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Five Things to Consider When Buying a Riser Recliner Chair

A riser recliner chair is a motorised chair that enables a person to recline to a more comfortable position or raise them to a standing position at the touch of a button. They can be a huge help with posture management and for the assisted relief of back pain and other orthopaedic conditions as well as aiding with independence.

Rise and Recline Ltd. chairs are manufactured with a wealth of different styles and options available. But with so much choice, how can you be sure you’re getting the right riser recliner chair for you? In this article are some of the things that should be considered and discussed with your retailer before you buy your Rise and Recline Ltd. chair.

Dual or Single motor?

This is the term that is often used to describe the function of the chair. Quite simply it refers to the number of motors within the chair and therefore the functions available. A dual motor chair allows the user to have full and independent control of the back and footrest, whereas a single motor will recline to a comfortable position and then lift to a near standing position in one function. Before deciding on your chair it’s worth considering which feature you’ll benefit from the most.

Made to measure?

In order to maintain correct posture and a comfortable sitting position the dimensions of your chair are vitally important. If your feet don’t rest flat on the floor it can lead to increased pressure on your legs. Similarly, if the headrest is too high or too low it can lead to shoulder, neck or back problems. It’s recommended that you sit in the chair before you buy it and make sure that you are able to sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor. Here at Rise and Recline Ltd. we manufacture chairs to your exact measurements so we can endeavour to assist in ensuring that the chair will provide you with a sitting position that’s right for you.

Where is the chair going to go?

Because of the operation of a riser recliner chair they can take up a lot more space than a regular armchair. Therefore you need to consider the amount of space you’re going to need in your home to accommodate the chair of your choice. If, however, you’re short on space there are other options available. Wall hugger options ensure that the chair functions in a reduced space, without spreading out behind, thereby utilising the best use of the space available. Many of Rise and Recline Ltd. styles are available with these features.

Does the fabric match your current furniture?

It might seem trivial but the last thing you want is to take delivery of your nice new riser recliner chair only to discover that it doesn’t match the furniture you already have in your home. With so many fabric options to choose from – literally thousands from Rise & Recline Ltd. – there’s no reason you can’t get an exact or at least very close match. It’s a good idea to take a picture of your current living room furniture and take it with you when you order your chair.

Accessories & Extras

Before you buy your chair you should always check the accessories available to you. Many chairs can be built with massage or heat options that can provide extra relaxation and pain relief. Rise & Recline Ltd. chairs have a wide range of additional options so be sure to check these with your retailer before ordering.

And of course, if you still have questions you can always discuss them with your nearest Rise and Recline retailer or by contacting us directly.