Published at Friday, 19 July 2019. Sofas & Couches. By Giacinta D'Andrea.
Bassett Furniture. Bassett furniture is another behemoth of a brand, operating more than 50 company-owned retail stores, selling in nearly every local furniture store, and climbing the ranks of most online retailers. Bassett is no stranger to the furniture market, and has been in operation for more than 100 years! Bassett is a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ:BSET) and therefore offers very detailed reports of their overall sales figures. In the fourth quarter of 2016 alone, Bassett furniture saw $113 million in sales, which was slightly down from 2015. With numbers like these, it's clear that Bassett is able to put some serious resources behind their delivery of high-quality, highly customization furniture. In the late 1990's, Bassett began seeing an emerging trend of companies such as Rooms to Go and other large-chain furniture retailers. Until this time, most of the furniture in the United States were sold through local 'mom and pop' type stores, which offered a really personal touch. Personality often goes to the wind when tremendous discounts are involved—and Bassett spotted the writing on the wall. With this realization in mind ,they began opening their own retail stores across the country, which today account for more than half of their overall sales. To find a store near you, just visit the Bassett store locator page. Bassett furniture is a certain shoo-in for anyone considering the top furniture brands on the market.
If you are looking for a more formal feeling for your living room, the standard three person sofa is one way to go. These sofas typically have a more traditional look to them. However, you can still have the seating capacity of a sectional. Pair your sofa up with a loveseat or a second sofa. Depending on how formal you want your living room, you may not have a television. But if you have a fireplace, you want your main sofa facing it. Arrange your loveseat or second sofa off to its side moving towards the fireplace. If you do not have a fireplace, you have the opportunity to design the perfect area for friends and family to gather and catch up with each other. Placing your two sofas directly opposite each other crates a nice warm gathering spot. For some, however, this may seem a little stuffy and old fashioned. If so, you can place a second sofa running diagonally on one side and other chairs or loveseat on the other side running diagonally as well. Do this so you create a triangle instead of a square, with your sofa table in the middle. This way, you can get a formal look yet contemporary feel at the same time.
Furniture is one of the most important, yet least appreciated aspects of life. You rest on it, your kids play on it, you sleep on it, and in many cases, you have it your entire life. Many people don't appreciate the sheer size of the furniture industry and are tricked into believing that WalMart, Costco, and BigLots! are the only places to buy furniture. These furniture retailers offer truly cheap furniture, as affordable as it is fickle, and often omit any consideration for quality in pursuit of hitting a price point. These are the $300 sofa sets, the $250 bedroom sets, and the $25 cocktail tables—marketed to compulsive and low-income buyers. BigLots will finance a $500 sofa for 12 months, and jump at the opportunity to start charging a whopping 29.99% interest rate after that. 1 These retailers don't care about the lifecycle of their products, and ultimately not about you. While the total market share of these types of companies is staggering, there are still so many quality furniture brands available. While these brands aren't cheap by comparison, purchasing these products online can save a tremendous amount of money—often as much as 40%!
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