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Is it smart to buy sectionals?

skhan's picture

Hi,I wanted to know if its a wise investment to buy a sectional sofa piece or a chaise sectional since what happens when you move etc and the piece doesnt work ie the chaise is on the wrong side for the room.....b/c for sectionals one you select it being on the left or right are stuck with that forever....right?.....My husband and I like the chaise sectionals but i am apprehensive in making the purchase b/c the concerns i mentioned above......Please advise.Thanks!

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spersaud's picture

This sectional from Stylegarage lets you move the chaise portion to suit your room! Handy:

ErinE's picture

I agree. You need to enjoy the space you're living in now. However, is money is an issue. and if your're thinking that you won't be in the home your in now for long, then you might want to hold off and invest in a relly good piece when you do move.Erin

dytecture's picture

It also depends how long are you planning to use the space for, ie: renting vs. owning your place.  But buying an ottoman the matches the height and style of your sofa also functions the same way.

girlville's picture

Or depending on your style you might seek out a configurable sectional there are linear looking ones around that allow you to switch your chaise side to compliment your room, or make other changes for liveability ie. arms no arms. But obviously this goes hand in hand with a more modern aesthetic.

I have a more traditional feeling (in lines and material) chaise sectional and enjoy the look and comfort of it, but there are drawbacks. The most notable one to consider is that the chaise will most likely be the best seat in the house. I have noticed some uneven wear on my sofa because of that.

gmcauley's picture

Hello skhan,

You raise some good points regarding moving, but if you love a sectional, you'll make it work in your new space. And perhaps in the new home, if it doesn't fit in the living room, it can still be used down in a basement, etc.

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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