What Are the Differences Between Custom Furniture and Store Bought Furniture?

If you're one of the 47% of Americans who have not upgraded the decor in their home over the past five years, you may find yourself looking into getting new furniture. There are so many options when choosing furniture and homeowners often find themselves trying to choose between custom and store bought pieces. To help you decide, this article is going to look at a few key differences between custom furniture and store bought pieces.

Quality
If you choose store bought furniture over custom bedroom furniture or other custom wood furniture, you're going to be sacrificing quality. When you choose custom bedroom furniture or other handcrafted furniture, you can have peace of mind knowing you're getting good value for your money. The craftsman will be focused on creating every aspect of your custom piece with a precision you can't get anywhere else. Furthermore, craftsman choose the materials specifically for your piece so you know what kind of materials you're paying for. With store bought furniture, you may not know what kind of quality the material is until it starts breaking down shortly after you buy it.

Cost
While many people think that custom furniture will be too expensive, you can actually have flexibility when it comes to how much money you spend. If you have a budget, the artist behind the handmade furniture is most likely going to be able to work with that budget. This way, you get a beautiful custom piece without breaking the bank. On the other hand, you typically can't negotiate prices with store bought furniture so you have to settle for whatever fits within your budget. This may lead to you paying more for a lesser quality piece.

Adaptability
Custom furniture allows you to design your furniture to fit your specific needs. So if you need something a certain size to fit in an oddly-shaped room, that will be no problem. However, if you have a room with an unusual layout and look into store bought furniture, you may not be able to find something that fits perfectly. Additionally, you are able to determine your custom furniture's functional aspects such as the number of drawers or doors. And you're even able to design the furniture in a style that fits your personal tastes. Store bought furniture can be basic and boring, but if you go the custom route you'll be able to choose colors, stains, and fabrics that match your style.

Overall, custom is a great choice when choosing furniture. Not only is it not more expensive, but you'll get a higher quality and more personalized piece for your money. So whether you're looking into custom bedroom furniture or just looking to replace old pieces with more modern furniture, you can rest assured your handcrafted piece will be exactly what you want.

By Sam Unruh

I started Unruh Furniture in my garage in 2012 when my wife was pregnant with our first. Today I have 4 kids, 20 employees, and plenty of fires to put out every day. It's a great life and I am a happy man.