Lots of unsavory things come with age: color paling, frayed ends, sagging…
We’re talking about furniture, of course (even if all that sounds a little too familiar). And this is often particularly true of couches, loveseats, armchairs, and any kind of piece that gets a lot of sitting action for long periods of time – think, anything you lounge in to watch Netflix for hours.
Let’s use a sagging couch as an example. Do you have to toss it? The answer is no – sort of.
The quick way to make your couch firmer is to cut a piece of plywood to go beneath the cushion. Obviously that comes with some drawbacks, like over-firmness, chaffing to fabric, and possibly unsightly plywood visibility.
The less quick but better solution is to have a piece of extra-thick foam cut to fit your cushions, ideally a density above 2 pounds.
Now for the “sort of” part. This isn’t a temporary fix. If you’re dealing with springs that are shot, you’ve got a faulty foundation that will show through eventually. But for a quick-ish fix that’s inexpensive and comfortable, foam is your best bet for making your couch firmer!