3 Important Things to Consider When Buying New Furniture

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and it’s always a good idea to get started early when shopping for the people you love. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone special or you wish to treat yourself this holiday season (because hey, a little self-love never hurt anyone), consider purchasing a new piece of high-quality, handcrafted furniture in Bucks County from us here at Amish Furniture of Bristol.

Before you get started, though, check out our list of the most important things to consider when buying new furniture:

Remember Ergonomics

Of course, you’ll want to find something that will look beautiful in your home, but remember that it’s utmost important to get furniture that will fit your (or your loved one’s) ergonomic requirements. For example, if you sit for long periods in the dining room, then you’ll need to find a chair that will stay comfortable for you throughout the entire time span.

Check the Dimensions of Everything

Make sure you check the dimensions of the room you’re putting the piece of furniture in as well as the furniture itself. If you have space for it, you’ll also need to ask yourself how you’ll be transporting it. Will it fit in your car? Will it fit in your doorframe to get into the house? Those are questions you need to find the answers to before making the purchase. Remember: We can also create custom furniture for people throughout Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding areas, if needed.

Balance the Shapes in the Room

It’s easy to get a pleasing mix of furniture pieces in a room by varying their basic shapes. Some interior designers count the number of rectangles, diamonds, and circles in a space to make sure one shape isn’t overly dominant. Then, they try to balance out the shapes. For example, if you have a round lampshade and a round mirror above your fireplace, you might want to try a rectangular coffee table to balance the shapes.

At Amish Furniture of Bristol, we have an extensive variety of high-quality handcrafted American-made Amish furniture. For more things to consider when buying a new piece of furniture, contact us at 215-664-8926.

5 Tips To Make Old Furniture Shine

It’s not uncommon for a family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation. Many heirlooms are made up of furniture and art pieces, and sometimes they end up in bad condition. Those looking to replace their old furniture are encouraged to visit us at Amish Furniture of Bristol. Locally crafted, our dining room furniture that’s for sale in Philadelphia, PA include pieces that you’ll be able to pass down for generations.

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4 Tips For First-Time Homeowners

Moving into your first home can be a very exciting time. Taking the next step and moving on from renting an apartment or finally moving out of the house you grew up in is a big part of your life. While it may seem daunting at first to get all of the items needed to move in, we here at Amish Furniture of Bristol can help get you fitted with exactly what you need. As the go-to destination for handcrafted furniture in Pottstown, PA, first-time homeowners are encouraged to reach out to us for all of their furniture needs.

Here are just a handful of tips we give to many of the first-time homeowners who shop with us:

Think Long-Term – Since you’re most likely on a tight budget, we understand that you may be holding on to your furniture leftover from college. While saving money is as important as ever, don’t bring furniture that you don’t see yourself holding on to much longer.

Invest, Don’t Buy – While you may save money in the short-term, paying more right now for locally handcrafted furniture can save you money years from now. Our bedroom furniture, made locally in Bucks County, will last you decades. Some of the pieces we sell will be able to be passed down to future generations.

Learn How To Stretch A Dollar – Young people everywhere are currently entering the workforce for the first time and quickly realizing the importance of stretching a budget. The same goes for outfitting your home. There are many different DIY methods to make your new house feel like a home.

Make Mistakes – You’re only young once. No one is expecting you to be an excellent homeowner immediately. Trial and error will soon become your best friend as you learn how to properly take care of your home.

While we can’t help hold your hand through the entire process of moving into your new home, we can help get you outfitted with top-of-the-line furniture for your home. Give us a call today at 215-664-8926.