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First, I really appreciate you taking the time to assist me with this problem.  I am on the verge of purchasing a new sofa, and am a bit concerned about it fitting through my door.  It is a Pottery barn PB Basic Sofa.  Link:

They list the "diagonal depth" as 32" and say that is the measurement necessary to fit it through the door.  However, the detailed measurements are as follows:

Overall: 83" w x 35" d x 35" h
Diagonal Depth: 32"
Seat: 66" w x 22" d x 19" h
Arms: 9" w x 24" h
Legs (fixed): 3" w x 1.25" d x 5.5" h
Back Height: 29"

The legs are fixed. But with a back height of 29" without cushions, and an arm height of 24" and 35" depth, wouldn't the diagonal measurement have to be less than 32"?  

The door I need it to fit through is a 31 inch door, but with the door on it's hinges I have about 30 inches in width, and 80 inches tall.

Thanks so much!!

I hope I will be able to help :)

To be 100% certain all measurements of the sofa should be less than what the measurements of the clearance, however facts such as shape of the sofa, arms and back that will allow sofa to be tilted and or passed through the door diagonally makes a big difference.

According to your measurements they do not look too promising, but same time in my opinion will fit even though height of the door is shorter than sofa.
I think if sofa stood on the arm vertically up, back that will be under 83"and most likely under 80" as arms making wider than back itself - so when it is standing on the arm and back vertically slide through the door it should be possible to rotate by picking up from inside bottom by same time rotating back clock or counter clockwise in kind of using back and arm shape like an L shape with back clearing in vertically standing and rotating piece in as door is under 80 and sofa is 83 so just turning alone by only standing up may not work and may need some rotation also and so if hopefully both sides no walls as obstacles you should be fine.

If you like the sofa it will get inside :). My suggestion will be let the delivery company deliver it and try it, hopefully will fit, in case if it did not fit there are companies who can disassemble and assemble it for you. One of the best companies I would suggest is "All Furniture Services" they very professional, they work 24/7 they do not charge extra for same day service and almost always they can send you someone right away. I'm not sure how much exactly they charge but it is very affordable and considering work I would say cheap. Their web: tel.: 1 718-268-2727, 1-646-688-4026
Good luck to you!  

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