Rod Martens

Rod Martens

Professional REALTOR®

Cell: 506-608-0509
Andy Childs

Andy Childs

Professional REALTOR®

Cell: 506-721-9577

Are you planning on buying new furniture for your new home? Then you’d better make sure you Don’t Make These Furniture Buying Mistakes!

Can’t fit through the Door

It’s a common mistake to purchase furniture that can’t even be brought into your home. To avoid this, measure the dimensions of all doorways and angles before shopping for any piece of upholstered or heavy wood furnishings. They won’t fit where you need them if they’re too wide or long; they’ll get stuck in corners because their lengths are greater than the widths between walls; and it could cause damage to both floors surfaces as well as carpets while trying to push them through tight spaces such as hallways with low ceilings


Trying to squeeze a large piece of furniture into your home can be more difficult than you think. Remember that an item’s size will affect the way it looks in the room and if there is insufficient space, this could create problems when moving around inside or outside of your house – not just for yourself but also for those trying to get past!

Before buying anything too big make sure to measure up beforehand so you don’t end up with something which doesn’t look right because it was bought without following these crucial steps. You need to know if the furniture is going to be getting in your way when maneuvering in your home, so understanding the scale of the space and furniture will save you lots of headaches.


Another issue is buying furniture without considering how those pieces will fit into your lifestyle. This can lead to big problems, especially for pet owners or parents. If you buy furniture that’s not resistant to your dog jumping up on it or has sharp corners for your kids, you might regret the purchase.


In order to prevent unexpected headaches, it is important for you to know what maintenance will be needed in the future. If your lifestyle choices cause a lot of wear and tear on furniture- which they likely will- then knowing how much time or money that type may require upfront can help make smart decisions when selecting new items.

Many people who buy furniture don’t take into account all the necessary upkeep their purchase will need over its lifespan; this often leads them to be stuck with an item they are not happy with because cleaning or professional care has become too costly for them after only one year’s use!

Impulse Buying

And finally, the fifth mistake is buying on impulse. Don’t rush into buying, it almost always leads to regret. Rushing means all of the above issues are going to be even more pronounced. Imagine this: you’re walking through a store, and you see something that catches your eye. The item is on sale for the first time ever! You rush to buy it before anyone else can snatch it up at such an amazing price–only to regret it later when they restock at full price just days later.

This scenario happens all too often whenever we purchase items impulsively; which usually leads us into financial trouble or bad decisions in general with our money management skills as well as feelings of guilt after purchasing without really thinking about what’s best for ourselves long term because rushing means not taking enough time to consider everything.

When it comes to buying furniture, you really need to think about your decision, whether it’s worth the upkeep, whether it can fit through the doors, whether the cost and effort of maintenance are worth it, and whether it fits your lifestyle or not.

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