Five steps to easily buy home furniture
Shopping for furniture is sure to get you dizzy because of the many options, styles, wood quality and price. One thing for sure, pristine wood furniture is expensive and entirely a single time investment as it’s bound to last longer. Either you’re over new furnishing or bought a first apartment, the tips provided here is sure to get you most of your buck. Each of the guidelines below are given by experts so you better take their words seriously.
- Determine your needs
Famous design expert, TV host and author, Kathy Peterson advice to list down all the furniture items you desire. You don’t need to look around longer but only do so for items in the list and stay with it. When shopping for furniture, skip the china section or you’ll definitely get confused. Shopping would end with you buying a coffee table that’s either too big or small, in-short a waste of time and money.
- Consider all the options
If someone crave fresh pieces over new, pay a direct visit to store’s outlet or simply ask if they’ve lots of floor samples available for sale. For those who can buy used goods may spend time bargaining and looking at all the options easily! Visit consignment and thrift shops, antique and flea shops, yard sales and even websites. With online shopping, make sure it’s legitimate and sell the right stuff. Do browse estate and garage sale section as well that’s bound to have something you definitely need.
- Bring necessary supplies
Carry a tape measure especially when buying furniture. Measure piece of length and thickness of the wood ensuring it’ll fit right to your home. It’s possible that you initially come to purchase a smaller item but inexpensive price at flea market changes your decision. Bring along large shopping bags just for a safe side lest you end up buying extra items. Note cards come in handy to write crucial information such as type of wood, price, measurements so on. For first time buyers, they should visit along with experience buyers to avoid mistakes.
- Assess used items carefully
Even the most carefully used furniture is sure to have a few nicks and dings. If sofa or coffee table has built-in drawers, it’s possible they’re chipped or jutted. If it’s pink in color, don’t worry as you can always throw spray paint. If there’re loose joints but no damages, there’s always room to have it glued. For stained woods and furniture pieces, don’t scrub but apply top quality wood polish. Carefully assess every piece if it needs repairs or simply replacement.
- Always negotiate
Though furniture prices are negotiable, it’s not the case with every shop and region. To negotiate is a buyer’s right and one must be polite when bargaining. Things might get hot during negotiation but losing temper would only worsen the deal. There are lots of other furniture outlets and if you’re not getting any optimistic response here; move to the next one. This would require market research so better come prepare.
Bedroom and office furniture in Dubai can be bought at a much discounted price however only from selected outlets. It’s indeed challenging but if you proceed cautiously after carefully understanding the above steps, things will certainly go in your favor.