Most of us don’t think about the furniture and we never considered it as a priority. But when you move to some other place and have to furnish your home then you have to buy furniture. What all of us do is go to garage sales to get cheap furniture and visit nearly every furniture store to find the most cost-efficient furniture. Result? We end up finding nothing. The main reason for this dilemma is that we never bought furniture and we do not know the ABC of furniture. If we have enough knowledge about something then we can easily get the most out of it.
Most of us only care about the price and don’t look out for quality. Therefore, today in this post we will provide you with several tips for purchasing furniture from furniture stores Auckland.
4 tips from professionals to help you buy furniture:
- Understand the type of wood you are buying
Furniture made out of wood is categorized into three main types: particleboard, veneers, and solid wood.
Out of these three, solid wood furniture is the most expensive one. But when we talk about its quality, it’s unbeatable. And talking about its look, OMG it looks very beautiful in your house. The only con about solid wood furniture is that it can get scratches easily and is vulnerable to stain rings.
Veneers, on the other hand, are cheap and thin layered. It is made of a cheap core and that is why it costs less than the solid wood. Particleboard furniture is the cheapest among the three types. It is made of resin, pulp, and plastic. It does not look that good but if we consider the price then it provides a better look than expected. It does not last long.
- Check the cabinets before buying
Check each drawer and cabinet by opening them. Make sure that they come out easily, don’t make disturbing sound, and get inside easily. Make sure the doors are opening smoothly, stay still in the open position (you obliviously don’t want to get your head banged by the door while taking out something), and check if it closes and locks properly. Make sure to check the knobs and handles. They are expected to turn smoothly, give a good look overall, and you don’t have to put a force to open them.
- Say no to the ouch and stickiness
By stickiness we meant glue and I don’t think I have to explain what I refer by ouch. Make sure you purchase the wood which is paired through the corners and not nailed or glued. According to wood joinery, glues or nails make the furniture heavier.
So, that was all about wooden furniture. But what if you want to purchase fabrics? Coming up next our series of tips for purchasing fabricated furniture:
- Think about your lifestyle
Let the colors of your life fill the shade on your furniture. Here is a quick example of what I mean: Say you have a pet that loves to sleep on the couch with his muddy legs. You definitely won’t choose white shade otherwise you would end up getting it cleaned for the rest of your life. You will choose dark color instead. Now you know what I mean.
This is the time when we call it a day. I wish we could hang out longer. I hope you enjoyed our tips on purchasing furniture stores Auckland and we expect that you will use them in your next purchase. Until then have a good day.