3 Tips for Buying High End, Premium Furniture on Budget

It is no secret that decorating your home can be a pricey task, so it is important for us here at Today’s Home and Designer Furniture Outlet to give you options and different price points to explore throughout your process. If you want to shop where there are hundreds of brand names and quality pieces in one place – look no further! What’s the point in limiting yourself to one brand when there are so many to explore? We want to make the process fun and easy, so here are some tips to getting what you want for the right price.

Living Room with Fireplace

Remember, furniture is a long-term investment and you want it to last, therefore doing the proper research is key. Our first and most important tip is to consult an interior designer. Here at Today’s Home and Designer Furniture Outlet, we offer free in-home design to help you make the right choices for you. Our designers have many years in the business and know the ins and outs of the premium brands. They will walk you through the details of your purchase making sure you get exactly what you want. It is very important to explore a variety of brands throughout your search, so you can compare and contrast comfort, quality, and style. With our good, better, best product assortment, we are able to show you many different levels of quality across hundreds of brand names.

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Our second tip is to purchase furniture that matches your lifestyle. When making your selections let your style of living help determine what fabrics and materials to choose. Keep in mind what type of use the piece will be getting as you are planning your home design. If you have pets and/or children, it will be important to invest in stain resistant fabric and solid hardwood. Also, be sure to know what’s in the upholstery cushions. Consult your designer on the cushion cores to ensure you are not investing in something that breaks down quickly if you are looking for long-term use. Most often, you will want the piece to be around for a long time, so why not invest a bit more to guarantee its longevity?


Lastly, don’t sacrifice quality for trend. It is best to invest in your piece, or pieces, once and maintain it for years to come. Making a space trendy can be as easy as adding low-cost accessories and wall décor. Your space is an extension of your style and you don’t want to sacrifice that completely. Invest in high quality for those staple pieces and add accent pieces from there to stay in budget. Resist the temptation of investing in something you may tire of in a few years.

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Instead of investing your hard-earned money on pieces that will fall apart, invest in quality items you will have for years to come. Don’t think only in the present, but in the future as well. Investing in quality furniture does not need to happen all at the same time, you can space out your purchases as you see fit so the process is less overwhelming. Here at Today’s Home and Designer Furniture Outlet, we are here to help and guide you throughout the process. We will help you get a feel for what you like and lead you in the right direction. We promise to make the process fun and exciting, as we have been for 65 years!



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When Sigmund and Audrey Lenchner, both Taylor Allderdice graduates, founded Today’s Home, they had a vision to enrich the lives of area families by bringing true quality home furnishings to Western Pennsylvania. Over the decades, Today’s Home has emerged as a true “family business” success story. Through the years, our dedicated employees have managed to grow the company in an age dominated by big box retailing and mega chains.

Now Today’s Home, with its roots firmly planted in the luxury residential furnishings market, has additional operating companies in Designer Furniture Outlet Stores and TH TRADE Commercial. DFO has become the luxury closeout treasure-hunter’s favorite haunt. Our newest addition, TH TRADE, provides ASID level design to our commercial contract customers. We invite you to contact a Today’s Home designer to visit our showroom and see the world of possibilities awaiting you at Today’s Home.