The Benefits of Investing in Handmade Furniture

Alstons Cambridge Sofa

The furniture we choose not only provides a functional quality to our homes, it also conveys our personality and style and adds warmth, character and comfort to the space it occupies.

Having bespoke, custom or handcrafted furniture brings a sense of individuality and means the space can be used to its full advantage. However, as we now live in an age where convenience is king, the trend for mass-produced, disposable furniture offers an appealing quick solution to those looking for new pieces. So, why buy handcrafted when cheap furniture is so readily available?

1)      It lasts

It seems obvious but a well-crafted solid oak dining set is much more likely to stand the test of time and be handed down through generations than a flimsy MDF table. Look at how furniture has passed down as heirlooms throughout history, handcrafted pieces can last for hundreds of years if taken care of properly.

2)      It is competitive on price

Quality craftsmanship pays for itself a thousand times over as it results in furniture pieces which will not require replacing every few years.

3)      It is unique

High quality, handcrafted furniture tends to have a timeless appeal which transcends fashions over time, meaning that it will always look perfect in your home. Using the skills of a craftsman means your furniture is more likely to be unique and original in comparison with other mass-produced furniture on the market.

4)      Customised style and size

Choosing handmade furniture means that you can call the shots when it comes to the size and style of the piece you are after. Fancy a different fabric on that amazing sofa? A smaller size? A high shine or distressed finish? The great thing about custom furniture is that you can adapt the furniture to the needs and style of your home.

5)      Less likely to suffer defects

Machine produced furniture tend to encounter occasional defects during production. As a machine cannot provide the attention to detail that a craftsman can, it is easier for defects to slip by unnoticed, only for you to discover them when it is too late.

Whether you prefer a more rustic look, or sleek contemporary styles, pop in to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff about our handmade furniture. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect handmade furniture for any room in your home. 

Posted by Brian Skidmore
10th July 2017

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