It’s easy on the pocket book to buy furniture that comes in a box and that you assemble at home (with leftover screws you don’t know what to do with). But as homeowners we need to be smart about how we invest our money. We checked with our friends at CalDeals Furniture to ask what homeowners should consider when choosing furniture. Here are four reasons why investing in quality furniture saves you money in the long run and adds value to your living experience.
Simply stated, quality furniture is made from better materials. Solid wood, premium fabrics, durable construction, and expert craftsmanship all contribute to a piece that shows its quality in your home. Materials like particle board, skimpy fabrics and nut-and-bolt construction don’t give the appearance of quality.
Likewise, better materials hold up better to daily use. Support legs don’t loosen over time, fabrics don’t fade and wear out easily, paint/lacquer don’t chip or bubble. Whether you’ve been looking at furniture in fashion’s sideboards to help you store your best cutlery and crockery, or you’ve been looking for a brand new glass coffee table, it will pay to make sure you buy good quality furniture. It can last decades with light cleaning and maintenance, while cheaper furniture is often in the landfill within a few years. Quality furniture has the potential of eventually becoming a legitimate antique. Just have a look at some of the furniture seen on antiques world and you can see why people like to invest in durable, long lasting furniture.
And it almost goes without saying that quality furniture is more beautiful than pieces that are mass produced and stuffed in boxes. There is a sense of pride in manufacturing quality furniture that shines through each line that a company produces. These companies can’t afford to produce something that isn’t seen as beautiful, depending on your taste. They are in business to please customers with beauty and quality. Cheap furniture is made to fill a short-term need.
Quality furniture will be talked about and admired for years. And, if the occasion ever arises, it holds value if it comes time to sell it, especially if you are looking to do so through secondhand stores, or through online classifieds such as LeoList. Held and cared for long enough, it could even become a valuable antique.
If you need further help choosing furniture items and redecorating your home, it may be useful visiting Inn of Silent Music to read some great tips and reviews. Cal Deals Furniture deals in quality furniture. You can find them online at www.caldealsfurniture.com or visit their San Luis Obispo store at 149A Granada in SLO.