The rise and recliner chair is one of those things that you must have as you grow old. When you go out to get one, it is paramount that you get it right so that you can sit and relax in comfort. This means that you have to look for one that matches your body’s dimensions and preferences and below are factors that can guide you.
Most recliner and riser chairs have either single or dual motors. The difference between them is that in a single motor chair, the backrest and footrest move together when you recline while the dual motor has separate controls for each. Therefore, if you wish to have more control of your backrest without affecting the foot area, then the dual motor chair is ideal.
When looking for a rise and recliner chair, size is very important. Note that these chairs are larger than traditional arm chairs and thus would need more space in the house. Furthermore, you need extra space to cater for their extension. Not only does it have to fit in the room, you also have to fit in the chair comfortably. As a result, consider seat size, width, height and back height too. The best way to get such chair with the right size is to have it measured just for you, and you can find out more on the Age UK Mobility website.
Fitting in the chair is not all you need to look at in terms of comfort. The seat and backrest have to be comfortable enough for your frail body. Normally, it is advisable that you sit in the chair for about one hour to feel how comfortable it is. Since this is not practical, check the retailer’s returns policy. Above that, look at some other features that determine its comfort such as extra padding at the bottom, for your back and top of the head. You also need to consider leg rest support and above all correct cushioning. The cushioning needs to be soft but not too soft to be uncomfortable.
Rise and recliner chairs are available in a variety of materials ranging from traditional upholstery to luxurious leather. However, the fabric is closely tied to the price. You could also choose your preferred fabric and even bring your own if you feel want something custom made. Some designers are also open to making an entire living room set that match with the recliner chair so that everything blends in nicely.
Recliner chairs have to have certain safety features that will keep them and the people or even pets around them safe. Look out for features such as a key jack that prevents the chair from moving accidentally and a battery backup system. The chair should also be able to return to normal position in case of a power failure.
The rise and recliner chair is an important piece of furniture for the elderly. However, it is only effective if you get the right one and thanks to these guidelines, that is much easier.