Furniture shopping

Published on June 7th, 2016 | by Home and Family

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Going Furniture Shopping? Don’t Forget To Measure First!

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Are you planning to go furniture shopping sometime soon? Maybe you are furnishing a home or condo for the first time and are starting from scratch, or perhaps you are in the midst of a remodel project and are looking for inspiration. There are dozens of reasons that people find themselves furniture shopping these days, and it’s always good to go into those shopping experiences prepared. Here are a few helpful tips for furnishing a condo or home:

1. Know Your Measurements – This tip may seem obvious, but it is often forgotten. Before furniture shopping, don’t forget to measure the room you are furnishing ahead of time so you can know for sure that your new furniture will fit. It also isn’t a bad idea to measure the door frame leading into the room or home to make sure that the movers won’t have trouble their either. The last thing anyone wants is to find the perfect piece of furniture only to realize after getting it home that it doesn’t fit properly.

2. Select The Right Material – If you have been into many furniture stores recently you know that it doesn’t take long to realize that you have tons of materials to choose from depending on the piece of furniture you are looking for. For instance, if you are looking for a coffee table do you want a glass top or a solid wood frame? For sofas and loveseats you’ll choose between leather, vinyl, fabric, and more. Reclaimed wood, which is commonly reclaimed from old furniture and buildings, is an extremely popular and sought after furniture material right now. Not only does it look beautiful, but it has a distinct character.

3. Consider The Sales – Furniture shopping is no different than shopping for clothes or electronics; everyone wants the best value for their purchase. That’s why furniture sales events are so popular. Believe it or not, Valentines Day And Memorial Day are two of the most popular holidays for planned furniture sales events. Often times the furniture stores will start promoting those sales well in advance so that you can get your budget and timing worked out beforehand. What’s not to love about that?

Furniture shopping should be fun, not stressful. If you are careful to take your measurements beforehand, choose the right material for the space, and consider waiting until a sales event you have a good chance of keeping the fun in the experience. Good luck and happy shopping!


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