With a good eye and sometimes a great deal of patience you can furnish or decorate your home at a small fraction of the price of the cost of new retail. Here are a few points to keep in mind when shopping for furniture at a consignment store.
Always Have A shopping List
Keep a list of what you are looking for. If you are looking for a dining table, know the dimensions of the space and the measurements for the entryway access. You want to make sure you can get the item into the room, hallway and front door. And always allow room for chairs.
Look For Craftsmanship
A luxurious, quality sofa can be a great buy. Designer brands and high-end sofas are usually handmade of properly dried hardwoods and use eight-way hand-tied seat construction rather than a drop-in spring. These sofas are worth investing in and reupholstering in quality materials.
Put In The Time
Make a regular visit to your favorite consignment retailers, as the inventory changes fast. Items come and go, popular styles and designers sell fast, so check their website, sign up for their mailing list, and browse regularly when you have specific items in mind.
Do Your Research
With luxury design brands you can usually learn more about the company and the quality of their standards. Search online and understand their finishing processes, their construction methods, the materials they used, and so on, and then hunt for brands accordingly.
In many instances you can find the same item or something comparable online. Try to find the pricing online of something you are interested in to keep as a reference point. That way, when you score, you will know how much you saved.
For more tips you may have about shopping for consignment furniture call Gillette Furniture Consignment today at 860-436-4663.