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Buying Online Furniture - Recommendations and Advice
Have you ever considered buying furniture online, but were apprehensive to do so? Not sure what you might run in to? Here are a few tips and recommendations from an online furniture buyer.
The last time I decided to replace my living room furniture about 6 months ago, these were a few of the steps I took. I am not a professional designer or even furniture buyer by any means. In fact, I'm probably the furthest thing from it to be honest. But these were a few steps that saved me time and headache.
First of all, I measured my living room. I repeat, I measured my living room. On top of that, I took rough measurements of my current furniture. When looking at furniture online or shopping in a huge warehouse type store, the furniture always looks smaller. Having an idea of how big or small items actually are is a big big help!
From there, I did a quick mental inventory of what I currently had in the house; colors, styles and themes. This way, if I found a piece of furniture that looked amazing online, but didn't match or correlate with a single thing already in my home, I knew instantly to dismiss that idea. Otherwise, like I said earlier, I would have been replacing everything.
I knew that I could probably find a better furniture deal online, but just like a lot of folks, for certain items, I need to see and test them out in person. So, I went to a couple local furniture stores, looked around, basically took "a test drive" and jotted down pricing.
With information in hand, I found myself Googling, "Best Online Furniture" and "Discount Online Furniture". A variety of places popped up, but LaPorta Furniture Company stood out for me. Hence the reason why I am now writing blogs for LaPorta Furniture.
The selection of affordable living room furniture at LaPorta was amazing. I knew from my research that I wanted a comfortable sectional sofa with recliners, but I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg either. After narrowing down my selection to two pieces and comparing those sectionals with other stores, I called LaPorta, ready to "battle".
To my amazement (or disappointment, still not sure), there was no battle at all. Phil LaPorta answered my questions and gave me his honest opinion of the sectional sofas I was most interested in. He actually steered me away from my first choice stating that the material and durability of my second choice would better fit my life style and needs. Shockingly, his recommendation was the cheaper of the two.
Long story short, I love my new Reclining Sectional! I have since purchased an antique coffee table and antique sofa table. Both pieces are amazing! And, the best part, I saved hundreds versus shopping at my local furniture stores and galleries.
There are plenty of quality furniture stores online today. In my opinion, though, LaPorta Furniture Company offers a great selection of discount online furniture, but, more importantly to me, though....LaPorta offers that old school customer service. You know, like the kind of customer service you see in old movies, where the owner greets you personally, remembers your name and treats you like family. Not because they have to, but because they genuinely care. Customer Service like that is so hard to find.