Measuring For Furniture Advice
Once you’ve found a piece of furniture that you love, it’s essential to make sure it will fit in with your room space before you buy it. Not doing this could leave you with a piece of furniture that isn’t the right size or shape for your space or, possibly even worse, a piece of furniture stuck outside in your garden because you can’t get it through the front door! Following these simple steps will ensure this doesn’t happen and save you both time and the heartache of having to return your well-chosen items:
1. Pay careful attention to the measurements given. It may seem like the easiest thing to remember, but this is so often overlooked. If the item sounds too big straight away it most likely will be so don’t order it.
2. Measure the location and how the piece of furniture will fit into it. Draw a floor plan to scale on a piece of paper or mark out the area on the floor with masking tape to show how much space you will be left with around the item. Remember:
You will need space to move around the item – always leave enough space to enable you to walk easily past your furniture. This will both look better and will be safer.
Take into consideration the location of other elements of the room already there. Be careful not to put furniture where it will be damaged by doors opening or will dwarf other pieces you already have. Some materials, such as wood, can be affected by direct sunlight so take into consideration the location of nearby windows.
Don’t forget the extra space your new item will need for opening drawers/doors or for pulling out chairs if it is a dining table.
3. Always remember to plan how you will get your new piece of furniture into the place you wish to have it. Again, the measurements given are vital here. One of the most frustrating experiences is getting a brand new piece of furniture home only to get stuck with it on the stairs for hours trying to pivot it into the room you want it to go in! You will need a simple, straightforward way to get it in, even if you are having it delivered, and there must be enough room.
4. Measure the hallways, doors or windows through which the item will need to pass through; if it looks like a squeeze do not buy the item or you could end up with damaged furniture as well as damaged door frames and scratched walls. Partially assembled or flat pack/self-assembly furniture is the best option if you need to negotiate tight spaces or flights of stairs. See the Cameo Bedroom Furniture and the Corona Pine Furniture ranges for quality flat pack furniture.
5. Should you still be unsure of whether to buy a piece of furniture or not, call the experts involved who know the item well as they will be able to advise on delivery and clearance issues. Address72 has a customer service team who know the furniture well, and can advise on your concerns related to delivery as they know what furniture is like to move. Contact us at email@example.com to arrange for a call back.
Article by Paul, Address72 Team