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Can’t Get The Sofa Upstairs


Do you have a big sofa or a tricky staircase which mean that you can’t get the sofa upstairs?

Even worse, have you spent a lot of time trawling round the shops and internet sites and collecting fabric samples so that you could buy your ideal sofa only to be faced with the big headache of having to send it back on delivery because you can’t get the sofa upstairs? Has the sofa shop told you that you might lose the delivery costs or even some of the value of the sofa when you return it?

Truth being told, moving a sofa can be difficult even if there are no stairs involved.  Add a staircase and the task becomes 10 times harder.

Fortunately, we have a few tips you can try that might make getting your sofa upstairs a little easier or at the very least happen!

How to Get a Sofa Upstairs

Here are some tricks to try when moving a sofa upstairs:

1. Remove the Spindles

Perhaps the spindles on the banister are causing the problem? By removing one or two of these you might have enough space to get the sofa upstairs.

2. Take the Banister Off

If removing one or two of the spindles doesn’t create enough space you may have to go one stage further and remove some or the entire banister thereby creating enough space for your sofa to go up those tricky stairs.

3. Remove the Sofa Feet

Quite often you will find that the feet on your sofa can easily be detached by unscrewing them, removing these may create that little bit of extra space that you need to get your sofa up the stairs.

4. Twist it Through 45 Degrees

You may have already thought of this one but a combination of taking the back cushions off and twisting your sofa through 45 degrees is often all that you need to combat those awkward difficult to negotiate stairs.

5. Leave the Sofa Downstairs or Send it Back

You probably don’t want to contemplate this but if none of these ideas work you may need to leave that sofa downstairs or worst of all send it back to the sofa shop that you bought it from.

A Self Assembly Sofa is Guaranteed to Go Upstairs

Nabru self assembly sofas are guaranteed to fit up your awkward to access stairs, we’ve delivered our sofas up staircases with tricky right angles, spiral staircases and every conceivable type of difficult to access staircase without any issues.

We are so confident that our sofas will fit up your tricky access staircase because they are all delivered as a flat pack kit of parts and the biggest individual part in one of our kits is always a sofa arm so you can see how easy it will be to get that up the staircase.

Our sofas are comprised of an easy to assemble slot together frame and if sofa assembly is not your thing don’t sweat as our helpful delivery driver will assemble your sofa for you at the same time as he delivers the sofa.

You can even design your own sofa that’s tailor made precisely to your space and style requirements using our design your own sofa tools, when you are creating your design it’s worth thinking about the space saving features that we offer such as under seat storage and occasional use sofa beds which are sure to come in handy in a space constrained location like upstairs or in a loft.

Plus, we make everything simple for you: even the return policy. If you cannot get the sofa upstairs, (which has never happened before), we will give you a full refund. Yes, including the delivery costs! We trust the quality of our products and commit to customer satisfaction, so we are happy to offer you a 14 days free return policy if you are not 100% happy with your sofa.

Give us a call to discuss your sofa preferences. Our team of professionals will be more than happy to assist you. We would love to meet you in our showroom in Uxbridge (West London) so you can see our offer before you make a purchase. Alternatively, you can order your dream sofa directly on our website.

Can't get the sofa upstairs

Author: Iain Cowsill

Hi! I'm Iain, owner of Nabru self assembly sofas. Established over 15 years ago, Nabru is the UK's leading name in quality self assembly sofas, sofa beds and corner sofas. Our sofas are guaranteed to fit through your door! Shop our range of sofas at today.

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