Featured Retailers: CustomMade
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Buying contemporary furniture that is interesting, attractive and different can be a challenge at best, and while there is always lots of hot designers with amazing stuff to choose from, inevitably you are going to see your interesting lounge chair or fantastic modern sofa on a television show or a friend’s house. Some people are looking for something more unique, ...
Buying contemporary furniture that is interesting, attractive and different can be a challenge at best, and while there is always lots of hot designers with amazing stuff to choose from, inevitably you are going to see your interesting lounge chair or fantastic modern sofa on a television show or a friend’s house. Some people are looking for something more unique, something more personal or even something that is one of a kind. Oh, sure you can choose from a few finishes or even several types of upholstery, but how often do you get to take part in the actual production of your own piece. But what if you want to create something that doesn’t even exist? What if you have an amazing idea but it is not something that you can’t just pick up online or at the local furniture shop? Sure there are furniture designers that will custom design almost anything that your heart desires, but not everyone lives in a place that they have access to this kind of unique work.
That is where CustomMade comes in, CustomMade is a marketplace that puts you in contact with craftsmen and furniture makers that will work with you to create exactly what you want. You can post your custom furniture project, specify you budget and even post a sketch or photos to illustrate your ideas. CustomMade’s community of highly skilled makers will then submit their proposals to you. With over 3000 skilled crafts-people, there are bound to be several that can do just what you want, down to the last detail. You can choose from the proposals and pay the maker right through the CustomMade website.
By paying through CustomMade, you are covered by their Trust and Safety Guarantee so you are protected from any type of fraud, or violation of your agreement. All of the communication run through CustomMade so you have a complete record of the process. This protection gives you some peace of mind that you may not get by working directly with a custom furniture maker on your own.
But the real neat part about CustomMade is that you become part of the process. Through email updates & photos, you get to track your project and give feedback all the way through its completion. You get to see what exactly goes into the creation of your custom piece and respond with your own questions and feedback during the process. Strangely, this creates a kind of bond between you and your piece that you just don’t get with “off the shelf” furniture.
Don’t really have an idea? Then browse through the gallery of completed projects or projects in progress to find something to inspire you. You can easily use it as a starting place to create your own personalized custom masterpiece. I don’t know about you but I always look at furniture and say to myself, “wouldn’t it be cool if they had done it this way” or ” that would be perfect if it had been done like this” The Find Ideas section can also give you a great idea of what can be done and by whom.
CustomeMade is not just for furniture though, there are thousand of makers of fine jewelry, leather, glass, metal, stonework, musical instruments and almost anything you can think of that requires a skilled artisan. So if you have an inspired idea or just want something for the home that is unique and personal, check out CustomMade, the worlds largest marketplace for custom services.