My New Lounger

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As a result of my increasing dependence on an afternoon nap, I decided to go on the hunt for a cozy, yet affordable, recliner for my home office. Space was a consideration, so a mammoth, overstuffed, chair was not an option. I might add that my criteria is limited to pieces that neither rock nor glide, swivel nor slide, as I get “car-sick” at the drop of a Dramamine.

I looked at a few of the massaging variety, but they were all way too pricey and always just a bit short for my oversized frame. I zeroed-in on a “Euro-recliner,” but after several weeks of pursuit in the discount- and used-furniture markets, all I found was junk.

Then the epiphany hit (while napping of course): A dentist chair!

While most of my hairbrained schemes take on a Holy Grail-like quality, often ending in dejection and rapid loss of interest, this one couldn’t have gone more smoothly. I Googled “used dentist chair” and in seconds found a local company that sells them.

A quick call confirmed that while most of their inventory was way out of my price range, they had one (just one, can you believe it?) for about $200. Though I fully expected it to be a rat-infested torturous relic of a bygone era, I was amazed at the condition, and most importantly, the comfort! I bought it on the spot.

My chair, stylishly appointed in an easy-to-clean tan vinyl, can, at the touch of a button, go from a sitting position to almost “anti-gravity,” and everything in between.

By design, it’s drool proof, perfect for the sloppy slumberer.  

The footprint is small, and snack foods and TV remotes don’t get stuck between the cushions. There really is no downside except the weight: around 300 pounds. Should you follow my lead, you’ll want to pick a location and live with it.

Style, comfort, and affordability. I am so tickled with my find that I’ve been inspired to launch my own line of medical-inspired home furnishings. Investor inquiries welcome.


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Chris Prickett
Former contractor, former home inspector and funny guy, Chris Prickett is owner and designated broker of Prickett Realty. A New Jersey native, Prickett has been a top-producing REALTOR® in North Phoenix over the last 10 years. He has been a columnist for 13 years. Over the Prickett Fence is published weekly by In&Out Publications.
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Former contractor, former home inspector and funny guy, Chris Prickett is owner and designated broker of Prickett Realty. A New Jersey native, Prickett has been a top-producing REALTOR® in North Phoenix over the last 10 years. He has been a columnist for 13 years. Over the Prickett Fence is published weekly by In&Out Publications.

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