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The pros and cons of buying custom furniture

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For Metro Wardrobes in London, everyday operations consist of so much more than just matching pretty furnishings and accessories. A single glimpse at these professional furniture- and accessories specialists’ portfolio will reveal a rich collection of wardrobe designs, each and every one (regardless of design style, colour, or size) equally dedicated to adding functionality and visual splendour to its appropriate space.

Another feature which makes Metro Wardrobes stand out from competitors is the company’s commitment to custom designs. Manufactured directly in London via first-class materials, expert craftsmanship, and cutting-edge designs, Metro Wardrobes clients can rest assured that their choice in custom furnishings are crafted precisely according to taste, need, location, and (perhaps most important of all) budget.  

But what are the drawbacks to working with custom furnishings? Are there even any? For sure, but the advantages seem to have more of a punch…  

1. The pros of custom furniture: Extra luxury

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Oxford Cashmere Fitted Kitchens London

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Perhaps the single biggest benefit of custom furnishings is the fact that even the most lavish designs can be recreated on a small scale as per the customer’s needs. That means that your pre-determined budget might still work for a truly spectacular design. 

2. The pros of custom furniture: A perfect fit

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Fitted Wardrobes London

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With pre-made furnishings, the size is determined at the start and the client has to do what he/she must to make it work and fit. With custom furniture, imagine you (the client) and the furniture entering into a business relationship from the very beginning to determine the best possible outcome for both of you. Even the smallest, quirkiest corners can be measured to receive a perfectly crafted piece, like an eye-catching wardrobe perhaps? 

3. The pros of custom furniture: Customised functionality

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Grey Brown White Sliding Door Wardrobes London

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How does it feel to dictate the terms of your custom furnishings? To state how many drawers you would like, what colour the cabinet must have, the type of hardware it needs to flaunt, etc? Every single detail of the furniture piece is designed and fitted with your preference in mind, whether it’s for a corporate office environment or the peaceful ambience of your home

4. The pros of custom furniture: Exclusivity

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Walk in Wardrobes Loft Conversions London

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Flaunting a custom-made piece in your home means you possess something which doesn’t necessarily look like anyone else’s. To some, this might not be a big deal, but to others it can mean the difference between an ordinary interior style and a great one. 

5. The cons of custom furniture: Time

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Dark Walnut Box Sliding Door Wardrobes London

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To ensure your custom pieces are delivered perfectly according to your specifications will take longer than buying ready made ones from the store. This is because the professionals need to start the design process from scratch, including sourcing the perfect materials, measuring the space and piece to be made, etc. 

6. The cons of custom furniture: Not always a hit

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Windsor Grey Fitted Kitchens London

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With custom-made furniture, a new design is made for the first time. And sometimes it doesn’t turn out exactly how the client envisioned it as there’s no pre-existing piece to compare it to afterwards. 

Fortunately in a lot of cases, simple adjustments can be made to ensure the client still receives a beautifully crafted piece to call their own. 

7. The cons of custom furniture: The costs

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Fitted Wardrobes with Sliding Doors London

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Right from the start there needs to be clear communication between client and professional to ensure everyone is on the same page, especially in terms of budget. Minor alterations might be subject to additional expenses, yet (again) this needs to be communicated (and put into the business contract/agreement) to avoid problems. 

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