Saturday, March 15, 2014

Furniture Shopping 101 - A Guide To Intelligent Furniture Shopping

Do you buy furniture impulsively? This can be a wasteful practice especially when your pick doesn't live up to your expectations. To beat that experience, read through the following tips that can help you buy furniture wisely.

Test it. Ask the sales man if you can sit on it. A good sofa, for one, must be able to provide extra room for sitting and the arms and legs are more substantive.

Lift it. Is it heavy? A good chair, table, or sofa is made of more raw material, such as springs, frame, and cushion, and will be heavier than a lower quality piece of the same material.

Scrutinize the finish. An even, rich, and deep paint or stain finish should not be used to camouflage flaws. If the finish is translucent, it should be even and the grain should show through; if it is an opaque finish, the consistency should be even, never bubbled or showing brush strokes. Wicker and rattan pieces should be smooth without splinters or ends sticking out, and weaves should be tight and uniform and never clogged with paint.

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