Look all around you and assess your current home.What reactions do you have to the room you’re in each room? Do you like the look of the furniture that is still put to good use? Is it old and worn down? Is your furniture fulfilling the purpose it was intended to?
Check the couch frame of any sofa you are considering. The sofa’s board should be at least an inch thick. Your sofa will probably squeak if its board is any thinner. Sit and bounce around a bit on the sofa while you’re in the store to check for sounds.