Do you have a new piece of furniture arriving at your house and feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of having to install it? Don’t worry, we’ve got some tips and tricks to make the process a little bit easier.
1. First step: Measure carefully!
Measure your furniture before buying it. Make sure it’s big enough to fit in your space. If you’re not sure about how much space it will take up, measure around it using tape measures. Take measurements at different points around the furniture piece to get an accurate idea of what size it will really be. A lot of people tend to forget to do this, and then they end up spending money on something that doesn’t fit their space.
2. Don’t over stress yourself!
Don’t go crazy measuring out each inch of the furniture piece just because it’s going to be in your home. You’ll have enough time later to make sure everything fits. Just make sure you know where your drawers and shelves will be located before you buy the pieces.
3. Don’t underestimate the glue gun!
Before you start installing any pieces of furniture, pre-drill holes for screws and drill them in several places if possible. Then, use a hot glue gun to attach the parts together. It makes things easier than trying to screw things in place.
4. Try to keep your paint color consistent throughout your room
If you want your furniture to match your walls, try to keep the same color scheme. Paint the entire room once and stick with it. Otherwise, you may end up having to repaint down the line. That would be a costly mistake, especially if you still have some of those old pieces sitting in storage.
5. Be careful when working near power outlets
Make sure your furniture isn’t going to block out any electrical sockets. Keep these in mind before you buy anything. You don’t want to be in the dark when it comes time to plug everything in.
6. Have a designated area for storing boxes
When you’re moving, you’re bound to run across a few boxes that need to be stored somewhere. Set aside a spot in your house for these. If you store them in the garage, you won’t have to worry about damaging them. But if you leave them in the kitchen, make sure you clean up after yourself.
7. Clean up afterwards
After you finish moving in, you’ll probably want to put things back in their proper spots and straighten up the mess. Before you do that though, make sure you thoroughly clean everything. Dusting off the top of your tables and chairs might seem like a good idea, but it could actually harm your furniture. Use cleaning products meant specifically for wood or leather surfaces.
If you’re like most people, when you think of furniture installation you think of a tedious and time – consuming task. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back! Take a deep breath and let us do all the work for you.