08/08/2012 (press release: sheiladanzig) // Steve Scott at Aria Custom Cabinetry
Two of the biggest problems families complain about in their homes or apartments go hand in hand—usable space and sufficient, efficient storage. Steve Scott of Aria Custom Cabinetry at 1860 Star-Batt Drive, Rochester Hills (http://www.ariacustomcabinetry.com), has solved that problem.
People spend the majority of their waking hours in their homes and offices. Being able to furnish them the way they want, with the look they want, and with the maximum functionality they want is the key to enjoying the time they spend there. And people who enjoy their space are inherently happier and more content.
Sufficient, attractive storage is always a particular challenge, Steve says. In other words, “A place for everything and everything in its place,” as the adage goes. No one wants to be tripping over sports equipment, shoes, brooms, toys, stacks of books or DVDs, for example, or waste countless hours sifting through piles to find something.
Homes that are well organized reduce stress and increase productivity, researchers say. In fact, for most people, almost half of all housework would be eliminated simply by ensuring that their homes are well organized. But it goes further than that.
In 2011, researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University published the results of a study they conducted in “The Journal of Neuroscience” regarding the effect of clutter on the brain. What they discovered was that clutter is a form of chaos, so when people operate in a cluttered environment, the chaos intrudes on the ability of the brain to focus on anything else. Not only that but it actually impedes the brain’s ability to process information and increases frustration levels.
However, living spaces can be a challenge to organize when relying on mass-produced, one-size-fits-all furniture. More often than not, that standard single size just doesn’t quite fit and even a minor compromise can translate into significant frustration and disappointment down the road.
The most efficient space is one that is tailored with someone’s specific needs in mind, Scott says. But such a level of efficiency incorporates quality and durability as well as great design.
“Think of it like clothing,” Steve Scott says. “When you spend a little more to buy a classic, well made, designer outfit, you go home with something that will look great, has been tailored to your specific build, and will last for years. On the other hand, if you buy something cheap off the rack, it’s never going to be a perfect fit, and you’ll likely have to replace it in a year when it starts falling apart, and every year after that.
So, what looks like a bargain at first can end up costing more, in stress as well as price. Not only will it not perform optimally but it will also wear out faster, requiring more frequent replacement. Suddenly that bargain buy has doubled or even tripled in cost. It’s no longer a bargain.
“It’s the same thing with custom designed and constructed furniture,” Steve Scott says. “It’s unquestionably a better long-term investment. You not only have the satisfaction that comes with a piece that’s designed with your lifestyle and specific needs in mind, but also a tremendous sense of pride in possessing an elegant, quality piece of furniture that will last for generations.”
Custom-built furniture is, in fact, an excellent investment according to real estate professionals, as it not only adds to the enjoyment of a space but also to the value of the real estate itself. Many homes featuring custom built-ins recuperate the full price of the furniture when sold, up to as much as 150 percent.
“We have a team of meticulous craftsmen,” says Steve Scott, proud owner of Aria Custom Cabinetry. “We take enormous pride in bringing our clients’ visions to life, whether we’re talking about a single piece, a complete room, or an entire office. We work closely with architects and designers, too.”
Matching pieces really pull a room together, designers say. But, it can prove nearly impossible to find a piece in a particular finish or wood necessary to match existing pieces. When a piece or set is custom designed and made, even the smallest detail, such as the style of the hardware used, is the purchaser’s decision, so everything is complementary.
A quality custom furniture manufacturer, like Aria, offers a multitude of quality hardwoods, such as mahogany, cherry, red oak, walnut and maple, all of which come in numerous stains and colors, as well as exotic veneers and custom antique and distressed finishes.
Quality, custom constructed furniture is an asset that pays off both in pleasure and price. Not only will it stand the test of time, but family members will also treasure such pieces as heirlooms for generations to come.
For more information, contact Steve Scott at Aria Custom Cabinetry in Rochester Hills at 248.299.0822.