What’s just as important as finding off-price designer furniture that you absolutely love at The Dump? Making sure that those pieces fit in your home!
Use the helpful tips in this guide to ensure easy delivery, and that your new furniture is the right size for your room.
Get accurate measurements of the space you’d like to put new furniture in. Always measure if you have a sectional or other oversized piece in mind. If the room isn’t a perfect square or rectangle, be sure to take into account any recessed or protruding walls, and measure accordingly.
It’s important to consider more than just the space where your new furniture will be placed. Will it fit through the pathway to that room? Be sure to measure your doorways, entryway clearance, hallways, stairways (especially those with turns and landings), and any ceiling fans or low-hanging light fixtures.
If you live in a building with an elevator, take measurements of the elevator door opening width and height, as well as the inside of the elevator and any hallways leading to or from it.
A) Entry way height B) Entryway width C) Interior doorway height D) Interior doorway width
E) Ceiling height/stairwell overhang F) Staircase width
To make sure your new furniture is the right size for you room, mark off its dimensions on your floor using masking tape, painter’s tape or a cardboard template. This will help you envision how the item will fit in that space.
Here are a few important measurements to pay attention to when bringing home new furniture:
The width (A) should fit within the space intended in the room. The depth (B) and diagonal depth (C) should be less than your doorway clearance.
Diagonal height (A) and depth (B) should not exceed your entryway clearance.
Width (A) should fit within the intended room and height (B) should not exceed your doorway clearance.