Couch Ownership Tips

Uplifting Advice: How to Add Inches (and Storage) to Your Couch

Journey with the experts at and discover creative ways to elevate your couch and maximize under-couch storage. From swapping legs to DIY adventures.

How can I raise my couch?

Elevating your couch is like adding a dash of sophistication to your seating game. So, here's how to give your sofa that "wow" factor:

  • Furniture risers, the sneaky shortcut: First up, consider the classics—furniture risers. These nifty gadgets are the shortcut to instant elevation. They're like the red carpet for your couch, minus the paparazzi. They typically come in various sizes from 2" all the way to 8".
  • Swap 'n' rise with replacement legs: Another trick up your sleeve? Alas, swap out those ordinary legs for taller, trendier ones. Replacement legs for sofas are as varied as a buffet of gourmet desserts—there's something to satisfy every taste and style imaginable!
  • DIY adventure: platform edition: Feeling crafty? Dive into a DIY platform project. You're like the superhero of furniture design, creating a custom base for your couch. So, try a bit of woodworking wizardry and testing your sofa leg replacement touch.

How high should a couch sit?

Finding the perfect height for that deep sectional sofa is like Goldilocks tasting all the porridge bowls. So, here's the scoop on getting it just right:

  • Comfort is king, or queen: First, couch seat height typically ranges between 17 to 19 inches. Secondly, this sweet spot offers comfort without the need for a ladder to climb aboard your brown sectional couch.
  • Feet on the ground, not the clouds: A key tip—ensure your feet can comfortably touch the floor when seated. Again, it's like the foundation of comfort; flat feet lead to happy lounging.
  • Proportional harmony: Don't forget the big picture! Consider the height of other furniture in the room. But, your couch should be in tune with the overall design ensemble. It's like being part of a stylish orchestra.

Where to find under-couch storage?

Creating hidden storage under your couch is like having a secret passage in your home. Naturally, here's where the treasure hunt begins:

  • Ready-made revelations: Many furniture stores offer sofas with built-in storage compartments beneath the seats. It's like having a built-in treasure chest in your living room, just waiting to be discovered. Also, pair a sofa table with storage and the sky's the limit!
  • Slide-out surprises: Another clever option? Invest in slide-out baskets or drawers designed to fit snugly under your couch. They're perfect for stashing away your living room loot.
  • DIY delights: Feeling creative? First, craft your very own under-couch storage by repurposing old drawers or constructing custom-sized storage bins. It's like your own DIY adventure—functional and fabulous. Second, sofa replacement legs will provide the much needed extra room to fit those creative concoctions.

Therefore, raise your couch to new heights, ensuring it's just right, and uncover hidden storage that's both practical and stylish. Finally, your sofa is about to be the star of the living room show!

A smiling man with short brown hair and a beard stands on a beach during sunset. He is wearing a black short-sleeved shirt with small white dots. The ocean and sandy shore are in the background, creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
Alex Back CEO & Founder