5 Things To Consider When Buying a Sofa

5 Things To Consider When Buying a Sofa

Whether you are buying a sofa online or in person, especially when it comes to larger couches, you want to make sure you have covered all the details before placing that order. Otherwise, even if the store takes it back, you will be charged for shipping and handling or even restocking fees. So, what are the things we should look for?

  1. Miscalculating the size - Even if you can fit a larger sofa in your space, it doesn’t mean you should make it fit right from corner to corner, wall to wall. This is why it is necessary to shop for a couch with your measuring tape and map out exactly where the sofa will sit in your living or family room.

  2. Look vs Comfort - It is a very common mistake that people like the style of something and get attracted to it without thinking if it is really comfortable. I agree, the look is very important, but you will appreciate its practicality and comfort in the long run. You wouldn’t choose your lifelong partner only by looks, would you?

  3. Overlooking hidden costs - Furniture is not cheap; the bigger it is, the more expensive it can get. It is important to factor in the cost of shipping and handling, returning or exchanging policy and cost associated, and the cost of an extended warranty if necessary. There can be a big difference in the total price.

  4. Choosing the wrong fabric - One of the best things you can choose with a custom sofa is to select your own color and kind of fabric. Depending on your lifestyle, you will want to choose something that not only matches your home style but also your lifestyle. After all, you don’t change your sofa seasonally.

  5. Forgetting the measurements - Doors can be very sneaky. You notice them when they are opened, but you forget about them when they are closed. You will be surprised how many people forget to double-check all the doorway measurements before purchasing. It can be a tight fit!

 Author: Susanna Leung

Susanna Leung’s goal as a real estate professional with Haylen Group is to help her first-time home buying clients find that perfect home where their families can grow, thrive, and live their dreams in the United States. She applies her experience in remodeling, resource networking, negotiations, and advanced marketing to provide her clients with dedicated, full coverage service.

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