Take the widest dimensions of the item you want to order and check it will fit
comfortably into the space where you’d like to put it.
Tip: using masking tape, mark out the dimensions of the furniture you’d like to buy, on
the floor, to see how much space it will take up and how easily you can move
around it. Check you’re happy with its proportions in your room.
Check the largest dimension will fit comfortably through any doors, hallways and
up any stairs, without damaging paintwork or windows. If you need to carry the
item through a hallway where there is no space to turn, make sure any doorways
you need to access are 10cm wider than measurement B or C.
Make sure that you have space to walk around your new furniture. If you’re
buying a sofa bed or recliner, allow room for them to be extended or folded out.
Reclining armchairs need about 150-180cm. For a fold-out sofa bed, you
should allow about 240cm – more if you need to be able to walk around it when
it’s fully extended.