Everywhere you turn today, you see ‘DISCOUNT’ deals and ‘AMAZING’ sales and every other marketing gimmick one could think up. Purchasing home furniture today is a multi-billion dollar industry and while the average consumer is bombarded by ads, are they really getting the best bang for their furniture buck?

In most cases, the answer is ‘no.’

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Kingsbury Mission Trestle with Kingsbury Dining Chairs

That’s because in many situations, the average consumer simply doesn’t know a great deal about furniture beyond the basics. They need a dining room table and chairs and find a great deal at their local mega store. Within a couple of years it’s starting to warp, chip, and the pressboard is starting to really show itself for what it is: cheap.

What you should ask yourself when choosing your home furniture?

When you’re searching out furniture for your home, ask yourself a few important questions first.

  1. How long do you plan to have this furniture? Most people would readily admit they want it to last for years, if not generations. You won’t get that from your average box store. Maybe 5 or 10 years, but before long it’ll lose its luster and start showing its age.
  2. What’s your budget? As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Instead of trying to snag a cheap piece of bedroom furniture right now, look at financing or other options so you can enjoy a piece or set that will last for decades (or generations).
  3. Do you know anything about Amish furniture? The Amish are master craftsmen. The techniques they use are time tested and the hardwoods and other materials simply stand the test of time. 100 to 200 years ago (and far beyond that), the idea of discarding any furniture was laughable. They were built to last.

If you want to get the best bang for your buck, if you want furniture that is not only going to last but also be elegant and exquisite for your home, your best first stop is to check out handcrafted home furniture built by Amish master craftsmen.