Tip Tuesday #3: Measure, Measure, Measure

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 11-23-2010 02:07 PM 1038 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When buying furniture an important factors is will it fix. Because if it doesn’t fit it is useless to you and you either have to take it back or use it in an unintended location. When buying furniture, always bring room size and measurements with you to the store. Most stores will help you with laying out the design and furniture sizes. That’s what is great about what I do. Since I custom build the piece. We can start with a stock size and micro-adjust it to fit.

Second to will it fit, is can you get it into the room? Narrow hallways and small doorways may make it difficult to get larger pieces into a room. I did that very thing with an armoire in my own house. I ended up disassembling parts of it and reassembling it back in the room.

The last point I want to make on size, bigger is not always better. With me being a custom furniture designer/builder, some cases changing the size of pieces changes the price very little. Because of that customers feel they should get the most out of my money and go bigger. Not always the best decision. Sometimes that larger piece becomes the center point and too dominant when it’s not intended to be. You want to keep pieces in proportions to themselves and to the rest of the room. You don’t need a chest that is too big and seems out of place. Now there is a place for intended oversize pieces. Oversized nightstands on either side of a bed can be a great look.

Okay some things are intended to be oversized!

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 05:58 PM

okay got it :-)
cool skateboard you drive but were is the engine …LOL

take care

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 02:03 PM

I go to work down hill both ways… in the snow.

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