Has society gotten too large for standard sized furniture? With an increase in demand for plus size furniture, it would appear so. It is not a sin to obese. Obesity happens, and with the obesity rate continuing to rise with each passing year, society better get used to seeing it. According to a recent study, research indicates that over 30% of Americans are obese (as indicated by Nation Master). Retailers are working to accommodate our growing size with plus size furniture including beds, chairs, and sofas. In addition, plus size toilets, step stools, office chairs, camping stools, outdoor furniture, and so on are also increasingly popular.
If you will be shopping for plus size furniture, don’t be embarrassed to ask about ‘larger living’ furniture. If you are overweight, your needs are different and a qualified salesperson can help meet your special requirements. Most retailers have a special line of plus size furniture which will be more comfortable for you to use, and will last longer too. Also, consider researching or purchasing plus size furniture from companies such as BrylaneHome and Oversize Furniture.
The difference between plus size furniture and standard furniture is, obviously, size. But more than being wider, plus size furniture is constructed to accommodate a heavier weight capacity. Typically plus size furniture is constructed of a heavier metal base, and may have less parts and pieces that can wear down over time, meaning it will last longer in your home. Take for example the following types of plus size furniture:
Plus sized mattresses
A person that weighs 300 pounds is going to sleep much differently than a person weighing 180 pounds. You simply cannot put a price tag on a good night’s sleep, so don’t skimp on your mattress. Pay a little extra for a plus sized mattress that will support your back, and you’ll find you have more energy the following day.
Plus size office chairs
If you sit at a desk frequently, whether it be at home or at the office, a plus size office chair is a necessity. These chairs are specially designed with a broader seat, lumbar back support, and a super durable frame. Most plus size office chairs have a weight capacity of 500 pounds, but there are some that go even beyond that.
Plus size step stools
If you are overweight, you could cause great injury to yourself by trying to use a standard plastic step stool. Invest in a well-constructed step stool specifically made for overweight individuals. Brylane Home offers a folding aluminum step stool that has a stationery weight capacity of up to 1,000 pounds. Click here to view this plus size step stool.
Plus size chairs and sofas
Furniture for overweight people is designed to make life easier and more comfortable. With plus size chairs and sofas, the seating is not only larger, but the height is increased as well. For people of larger size, it can be difficult to get out of a low sitting piece of furniture. With plus size furniture that sits higher, rising from a sitting position is not only easier, but less stressful on the knees and other joints as well.
In an oversized world, plus size furniture is not only convenient, but a necessity too. Be sure to check out the plus size toilet, aptly named ‘Big John’, offered by Brylane Home. If your standard toilet seat is no longer roomy enough, you’ll enjoy the 75% larger surface area the ‘Big John’ has to offer.