It’s been a long time coming, but my wife and I just bought a new bedroom set. We ended up going with a bedroom suite our of Broyhill’s American Era collection, and it should be delivered this afternoon. For whatever reason, our own bedroom has always been the lowest priority when it comes to furnishing our house. Here we are ten years and four kids into our marriage, and our current bedroom furniture consists of:
(1) a kind-sized bed with no head or footboard,
(2) my wife’s dresser, which we bought used for $35 about eight years ago,
(3) my dresser from when I was a kid, and
(4) a $3 garage sale nightstand.
Very eclectic. But today that comes to an end.
At this point in life, we’re not interested in cutting corners just to save a buck. Rather, we wanted to find a good deal on good furniture that will last us a long time. We ended up finding we wanted online, viewing it in a local showroom to be sure we really liked it, and then using the online store locator to find Broyhill dealers within delivery distance. We then called around to get the best price (a bit like we do when we buy a car, although not quite as intense).
To be honest, we were amazed by the wide disparity in pricing. Different stores within 10-15 miles of our house varied in price by as much as 25%. Since we were also in the market for dressers for the boys, my lovely and talented wife negotiated a discounted (below the lowest of the local prices) package deal for everything — our bedroom suite plus three additional dressers (same brand, but from a different collection). All in all we’re happy with the deal that we made, and very excited about the prospect of finally having some decent furniture in our bedroom.