A piano can be a great addition to any home. Whether you played in the past and want to continue or are considering learning to play, nothing beats the sounds of a piano. There are a lot of options to choose from, ranging from small upright pianos that fit into the corner or a room to large grand pianos that are suitable for large spaces. For many who are buying a piano for the first time, pre-owned pianos are an attractive option. If you are considering a pre-owned piano, here are three things to keep in mind.


The first thing that you should consider is size. Both the size of the piano and the size of the space where it will be residing are important. Upright pianos are typically 36 to 60 inches high and around 58 inches in width. Grand pianos are typically much larger. Petite grand pianos are the smallest option for grand pianos and range in width between 4 feet 5 inches and 4 feet 10 inches. Concert grand pianos are the large option and are up to 9 feet wide. When buying a piano, it's important to measure the piano you are interested in and determine whether or not it will fit in your home.

Your Budget

One of the most attractive things about pre-owned pianos is that they tend to be less expensive than newer options. In fact, on average, pre-owned pianos are around 60 percent less expensive than brand new pianos. However, you need to take a close look at the condition of a pre-owned piano before you buy. Many pre-owned pianos require tuning and refurbishment before they are playable. Tuning a piano costs anywhere from $65 to $225 on average, and repairs can be hundreds of dollars. 


Buying a pre-owned piano can be easy, but getting it into your home may be more difficult than expected. First, it's important to measure carefully and determine whether or not the piano will fit into your home through either a doorway or a window. You may also need to hire someone to deliver the piano if delivery is not included in the purchase. On average it can cost anywhere from $125 to $600 to have a piano moved locally.

If you are buying a pre-owned piano, there are a few things that you should consider. First, it's important to choose a piano that is the right size for your home. Additionally, costs can vary, but pre-owned pianos are typically less expensive than new pianos. Transportation is also something to consider since moving a piano into your home can add a few hundred dollars to your total.