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The Dos and Don’ts of Furniture Shopping

When you are moving into a new house, you need a lot of renovation, appliances, paintings, utensils, and above all, you need some furniture. The furniture is a necessary item in your house. And it’s not just the bedroom and living room that need furniture, and every room requires a piece of furniture.

You can always buy the furniture of your choice from any furniture store, but selecting the right furniture for your rooms is not that easy. There are many things to remember before buying furniture. If you buy furniture without considering all the dos and don’ts of furniture shopping, you may regret it later.

Do: Get the Feel & Comfort

Don’t hesitate to touch and examine the product you are going to buy. Sit on them, feel the material, and check the comfort level. If you are buying a cupboard for your bedroom, open the doors and look at every shelf, handles, etc., for any malfunctions. The same goes for the cabinet you buy for the dining room.

Nobody will question you for doing a thorough checking of the product you are going to buy.

Don’t: Go for the Big Deals/Offers.

Not just in the case of furniture, but never buy anything just because it got a discount or a sale is happening. The shops may mark the retail prices down but never fall for that. You can’t do anything with the furniture if it doesn’t fit anywhere in your house. And it’s not just about the dimension or size of the furniture; the colour, pattern, type etc., has to be in alignment with your other furniture and room. So, next time there’s a sale, think twice before making a purchase.

Do: Research, Research & Research

Researching about the thing you wish to buy is not an alien idea. Everyone does that. Whether it is a new smartphone, TV, car, or house, you do a lot of research. So, why not do a little bit of research on the furniture you will use for a long time. Look at ratings and reviews of the brand you plan to purchase, look up the warranty and after-sales services, etc. Good research will help you eliminate the bad ones quickly and understand the prominent brands in the market. The shopkeeper may try introducing brands to you, but always make a decision based on your research.

Don’t: Neglect the Measurements.

It will be fine if there are some mismatches in colour or design, but if your couch doesn’t fit where it should, you have a big problem. Especially if the couch is non-refundable, take proper measurements before you go for the purchase, and if necessary, keep a measuring tape in case you have to put the couch or desk in a tight spot.

Do: Ask questions & Clear Doubts.

Ask a lot about the material, warranty, after-sales services, and all the things you are concerned about. There might be some details about the product which will later turn out to be a dealbreaker for you. So, be informed and gain knowledge from the shopkeeper or the sales executive.

Don’t: Compromise Function for Style.

It doesn’t matter how exquisite your furniture is; it is of no use if it doesn’t work as it should be. Never forgo function for style while making a purchase of furniture. Put quality, function, and durability over style, colour, and trend.

Now that you understand the dos & don’ts of purchasing furniture, the next time you visit a furniture store, you know what to do.

Follow these ideas to get the best furniture in the market.

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