06/04/2013 05:49 pm ET Updated Aug 04, 2013

Things You Need To Know About Buying A Sofa

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A sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments you'll make -- and one of the most permanent. Even if you're just buying one for a temporary fix, it'll eventually get demoted from the living room to the family room to the basement and, finally, the dorm. Before you know it, a decade or more has passed, and that impulse purchase has become part of your life. So give some thought to it before you buy.

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