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How Do I Choose the Right Furniture for My Apartment?

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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If you've been trying to find the perfect furniture for your apartment at Partridge Hill, and have found yourself in a rut, we’ve got some helpful advice from our many years of being in the apartment rental business!

The Focal Point in the Living Room: The Sofa

When you buy a sofa, look for a durable one that will last, but one that perfectly fits your comfort. Be sure that the sofa cushions are supported with long-lasting springs. Hand-tied, eight-way springs are the best choice, according to some furniture experts. Serpentine springs are also recommended, but in the end, you should feel the springs and their support placed close together firmly.

Personal Space & Relaxation: A Recliner

Take a spin in that gorgeous recliner before you purchase it and bring it into your home. A lot of shoppers do not test theirs completely, and are later disappointed when they find it doesn't do its job. Obtaining a replacement can be expensive; therefore, test it and test it again. Don’t buy the very first one, rather, make a short list of those you’re thinking about and sleep on the decision. Having comfortable furniture is key to a happy home, so think it through.

Color Coordinate

There’s nothing worse than guessing at a color. When shopping for new furniture, be sure to bring samples of your wall color, window treatments and carpets. Without color matching, the piece you want to buy may not look right when you get it back to your apartment. You can bring along a paint swatch or even some photos of your living space on your phone, and use that in the furniture store for reference.

Budget Ahead of Time

Figure out your budget prior to shopping for furniture. If you spend a little more on one or two items, you may find your remaining budget can’t get you something that is made of quality materials and/or has comfort in mind. Furniture spans a wide range of price points, and if you stay within budget, you’ll be maximizing your investment — not replacing them in six months.

Check the Warranty!

When buying furniture, look over the warranty and ask questions. There’s no perfect way of knowing if a piece of furniture is going to withstand normal wear and tear. It would be a terrible waste to spend money on furniture, only to have something happen to it — and then realize the warranty will not cover it. Avoid this frustrating disaster by reading your warranty and knowing what damages are covered.

Furnishing your home should not take a toll on your patience and well-being – it should be fun! With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to enjoying a more hassle-and-stress-free furniture shopping experience.

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