Published at Monday, October 16th 2017. by Halette in Apartment.
4. Coordinate Colors Your apartment furnishings will look more cohesive if they all follow the same basic color scheme. Decide on your color palette and stick to it with everything you buy. This gives you more versatility for moving pieces between rooms at a later date. For example, you might choose to purchase dark wood furniture and focus on blues for the fabrics and accent pieces. 5. Be Flexible Even though its good to have a plan, you should also have an open mind when you are actually out shopping for apartment furniture. If you are at a consignment store and see something that calls to you, go ahead and buy it, but just make sure to adjust your plan in light of your purchase.
2. The usage level depends on how much the couch will be actually used. Some prefer to choose a couch that matches with the rest of the furniture while others are more practical and select a comfy couch that fits their lifestyle (to be used by kids, friends, for watching TV). 3. The type of fabric is closely related to the level of usage.If your couch is used on a daily basis, leather and micro fibers are recommended, due to their resistance and easy maintenance. Natural fibers and cotton look great are less resistant to the wear and tear and spots are more difficult to remove.
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?
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?
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.
Some are designed purely as a way to add something good looking to the room rather than being functional. If you lead an active lifestyle or have kids, these pieces are not ideal at all because they could easily fall apart. On the other hand, a functional piece of furniture may not convey the image you were looking for. If you have spent a lot of money on a bespoke piece of furniture, shouldnt it look unique, elegant and special? What ever your view, its a good idea to ask what kinds of pieces your chosen manufacturer usually creates and whether this fits in with what you are looking to achieve. If it does, fantastic! However if not, it may be better to choose a different manufacturer or widen your search for one.