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  • Amanda Arcone

Invest in furnishing your home and avoid the pitfalls of cheap Furniture.

Updated: Jan 27

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Photo Credit: Norwalk Furniture

You know the saying, "Cheap is expensive," this certainly holds true for furniture. A great article recently in the Wall Street Journal talked extensively about the $3000 sofa and the poor quality that comes along with it. While affordable furniture can be a practical choice for the budget-conscious, it's essential to be aware of potential drawbacks.

Quality Concerns:

  • Low-quality materials and construction lead to lower durability and a shorter lifespan.

  • Reduced quality may result in wear and tear, affecting the overall aesthetics and functionality of the piece.

Limited Design Options:

  • Budget-friendly options may offer fewer design choices, limiting your ability to find furniture that perfectly matches your style and preferences.

  • Limited design options can impact your home decor's cohesiveness and visual appeal.

Environmental Impact:

  • Mass-produced inexpensive furniture is often associated with a higher environmental cost, including deforestation and increased waste.

  • Cheaper materials and manufacturing processes may contribute to a larger carbon footprint.

                                                                            Images: Norwalk Furniture

Limited Warranty and Customer Support:

  • Inexpensive furniture often comes with limited or no warranty, leaving you with little recourse if issues arise.

  • Customer support for budget furniture may also be less responsive or comprehensive than higher-end options.

Short-Term Savings, Long-Term Costs:

  • While cheap furniture provides immediate cost savings, it may cost more in the long run due to frequent replacements or repairs.

  • Investing in higher-quality pieces can be more economical over time.

                                                                            Images: Norwalk Furniture

It's essential to strike a balance between budget considerations and the long-term value of your furniture. Prioritize quality and explore mid-range choices that balance affordability and durability better. 

Seek advice from a professional before hitting the "buy" button. You might be surprised by the options available to you.

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