So, you’re looking to make an upgrade to the furniture in your home.
Maybe your current furniture is past its due date and it’s compromising the beautiful layout of your living room. Perhaps the timing is just right for you to update to the furniture you’ve envisioned for your house all along.
Whatever the case may be, custom made furniture can fill your needs and desires simultaneously in a way manufactured furniture simply can’t.
However, as you’re considering making the switch to custom furniture there are several things you should factor in.
Here are things to consider when combing through your options.
1. The Cost-Efficiency May Surprise You
Whenever people hear the phrase “custom-made” put in front of any object, they automatically assume the price is too far above their budget.
But, if you’re being in-depth with the custom made furniture that you’re looking for, then the price tag might surprise you.
You may think that store-bought furniture is the cheapest option, but some furniture warehouses include a lot of unforeseen fees with their pricing.
With all the different factors at play (such as logistics, retail, advertising, etc.) the price of furniture in-store may actually add up to be as much, if not more, than furniture that’s made to your exact specifications.
2. Unmatched Quality
If you’re looking for pristine furniture to make your friends and family members ask about the specifics each time they sit in it, then custom furniture is the way to go.
There’s a noticeable amount of quality in furniture that’s been handcrafted and with the finest materials.
Custom furniture craftsmen take time doing their work and making sure everything matches up to their world-class standards. So while that manufacturer is rushing furniture out the door to meet demand, the craftsman is steadily working.
3. Factor in the Turnaround Time
Because the craftsmen are working diligently to meet your specifications, you’ll want to give wiggle room for the time it will take to finish their work.
If anything comes back and isn’t the way you planned for it to be, there will need to be a few revisions that need to take place.
Generally, you want to allow for about an eight week turnaround time. That way, your designer will have plenty of time to find the optimal materials, size, and form that’s needed for the kitchen of your dreams.
Naturally, there are factors to your custom furniture that you won’t think of… but your designer will.
One of those is most likely going to be the necessary sizing for the furniture that you’re interested in.
Take a bar stool for example. You may think that you want it only 4 inches shorter than the island bar you’ve envisioned for your kitchen.
However, your professional designer may come back and tell you that, in their experience, the optimal legroom is 6 inches between the bar stool and the countertop.
This is a perfect example of how much a professional can help you make the furniture of your dreams become a reality.
5. It’s Unique to You
What’s the best part about custom made anything? There’s nothing else in the world quite like it.
You can lay back in that custom made love seat, knowing full well that no one else in the world has one. You’ll have a design and fit to your furniture and kitchen that fits your style and imagination.
You can be as bold or reserved with your choices as you like. Heck, if you’ve always dreamed of having a leopard-printed couch that matches your spirit… go out there and get one!
6. Adaptability to Your Situation
Maybe you’ve always wanted a 4-piece sofa, but haven’t ever been able to justify it fitting in your living room.
Whether you believe your living room to be too small or oddly-shaped for one to fit comfortably, that can be adjusted with custom furniture. They can alter the design a bit or scale it down to optimize the space in your room.
The main idea is to get you your dream furniture without compromising the space and other features in your home. Custom furniture gives you that freedom to explore.
7. Furniture for the Longhaul
Short term commitments are a thing of the past. Now that you’re getting custom made furniture, you’ll have furniture you can depend on for at least 1-2 decades.
Think of it this way: you can pay for premium, individualistic furniture that will last you way longer or buy store-bought furniture that won’t last as long…
The choice is obvious, isn’t it?
8. Creativity That Comes to Life
If you ever considered becoming a professional interior designer, now is the time to unleash your inner potential.
Thanks to the endless possibilities of custom made furniture, you can now design the exact furniture you want.
You get to pick the size, color, shape, tone, materials and so much more to meet the exact vision you had in mind.
9. Have Pictures Available
Do you have a vision of what you want but having trouble finding the right words to explain it?
If so, it’s time to search the internet and find pictures that replicate what you’re trying to describe.
Ultimately, there’s not a lot that an experienced designer hasn’t seen, so they may understand what you’re referencing regardless. Still, it’s nice to have a few pictures handy to make sure you’re both on the same page.
10. Be as Original/Unoriginal as You Want
Another common misconception of custom furniture is that people think you need to have a unique idea to make it a reality.
A designer won’t judge you for admitting that you want something similar to a couch you saw at the store. If you know exactly what you want, then you can create exactly that.
If your idea mimics something that already exists… all the better! Then the craftsman has something to reference as he’s fitting it to the specifications of your home.
Custom Made Furniture Will Bring Your Home to Life
From now on, you’ll catch yourself smiling as you walk through your living room, thanks to your custom made furniture. Now it’s time for the next project: getting the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted.
Be sure to check out this article for modern kitchen designs to get the wheels turning on the layout for your new kitchen.
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