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Buying new furniture doesn’t have to be boring and complicated. At Furniture Academy, we make furniture shopping fun and easy!Subscribe to the Furniture Academy Podcast and you'll receive expert advice on:• Interior Design• Decorating• Home DécorWe’ve helped thousands complete interior design projects of all shapes and sizes. Now, we’re here to help you bring your interior design ideas to life.

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Buying new furniture doesn’t have to be boring and complicated. At Furniture Academy, we make furniture shopping fun and easy!Subscribe to the Furniture Academy Podcast and you'll receive expert advice on:• Interior Design• Decorating• Home DécorWe’ve helped thousands complete interior design projects of all shapes and sizes. Now, we’re here to help you bring your interior design ideas to life.

    Are Recliners Bad for Your Back?

    Are Recliners Bad for Your Back?

    Have you ever asked yourself, “Are recliners bad for your back?” At the end of a long day, nothing feels better than putting your feet up and relaxing.However, some people may notice pain in their lower back after sitting in a recliner that doesn’t fit their body type. In this podcast, we’ll take a look at why some recliners cause lower back pain and how you can make sure your chair doesn’t.
    Why Your Recliner May Hurt Your Back
    Sitting in a recliner without proper lumbar support could potentially cause your lower back to hurt. Slouching will put strain on the ligaments and muscles of your lower back and cause them to lengthen, tighten, and hurt.
    How to Check Your Recliner For Lumbar Support
    To check the lumbar support on your recliner, fully recline the chair without anyone sitting in it.
    Look at where the seat and back of your recliner meet then check for a deep gap your body will sink into.
    If you notice an unnaturally large gap between the seat and back, this recliner may cause lower back pain over time.
    It’s also important to sit in the chair fully reclined and see how your lower back feels after sitting in it for at least five minutes.
    Where to Find Recliners With Good Lumbar Support


    Recliners with good lumbar support will not have a gap between your lower back and the chair when you put your legs up.
    At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we will make sure your lower back is supported in every reclining position.
    Our recliners also come with seven patented features you’ll only find on a genuine La-Z-Boy.
    La-Z-Boy invented and patented a reclining system that gives you complete lower back and body support in every position.
    When you recline in a La-Z-Boy Recliner, the back and seat move together instead of independently so your lower back is always supported.
    How to Find a Recliner That Fits Your Body


    A recliner that doesn’t fit your body type can cause unnecessary neck, back, and leg pain.
    Picking a recliner is a lot like getting fitted for a shoe except we focus on your whole body instead of just your feet.
    The Additional Benefits of Elevating Your Feet


    A long day of walking, sitting, and standing will cause blood to rush to your legs and feet.
    It’s easier for blood to travel from your lower to upper body when your legs are elevated above heart level.
    This allows gravity to naturally reduce the stress and inflammation in your legs.
    Putting your feet up is also great for your back because it sends healing blood to your upper muscles and tendons.
    Our back and core muscles are constantly working to balance our upper and lower bodies.
    Elevating your feet above heart level will give your back and nervous system much needed time to relax from daily activities.
    Are Recliners Bad For Your Back?


    Sitting in a recliner is good for your back as long as the chair provides proper lumbar support.
    If your recliner fits your body well and elevates your feet above heart level, there are many additional health benefits.
    Keep in mind some recliners offer much better lumbar support than others.
    Spending too much time in a recliner that doesn’t fit may cause your back to hurt.

    • 8 min
    How Much Does a La-Z-Boy Recliner Cost?

    How Much Does a La-Z-Boy Recliner Cost?

    La-Z-Boy Recliners come in over 900 fabrics and leathers. Plus, they can be customized with a wide range of options and upgrades.
    This can make answering this question a little bit difficult. However, we will do our best to explain the general pricing guidelines.
    La-Z-Boy Recliner Cost: Fabrics & Leathers
    The first step in determining the price of your recliner is to pick out your fabric.
    Each one is priced differently based on the type of material, pattern, and grade you select.
    For example, leather may cost a few hundred dollars more than fabric.
    If you’d like some help picking out your fabric, you can meet with an interior designer for free at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor.
    La-Z-Boy Recliner Cost: Options & Upgrades
    Purchasing a La-Z-Boy Recliner is a lot like buying a new car. The car has a starting price then you can purchase upgrades on top.
    La-Z-Boy offers the most available options and upgrades of any recliner on the market.
    Adding these options and upgrades will increase two things: The cost of your recliner and how much you enjoy sitting in it.
    How Much Does a La-Z-Boy Recliner Cost?
    The average price of a La-Z-Boy Recliner can range anywhere from $299 – $4,000 depending on the fabric, options, and upgrades.
    When compared to the competition, La-Z-Boy is around the same price and built entirely different.
    La-Z-Boy invented the recliner in 1927 and we’ve collected many patents throughout the years.
    This means you’ll only find these patented features on a La-Z-Boy Recliner:
    Lower Back SupportRecline Your Back & Rock At The Same TimeThree Locking Footrest PositionsSixteen Locking Rocker Positions4-Sided Frame ConstructionDual Locking FootrestContour Cut FoamOther brands of recliners simply can’t match the comfort and durability offered by La-Z-Boy.
    How To Get The Best Price on La-Z-Boy Recliners
    When you shop at any of our locations, you can rest assured knowing you’ll pay the best price for your La-Z-Boy Recliner.
    Check Out These Additional Resources


    So how much does a La-Z-Boy Recliner cost? The answer is it depends.
    After you get fitted for a recliner that fits your body, you’ll have a wide range of fabrics, options, and upgrades to choose from.
    Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:
    12 Best Selling La-Z-Boy ReclinersHow to Pick the Best Recliner for MeWhat Is the Most Durable Furniture Fabric?We’d be happy to answer all of your pricing questions at any of our locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

    • 11 min
    12 Best La-Z-Boy Recliners to Buy in 2021

    12 Best La-Z-Boy Recliners to Buy in 2021

    Are you looking for the best selling or most popular La-Z-Boy Recliners?
    La-Z-Boy Recliners are famous around the world for their unique style and comfort.
    12) La-Z-Boy Pinnacle Recliner
    Pinnacle offers a plushly pillowed backrest, rolled arms, and a chaise seat to cradle your body.
    11) La-Z-Boy Maverick Recliner
    Maverick features a chaise bucket seat, sloped arms, and a biscuit-style back.
    10) La-Z-Boy Morrison Recliner
    Morrison offers a tufted back, chaise seat, and padded arms to cradle you in comfort.
    9) La-Z-Boy Casey Recliner
    The Casey Recliner combines contemporary style with classic reclining comfort.
    Casey features clean, modern lines so it’s ideal for smaller spaces or apartments.
    8) La-Z-Boy Jasper Recliner
    The Jasper Recliner is a generously scaled recliner that offers big time support.
    Jasper will support your whole body with flared arms and pillow back cushions.
    7) La-Z-Boy Joshua Recliner
    The Joshua Recliner will be an instant family favorite due to its clean lines and exceptional comfort.
    Joshua features padded arms, tiered back cushions, and an ultra-plush chaise seat.
    6) La-Z-Boy James Recliner
    The James Recliner offers the perfect blend of comfort, function, and casual style.
    James features a tall, pillow back with pillow top arms to cradle you in comfort.
    5) La-Z-Boy Randell Recliner


    The Randell Recliner is big on comfort and big on style.
    Randell is a casual family favorite featuring deep cushions with an extra-tall back.
    4) La-Z-Boy Greyson Recliner


    Hallmarks of the Greyson Recliner are exceptional comfort, design, and detailing.
    Greyson features pillow top arms with an extra-deep chaise seat and legrest.
    3) La-Z-Boy Talladega Recliner


    The La-Z-Boy Talladega Recliner is designed for maximum style and exceptional comfort.
    Talladega puts you in the driver’s seat with an ultra-plush chaise seat and legrest.
    2) La-Z-Boy Astor Recliner


    The Astor Recliner is designed for bringing relaxation and comfort to extra tall body types.
    Astor comes standard with our tall base plus a deep, wide seat.
    1) La-Z-Boy Rowan Recliner


    The Rowan Recliner is an exquisite combination of style and comfort.
    Rowan features flared arms along with a clean, split-back design and welt trim.


    Free Guide: 3 Steps to Finding the Perfect Recliner


    This list contains our ten best selling La-Z-Boy Recliners. However, you need to make sure you get the best recliner for your unique body type.
    This free guide will help you:
    Avoid unnecessary pain.Pick out a recliner that’s built to last.Get the right fit for your body.Click here to download your free guide.
    We’d be happy to help you find the perfect recliner for your home at any of our locations in NC, SC

    • 13 min
    How COVID-19 Has Caused Furniture Delays at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Decor

    How COVID-19 Has Caused Furniture Delays at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Decor

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused furniture delays for homeowners across the world.
    At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we’re working hard to ensure your furniture orders are completed as soon as possible.
    In this podcast, we’ll take a look at how COVID-19 has caused furniture delays and what you can do to be prepared.


    How COVID-19 Has Caused Furniture Delays


    Spending more time at home has led us to pay more attention to our current furniture and interior design situation.
    It seems like there’s no better time than now to upgrade your home with new furniture.
    This has caused an overwhelming increase in the demand for living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture.
    Furniture manufacturing plants have struggled to keep up with increased demand due to the effects of COVID-19.
    The lack of supply along with increased demand has caused furniture delays around the world.
    How La-Z-Boy Southeast Is Responding to COVID-19


    The health and safety of our customers, employees, and communities has been our number one focus during this pandemic.
    We’re proactively investing in our stores, people, and processes to continually improve your furniture shopping experience.
    For example, we’ve introduced virtual design consultations along with private appointments to help you find the perfect furniture for your home.
    We have hired and are currently hiring degreed interior designers and design consultants to keep up with demand.
    Plus, our team is in the process of renovating our showrooms to make them safer and more focused on your interior design needs.
    How To Prepare for Furniture Delays Due to COVID-19


    Planning ahead and being aware of manufacturing and shipping delays will help you be prepared.
    It’s a good idea to hold on to your old furniture in case your new furniture experiences delays.
    When you place your order, make sure you’re 100% certain your brand new furniture:
    Will fit in your room.Is in the correct leather or fabric.Meets all of your family’s needs.This will keep you from experiencing further delays due to returns and exchanges.
    Check Out These Additional Resources


    Although COVID-19 has temporarily caused delays across the industry, don’t let this prevent you from upgrading your furniture.
    At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we’re available to answer all of your questions virtually or socially distanced.
    Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:
    8 Best Stores with Free Design ServicesWhen’s the Best Time to Buy Furniture?12 Best Selling La-Z-Boy ReclinersWe’d be happy to help you bring your dreams to life at any of our locations in NC, SC, and GA.

    • 11 min
    5 Benefits of La-Z-Boy Modular Sectional Sofas

    5 Benefits of La-Z-Boy Modular Sectional Sofas

    Have you heard about all of the many benefits of La-Z-Boy Modular Sectional Sofas?
    At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, our modular sectionals can be customized to fit any living space.
    In this article, we will take a deep look into the benefits of La-Z-Boy Modular Sectional Sofas.


    What Is a Modular Sectional Sofa?


    Modular sectional sofas are designed to be reconfigured, rearranged, and moved around.
    The individual pieces of a modular sectional have backs, arms, and seats that are the same height so they fit together perfectly.
    This allows you to shuffle each piece around and create a custom sectional sofa built for your unique needs.
    1) Perfect Fit For Your Room


    If you’re having trouble finding a sectional that fits your room, then modular furniture could be the answer to your problems.


    Modular sectionals allow you to configure each piece to fit the dimensions of your room.
    This helps you overcome layout issues such as corners, windows, and doors while bringing in additional seating.
    Plus, our free design service is available to help you measure, plan, and pick the perfect fabric for your sectional sofa.
    2) Easy Customization


    When you buy a normal sofa, the size you select is the size you get.
    However, modular sectionals give you the option to add and subtract pieces as you go along.


    For example: If you decide your sectional isn’t big enough, then you can always add an armless middle piece to create more space.
    The opposite is also true. If you’d like your sectional to be smaller, simply remove one of your middle pieces.
    3) Right-Angle Design


    Another benefit of modular sectional sofas is their ability to take advantage of unused corners with their right-angle design.
    At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we have a wide variety of corner, cuddler, and chaise pieces to choose from.


    This gives you the option to select a pre-designed sectional arrangement or create one that fits your living space.
    4) Stress-Free Mobility


    Modular sectionals are easy to assemble and disassemble. Plus, the individual pieces are easy for two people to carry.
    If you’re constantly on the go and move often, your La-Z-Boy Sectional will be easy to break down and transport to your next home.
    This is also great if you like to rearrange or move furniture from room to room.
    5) Low Replacement Costs


    Although we design La-Z-Boy Sectionals to last a lifetime, occasionally accidents will happen.


    If one piece of your modular sectional has been damaged, it’s easy to replace the individual section instead of the entire set.
    We also offer a paws & claws warranty to protect your furniture from common pet damage.

    • 13 min
    3 Warning Signs to Avoid at Furniture Stores

    3 Warning Signs to Avoid at Furniture Stores

    Knowing the most common warning signs to avoid at furniture stores will prevent you from making a costly mistake.
    At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, our goal is to help you make the best furniture purchase for your unique needs.
    In this article, we’ll highlight three warning signs you should avoid while shopping for furniture.


    1) Salesperson Greets You From Afar


    When a salesperson greets you from a long distance away, it’s an obvious sign of disinterest.
    Maybe they are on their phone or computer, so they seem busy. However, you should be their number one priority.
    Especially when you’re investing a large amount of money in furniture you want to last a long time.
    A good salesperson will greet you at the front of the showroom and guide you to the section of the store you’re most interested in.
    If you’re just browsing, they will allow you to look on your own then check back to see if you have any questions.
    2) Not Helpful or Interested In Your Needs


    Once you’re interacting with your salesperson, pay close attention to the questions they ask.
    Are they genuinely interested in helping you or more focused on making a quick sale?
    Do they want to understand your interior design needs and create solutions within your budget?
    The questions presented by your salesperson will give you an idea of their level of customer service.
    If your salesperson isn’t interested in your order before you buy, they certainly won’t be helpful after the sale.
    3) Hands You Their Card & Walks Away


    When a salesperson in any industry hands you their card and walks away, they are essentially marking you as their customer.
    This means if you decide to buy anything, they will receive the commission from your purchase.
    If your salesperson walks away and never comes back, this is a major red flag to avoid.
    The worst type of salespeople are order takers who only care about taking your money.
    On the other hand, the best salespeople are consultants who want to solve your problems and be helpful.
    Important Questions to Ask Your Furniture Salesperson


    Having a list of questions to ask your furniture salesperson will also help you make the best purchase for your home.
    Once you’ve found a furniture store without any warning signs, be sure to ask your consultant these important questions:
    Do you offer free design services?How and where is your furniture made?Are any customization options available?Will it cost extra to customize my furniture?Can you tell me about your warranty?Do you have a price match guarantee?What are your delivery options?These questions will give you peace-of-mind and prevent unwanted surprises before and after your furniture is delivered.

    • 9 min

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