If what you are looking for is to turn your home into a unique space designed for you, with your preferences that fit your needs and express your personality you are looking for custom furniture. Decoration does not necessarily have to do with fashion. It has much more to do with adopting a personal style with which we feel comfortable, which reflects part of our personality.
Why custom furniture maybe your best option?
Superior quality. Normally, when custom-made furniture is made, it receives much more attention than paid to mass-produced furniture. In addition, the materials used are also usually of better quality.
Durability. It is correct to think that if the materials are better and the workmanship is expert, the durability and resistance of the product will be greater.
Unique design. You can be sure that no one will have another piece of furniture like it. Prefabricated furniture may be pretty and look good, but there’s nothing like the feeling of knowing it’s made just for you and just for you. It’s like having a suit made to measure by a tailor versus one bought in a department store.
Comfort. If the furniture is made to our liking, the resulting decoration will be to our liking, undoubtedly affecting our comfort.
Fit to space. One of the reasons why many people resort to custom-made furniture is because they want to place it in a place with very specific dimensions or shapes. If we want to have a really optimal result, this is the only solution, since the alternative is to visit hundreds of furniture stores to find something that serves us half.
Benefits for the environment. The activity of a craftsman is potentially less polluting than that of an industry. It is also necessary to consider the best use of the 10 tech trends to a greater extent.
Disadvantages of custom-made furniture
Cost. Although the manufacturing price does not have to be much higher than that of a part manufactured in series, it is logical that it is higher. It is because industrial processes are not used that allow the introduction of economies of scale that reduce costs. After all, the carpenter who will manufacture this personalized furniture does not buy the same quantities of raw material that an industry buys and therefore does not acquire them at the same price and because more time and therefore manpower is required to manufacture.
Despite all the costs, it does not have to be exaggeratedly higher since mass production also has associated costs that custom-made furniture does not have, such as advertising, designer’s fee, insurance, transportation, etc.
Time. If the need is immediate, it is possible that custom furniture is not the best solution since it involves a process, first a design and planning phase and then execution, which may take more or less time depending on the furniture.
Be wary of those who promise a lower price than the well-known furniture brands. They can only achieve this by significantly reducing costs, affecting the quality of materials, assembly, etc.
The experience. Experience is important in practically all jobs, but especially in carpentry. Knowing how each wood behaves, the mechanizations, the finishes, or even the times can only be learned with years of experience.
Look online for inspiration, take photos of furniture you like, browse magazines, etc., and show them to the professional to find out what exactly they are talking about.