As the cost of living continues to grow and infuriate in equal measures, many people have rightly begun to search for the most cost effective solution to any and all of life’s problems. The exponential cost of simple living has long been a problem for many, with simple things which often go unthought-of of often turning out to be the most costly. Furnishing your home is clearly an extremely personal experience, with taste accounting for all furnishings, but it can also be an extremely expensive process. As such, more and more people are looking towards flat pack furniture for home usage.
A Single Flat Price
The main, strikingly obvious advantage flat pack furniture boasts over its already assembled counterparts is that the cost price for the consumer is often significantly lower, making it a much more cost-effective means of efficient home decoration. Furniture can be extremely pricy, but flat packing allows for a much reduced retail price, ensuring that the furniture is accessible to people even on the tightest budgets who might not otherwise be able to afford the style or piece they were originally seeking. For those who are purchasing multiple pieces at once, this can be extremely useful, as the cost can soon find itself escalating into exceedingly large amounts. The savings soon add up and the benefits of the lower-cost flat pack furniture range will become glaringly obvious when furniture is purchased in large numbers. Entire rooms can be decorated for a fraction of the cost – making flat pack furniture especially popular with up and coming businesses and offices.
Getting Down to Business
Away from the world of home decoration, flat pack furniture has become extremely popular within the business world, and not only because of its low cost nature. Although stocking up on low price furniture is obviously advantageous for any business wishing to mind its margins, flat pack furniture also possesses another advantage over other types of furniture: storage. The space efficient nature of flat pack furniture allows for easy storage, with items being taken out and assembled as and when required. This is ideal for businesses as it allows for quick workplace expansion or even furniture replacement.
Furniture in Transit
Transportation of furniture can be very inconvenient, yet many people do not consider transport when considering physically purchasing pieces. The delivery costs can be significant for larger items, adding extra delivery charges onto the actual item price, further driving up the intended outlay. Flat pack furniture has a major advantage in this regard, with the boxes being optimised for transportation. This enables the consumer to carry many items home using only their cars, rather than requiring extra financial outlay on specialised home delivery or even the additional cost of van hire for larger items. This ensures much easier transportation for those who wish to purchase and transport their furniture themselves, in one smooth journey. The easy nature of this transportation allows for a much lower overall cost, not only for the consumer, but also for the retailer. By reducing the initial shipping costs from manufacturer to point of sale, the savings are carried on down the line, ensuring that all involved in the process benefit from this extremely cost-effective method of packing and distribution.
The selection of flat pack furniture available is now impressively vast, catering for a multitude of tastes and needs. Assembling a range of flat pack furniture for household or even office needs has never been easier and as more designers are beginning to turn their attention towards innovative flat pack designs, it has also never been more stylish. The benefits towards assembling a flat pack furniture range are obvious – those who wish to get the best possible deal for their money should look no further.
Aimee Coppock is a blogger and a home owner who loves furniture but hates getting it home from the shop. When looking for furniture assembly, London is sometimes too big to know where to start. Follow her advice here or on any of her social pages for help.