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Things to Know Before Buying Furniture

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Buying furniture can be a bit overwhelming. If you know exactly what you’re looking for it can make things easier, but if you have no idea…well, that’s an entirely different creature. There are so many factors to consider when purchasing a new sofa or mattress or dining room table. How do you know what you’re buying will last? What’s the best material? What questions should you ask the salespeople before purchasing? Will it fit into the space you want? These tips will help make the process a whole lot easier.

  1. Before buying, there are several questions you should get answers to, from the retailer you’re using. Ask if there’s a warranty on the item and what the store’s return policies are. Ask about the business’s product guarantees. And be sure to ask how long it will take for your purchase to be delivered plus how much that delivery will cost.
  2. What should you invest in? You want to invest the most in pieces that you’ll be using on a daily basis and/or that get a lot of traffic – think sofas, dining room table, rugs, and beds. Your mattress is another item where you should get the best quality you can afford. Sleep is important! You can save money on smaller purchases such as side tables or mirrors or consoles.
  3. Your sofa may be the second most important piece of furniture in your home (after your bed) so you want to make sure you’re buying one best suited for your needs. Check that the material is suitable for pets, children, & spills if you have those in your life. Look at the cushions to make sure they’re stuffed properly. Check that seams are well-made. And finally SIT on every chair & sofa you can. Having a beautiful sofa means nothing if it isn’t also comfortable!
  4. When it comes to fabrics, you should always ask the salesperson what the “rub count” is. The more “rubs” a fabric has the more durable it is.
  5. Do your research. Before going to a store, look online – find out where the item you’re looking at is made and what it’s made out of. Check reviews for not only the item but also the store itself. Ask friends who might have the same piece you want what their opinions are. The better prepared you are beforehand, the easier the process will be (and with less surprises!).
  6. Whether an item fits into your home is essential. Measure the space where you want to place the piece before purchase – the best way to do this is to take a measuring tape + painter’s blue tape & mark the dimensions on your floor. With the area marked, you can better visualize how the space will look.
  7. Look for sales. Sometimes stores (like us!) will have their current ads on their website, but if you come across a place that does not, just ask a store manager whether they have any discounts or sales going on (or coming up). Most of the time they’ll be more than happy to let you know!

Purchasing furniture doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. Doing the above will help you be better prepared for your furniture buying journey and help negate any unpleasant surprises.

Here at Suburban we’re more than happy to help you out with whatever you need. Our salespeople are knowledgeable & ready to answer any question you may have. Plus, you can visit our website ahead of time to look through our selection and find out current ad. So, call us anytime at 973-927-7100 or stop by. Happy shopping!

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Happy Holidays!

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As 2019 draws nearer, we’d like to wish you and your families a very happy holiday season filled with happiness and fun. May your holidays be bright and your new year bring everything for which you hope!

2018 has been a wonderful year here at Suburban Furniture and we couldn’t have done it without all of you, our amazing & wonderful customers. We’re incredibly lucky to get to have an impact on people’s lives – not only with each piece of furniture we sell but also by our continued service in our community via charitable contributions and more. And we are lucky to be able to do what we love year after year – providing stunning designer furniture at affordable prices – and are entirely grateful for your support. Thank you for shopping at Suburban Furniture!

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Just in time for cooler weather, one of our mosts popular yearly sales is back. That’s right- everything at Suburban Furniture is currently up to ½ off! Plus we’re giving you the opportunity for 6 months of interest free financing! It’s everything you know and love about Suburban just in time for the season of the great indoors.

Cozy up to a new recliner like this Defender Casual Gliding Reclining Chair by Klaussner – it’s perfect for long winter evenings next to the fireplace with a good book. And did we mention we’re also having a Recliner Truckload Sale? Over 100 recliners up to 76% off!

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Or maybe you don’t yet have that fireplace but have always wanted one. We’ve got those too, like this Becklyn Relaxed Vintage TV Stand w/3 Shelves & Fireplace by Signature Design by Ashley! It’s cozy for those cold days, plus convenient as it doubles as a TV stand and comes with shelving. It’s win-win all around.

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Pick up a new bed to snuggle into on those cold evenings! This Garrison Queen Traditional Upholstered Bed by Standard Furniture is both stylish and comfy.

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You might even pick up a new sofa – one that fits the whole family – that’s perfect for those movie marathons when you’re snowed in. This Grant Sleeper Sofa by Jackson Furniture doubles as a bed!

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Whatever your needs, you’ll be sure to find it at Suburban Furniture and there’s no better time than now when the entire store is up to ½ off. But hurry! This sale ends 10/21 so drop by one of our locations soon!

Happy Memorial Day!

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Did you know that the name “Memorial Day” wasn’t used till 1882? Originally Memorial Day was known as “Decoration Day” (something some people in the South still have, completely separate from Memorial Day). “Memorial Day” also wasn’t the official name of the holiday (by federal law) until 1967. Plus Memorial Day was originally on May 30th – until 1968, that is, when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which moved Memorial Day (and a few other holidays) from their regular dates to certain Mondays, so as to create convenient 3-day weekends (thanks, guys!). Even this didn’t take place on a federal level till 1971 though, and even then, it took a few more years to implement across all 50 states because some states just weren’t having any of it. So, while Memorial Day is technically an old holiday, several aspects are much newer.

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Memorial Day is also a great time to add some NEW into your life, seeing as how it’s the “official” start of summer. New season, new goals, new changes. It’s why we’re having a HUGE Memorial Day sale until June 3rd! Right now, we have store-wide savings up to 67% off! Plus enjoy an INSTANT sales tax rebate, 5 years FREE financing with no interest till 2023, and an instant FREE delivery rebate. The awesome doesn’t stop there though. At Suburban Furniture we know that sleep is power (and sleep = happiness for a lot of us!) so we’ve added a HUGE mattress sale to help make your life even better! How does a Sealy gel memory foam mattress starting at $9/month sound? (Pretty great, right?) And we offer a 90-day sleep happy guarantee! So how about adding some newness to your life during this old-new holiday weekend?

And finally, as to the actual reason for the Memorial Day holiday, we at Suburban Furniture praise the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the name of our country. Their selfless devotion, outstanding courage, and honor inspire us to make their sacrifice meaningful. Thank you, one and all.

Featured Brand: Stearns & Foster

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We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Artisan. Sit back, relax and have a closer look at Stearns & Foster!

If it’s a mattress that you need, Stearns & Foster is the brand for you. Each Stearns & Foster mattress is handcrafted by certified craftsmen who have been specially trained and pay relentless attention to detail to build the best beds. This also guarantees that you’re getting a one-of-a-kind mattress! Each craftsman puts their signature on finished mattresses to guarantee their work – this ensures you get the highest quality mattress possible.

Each Stearns & Foster mattress is precisely engineered to meet the highest of standards to deliver exceptional, lasting quality. Stearns & Foster mattresses feature a revolutionary, innovative coil design, the IntelliCoil, which conforms to any body perfectly, so you achieve an ideal night’s sleep. That means you get that perfect “ahhh” moment every time you lie down! (This is all sounding pretty good, right?)

Mixing 168 years of heritage and design with modern comfort technology results in superior quality, craftsmanship, and comfort, making it one of the highest quality mattresses you can own. Check out these great videos to learn more, then drop by our website or one of our stores to pick out your new mattress!

Which Choice Will You Make?

Life is full of choices – cat or dog; apple or orange; yes or no – some good, some bad. We have a choice for you to make right now that is nothing BUT good! Would you rather have 50% off your purchase or 5 years interest-free financing? (*some restrictions may apply to both offers) Now THAT is a great way to start off spring 2018 and your spring cleaning/home makeover, right?

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Also keep in mind, should you not find your perfect furniture choice in-store, we’ll custom order it for you! We offer hundreds of fabrics in colors that span the imagination! We also have a design team ready to help you design the perfect room if that’s what you need. And if you’re looking to buy for yourself AND a pet, we have great tips on how to do so HERE. Essentially, we’ve got you covered from all angles. So. Which choice are you making?

How Will You Spend YOUR Tax Refund?

Did you know that the the first income tax suggested in the United States was during the War of 1812? It was never imposed though because a treaty was signed, thus ending the war (and the taxes were to support the war). Then there was the Tax Act of 1861 that was passed but never put into force. Then came the Tax Act of 1862 which was both passed AND enforced but which a ton of people just kind of ignored…then came the Tax Act of 1864…and finally there was the 16th Amendment in 1913 allowing Congress the authority to tax the citizenry on income from whatever source derived. Just a little history lesson for tax season! Which leads us to…

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We decided that since it’s tax season, you guys deserve a little break. That’s why we’ve currently slashed prices on America’s top-name furniture and mattress maker! It’s all part of our IRS (Inventory Reduction Sale) Event. We have AWESOME savings on everything from living rooms to dining rooms to bedrooms and more! And as an extra bonus, you won’t have to pay interest for THREE WHOLE YEARS!

So come on down and get this cheerful spring rug to brighten up your place!

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Bring the outdoors inside with this unique silver tree stump stool!

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Or use your tax refund and go golden with this sweet accessory set!

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No matter your choice or style, we’re guaranteed to have something perfect for you. You can count on it! Now make sure you’ve got those taxes finished, then come down to see us!

The IRS SALE is Here!

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Well, now you can add our IRS sale to that list! That’s right – our fabulous IRS (aka “Inventory Reducation Sale”) is back again, not only with huge savings on: living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, mattresses & more, but also with you paying NO interest for THREE (3) WHOLE YEARS! (We went a little wild; we admit it.) Drop by and save a bundle before our extra inventory is gone!

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

Ugly Sofa Contest

All the “ugly sofa” photos are in and now it’s time to pick a winner! Voting is now open and runs through September 5th, so head over to our Facebook page to view our “Ugly Sofa Contest” album to pick out your favorite. If your sofa is in the running, be sure to tell your friends and family so they can come vote it up!The photo with the most likes by MIDNIGHT EST 9/05/16 Wins $700.00 toward the purchase of a new sofa from Suburban Furniture.

Turn THIS:

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Into THIS:

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New Sofa? Yes, Please!

Browse through some of the amazing sofas that could be yours if you win our ugly sofa contest! Look – the possibilities are endless. We’re still accepting submissions via email to uglysofa@suburbanfurn.com until 8/25, so be sure to get your ugly sofa pics in so you’ll be eligible to win $700 in store credit towards your new sofa! And be sure to check our website to see the rest of our sofa selection (hint: it’s HUMONGOUS!).

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Relax in comfort on this luxurious three-seat sofa. Upholstered in leather match, you can showcase your style without breaking your budget. This large sofa features exposed wooden feet in a tapered style at the corners and spaced evenly towards the middle for support.

 

BeckhamSofa

This U-shaped sectional brings you the ultimate comfort you’re looking for in a sofa. Its shape can easily seat multiple people, and you’ll love adding your own flair to it by adding fun throw pillows. Its casual yet transitional appearance will complement a variety of room styles, while loose pillow back and seat cushions make this sectional easy to clean. The exposed wood block feet are finished in walnut, creating a great accent against the sofa’s fabric. This is a sectional sofa that the whole family can enjoy and will keep you cozy for years to come.

Benwood Upholstered Sofa

Ultimate style and comfortable seating are yours in this 88″ transitional style sofa. Features a high back with three semi attach back cushions over three box end cushions, arm accented with small nail head trim, front rail accented with larger nail head trim, all help turn this classic transitional style into a work of art. Contrasting throw pillows and kidney pillow with beautiful wooden sculptured legs add the finishing touch.

 

Tatum Modern Sofa

This modern sofa will bring life to your living room. Large, rectangles are featured in the sofa’s oversized track arms, boxed seat cushions and block feet. Chunky rectangles are also drawn in the stitching on the sofa’s back cushions. The crisp lines and blocky look of this sofa gives it a very minimalist style.