Sue had a large sectional L shaped sofa that she really loved in a beautiful light stone beige fabric.
The sofa still looked great and had a lot of life left in it. But overall it was way too low to easily get in and out of comfortably.
It had always been a low sofa from new, but with the natural aging of the seat foam, and the natural aging of the owners, the height had become uncomfortable.
The original wood legs where only about 3cm (1 1/4”) tall, once you sat on the sofa the seat foam squashed down to about 25cm (10”) in total off the floor, way too low for most furniture.
A more comfortable height is between 30-40cm (12”-16”) from under your thigh to the floor. In American this height can go up to 18” as a lot of American furniture is much taller than New Zealand and Australia.
The solution was to change the legs to a metal Borsari furniture leg that was 13cm tall (5 1/8”) which boosted the total height of the sofa up to around 35cm (13 2/3”) once the original wood legs were removed. This was a much more comfortable height to use.
This upgrade also gave the sofa a modern refreshed and lighter feel and looked wonderful. Sue is very happy that she doesn’t need to buy a new sofa for a long time. Changing the legs was a simple process and totally changed the look of the lounge suite.