Getting the interior done on your home can be challenging, but also rewarding. Everyone knows the best-laid plans don’t always turn out right, which can be frustrating, especially when you are working on your largest investment. Many of those costly mistakes can be mitigated by taking advantage of the complimentary interior design services available when you purchase your furniture from Fenton Home Furnishings.
Their complimentary interior design services aren’t just about one specific style. Theyʼre about the freedom to create your own personal style, with the help of a qualified design professional, to make sure you get everything perfect. With over 50 name brands to choose from, and industry resources available to customize almost anything you can dream up, Fenton Home Furnishings’ interior design team will create a look even better than you can imagine!
One of the many unique accent pieces you will find at Fenton Home Furnishings
“Working with an interior designer at Fenton Home Furnishings allows me to help those who otherwise might not be able to afford the services of a professional interior designer,” explains designer Maria Schumacher.
A couple perks to having a qualified interior designer is that you are going to get the right furniture for your space; select the correct fabrics, flooring and paint to complement one another; stay on budget and time; and have access to many resources that would normally be unavailable to you.
Everyone has a different home due to natural lighting, windows, architecture and how they personally need their home to function. “I always visit my clients’ homes to get a feel for what their lifestyle is and what look and function they are looking to achieve,” explains Kim Kumrits, designer for over 20 years, who started out her career studying to be an architect. “This initial visit will allow me to make decisions on how to blend the different elements in the home with the clients’ needs and create a proper balance, proportion and harmony within their space.”
“The number one mistake made when people purchase furniture for their home is choosing furniture that is the wrong scale for the space,” explains Kumrits. “Furniture can be very expensive, so when you have a plan, that can minimize or eliminate costly mistakes.”
Not everyone has an easy time envisioning what a finished room will look like, so the designers at Fenton Home Furnishings can create multiple options for a room. In some cases, they will even create beautiful design boards for you to help envision your new space.
“By creating multiple furniture arrangement options, my clients who enjoy moving their furniture around every year can have different plans which work and change the look of their room using the furniture they bought,” she says.
The second mistake most people make when designing a room is selecting their paint color first. “Paint color should be the last item selected when designing your space. There are millions of different paint options, thousands of flooring options and only hundreds of fabric selections. So start with your fabrics,” Kumrits explains. “Or if there is a special piece of artwork the room is going to be incorporating, it’s important to take that into consideration from the beginning.”
Budget is the third mistake, or failure to disclose your budget. This is always a tough topic to talk about, but the designers at Fenton Home Furnishings will work within your budget so that the finishing touches and accessories can all be worked into the overall price. The designers really focus on the lifestyle of the individuals, which allows the finished room to be functional and fashionable in their home. “I find this part very rewarding because I am able to wrangle and coordinate all the little details while keeping an eye on the big picture and their budget,” explains Schumacher.
Fenton Home Furnishings designers Kim Kumrits and Maria Schumacher
“A well-established focal point, draperies, blinds, creative lighting, colors, textures and balance all contribute to that ‘wow’ factor my clients are looking to achieve,” says Kumrits. “I call it ‘fashion for your home,’ meaning, you can’t just stop at the big furniture pieces. You need to accessorize properly with all the accent pieces to get the finished look.”
From blueprints to existing spaces, it’s never too early or too late to meet with one of the designers at Fenton Home Furnishings. “We even have special pricing for design clients which allows them to stretch their budget even further and cover those special accessories needed to finish off the space,” says Kumrits.
Stop into one of their four locations – Fenton, Frankenmuth, Lapeer and Waterford – or call to schedule a meeting with a qualified interior designer to get started on your project today!
FENTON | (810) 629-0650 | 1136 N. Leroy St. | Fenton, MI 48430
FRANKENMUTH | (989) 652-0800 | 360 S. Main St. | Frankenmuth, MI 48734
LAPEER | (810) 667-4553 | 2048 N. Lapeer Rd. | Lapeer, MI 48446
WATERFORD | (248) 623-6831 5321 Dixie Hwy. | Waterford, MI 48329