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Tips for Buying Furniture

Guide to selecting quality sofas and upholstered chairs

When buying furniture, you want to choose pieces that are well constructed and will be a good investment.

Although two sofas may look almost identical, if you notice a huge price difference, you may find a great difference in quality as well. Quality not only determines how long your sofa will last, but also how long it will be able to retain its looks. Quality also determines the level of comfort you can expect to get from your sofa. Read more…

Guide to selecting quality wood furniture

Beautiful wood furniture can add warmth and functionality to any room in your house. But before you buy, there are things you should look for to help determine the quality – such as sturdiness and door- and drawer- alignment. Drawers should open and shut smoothly. To check for a good wood finish, run your hand over it to feel any imperfections or blemishes; make sure there are no rough patches. Read more…

Guide to upholstery fibers

When you buy furniture, you are also concerned with how it looks and feels on the outside. Most sofas are selected on how the fabric looks and feels.

So while it is important to know what’s inside your sofa, also consider what’s on the outside. Choose an upholstery fiber that complements the way you live. You might love how it feels, but also consider how much care your upholstery fiber needs.

For instance, silk looks gorgeous, but will not be able to retain its looks if you place it close to a sunny window as it is susceptible to fading and discoloration. Some fibers are prone to wrinkling and snagging and will not be able to withstand heavy use. Select a fiber that will not only look good, but one that would also wear well. Read more…