We often hear people talk about reasons that they think they will never own a piece of custom furniture. We’ve decided to discuss some of these reasons and why a piece of custom furniture may be in your future.
We should first discuss why you should even consider having furniture custom made for your home. Every house, no matter how well designed, has quirks. Those strange shaped rooms or nooks that can be difficult to furnish. When you add in the fact that we all have different lifestyles, it can be very difficult to find the right furniture to fit.
The wrong furniture for your space can feel like a pair of ill-fitting shoes, leaving you tired and cranky. Soon you start avoiding the shoes, or the furniture and they don’t get used.
Often times, people think they can’t afford custom furniture. Or, the process may intimidate them. If you connect up with the right custom furniture store, or maker, the process should be fun and simple. It can also end up costing much less than an off the floor piece. When you factor in that you have the correct piece for your home, and won’t spend money replacing it or buying other pieces to try to make it work, it ends up costing much less.
So, how do you find the right store or artisan? There are several important things to consider. First, and most important, you must be able to communicate and get along with the person that will be handling the design and build of your custom piece. Communication is key. They need to be listening and coming up with what you want, not what they want. This is very much like dating; if you don’t like them on the first date, it’s not going to get better. And for heaven’s sake, don’t marry them.
Secondly, you must like the style of their products. Visit the showroom and look at style and quality. If it’s not want you want, then try somewhere else. Lastly, make sure they are working within your budget. If you force your budget or theirs, you may not be happy with the outcome.
So, instead of thinking that you will never have just the right piece of custom furniture, tell yourself you can. You can design it. You can afford it. Better yet, aren’t you worth it?