You want to buy new furniture and don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, you better go second-hand shopping! But hey, this doesn’t mean that you will be buying worn-out objects or incompatible stuff.
Actually, your furniture is what makes you love your home. And since furniture is usually quite expensive and is formed of a lot of items fitted together, one cannot remodel his house very often. Therefore, instead of saving up money to buy a brand-new living room or bedroom, you could simply buy second hand furniture or reuse furniture with new twists. These 10 clever steps will help you transform your house as you go creatively reusing old furniture and adding some flair and elegance to your space!
Try before buying
Since you will be buying second hand furniture, whether used office furniture or used living room furniture, or any other room, it would be important to try them out before buying anything. Sit in chairs, lean on tables, open drawers as shown below in @klassmuebles’ shot of drawers, etc. At least you would be able to notice any damages done to the furniture and be aware if you or someone else will be able to fix them and how much will the fixing cost. On another note, @klassmuebles is a local business with 30 years of experience in furniture creation.
Trust your nose
We all know that every house has its own odors, so do the furniture. So, when considering the purchase of second hand items, and when you google used furniture stores near me, just bear in mind that they might carry with them their proper odors, some will air out, while others may stay like smoking odors or pets’. Therefore, you should be careful to check the odor before falling in love with that chair or this bed. But what do I do if I did fall in love with a piece of furniture and its odor is horrible? Well, there are some ways you can get rid of these odors that you can consult in the below link.
Mattresses and bacteria
Beware of germs and bacteria when purchasing a second-hand mattress. Mattresses may harbor invisible bugs and germs. So, with mattresses, it is always recommendable to buy a new one, but if you really cannot afford it, you may purchase a futon mattress or an air mattress - just like the one designed by @mikado_haiti, specialized in all types of appliances and furniture - until you could save up some money to buy a traditional mattress.
When looking for a secondhand couch, pay attention to its internal structure and support system as there are some that do not last for a long period of time. Instead of cushions made with Styrofoam peanuts, you could go for cushions made with wrapped foam or feathers, like @greyfoxandwren did.
Why not go laminate and veneer?
Laminate and veneer are known to be “not solid” wood. However, they can take more abuse than real wood, and can also be glued if it comes apart, unlike wood. You can see the beauty of laminate in this wonderful piece fashioned by @ninefrtn, a furniture manufacturer based in Miami, Florida, that designs very modern pieces!
Opt for hardwood furniture
If well taken care of, hardwood lasts longer than softwoods like pine. When second hand furniture buyers consider buying a used piece and wants it to last, then they had better study closely the type of the wood. An example of hardwood furniture is the floating media units made out of solid ambrosia maple, finished with diesel oil, all crafted by @hettihardwoods, custom solid wood furniture firm.
Opt for metal furniture, remove the rust, and repaint it
check out @archiproducts, the online source for architecture and design products for inspiration.
Beware of secondhand children’s furniture as it might be damaged and re-fixed, but not well fixed
This wood piece made by @casualbuilds, a talented casual woodworker, may be damage someday, and need to be fixed. The secondhand buyer of this piece should make sure it is well fixed, otherwise, his child’s life could be in danger.
Refinish used pieces for new purposes
Like the old dresser @communityforklift, a recycling community, used for the bathroom!
Purchase hotel’s secondhand furniture
Like @the.find_byvero’s antique minibar reused in her small apartment.
#ED7D31 ;">Try before buying
#ED7D31 ;">Trust your nose
#ED7D31 ;">Mattresses and bacteria
#ED7D31 ;">Couches secrets
#ED7D31 ;">Why not go laminate and veneer?
#ED7D31 ;">Opt for hardwood furniture
#ED7D31 ;">Opt for metal furniture, remove the rust, and repaint it
#ED7D31 ;">Beware of secondhand children’s furniture as it might be damaged and re-fixed, but not well fixed
#ED7D31 ;">Refinish used pieces for new purposes
#ED7D31 ;">Purchase hotel’s secondhand furniture
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