Shopping for new furniture can be a very exciting endeavor. Whether you are moving into a new home that needs furnishing or you have finally decided to part ways with the furniture that has become worn and faded over the years, there is a lot more that goes into the decision process than you would expect. Once you have an idea of the available space you want to furnish, before you begin making decisions about the style, color, and other factors, you should first decide whether you want custom made furniture or mass produced furniture.

While mass-produced, ready-made furniture, basically the pieces you would find at furniture stores like Ikea, are incredibly convenient, chances are you will end up with the same sofa, sectional, or chair as half of the nation. So if you prefer something unique, sized-perfectly to your space, and tailored to your style, wants, and needs, custom furniture is the way to go.

What Is Custom Furniture?

Custom furniture is basically any furnishing that offers different options to include your preferences and needs, which may be particular to material, color, size, and style. Pretty much any piece of furniture can be customized, as long as you work with the right custom furniture builder.

The Benefits of Custom Built Furniture

Rather than furnishing your home with mass-produced pieces, here are some reasons why you should consider working with Umana Designs to get the perfect pieces of furniture for your home.

Get a Truly One-of-a-Kind Piece

Unlike mass-produced furniture which is typically shaping your furniture, with custom furniture, pieces are shaped by skilled craftsmen, not machines. Therefore, your piece is bound to come out unique. You won’t be able to find the same piece of furniture at your friend’s house, at a chain furniture store, or online. Some people like being unique and different, making custom furniture the ideal choice. Whether you want a custom sofa, custom sectional, or custom

Furniture Suited to Your Needs

When you work with a custom furniture designer all the power is in your hands. Custom built furniture gives you the ability to choose each element such as the style, fabric, color, and even the stitching. Maybe you have an odd shaped living area and need a couch or sofa to fit it. Custom living room furniture can be adapted to your specific needs.

Long-Lasting, High-Quality Materials

More likely than not, mass-produced furniture is made from cheap materials that probably won’t hold up after a few years or so. Custom built furniture, on the other hand, is made with high-quality materials that will help your piece last. Many homeowners choose to furnish their space with custom pieces so they are able to continue dressing their home for years to come.

More Eco-Friendly

For those who value quality in their furniture, ensuring it is responsibly sourced is important. With mass-produced furniture, there is no telling where the materials were sourced from, how much of them were wasted, etc. Thankfully, custom furniture gives you peace of mind in knowing that the furniture in your home was made by a skilled craftsman that is conscious about the way the furniture is made.

More Bang For Your Buck

While oftentimes a custom sofa will cost more than one that is mass-produced, you can rest assured that there is a significant difference between the two.

Again, the materials that custom manufacturers use for their pieces are often significantly better in quality and you have a much wider selection to choose from. You don’t want to have to buy new furniture every seven or eight years, do you? Custom furniture is known to stand the test of time and it is oftentimes better suited to withstand the rigors living conditions that come with having kids, pets, or both!

Where To Buy Custom Furniture

If you decide that handcrafted furniture is the right fit for your home and needs, you may be wondering where you can purchase it. At Umana Designs, we specialize in crafting custom furniture for both residential and commercial settings. Additionally, we have the ability to recreate pieces of furniture with our furniture reproduction service. If you are ready to begin designing your custom made furniture, call our talented furniture designers and builders today!