Tips for First Time Custom Frame Buyers

Framing CounterIt can be intimidating if you’ve never shopped for or purchased custom frames. You may have a lot of questions. How do you know which style to choose? And how much is it going to cost? At Suburban Frames, we are certain that once you’ve had a custom piece created, you’ll be converted. To make the process a little easier, here are some tips for buying your first custom frame.

Choose a Professional in Atlanta to Work With

This may be the most important choice you make. No matter what you are choosing a custom frame for, you’ll want to make sure you are working with an expert. Whether you are framing a simple poster or fine art, working with professionals will save you time, concern, and money. A framing specialist can provide suggestions for what will work best with your piece. They will also ensure it is preserved right so you won’t have to reframe it later.

Bring A Few Ideas – But Stay Open-Minded

Even if you’ve never framed a piece before doesn’t mean you can’t contribute ideas. You do know what you like and dislike. You know your style preferences. You may not know how to describe your style perfectly but think about the types of things you tend to gravitate toward. What kind of furnishings are in your house and your favorite color combinations? Your custom frame professional may point out a few things you’ve not yet considered. They may discuss glass type or mat styles. You’ll know what you like when you see it.

Discuss the Budget

If you’ve never purchased a custom frame before, you may not know any price ranges. Professionals at Atlanta’s Suburban Frames will gladly talk price and provide an estimate for the final cost. Ultimately, it will come down to the features you decide on. If you have a budget in mind, you can discuss that too. We can help you maximize your choices while trying to keep you inside your proposed budget.

Love the Item – Love the Frame

You are picking out a custom frame because it’s something you love and want to preserve it. Framers want to help you do just that. The framing process is nearly magical. Take a look around the site and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about your custom frame. We’d be glad to help you preserve your most precious pictures, awards, or mementos.