How to measure Furniture to make sure it fits your space

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It’s not easy to determine if a sofa will fit through a door or up a flight of stairs or into an elevator.

The most important lengths of the sofa are: the sofa width and the height of the sofa’s back (the back of the sofa when you’re sitting down – measure from floor to top of back).

• First, Measure the dimensions of the sofa: height, width and length, then you need to measure the height, from the floor to the top of the sofa’s back.

• Measure the dimensions of the opening, whether it’s a door or stairwell or elevator door.

If the sofa’s back height is longer than the door’s width, then the sofa’s width will need to be narrower than the door’s width.

For example, a door’s width is 45″ and the sofa’s width is 48″ and the sofa back height is 40″. This means you can turn the sofa so that the sofa’s back is facing the ceiling.

The sofa should slide through as long as the inside space will accommodate it (hallway or foyer).

If both the width and the back height are too long for the width of the door, then you need to consider the sofa’s length. Measure the length of the sofa and the height of the door opening. The sofa’s length will need to be shorter than the door’s height.

Also check the entrance way to see how much room you have to maneuver – there should be at least a foot or more of space on either side of the doorway in order to shimmy the sofa through. If the inside space is a narrow hallway, the couch may not fit.

If for some reason, even after you have taken the precautions to measure you find that your Sofa doesn’t fit, or if you simply “must have that piece”, feel free to give us a call. At ChicCarpenta we firmly believe that size doesn’t matter and we will be more than happy to help you get that piece of furniture inside your home where it belongs.
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