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Big Box vs. Custom Made Furniture: The price difference isn’t as big as you may think.

March 8th, 2011

As many of you know the whole Domicile Team is obsessed with houses, architecture and design. And, we know that many of you are as well. There always seems to always be at least one member of our team who is remodeling or redecorating!

Buying the right furniture is difficult because what we really like and want is too expensive and sadly, everything else tends to look alike. Sometimes it feels as if every home in San Francisco is 20% Crate and Barrel, 20% Design Without Reach, 20% Room and Board, 20% CB2 with a little Ikea thrown in. The frustrating thing is that these familiar brand names are not cheap. The reason we buy them is that they do,for the most part, provide our homes with a good looking, easy and safe sense of style. But, we have found in our journeys that custom made furniture is often cheaper than the brand name furniture we are familiar with. A custom piece can change the feel to an entire room. Sometimes it’s good to mix and match the custom piece with the Ikea pieces. I would bet that a custom bed frame or table etc will be in your family forever and not end up at Good Will after several years of usage.