Are you preparing to purchase major furniture pieces? Perhaps you’re looking at furniture stores or online and wondering if the quality measures up. Let’s be honest not every family has similar lifestyle needs? Is important you know what to look for and what to ignore. Thankfully our extensive background in furniture retail allows us to advise clients. We can study a piece and recommend what will hold up and what to forgo when it comes to furnishings.
1.) Construction Knowledge
Because furniture is a big investment, there are many industry standards and terms you need to be aware of. Knowing some basic construction terminology will equip you to make the smartest choices. We cover basic industry terminology at the Initial Consultation and follow up appointments.
2.) Soft goods and Case Goods
Sourcing for these furnishings may seem a little daunting, and rightly so, your making important decisions that have a long term impact on your family.
Case goods for example come in different price points because of the these hallmarks. Dovetail drawers are a sought after quality for Bedroom and Living Room furniture. Corner blocking and reinforced backing are also indicative of good craftsmanship. How a sofa or chair are manufactured are paramount in rooms our clients use on a daily basis. The fabric rub test may also determine the life of your soft goods.
3.) Quality coveys maturity
Depending on where your at with your finances, it’s likely that at some point you’re fed up wasting money on disposable pieces. You’ll likely transition to being ready to embark on adult worthy furniture. Maybe it’s not to impressed your family and friends but instead show your loved ones you’re interested in putting down roots.
We make it a point to take caution regarding the cushion make-up and fabric wear ability to help guide clients towards quality selections within their parameters. Case-goods are just as important with prices ranging greatly. Things to consider especially in Arizona are the kiln dried process and number of steps in the staining and finishing process. You don’t want to order something that will fall apart coming off a container or become distress while your on an extended vacation.
4.) Stretching your budget
While there is nothings wrong with starting off modestly, there ARE some hallmarks that will stretch your furniture budget much farther in the long run. Our designer is happy to accompany you on this journey.
3D Design Edge offers a wide range of Home Styling and Staging services to meet all your design needs. Call us today for more details.