If you’re in the market for a very specific piece of furniture, browsing through retailers might not be the most efficient way to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Purchasing a custom piece guarantees that your needs are met without settling for something less than what you want. And customized furniture will always be a perfect fit for your space as well. But there are drawbacks to custom orders. They can be incredibly costly compared to purchasing furniture through a retailer. And you don’t always get as much as you think you’re paying for—often customizations are only for fitting purposes, meaning the pieces are still created from prefabricated materials sized down to meet your measurement specifications. To place a custom order with a craftsman for a piece of furniture built completely from scratch would be even more expensive. The wait time for custom orders can be quite long by comparison as well, especially if you’ve placed a fully original order rather than a prefabricated one. Because of the cost and time involved, custom furniture is a practical option for those buyers who are willing to sacrifice time and savings for something that meets their needs and tastes exactly.

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