Purchasing custom furniture is one of the best ways to create a truly unique atmosphere for your home. While purchasing any piece of furniture can be an investment, having a piece customized for you can be an even bigger investment, requiring great thought! Even if you’ve got a trusted designer of custom furniture, there are a number of things you should keep in mind to ensure that you’re truly satisfied with your new piece!

Keep an accurate account of dimensions and sizes: Know your space’s dimensions and be conscious of how big or small of a space you want your custom furniture to fill. Provide your designer with both your space dimensions and the dimensions that you would like for your furniture to be. This will ensure that you get exactly what you’re envisioning and that size won’t be an issue in delivery.

Provide your designer with photos: In the designing phase, provide your designer with photos of furniture that you like and fabric swatches that you can envision in your home. This will help to guide you and your designer in the direction of what look you’re going for, leading to a piece of custom furniture that you’ll love!

Be firm in and understand your budget: Set a budget for yourself and understand what this budget will allow for. Don’t provide your designer with details of costly designs and fabrics if you know you won’t be able to afford the price estimate they’ll give you. Choose designs and styles that you truly believe will fit into your budget.

Double. Check. Everything. Double check everything, from space dimensions and fabric choice right down to delivery details. One of the biggest regrets in purchasing custom furniture is the mistake of providing the wrong space dimensions or thinking, “I wish I thought more about that!”  Make your decision a well-thought-out one!

Having furniture customized for you is a great way to ensure pieces that you’ll love, year after year. Keep these things in mind to ensure a truly successful purchase!