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Home Living : August 14th 2012
PRODUCTS BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE BOTTOMLESS LIST OF CHOICES Janita Singh Sofa so good ... Dare Gallery's colourful armchair is all about relaxing in style. King Furniture's Jasper has novel storage. Convenient sofabed from Fantastic. Elegance ... Bergman from Dare Gallery. FURNITURE can change the look and feel of any living space. Sofas, particularly, are an essential el- ement of any living room. Getting a sofa that works with your lifestyle and reflects your personality within your budget can be daunting, especially with the endless choices available. Furniture experts suggest thinking about how you live as a priority for sofa searching. ''How we use our sofa and living space, how we like to entertain friends, the style of homes we live in, will all help decide what we choose,'' King Furniture's re- search and development manager Mr John Levey said. Comfort is another factor that will decide how the living space is decorated. You will relax and entertain on this sofa so it must be comfortable. A quality frame and durable seat- ing system are vital for lasting comfort. Most importantly, Mr Levey suggests buyers trying it out first. Choose a sofa that combines stylish yet classic design with durable, quality material. Flexibility is another factor most buyers consider today. Does the sofa suit your lifestyle? A modular design allows you to add or re-arrange sofa com- ponents. Adjustable settings for arms, backs and legs are a plus. Dare Gallery's general manager Mr Chris Burke says choose some- thing you love and can live with. ''Shape, size, length, arms, legs, cushions, colour, material . . . when choosing a sofa, the list of things to look for is endless and can be overwhelming,'' he said. ''Think about the type of sofa that would suit you and the look you want before you venture out shop- ping. This way you already have a short-list.'' DO YOUR HOMEWORK YOU don't need to break the bank to buy a sofa that you love and is made to stand the test of time. Fantastic Furniture's national visual merchandising manager Mr Craig Evans said research first and you will get the perfect sofa you desire. His top tips: Decide on a budget Work on a budget then shop around for sofas that suit your price range. Size and shape Sofas come in all shapes and sizes. If you have a big family and spend a lot of time in the living room, then opt for a 3.5 seater or a sofa with a chaise where you can relax. Measure up Measure your living room and take measurements when shop- ping. Make sure your sofa can fit through your door. Select a style Choose a sofa that not only suits your existing interior style but one that you love. A sofa is a prominent piece of furniture, so it is important to enjoy it. Fabric and colour Choose a fabric that suits your lifestyle. If you have young chil- dren and pets, opt for an easy- clean material. Comfort Try before you buy. Take time in the showroom to sit on the sofa. Look at the depth of the seating, back support, cushioning and style of the arms for comfort. FRENCH STYLE BEDROOM AND DINING SUITES | CHANDELIERS LAMPS www.fleurfurniture.com.au 267 Victoria Road, GLADESVILLE p (02) 9817 1844 | f (02) 9818 3257 Parking to the rear of shop | Closed Mondays -- Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm 2116078 16/8 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY GROUND FLOOR EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2147928 14/8 Renovating? Redecorating? Our Home section has the inspiration you need.
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