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We have a European sectional couch, basically in a U shape, that has the middle section that "folds out" to the same level as the surrounding seating, making a square area that you can sleep on or a big "pit" for the grandchildren to play on. The problem is that it is covered in "bonded leather" that is coming apart, and the padding is going south. We have been looking for a while for something, I had eyeballed a pit type grouping from Basset for a couple of years, but two problems - it's expensive as hell, and after viewing one in person [showroom version was extremely high quality] I did a web search for consumer complaints about Basset. All their furniture is "custom made" meaning you don't get what you see. I won't get into details, but after reading several hundred reports of bait and switch and a complete lack of customer service starting the moment your check clears, I would not even consider purchasing from them, unless I could get the showroom sample.

What I would like is that you, actual humans, who have recent experience buying a sectional, could give recommendations as to a reasonably priced furniture maker that produces sectional couches that actually fit into a "normal" size room. We are looking for an L shape, hopefully with ottomans that can be pushed into the center section to form a "pit" or a sleeper something like what we have now. We are looking for cloth not bonded leather or leather etc.

If this isn't the right place to post this, mods, please feel free to move it where it should be. Thanks to everyone.
 

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If you like what you have, what about getting it re-upholstered?
We thought about it. But I suspect it would be more expensive than getting a new one, if we could find one we like.
 

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first off ......reasonably priced and good furniture is a oxymoron......(we have had local amish etc build stuff for us sometimes)(had good luck with Bernhardt brand furniture but its pricy)

if the frame is good and you like the configuration as Joe said have it reupholstered

watch on cloths and pading etc to be aware of allergy issues.....(we bought a pair of couches a while back that something in the padding is allergetic to some people)

for grand kids and grand pups etc....we had custom quilted fitted covers for our couches etc ....easy to take off n toss in the washer etc. we liked them so much we keep them on all the time cept when good company comes :)

also its not hard to get ottomans made that will fit in a sectional

also .....seems most all furniture is "made to order" these days if its decent at all and takes X number of weeks to get
 

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If you like what you have, what about getting it re-upholstered?
Last time I went sectional shopping, I ended up getting my old one reupholstered. It was much cheaper than buying similar quality new. Of course we did cloth not leather.
 

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Maybe I'll look into it. If it's anything like auto upholstery, I'm not too optimistic. I ended up doing my car myself. Nobody seems to want to do it any more.