Finding quality dining room furniture at affordable prices isn’t exactly an easy feat. For starters it’s important to know exactly what you want and what sizes will fit into your dining room. You may really want a rectangle dining room set, however after measuring your current area, you may soon find that you will be shopping for round dining sets, with little say so on your part! Once you know exactly what your looking for, you can begin to shop and with a few tried and tested tricks, you may even save yourself a bundle of cash!
Prioritize – When you are shopping for furniture on a budget, it’s important to know what pieces you need. Items like chairs and tables are certainly a neccesity in any dining room space, however you may want to consider skipping items like china display cabinets. Often times, few pieces is not only better for your wallet, but also your overall
Comparison Shop Online – by completing an online search of dining room furniture, you can get a pretty good idea of the types of furniture you would like to have. Once you have a solid grasp on what you want, compare similiar dining room furniture on comparison shopping sites. You can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the furniture you love by comparing prices online.
Built it Yourself – No, I don’t mean you should run out and buy raw wood and heavy equipment! Consider buying furniture from retailers such as Ikea, that offer furniture at a very low price, the only catch is, you have to put it together yourself! With a few tools you have right at home, and a little time, you can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing furniture kits.
Check Online Deal Sites – Many online “Deal a Day” sites are now offering furniture. Sites such as The Foundary, Hautelook, Joss and Main and more, are offering high end furniture at below wholesale prices. You may also want to keep your eye on sites such as Groupon. Recently, the site was offering a $200 gift certificate to a chain furniture retailer for only $50!
Consider Buying Used – Ok so this may not be the most ideal choice, but you may be very surprised to find that you can save thousands of dollars buying used furniture, and it may even be of higher quality than new furniture. Keep an eye out for Estate Sales (you can find some major scores at these), Ebay, Yard Sales, and Craigslist. The best part about buying used is that you can put your haggling skills to work and save even more than you had anticipated.