We have tried the usual tricks of Craigslist (bad in her city, decent in ours), discount chains, outlet store/floor sample sales, holiday sales, consignment shops, and Ikea, but nothing ever seems to ever fit all these parameters:
Seat height seems to be the biggest obstacle, as most everything these days seems to sit around 17." We have considered hacking an Ikea sofa with longer legs to make it sit higher (at least 3" higher), but have no idea if this would adversely affect the structural integrity of the frame (will raising it a lot make it more likely to crack in the middle?).
We've been looking for almost an entire year with no luck, and moving day is looming. A sofa-less life is really not an option for her, repairing the old sofa is over the budget (as were upholstery classes), and the budget is unfortunately firm.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as we are at our wit's end!
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