Why Your Company Should Support Your Local Home Decor Business

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Make Thoughtful and Meaningful Choices When Shopping for Fixtures Like Custom Floating Shelves

Kansas City business owners know the advantages of “shopping local.” Consumers who choose small businesses are injecting money directly into the local economy, so it stays in the community, rather than going to nationally-owned companies or overseas conglomerates.

The U.S. Small Business Association and the U.S. Department of Labor both report on the positive effects of choosing local companies when shopping, dining, or collaborating. In fact, local businesses are more likely to work with other local businesses for the products and services they need. And for every $100 you spend at these mom ‘n’ pops, $68 stays in your community.

So, if you own your own small business or are opening a new one, and you’re looking for fixtures for it, your local home decor business, like J Thomas Home, is happy to help you and our city’s economy, with custom floating shelves to display your merchandise and personalized gift ideas for your team members.

Our Artisans Are From Our Metro Area

In the United States, 48 percent of all employees work for small businesses. At J Thomas Home, our craftsmen live in our community.

Their woodworking expertise enables them to produce perfect custom shelves, noodle boards, custom charcuterie boards, and more for our customers - which include small businesses like your own, as well as homeowners looking for something special to help them stand out.

One of our favorite parts of operating a local business is the number of jobs we are able to generate in our community, and the bonds we create working side-by-side with our team members.

Your Business Decor Will Have Character

You can certainly purchase your store fixtures or furnishings from an online retail giant, but if you don’t want your workspace to look homogenized, then shopping at a local home decor business is a much better idea.

Handcrafted custom shelves to display merchandise, organize literature, or hold office supplies offer far more character than a mass-produced piece of particle board. Custom-built pieces elevate the aesthetic of your store or office, and our human touch means we can think outside the big box in creating a solution for you.

Our personalized gifts are much more thoughtful than a pre-boxed present, too. Your team members or special clients will treasure a handmade item, monogrammed with their initial.

Our Custom Floating Shelves Are More Sustainable Than Others’

Pressed or engineered wood is made using discarded wood fibers - which sounds eco-friendly until you consider the chemicals and glues used to produce it, including formaldehyde, which releases volatile gasses into your home.

Furniture-grade wood doesn’t require mass amounts of chemicals to produce and finish it, and the end result is essentially straight from nature. We use industry-standard stains and clear coat finishes in the right amount for each shelf we produce - never in excess, and never wasting product. You select the custom shelf size, wood species, finish, and design, and we build them to order, so we aren’t paying to heat and cool a massive warehouse full of unpurchased products.

Small businesses like ours tend to have a much smaller carbon footprint than large manufacturers. If your business goals include working toward sustainability, it’s a great reason to work with a local home decor store.

Keeping Money in the Community Helps Support Other Small Businesses

Compared to chain stores, locally-owned businesses send a larger portion of their revenue back into the community. This happens through paying wages to employees and purchasing supplies and paying for expenses related to operations.

With more money staying in the community, it means more can go back to other small businesses, like yours.

How to Partner with J Thomas Home

If you’re interested in working with a local home decor company to furnish your store or office, J Thomas Home is excited to help you create a space that you and your customers will love.

We can help you determine the sizes of custom floating shelves you’ll need to create gorgeous displays or to hold your daily necessities. And when holidays and work anniversaries roll around, choose us again for memorable personalized gifts for your team members that become beloved parts of their own homes.

Call us at (913) 353-4283 and choose extension 2 to talk to our customer service team, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or send us a message online to learn more about our products.

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