Pre-assembled vs. Flat Pack Furniture

  • By Marketing Team
  • 13 May, 2017

When buying furniture, there's a lot to consider.

What color? Will you pick it up at the store or have it delivered to you? Do you want pre-assembled or flat pack?

If you've never heard of these terms before, we're here to explain them. We'll also help you choose which furniture assembly option is best for you.

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What Is Pre-Assembled Furniture?

Pre-assembled furniture, which is sometimes called  rigid , comes pre-made. Depending on what the piece of furniture is, the assembly may be done by hand or machine.

For some, pre-assembled furniture is very appealing. If you're moving or you don't consider yourself very handy, this is one way to save time.

There's nothing you have to do. All the work has already been done for you. That's the biggest perk of pre-assembled furniture.

Of course, you have to answer one big question: How are you going to get the assembled furniture to your destination?

If you decide to move the assembled furniture yourself, you're probably going to need a sizeable vehicle. If you pay to have the furniture delivered to you, you could rack up some pricey fees.

While pre-assembled furniture saves time, it doesn't always save money.

Another disadvantage of pre-assembled furniture is squeezing it into your home. How are you supposed to fit bulky furniture through a narrow doorway? Or lug pre-assembled pieces upstairs? You don't want that hassle.

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What Is Flat Pack Furniture?

Then there's flat pack furniture, sometimes called knock-down furniture and  ready-to-assemble furniture . This is the exact opposite of pre-assembled furniture.

You do have to assemble this yourself. That means you need  the tools for the job . You'll also have to follow the assembly instructions or pictures (like in the case of IKEA).

If you're not much of a handyperson, assembling furniture yourself can be time-consuming. You have to make sure you have everything put together the right way. Otherwise, the furniture could fall apart when you use it.

You may also have to spend money on wrenches, screwdrivers, and other basic tools if you don't already have these.

Flat pack furniture arrives in slim boxes, so transporting the boxes from Point A to Point B is not an issue. That said, you could still spend a lot of time and money putting together furniture yourself.

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What Should I Do With My Furniture?

You thought you had your furniture shipping figured out, but now you're not sure. Both pre-assembled and flat pack furniture have their advantages, but what's best for you?

Imagine if you could get your furniture delivered to your door and assembled onsite without doing it yourself. It doesn't have to be a dream at Any Assembly.

Serving southern Pennsylvania, north Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, Any Assembly takes the time and guesswork out of furniture assembly. We do it all!

We'll take furniture from any big brand and put it together for you. If your furniture is from Macy's, Office Depot, Lowe's, Home Depot, Ashley Furniture, Williams-Sonoma, IKEA, and more, call Any Assembly.

If you're concerned about fitting pre-assembled furniture in your home, don't be. We can disassemble, transport, and then reassemble furniture in small apartments and other tiny spaces.

You don't have time to spend hours on furniture assembly. Let Any Assembly do the job for you.   Contact  us today!

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