If you are looking for custom furniture for your home and aren’t sure where to start, consider staying local. Scott James Furniture and Design in Tiverton, Rhode Island, can help you turn your dream piece into a reality.

When you decide on a custom piece for your home, set aside the time to visit the craftsmen who will be creating your custom piece. Meeting the team in person gives you a chance to build a relationship with the people you’ll be working with throughout the process and will save you time and money in the long run.

Here are three things to consider when searching for a company to create your home's custom-made furniture:

1) Consider the Cost. When you choose to work with a local company on your projects, there’s a good possibility that the final bill won’t include the high delivery fee. When you choose a local company to build your furniture, they will likely hand-deliver it to its final destination rather than rely on a 3rd party moving company. Plus, a company that sends their own crew to deliver your pieces are knowledgeable about how the product should be set-up and assembled, if needed. If any questions or concerns pop-up, the craftsmen are there to help address them.

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2) Customization. One of the hardest parts about furniture shopping is how difficult it can be to find exactly what you want. A dining room table may be the right width but wrong length for your space; a four-poster bed may be a gorgeous color but not the right style. Working with local craftsmen like Scott James Furniture and Design allows you to design all of the details. The wood species, the finish, the dimensions, and the hardware are all selected by the end-client, giving them a real-life look at what the product can be before it even goes into production.

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3) Conversation. When you work with a local team, there’s the added bonus of being able to have a face-to-face conversation about what the design is, what it should feel like, and how it should function in the client’s home. Being able to see a custom piece in real life throughout the process gives you the chance to make changes before anything is final or perhaps get suggestions from the craftsman about other options that perhaps weren’t considered.

Working with a local company like Scott James Furniture and Design means you can actually touch the product before it arrives on your doorstep as a final piece. in the end, it can save you a lot of time and headaches from having things turn out differently than you’d planned.

As one of our clients once said, “Anything you can design, there is someone out there who can make it for you.”

Thinking about adding a custom piece to your home? Get started by visiting Scott James Furniture and Design's website or by calling 401-625-5909.