Outsourcing Furniture and Fixtures for Your Interior Design Project
If you have ever embarked on an interior design journey or you are considering your next project, then you may already know how lengthy the process is. One of the key areas that can take a while is the furnishing of your new space(s). Think about it, if you’re after all new items, you need to consider finding the pieces of furniture, fixtures or equipment you need, ensuring they meet your requirements and also ensure they’re delivered as well as installed. Now, imagine doing this for a complete home renovation while also working everyday as normal. It’s extremely time-consuming right? The planning that goes into this can be time consuming and you will likely want your project finished in good time. Interestingly, there are FF&E services you can be considering. FF&E services, will source, deliver and ensure your items needed to complete your interior design project are installed.
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What does FF&E mean?
FF&E which stands for ‘furniture, fixtures and equipment’ is a term that’s widely used across interior design which relates to the items that need to be sourced and installed within your property to furnish and complete your space. Any item that doesn’t permanently attach itself to the structure of the property can be classed as FF&E.
What is FF&E Services?
When you’re beginning your interior design journey you may have consulted with a few professions already including an architect and interior designer depending on what your project involves. However, you can also free up your time and outsource the finding of furniture you need for your new space. Interior designers are starting to become well rounded individuals and companies who can deliver this for you, or you can find specific FF&E specialists.
Working with an FF&E specialist they will:
- Understand your requirements
- Source the items you’ve asked for
- Ensure they’re delivered with a time that slots into your overall project plans
- And ensure they’re installed
This means you can spend more of your time focusing on the more important parts of your project.
Why would I want an FF&E service?
If you’re an extremely busy individual with a career or a very demanding job and you’re embarking on a renovation project, you likely don’t have a lot of time in the day to look at every part of your project. Positively, you can outsource the furniture, fixtures and fittings needed across your project. Once brought up to date your FF&E specialist can go and do the shopping and sourcing for you bringing you back recommendations. They’ll ensure the items fit your criteria for example, if you were renovating your kitchen and the plans said you had dimensions of H92.5cm x W110cm x D60 for your cooker, the FF&E specialist would go out to market to find you an item that could fit perfectly within those dimensions. All you have to do is approve the purchase when they source it for you, and they’ll ensure its delivered and installed.
What type of items fall under FF&E?
Many items fall under FF&E. The general view is that if it isn’t permanently part of the structural building, then it falls under FF&E. Items included here can be:
- Light Shades
- Cooking Equipment for your kitchen
- Decorative Items
- And more
How do I find an FF&E service?
If you’re interested in such services and already work with an architect or an interior designer, I would recommend asking them first and foremost. Both professions have started widening their talents and FF&E services may sit under their remit. If not, then I’d recommend searching for specialists within your area using Google of course and speaking with a few specialists. The reason for speaking to a few specialists is so that you can hear a range of ideas of how they can make your life easy as well as being best placed to source exactly what you’re looking for.
Before, you start that interior design project, consider overall how much support you will require. Consider this from the beginning and ensure you have them implemented before you start your renovation. By the end of your project you will feel and see how much they benefitted the success of your overall project.