Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 03:48 pm
Quality Fine Furniture is an Investment
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Luxury handmade furniture is an investment so we should treat it like one. Seek the help of a professional and follow the same rules your financial advisor preaches: buy quality & proven performance. Don’t chase the latest trend-setter. Focus on the future.
Where to Buy Top Quality Furniture
Often your best option is to go local. If you can’t find exactly what you want or you don’t have time to do the legwork, shopping online is a fine alternative. Just make sure you purchase from a company that’s a specialist in the type of furniture you’re looking for. You wouldn’t shop Target for a BMW. Fine furniture is an investment you’ll have long after the Lexus has been traded in. Likewise, you’ll want to shop with a genuine authority in quality and craftsmanship.
Vet Online Furniture Retailers Carefully
There are lots of online furniture stores to choose from. Retail giants are convenient for shopping various home goods. But independent reviews indicate they’re not well suited for delivering high end furniture. True premium furniture stores are specialists, not only in craftsmanship but also in handling essential logistics that take place after you click the buy button. Service is personalized to provide an in-depth understanding of design methods, available options and customizations.
Recognize & Avoid Deceptive Websites
Thousands of deceptive “affiliate websites” exist solely to generate advertising income from online superstores. Often they use automated web scraping software to illegally copy original photos and link shoppers to imitations on goliath websites. Learn to recognize and avoid this type of website. Below are a few examples.
I love what Eric Asimov writes in the New York Times about food & wine: “Think of wine as food. If you care where your food comes from, how it’s raised, grown or made and about its ethical and health consequences, apply that same logic to wine. You will end up with wine that is grown and made more conscientiously, with greater thought and care. Your wines will be more likely to be expressions of culture.”
I feel the same way about furniture. Where it comes from, how it’s made and the people who bring it into your home matters. A handcrafted kitchen table is something you’ll use daily to break bread with your dearest loved ones. A Vermont made bed provides a sacred place of respite. Purchasing from a reputable company that shares your values enhances the experience you’ll enjoy from your fine furniture.
Find an Expert You Can Talk To
When you’re shopping high end furniture online, there are a number of important details you need to know. At our store we specialize in handmade hardwood furniture and although we try to include every detail on our website, most customers wisely give us a call. Often the process of buying premium furniture involves several phone calls, emails or in person visits. This kind of personal communication helps ensure that when your furniture is delivered and set up in your home, it will exceed you expectations. That’s our goal for your shopping experience.
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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.