It’s safe to say that anyone driving in Toronto and the GTA has likely thought: wow, there are a lot of condos going up. Well, that’s not just a subjective observation. There are, in fact, many condos going up, which means that yes, the condo boom is strong in Toronto.
Young people, old people and everyone in between are buying into the condo craze in Toronto for various reasons. Some want to be close to the action of downtown Toronto (anyone hitting up TIFF this week?). Others are downsizing from a bigger property. And some are going with condos because, as first-time buyers, it’s the only option that makes sense for them.
Since there are so many people becoming condo owners out there, we feel it necessary to stress how important it is to put a lot of thought into buying furniture for a condo. The wrong choices can negatively impact your lifestyle in your condo. We have heard so many horror stories about people getting something they thought would work in their condo, only to regret their purchase a few months later.
At Modern Sense Furniture, we aim to make it easy for people to purchase the right furniture for any space. That is why we put together this helpful article with tips for buying the right condo furniture, starting with:
Don’t Purchase Anything Unless You Have Spent Time in the Condo
Buying a property is a very exciting time. After you have finally put pen to paper and have been approved for the sale, your mind will immediately start developing ideas and plans for your new space.
You will have to temper that excitement so that you don’t end up buying furniture for your property before you have spent a decent amount of time in your condo. This is how people end up regretting furniture purchases.
Measure the Space
Measure, measure, measure. We cannot stress this enough. When it comes to a condo, you are dealing with a small space. This means that you have to make the best use of the available space. If you get condo furniture that is too big, you will make the space feel cramped.
You may like sectionals, but a sectional doesn’t make sense if you don’t have to space. The same goes for beds. The idea of spreading out on a king size bed is appealing, but if it means you don’t have space to get ready in the morning, then you’ll have to go with something else. Remember: always bust out the ruler before heading out to buy furniture.
Only Get What is Necessary
We understand how someone can, after stepping into a furniture showroom (like the Modern Sense showroom), fall in love with everything they see – it happens all of the time. But you have to be careful with buying too many pieces for a condo.
You don’t have a lot of space to work with, so it is important to just get condo furniture that is necessary. Things like sofas, a dining table, chairs, a bed, a coffee table, dresser, nightstands, and a media centre are all necessary and should be purchased first before you think about getting anything else. If you have space after getting the necessities, then you can start to look at those nice-to-have pieces.
Look for Multi-Purpose Furniture
When you’re living in a condo, it helps to have furniture that can do many things for you. Some people refer to this furniture as multi-purpose, double function or multi-functional. For example, our Edward Sectional sofa has a coffee table built into it. Sofa beds are another smart option for condo owners. Going for that 2-in-1 solution will really help you maximize the space in your condo.
By putting the right amount of thought into your condo furniture, you can ensure that you fill your space with beautiful pieces that fit harmoniously in your condo. That last thing you want is to create a cramped space or an obstacle course in your condo. As long as you follow the tips in this article, you can create a comfortable, attractive and functional space within your condo.
When you are ready to fill your condo up with gorgeous furniture pieces, be sure to come down to the Modern Sense Furniture showroom at 1875 Wilson Ave, North York, ON M9M 1A2. If you have any questions about our products, you can contact us at (416) 746-9381.