DATE: 07/30/2015

This would be perfect, if only it had x,y,z.

We’ve all been there – searching for something specific for what feels like an eternity, before finally gazing upon what could be “the one.” Only, it’s not. The drawers aren’t deep enough. The length is too long. Or the functionality is all there, but the style just isn’t you.

Whatever the case may be, there’s no need to settle for a piece of furniture that doesn’t meet your expectations. If you can identify with any of the above, it may be time to consider ordering custom office furniture for your business.

Custom furniture is furniture that is made according to your exact needs, wants and requirements. The process usually involves close collaboration with a craftsman who will work with you to “spec” the item’s size, shape, material and features. And, despite the common misconception that it’s something only available to the billionaires of the world, it can actually be surprisingly affordable. Here are 3 advantages to going custom:

1. Utility

Offices come in all shapes and sizes, thus giving way to distinct furniture requirements. One of the biggest issues faced by today’s companies? Space. One of the major benefits of choosing customization is that it allows you to design pieces to fit your office’s exact nooks and crannys. Whether it’s an empty corner that would look great with an L-shaped desk, or a narrow hallway in need of a display table, going the “custom-route” allows you to get the most out of every square inch.

You can gain further utility benefits by designing your pieces with specific functionalities in mind. Not only is this useful when it comes to solving unique storage-related problems, it can also be a boon to technological quandaries! For example, say your employees commonly use laptops to autonomously complete their work, before meeting for further collaboration. You may want to configure a conference room table with electrical outlets so that everyone can plug-in and share what they’ve been working on during meetings.

2. Quality

Custom furniture is made to order, which means it’s being meticulously constructed by a craftsman just for you. Expect special attention to be given to the item’s overall construction, finish and overall appearance. Further, since you personally selected all materials used, you can feel confident you’re getting a high-quality item that will last a very long time.

3. Style

As silly as it sounds, there’s something satisfying about knowing you have a “one-of-a-kind” piece. Once a custom order is made it cannot be duplicated; it’s yours alone. Just as the clothes we wear are an opportunity for self-expression, so are the furnishings we use.

By selecting the colors, fabrics (leather, vinyl, mesh) and finishes (metal, wood, laminate) that appeal to our unique sensibilities we can shape our environments to better reflect our personalities. Conversely, we can also incorporate special details that better reflect our company brand. For example, carving a logo into a piece of furniture.

As you can see, the options really are endless! If you can dream it up, there’s a high chance it can be done. Have an idea for a custom piece? Click Here to book a free consultation.