Whether you move into a new house or are looking into changing up your style and decor, shopping for furniture is a major part that can be equally fun and frustrating. Sometimes you just can’t find something that fits the colour or design, no matter how much you look. This is when homeowners often look into custom furniture.
Custom furniture has its very specific benefits and drawbacks, so in this article, we will have a look at things to consider when buying custom furniture!
Important Things To Consider When Buying Custom Furniture
1. Own Design
One of the main downsides of ready-made furniture is that you have a limited range of options and designs to choose from. If you choose custom furniture, you have complete freedom over the design of the piece of furniture you are looking for. All you need, is your own design and a furniture manufacturer to make the piece for you.
2. Additional Features
Going hand in hand with being able to choose your own design, you are not limited to the common concepts. You can use additional features, different designs or details to distinguish your custom piece of furniture and match it exactly to your needs and requirements. It could be adding drawers to a table, storage to a bench or durable materials to upholstery.
3. Quality of Materials/Construction and Craftsmanship/Durability
One big advantage to custom furniture is that you can choose the materials used and with that also the quality. If you invest the time and money to get a custom piece of furniture, you want to make sure that it is of high quality, not just for the aesthetics but also for durability to ensure that it will last you for a long time. And one thing to consider is that often the better the material, the higher the price, but it is also important to keep in mind that you often get what you pay for.
Staying within the area of quality, custom furniture is often handmade, which, in many cases, results in a higher craftsmanship compared to mass-produced pieces.
For many pieces of furniture, wood is the material of choice due to its quality and durability, also due to the wide variety of colours and characteristics of the material itself and also the many options for stains and paints.
4. Furniture Style/Appearance
When going down the custom-made furniture route, you should make sure to give the item a piece of your individuality. It gives you the opportunity to fully match the style and aesthetic of our home. Whether utilitarian or a statement piece, you can give your home a touch of uniqueness.
One big thing to consider when it comes to custom furniture is its cost. So it is important to set a budget within which to operate. This will help you decide which materials to look for and how intricate of a design you can afford. Also keep in mind that one area not to compromise too much is in the quality of materials as you will be looking for durability as much as aesthetics.
Depending on which type of custom furniture you are looking into, it is essential to look beyond just the aesthetics and not to forget comfort. Often designer furniture puts a big emphasis on the look but sometimes forgets that, as example, a couch or a chair also has to be comfortable. You have the opportunity to create something unique, something for you (and your family), so make sure that it is what you are looking for.
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7. Size of your Home
One thing many homeowners have experienced in their life is that when you move into a new home and bring your old furniture, things sometimes just don’t fit. Whether its a bigger or larger space or an odd shape, custom furniture allows you to make something that is perfect for the space it will go into. So, make sure to measure the area and then make your design keeping the size of your home or room in mind to ensure it perfectly fits.
8. Time Constraints
One factor not to underestimate is time. Store-bought furniture or if you order it online, will usually take a matter of days to get to your home, but depending on the size and intricacy of the piece, creating custom furniture can take weeks or even months to design and build. When looking into custom-made furniture you have to keep in mind that it will take longer and that patience will be required.
There are many things to consider when buying custom furniture, both opportunities and potential limitations. Custom furniture is a great way to accentuate your home and get pieces that fit both your style and your requirements.
Urban Accents Furniture offers a wide range of custom furniture, which allows you to choose from 100 different fabrics and colours to customize sofas, benches, and chairs, all available from the comfort of your home!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you describe custom furniture?
Custom-made furniture is pieces of furniture that craftsmen build according to your specifications. It allows you to decide on the design, colour, type of material used, finish, and more.
How much does it cost to have a custom made piece of furniture?
The cost for custom made furniture varies greatly due to the many different factors influencing it. It will depend on the type of furniture, the size, materials, finishes and more.
What are good reasons to buy custom furniture?
There are different reasons why custom furniture is a good choice. It could be to get a piece to perfectly fit your style and decor, an accent piece or a piece of furniture you just can’t find in a store.