Buyers’ Corner: Will Your Furniture Fit?

Buyers’ Corner: Will Your Furniture Fit?

Buyers' Corner: Will Your Furniture Fit?

When shopping for a new house or condo, most buyers put together a wish list that includes such factors as neighbourhood, proximity to schools, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, size of the kitchen, and more. These are, of course, all important considerations. But there’s one question that commonly is forgotten and that few buyers ask – until it’s too late.  “Will our furniture fit?”

This may seem like a trivial concern. But if you’ve just invested thousands of dollars in a new living room suite or you have another piece of furniture that you absolutely adore, you’re going to be very disappointed if it looks too crowded in your new home.

Here’s a tip: measure rooms in your current home that contain the furniture you like most. This could be the living room, rec room, master bedroom or even the patio. Then imagine how much smaller – if at all – that room can be and still accommodate the furniture.

When you view condos or houses on the market, take those measurements with you. That way, you’ll be able to quickly determine if room sizes are going to be an issue.

And don’t forget to take a good look at entry ways and stairs. If you have a large wrap-around sofa, for example, you’re going to want to make sure you can get it through the door or up the stairwell!


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