If you have children in your home, what sort of sofa should you choose?
With kids in house, you probably need more seats. A 1 seated sofa is not as cost effective as a 3 seated sofa. You need 3 single seated sofa to seat 3 people as compared to just a 3-seater. The price of 3 single-seated sofa is significantly less than price of a 3 seated sofa.
That means, for a large family, you would save substantially if you go for 3 seated sofas as compared to several 2 or 1 seated sofas.
One way to see best value is to calculate cost per seat of that sofa.
For a single seat, cost per seat is just price.
For a 2-seated sofa, cost per seat would be price divided by 2
For a 3 seated sofa, cost per seat would be price divided by 3
and so on.
The best value would be sofa with lowest cost per seat, everything else remaining same.
Next, consider dirt factor. I mean, kids, with their tendency to jump on sofa, would dirty sofa very quickly. Not only that, they would eventually break springs in sofa. You could train children not to walk, jump or play on sofa. But it is wiser to get a sofa set that can withstand stresses a kid would bring.
For one thing, sofa would get dirty very quickly. A darker color would be more practical. Leave a white sofa in a home with naughty kids and you'll end up with a gray, or eventually black sofa over time. Dirt shows up so obviously in a light colored sofa. On a dark colored sofa, deep color hides gray or black dirt stains. You don't have to clean it so often. It will still look good months later.