Bespoke or Freestanding?

When buying furniture for a home, householders have to carefully consider the difference between free standing and bespoke items. Since the 1970s, off-the-shelf furniture has become more popular, and is now widely available at affordable prices. Freestanding furniture can seem cheaper and more easy to use, and it can also be slotted into any room in the house. However, there are disadvantages to this type of furniture, most particularly the poor quality of most self-assembly pieces, and the shorter life span of other off-the-shelf pieces. The truth is that most of the shop-bought furniture available today will not last as long as the traditional pieces used by earlier generations. In addition to its poor quality and lack of durability, most freestanding furniture can’t be fitted exactly into the space desired. It will be either too large and have to be put in at an angle, or too small, and leave unattractive gaps on either side.

Bespoke furniture, on the other hand, has many benefits, including being fitted into the location required. Bespoke furniture can be custom made, and that makes it better for the look of the room, for the function of the furniture, and also for the homeowners. Having bespoke items installed in a home can allow maximum use of space without taking up excessive amounts of room.

The Benefits Of Having Bespoke Furniture For Your Home

Make Better Use of Space

One of the best things about bespoke furniture is that it can be placed to maximise space and use. If a householder needs a cupboard in a particular location, where freestanding furniture might not fit, then a bespoke piece can be created which will meet all of the users needs. If the room as a low-hanging ceiling, or perhaps dips down sharply in a corner where a piece needs to be, for example, then a bespoke-fitting can be the only way to get furniture to fit that area.

Customised Pieces,

Sometimes, it can be impossible to find a piece of freestanding furniture to suit the exact needs of a room. For example, a bookcase with larger slots at the top is rare, and it might be better to get a bespoke piece cut. In addition, customised pieces can mean that shelves, drawers or cupboards can be added or removed according to need. Wardrobes can have sliding or hinged doors, according to the homeowners needs. Tight spaces can have concertina doors to maximise room, or to allow more access to a particular space.

A Choice of Woods and Finishes

The final look of a piece of furniture can define the whole room. Bespoke furniture can be created from woods, which match other items in the room, for example. The homeowner can even order the materials used to join the woods, and ensure that the finish compliments the room where it will be found. Woods can be made from high-quality trees, or even from environmentally sound forests where trees are protected. All of these bespoke fittings will help the homeowner to get the best fit and match for their room, and at a reasonable cost. Bespoke furniture will help to compliment any room or home.

Nick Halls is the Co-Director at Rustic Oak which specialises in beautiful bespoke Oak furniture for your home including, beds, cupboards, dining tables and garden furniture