Are Pottery Barn Sofas Worth the Money?

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Q: My husband and I were curious if anyone had any recommendations to something like this sofa. We have been married for 6 years and are currently on our 2nd sofa, looking for a 3rd. The first was a hand-me down, over 15 years old before pieces inside actually broke completely and we literally were sitting on broken pieces of wood.

We decided on an Ikea Kivik sofa last year, and already we've realized we made a HUGE mistake. We've had to reinforce the boards inside after my husband (stupidly) tried to put the slipcover on by himself and broke the back piece from the seat. It's very uncomfortable, and we are looking to upgrade already. We don't mind spending this much on a sofa, if it's a good investment. We don't have a huge budget, and we're are pretty frugal. I've read some pretty awful reviews online that often state Pottery Barn furniture is not worth the money. We have 2 kitties that do not scratch furniture (yay training!), and 2 little kids, ages 2 and 4.

I ramble (sorry!), so I guess essentially my question is this: Are Pottery Barn sofas worth the money? If not any other decent recommendations?

Please note, we live in Central KY, so most of the more "modern" stores are quite a ways away. So anything from West Elm, CB2, Room and Board (stores I covet, but delivery costs for large pieces are insane) are pretty much out of the question. I do have access to 2 local stores that will do their best to get in what's requested, like Rowe furniture.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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