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Do’s and Don'ts of Buying Furniture

by Colder's Furniture

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When it comes to furniture, there are a lot of things to consider. You have to think about the style of the furniture, the materials it’s made out of, how much space you have, and your budget. And that’s just for starters! 

The process of buying furniture can be tricky, but with a little bit of preparation and knowledge, you can find the perfect pieces for your home. To start, think about what type of furniture you need. Is there a specific function or style of furniture that you’re looking for? Do you want to buy all new furniture for your living room, or refresh some pieces with new upholstery? 

Once you’ve narrowed down your search, do some research online and in stores to compare prices and styles. Be sure to read reviews from past customers, so you can get an idea of the quality of the furniture you’re about to buy. 

After all that, it’s finally time to choose your pieces! To make sure you’re happy with your purchase, be sure to take accurate measurements of the space where the furniture will go. And don’t forget to factor in delivery and assembly costs when you’re budgeting for your new furniture. 

With a little bit of preparation and research, buying furniture can be a breeze! Just remember to keep your personal style and needs in mind, do some comparison shopping, and take accurate measurements before you make any big purchases. Read on to discover our tips for buying furniture. Happy furniture hunting! 

How to Buy Furniture  

  • DO consider purchasing floor models  

Floor models are a great way to save money on furniture since you can get them at a discount. Plus, you can try out the furniture before you buy it to make sure it's the right style and fit for your home. Just be sure to take accurate measurements of the space where the furniture will go, so you don't end up with something that's too big or too small. 

When buying furniture, it's important to think about the style of the furniture and how it will blend with your home decor. If you have a modern, minimalist style, you'll want to stick with sleek, streamlined pieces. If your home is more traditional or eclectic, you can mix and match different styles of furniture to create a unique look. Just be sure the overall style of your room doesn't become too cluttered or busy. 

  • DO consider buying pieces that can be easily reupholstered  

If you're looking to refresh your furniture without spending a lot of money, consider purchasing pieces that can be easily reupholstered. This will allow you to change the look and feel of your furniture without having to replace it completely. Just remember to measure the furniture before you buy it, so you can be sure it will fit in your space. 

  • DO make sure to explore our wide selection of high-quality furniture offered at an affordable price  

If you're looking for where to buy good furniture at an affordable price, you'll love our selection of furniture at Colder's. We offer a wide variety of furniture styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect pieces to match your home decor. Plus, our furniture is made from high-quality materials and is built to last.  

Furniture financing is a great way to get the furniture you want without having to break the bank. By spreading the cost of your furniture over several months, you can easily fit it into your budget. Plus, many furniture stores offer special financing deals that can save you money on your purchase. So if you're in the market for new furniture, be sure to explore your financing options. 

How to Not Buy Furniture   

  • DON’T neglect to inspect your new pieces upon delivery  

When you get furniture delivered, be sure to inspect it carefully for any damage. If you notice any problems, make a note of them and contact the store or manufacturer immediately. Don't forget to take pictures of the damaged furniture, so you can have proof of what happened. 

Furniture is often delivered in large boxes, and it can be tempting to just leave it all for the delivery people to unpack and assemble. But it's important that you open up the boxes and take a look at everything before it gets put together. This way, you can make sure that all the pieces are there and that they're in good condition. 

  • DON'T buy cheap furniture  

While it may be tempting to buy inexpensive furniture, this is often a bad idea. Cheap furniture can look and feel flimsy, and it usually won't last as long as higher quality pieces. Instead of spending less up front, you'll likely end up having to replace your furniture sooner, which can be costly in the long run. 

  • DON’T forget to measure your space to ensure your dream furniture fits seamlessly   

Before you buy furniture, be sure to measure the space where it will go. This way, you can avoid buying something that's too big or too small for the room. To get the most accurate measurements, use a tape measure and make sure to account for any doorways or other obstacles in the room. 

  • DON'T forget to factor in delivery and assembly costs  

When budgeting for new furniture, be sure to factor in the cost of delivery and assembly. These costs can vary depending on the piece of furniture and the retailer you purchase it from, so make sure to do your research ahead of time. And if you're buying online, be sure to check the retailer's return and exchange policies as well. 

  • DON’T be afraid to ask questions -- our friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to answer your furniture and design questions 

We hope these suggestions help serve as helpful tools while you search for your dream home furniture! 

Why Trust Colder’s?  

Since 1942, we at Colder's pride ourselves on offering value, selection, and service. Serving Southeastern Wisconsin with four showrooms that stock quality name-brand furniture, appliances, and mattresses, Colder’s is sure to house exactly what you are looking for. And if you can't find it on our floors, chances are, we can order it for you. As a local, family-owned company, we are always doing our best to provide the highest value at the lowest cost to everyone who walks through our doors. 

Colder’s is committed not only to continuously offering can’t-miss sales but also to working with each customer, making sure that you take advantage of every possible markdown — that’s our best price guarantee. 

Shop Home Furniture at Colder’s  

Don’t put off happiness — and shop furniture online for unbeatable prices at Colder’s. Our friendly experts are always happy to help you with how to buy furniture, whether you call us at 414-476-1574 or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one our Colder’s locations in West Allis, Oak Creek, Delafield, and Grafton, Wisconsin to touch, see, feel, and experience home products that fulfill your dreams. Visit us today!