Ordering Custom Furniture: Why It's Worth the Wait

When you're in the market for new furniture, you could head to your local "big-box" store, pick out a set that works for your space, and order or possibly even bring home your furniture that same day.

You could do that. But should you? 

When you buy furniture from just anywhere, you may not get the quality, craftsmanship, and durability you need. If you want to get the most out of your next furniture purchase, consider a custom order.

Is customized furniture worthwhile? In a nutshell, yes. While you may wait a bit longer to receive customized furniture, you'll enjoy a number of benefits that you won't find in a mass-produced piece.

Charlotte bookcase available in a variety of sizes, parts and configurationsShown above: Charlotte bookcase available in a variety of sizes, parts and configurations

A Completely Personalized Piece

Have you ever found what seemed like the perfect furniture piece at a local retailer – only to learn that it wasn't offered in the exact color or finish you desired? If so, then you know how frustrating this experience can be. Unfortunately, when you buy ready-made furniture from a big-box store, your customization options are limited. Even if you can personalize your piece, you may have just a handful of options to choose from.

Custom ordering is the way to go when you want a furniture piece suited to the exact vision you have in mind. With a custom order, you can choose your ideal color and/or finish and select from a wide range of materials and other options. The only way to get a more custom furniture piece would be to build one yourself!

A High Standard of Craftsmanship

When buying furniture that you want to last for decades or even generations, craftsmanship matters. However, many mass producers of furniture these days have left craftsmanship by the wayside in favor of churning out a large number of pieces at the lowest prices.

When you custom order a furniture piece through a reputable company like Domaine Furnishings, you can rest assured that your furniture will be designed and crafted with pride and to the highest standards.

Sayonara leather bed available in various styles and headboard heightsShown above: Sayonara leather bed available in various styles and headboard heights

A Piece That's Tailored to Your Space

Whether you're working with limited space or have specific dimensions in mind for your next furniture piece, a custom order can ensure you get exactly what you need. No more worrying whether your new furniture will fit properly or throw off the scaling of your space. 

Instead, you can send your list of preferred dimensions to an experienced furniture designer and get a piece that's 100% tailored to your living room, bedroom, dining room, or any other space in your home.

Collaboration with Artisans and Designers

When you buy furniture from a bulk retailer, it’s far more challenging to get to know who is behind the design or manufacturing of that piece. In contrast, ordering custom furniture gives you a unique opportunity to work first-hand with professional designers who can turn your vision into a reality. 

At Domaine Furnishings, we rely on the expertise and knowledge of renowned artisans and designers to deliver one-of-a-kind pieces with each custom order. Collaborating with these professionals allows you to get more out of the furniture-buying experience while ensuring you get what you want.

Investment and Longevity

Unfortunately, the materials used in mass-produced furniture pieces are often low-quality. Particleboard, cheap fabrics, plastics, and other low-end materials help to keep costs down—but this is done at the expense of durability and longevity.

If you're spending your hard-earned money on new furniture, it's understandable that you want it to last. This is why it's often worth the investment and longer lead time to have your furniture custom-made with materials and fabrics of your choosing. From there, you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your new furniture piece is built to last.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness

Sustainability has become increasingly crucial to furniture buyers in recent years. However, ready-made furniture pieces at large retailers are often made with materials that can harm the environment, such as plastics and even wood obtained through illegal logging practices.

Dexter sofa with matching accent chairs in eco-friendly fabricShown above: Dexter sofa with matching accent chairs in eco-friendly fabric

Likewise, when you consider that many of these furniture pieces only last a few years before they're scrapped, it's easy to see how cheap furniture production can contribute to overfilling landfills and similar problems.

Going with a custom-made piece of furniture gives you options for eco-friendly and nontoxic materials, such as natural wood and even recycled materials that are better for the planet. Meanwhile, because your furniture piece will be designed and built to last, you cut down on unnecessary waste and have a piece for life.

Get Started With Your Custom Furniture Order Today

When you're eager to furnish and decorate your space, the temptation to purchase a ready-made set can be intense. However, custom furniture is always worth the wait if you're serious about outfitting your room with the highest quality materials that reflect your unique taste and sense of style.

At Domaine Furnishings, we're proud to offer select furniture pieces as custom orders so you can personalize your design and get exactly what you want. You can choose from a wide range of sizes, materials, and finishes to suit your needs—all with expert guidance from our design team!

Get in touch with our interior designers today to learn more about ordering custom furniture, as well as specific customization options and lead times.

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