Post # 1
My husband and I recently purchased our first home and subsequently, bought living room furniture (our old apartment couch is staying on the porch, and now that I think about it wouldn’t fit). I was so excited to get my sleeper sofa and couch delivered today. They came, and right away, the movers said there was no way they could get them in. They really tried, but the hallway the living room opens to is too narrow and awkwardly shaped and the archway is also too small. Can’t get them through the windows either. They basically told us that there is no way we could have anything larger than a loveseat in there. The house wasn’t furnished when we looked at it so I have no idea what the previous owners had.
I’m feeling so down, although I realize this isn’t the end of the world, obviously! Has anyone had a similar issue or know of any couches or furniture that comes preassemebled and is easier to maneuver through tight spaces? We shopped at Macy’s and got great Black Friday deals. I realize we may either have to pay a lot more or go for much lower quality (Ikea). Feeling kind of desperate.
Thank you so much!
Post # 2
anonbee487 : I was going to suggest Ikea, as the stuff is in pieces, but it isn’t the best stuff. We have an ikea couch that we use as the “dog couch” and it’s not very comfortable.
Our couch is the type that has recliners on each end, we got it from a furniture store and it came with the back parts off. So we had the bottom part and then they snapped in the back. It’s wasn’t all that expensive, we got it from Kanes (not sure if you have those where you live). I would go into a furniture store and ask.
Post # 3
anonbee487 : I have a similar problem. Our house was built in 1941 and apparently back then furniture was smaller! We literally had to put our couch up on it’s end and kick it through the entryway because it was wedged in.
I hate that couch and want a new one and have been very careful in my measuring. Like it will need to stand on it’s end OR it needs to be a small sectional so it comes apart. I LOVE the Joybird furniture website, but it’s pretty much one certain style, Mid Mod.
I think you need to look for “simple” furntiure, not the overstuffed kind. And pay very careful attention to measurements when you buy again. I know someone who couldn’t get their couch in and had to literally crack it in half because it got stuck in the door! Yikes!
Post # 4
Apt2b sells apartment-sized furniture that might be more likely to fit in your space – you’ll of course want to measure your doorway and other entry areas first just to be sure.
Post # 5
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anonbee487 : Try looking at Costco. We have leather sofas from there that the back rest is removable plus they are super light.
Post # 6
My parents have had lazy boy furniture in the past that the backs came off of. One was even a sleeper sofa.
Post # 7
I ordered this one for our basement. It came in pieces. It’s a really nice couch. https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdp/serta-at-home-serta-rta-palisades-73-sofa-sert1170.html
Here’s a bigger one — https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdp/serta-at-home-serta-rta-palisades-78-sofa-sert1165.html?piid=21687330
There are couches out there that are smaller profiles or have legs that come off also. You’ll be able to find something. Either one that comes in pieces or is just smaller that will fit through your doorway.
Sleeper sofas are a lot bigger profiles, which probably didn’t help.
Post # 8
On Overstock you can search by “assembly required” – https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Sofas-Loveseats/amp/Assembly-Required,/assembly,/2027/subcat.html
This way it’ll be delivered in many separate pieces, hopefully making it possible to get in! Obviously not ideal, but I think it’s worth a shot.
You could also contact some local furniture stores (not major franchises) and tell them your problem. They would probably help you design something that they could deliver in pieces and put together for you in your living room.
Post # 9
You should look into a sectional that is customizable and you buy in pieces.
Something like this: https://www.potterybarn.com/shop/furniture-upholstery/sectionals/build-your-own-sectional/?
That way you can specifically design it to fit the parameters of your space!
Post # 10
How big is your liing room? You could try a sectional that ocmes in pieces. Some of them have a latching mechanism at the back that makes them more solid once assembled and in use.
Post # 11
I love the previous suggestions. If your heart is set on bigger furniture that doesn’t come apart you might consider what my friend did. Her house has a garage with drywall separating the garage from the house. She cut a hole in the drywall so she could bring all of her huge furniture inside. She said fixing drywall was way cheaper than buying all new furniture — and she has some amazing pieces.
Post # 12
Thank you everyone! I feel so much better knowing that I have options. I just felt so defeated when the delivery guy told me that the biggest piece I’d be able to get it woulf be a loveseat. I will definitely look into getting a sectional that comes in pieces, or making sure that the furniture comes diassenbled. Thanks again!
Post # 13
Modular sofa/sectional sets!
Post # 14
If it is your sofa has legs there is instruction (or service that could be near your area) somewhere on the internet to cut off the legs and later reinstall it again once it is inside the room. They could also probably partially disassamble and reasssamble it again to fit the hallway.
How to cut a sofa apart to fit it through a door