Recliner: 3 DIY Modifications for Too Deep Recliners

If you have a recliner that is too deep, don’t worry! You can make it more comfortable and easier to get out of with these 3 DIY modifications.

We will discuss how to adjust the depth of the chair, how to add armrests for balance, and how to install footstools for comfort. Give your recliner an upgrade now so you can enjoy sitting in comfort all year long!

 

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Ways to Modify a Recliner That is too Deep

#1. Adjusting the depth of a recliner: Think about how deep your chair is and how that affects you when sitting. If it’s too deep, this can cause back pain from leaning forward to get out of the chair or even making it difficult for someone else who might need help getting up off the seat. You can make changes to the depth by attaching a board to the bottom of the chair itself or adding small blocks under the legs.

#2. Adding armrests for balance: If you find yourself losing your balance while sitting, it can be helpful to add some armrests so that you have something to hold onto when getting out of your recliner. You could also use a  pillow, such as a throw pillow or an inflatable one for added comfort.

#3. Changing the position of your recliner’s seat: If you find yourself sitting too far back in your chair and it causes discomfort, try moving the seat forward so that you sit more upright while resting on its surface. You may also want to place something behind you to use for support.

#4. Modifying the recliner’s back: There are several different ways you can modify your chair’s back to make it more comfortable when sitting, including attaching an extension piece so that it is higher and rests closer to your head or decreasing its slope by sawing off some of its height at the top.

#5. Using an inflatable pillow: If the height of your chair is too tall for you to rest comfortably, try using an inflatable pillow. This will reduce the amount of space between your head and back while seated. It’s also good for those with neck pain or stiffness as it provides added support for the neck when reclining in a  stationary position.

#6. Using a pillow: If the depth of your chair is too deep for you to use, try placing a pillow on the seat to elevate yourself and make it easier to sit up straight. This will also help by giving you something behind which can be used as support when reclining back to maintain good posture while seated.

#7. Using a towel: If the depth of your chair is too deep for you to use, try placing a towel on the seat to elevate yourself and make it easier to sit up straight. This will also help by giving you something behind which can be used as support when reclining back to maintain good posture while seated.

Can a recliner be adjusted?

You might want to look up how your recliner can be adjusted. There is a variety of different methods, but some examples are that you may need to adjust the height of the footrest or the depth of the seat as well as tightening loose bolts and screws.

 

How do you fix a Sunken Recliner?

Tip 1. Raising the footrest: If you’ve raised your chair’s height, but it is still too deep for you to use comfortably in an upright position and if adjusting seating depth was not possible, try raising the footrest. This can be done by placing a book between either side of the front legs on the floor or using another material that is about the height of your seated position.

Tip 2. Replacing or adding a pad: If you’ve raised your chair’s height, but it still sinks because there isn’t enough cushioning in the seat and backrest, try replacing or adding to the padding. You can purchase a memory foam topper from an online retailer like Amazon for less than $50 and have it delivered to your front door.

Tip 3. Replacing the chair: If you’ve raised your chair’s height, but it is still too deep for you to use comfortably in an upright position or adjusting seating depth was not possible, try replacing the recliner with a different one that has a shallower seat and backrest.

Tip 4. Using a stool: If you’ve raised your chair’s height and it is still too deep for you to use comfortably in an upright position, try using a small footstool with one of the front legs on the floor or using another material that is about the height of your seated position.

Tip 5. Putting a pillow or ottoman in front of the recliner: If you’ve raised your chair’s height and it is still too deep for you to use comfortably in an upright position, try putting a stool on each side of the chair (or using another material that is about the height of your seated position).

Tip 6. Using the recliner’s original feet: If you’ve raised your chair’s height and it is still too deep for you to use comfortably in an upright position, try extending the legs of the chair by using its original feet.

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