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10 Things To Consider When Buying A New Lounge Suite

When you are considering purchasing a new lounge suite, thinking about what you require from functionality point of view is vital. It is important to make sure you get something that will meet all the needs of your lifestyle, while still maintaining the design and style of your home.

1.  MEASURE UP!
Know the space you want to fill, length, width and height if it is in an open plan living area or to sit under a window. Work out what will fit without swamping the room.

2.  COMBINATION - HOW MANY BUMS ON SEATS?
Do you want a corner lounge? A chasie lounge? A chaise corner lounge? Recliners? A sofa bed incorporated? Do you want a matching feature chair and ottoman? Think about the combination of lounge that will fill your space and compliment your room, whilst still being functional to your lifestyle need, ie: how man people you need to have seats for.

3.   UPHOLSTERY/COVERINGS
Leather? Fabric? Vinyl? A combination? Work out what will suit your personal situation best, talk to your sales person about your concerns and listen to their recommendations. Looks at the pros and cons and pick which one will benefit you.

4.   COLOUR ME!
Are your looking for a neutral colours? Is t bright and funky your after? Or cool and sophisticated? Think about colours, patterns and textures you might like to incorporate into your suite. Do some research on trends. Let your sales person assist you in achieving your desired look. Taking paint samples, carpet squares from your home can often help you in deciding on which colour will be ideal. You can often borrow samples over night if you need more time or want a second opinion.

5.  WHATS ON THE INSIDE?
Firm seats, soft backs? Firm seats, firm backs? Recliner chairs? Do you want them to be electric recliner chairs? Do you want a electric lft chair? Dual or single motor? Zip off seat and back cushion covers that are refillable? Discuss all your options with your sales person.

6.  IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Think fine details, such as piping, wide or slim arms, feet colour and design. If your having a patterned fabric, do you want it "patterned matched".

7.   THE EXTRAS
Once you have made all the hard decisions for your lounge suite, remember half the fun is dressing and styling it. Think about matching or co-ordinating scatter cushions, ottomans and throws. All of these will put the finishing touches on your lounge suite, making it both functional and stylish.

8.   DON'T FORGET THE LOVE!
All lounge suites require care and up keep. Whether you have leather or fabric. If you purchase a fabric lounge suite enquire about "fabric guarding" and "fabric guard warranties". If you have chosen leather speak to your sales person about the best way to care for your leather. Caring for your lounge suite will enable it to look fantastic all the time and ensure it will last many years to come.

9.    TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK
Ask how long it will take for your lounge suite to be manufactured or to come in. Time frames are important and will help you be more organised in selling or disposing of your existing lounge suite and helping you work out your budget to make final payments.

10.    DELIVERY OR PICK UP - ACCESS!
When your lounge suite is ready, will you require delivery? Or do you have the means to pick it up yourself? Will you lounge suite easily fit into your house, through doorways, up stair wells or into lifts?
This is VERY IMPORTANT as no one wants their dream lounge suite sitting in the drive way because it won’t fit in the house.

If you need advice on choosing the right lounge suite for your situation, contact us today on  07) 5444 7982 or come see our large range in store at 242 Nicklin Way, Kawana on the Sunshine Coast.