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Review of the La-Z-Boy Kennedy Furniture Family: Chair, Loveseat, Sofa & Sectional

June 15, 2022

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In this day and age, it seems as though everyone is looking for the next best thing for living room furniture. People are looking for something that screams uniqueness and modernity.

Contemporary style furniture is taking the lead in popularity; this also goes for modern furniture, especially modern recliners when discussing La-Z-Boy products.

However, what if I told you that traditional-looking furniture was coming back with a modern twist. Well, the Kennedy furniture family is a great example of old and new furniture designs coming together.

Zeina Badawi, an interior designer at La-Z-Boy Hunt Club, tells us that the Kennedy is “very versatile and can go with old and new furniture designs, depending on the style you choose.”

But you might be wondering, is this furniture family right for you? This article will cover all of Kennedy’s unique features, options and upgrades, as well as cost and customer reviews.

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In This Article…

  1. Kennedy Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
  2. Unique Features
  3. Sizes & Dimensions
  4. Options & Upgrades
  5. Cost
  6. Warranty
  7. Customer Reviews
  8. Is the Kennedy Furniture Family Right For You?

Kennedy Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)

The Kennedy comes in four different frame options, which are all listed below…

Kennedy Chair

 

Kennedy Chair

For individualized comfort, the Kennedy stationary chair is a petite-scale chair that looks great in either a small room or a large room. You can also pair this furniture frame with the matching ottoman, so you can kick your feet up in style.

Kennedy Loveseat

The newest addition to the Kennedy furniture family is the stationary Kennedy loveseat, which adds a more intimate furniture frame that the Kennedy was missing. Now you can snuggle up to that special someone with Kennedy’s traditional and modern fusion look.

Kennedy Loveseat

Kennedy Sofa

Giving off a sleek and casual look is the original Kennedy sofa, which is the perfect size for family-friendly relaxation. It also includes two 20” accent pillows that you can customize as well.

The Kennedy sofa has many different variations, including an apartment-sized sofa and two sleeper sofas, which you can learn more about in the options and upgrades section of this article.Kennedy Sofa

Kennedy Sectional

 

Kennedy Sectional

The Kennedy is also available as a sectional. With multiple different pieces and configurations to choose from, you can design your sectional to suit your space and comfort preferences.

Customers have the choice of the following configuration pieces:

  • Kennedy Left-Arm Sitting Chaise
  • Kennedy Right-Arm Sitting Chaise
  • Kennedy Left-Arm Sitting Loveseat
  • Kennedy Right-Arm Sitting Loveseat
  • Kennedy Left-Arm Sitting Sofa
  • Kennedy Right-Arm Sitting Sofa
  • Kennedy Armless Chair
  • Kennedy 90-Degree Corner
  • Kennedy Rounded Corner

Kennedy Ottoman

Kennedy Ottoman

Lastly, you can pair any aforementioned furniture frame with the matching Kennedy Ottoman. Whether it is used as a footrest, an extra seat in your living room, or as a coffee table, the Kennedy Ottoman is sure to support your living room by any means necessary.

 

Unique Features

There are many different features that make the Kennedy furniture family unique from other furniture pieces at La-Z-Boy.

Zeina describes this furniture family as a very comfortable and cushiony set of furniture pieces. “It is very modern and traditional, so you can change the look of the pieces depending on the fabric you decide to put on it,” she says.

The reason why Kennedy’s look is transitional is because of its traditional sleek rounded arms which give it a more classic design. The rest of the look has modern elements.

Its combination of clean lines, narrow track arms, welt trim, and decorative wood legs give it a classic, understated style that blends easily with any decor. Its clean and simple design means it can be dressed up for formal rooms or dressed down for a more casual setting.

In terms of quality, the Kennedy is made with La-Z-Boy’s Premier Construction. To put it simply, Premier construction includes quality-crafted frames padded to enhance the style’s design lines. 

To learn more, take a look at the article Premier Construction at La-Z-Boy: Features, Products, & How it Affects Cost.

Sizes & Dimensions

Zeina notes that the Kennedy furniture family features furniture with smaller frames, which means it can be comfortably placed in smaller spaces. 

More specifically, the Kennedy furniture may fit nicely in a condo or an apartment. This is especially true when referring to the Kennedy chair and the apartment-sized sofa.

Zeina also says that the Kennedy sectional is considered a smaller sectional than other La-Z-Boy sectionals. Kennedy’s smallest configuration is around 90” x 90”, which is considered small for a corner sectional.

Although the Kennedy seats are not too deep when sitting in them, the furniture products do, however, ideally fit seat someone tall. These individuals include anyone with a height of 5’10” - 6’2”.

The reason why this furniture family suits taller individuals is mainly because of its decorative wood legs that elevate the furniture from the ground. 

Below is a breakdown of each furniture frame's dimensions, as well as the dimensions for each individual sectional piece.

Kennedy Chair Dimensions (Inches)

Chair Weight: 71 lbs.

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39”


Body Width: 32”

Seat Depth: 20.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 22”

 

Kennedy Loveseat Dimensions (Inches)

Loveseat Weight: 110 lbs.

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39”


Body Width: 54.5”

Seat Depth: 20.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 44.5”

 

Kennedy Apartment/Full Sleep Sofa Dimensions (Inches)

Sofa Weight: 118 lbs. (Apt. Sofa)/188 lbs. (Full Sleep Sofa)

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39”


Body Width: 69”

Seat Depth: 20.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 59”

 

Kennedy Sofa/Queen Sleep Sofa Dimensions (Inches)

Sofa Weight: 125 lbs. (Reg. Sofa)/205 lbs. (Queen Sleep Sofa)

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39”


Body Width: 77”

Seat Depth: 20.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 67”

 

Kennedy Sectional Dimensions (Inches)

Kennedy Armless Chair (Weight: 50 lbs.)

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39.5”


Body Width: 26”

Seat Depth: 21.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 26”

Kennedy Left & Right Arm Sitting Chaise (Weight: 98 lbs.)

Body Depth: 66”


Body Height: 39.5”


Body Width: 30”

Seat Depth: 47.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 25”

Kennedy Left & Right Arm Sitting Loveseat (Weight: 137 lbs.)

Body Depth: 40”


Body Height: 42”


Body Width: 56”

Seat Depth: 20.5”


Seat Height: 20.5”


Seat Width: 45”

Kennedy Left & Right Arm Sitting Sofa (Weight: 106 lbs.)

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39.5”


Body Width: 74”

Seat Depth: 20.5”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 69”

Kennedy 90-Degree & Rounded Corner (Weight: 76 lbs.)

Body Depth: 38”


Body Height: 39.5”


Body Width: 60” (48” for 90-Degree Corner)

Seat Depth: 24”


Seat Height: 21.5”


Seat Width: 27.5”

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Options & Upgrades

When looking at Kennedy’s options and upgrades, there are plenty to choose from. It is important to remember that all options and upgrades come at an additional cost, meaning the price of your Kennedy furniture is subject to increase. 

Power Options (Not Available)

Though the Kennedy is a classic furniture family at La-Z-Boy, it is actually one of the few furniture families at La-Z-Boy that does not offer a power upgrade. This may be surprising to some because Power options are a popular choice when customers look to upgrade their furniture.

However, the reason why there is no power option is that the Kennedy furniture is stationary, meaning there is no need for a power option. 

If you are looking for reclining power furniture, the Kennedy family may not be the right choice for you. You can learn more about comparing Manual vs. Power Recliners with our review article.

Fabric & Leather Options

La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.

Zeina reveals that the Kennedy comes in 5 different select fabric options. These fabric options do not increase the base price of your Kennedy. When it comes to leather options, there are 2 select leather cover options.

Should you choose to purchase any fabrics or leathers that are not included as select covers, you will be subjected to an additional fee. Leather options, beyond the select leather selection, will always increase the overall cost.

If you are undecided between fabric or leather, check out this comparison article.

In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Kennedy is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits …

Stain Resistant  Fabric

Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.

Pet-Friendly Fabric

Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.

Antimicrobial Fabric

Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.

Performance

Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.

Eco-Friendly

Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.

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Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, firmer seat options are available. With this, you can choose to upgrade both the seat and back cushions.

For more information please see our stationary furniture collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

*Please note that furniture purchased prior to January 2021 had the option to upgrade to ComfortCore® GEL seat cushions. This cushion has seven layers of comfort technology that includes gel-infused memory foam that provides exceptional support as it conforms to your body. 

Sleep Sofa Upgrade (Full & Queen)

 

Kennedy Sleep Sofa

The Kennedy stationary sofa comes in many different variations, including two sleeper sofas.  Customers have the option to choose between the Full Sleep Sofa or the Queen Sleep Sofa

With either of these options, you can easily turn your living room into a sleepable guest room.

Along with the unique features of the original sofa, the Kennedy full and queen sleepers offer overnight guests a full/queen-size supreme comfort quilted innerspring mattress that measures 5.5” thick.

Apartment Size Sofa Option

Kennedy Apartment Sofa

For the same price as the original Kennedy Sofa, the Kennedy is also offered as an Apartment Sized Sofa.

Smaller than the Kennedy Sofa and the Queen Sleep Sofa, the Apartment Sized Sofa is perfect for any small living space. This sofa has two seat cushions instead of three, while still being bigger than the Kennedy Loveseat

If the Full Sleep Sofa is something that interests you as well, both sofa options have the same size and dimensions. So you can also turn your small space into a temporary guest room.

Sectional Furniture Options & Configurations

Kennedy’s sectional consists of 9 furniture pieces that can be used to design a unique configuration that suits your comfort preferences and space.

  1. Kennedy Left-Arm Sitting Chaise
  2. Kennedy Right-Arm Sitting Chaise
  3. Kennedy Left-Arm Sitting Loveseat
  4. Kennedy Right-Arm Sitting Loveseat
  5. Kennedy Left-Arm Sitting Sofa
  6. Kennedy Right-Arm Sitting Sofa
  7. Kennedy Armless Chair
  8. Kennedy 90-Degree Corner
  9. Kennedy Rounded Corner

Sectionals can be made as big or as small as you wish. End pieces include a left or right-ended chaise, loveseat, or sofa. You can also place either a corner section to create the famous L-shape that sectionals are known for. Armless stationary chairs are also available to add to your sectional. 

The 3 different sectional configurations below show what your sectional can look like. You can also choose to go with your own unique design if you don’t prefer any of these choices.

Kennedy Sectional Configurations

Zeina notes that should you want to add a sofa bed to your sectional, this type of configuration would be perfect for any guest bedrooms or large basements, which can also be used for guests who are sleeping overnight.

It is important to note that Kennedy once had an option to add a cuddler piece. This option is unfortunately no longer available. 

If you are looking for sectionals with cuddler options, take a look at our comparison article on the Paxton vs. the Alani, which both have cuddler options for their sectionals.

Welt Trim

Customers can also choose a contrasting welt trim to give your Kennedy furniture more character. Pattern welt trim options are also available to make an aesthetically pleasing furniture piece.

Additionally, you can add a fringe to the pillow welt to make it more traditional looking, should the classic side of the Kennedy interest you. 

Finish Options

Finally, Kennedy’s wood leg finish can be customized as well. Any Kennedy furniture item comes in one of four finish options:

  1. Mahogany (Base Price)
  2. Coffee (Additional Cost)
  3. Graphite (Additional Cost)
  4. Driftwood (Additional Cost)

 

Cost

In terms of cost, Zeina notes that the Kennedy furniture products fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy

While the cost of the Kennedy furniture is considered quite standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive in the market. This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products. 

With this, the investment tends to be worthwhile if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.

Kennedy Chair

Kennedy Loveseat

Kennedy Sofa

Kennedy Sleep Sofa

Kennedy Sectional

Kennedy Ottoman

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$1,359

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$2,459

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$2,479

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$3,179

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$3,500

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$759

Ultimately, the cost of the Kennedy sectional is dependent on how many furniture pieces are arranged together. Keep in mind that the price for a Kennedy sectional can go well over $10,000 depending on how many pieces are in your sectional configuration.

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on June 15th, 2022. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 

 

Warranty

The Kennedy furniture family is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covered covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and the mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given time.

To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.

 

Customer Reviews

The Kennedy furniture family is enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy customers. This table shows how our customers have rated each piece of furniture out of five. 

You’ll notice that the Kennedy Loveseat is excluded from this list. This is because this furniture item is new to the La-Z-Boy selection, which means there are no customer reviews on it yet.

Kennedy Chair

4.9

Kennedy Sofa

Regular: 4.8


Apartment: 4.5

Kennedy Sleep Sofa

Full Sleep: 4.9


Queen Sleep: 4.8

Kennedy Sectional

4.7

Kennedy Ottoman

5.0

Star reviews can only tell you so much. Here are what customer are honestly saying about the Kennedy furniture family products…

Customer Review 1

Customer review 2

Customer Review 3

 

Is the Kennedy Furniture Family Right for You?

Now that you know everything you need to know about the Kennedy furniture family, it’s now time to determine if this furniture family is the right fit for you. 

To better help with your decision, let’s consider your budget, functionality, and style preferences.

To begin, as previously mentioned, the price range for the Kennedy is mid-price at La-Z-Boy but considered to be in the mid to high price range on the market.

If you are willing to invest in long-lasting furniture, the Kennedy, as well as other La-Z-Boy products, may be right for you. Alternatively, if you are seeking temporary furniture at a low cost, the Kennedy furniture family might not be the right investment.

In terms of functionality, the stationary feature of the Kennedy furniture family is ideal for those looking for simple pieces of furniture to sit on. In contrast, if you are looking for reclining furniture to kick up your feet and lay back into, the Kennedy furniture will not be right for you.

If you are looking for reclining furniture items, take a look at the Soren Furniture Family.

Finally, when it comes to style, Zeina mentions that the Kennedy fits both classic and modern styles of design. The rounded arms more so fit the classic aesthetic than anything else. If a classic look is something that does not interest you, the Kennedy might not be right for you.

If you’re wanting to better understand the difference between these two different styles of furniture, take a look at our Traditional vs. Contemporary Furniture article.

What's Next?

Now that you have a more knowledgeable understanding of the Kennedy furniture family, why not discover this furniture family in person?

You can start shopping by visiting one of our local showrooms located in Ottawa or Kingston. You can also schedule a visit online before coming in.

Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our interior design services to see how the Kennedy furniture could fit in your home. 

If you want to learn more about the Kennedy Sofa Bed specifically, take a look at its in-depth review article.

If the Kennedy wasn't what you were looking for, take a look at some of our other furniture family reviews:

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