Sofa, Couch or Settee

Did you ever want to know how sofa found its name? The sofa is a long seat that can normally seat two or more people. “The origin of sofa came from a Arabic word meaning suffa. It was made in the late 17th century and onward. It is similar to a settee. A settee is a smaller version the distinction is the settee is not fully covered but the sofa is covered completely on the back side and front. A sofa is the professional way of saying couch and it is less formal then a settee. The couch is a common word or layman word for a sofa. At Today’s Home we carry both settees and sofas.

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When Sigmund and Audrey Lenchner, both Taylor Allderdice graduates, founded Today’s Home, they had a vision to enrich the lives of area families by bringing true quality home furnishings to Western Pennsylvania. Over the decades, Today’s Home has emerged as a true “family business” success story. Through the years, our dedicated employees have managed to grow the company in an age dominated by big box retailing and mega chains.

Now Today’s Home, with its roots firmly planted in the luxury residential furnishings market, has additional operating companies in Designer Furniture Outlet Stores and TH TRADE Commercial. DFO has become the luxury closeout treasure-hunter’s favorite haunt. Our newest addition, TH TRADE, provides ASID level design to our commercial contract customers. We invite you to contact a Today’s Home designer to visit our showroom and see the world of possibilities awaiting you at Today’s Home.