Today’s Recliners Aren’t Your Fathers Recliners

One of the greatest recent improvements in furniture has taken place by adding power to the furniture.  Think of it like the power seats in your car.   That’s right, power reclining chairs, loveseats, and even sofas.  10 or 15 years ago it was the exception to buy a car without power seats and today it is the norm.  Today it is the exception to get an automobile without power windows.  As the trend continues it will be the same with powered furniture.

Make no mistake, while powered furniture used to be stereotyped as an old persons piece of furniture that is far from the case today.  Ladies, ever struggle closing the footrest on a chair?  There are so many advantages of powered reclining furniture.  To name a few, limitless number of positions and ease of operation.

If you need to get a piece in a bonus room or a downstairs finished basement, then mechanical is the way to go.  In addition to chairs, mechanical furniture also comes in sections.  Think of a sofa as two recliners and a center piece bolted to a metal rail that forms a sofa.  So separating these pieces and transporting anywhere in your home is possible.

Motion furniture has advanced a lot in the last couple of years.  Better furniture stores in Kansas City will carry large selections to choose from.  Whether it be traditional or contemporary styles of recliners, they are also available in bold colors.  Why the boom in motion furniture?  You can thank the entertainment sector to thank. As the popularity of flat-screen TVs and gaming systems such as Wii have grown, so has the motion furniture category tried to keep up.  Manufacturers are answering homeowners’ demands for pieces that are miles removed from the old recliner look, with bold fabrics on reclining chairs, sleek styles, wooden legs – pieces that look more like regular armchairs.  A lot of people like them because they accent the room. They like them because they don’t look like a recliner but yet they’re comfortable.  With an electric motor, the user can move the footrest and the back of the chair at the flick of a switch, and control where the seat or footstool stops.

In addition to comfortable positions and stylish designs, reclining sofas and love seats have for some time also featured cup holders, snack trays and storage spaces for remote controls, DVDs and other sundry items.  In the not too distant future don’t be surprised to see motion furniture with storage spaces that include in-built charging stations for iPods and cell phones so there will be no need to get out of your seat.

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