buying furniture

Buying furniture? It’s a cake walk if you know what and how to buy

Furniture is an important part of a home which completes our home. People generally look for those things that can last for many years. They should have similar expectations buying indoor and outdoor furniture. If we talk about Australia, its weather is generally outcome likely to spend time outside, and quality furniture is basically for relaxing outdoors while at home. Buying durable outdoor furniture must be a challenge, however, because there are times when the climate is not pleasant, and the indoor as well as outdoor furniture must be able to withstand the elements.

Mentioned below are some tips that would definitely help you out choosing your outdoor furniture
1. Buy Weatherproof Outdoor Furniture including Cushions and Pillows
2. Look for Well-Constructed Outdoor Furniture.
3. Apply Sealers, Oils and Stains to Wooden Outdoor Furniture.
4. Clean and Treat Metal Outdoor Furniture from time to time.
5. Avoid chemical cleaners and pressure while washing your furniture as these can damage it.

Other things regarding indoor furniture you need to know are:
1. Always before buying know your wood types. Generally Wood furniture falls into three categories:

  • Solid wood furniture-It is typically more expensive than other types of furniture and looks great, but can be susceptible to scratches and water rings.
  • Veneers- It has inexpensive wood base covered by several thin layers of better-quality wood. Because of the cheaper core, these aren’t as expensive as solid wood pieces.
  • Particle board and composite wood- These are made from a combination of plastics, wood pulp, and resin, basically the scraps of the furniture world. Most cheap type of furniture and looks decent as well, won’t hold up for decades that’s the weak point of it.

2. If you are buying cupboard check its drawers and cabinets. Open them and make sure the drawer come all the way out and then latches properly after that shuts evenly. Make sure if you open any door it remain open, and shut solidly when you shut it. Check the knobs and handles. Should fit tightly and not turn.
3. Look at wood joined at ends and corners while buying furniture, it should not nailed in or glued to make the joint.
4. Let your lifestyle determine what colors and fabrics you choose. If you have kids, stick with dark colors not the light ones and stain-resistant tough fabrics like tweed or linen.
5. Once I bought Blue corduroy armchair from an outlet store nearby me. At the time, my house was painted in blue and white and grey I thought I’d love these colors like forever. As it turned out, “forever” was about a year. I got so sick of the color blue, sold that chair cheap. I advice you to stick to the neutral colors for your bigger and expensive pieces and save bold colors for décor pieces.
6. The legs should be made of wood; it should be heavy, and jointed to the frame of the sofa or the chair you are buying, not nailed. Plastic or metal legs don’t look nice and they can tear up your floors or hurt your foot and won’t hold up long as well. If you’re spending more than $1,000 on a sofa, look for one with a fifth leg in the middle for extra support of your sofa.
7. If firm sofas are your preferences look for the one with the traditional coiled springs. Choose zigzag coils if you want a softer feel. Before you buy, to check the spring, take off the cushions and press down on that sofa’s base. The coils should go down and rebounds back into its original place immediately.
8. Always look for firm cushions with a cover that can be removed and should be matching on both sides. These cushions hold up better for long time. Whereas fully covered cushions are expensive than these ones and has the pattern on one side and a plain on the other, but they’ll last much longer and more importantly find removable covers that are easily washable too.