3 Reasons to Work with Your Local Craftsman for Custom Design
If you are looking for custom furniture and aren’t sure where to start, consider staying local.Taking a day to visit your custom-furniture maker in person could save you time and money in the long run.
Here are three things to consider when shopping for a craftsman for your custom-made furniture:
Cost. When you choose to work with a local company for your projects, there’s a good possibility that the final bill won’t include the high delivery fee. If you need furniture built and delivered to a client’s home in New England, it’s easy for a New England company to deliver their own product to the home rather than use a 3rd party. Plus, a local company is sending its own workers who are versed in how a product should be set-up and how to answer any questions that may come up during the install.
Customization. Let’s face it, a lot of what you want in a piece isn’t always easy to find. It may be the right length but wrong height; a gorgeous color but not the right style. Working with local craftsmen allows you to get every piece of detail into a piece. The species, the finish, the dimensions, and the hardware are selected based on your client’s dream piece. You get a first-hand look at what the product can be long before its completed.
Conversation. When you work with a local team, there’s the added bonus of being able to have a face-to-face conversation about what the design is, what it should feel like, and how it should function in the client’s home. Being able to see a custom piece in real life throughout the process gives you the chance to make changes before anything is final or get suggestions from the craftsman about other details the piece could include that perhaps weren’t considered. Working with a local company means you can actually touch the product before it arrives on your doorstep as a final piece. in the end, it can save you a lot of time and headaches from having things turn out differently than you’d planned.
As one of our clients once said, “Anything you can design, there is someone out there who can make it for you.”