Take advantage of Toms Price interior designers -- The Key to creating exciting new spaces
Just as a football team aiming for a championship needs a good coach who can draw up the winning plays, a homeowner dreaming of a new space needs a skilled professional to sketch the right strategies for success.
Whether you're looking to remodel existing space or you're building a brand new home where the family room; for example, is to be a main focal point, careful planning and design are crucial. Which is why the experts recommend working with an experienced interior designer from the start.
"Just as the architect is called upon to design the best use and flow of space allowed, it's the function of the interior designer to maximize the specific value of the space itself, while framing it with an aesthetic appeal most pleasing to the client," said Kathleen Peacock, NCIDQ, of Toms Price in Lincolnshire.
"A good designer will help assess your project and help you determine the order in which things should be selected and ordered, offer ideas for inspiration or design direction, such as style, color and blending existing pieces with new."
Toms Price designers collaborate with architects/builders early on in a construction or renovation project to offer furniture layouts in each room and help with scale of furnishings and the electrical needs for lighting and outlets. They can also acquaint you with a wider variety of ideas, styles, and options available than if you were to go the planning route alone.
"Sure, you could shop around from showroom to showroom and browse displays. But that takes a lot of time and there's no way you can see it all and compare most of the products out there," Peacock added. "Toms Price designers are familiar with our monthly promotions and those offered by the manufacturers we represent. A Toms Price designer can present a fairly comprehensive array of choices and help develop a budget for your "needs" and/or "wish list" and offer additional resources when needed such as reupholstering, window treatments, artwork selection, rug cleaning, paint colors, refinishing, etc. Designers have the know-how to help you maximize your space and create the most eye-catching, efficient design possible."
At Toms Price a small deposit for a Home Consultation typically includes programming and measuring the space(s) with furniture layouts to follow. The deposit can be applied to future purchases. Toms Price provides resources for not only furnishings, but also soft floor coverings such as hand knotted rugs, wall-to-wall carpeting, custom area rugs, and stair runners.
"A designer's first responsibility is to listen and ask the pertinent questions in order to understand the function of the space and to create the 'look' or 'vibe' desired. Her second obligation is to present all the possibilities your space will allow. From exciting ideas and the latest offerings to the most cost-efficient design possible, our job is to give you your dream, while saving you time, money and frustration," concluded Peacock.
Since 1908, Toms Price has provided quality furniture throughout Chicagoland and remains the oldest furniture store in the Chicago area. Today, Toms Price remains family-owned and is in its fourth generation having evolved to a design firm within a furniture store. All sales associates are designers in the four Toms Price stores and the Outlet Store and are ready to help you create your dream space. Toms Price stores are located in:
Wheaton, 303 E. Front St. (630) 668-7878
Lincolnshire, 725 Milwaukee Ave (847) 478-1900
Skokie (20 minutes from downtown Chicago) 4999 Old Orchard Center (847) 675-9400
South Barrington at the Arboretum 100 W. Higgins, J-40 (847) 783-1500
Bloomingdale Outlet, 279 Madsen Drive (630) 529-7600
Along with furniture from over fifty top manufacturers, Toms Price buyers travel worldwide to find unique and exclusive products. Toms Price also provides interior design services for projects of all sizes. Visit our website for further information or contact the locations above. Hours vary per location.