, different recliners will affect pressure points differently – making you feel great or putting a kink in your neck. It’s best to test recliners out in the store so you can feel how they’ll affect your body. Also, consider how you tend to recline – are you someone who curls up in a big recliner or stretches your feet way out to the edge of the footrest?
What extras and amenities do you want in your power recliner? For instance, The Transformer Power Recliner comes with cupholders and a futuristic design while Samir’s Power Lift Recliner has lift features as well as heat and massage features.
Make choosing the right power recliner easier by listing out the factors that will contribute to the perfect recliner, like:
- Space and Fabric Requirements
- Body Type
- Essential Features
The options can become overwhelming. Narrow them down by analyzing the features of the best recliners in your price range and comparing them to your specific needs. Then get yourself a great recliner that’s stylish and specified to fit your needs.
At Mega Furniture, we offer the best in-stock selection at guaranteed low prices. Mega Furniture is the place to find any furniture, from contemporary to antique, we have it all. Stop into one of our convenient locations in Austin, Killeen, or San Antonio, TX today!