Published at Thursday, October 12th 2017. by Lundy in Apartment.
We get asked a lot about the wood and construction that is used in hotel furniture and how to tell low quality furniture from high quality furniture. In a lot of cases, you get what you pay for but with furniture prices going lower across the board from lower overseas labor rates, sometimes good items are not that much more expensive than lower quality furniture. Here I am going to tell you about low quality furniture and what to check for. We all know of the running joke about some manufacturers and their "easy" at home assembly with the hundreds of screws, boards and dowels and mostly undecipherable directions. These types of items, called RTA or ready to assemble are not built with quality in mind, most of the time, they are used because they are compact and if you are shipping the items in a shipping container you can get a lot of boxes stacked on top of each other. While these items may be suitable for home use, for long term hotel use they typically cannot stand the wear and tear of high volume usage. Over time, a lot of these designs sag, twist and contort and need to be replaced. So your first question to ask is, is the hotel furniture already assembled?
When you go to buy a couch, sofa or love seat, make sure the room you plan to place it in can house your selected piece of furniture and leave room for you and your family and guests to walk through and around the room easily and comfortably. A good rule of thumb is to leave eighteen inches of cleared space around a piece of furniture for people to walk though and for traffic to flow easily. Additionally, take measurements of your empty wall space so you can select paintings, wall hangings or other decorative objects to accessorize and dress the room. Most importantly, be sure to take these measurements along with you when you shop so you avoid buying apartment furniture that is either too large or too small for your space.
Living room couches and sofas come in various seating options, generally from one person to four, and can come in everything from armless options, loungers, or even hide-a-bed styles. Sectionals are a great way for apartment furniture to make the best use of only a little bit of space. This is because not only is each portion of the sectional sofa designed to be smaller than traditional sectional sofas, but one of the sections can be used for either an ottoman or a place for someone to sit. Sectionals also offer different shapes to fit very unique space needs.
Finding the perfect apartment rental is great- but to turn that apartment into a home, youre going to need some furniture to fill out the space. However, dont just rush out to the nearest store and buy the biggest leather couch money can buy. Sometimes, purchasing your furniture outright isnt always the best solution - its often wiser to rent or lease your furniture, especially if youre only going to be living in your apartment for a couple months at a time. If youre in this situation, it might be worth your while to check out a rent-to-own store.
Consider this blast from the past, art deco interior design with small apartment furniture. Once it was all the rage in the 1920s and 30s. However it had a short lived life as a way of designing and setting yourself apart from everyone else. This is in all probability because it grew to such vast popularity. Once everyone started to have it you were no longer set apart from the mainstream and in essence no longer different. Art deco interior design has no deep founded roots in political movements or philosophical theories; it was simply a movement to be creative. It was a whim so to speak and everyone was excited to try and take part in it.
I said, why spend so much for a door knob, it was just a knob. She reminded me of the agreement, and all I had to do was to shut up and go with it. We went to this hardware shop, and there were all sorts of door knobs. They came in different shapes, sizes, and designs, and also in different colors. They were all labeled as door furniture. She was about to pick one that looked like something from a sunken pirate ship, but I intervened when I lied that I saw something I liked and convinced her it would look good with the apartment. This trick has always saved me every time she had the urge to decorate and buy new furniture that would take up all my space.