By Patricia Guzman. Cuisiners. At Friday, December 07th 2018, 01:46:53 AM.
When shopping for furniture online, dont forget to calculate shipping and handling charges into the overall sales price. What looks like a fantastic deal might actually cost more than buying locally because of shipping and handling. Also, if you find a deal online, take it to your local furniture store to see if they will meet or beat the online price.
Measure your rooms before you buy, including the doorways into the room. This step is especially crucial if you are shopping for a large piece of furniture such as a sofa. There is nothing worse that getting your brand new piece of furniture home, only to find you cant get it into your living room, or that it blocks a walkway when placed in the spot you planned.
If you measure twice or more, you only have to buy once. While it is likely you can return a piece of furniture that doesnt fit, that means moving more furniture than you want to. Know the measurements of both your overall room and where a piece will specifically go. Take a measuring tape to the showroom, just to make sure the listed dimensions are accurate.