Buying furniture is fun and we want this to be a pleasant experience and make sure everything fits into your home and looks fabulous.
So, here are some helpful hints and pointers to think about to ensure that your lovely new purchase actually fits in the door and around all those tight corners most homes have.
The large items we advise you to check access measurements for include:
Our website has the height, width and depth dimensions for everything we sell. For sofas you will also find wrapped dimensions and extra measurements can be found in the "more info" tab. If a product requires either partial or full assembly, these details are also in the "more info" tab.
When looking at our dimensions we always use height, width and depth in centimetres. On sofas our wrapped dimensions don't include leg heights as these are not attached on delivery and the dimensions don't include loose cushions - we only measure the built frame.
Check the measurements of the item you're buying and ensure that it fits in the space you're planning to place it in.
Don't forget to make sure that you have enough space for when the item is in use:
Dining tables - access all the way around and to use a chair, especially on extending dining tables.
Sideboards - can you open the doors & drawers?
Wardrobes - can you open doors?
what you need to measure . . .
When checking your dimensions (height and width) you should also think about the following:
Ceiling heights - when building an item such as a wardrobe, ensure that there is enough space to allow the item to be stood up as part of the assembly process. You can find diagonal measurements in the "more info" tab on our website.
The room the item is going in - is it big enough? You can mark out the dimensions for the items using newspaper and masking tape.
Lighting - check if there are any wall lights or pendants and if possible, please remove.
Lifts - use the guidelines on doorways and the hallway when taking dimensions of your lift.
Check for any obstacles that may impinge on your space such as radiators, gas meters, bannisters, doors when fully open, etc.
On the day of delivery, remove anything that may get in the way while your items are being delivered i.e. picture frames, lamps, rugs etc. Make our delivery team aware of any movable objects which may be in the way.
Finally . . . don't forget the vans we deliver in are BIG so if you're aware of any obstacles outside that may stop us getting to your house, please let our customer service team know prior to your delivery. This could be narrow lanes, parking restrictions, low bridges, red routes etc.
We have a number of compact lines in our sofa, lounge, dining and bedroom ranges designed for compact living spaces. Talk to one of our sales team or call customer services on 0345 675 9090 and they will be happy to advise you.