Should You Keep Your Couch When You Move To Your New Sarasota Home?
Your sofa is a huge investment, both in cost and size. This often leads to the important question: Is it worth it to move your couch to a new Sarasota home?
Here are a few things to consider.
If you are moving in to a historic Sarasota home, it may be tough for moving furniture. You may not be able to fit your couch through the doorway, stairwell, or landing. Measure the opening and your furniture to make sure they’ll fit.
You should also measure the new room, including the wall or corner where the couch will be placed. If the furniture will sit near a window, make sure the couch isn’t going to block natural sunlight. If any problems occur, you might want to consider purchasing something new.
Old Sofa, New Space
Considering interior design while moving all of your belongings can feel overwhelming, but you need to consider the basics of your new place when it comes to the furniture.
- Will the new couch look good in your new Sarasota home?
- Is the shape appropriate?
- Will the color work with your new color scheme?
Perhaps the most important question to consider is this: If your budget is tight, is your couch nice enough for the room to be designed around it?
Should you reupholster or start over?
If the frame is solid enough, you might consider reupholstering your sofa to meet your new needs.
If you have an antique sofa, it might be a good bet for an upholstering job. Such work can be expensive, but you’ll get an additional 15 years or so from a piece you might use daily.
There may be exceptions if you’re committed to the style of a piece. But overall, you may be better off buying new if you need a change.
If you’re moving, especially a long distance, that couch will cost a pretty penny. But can you afford to buy a new one, after all the expenses associated with moving?
If you don’t want to move your sofa, but don’t have the money for a new one right after you move, consider a used option to tide you over. Check your local Craigslist to search for a used sofa in good condition.
Another option, especially in larger cities with older buildings, is finding a service such as New York’s Couch Doctor, who will take apart a sofa, move it into the building, and reassemble it for a very inexpensive price.