Over the past ten years, custom furniture has become increasingly popular for several reasons. Not only are the prices in the mainstream buyer’s range, but many furniture buyers are also beginning to understand the benefits of choosing a bespoke piece over buying a piece of furniture already bought or purchased in the store. This short article will explore what these advantages are.
Furniture suited to your needs
One of the main advantages of choosing a piece of custom furniture over an item of generic retail furniture is that it is built to your exact specifications. Often, when buying standard furniture for retail, you are bound by the size and shape of that piece. This can cause problems, for example, small rooms may not be able to accommodate a large custom wardrobe, or in a larger room, a smaller piece may seem too small in its surroundings.
By purchasing a custom-made piece, you can have the designer who measures your room and designs something that perfectly fits its surroundings. Think of your bespoke furniture designer as an interior architect. An architect designs a building to adapt perfectly to its surroundings. Your designer can do the same with furniture.
Longer lasting and more flexible design
Another great advantage is the longevity that a custom-made piece of furniture offers. Often the furniture purchased in the shop is of a lower level than the personalized ones. This is because compromises are made in almost all stages of production to keep costs down, with the aim of an attractive price.
In the meantime, buyers of custom furniture appreciate quality products, and are therefore not so concerned about the price. Where there are price constraints, you can be sure that with a personalized piece of furniture cuts are made only where necessary. For example, if you need resistant furniture because you expect it to be used regularly, you can ask your designer to guarantee the use of quality materials. The project can be kept in the budget by making the project functional, rather than spending funds on unnecessary ornamental parts.
On the other hand, choosing a piece of furniture purchased in a store does not offer this flexibility. The designer doesn’t know how the piece will be used, so he can prioritize several aspects of the design that aren’t important to the buyer. Therefore, the purchase of personalized furniture guarantees you to have a piece that will stand the test of time thanks to the flexibility available in the design process.
While custom furniture is often seen as an expensive choice, it actually offers value for money at medium to high prices. This is because the buyer has complete control over the price. You could walk into a high-end furniture store and see a really nice design that you like, but it’s out of your price range. A cheaper version of that piece may not have the feature or appearance you want. The result is having to pay for the expensive piece, which could be above the 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 furniture at a price suitable for you.
by John McGeorge