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When to Replace Your Furniture & What to Look for before Replacing?

Your Furniture is one of your home’s biggest assets and for multiple reasons. Not just to bring nicer appeal to your living or working spaces, but also to improve your overall health like having a couch with the right support for your body.

When well-cared for, your furniture can truly last a lifetime. There are pieces of furniture that have lasted over a century in length and for good reason: well-maintained and cleaned (in the right way), used some of the best furniture materials (stronger wood), re-upholstered and much more. But chances are, your furniture won’t last you and your family for a century, let alone 10+ years.

Furniture is not made the same as it was even 25 years ago. Often we hear stories of outdated or old furniture breaking down and we spend time and money doing everything we can to preserve it. Or, you hear stories of IKEA furniture completely breaking apart by the 3rd year of its’ use. Furniture is not meant to last forever, but it should hold strongly over time, not just in its value, but in its actual use to you.

Unlike your groceries, your furniture has no expiration date and when to upgrade your furniture is dependent upon a variety of factors that could effect its current value. Generally, a furniture brand may recommend an average life cycle of the product, but many things change over time; our preferences, needs and unexpected factors like home damages (smoke, water, etc.) that drastically effect our need to upgrade.

Below in our blog, we will cover all things furniture and furniture replacement. Most timelines given in this blog are recommendations to consider when thinking about buying new furniture and remember, your position may be different! Let us begin by taking a look at the Signs that you Should Replace Your Furniture by breaking down the most common furniture types:

Signs that You Should Replace Your Furniture (by furniture types)

1. Couches (typically lasts you 7 – 15 years)

If you happen to notice any of the following below, you may want to consider purchasing a new couch from BoxDrop North Spokane:

A. Your Couch happens to creak/squeak when you site down, stand up, or even move slightly.

B. When you sit down, you feel lack of support in the lumbar, or even lack of support in your cushions.

C. Visually torn upholstery, deep-embedded stains in the cushions, or even a bad odor coming from your couch.

Each of the items above are very important in determining the status of your couch and whether or not you are ready for an upgrade.

2. Dining Room Tables, Chairs and Sets (typically lasts you 15-20 years)

Other than obvious breaks or denting, or change in family size, it may be difficult to determine when to upgrade your dining room table. Below we have listed a few considerations:

A. Unsightly scratches, dents, burn or water marks. Sometimes, a mark or two can add to the character of the table, but that is solely dependent on the table style, designs and color. But, usually these markings cause structural damage to your table over time

B. If your dining table or dining chairs are squeaking. This squeaking generally means that the pieces are not held together as strongly or the material used to make the set is starting to wear down.

C. If your chairs have upholstery and the damage is too far-gone to repair/re-upholster.

D. If you start having back-pain that is abnormal (and have an updated/newer bed) If you are having back pains, your dining room chairs could be the biggest cause. But, if you have not updated your mattress in a while either, this may be a secondary cause of the pain.

3. Recliners / Upholstered Chairs (typically lasts you 7-10 years)

Many of the factors that effect your need to replace your Recliners align directly with Sofas and Couches:

A. Torn Up Upholstery that is no longer replaceable and or you have flipped the cushions multiple times over.

B. Various stains on the chairs/recliners or there is a bad odor.

C. One new item to consider is the mechanism within your Recliner. If your recliner doesn’t seem to recline as easily, makes abnormal noises when reclining, or doesn’t recline like it should/used to, than it is time for a new Recliner!

4. Cabinets, Drawers & End-Tables (typically lasts you 5-20 years)

If it seems like the lifespan of your cabinets, drawers or end-tables is wide, then you are right. These furniture types can either last you a very short period of time, or can last you a lifetime, and that depends on how you care for each furniture item and the consistent use over time. An end table that is next to your master bedroom won’t last you as long as your end-table in a spare bedroom. Here are a few considerations to make when thinking of a new cabinet, drawers, or end-table:

A. How often the piece of furniture is used. Is it in a room with a lot of traffic, or does the furniture piece get used rarely?

B. How has the furniture piece been cleaned? Certain materials may clean the surface but over time, can breakdown the wood, if the right cleaning materials isn’t used.

C. Where in your home is the piece located? Many people do not think of the damage that sunlight can have on a piece of furniture. If you do not constantly rotate your furniture in that space, the sunlight can slowly damage the furniture over time (similar to a glass of water with ice and leaving a “water-ring” in the wood) Even if the piece has glass on the surface, it is important to double-check the framing.

It is important to remember that every piece of furniture is different and there are many factors to consider before buying. The most important one being the quality of the furniture types that you have.

Quality is the biggest impact of the lifespan of your furniture; when you buy a cheaper IKEA-style piece of furniture, you understand that it will need replacing sooner than a more expensive, or even hand-made piece of furniture. Also the larger ticket price of the hand-made may not seem palatable at first, but when you consider all of the ways your furniture can breakdown, it may seem like a better idea to pay for a more expensive piece of furniture now, to save you on furniture replacement, furniture upholstering, and damage repair over time.

And when you buy Furniture from BoxDrop North Spokane, you can take advantage of your financing program: No Credit Needed, Flexible Payment Options supplied by Snap!

You can apply for financing with us to help you afford the furniture that will last you much longer! The larger price isn’t just for the fancy features, you are investing in the longevity of your furniture and BoxDrop North Spokane wants to help make it as easy as possible! If you are interested in our financing options, please get in touch with us right away and we can explain more in detail. OR, click to go Directly to Our Credit/Financing Form!

But remember, when you are shopping with BoxDrop North Spokane, you can guarantee that your furniture is of the highest quality and that it will last you decades when cared for properly!

We work with some of the best furniture brands in the United States and even across the world! Our variety of High Quality Furniture Types provide you with incredible options, colors, styles and much more to find the perfect fit for your new piece of furniture.

Check out some of the highest quality furniture brands provided by BoxDrop North Spokane below:

(Please note, we may not carry every piece or type of furniture supplied by each brand listed in their description below)

Our Furniture Brands

1. Cheers Furniture

CHEERS is a long-standing sofa brand from the United Kingdom. You can find the best world-class designers of soft furniture in CHEERS. Its products adopt the British classical design mixed with aristocratic features, which fully demonstrates the supreme, elegant and luxurious fashion. Come to try it, you will enjoy the feeling of ultimate luxury and superiority.

Cheers Furniture is manufactured by Man Wah Holdings in Hong Kong. The Cheers brand specializes in a few furniture types: Sofas, Recliners, Reclining Sofas, Sectionals and Reclining Sectionals. The cheers brand is focused on high quality sofas and sectionals made with high-value materials.

The Cheers Mission Statement: “To create a healthy, comfortable, valuable and fashionable home for millions of households. “Health, Comfort, Value and Fashion” is the pursuit of mankind. To bring each family the “healthy, comfortable, valuable and fashionable” home furniture is the incumbent responsibilities of the furniture industry.”

2. Coaster Fine Furniture

Coaster Company of America is an industry-leading importer and distributor of fine furniture with styles for every person at every stage of life. Our delight is to be innovative and excellent in all that we do. There are design inspirations in our furniture brands to enhance your lifestyle and match your budget.

Coaster Fine Furniture supplies an incredible number of furniture types and variety to choose from.

Bedroom Furniture: Beds, Mattresses, Headboards, Nightstands, Dressers, Bed Frames.

Living Room Furniture: Sofas, Sectionals, Loveseats, Recliners, Reclining Sofas, Accent Chairs, Benches

Kitchen/Dining: Dinettes, Dining Room Tables, Dining Room Sets, Bar Stools and Tables, and so much more!

The Coster Statement: “Since Coaster first opened its doors in 1981, we have focused on setting the industry standard for home furnishing companies by exceeding expectations. As an innovative importer and distributor of fine furniture, we have grown into a leading brand that is recognized for exceptional value, responsive customer service and product innovation. Exceed customer expectations by honoring individuals, families, and furniture — with excellence.”

3. Crown Mark

Our strong financial condition allows us to maintain a large depth of inventory items. This means that you can feel comfortable about getting the items you want quickly from our warehouse. Besides our main office with a 400,000 square foot warehouse in Houston, TX, our distribution centers in Fontana, CA, and High Point, NC, we also maintain show spaces in Tupelo, MS, High Point, NC, Las Vegas, NV, and Long Beach, CA.

Great Quality
Quality is the #1 factor. Our on-site quality control specialist checks that manufacturing meets our exact standards. This keeps our furniture at a high quality level.

Unparalleled Styling
Our designs promote comfort and elegance. Our research and development team is always in tune with the styles of the industry. Our customers can always depend on us for classic styling, as well as the latest styles.

Competitive Prices
You will receive better values at Crown Mark. When comparing quality items, you will find Crown Mark often beats competitor’s prices. We can provide lower prices because: we arrange our manufacturing directly, we deal in larger volumes, we have effective management and a high level of employee experience.

Let us be your warehouse. Most orders are shipped from our warehouse within 24 hours. Our fast response enables you to quickly fill your customer’s requirements, thus greatly reducing your need for warehousing. This puts money in your pocket, rather than in your inventory. Along with prompt service, we ship our orders with the best trucking companies that offer the most competitive freight rates. We have a knowledgeable import department to assist participants in our direct container program for large orders.

4. Lane Home Furnishings

In March of 1912, a man named John Lane purchased a box plant in Altavista, Virginia. His son, Ed Lane, was 21 at the time and had little manufacturing experience. Ed was encouraged by his father to try his hand at starting a chest factory in the newly acquired plant. The Lane family didn’t know how successful their new venture was going to be, therefore, they didn’t start out putting their name on it. In 1972, Lane bought a small reclining chair company in Tupelo, Mississippi, named Action Industries. Action sustained tremendous growth through gains in market share and product diversification through the next 20 years becoming a major force in the upholstered furniture industry. Eventually, Action changed its name to Lane Furniture. Today, Lane is owned by United Furniture Industries, one of the fastest growing and largest manufacturers of upholstery and case goods in the U.S.

State-of-the-Art Technology
Lane continuously works to offer its employees the latest technology.  We were the first company to test and use a CNC (computer numerical control) Bandsaw, a precision cutter that cuts all of the wood-frame patterns for our products. We also use CNC wood cutting routers.

Our computerized inventory management system allows products to be tracked for exact location at any time during the manufacturing process. Lane manages to stay one step ahead of the competition by continuously searching for the latest technology to use in the production of our products.

Lane promises to deliver comfortable, quality, and innovative furniture that today’s consumer desires. Our price is just as comfortable as our furniture.

5. Parker House Furniture

A respected family-owned company with 70+ years in the home furnishings business, we opened our first upholstery factory in downtown Los Angeles in 1946 making furniture for the Southern California market. We design and create a wide variety of stylish Living Room, Home Entertainment, Bedroom and Home Office furniture. From luxuriously soft leather recliners to stylish media consoles to innovative home office workstations and plush upholstered beds, we deliver fashionable home furnishings for every room in the home. 

Parker House Furniture has many different collections to choose from to inspire you in your design of the home/office space, including but not limited to: The American Modern Collection, The Pure Modern Collection, The Sundance Collection, Crossings Collection and so much more!

Our goal is to offer our dealers and their customers (consumers) the best value in the furniture industry through quality, service, engineering, and product availability.­­

6. Peak Living Furniture

Peak Living Furniture provided by American Furniture Manufacturing Inc., is one of the largest, upholstered furniture assemblers in the furniture industry. AFM’s upholstered products are assembled in Pontotoc, Mississippi using both foreign and domestic components and parts. All AFM tables are imported.

Peak Living supplies various Recliners, Sofas, Reclining Couches and Sofas in various collections: Brantley Gilbert Collection, Inspire, Comfort, Motion and more! The variety of colors, styles and patterns in the Peak Living furniture is what makes them unique!

7. Steve Silver Furniture Co.

Founded in 1983, Steve Silver Company is an industry-leading importer of furniture for the entire home.  It all started when Stephen C. Silver started selling imported goods at flea markets in Texas. Quickly the focus moved to sourcing dining and occasional products for the furniture industry and the company rapidly expanded. From the start, the philosophy was simple – deliver great looks at value prices with great service. Today, Steve Silver Company is known as a low-cost industry leader excelling in the cost-effective design and delivery of high-quality furniture at value-oriented price points.

The company pioneered the use of solid surface materials in dining, occasional and home office furniture and today features an extensive product line with many of the mixed-media elements consumers prefer.  Recognized as an industry leader in customer service, Steve Silver Co. has a dedicated customer service staff and more than 7,000 spare parts on hand for immediate delivery.

The company operates 900,000 square feet of warehouse space from a state-of-the-art distribution facility headquartered in Forney, Texas, just outside of Dallas with extensive global sourcing and quality control expertise in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

For 36 years, Steve Silver has searched the globe for the values consumers love and today Steve Silver Company has the same commitment to low cost, quality and service as it did when it started. Take some time to explore our website or visit our showroom and see how we can help you today.

At BoxDrop North Spokane, we believe in providing you with as much information as you may need to purchase the next perfect piece of furniture to add to your home or office. This blog may be extensive and have a lot of knowledge on the types of furniture and the furniture brands that we supply here at BoxDrop, so we understand if you may have questions and that’s why we’re here to help!

Not every piece of furniture that each brand supplies is carried in our BoxDrop North Spokane warehouse, but we can always guarantee the quality! If you have any questions on the care of your furniture, our the types/styles/collections of furniture we supply from each brand, please give us a call!

We would love to schedule you for a personalized 1-on-1 furniture browsing experience at our business location. You can experience all of the different furniture sets we provide, and even test them out yourself right in our showroom!

Get in contact with BoxDrop North Spokane today by calling us today, or by connecting with our messaging feature below to get started! We look forward to brightening your home with a brand new piece of furniture or furniture set from BoxDrop North Spokane!