I went out today and looked at 4 stores for furniture. My plan right now is that I don't really want to go with dedicated HT seats. The reason is because I'm not going to have 2 rows of seating, and it is not a dedicated theater room. So I'm aiming towards like a huge sectional or something that feels more "homey" instead of theater like. If I went with a row of 4 or 5 dedicated HT seats, it's kind of limited. Also I like to lie down sometimes sideways or snug up with the wife while watching flicks.
First place I went to was Bobs Discount Furniture. I typically do not want to buy cheap furniture, however I was looking at some of their sectionals there and they had one that I really liked that was EXTREMELY comfortable that had powered recliners and everything. The setup I would like to get if I did from there would be about $2k + shipping/tax. Here's a link to the one in question.
I'm thinking of getting a left arm power recliner, then 2 armless power recliners, then 1 right arm power recliner chaise. So that is my first thought.
This was another one there I REALLY liked and was SSSSOOO comfortable, but I don't really want a white couch.
I then went to Jennifer Convertibles and that place sucked. I left within like 5 minutes.
I then went to The Big Screen Store to see what they have, and they had actual theater furniture by a company I think called Palliser. I sat in quite a few dedicated HT seats that had the cup holder and reclined, and they were all pretty nice. To be honest they were not nearly as comfortable as I expected these seats to be, especially at the prices. The couch at Bobs Discount was noticeably more comfortable to me.
So I then went to Haverty's which is where we got our couch for our living room, and they have some nice furniture in general. However they didn't have a couch or seating that I would purchase for my area.
I'm basically wondering if anyone has ever purchased more expensive furniture at Bob's Discount, and if so, how do you like it? Again we are trying to steer clear of "discount furniture" in general because the couch we had our last house was like $600 for a couch, love seat, and the matching tables. It wore down quickly too. But this item I'm looking at is $2k so it's not cheap or anything, but it's sold at a discount furniture store so I'm just somewhat uncertain about it. The current couch we have for our living room from Haverty's was like $2200 and it's really nice quality.
So anyone ever bought more expensive stuff at Bob's Discount, and if so how has it held up? Also does anyone have any other stores they recommend (I'm in the DMV area) that have nice theater type couches?