Furnishing your home, whether for the first time or if you’re updating your furniture, can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! You can save a lot of the headache of furnishing or re-furnishing your home by choosing custom-built furniture. And it can be a lot of fun, too!
If you’ve never considered custom-built furniture for your home, you really need to. And here are 5 important benefits of custom-built furniture to help explain why!
One of the most important benefits of custom-built furniture is that it is a much higher-quality product than mass-produced furniture.
These days, most mass-produced furniture is manufactured with particleboard made to look like wood instead of using real wood. This is because particleboard is cheaper than real wood, so the manufacturing process and, therefore, the price of the furniture is cheaper. But while the lower cost is initially helpful, the quality of the furniture suffers.
Particleboard is low on strength, durability, and longevity, and is susceptible to warping in moisture and humidity. Some can be less eco-friendly due to the manufacturing process used. The result is that you will end up spending more by having to replace a cheaper item of furniture sooner than you would have a quality piece.
But because the manufacturers have gotten so good at making the furniture appear to be made of real wood, it can be difficult to spot the difference unless you visit a showroom in person or ask a knowledgeable salesperson. It’s important to know that the dealers you buy from carry trusted brands and know their products. Buying directly from a dealer that makes custom-built furniture ensures you’re getting quality furniture that will last.
Not all homes have large, spacious, perfectly “cookie-cutter” shaped rooms. Maybe you have an oddly-shaped room that needs furnishing, or a tiny studio apartment that requires ultimate optimization of available space. Either way, one of the highly practical benefits of custom-built furniture is that it is functional!
Custom-built furniture allows you to create furniture pieces that fit your specific needs. Maybe there’s a weird corner with a sloping ceiling in your bedroom that defies all conventional furniture. Or maybe your itty-bitty place requires each furniture piece to be space-efficient and multifunctional, with extra storage and shelving features. That level of optimization can be achieved with custom furniture.
Custom-built furniture is unique and can reflect your style. Since you can create each piece however you want it, custom-built furniture is sturdy, stylish, one-of-a-kind, and a great way to express your personal taste in your home. With standard showroom furniture, you are limited in your options. You also risk bringing home the exact same furniture as your neighbors and friends. But you want your home to feel special!
Whether you want to ensure all of the furniture in your home is cohesive and matches, or if you’re looking for an accent piece that’s functional and stylish, custom furniture is the way to go.
Another benefit of custom-built furniture is that it is a good investment. As previously discussed, purchasing mass-produced furniture might seem cheaper at the time. But the low quality it provides means it will wear out or break more quickly than you anticipate and you will have to replace it sooner than planned.
The high-quality materials and construction of custom furniture provides quality that lasts and makes it a much more cost-effective investment in the long run than cheaper showroom varieties. Make the right choice early on and invest in custom-built furniture when furnishing your home to ensure you have furniture that will last for years to come.
Not only does custom furniture save you money long-term, but it also saves you time and effort in the short-term! Finding enough matching furniture pieces that all reflect your style to furnish your home can be time-consuming and a headache. Making the simple decision to go with custom-built furniture eliminates that headache. With skilled craftsmen involved, you won’t have to wait very long for your furniture piece(s) to be completed and delivered.
Lastly (but importantly!), choosing custom-built furniture for your home is the most environmentally friendly option. As mentioned previously, most mass-produced showroom furniture is made from particleboard, and some of the manufacturing processes of particleboard are less eco-conscious than simply using real wood.
Also, because of the higher quality and durability of custom furniture, your furniture will last longer and you will need to replace it less often. In fact, each year, Americans throw out more than 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings. That’s a lot of waste! This means that choosing custom furniture not only saves your bank account some money, but also saves the environment the materials and manufacturing process needed for a replacement, and the waste involved.
Looking into buying custom-built furniture that is right for you? Come visit our showroom or give us a call, we’d love to help! At Quality Sleep Shops of Texas, we are proud to offer custom-built furniture, a truly unique approach to getting the perfect furniture for your home. We can complete most custom orders in 3-5 days. With over 20 finish options, our team can build any type of furniture your home needs. Come see our selection in the showroom or get a piece made just for you today!
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