Today’s Recliners: Put Your Feet Up

Today’s recliners combine all the comfort you expect from Dad’s Favorite Chair with the chic design elements that make Mom happy, too. Many of today’s recliners come with lots of options to complement your lifestyle, from hidden cup holders, massage functions, and storage spaces for remotes.  Stylistically speaking, they’re just as likely to take on the appearance of delicate wing chairs as they are sumptuous, overstuffed loungers. Here are a few suggestions we at BILTRITE Furniture – Leather – Mattresses, give to help you find the one that fits all of your expectations:

Size up your space.

Before setting foot onto a showroom floor, measure the space where the chair will be located and make sure you have plenty of space to recline the chair fully. Some models are engineered so they can be placed within an inch or so of the wall and still recline, but you’ll need to know how much space you have to work with.

See how it fits!

Recliners are offered in a wide range of sizes, from petite to grand. For both your enjoyment and safety, it’s important to find a chair that fits just right, regardless of your height or weight. In addition to being scaled for larger people, big man’s chairs are engineered to withstand extra weight. Petite chairs are scaled so that shorter legs can rest on the floor with ease.

Test the reclining mechanism.

The reclining mechanism is one of the most important elements, of course, since it is the part that is going to get the most wear. Test it out in the store.  Recliners are activated in a variety of ways, with handles, buttons, knobs, simple push-backs, and levers. Is it easy to use and get the chair into the fully reclined position? If not, you might consider some recliners that feature a power mechanism to recline the chair or extend the footrest at the touch of a button.