Lagniappe Living in Lake Charles, Louisiana: Is Your Furniture Too Big For Your House?

Is Your Furniture Too Big For Your House?

Is Your Furniture Too Big to Fit Inside Your House?

A few years ago my husband and I purchased a Ernest Hemingway signature coffee table at a local Lake Charles furniture store.  It was a really unique piece of furniture that had drawers on both sides which provided lots of storage for remotes, books etc.  We loved it until it arrived in our home and was much larger in our living room than on the showroom floor!  After a couple of moves to new homes  trying to incorporate the table for our use, I realized that  it was shrinking our living space. 

Recently I went furniture shopping to search forc a new sofa for our living room.  I was surprised at the size of the furniture pieces. If you have been in a furniture store lately you will notice that there are a lot of "massive" pieces of furniture in stock.  Large Master bedroom furniture and sectional sofas are popular.

sectional sofa

Large furniture is great in a spacious home or an estate, but when placed inside a typical Lake Charles 2,000 sq ft home or even smaller 1700 sq ft home, the furniture can be overwhelming inside the living space

If you are a Home Buyer, searching for furniture to fill your Lake Charles Home, be careful when picking out new furniture for your dream home.  When your new furniture is delivered it might be much larger in person than it was on the showroom floor!

big bed in small room

Keep in mind that most Lake Charles Homes for Sale have bedrooms that are 11 x 11 or 11 x 12 which fill up easily with just a bed and a dresser.  Builders of new construction homes in Lake Charles will generally put the largest amount of sq. ft into the living area and master bedroom.  Lake Charles master bedrooms generally range in size somewhere between 18 x 20 (depending on the price point).

Save the furniture shopping for after you have closed on your Lake Charles Home.  You want to make sure you don't make any major purchases while obtaining a loan to purchase a home.  With many of today's buyer's purchasing home at the high end of what they can affort, there is not a lot of room left in their debt to income ratio.  Deals have been lost a few days before closing on a home because the lender did a final credit check and found thousands of new purchases on credit cards.  Wait until after you have closed on your Lake Charles Home to make any major purchases!

Lake Charles Home Buyers Are Looking for Space


When selling your Lake Charles Home, you want the interior to appear roomy.  If you have massive pieces of furniture that fill up the room, it could work against you.  Buyers usually are looking for space for the family, kids and Fido the dog!

Remember, Lake Charles Home Buyers may also own large furniture pieces and they will be looking for spacious living areas to accomodate their furniture.  

I have worked with several Lake Charles home buyers who had specific antique pieces of furniture that had to have "wall space". Not every Lake Charles home fr sale we viewed would accomodate the buyer's furniture.

If you are selling a Lake Charles Home, ask yourself this question...."Is my furniture too big for the space?"  Moving some of the furniture  out of the house  while your home is on the market might not be a bad idea.

Perhaps you are looking for a new home to accomodate your large furniture or recent acquisitions.  I can help in that regard by showing you a selection of spacious Lake Charles Homes for Sale. 

Whether you are buying or selling  a Lake Charles Home, I look forward to hearing from you, give me a call MARILYN BOUDREAUX 337-499-9592




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Comment balloon 3 commentsMarilyn Boudreaux • September 24 2011 12:32AM


What a shame it would be to purchase that beautiful new bedroom suite and then find out it doesn't fit!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) over 7 years ago

Good morning Marilyn,

You are absolutely right! I was just on a listing appointment and their old home they are thinking of selling is 2,800 SF. They have moved to a 7,000 SF home! Some of the furniture in the family room (most of the furniture in the home is gone) needs to go to the 7,000 SF home or given to someone else! The furniture is so massive it makes the room look like a closet!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago


This is a problem, more common than most folks think. I see it often when I'm showing homes, and it really impededs a buyers ability to view the home properly. Furniture just seems to be getting bigger, while our lifestyles call for smaller homes and more efficient living.

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) over 7 years ago