If you’re considering purchasing antique reproduction furniture, it’s important to first decide exactly where you want to buy the product from. Whether you’re looking for a traditional style dining table or hand-carved display cabinets, reproduced furniture can be found almost anywhere. Its quality, however, may be affected depending on where it’s purchased.
There are pros and cons to buying furniture anywhere, but the key is finding out which source is the better option for you. Buying in store provides you with a more personal experience, but buying online is much more convenient for those with busier lifestyles.
Here at Kelvin Furniture, we manufacture stunning reproduction furniture perfect for any home. Where it’s your dining room or your living room you’re looking to decorate, we can provide you with your perfect piece both instore and online. Wondering what the best option is for you? Read our article below.
Without a doubt, shopping in store for any style of furniture is the more popular choice. You get to see your potential purchases up close, allowing you to inspect them for damage and see if they’re exactly what you want.
When you visit a store, you may even get to try the product out for size. For instance, most furniture stores allow you to lay on their display beds so you can gauge an idea of what it would be like to sleep on. Occasional furniture such as glass display cabinets and coffee tables are much better to analyse up close rather than online, so if you want to find out exactly what you’re buying, going in person might be the way to go.
However, there are downsides to browsing in store. First of all, you have to travel to visit the store, which isn’t always accessible for everyone. Luckily, most stores have catalogues online, but more independent reproduction furniture stores might not have. There’s also the issue of shipping, as sometimes, you may have to take the piece home yourself. Products such as chests of drawers and dining tables are large and quite heavy, so you might have to pay extra for shipping.
Here at Kelvin Furniture, we manufacture and sell gorgeous reproduction furniture both in-store and online, giving you the choice that’s most convenient for you. Our furniture includes tables, display cabinets, office chairs and so much more.
A more popular choice in a technologically advanced age, shopping online is a more practical option for the busiest of people. It also became our best friend during the coronavirus lockdown. Shopping for reproduction furniture online saves so much more time than shopping in-store, as you can view items at the touch of your fingertips.
Also, the furniture you buy can usually be collected in-store or online, so you don’t have to worry about venturing out to retrieve your new item. It can be delivered straight to your door, and most of the time, you can even choose a time perfect for you. However, you don’t get the luxury of viewing the item up close for yourself, meaning you have to wait until it arrives to check for damages, or whether you actually like it.
Also, if you don’t like the product once it’s delivered, you have to worry about sending it back, which can take time out of your schedule. Sometimes, you won’t get the exact product that you see on a picture, and may end up disappointed. Therefore, some people prefer shopping in-person to avoid these difficulties.
Our reproduction furniture is finished to an optimal standard, as we ensure that our customers are always satisfied with their product. What you see on our website is what you get, with all of our products ready to be delivered to you as promptly as possible.
Probably the least popular way to buy and sell reproduction furniture, but still a viable option nonetheless. Auctions have been around for centuries and attract collectors from all over the country, and even the world. Rare, antique furniture can sell for thousands of pounds, and the same applies to reproduction.
Auctions can be a great way to locate a unique piece that is entirely your own. You usually won’t have to worry about finding a mass-produced piece of furniture at an auction, and if you do, it won’t sell for much. Owning an original piece of reproduction furniture can be a great talking point when you have guests over, and will look stunning in any room.
However, auctions mean competitive prices, and if someone else wants a piece of furniture just as much as you, then you might end up spending a pretty penny or losing out altogether. Also, auctions for reproduction furniture might be hard to come by, or may be far to travel to.
We hope that this article has made your reproduction furniture-buying process a little easier. Knowing exactly where you want to buy your reproduction furniture from can prepare you for any event or issue, whether that be shipping or item size.
Here at Kelvin Furniture, we manufacture and sell all kinds of reproduction furniture, from display cabinets to dining tables. We operate both instore and online, so you can choose a platform most convenient for you. To find out more about our vast collection, please contact us on 0113 2444499.