Whether you’re looking for something different or just trying to fill an awkward space, bespoke furniture is all about making furniture to suit you.
There are so many furniture styles to choose from and so many possible combinations of materials, colours and finishes. It helps the process of explaining what you are looking for if you can put together a mood board of photos from apps like Pinterest or Instagram. It’s an easy way to help get your ideas across and gives us a good start towards getting the design right. That way the first drawings have more chance of becoming working drawings and the estimate can be more precise. If you already have detailed designs by an interior designer or architect I can estimate from them after we have an initial conversation.
Ideally first meetings should take place in situ. That can’t always be the case but even if the room is still a building site, problems and hard to describe details can be better explained when they’re there in front of you.
Everything I make is tailored to the client. All the particular details that go to make up your design add to the luxury but also the cost. After receiving the estimate, details can be edited if necessary to try to meet the budget for the job.
It’s impossible to give an accurate estimate for any job without carefully going through the designs and specifications but as a rough guide wardrobes start at £8k and kitchens £20k.
Once the design is approved and the estimate agreed it’s time to start making. A deposit of approximately 50% is asked up front. This is to cover materials and part of the workshop costs. Depending on the size of the job there may be an interim payment before the final fitting but on many smaller jobs I don’t ask for any of the balance until completion.
Clients are very welcome to visit to the workshop in North London to see how their furniture is progressing or if that’s not convenient, I can email regular updates.