Furniture is a fundamental part of any project. Choosing versatile pieces that allow you to reconfigure spaces according to your needs is the key to success.
When you have to redesign or plan a new distribution of a space incorporating new furniture, it is important to define what is your budget and how much of it is dedicated solely to furniture.
In interior design, one of the most important elements is the furniture we are going to use. Comparing furniture prices is one of the most common practices for interior designers, together with researching references and opinions from other A&D or clients. Many times it is not so important to have a high budget, but rather to know how to make the most out of it.
Calculating a budget for furnishing an office, a property or a room is not an easy task, it depends on many factors such as the number of spaces to be furnished, requirements on the quality and type of furniture, timing among others.
The interior designer has to be aware of how much budget can be allocated to the furnishing of a project and what areas can benefit from it, in order to get the most out of it. In this post of Viccarbe we help you to personalize and learn how to make the most out of your furniture budget.
Tips for getting the most out of furniture budget in a project
Choosing the right furniture for a room can improve the quality of life, in case of homes; and boost productivity at work, if we are talking about an office. In this way, furniture adapts to the space, making it suitable for different needs and making the rooms more comfortable and cosy.
The innovative vision that an interior designer has of the furniture will achieve a practical, comfortable and functional space. Before starting any project it is important to set a maximum budget to spend on buying furniture. This will allow us to understand what furniture is truly essential and what we need to buy, as well as how much money we can spend in each of the pieces.
Below, we bring some tips so that, as a professional, you can dress in a functional and complete way at home or a work space, with proposals of different styles and budgets.
Analyze the type of space you are going to furnish. Depending on the layout you have available this may mean that the budget will need to be increased or reduced, as if the room is too large it will require more furniture than if the space is smaller or contained, for example.
Agree on the budget for furniture. Before starting to carry out an exhaustive search of the style of furniture, colors or guides that the project should follow, it is important to establish within the general budget what part will be allocated to materials and finishes, to end up developing a project with a high level of user experience and to provide value to the client.
Understand the offers and trends. Increasingly, more areas and offices adapt their workplaces with open concept spaces and collaborative furniture. Choosing the right furniture for an office can lead to a considerable increase in productivity and employee performance. Instead of designing individual spaces, as designers we can even save costs if we prescribe open spaces with functional furniture that allow employees to communicate and interact with each other.
Make a list and moodboard with the needs. For an interior designer it is essential to have a list that includes information about each room or space: square meters, textures, colors in walls and floors, if the space has more or less light… Choose some ideas, photographs or sketches to show your clients the concept you want to develop and the style you are looking for; this will make it easier for you to control and adjust your budget.
Design the distribution. Before buying any furniture, it is important to have a real and clear vision, with even a 3D project layout of the space you are about to revamp before investing the budget. The platform for interior design professionals pCon.Planner, allows us to set up projects quickly and easily, making the most out of our time. Before choosing, we can make a distribution of the space or carry out design proposals in order to get a realistic idea of how it will look like.
Ask for furniture budgets. When redesigning and distributing any furniture in a room, it is important to focus on quality but on pricing too. Some budgets include some guidelines like the type of materials used to manufacture the furniture, the number of pieces required or the estimated delivery time of the furniture. pCon can also help here as the platform will help you generate accurate furniture budgets of your proposals in just one click. Get started and discover how easy it is to prepare quotations.
If you want to design an open space and you have a specific and determined budget for the furniture, in Viccarbe, we give you the possibility to access our catalogue of prices and specifications with all our products created by the best designers interpreting the Mediterranean lifestyle. Contact our sales team to get the information you need on our price lists and find your nearest distributor.