Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply looking to revamp your current address, there’s always something exciting about the prospect of new furniture. The things we surround ourselves with in our homes can have a big impact on the way the place looks and, ultimately, on the way we feel when we’re at home. For this reason, it’s important to get things right.
An increasing number of us are finding ourselves buying flat-pack furniture, or furniture which needs to be assembled when it arrives. This is certainly far more convenient to buy, and often more affordable, but it does rely on us getting things right when the time comes to put things together. Here, we consider a few tips for assembling new furniture.
Decide on placement
It may seem simple but it’s absolutely essential that you know where the furniture is going before it is assembled. This can allow you to put it up in the right part of your house. There’s nothing pleasing about finishing the assembly process, only to realise that you can’t fit the item through the door to the next room. Of course, it is important to check the measurements of your furniture before choosing a place for it to live.
Check you have all the pieces
Before starting to assemble your furniture, it’s usually a good idea to check for all the pieces. It’s not unusual for pieces to be missing, and it can be very frustrating to be confronted with the absence of a piece mid-way through the assembly process.
Read the instructions beforehand
When we move into new homes Aylesbury, it can be tempting to get everything up and ready as quickly as possible. However, it’s worth having a good read of the instructions before you get started, just to make sure you don’t find any nasty surprises when your item is almost erected.
Sometimes you might find that you need a tool you don’t have, for example. You might also decide that it will be necessary to enlist the help of a friend.
Allow plenty of space
Assembling furniture usually requires a good deal more space than the finished item will take up, and it’s important to plan for this. With the need to access the furniture from unusual angles and to move large bits and pieces around it, it’s a smart idea to assemble your furniture in the largest space available to you.