the-find-reno-furniture-tips-best-dealWhen you’re looking for a new piece of furniture, such as a sofa or a dining room table, how do you know when you’ve found a great deal? There are many furniture stores in the Reno-Tahoe area, and you may find that you fall into the habit of judging furniture on one criterion only – the price tag. The problem is, price isn’t the best indication of the best deal. So what is? Here are three ways to find the best deal on new furniture in Reno-Tahoe.

Look for Quality, not Quantity

A common advertising tactic of big furniture chains is to advertise furniture sets, with the idea that you get so much for your money. But is that really the case? From a design standpoint, furniture sets are uninspired and boring. And from a quality standpoint, what are you really getting? Typically, it’s low-end furniture that won’t age well. In the long run, you’re better off buying well-designed, high-quality furniture that will not only last longer, but look better doing it. In the store, online or in that glossy catalog, make sure you’re checking material lists and steering clear of cheap veneers, particleboard and composite construction.

Pro tip: Unless you want your home to look like a staged TV home, avoid furniture sets at all costs. And remember that spending more on a few quality pieces is a better option than outfitting your entire home in furniture sets that seemed too good to be true, price-wise. Spoiler – you’re still not getting what you paid for.

Double-Check That Fine Print

The box stores made their name on those zero-percent down deals, another case of the too-good-to-be-trues. But can you actually furnish an entire house, or least an entire room, for $2,500? No. This isn’t a case of free money. When a furniture store offers a zero-percent interest loan, they’ve built financing costs into that pricing model. That means everything you’re buying has been significantly marked up, all because you have to have it all right now.

Pro tip: Remember that the best way to pull together a cohesive and unique home décor is by adding quality pieces over time.

Get Social

Following Instagram and Facebook accounts for your favorite furniture stores will keep you looped into things like flash sales, promotional codes, and other deals and specials.