Overall, the couch is beautiful and solid. The fabric (hacienda velvet) is luxurious, soft, and durable. We’ve had the couch a bit over a month and it’s done well with two adults, two kids, and two dogs. We can get our whole family of four on the couch (two plus size adults and small kids) and three large adults comfortable. You could probably get four regular sized adults, too. The armrests are solid and don’t feel like they’ll bust when (inevitably) the kids sit there.
I have two small complaints that I would take off half a star if possible. 1) the back cushions do not extend across the whole back of the couch, leaving about a five inch gap either between the cushions or at one of the ends. It’s not a dealbreaker, but it IS annoying. 2) below the back cushions is a hard ledge the cushions sit on. The seat cushions are in front of it. Depending on how you sit down, if you catch that ledge with your butt, it can be a bit painful. I assume it to keep the back cushions upright and make sure they don’t sink, but again, it’s annoying and can be uncomfortable.
I do feel like the couch will last us quite a few years and I am overall pleased with the purchase considering we couldn’t test it ahead of time.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your new sofa. We are glad to hear there are a few aspects you love, but of course, sorry to hear about the design features that you are not so fond of. We'd be happy to provide insight and assist further!
You are correct in that there is a "bar" beneath the upholstery on the backrest of this model, which is designed as a "shelf" for the cushions in order for them to take their proper place in terms of the frame. So as long as the seat and back cushions are arranged properly, they should cover the bar, providing a comfy seat. We are sorry if this has not been the case, and that you have issue with the cushion spacing. For additional assistance if needed, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Thank you again for sharing, and we hope to see you again soon!
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