Purchasing Furniture for Your Home
Purchasing furniture for your home, especially a sofa that gets used every day, can be intimidating. Here are just a few tips to consider to help you get the coziest, and best quality sofa for your budget.
- The depth of the seat should be comfortable for the primary users. Make sure your back is supported and that those afternoon naps leave you feeling refreshed.
- Check that your sofa and chairs are made from a hardwood frame. Upholstered furniture must have a quality inner frame to last for years without warping, twisting or creaking.
- Ask about the joinery and avoid pieces that are assembled using staples, nails or glue. You are looking for wooden dowels, wooden corner blocks, or metal screws and brackets.
- Feel for the springs between the cushions. They should be closely spaced and firm.
- Measure the couch and your doorways.
- Think about using performance fabric on pieces that have activity from kids or pets. They are more durable and clean much easier.