Opera riser recliner chair

How Much are Riser Recliner Chairs?

What are Riser Recliner Chairs? 

A riser recliner chair offers enhanced comfort from their elevating back and leg rest, they also make standing easier from the lift and tilt function. Ideal for those with limited mobility, a riser recliner can encourage independence whilst benefiting those with certain medical conditions such as oedema or arthritis who may find it painful to sit down.

When shopping for a riser recliner chair, you'll find a variety on the market at different price points. In this article, we will explore how much a riser recliner chair is so you can understand which is right for your budget and needs.

If you’d prefer to be guided to the perfect riser recliner, our dedicated team is available to help. Get started today by booking a free consultation with an expert.

Different Types of Riser Recliner Chairs

Before we get into the cost of a riser recliner chair, it’s important to understand the main factors that influence the price – the motor.  

Typically, riser recliner chairs come with either a single or dual motor. A single motor chair is cheaper as the back and leg rest are controlled as one. A dual motor riser recliner chair allows the back and leg rest sections to be controlled separately which makes them more expensive.

Learn more about the differences between single and dual motor chairs in our expert guide.

How Much Does a Riser Recliner Cost?

The cost of a single motor riser recliner chair can be anywhere from £500 to £1100, depending on the style and fabric you choose.  

Dual motor chairs cost more, due to their advanced functionality and cost anywhere from £700 up to and over £2,000. Again, the cost of the chair will be subject to the features, style and fabric chosen.

When comparing different riser recliner chairs on the market, it's important to consider the quality of the chair, the materials and where it’s made. It's not always wise to buy a cheaper riser recliner chair because they are often made with lower-quality materials, which can lead to discomfort and a shorter lifespan.

Cheaper chairs may not provide adequate support and comfort, especially for individuals with specific medical conditions. Moreover, they may not offer the same level of functionality and durability as higher-priced models. Look for generously filled cushions and robust, sturdy frames. A handy tip is to check the weight capacity of the chair - the higher the weight limit the stronger the chair will be and more likely to withstand prolonged use.

Another aspect to consider is the warranty that comes with the riser recliner chair.  It's a good idea to check this when you buy a riser recliner chair because the warranty can give you peace of mind regarding the quality and longevity of the chair.

A longer warranty period often indicates that the manufacturer has confidence in the durability of their product. In case any issues arise with the chair, a good warranty can save you money on potential repairs or replacements.

At Opera Beds, our riser recliner chairs come with a 5-year all-inclusive warranty, which covers the chair’s upholstery, mechanisms, and motors.


Opera Delby Riser Recliner Chair

Buying Second-Hand - The Pros and Cons

Depending on your budget and requirements, you may wish to purchase a second-hand riser recliner chair.

Pros of Buying a Second-Hand Riser Recliner Chair

The main advantage is the potential for significant cost savings compared to purchasing a brand-new chair. Additionally, buying second-hand allows you to potentially find a higher-end model or a chair with additional features that may have been out of your budget if purchased new.

Cons of Buying a Second-Hand Riser Recliner Chair

On the downside, when buying second-hand, there is a risk that the chair may not be in optimal condition. Wear and tear, malfunctions, or hidden damage may not be immediately apparent, and the chair may not come with a warranty.

 Another consideration is that the chair may not suit your specific needs in terms of size, comfort, or functionality. Additionally, the availability of second-hand riser recliner chairs may be limited, and it may take time to find one that meets your requirements.

If you're considering buying second-hand, make sure to measure yourself for a riser recliner to ensure the chair is a good fit, and check if it will fit in your desired location.

Can you Rent a Riser Recliner Chair?

If you or a loved one only require the user of a riser recliner chair for a brief period, you may wish to rent one.

Renting a recliner chair can be a practical option for those who only need temporary relief, such as during post-surgery recovery or rehabilitation. Renting allows individuals to access the benefits of a riser recliner chair without the long-term commitment or investment. Additionally, it can be beneficial for individuals who are unsure about the long-term need for a riser recliner and want to evaluate its usefulness before making a purchase.

At Opera Beds, you can take advantage of a 10-day home trial for any of our riser recliner chairs. This way, you can try out the chair in your own home without any concerns about its suitability.

There are some cons to renting a riser recliner chair. Over time, the cost of renting can add up and may surpass the price of purchasing a chair, especially for extended periods of use. Additionally, rented chairs may not be tailored to specific comfort preferences or medical needs, as they are typically standard models. Furthermore, the availability of rental chairs in specific styles or with certain features may be limited, which can impact your overall satisfaction with the rented chair.

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What to Look Out for When Buying a Quality Riser Recliner Chair

When buying a quality riser recliner chair, there are several key factors to consider which will help you make the right choice. Here are some important things to look out for:

  1. Comfort and Support: Ensure that the chair provides adequate support and comfort, especially if you have specific medical conditions. Look for generously filled cushions and a sturdy frame.
  2. Motor Functionality: Consider whether you need a single-motor or dual-motor chair. A dual motor chair allows the back and leg rest sections to be controlled separately, providing more customisation options.
  3. Quality Materials: Check the materials used in the construction of the chair. High-quality materials contribute to durability and comfort.
  4. Warranty: Look for a chair that comes with a good warranty, this will give peace of mind and avoid further costs in the future.
  5. Weight Capacity: Check the weight capacity of the chair to ensure it is suitable for the user. A poorly made chair will have a low weight capacity and be unsupportive.
  6. Size and Fit: Ensure that the chair fits your specific needs in terms of size, comfort, and functionality.

Want more advice? Read our helpful guide on How to Choose the Right Riser Recliner for Your Needs.

The Opera Beds Range of Riser Recliner Chairs

Like our other product ranges, An Opera riser recliner chair is made using quality materials for long-lasting comfort. With a blend of traditional and contemporary designs, our chairs give style and make life easier.

As well as having over 20 years of experience, at Opera Beds we are committed to getting it right the first time.

Expert Consultation – Our talented team get to understand your needs and circumstances before guiding you to the perfect chair. We’re proud to be rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot by our customers, who appreciate our no-pressure selling and genuine advice.

British Quality – From stuffing to stitching, our riser recliner chairs are made using only high-quality materials and designed here in the UK.

Generous Warranty – For extra reassurance to those who need it, every one of our riser recliner chairs comes with a free 5-year warranty.

Premium Upholstery - Choose your Opera chair in a selection of premium fabrics to suit your space. From textured wovens to real Italian leather options for an extra special touch.

As well as looking the part, an Opera riser recliner is built to last for enhanced comfort and support:

Tilt-in Space as Standard – Unlike many chairs on the market, an Opera riser recliner has tilt-in-space as a standard feature. This position helps to maintain postural stability and superior comfort.

Gentle rise then Tilt Motion – Designed to regain independence, our chairs raise by 6 inches before tilting forward to get you on your feet easily. This makes it much easier and safer for those with limited mobility to get in and out.

Available in Three Sizes – We understand that not one size fits all, that’s why there are three sizes to choose from petite, standard and grande.

Heel Plinth Extender – Across all our chairs, an in-built footplate automatically extends when the leg rest is raised which proves a comfortable resting place for the heel – perfect if you have swelling in the legs/feet.

Opera Swinton Riser Recliner Chair

Get In Touch to Find Out More

If you're interested in purchasing a riser recliner chair, we offer several convenient ways to get in touch.

Browse and Buy Online: You can browse our extensive selection online and use our innovative chair selector tool to find the perfect match.

Speak with an Advisor: For personalised assistance, feel free to call us directly, and our knowledgeable team will be ready to help. Additionally, we offer video consultations, providing a face-to-face experience from the comfort of your home.

Visit one of our Showrooms: If you prefer an in-person visit, our showrooms in Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire are open, and our experts are ready to guide you through our range of chairs. Book your appointment here.

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