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By: Adriana Noton
Nearly every family at some point must go shopping for furniture. Newly married couples, new parents, college students, and even retirees all need furnishings to make everyday living possible. With the retail market continuing to expand in the available options for such items, people have a wide array from which to consider when they furnish their homes. Many stores sell sofas, love seats, ottomans, and coffee tables.

Most people begin to buy furnishings when they leave for college. Dorm rooms and apartments are not very big, but they still must be furnished in order for that college student to function. Most dorm rooms only have enough space for a bed, a dresser, a television, and perhaps a desk. Even so, students often shop with their parents to find items that suit their needs, as well as make their dorm spaces look attractive.

Likewise, when that student leaves the dorms and gets his or her first apartment, that person many times chooses not to use the items in the dorm room. In fact, apartments need a few more pieces than the dormitory room.

The student might upgrade from a single bed to a double or queen sized bed. He or she also typically will need a dining room table and a sofa, a recliner or lounger chair, and even a coffee table to make the living area look more inviting.

When people fall in love and decide to get married, they may leave their small apartments and buy or rent a house together. Houses usually are much more spacious than apartments. A couple will not only need to provide furnishings for their own bedroom, but also for any guest rooms they have. With that, they will need to purchase another bed, dresser, and perhaps even a television for the guest bedroom.

As they begin their family and have children, the couple's shopping needs will include nursery items, such as a crib, a bassinet, a changing table, several dressers, and a rocking chair in order to care for the baby. If they have more than one child, they can reuse these pieces for several years. With that, the couple may know that their investment was worth the initial expense of buying them.

As their children grow, the parents can expect their children to outgrow their baby furnishings. A child will need at least a single bed and maybe a bigger dresser as they acquire more clothing. Kids' taste in decorations for their bedrooms might mean that parents may choose to purchase canopy beds, bunk beds, or futons to accommodate their child's preferences or needs.

Many couples, as they near retirement age, often choose to sell their family home and settle into a retirement community. If they do so, they may need to go shopping for furniture again to buy items that fit their new lifestyle. They might need pieces that have guardrails or lifts if they have conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis that makes it difficult to get up and down from sitting or lying down in bed.


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