Desiree is not alone.
Clients come into our store all the time with this same exact dilemma. It didn’t take our design and sales team long to realize that very few people have the same needs when it comes to dining. Some people want casual while others want formal. Growing families want to seat 4 every day but then be able to expand to 10 for special occasions. Some want the intimacy that can only be achieved by dining at a round table so that everyone is equal. Others want a rectangular table with a special place at either end for the host and hostess.
Practical needs and preferences are just one part of the equation. Add on top of this your personal style, your favorite wood finish or color and a host of other preferences and I think you will agree that every person out there probably has a different idea of what the perfect dining table looks like.
Furniture makers approach this challenge of catering to customer needs and wants in a variety of ways. Most often, and most simply, they produce furniture that will appeal to a broad range of people and fit in a broad range of homes, causing them to build standard sizes, in standard finishes.
But most people don’t want something that is right for “the average room”. Like Desiree, I want something that is right for my room. This is where customization saves the day.
People in Edmonton have never shopped at McElheran's to find the same thing that their neighbours have. No, they come to McElheran’s to discover something different - furniture of the best quality that’s as unique as they are. That is why we recently decided to represent a family run Canadian company that has been building customizable solid wood dining tables and dining chairs for over 35 years.
Like McElheran’s, they are committed to their local economy and providing quality designer furniture to their customers. They understand that every customer is an individual. They understand the value of options.