Having said all of that, keep in mind that nothing is ever before "carved in stone". The bottom line as well as the choosing variable is what is ideal for you and also is most conducive to your lifestyle as well as preference in home furnishings.
When area length is a worry, you could think about a sofa sectional set. This could be 2 or even more areas in 2 or 3 configurations such as an end and a reclining chair. A beverage section, rocker/recliner and an end section, 2 simple areas and various other similar plans. These sections might be put where you have the best need for them.
An additional sofa sectional is that of the reclining chair which might fit Grandmother well as she has a hard time to get in and out of even more formal chairs and also couches. Sofa sectional sets permit the buyer to locate a range of seating, resting, unwinding sections that can be mixed an matched as sectional sofa sets.