Your City & State (optional):Santa Ana, CA
Update to my first post...A representative contacted me about the fabric with the mismatched pleats. They sent me a replacement piece...free! It fit better. I currently have my furniture set up as a sofa. It is comfortable. It looks great. I have ordered the corner piece. And next month I will order a couple more seats to add to make it a sectional. I ordered the Bulldog graphite fabric. It feels so soft, looks like brushed suede.
As one of the other commenters wrote, now I have to paint the walls. I received the first shipment before I finished installing new flooring (doing it myself). I will post photos when I am finished.
My old sofa had a queen size bed in it. It was heavy to move. The new sofa from Home Reserve is very light weight; I can move it around fully assembled by myself. That's a big plus. It feels sturdier than my old sofa, too, because each piece provides vertical supports across the seating.
The storage areas are just the right size for a lap blanket and a pillow.
After reading how long it took Walter to put his units together I have a new goal: put a section together in under 30 minutes. I have my electric drill with appropriate bit charged and ready to go, sanding sponge ready, and hammer painted with flowers (so my sons won't borrow it) set out in one place so I won't lose them.
I would definitely recommend Home Reserve to anyone who wants good quality customized furniture at a reasonable price and who doesn't mind spending a little time putting things together.
Your City & State (optional):Denver, CO
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So you are in the market for a sectional sofa and your search engine landed you on the Home Reserve site, ha? I know what you are thinking- you saw the listed prices and probably decided that this stuff has got to be junk. Am I Right?
Well it isn’t junk but it isn’t heirloom quality either. Then again- for the price point- you shouldn’t be expecting heirloom quality. What Home Reserve offers at this price is boundless options when it comes to layouts and fabrics and all the first-aid remedies you will ever need when it comes to repairs or replacement of fabrics, foam or structural pieces (try to get that from an heirloom quality furniture manufacturer). I ordered the Jovie but with the Tux arms. The cushion fabric is Altima Toast and the unit fabric is Kayla Smoke.
Is this product for you? Probably not, if what you are looking for is a brand name that will impress your friends and empty your pocket book or you have an eye for the smallest details like double stitching, piping or padding. The fact that it comes knocked down in a box and you have to “build” it yourself might be a real turn-off to some and even intimidating to others but don’t let it be. This stuff is so easy to put together and sturdy when it’s done (just make sure you have at least an electric drill with a Philips bit and a hammer) that by the end of putting together what was essentially 7 armless chairs, one corner piece, two arm pieces and two ottomans- I didn’t need the directions and had it down to about 5 minutes per unit to put assemble and 10 minutes to cover it with fabric and stuff the cushions. Just remember to use the sandpaper to knock the edges of each piece and affixing the fabric will go a lot smoother. Also, it seems counter intuitive to pull a zipper apart but that’s exactly what you do to turn the cushion fabric right- side- out.
How’s the quality?
Surprisingly, for out of a box, it is just fine. The omni strand board (OSB) used for construction is extremely well machined with every piece fitting exactly. The tolerances are so tight that you will need a hammer to drive the puzzle shaped pieces together but that’s exactly what you want- no slop or play. On the whole though, I would say the best quality of the entire unit is the stitching done with the cushion covers but unfortunately that quality diminishes a bit with the fabric that covers the units themselves. Is it horrible? No, but I found that some of the stitching on the fabric wraps for the units was off by 1/8” (+or-) and if that occurs at more than one corner- it doesn’t take long for the off-set to grow quickly forcing corners out of alignment or fabric to bunch at corners and become wrinkled on broader surfaces. What I did to correct this was to simply pull the fabric to where I wanted it to go and used a staple gun from the back or underside to securely attach it into place. Just be prepared that you may need to finesse a few of the fabric covers and you may need to accept a few things as “not perfect”.
That said, I can say this with complete confidence as an educated consumer that diligently did his homework- there is nothing available on the furniture market that can even come close to offering the options Home Reserve does at the price point Home Reserve does. I priced this same layout with several other “traditional” manufacturers and the highest was north of $12,000 and the lowest or closest price to Home Reserve was $6,700 and none of them could/would offer replacement cushions or fabric and nor did the price include shipping and delivery. Our price (with shipping) was $1600.00. How do you even compare that price point? The answer is you can’t. You simply try to educate yourself, read as much as you can about Home Reserve, take the negative reviews with a grain of salt and find reviews that actually point out the good, the bad and maybe even some of the ugly.
Look, I’ll put it this way. If you want lots of options for layouts and fabric. You don’t want to spend a ton of money. You aren’t looking to leave this to your grandchildren when you depart this earth and you are remotely coordinated with a hammer and screwdriver (you don’t even need to be able to read- everything is numbered and pictured accordingly in the instructions). . . you really need to consider Home Reserve. I’m glad I did and now I still have money in the bank and I have a pretty cool sofa in my living room.
Best of Luck,
Your City & State (optional):Lula
I got the Brook loveseat and ottoman and I love them! I work from home and prefer to sit on a couch. I sit on it most of the day and find it very comfortable. My dog likes it, too!
I love mine!
Your City & State (optional):Nevada
I'm anxiously awaiting my order - two Jovie loveseats, one armless couch, a corner sectional unit, one armless sectional chair, a corner ottoman, a modular ottoman, and 4 throw pillows. I decided on a two-toned look - Lapaz Coffee for the base and sides, but Altima Sand for the cushions. Plus some Joy Bluebird and Bulldozer Surf for accent pillows.
My story is much like everyone else's... I couldn't find a couch or sectional that suited my needs and stumbled across Home Reserve while searching the web. The features astounded me but I was skeptical. However, after weeks of reading everything I could possibly find I decided to go for it.
I've been documenting my journey with this redecorating dilemma that has turned obsession and will continue to add pictures and info as I build and enjoy my new furniture!
I'll definitely be back to let you know how it's going! Thank you for such an innovative and exciting product!
Your City & State (optional):Santa Ana, CA
I just received my three pieces today (left arm seat, no arm seat, right arm seat). This will be a sofa at first, then I plan to add pieces to make it a sectional. When I first saw the fabric, I thought it was the wrong fabric...until I found the instructions which explained the fabric was inside out for shipping. It took me a while to find the instructions because they were tucked inside one of the fabric pieces. I started sorting out the wood pieces by number and discovered there were duplicate numbers.By this time I was totally stressed that I wouldn't be able to assemble the first seat. I began reading the instructions and referred to the photos. I soon discovered the duplicates were because one set of numbers was for the seat and one set was for the arm. Things went smoothly. I did have to sand smooth some of the areas where the t-connectors fit to make the openings a little bigger. I got everything put together and didn't have any leftover wood pieces. I was so proud of myself! Then I went to put on the front piece of fabric. I couldn't follow the instructions in the booklet because the photo was too dark. So I watched the video. He said this was the easiest piece to put on. My piece did not fit with corners matched. I removed it and retried several times. It still doesn't quite fit with seams lined up, but the front is smooth. I sanded the corners smooth so the fabric would fit. The back went on easily in spite of gathers and pleats in the seams. It doesn't look very professional. The cushions went together easily once I discovered you pull apart the zipper where the zipper pull is. The seat cushion also is sewn badly. There are gathers and tucks in it. I probably will have to spend a few days stretching and smoothing. If the seams don't smooth out I am going to re-sew the seams myself. Final outcome: it took 3 hours to figure out how to put the first piece together and it looks ok. I think it will go a lot easier with the remaining two pieces. I will send in a picture when I have all 3 pieces put together. The first piece is comfortable and the fabric is cozy.
We will follow up with Sharee and her fabric concerns.
I was very surprised at the work entailed to put together the love seat I purchased. Had I know the hours needed to assemble it, i never would have purchased the product.
In the end it is a solid product, though not worth the time and energy. I would never purchase any new fabric simply because it is far to difficult to change it.
I liked the idea of environmentally friendly, though not user friendly.
Your City & State (optional):Pittsburgh, PA
My family and I had been long searching for a new sofa and then I came across Home Reserve while scouring the internet. Renewable? Pet Car fabric? Affordable? Delivered to my front porch? I wondered.
We needed something nice looking, the sofa is the main focal point in our living room; but we also needed something sturdy and well made, because it is truly the "work horse" of all of our furniture! With two kiddos (5 and almost 2) and a ten year old dog our standard, three cushion sofa just wasn't cutting it.
Enter Home Reserve! The price...outstanding! The craftsmanship...unbelievable! And the customer service...out of this world! I ordered fabric swatches and templates of the sectional that I had in mind....and then went for it! No trial or an armless sectional at all...we just ordered the whole sectional and an over sized ottoman and are in heaven! Assembly was so very easy, thanks to detailed instructions. The fabric choice is so very luxe (Altima Pet Care in Sand)! It feels so great to curl into this comfortable couch and my entire family agrees!
Thank you Home Reserve for creating such a wonderful, affordable furniture option...we LOVE your products!!!
Your City & State (optional):CT
I stumbled upon Home Reserve on line one day after weeks of searching for the right love seat or arm chairs as a sitting area in my kitchen. I was excited but skeptical. I read through the reviews on the Home Reserves website and then started looking on other sites for reviews because I was still leary of placing the order.
I did go ahead and order some fabric sample which was very helpful...and fun! After getting the samples and doing a lot of research I placed my order for the love seat. It arrived EXACTLY as they stated. Ship in 10 business days and then 3 days shipping!
So, you want to know how was it putting it together. Well, it was easy. The directions were clear. Actually, my eleven year old daughter and I put it together with my husband using his electric screwdriver when we asked him to!
There were some parts that fit together like a puzzle and my husband did have to give it a slight tap with a hammer to put them together. Other than that it was very easy.
The end result...it looks nice ( I love the fabric). It is comfortable, but not overly. It is firm and I am hoping the bottom cushions give a little over time.
Overall, I am happy with my purchase. I is exactly was I was looking for!
Your City & State (optional):Pennsylvania
I had my doubts, but this is very nice furniture, easy to assemble, the tavern coal fabric is very very nice!!
Your City & State (optional):Burnsville, NC
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I am so happy with my Laney sofa and chair in Altima Aqua and Armless LB chair in Mission Tang. They have brightened up my living room but are still warm and inviting.
Your City & State (optional):lavale
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We purchased the Monroe Loveseat in the mission black. We love it. Very durable and made well. Easy to put together.
Your City & State (optional):New York, NY
How much do I love your furniture? So much so I have recommended you to anyone who liked in a second story apartment. Two boxes for a couch? Super easy. I lived in a second story apartment and I couldn't get anything up there. When I found you I did my research and heard only good things. So I bought a couch. I love it. I have since then moved and added onto that couch. I love I can wash the fabric since I have a husband that likes to feed the couch popcorn. Now I need another sectional for a small space and I'm back again! The hardest decision if figuring out what color I should get!
One more pic. This is the Laney style couch, also in Bulldozer Eggplant, with box pillows in Joy Amethyst. I slept on this the first night after I put it together and it was the first time in a long time I didn't wake up with a sore back or a stiff neck. Thanks again, Home Reserve!
Your City & State (optional):Ironwood
We purchased the Laney Couch in Altima Sand and we love it. It was sooo easy to put together. The directions are very easy to read. The fabric is very soft and has stayed in place very well. The frame is also very sturdy and not wobbly. It is also very comfortable to lay on.
Your City & State (optional):Oregon
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8+ years ago I purchased a sofa from you. October 2013 I emailed your customer service regarding a couple of minor problems, and as a result your team sent out some replacement pieces (with a slightly new design) and some replacement fabric for the affected pieces, free of charge (covered by the warranty). This was an exceptional response, and you earned a customer for life that day. Meanwhile, I've been looking for ways to use the old fabric since I love the way cat hair and dust rubs right off. Today my old piano bench received a facelift using that old fabric. While my re-upholstering skills are far from professional, my cat approves of the change and so do I. 8+ years later we still love our sofa. Being able to remove all of the fabric and throw it into the washing machine is the biggest selling point for me, since I've seen beautiful, expensive sofas destroyed by cat hair and dust alone. I can't thank you enough for making this product.
Oops, I forgot to mention that I got all my new pieces in the Laney style.
Your City & State (optional):Mattawan, MI
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I came across this website about 10 years ago when searching for furniture I could put together myself since I lived in an apartment that was near impossible to get ready made furniture into. For some reason, I didn't order then. Last year I once again found myself looking for new furniture and remembered about Home Reserve. Unfortunately, unexpected expenses forced me to wait another year but I FINALLY was able to order my furniture! I'm actually glad I waited because the fabric I ordered wasn't available last year. I got a couch, 2 ottomans and 2 chair and a half in Bulldozer Eggplant. It all cost way less than what I spent on my last set, which was only a couch and a love seat. It arrived yesterday. My only complaint about that was I never received notification that it had been shipped so it was big surprise when that delivery truck pulled up outside my house! I didn't have time to make arrangements to have my old furniture removed. So far I've only been able to put together one of the chairs and one of the ottomans but let me tell you, it was so easy to do! I read a lot of the comment on here before I ordered and I was a little nervous about getting the fabric on since a lot of people said that was kind of hard. I thought it was a breeze. The instructions were very clear and extremely easy to follow. As for durability....well, I'm a rather large woman. I'll admit to being about 200 pounds (but losing weight now) and I stood on the bottom piece of wood in the storage area. It didn't break, bend or anything. I think this will really hold up well. I was also worried that the cushions would be too firm or uncomfortable but they're perfect. Thank you, Sandy, for helping my place my order on the phone due to issues I was experiencing with the website that day. You made the entire experience enjoyable. As promised, here's a picture of what I've completed so far. I cannot wait to get the rest of it done! Oh, the pillow pictured was also ordered from HR. It's a square pillow in Tory Lilac.
Thanks again for all your help.
just a couple xtra pics of the beautiful furniture : )
In November, we purchased the Brook Sectional with Laney Style Arms in the Hondo Spa fabric. We could not be happier with this purchase! Throughout the process of ordering the sectional, we had several interactions with customer service and all of those experiences were positive and helpful.
Before choosing our sectional, I ordered several different fabric swatches. One morning, I poured coffee and juice on each one to see how they held up. I was shocked that I could easily wipe the liquids off the fabric and couldn't even tell where they had been. I decided I liked the Hondo Spa fabric best, but was still a bit hesitant to order a light colored sectional since we have three small children. However, the whole reason I found Home Reserve in the first place was by searching for a washable couch, so I went ahead and ordered the Hondo Spa fabric. I have now washed most of the cushions for one reason or another and they have all come out of the wash looking brand new.
The sectional arrived when I was three days overdue with baby number three. We put it together the same day and I actually did most of the assembly. We were impressed with how easy it was to assemble - all the pieces were clearly marked and the instructions were very well organized and helpful.
Being three days overdue, I had REALLY been wanting labor to begin. The best part of getting this sectional was...we finished assembling it around 10 pm and just a few hours later I went into labor and our baby was born the next morning. I was really pleased with our purchase then! And also thrilled that I had a comfy, new sectional to relax on with the baby.
There was one little piece that had broken in transit. We contacted Home Reserve and they immediately sent us a replacement piece which arrived very quickly.
I have recommended Home Reserve to several people and will continue to do so. We will definitely be buying from Home Reserve again!
Thank you so much for this. I was so excited to stumble on this on the internet> it was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I put the first piece together in 1 hour the next 1/2 hour. All the pieces my self (no help from husband)I love EVERYTHING.
I did not notice a smell, nor it being too firm. All good
Note: would have been good to know that if ending the sectional with the Corner piece, that it does not have anything that covers the exposed wood.
I love it, and you will be getting more business from myself and my sister ( you would think she was the one that got a new couch, LOL)
You REALLY should have more exposure and be able to pin the site more easily. I've got you all over my Pinterest site, and can not, will not stop telling anyone interested in their next furniture purchase to check out your web site.
Thank you, great job.
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Your City & State (optional):minneapolis minnesota
hi there--we bought a sectional about 6 months ago and our kids put it together and we all love it--it is everything you claim and we are always so glad we bought it -- thank you!! the wallace family--
Your City & State (optional):Kane, Pa
This is the best piece of furniture I have every spent my money on so simple to put together less than 2 hours and by myself. I will admit I was skeptical at first but once I got it and put it together. AMAZING and the storage is wonder especial in a small apartment where storage is always a must love it. I am going to buy more pieces till I get a complete set. Love it I am so glad I stumbled onto the website because before I did I had never heard of them. I wish they would of had some sort of advertisement because I almost missed out thank god I didn't.
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