Firstly, let’s look at quality. There are some fundamental differences between the way custom pieces are made verses shop bought standard items. The main difference is that shop bought items are made with a final price in mind and a margin added so they can make a profit. The furniture manufacturers there decide how much money is spent on the item and where savings are made. As a buyer you have no control over details like what materials are used.
On the other hand, if you got your furniture made by a custom manufacturer you have control over what goes in to the product in terms of materials, looks and style. You have much more control over how the finished item will look. Many buyers see this as a huge benefit because they don’t want to be constrained to what the shop has designed.
The second main benefit of buying products from home furniture manufacturer is that you decide the look of the item. While you could simply go to a shop and buy an armchair, stool or sofa, you are constrained to the selection you have there. One of the benefits of buying straight from a custom workshop is that you can blend design elements from one product with another, resulting in something rather unique.
Most customers really love this flexibility, as it allows them to match their sofa with their wardrobe, or their TV stand with their coffee table, for example. This is great if you have purchased a very expensive dining room table for example, and need matching chairs, however they are no longer produced. Workshops can design and build a set of chairs to your specifications which perfectly match the table’s design.
A third benefit is the choice of materials. Often, shop bought products aren’t actually the real thing, when it comes to materials. It is common for an ‘oak’ or ‘pine’ piece of furniture to simply be constructed of cheap MDF wood covered in a vinyl or plastic oak or pine effect covering. This would be very disappointing to a customer who is expecting a premium product! On the other hand, furniture manufacturers can work with the customer to ensure their craftsmen produce the product to the highest specification, including the correct choice of wood, rather than cheap MDF.