Published at Friday, October 20th 2017. by Alexandrin in Apartment.
When you go to buy a couch, sofa or love seat, make sure the room you plan to place it in can house your selected piece of furniture and leave room for you and your family and guests to walk through and around the room easily and comfortably. A good rule of thumb is to leave eighteen inches of cleared space around a piece of furniture for people to walk though and for traffic to flow easily. Additionally, take measurements of your empty wall space so you can select paintings, wall hangings or other decorative objects to accessorize and dress the room. Most importantly, be sure to take these measurements along with you when you shop so you avoid buying apartment furniture that is either too large or too small for your space.
See their previous works Its important to know if your chosen manufacturer can design and build custom furniture that lasts for many years to come. Ask them who else they have worked with. Find out if you can see previous works. How long have they been established for? What was their first piece, and is it still in good condition? Custom furniture is expensive so make sure it will last a long time, or its like throwing money away. You wouldnt want to be hit with expensive repair bills if the piece fell apart! Can their work handle your lifestyle? Custom furniture can vary greatly in build quality.
We get asked a lot about the wood and construction that is used in hotel furniture and how to tell low quality furniture from high quality furniture. In a lot of cases, you get what you pay for but with furniture prices going lower across the board from lower overseas labor rates, sometimes good items are not that much more expensive than lower quality furniture. Here I am going to tell you about low quality furniture and what to check for. We all know of the running joke about some manufacturers and their "easy" at home assembly with the hundreds of screws, boards and dowels and mostly undecipherable directions. These types of items, called RTA or ready to assemble are not built with quality in mind, most of the time, they are used because they are compact and if you are shipping the items in a shipping container you can get a lot of boxes stacked on top of each other. While these items may be suitable for home use, for long term hotel use they typically cannot stand the wear and tear of high volume usage. Over time, a lot of these designs sag, twist and contort and need to be replaced. So your first question to ask is, is the hotel furniture already assembled?
What is their vision The next step is to see if your chosen manufacturer can match your vision for a good finished piece of furniture. They need to match your stylistic views, otherwise, you could end up with a piece of custom furniture that doesnt look how you wanted or doesnt match the existing look of your room. To answer this, discuss design inspiration with the manufacturer. Get them to show you what kinds of designs they are inspired by and what they aim to achieve. How do their views compare to yours? Make sure you are both a good fit when it comes to stylistic choices.
The sections which are kitchen dinning, living and bedrooms when are decided about, means you have done half of your task. Judge the total area of each section in the room and then start looking for suitable furniture. To design the kitchen, keep in mind that its better to make the corner a kitchen and use a simple cooking table. You need some space on the top or the table for work. Cabinets are not very appropriate to be used so better buy shelves or cupboards. Keep the crockery and appliances minimum possible. Since you dont have lots of space, a sofa-cum-bed at the living area will be perfect. A folding table can also be used there. This table can serve many purposes. If there are boxes you have, they can work as tables. Cover the box with a table cover and it will not even sense if you have used a box instead of a table. The bed room must be separated with the help of separator or curtains. Floating beds save you space and so does ceiling beds. Get one of your choices.
Finding the perfect apartment rental is great- but to turn that apartment into a home, youre going to need some furniture to fill out the space. However, dont just rush out to the nearest store and buy the biggest leather couch money can buy. Sometimes, purchasing your furniture outright isnt always the best solution - its often wiser to rent or lease your furniture, especially if youre only going to be living in your apartment for a couple months at a time. If youre in this situation, it might be worth your while to check out a rent-to-own store.