Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We bought a Couch! Or is it a Sofa?

This past weekend, the Hubby and I went out in search of a Couch for the basement.We are restricted on the size because of a support post, that I wish was in a different position.We have been talking for some time on what we were going to buy to put in that space. We knew that we wanted a sectional, but what kind? What Size? Does it have a chaise? Do we get one with a recliner? What Colour? Leather or Fabric? What Style? How will it fit down the stairs? The list goes on and on.

We originally were thinking of the Karlstad at Ikea. I really liked the lines of it and I thought it would fit perfectly. I liked that it had a Slip Cover. With a 6 year old and a dog, being able to wash the cover was a plus
http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S09840644/#/S89840621
 The cons were that I did not like the colours that it came in. From my last post on the basement, I talked about wanting the basement to be light and airy. The lightest colour it came in was White. Ummm I don't think so with a 6 year old and a dog. The other con was that it did not fit in the space as well as I had hoped. It would have been a little to big on one side and and little to small on the other. The other thing was that really the couch is only has 5 functional seats. The corner is not functional because it is not a wedge at the front, and on sofa, while you could fit more people, one would be sitting on a crack. Cushion crack that is. It just did not seem like Karl was going to work for us.

I started to concede on the clean lines that I was originally looking for since I could not find one that worked well for the space and had the clean lines. I started to think that maybe it was best if we went for more of a traditional couch. Our neighbours have a sectional couch that you can pick the configuration that you want. Basically you can purchase almost a seat at time. The cost of this couch was more then we were wanting to spend but as it would fit the space better we had decided that if we could get the price within our new budget, we were buying this couch.

Off we went shopping for this couch, with an idea in our head of what we were going to purchase and hoping that we could get what we wanted within our budget. We were looking for an Elran sectional. Elran is a Canadian Company that produces a large line of furniture, including specialist furniture for home theater rooms. We went to a local small furniture shop that we knew carried that furniture line, and we purchased our new sectional for the basement. I can't find a picture that allows you to see exactly how it looks, but here are a few examples.

http://www.elran.com/Index_eng.asp

The one that we chose will be in a durable fabric that is soft to the touch, and yet I can easily clean it from dirty little fingers. The colour is a soft cream colour. Perfect for a basement where even with the 3 windows in that room is not the brightest. The Sectional we chose has 3 recliners, a wedge seat for the corner and a pull down drink holder/drawer. In total it has 7 really comfy seats.

http://www.elran.com/Index_eng.asp

This picture shows the drawer under one of the seats. How great is that! Perfect for storing anything from Toys, blankets, video game equipment. I don't know yet what we are going to put in here, but I am really happy to have it.
http://www.elran.com/Index_eng.asp

The same section that has a drawer, also has a pull down for your drinks. Love this idea. I can just picture us watching a movie in the basement on a cold winters day.

I am so pleased with our purchase. We have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for it to arrive, which is perfect since the basement will probably take another 4 weeks to have the construction completed.

I can't wait!!

Now to find some chairs for the space. Thinking of maybe 2 slipper chairs. Not sure yet.

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