One of the most exciting things about setting up a new home is working out where to put all your new furniture and appliances. However, unless you plan properly, you could be in for a nasty shock when the deliverymen arrive! Knowing what items will fit into your house or apartment and how they will work together is crucial to creating functional and comfortable living areas. Many people are unsure of the right way to measure their homes in order to make the best use of the space available. Whether you are buying or renting furniture or appliances, it important to learn how to get the most out of your rooms. This way you can avoid ending up with the wrong appliances or furniture that just doesn't sit right.

In this article we are pleased to present you with our top tips on how to accurately and reliably measure the rooms in your home. By following our advice, you'll never have to worry about whether or not your new couch will fit through your front door ever again!

Get the Measure of Your Home

The first thing to do when thinking about how a room can be arranged is to map out its exact dimensions. By having a clear picture of the size of the space you need to fill, you can choose the appropriate furniture and appliance rentals for your home. Firstly, you should measure the door of the room; taking note of its height, width and a diagonal measurement from the top left to the bottom right corner. Next, measure the length and width of the room before going on to ascertain the height of the walls. Make sure you also measure the position and dimensions of any windows, doorways, fixed appliances or architectural features on the room. When sizing up windows remember to always measure the height from the floor to the top of the window, as well as the windows own measurements. This information will be useful if you are placing furniture against these walls. Once you have all your data, you can then begin to make sketches of your rooms and how you will lay them out.

Know Your Ins and Outs

There is nothing worse than spending hours agonising over which appliance or piece of furniture you wish to rent only to find out it is too big for the space or won't even fit through your front door! The good news is that avoiding these types of situations is easy! All you need to do is gauge the width, height and diagonal measurements of all the entrances and exits in your home as well as all corners, hallways and tight spots. Take note of any obstructions such as railings, ornamental details, light fightings or architectural features. It is advisable to leave at least 10 centimetres of free space on either side of the object you are trying to move.

If you have any concerns or questions, just ask the friendly team at Rent to Own Home Appliances! For a massive range of quality Rent to Own electrical appliances and furniture, contact us today or visit us at our Beenleigh or Morayfield store.

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