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Recliner Chairs Buy Online Recliner Chairs

Buying a recliner chair online can offer you independence, comfort and joy if you suffer from pains in the joints, rheumatism or arthritis.

Searching online and reading reviews about different suppliers is a great way to start your research into which recliner chair is right for you, before visiting your local shop to try whether it’s comfortable.

Once you've found the perfect fit, you can order your new chair from wherever offers the best price or most convenient delivery options.

Types of riser recliner chair 

All riser recliner chairs broadly fulfil the same function insofar as they will allow you to lean back on a reclined backrest while raising your legs. 

One of the main choices you'll need to make is whether to buy one in a standard size, or alternatively, get one custom-made.

Manufacturers tend to recommend that you order a custom-made chair built specifically for your dimensions. 

You should be asked for your measurements and offered an assessment so the manufacturer can match a chair to your body shape.

Although some furniture shops sell riser recliner chairs, they're more typically sold in independent specialist retailers, mobility stores or online.

Bear in mind the custom-made riser recliner chairs can take around six weeks to be delivered.

Larger riser recliner chairs

Remember always to check if there are any weight restrictions for the chair you're considering. If the chair isn't built for your weight, the frame may become unstable.

Some manufacturers have chairs in extra-large sizes that you can buy off the shelf, or you can order a custom-made one. Even standard-sized riser recliner chairs are generally quite big, so you'll need to measure your home and ensure you have enough space to accommodate it in its fully reclined position. You'll also need to make sure you have a mains power socket nearby.

Problems caused by ill-fitting riser recliner chairs

The best recliner chairs will provide support in all the right places. For example, extra padding at the bottom to support your lower back, and at the top for your head.

It will have a leg rest that supports your whole lower leg down to your heel and it should be soft and comfortable. Consider the following points;

  • Seat height: If a chair's too high, your feet won't be able to touch the floor, and this will put too much pressure on your back.
  • Chair width: A riser recliner chair that's too wide won't properly support your sides and back, and you may feel less secure in the chair.
  • Seat depth: If the seat's too deep, you won't be able to sit with your back fully supported. Often, people who've made this mistake stuff cushions behind them, but this doesn't provide even support. You could also find that pressure builds behind the knees - not ideal if you have circulation problems.

Doing some simple research into these points will ensure you make an astute long-term investment for your home, providing you many years of increased independence.