Answered: Most Common Furniture Shopping Questions
Buying a piece of furniture in Singapore is done less frequently than buying groceries or other home essentials. However, compared to your weekly essentials, your infrequent furniture shopping involves a more significant amount of money and time. Knowing that your furniture will stay in your home for years, you certainly want to make it fulfilling.
Whether this is your first time buying new furniture or it’s been years since you visited a furniture store, here are some questions that can help you come up with the best furniture buying choices. Consequently, our team at Megafurniture is happy to assist you with your furniture shopping inquiries as you continue your journey with us.
Home Furniture Shopping FAQs
What Furniture Materials Should I Look For?
When searching for the best furniture materials, some factors that you should consider include their durability, price, function, practicality, and aesthetic appeal.
Do you intend to use your furniture for a long time? If yes, look for durable materials like wood, such as teak, mahogany, and ash wood, metal, leather upholstery, and sintered stone. MDF furniture pieces are also popular and practical choices for furniture shoppers who are looking for more colourful options on a budget.
If you are looking for a more sustainable way to furnish your home, look for pieces made from wood, rattan, bamboo, cotton, linen, and silk.
Which Furniture Pieces Should I Buy First?
If you are furnishing your new home, you don’t have to buy all of the pieces at once. Some essentials that you can prioritise are your bed frame and mattress, the sofa, and the dining set. It’s also good to invest in good storage furniture like kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, or chests of drawers. Once you have the basics, you can then choose your accent furniture pieces.
Will This Piece of Furniture Fit My Home?
Measurements are important when buying furniture in Singapore. However, not measuring the space is one of the most common mistakes furniture shoppers commit. To avoid the hassle of trying to fit a bed frame that is too big or trying to fix an awkwardly sized sofa in your living room, make sure to carefully measure your space.
Are there Any Customisation Options Available?
Furniture customisation makes every piece unique and tailored to your needs. Furniture retailers in Singapore have come a long way when it comes to providing unique options for shoppers.
Sofa upholstery, reclining functions, storage bed lifts, number of drawers, and furniture set combinations are some of the most common customisations offered on the market. From multiple upholstery selections to more complex customisations, feel free to ask your retailer which customisation services are available.
How Long Does a Furniture Last?
When investing in your home furniture, you want each piece to last, especially if you are willing to spend more on what’s supposed to be durable. The lifespan of your furniture is tied to the type of materials used and the quality of construction. Usage and maintenance can also affect how the furniture will perform.
What Type of Furniture Should I Spend More Money On?
Ultimately, we recommend splurging on major furniture pieces that are meant to furnish your home for longer periods of time. These include the bed frame, sofa, dining table, and cabinets. Kitchen cabinets are excellent home features that have long lifespans, so it’s important to choose the varieties that fit your theme and storage needs. A sturdy bed frame and supportive mattress are also worth splurging on to provide you with a restful sleep.
Should I Buy Used or New Furniture?
First of all, a mattress should always be new. Your mattress and bedding accessories come into direct contact with your skin when you sleep. When it comes to other furniture pieces, the decision comes down to your needs and preferences.
If you are hoping to save, it’s wise to shop for second-hand furniture pieces. However, it’s important to keep a keen eye on the furniture’s construction before buying one. While pre-owned items are generally cheaper than new furniture, upholstery and construction repairs may cost you more without the guarantee of satisfying quality. If durability is your top priority, investing in new furniture is the better choice, especially pieces with long warranty periods.
Should All My Furniture Match?
Whether you match your furniture pieces or not depends on your desired interior theme. If you are opting for a uniform furniture selection, you may look for furniture sets that are offered at a more affordable price compared to buying pieces individually. On the other hand, if you are opting for mismatched furniture pieces, keep your choices cohesive by matching the materials, colour scheme, fabric, or finish.
Is it Safe to Buy Furniture Online?
Online shopping has become more popular over the years, especially during the pandemic when many goods and services were only accessible online. Since home furniture is a huge investment, it’s understandable to look for the best value for your money. The good news is that online retailers now offer better warranty, return, and trial policies. When buying furniture, mattresses, or appliances online, make sure to look for reputable furniture shops with excellent customer ratings. It’s also good to visit showrooms to get a first-hand experience of the furniture that you want to buy.
How Does the Warranty Work?
Aside from the sizes, materials, construction, delivery options, and costs, one of the most important things to ask your retailer when buying a piece of furniture is the warranty. How long will the warranty last? What does it cover? A warranty will protect your furniture investment when things go wrong.
Ready to Buy Your Home Furniture?
We understand the challenges of looking for home furniture that don’t only look good but can also last for years. Keeping your concerns in mind, Megafurniture’s team is committed to assisting you while you shop with us. Feel free to speak with our team to ensure a convenient and enjoyable furniture shopping experience from beginning to end.
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