Splurge or Scrimp? Part 1.
Sometimes it’s necessary to break open the wallet. These are my top five things you should NOT scrimp on — but as a savvy consumer, you need to be educated. Don’t fall prey to the pressure of the shelter magazines, or the nice guy at the furniture store. After your car and your house, your sofa can easily be the most expensive item you purchase. And you get what you pay for, but be careful. Just because it has a high price tag does not mean it’s superior quality. Learn a bit about how sofas are made, what materials are best and what questions to ask the seller before you hit the sales rooms. Plan to get the right size by using a floor plan; just measuring the space won’t always do it. This is a cross section of a chair, but it’s the same for a sofa. The READ MORE