How to measure for your home and delivery

How to measure for your home and delivery

Once you’ve selected your new furniture, you’ll want to make sure that it can fit into your space.  You will also want to take note that it can be delivered into your home, it may need to fit thru doorways, entryways, stairways, and elevators.  You don’t want to be the one that ends up hauling a sofa through your window or balcony (although it has worked for some, but not recommended for safety reasons!)

Following these basic guidelines will help ensure an easier delivery:

  • Take note of your new furniture’s dimensions; back height, width, depth, and diagonal depth (the distance between the bottom in the back and the space between the top of the back and the bottom front), and diagonal height (the distance between one of the corners on the bottom and the opposite corner on the top).
    • Determining diagonal depth and height is helpful when you need to bring in a piece of furniture on end or at an angle
  • Make sure that it can fit into the space you have planned.
  • Measure the height and width of your hallways, entryways, doorways. Don’t forget the elevator if you use one.
  • Determine if you furniture will fit straight in or if it needs to go at an angle.
    • Your sofa depth should be less than the entryway/doorway dimensions.
    • The diagonal depth should be less than the entryway/doorways.
    • Diagonal height should be less than the height of the rooms, hallways.
  • Make sure that you have a clear path for delivery.  Take note of any banisters, lighting, mouldings, or other fixtures that may obstruct delivery.

Please note that this is only a guide and does not guarantee that your furniture will fit.  You should consider the entire path from delivery truck to your room for practicality.

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