How Often Should You Replace Furniture?

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Furniture is perhaps one of the top investments that a homeowner will make when it comes to home furnishings. When you spend good money on furniture, you expect it to last a while to the point where you get your money’s worth. The truth is that over time and through continued use, your furniture experience wear and tear, and don’t look or sometimes feel like they once were in the beginning. The lifespan of furniture varies from item to item, but nothing lasts forever, and eventually, you’ll have to replace your furniture. But, how often should you replace furniture? Here’s a look at what you need to know.

Dining Room Furniture

Your dining room furniture undoubtedly gets a lot of use if family meals, holiday gatherings, and good old fashion family time happens in the dining room. A lot of time is typically spent in the dining room causing much wear on the furniture. The quality of your furniture is a big factor when it comes to life expectancy. High-quality dining room tables, made of solid wood, for example, can last between 15 to 20 years. The durable material that the table is made from is durable which lends to its longevity. Dining room chairs that are not upholstered often last longer than those covered in a fabric that gets worn out with use. Dining room chairs can last on average up to 10 or 15 years. Dining tables and chairs with wobbly legs is an indicator that you should at least consider repairs if not a full replacement.

Living Room Furniture

For many families, the living room is the nucleus of the home, where a lot of fun-loving memories are created. This means that your furniture will get plenty of use regularly, perhaps, making it necessary to replace them every few years. A quality sofa can last from 7 to 15 years with proper care. If your sofa or sectional is worn and has a sink in the center, torn or discolored upholstery, or makes unpleasant, creaky sounds, it may be time to replace it. Worst, if a frame is broken, you shouldn’t hesitate to replace your sofa since, at this point, it’s a hazard for anyone using it.

Bedroom Furniture

A well-crafted bed that is characteristic of sturdiness and durability should last between 15 to 20 years. Visible signs of damage, splintered wood, creaky noise, or instability are all reasons to replace your bed. You want to avoid getting injured because your bed is no longer safe for resting your head. When it comes to the chest of drawers or dressers, you can get 10 to 20 years of use with care being taken to maintain the drawers. You want to avoid damage to the drawers since this could compromise the functionality of the dresser. Work to maintain functional drawers so they can open and close without force or can close completely. This will help to extend the dresser/chest of the drawer’s life.

Home Office Furniture

Many people have a home office, but for some, that office gets little use. However, if you work from home, your office furniture will likely get full-time usage. The more you use your desk and chair, the wear will increase and you’ll have to replace them much sooner than you’d anticipated. It’s important to have comfortable seating while you work, and the moment your office chair starts to feel uncomfortable and lacks the support you need(back or otherwise), replace it. An office desk that has clear defects, like a wobble or a drawer that is no longer functional, should be replaced. A good desk can last more than 10-15 years, while office chairs usually have an average lifespan of 7-10 years.

Shop at Metropolitan Furniture in Burlington

If you are shopping for new furniture, Metropolitan Furniture can provide you with a range of options to choose from. Our team of furniture specialists can help you make the right choice for your unique needs and budget. With furniture that features top craftsmanship, you can be sure that you’ll enjoy your furniture for years to come. If you have any questions give us a call at 781-365-1383 or fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!