Safe Online Furniture Purchases: “Measure Twice, Cut Once”

Humble Abode —  September 22, 2012 — Leave a comment
Cherry Garden Wood Low Profile Sleigh Bed by A-America

Cherry Garden Wood Low Profile Sleigh Bed by A-America

You can see the finished room in your head. After dreaming in color about paint, carpet, and furniture, you’ve finally made it to the really fun part. Your new furniture is delivered and excitement builds for a weekend of unpacking boxes and putting everything in place.

Then the unthinkable happens: The furniture that was so perfectly scaled in your mind when you placed your online order does not fit. You’ve spent a lot of time and money on a makeover project that has gone terribly wrong. Let’s face it: You are seriously bummed.

This online furniture shopper’s nightmare doesn’t have to happen to you. Ever. All you need to do is remember a simple 16th century proverb that is gospel to all carpenters: “Measure twice, cut once.”

Like everything else in life where it is important to think before you act – like getting married or buying a car – you’ll get better results if you plan and prepare carefully before buying anything.

Use a tape measure to accurately measure every possible part of the space for the new furniture. Humble Abode displays detailed product dimensions online and good furniture retailers have product dimensions easily accessible. If you fall in love with a couch, don’t make any assumptions. Take a little extra time to find its measurements on the product page, then compare those measurements to the room measurements you have taken – twice!

Be careful, do the math upfront, and you are much less likely to make a costly mistake. And much more likely to love your beautifully updated new room.

Visit today for your next bedroom design inspiration.

Humble Abode


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