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5 Reasons to Choose Custom Furniture for Your Home

Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture that didn’t quite fit the space it was intended for? At Once A Tree Furniture, one of our unique offerings is creating custom furniture for our clients. Not only does a custom-made piece of furniture allow you to really express your personal style and aesthetic, but it can also be designed and sized to fit perfectly in a space that some pre-made furniture pieces simply cannot.

In fact, our custom furniture pieces are often a go-to for the many top vancouver designers we work with, because of the versatility, quality and one-of-a-kind aesthetic achieved. Whether you are planning a full-scale renovation or a one room refresh, a custom furniture piece might be just the thing that takes your interior design goals to the next level. As designer Amanda Evans would say, “Why settle for standard?” 

So, stop dreaming of your custom piece and head over to our made-in-Canada STUDIO Collection, which is a great jumping-off point for designing your own custom piece. Each piece in this collection can easily be customized to your choice of size, wood and finish, to get the look you want. 

Without further ado, here are five reasons to consider investing in custom furniture rather than buying from the showroom. 

Custom furniture guarantees you get the look you really want for your home

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If you have a space in your home that requires a custom-sized piece of furniture or you have a specific design aesthetic in mind that you can’t quite find pre-made, a custom furniture piece will guarantee that your vision comes to life.

Whether it’s a custom sofa, dining table or bed frame, our process guarantees you’ll end up with a one-of-a-kind piece that perfectly fits your space and aesthetic. For example, check out the seamless fit of our custom Garrett Dining Table in this modern and minimalist home renovation designed by Lori Steeves of Simply Home Decorating.

Custom furniture is not as expensive as you may think

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There is a common misconception that custom furniture pieces are completely unaffordable and inaccessible. This isn’t always the case. At Once A Tree, we have some of the most talented craftspeople and furniture makers on our team who source premium quality materials and have the expertise to avoid costly mistakes and overpriced materials or labour. This means our prices are quite reasonable, and comparable with showroom prices. 

And when you get a custom furniture creation that you’ll have for life, our clients find it’s well-worth the investment. Plus, with so many of us still working from home, a well-made office desk might even help increase your productivity. One of our favourite office renovations to date - featuring our custom Madison Desk - is found in this modern farmhouse renovation here!

When you buy custom furniture, you’re buying local + sustainable furniture

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All of our custom furniture pieces are designed and made in Canada, often right here in Vancouver, by some of the most talented local craftspeople and furniture makers in the business. Our talented team of furniture makers provides an unparalleled level of expertise to your custom design ensuring a stunning, heirloom-quality result that can be enjoyed for generations. 

Plus, with so much of our custom furniture being made locally,  buying custom is a very sustainable way to shop for furniture. 

Custom furniture offers a quick(er) turn-around time

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It’s no secret that the furniture industry has experienced the same supply chain delays as countless other industries over the last couple of years. With people spending more time at home than ever before, furniture has been in high demand to say the least, and that means there’s a lot of popular choices that simply aren’t available or on a backorder. 

If you are hoping to get your hands on a new piece of furniture sooner than later, choosing custom furniture may get you what you want, faster. Currently, we are able to turnaround a custom furniture piece in just 8-10 weeks! You can start your custom furniture inquiry here. 

We make the custom furniture process very enjoyable

[Photo credit: Roger Mahler]

At Once A Tree, we take pride in our full-service customer experience. Your vision is our commitment, and we have a passionate team that’s available to help you bring your furniture dreams to life from start to finish. From the initial vision and inspiration to the design process to the delivery and furniture installation, we’ll ensure the process is seamless and your interior design and decorating goals are fulfilled. 

Truth: When it comes to furniture, one size does not fit all and that’s when it makes sense to consider going the custom route. If you’ve got a custom idea or project, we’d love to bring it to life. Start your custom furniture inquiry here! 

Follow us on Instagram @onceatreefurniture for more design inspiration, or reach out today to see how we can help you get started on your next home design project!

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    Daphne Nielsen