Published at Monday, October 09th 2017. by Alacoque in Apartment.
Once you find if the item is preassembled, you can double check the materials that were used. A sign of lower quality is the use of laminates instead of real hard wood. As an example, typically you can tell the difference in flooring from a laminated wood over a hard wood. Next, if the wood is not actually wood instead it is a particle board or MDF (medium density fiber board, somewhat like particle board) that cuts down on the construction material costs, lowers your price but typically reduces the quality of the piece. So your second question should be what are the materials in this hotel furniture?
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.
I did not put much importance in furniture before, especially door furniture. I did not even know there was a term for that. I thought they were called door hardware. Anyways, I liked space and I like to be in spacious places. Especially inside houses, I get the cooped up in a room that I cannot move around freely. Maybe I am just semi-claustrophobic, if there is such a thing. I did not find the importance of any type of furniture, up until I got a place of my own. I moved out of my parents house and got an unfurnished studio apartment on the other side of town. It was sweet. I had all the space I needed. I just needed all the bare essentials to live. For example, an inflatable bed so I could sleep on the floor, I got a big enough cabinet for all my stuff, and just a small table and chair for everything I needed to do.
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.