What is the average lifespan of a sofa? Recliner? Dining set? Here’s everything on replacing furniture (& why you need to do it).
Living Room Furniture Lifespan
When Should You Replace a Sofa?If you notice fraying, hear creaking and/or get the uncomfortable ‘sinking in’ feeling every time you sit on your couch, then it’s probably time for a new sofa. On average, a quality fabric sofa can last seven to fifteen years; quality leather sofas can last even three times as long as fabric sofas.
Dining Room Furniture Lifespan
When Should You Replace a Dining Table?
Similar to coffee tables, the dining table lifespan depends on the dining table quality – on average, this can mean anywhere from five to twenty years. Even with dining tables of quality designs, though, outside influences can lead to slow deterioration over time; discoloration from direct sunlight, stains from condensation and scratches from constant contact with dining chairs can affect the overall look and feel. Yet, while ‘look’ and ‘feel’ can be and often are tolerated, safety hazards should never be. If you start to notice lopsidedness or instability in your family’s dining table, it’s definitely time for a new one.
Bedroom Furniture Lifespan
When Should You Replace a Bed?
When it comes to replacing items in the bedroom, the mattress usually receives all the attention – even though the bed can be just as important. Without the proper support, even the highest quality of mattress can quickly lose its shape and comfort. So, how do you know when it’s time for a new bed? While most beds will last between seven and fifteen years, it’s time for a new one if your current platform bed and its components, including the mattress foundation, are creaking, splintering, or sagging – no matter how long you’ve had it.
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