Christabel Daniella. furniture. July 15th , 2017.
Take, for example, a dining room table. There are several shapes from which to choose including round, oval, square or rectangular, and the choice of finishes ranges from glass to metal to stone to finished wood. But the actual structure of the furniture is very important. Ask yourself these questions; is it possible to expand the size of the table with pull out leaves? Do these pull out leaves alter the shape of the table i.e. a round table becomes an oval, a square table becomes a rectangle? And will that new shape still fit into your dining room? How easy is it to pull the leaves out and replace them? Remember to always measure the height of a table to insure that your chairs will fit comfortably underneath. A dining table is most often about 30" from the ground, allowing a seat height of up to 18" to easily fit. These are questions you will want answered before you make your decision as to which table to purchase.
The decision on who to have built a piece is a journey in itself. If one lives in a major metropolitan area, it can be relatively easy to find a maker. The Internet is also a key resource as most makers who take on commissioned work will have some online presence to showcase their work. One may also check with local lumber providers for a recommendation, too.
The ability to save money on a product obviously entices many people to spend their money. However, it is not without its flaws, the most important of which being that flat pack furniture warehouses offer quantity over quality. This can only be provided by furniture which has been built by an expert craftsperson. The materials used will also be more refined, and could mean the difference between owning solid oak furniture and something made from particle board. Solid furniture such as this will be incredibly durable. This has made it popular among consumers, however this is also due to it being able to be highly customised. It can be made to fit certain spaces within a house. Somebody who is building furniture professionally will take their time to do a good job. Customers who prefer their furniture in this way will be prepared to pay more for the extra work involved. They realise that they quality of the work is reflected in the price.
Make sure the furniture you pick out for an elderly person is easy to clean. If they have other health issues that might mean occasional soiling of the furniture, they will need to be able to clean it quickly and thoroughly.
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