about a commissioning a piece of custom furniture? This list of ideas will
help you get started…
Idea #1. Looking at a wide variety of stock
furniture will help develop an understanding of your own tastes.
Idea #2. Create a "wish list" for your new
furniture and then try to list the items in order of importance.
Idea #3. Describe any special electrical /
mechanical requirements. This is especially important for entertainments
centers, media rooms, computer workstations, etc.
Idea #4. Does it have to match, complement, or
contrast any existing furniture?
Idea #5. How much can you realistically afford
to spend? Setting a budget beforehand will make the process easier for you and
could save you money.
Idea #6. Are you working with interior designer
or would you like a list of designers in your area?
Idea #7. Define any installation challenges,
i.e. stairways, narrow doorways, high or low ceilings.
Idea #8. How will your family change over the
next few years? Will the function of the piece need to change?
Idea #9. Do you plan on selling your home in
the next couple of years or do you plan on retiring in it?
Idea #10. Is this a "star" focal point in your
home or the room or is this a "supporting player" on the home stage?