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A Complete Guide to Buying Furniture For a Home Under Construction

May 29th, 2024 | 4 min read

By Ryan Podnar

a complete guide to buying furniture for a home under construction

Buying furniture isn’t always as simple as seeing something you like and taking it home from the store the same day. Oftentimes it needs to be delivered, customizations need to be made, or the furniture isn’t ready yet.

Everybody who orders furniture has their own set of logistics that need to be factored into the process. Since everybody is different, it is our job at La-Z-Boy South Texas to find what works best for you.

If you are preparing to move into a new home or your home is currently under construction, you may be in the process of finding a new chair and a half recliner or leather recliner sofa. To some this may feel too early to order new furniture, when in reality it is the perfect time to do it!

To answer questions about this process, this article will walk you through a complete guide to buying furniture for a home under construction.

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Why Is It the Right Time?

why you should buy furniture for a home under construction

As you prepare to move into your dream home, you must also prepare for the furniture that will go into it. As mentioned before, while your home is under construction or you are waiting to move in, this is actually a great time to order furniture.

Since it might seem a little premature, it is important to understand why it’s the right time.

Let’s say that you are looking for a black sectional sofa and 2 oversized recliners to put into your new living room. However, the leather you’d like for the sectional needs to be special ordered, and you’d like to add extra lumbar support for the 2 recliner chairs.

If you are looking to personalize your furniture and you are buying multiple pieces, it is important to note that this will extend the time between when you ordered it and when you actually receive it. The average delivery time for La-Z-Boy South Texas furniture is 8-10 weeks, but can be longer when customizations are added.

Even if you don’t need to personalize your furniture in multiple ways, receiving your furniture still takes weeks. This is because every piece of furniture at La-Z-Boy is handcrafted with the highest quality materials.

To better understand the delivery time of La-Z-Boy furniture, this article will answer why it takes so long to get La-Z-Boy furniture.

Factors to Consider

Now that you have a better understanding of why it is a good time to buy furniture while your home is still under construction, it’s time to address what factors you need to consider.

To best explain this, we will go through each factor individually.

Measure Your Rooms

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It can be very easy to walk into a furniture store and fall in love with a modern recliner chair. What’s not as easy is to let go of it when you find out that your chair will not fit into your space properly.

The most important factor to buying furniture for a home under construction is to know your room measurements. This must be done before you start shopping so you can avoid the letdown of finding out that the furniture you like won’t fit.

When measuring the size of your space or spaces, it is important to measure from corner to corner the height and width of each wall. Additionally, you’ll want to keep in mind where your walkways are, and how much space you’d like to have so your walkways don’t feel too tight.

When you work with our interior designers at La-Z-Boy South Texas, they will walk you through 3D imagery of what your furniture could look like in your room or rooms if you provide them with measurements and pictures.

If you’d like to learn more about measuring a room, this article will walk you through how to measure a room to buy the right furniture.

How Many Pieces Do You Need?

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Once you get the measurables of all of your rooms, the next step you need to take is figuring out how many pieces of furniture you will need.

Let’s say that your living room is above average size and you have a family of six. After you have measured your space and you have taken into account how spacious you’d like your walkways to be, you have determined that you want an 8 piece sectional sofa and a loveseat recliner.

Easy enough, right?

What about the other elements, such as coffee tables, accent rugs and modern living room lamps? And what if you need additional furniture for other rooms, such as bedrooms and offices?

The more furniture you get, the more you may want professional help or input. To get this, connect with one of our interior designers at La-Z-Boy South Texas.

Consider Delivery Time

If you have multiple rooms to fill and multiple family members, it will be important to remember that this furniture will take time to get delivered. Depending on if you want custom furniture, this could take longer than average.

Even if you don’t intend to get custom furniture, the average delivery time of La-Z-Boy furniture is 8-10 weeks. This could be the perfect amount of time between where your home is in the construction process right now and when you will be able to move in.

Ready to Find Your New Furniture?

As you prepare to move into your dream home, you want to ensure that you get the right furniture for your home when you need it. It may feel a little premature to order furniture before your home is ready, but hopefully this article illustrates why it is the right time.

When you factor in how many pieces of furniture you need and how many rooms you need to decorate, this process may take longer than you originally thought. If you’d like to upgrade to a leather power reclining sofa, the furniture will take longer to be ready.

If your home is not close enough to finish, you may not be ready to order your furniture just yet. Still, it is good to know what to expect.

If you feel that you are ready to get the ball rolling on your new furniture, come into your nearest La-Z-Boy South Texas store to find the perfect furniture for you.