Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Buying custom vs ready-made furniture

Furniture plays a large part in any home design. Every room needs some sort of furniture  for functional purposes and that cozy, welcoming feeling. 

Furniture can be expensive, so it’s best to invest in timeless pieces that are both durable and feature quality craftsmanship. 

A bedroom needs a bed, whereas a living room would need seats and sofas. While furniture is not a must in kitchens, having bar stools at the kitchen island or breakfast counter can automatically lend a sense of charm and warmth to your kitchen’s design. 

When buying furniture for your home, there are two general options to choose from: custom or ready-made pieces. Both have benefits and disadvantages. Decide which option best suits your lifestyle. 

Quality

Furniture can be expensive, so it’s best to invest in timeless pieces that are both durable and feature quality craftsmanship. 

These characteristics will make your furniture withstand the test of time and everyday wear and tear. 

When it comes to custom-made furniture, homeowners have a say regarding the quality of each piece. Asking specifically for sturdier woods can be more expensive, but at least you’re getting exactly what you want in terms of quality. 

Within the ready-made furniture market, most pieces are not as durable. While there are quality ready-made pieces, these come at a price too. 

Design

Going the custom-made furniture route can give you more leeway in terms of furniture design. This is a great option for homeowners who are looking for a particular style of furniture or an irregular sized piece. 

However, if you’re not sure about what you’d like in terms of design, you‘re better off choosing from the ready-made furniture options in stores and boutiques. 

Seeing the end product before you commit to the purchase can help you assess the furniture design and whether it will be a match for your existing home interiors. 

Convenience

Custom-made furniture takes time to make and requires considerable communication with the furniture maker. You may want to look for furniture upholstery on your own and visit the shop to check the progress and quality of the work. 

On the other hand, buying ready-made furniture off the floor will save you from these troubles. You just have to look around and pick something you like.


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