By George M Hansen. Cuisiners. At Saturday, December 22nd 2018, 08:45:53 AM.
Make sure you plan a specific budget before you go furniture shopping. When it comes to furniture, you have all kinds of options. You can end up spending much more than you can afford if you do not go in with a plan. If you have a price limit in mind, you are less likely to overspend.
When shopping at a thrift store, look at the bare bones of the furniture, not the upholstery. You may be able to find a beautiful sofa for pennies on the dollar if you are willing to reupholster the piece or have it professionally reupholstered. The money saved on the piece will generally cover any upholstery job.
Thoroughly check any cushions on the furniture you are buying. Cushions should be firm, and have a cover that can be removed for cleaning. Try to find ones that have the same fabric on both sides. It will cost a bit more than one-sided cushions with a backing, but they will last longer and wear more evenly because you can flip them over every few months.