For many of us, buying furniture online is a more recent occurrence. Once you've made the decision to buy, the next (and most important) step is to ensure the piece you want will fit. We've compiled a few handy hints to help make your furniture delivery, a success.
Firstly, confirm product dimensions
If purchasing a stock item or standard item, refer to the width, length and height provided on the product description or spec card. If purchasing a custom piece, refer to the width, length and height provided on the quote*.
Secondly, measure your space
Identify where your piece if furniture will be placed and confirm the length, width and height in this space, ensuring the piece will fit. If unsure, you can use painters tape or butchers paper to craft out a temporary pattern on the floor.
Thirdly, measure access
This is where things can get tricky. Identify the best route from outside the property to the room in which the piece will be placed. Measure the width and height of doorways, staircases, hallways and elevators the piece will need to pass through in order to make it to its final place. Take into consideration any tight turns, door openings or any architectural details that may impede access.
For homes where access is via an elevator, confirm the interior elevator height, depth and door opening.
Compare these measurements against your new piece of furniture to ensure it will fit into the desired space.
If all else fails, arrange an access check
Every home is different, so if you are unsure we’d recommend speaking with an Arthur G staff member. An access check can be arranged in some circumstances (COVID19 permitting).
Finally, remember we make to order
If the dimensions aren't stacking up in your favour, all hope is not lost. As we make to order, we can often manufacture a design in more than one piece, assembling this on site for you. It means that 4 meter sofa you've always dreamed of, can still be a reality.
*Due to the handmade nature of Arthur G furniture, we recommend allocating an additional 10% to all dimensions, when measuring for access.