Published at Thursday, October 12th 2017. by Alacoque in Apartment.
Currently there are offices and organizations that are hard at work in an effort to try and restore the art deco experience for the world. They are trying to restore homes and offices as well as state buildings so as to preserve this time in the history of our country. In there efforts they have discovered many items and things to use to restore and bring to life that time in history. For many it is important to keep the art deco interior design movement alive and well. It has lived on in one way or another in so many of us and for so long that we do not want to forget this time of the 20s and 30s when so much was happening with small apartment furniture.
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?
By spending a little time taking measurements of the spaces you need to buy apartment size furniture for, you can avoid the hassle and frustration of buying apartment furniture that does not fit your space. Once you have your dimensions, enjoy shopping for your apartment and creating a home in which you can relax and enjoy. Designing an apartment to meet your needs and show your sense of style is fun and easy if you know what furniture and sizes to look for, so take out your measuring tape, take your dimensions down and start creating the perfect space for you.
Oh, how I love living in big cities! New York, Miami or Paris are some of the top places where I would like to rent an apartment. Unfortunately, this great experience can be costly, even if we are talking about renting a small apartment. Whether you live in the Big Apple or in a smaller city, you still have to decorate your apartment, and I like to believe that the piece of furniture that gives the style of the house is the couch. Ok, so lets choose a couch for your small apartment. Take it like a test of your organizational abilities, because there are many things you need to consider. The good news is that a smaller couch is a cheap couch. Shopping for furniture is fun unless you need to find a comfy couch that fits your apartment door. Given the fact that this will be the centerpiece of the living room, and perhaps the most used, the pressure of choosing the best couch can be high.
2. Measure Up Once you know what you want to put in the apartment, measure the space you have and determine how large your furniture can be. Know the ideal length, depth, and height for each item on your list of essentials, and also the maximum that you could fit into your space. Try to not get furniture that is too large because it makes the space feel more cramped than it needs to. 3. Consider Doorways Even if your furniture will not be too big for the space in your apartment, it still may be too big for the doorways it has to pass through. The most difficult pieces are usually couches and large dressers. Therefore, measure each piece you want to buy and consider whether its smallest dimension will fit through your doorway. Also be wary of long items if you have tight corners, especially if you have to go up a stairwell that doubles back on itself.
I did not put much importance in furniture before, especially door furniture. I did not even know there was a term for that. I thought they were called door hardware. Anyways, I liked space and I like to be in spacious places. Especially inside houses, I get the cooped up in a room that I cannot move around freely. Maybe I am just semi-claustrophobic, if there is such a thing. I did not find the importance of any type of furniture, up until I got a place of my own. I moved out of my parents house and got an unfurnished studio apartment on the other side of town. It was sweet. I had all the space I needed. I just needed all the bare essentials to live. For example, an inflatable bed so I could sleep on the floor, I got a big enough cabinet for all my stuff, and just a small table and chair for everything I needed to do.