Friday, March 29, 2013
Designer Meeting with La-Z-Boy
So we had our meeting with the designer at near by La-Z-Boy.
If you didn't read my earlier post, we did an initial consultation with the designer last week where she got to know us and our style. We gave her pictures of our flooring, cabinet and granite choices along with lighting, etc. Honestly having this blog helps because you can direct them to the page. She also downloaded the floor plans and put them into her CAD program.
I can honestly say, so far this has been the best part of buying this house. We had a blast looking at sofas, chairs, sectionals, looking at fabrics and learning about the quality of their construction. We've looked at other furniture and it really is great stuff. As you would expect you are going to pay a little more for higher quality furniture that gives you over a thousand fabric choices. Apposed to Ashley that is imported from China and you get 3 to 4 fabric choices. This is our forever house and this (we hope) is our forever furniture. Years ago when we said we were going to do this, we made a pact that we weren't going to settle and were going to do it right. Well unfortunately we will have to do it in phases and it will take us 1 1/2 to 2 years and will be a work in progress but it will be worth it in the end.
I told our La-Z-Boy designer and sales rep what our intent is and they say that for most people that have to buy this much furniture, they usually do the same thing and it is a long term relationship. We locked in on a big sale they were running, and it applies to custom furniture too (not all their sales do). The great part is we can place our order anytime. Interesting thing...they are used to be people buying/building homes and have tweaked their business processes to cater to the customer, instead of the customer bending to their process/policy. That's a novel concept.
At any rate, we are more excited than ever before to see our new home come to life with at least a few pieces of this wonderful furniture in it.