Over the last ten years, custom furniture has become more and more popular for several reasons. Not only have prices come in the range of the mainstream buyer, but also many furniture buyers are beginning to understand the benefits of choosing a bespoke piece verses buying an off the shelf or shop bought piece of furniture. This short article will explore what these benefits are.
Furniture Suited To Your Needs
One of the primary benefits of choosing a piece of custom furniture verses a generic retail piece of furniture is that it is built to your exact specification. Often, when purchasing standard retail furniture, you are constrained by the size and shape of that piece. This can cause issues, for example small rooms may not be able to take a large custom wardrobe, or in a larger room a smaller piece may look too small in it’s surroundings.
By buying a bespoke piece you can have the designer measure your room and design something that will fit it’s surroundings perfectly. Think of your custom furniture designer as an indoor architect. An architect designs a building to perfectly fit it’s surroundings. Your designer can do the same with furniture.
Longer Lasting And More Flexible Design
Another great benefit is the longevity that a custom piece of furniture offers. Often, shop bought furniture is of a lower standard than a custom piece. This is because compromises are made at almost every stage of manufacturing to keep the cost down, with the aim of an attractive price.
Meanwhile, custom furniture buyers value quality products, and so aren’t as worried about the price. Where there are price constraints, you can be sure that with a custom piece of furniture cuts are made only where necessary. For example, if you need a hard wearing piece of furniture because you expect it to see regular use, you can ask your designer to ensure quality materials are used. The project can be kept within budget by making the design functional, rather than spending funds on unnecessary ornamental parts.
On the other hand, choosing a shop bought piece of furniture doesn’t give this amount of flexibility. The designer doesn’t know how the piece will be used, so they may prioritise different aspects of the design that aren’t important to the buyer. Therefore, buying custom furniture ensures you have a piece that will stand the test of time thanks to the flexibility available in the design process.
Control Over Price
While custom furniture is often seen as an expensive choice, it actually offers value for money at the mid to high price ranges. This is because the buyer has complete control over the price. You could go in to a high end furniture shop and see a really nice design you like, but it’s out of your price range. A cheaper version of that piece may not have the feature or look that you want. The result is having to pay for the expensive piece, which could be above budget.
On the other hand choosing a custom piece of furniture allows you to specify a budget and what features you want. Therefore, you can get the perfect piece of furniture at a price that suits you.