Today though I'm going to tell you about my "grown up" couch. Although really, it seems weird calling my Ikea couch a "grown-up couch" because, well, my ideal grown up couch is probably like 3x as expensive. Until I get my real grown up couch though, I'm pretty darn excited about this "grown up" couch.
Last year we went to Ikea to look at sofas, and I was eying the Karlstad....but we came home with a Kivik. Why? Well, because we decided that the Kivik was just way more comfortable. While I might have been willing to tough out the comfort factor, there was no way my hubby was going to settle for a couch he deemed "horribly uncomfortable."
We compromised on the Kivik...under one condition: We had to raise it. It was just too low to the ground. Now we naively thought that this would be an easy fix. Just add legs, right? No. Not at all. Not when you have a sectional.
There's this little piece of metal that attaches the chaise to the rest of the couch. It also acts as leg.
So needless to say it took us a year to finally getting around to figuring out a solution. I'm so happy we did, because seriously, it makes such a difference, not only in it's appearance, but for comfort too! We're a tall family so that extra couple of inches is huge!
Oh, and I did I mention that we raised our couch for less than $20? Yeah. What a deal, right?
Are you ready for the details? Here we go!
For most all of the legs all we had to do was place the bedriser over the existing leg. The problem though was that tricky metal piece connecting the couch and the sofa? We needed a solution for that. Here's what we came up with.
We used some scrap wood that we already had on hand and cut it to sit nicely on the bottom of the bed riser.
PS: If you liked this post, you might like some of my other IKEA hacks:
Like this desk hack:
And this buffet hack: