By Sintilia Miecevole
Have you noticed the changes in furniture? It's amazing how
something as simple as a new wardrobe or coffee table can
change how a person feels about their home. Now that
ready-to-assemble furniture (commonly called RTA) is so widely
available, and the prices so much lower than ready-made, has
society been given the gift of good taste or have standards
"Do People Want RTA Furniture?"
A whole-hearted "YES" answers that question. RTA sales have
seen enormous increases especially in discount and
Stores like Wal-Mart are increasing their RTA offerings to
waiting consumers while industry giant IKEA continues to
the stylish furnishings around the world. According to market
analysis reports, RTA furniture is one of the fastest growing
segments of the furniture market in the world.
"Is RTA Good Quality?"
Ready-to-assemble furniture has made it's reputation in
items, like microwave stands and bookcases, which were often
considered low quality. Price point and package handling have
always been a big feature of RTA. You can easily take what you
need from the store and put it together at home the same day.
On the other hand, consumers are beginning to demand more
sophisticated design as well as durability. While the
consumers' standards may be increasing, their pocketbook still
forces them to watch the price. Many younger consumers are
looking to create stylish rooms that integrate with newer
technology - the slim and modern designs common to RTA have a
clear win over heavier, more expensive furnishings with this
The quality of RTA is also improving. Better materials can be
afforded when the consumer saves on shipping costs by buying
"What About Putting It Together?"
More involvement by local manufacturers has improved the
clarity of instructions available to the do-it-yourselfer. The
common problem of RTA was often that instructions were
translated by the foreign makers - leading to confusion and
frustration. Improvements to the instructions lead to happier
consumers, fueling the trend even further.
"What is Available in RTA Furniture?"
While RTA furniture originally focused on the home
entertainment or home storage markets it has branched out
considerably. Many office supply stores began carrying desk
office furniture to take advantage of the trend for home
offices. RTA furniture has since expanded into dining room,
bedroom and living room furniture with more on the way.
Now you are just as likely to find a designer look bedroom set
at your grocery store or discount department store as at an
uptown furniture boutique. Store buyers know consumers want it
and are increasing their display space to fill the need. While
those who can afford to choose still turn to ready-made
furniture, RTA makes a stylishly furnished home possible for
If you're in the market for new furniture, have a look at the
RTA furniture. It might be just what you're looking for!
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