Getting bespoke furniture to fit a self-build project perfectly makes your home feel fully customised.
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Bespoke furniture can definitely be worth the investment. Philip Messenger from Messenger Bespoke offers expert advice on custom-made furniture and why it's a wise option for self-build projects.
Well-made built-in storage looks like it belongs in its setting, eliminating gaps where a freestanding cupboard sits proud of a skirting board. This is particularly relevant to builds that incorporating an older property where the walls and floors are often uneven or sloping.
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It is also possible to match bespoke furniture to existing cabinets and to incorporate architectural features, such as decorative cornicing or deep skirting boards. If you've already set out certain features for your self-build project, bespoke furniture can be customised to incorporate these features.
Budget and cost
If you have a tight budget, speak to your joiner or cabinet maker about ways to cut costs. Flush doors, for example, are quicker to make than panelled designs, so should be less expensive. If you are fitting out multiple rooms, sticking to the same design throughout should bring the price down. You could also negotiate a cheaper price for painting the furniture yourself after installation.
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Companies that offer a spraying service should be able to match any RAL colour so you can design your furniture to tone with your walls for a coordinated finish.