Asked on Jul 29, 2015

What can I do to make my couch higher?

by Dianne
I am older and my couch is still in fairly good shape but I find it too low and hard to get up out of it. Is there a fix for this too make it higher?
  14 answers
  • Gill Moreton Gill Moreton on Jul 30, 2015
    Hi, sorry you're having difficulties. Two options that spring to mind, depending on the design of your couch you could get wooden riser feet that your couches original feet sit into and raise the whole thing up . You can get them from mobility suppliers and online. The other thing is if there's room from the top of the seat pad to the arm rest, is to have an additional solid foam cushion that sits in the base and you put the original cushion pad on top of that. Hope that makes sense.
  • Julianna Hayden Julianna Hayden on Jul 30, 2015
    Lowe's and Home Depot sell "feet" that screw into the existing couch feet. They are usually only a couple of dollars each and come in different styles. They are bare wood so can be finished in any way you like.
  • Mary-Ann Mary-Ann on Jul 30, 2015
    You can buy bed risers feet which are made of rubber I believe. I think I ordered them from Sears for a client, but just google them and you will find them.
  • Linda Linda on Jul 30, 2015
    Go for the bed risers. They are inexpensive, durable and can be found at Home Depot Lowe's/ Bed & bath and other stores.
  • Morgan Morgan on Jul 30, 2015
    You can replace the legs they screw off and look at home depot and lowe's are go to a cabinet maker to have them make the height you need.
  • Beth Pedersen Beth Pedersen on Jul 30, 2015
    I purchased the post toppers that are used on decks and just screwed the into the existing legs.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 30, 2015
    Bed risers will do the trick. They are inexpensive and easily found in many stores like Walmart
  • Bess W Bess W on Jul 30, 2015
    I once used cinder blocks for this purpose...don't put on wood floors, I had carpeting. And paint blocks to match sofa fabric.
    • Marie Marie on Jul 30, 2015
      @Bess W I like the cinder blocks idea! I would cover the blocks with a matching fabric or vinyl. It would look good and protect the floors.
  • Jacki Nino Jacki Nino on Jul 30, 2015
    I have the same problem,I made a frame out of 2 X 4',then put plywood on top,painted it and put my recliner on it.It is just the right height now. :)
  • Carla Chilson Carla Chilson on Jul 30, 2015
    Mother with this problem. Brother cut 2x4 blocks, pre-drilled holes in blocks and legs of sofa. Attached blocks with 4" wood screws. Wasn't enough, he attached a 2nd block to each leg and glued a carpet swatch on block. To make it more stable, he attached 2x4's running around outside of all blocks.
  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner Melody Drinkwater Wagner on Jul 30, 2015
    I too had a hard time getting up off the couch. Yes, bed risers. Here's how they will look. I'm making a black skirt or black fabric covered board for the bottom of the couch. I purchased mine at Kmart for $8. Perfect!
  • Mary-Ann Mary-Ann on Jul 31, 2015
    Melody-I like the look of the bed risers as is. Very contemporary look!
    • Melody Drinkwater Wagner Melody Drinkwater Wagner on Aug 01, 2015
      @Mary-Ann My oldest son also liked the look as is. It truly saved me from buying another (higher up ) couch. This couch is leather and is almost 20 years old and it still looks brand new. And easy to clean, 6 of my own children and 9 grandchildren have used this couch. I absolutely love leather.
  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Aug 18, 2015
    @Dianne curious what you ended up doing?
  • Pamela Pamela on Sep 27, 2018

    Being that we're "plus size" at our house, we just removed the legs off the couch, purchased some landscape timbers from Walmart, and stacked a row of 2 of them all around the bottom. Now we can actually get UP off the couch!