Commissioning a piece of furniture can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. The satisfaction of your finished piece can last a lifetime, and is reinvigorated every time you look at it. Not only because you now own something that is unique, but because it was made with you in mind, from the initial design down to the chosen finish, you are in control.
Haven’t previously commissioned a piece before? Read this simple guide to learn what you can expect from DTR Customs….
Telling us your vision - The first step is a meeting of about an hour or so where we discuss functionality, dimensions and the aesthetics of your piece. Best taken place in your home so we can view where the piece will be living.
What is your Budget? A bespoke, one off piece of furniture is, inevitably, going to be more expensive than a mass produced item you pick up at a home store. Material choices are a factor, however by far the biggest factor to the final cost is complexity of design, which dictates the time it takes to make. Each piece is individual, which means each build has its own technical considerations and timescale. Average prices and ‘guesstimates' can be very misleading and budget is important to everyone. We suggest 1st you decide what it is you are prepared to spend, and we can inform you if your expectations are too little or too high, tweaking designs to achieve a budget where possible.
Lets talk about Design! With the information we get from our meeting, we will start the design, sketches and computer renderings where needed, as well as samples of considered materials. This will enable us to produce an estimate of the final cost. At this stage your input will be requested for any changes, as well as comparing your desires with your budget. The first home visit, set of drawings, and changes are supplied free. But any appointments and drawings for continual changes thereafter are subject to the design fee.
Let's get you booked in! When the dimensions, materials, price, start/finish dates and delivery costs have been confirmed, we will provide a written proposal for you to sign. A deposit, usually up to 50% of the total build cost,will enable us to start your build. The balance can be paid upon delivery or installation of your furniture. For bigger projects we can arrange staged payments. Once all is agreed, you can just relax and let us do the work.