No one likes surprises when it comes to money. Working within our clients’ budgets is a fundamental part of what we do. We are the stewards of our clients’ budgets because we aren’t just their partner – we’re their advocate and ally. It’s important to have a realistic understanding of what it will cost to furnish a home, especially if a renovation is involved.
Renovations are complex and require labor and construction material pricing from General Contractors. As a full-service interior design firm, we provide pricing for all of the furniture, decorative lighting, and accessories.
I know when to save and when to splurge and it isn’t uncommon for the rooms we design to have a custom sofa and fluffy feather-down pillows mixed with accessories from Target.
To simplify budgeting, we explain there are five budget tiers. Knowing what clients value allows us to create a customized budget for them.
Budgeting is part of our project kick-off so I say “Let’s rip the band-aid off so we can get to the FUN part!”
Items falling within this price range typically feature engineered materials and frequently entail some assembly. This range predominantly comprises imports from Asian markets and proves to be a favorable choice for budget-conscious individuals, particularly those anticipating a limited lifespan of the items, perhaps just a few years.
This bracket finds its niche as a prime option for accessories and accent furniture. Items falling here are primarily designed for ornamental purposes, rather than enduring frequent and heavy use.
Potential concerns encompass notable off-gassing, subpar construction quality, and the necessity of assembly.
Within this budget range, products will endure regular usage, albeit not designed for daily heavy-duty use. These items typically come as off-the-shelf options, allowing minimal room for tailoring size, color, and style according to individual preferences.
Concerns that might arise encompass potential issues like misaligned knobs or doors. Additionally, many items within this range are commonly imported and are not intended for constant, everyday use.
These selections are fashioned and tailored for daily functionality. They are products often created from quality materials and have more attention paid to details like pattern-matching fabrics and the alignment of knobs.
Potential considerations are extended lead times and higher costs.
These pieces are the best furniture quality. Esteemed by industry experts, these selections establish the gold standard of material selection and design detail. Like the precision of a master tailor, these items offer complete customization and have unparalleled quality. Naturally, the timeline and pricing are reflective of their quality.
Possible considerations are notably extremely long lead times, limited availability, sometimes made by hand from artisans and craftsmen, and commensurate costs.
We value the balance between practicality and aesthetics, and we help clients make informed choices. The design journey is important to us, but it’s the implementation that’s magical!
Have a well-designed day,
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