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How do I Make My Recliner Higher?

Have you found the perfect recliner for comfort for your home, but know that there’s just one thing still missing? You might have found the right chair for you, but are wondering about how to make it higher and raise it for increased comfort, better viewing angles, or any other reason. No, you don’t have to go out and purchase a new one and start the hunt all over again for the best recliner for sleeping

There is an easy way for you to make your recliner higher and gain all of the benefits that you’ve been looking for out of it. All you have to do is follow our step-by-step process as to how you could make your seat higher. You'll then be able to sleep comfortably in your recliner.

Step One

The first step is perhaps the most important step. You will need to purchase the equipment that you’re going to need to help your recliner raise up to the level that you want it. You will need to purchase furniture risers, which are widely sold at retailers across the country. They sell furniture risers that are specifically intended for use with recliners. 

Furniture risers are small plastic pieces that will connect to the legs of the chair. This will allow you to raise your chair in increments as small as a couple of inches at a time. When you are purchasing your furniture risers, you want to be sure that you are getting furniture risers that are designed for recliners. If you get furniture risers that are smaller and are not designed to hold the weight of a recliner, they may break and could injure you in the process. 

Step Two

Once you have the proper type and quantity of furniture risers at your disposal, the next step is to get access to the legs of your recliner. The best way to do this is to turn your recliner on its side so that you can see each four of them. You will need to do this in order to apply the furniture risers to the chair. 

Step Three

Now that you have access to the legs of the recliner, you can start to apply the risers that you have purchased to them. Each riser from different brands attach differently, so be sure to read the instructions. You will attach the furniture risers to the legs of the recliner on the bottom. You may need a screwdriver to do this, as some furniture risers require that you screw the risers into the legs of the chair. 

Step Four

Once you attach the risers to the chairs, your work is not completely done. You will have to work to ensure that all of the risers are at the same height. Nobody wants to sit on a crooked chair! The risers should provide an indication of how high they are. All you have to do is be sure that each one is reading the same height and you should be good to go!

Step Five

Now that the risers are attached to the chair and are all sitting at the same height, you can flip it back up carefully so that it is resting on the new risers. You can now sit on the chair. If you feel that it is still not the right height, you should repeat the process of turning your chair on its side and adjusting the risers. You now have full control over the height of your recliner.