7 Benefits of Choosing Custom Furniture for Your Home

7 Benefits of Choosing Custom Furniture for Your Home

Nov 18, 2022

When a space looks and feels impressive, the impact can be quite profound. Custom furniture is often the star of the show when creating beautifully cohesive and aesthetically stunning environments that leave a lasting impression.

Designing your own customized furniture is not only a wise choice in the long term, but also a smart way to avoid the headaches that can come with furnishing your space in the first place.

Here are our 7 key benefits of choosing custom furniture for your home. 

1. Exclusive design

Much of the furniture available in stores is starting to look the same, with popular styles widely reproduced. Homes are beginning to look like catalogs rather than an expression of individuality.

7 Benefits of Choosing Custom Furniture for Your Home

When you incorporate custom furniture into your space, you have the opportunity to collaborate with creative professionals and create designs that excite you and stand out from the crowd. There is so much more joy in owning something that is a unique one-off that is true to who you are, rather than having your home look identical to your neighbor’s.

2. Higher quality

With the rise in appetite for widely-reproduced interior decor, there has come a rapid increase in mass production of popular pieces. Quality has unfortunately been compromised to keep up with our insatiable demands for more in our consumption-driven world.

It’s become increasingly difficult to find quality furniture on the retail market. Opting for custom made pieces is the clear choice for protecting yourself in the long run. When you invest in custom built furniture, you’re investing in your future with quality, reliable pieces that will last you a lifetime of making memories.

3. Maximize your use of space

There’s nothing worse than having to edge around a coffee table just to get to the sofa to unwind after a long day. Understanding how you use your space and how your furniture can improve the living experience of your home. Your home is unique, and often store bought furniture just doesn’t fit quite right.

Not only do professional interior designers focus on beautiful aesthetics, but we’re also experts when it comes to functionality. Building custom furniture with a professional designer can revolutionize any space, no matter how small. Expand the possibilities for your home by creating pieces specifically designed to optimize practicality and comfort.

4. Customize to your physical needs

7 Benefits of Choosing Custom Furniture for Your Home

Just as every home is unique, every individual that lives in your home is unique too. Store-bought furniture caters to a generalized clientele without much room to factor in any specific needs you or your loved ones may have concerning comfort.

For people of different ages and abilities, a customized sofa's effects on their quality of life are immeasurable. It can be pretty stressful trying to find the right furniture that suits everyone in communal spaces in your household. Custom living room furniture is the best way to ensure everyone’s comfort, so you can all relax together at home.

5. Choose exactly what you want

As well as being the more economical long-term option for your home, choosing custom furniture also gives you more opportunity to have fun with your design process! You get to construct furniture that perfectly fits the scale and flow of your home, and you also get to choose the materials you want.

Whether you’re after luxurious upholstery or something more durable and easy to keep clean, you’re in control of how you want your furniture to look and feel. You can have fun playing with different textures, colors, and patterns to find the ideal combination for your dream home.

6. Furniture as unique as your home

It can be frustrating sometimes trying to get a space to a point where it feels complete.

7 Benefits of Choosing Custom Furniture for Your Home

You can lose hours of your life moving things around, taking elements away, introducing new colors or materials, and trying to perfect everything. But the reality might be that what you’ve got simply doesn’t work, no matter how much you agonize over decisions.

With so many options out there, it can be difficult to source cohesive interiors while being true to your taste and suitable for your lifestyle. Custom handmade furniture allows you to get specific. You can tie every element of your home’s design together carefully, executing your vision precisely to your liking.

7. Functional, precise pieces

One of the most frequent issues we see people running into when designing homes is buying furniture that doesn't fit their space. Or sometimes, after viewing an empty property, they think the space is much larger than it actually is, which results in them buying furniture or bringing pieces from their old house that take over the entire room.

Measurements, scale, and flow should be thought out on paper before you go to buy in person. Even then, after your efforts, it’s not always possible to find something in stores that will work in your home.

Getting the right scale, appropriate fabrics or perfect wood finishes doesn't have to be expensive. The right design professional who has product knowledge, strong vendor relationships and vast product selection options can assist you with your project and stay within your budget.

Another way to get it right on the first go is to customize your furniture for your home's specific dimensions and flow. A functional and comfortable space makes for a happy home, so why not invest in handmade furniture designed specifically for your exact needs?

If you have the right design professional, they will have the connections and knowledge to utilize the best finishes and materials for all of the things that make it a custom piece—without it being designed from the ground up if it doesn’t need to be. Specific furniture lines that allow customization will still get you that custom feel with a realistic budget so you can have a unique, long-lasting piece of furniture for years to come.

Interested in customizing your own furniture to make your home even more spectacular? Schedule your discovery call now, and let’s discover the possibilities together.

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"Kim Bailey has the qualities an interior designer is supposed to have - artistic ability, creativity, and visualization.  But she and her team at Design Lifestyles have more than that -  they are passionate, caring, problem solvers too.  We simply could not be more pleased with the result of our collaboration with Kim and her team.  But the process is important too.  We engaged Kim Bailey interiors in February of this year. From the beginning Kim and her team worked with us to understand what we wanted. They worked diligently to present ideas to bring it all together. They were responsive to our many questions and  comments often sent at odd times of days, nights, and weekends. And, when we started this project, there was not a pandemic, but it hit while we were underway.  Kim and  her  team managed it all – from changes in orders, to receivers to movers and installers - all with uncanny precision and a sense of calm.

In the end, our new contemporary home is stylish, fitting of our desires and our personality and within the budget we outlined at the start. I checked all 5 stars and every box above because Design Lifestyles is deserving of it."

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