July 01, 2024

In today's world of mass-produced goods and quick fixes, the allure of custom-made furniture stands out like a beacon of authenticity and craftsmanship. From the meticulous attention to detail to the personal touch infused into every piece, custom-made furniture offers a myriad of advantages that set it apart from its factory-produced counterparts. Whether you're furnishing a new home or looking to enhance the ambiance of your current space, here's why opting for custom-made furniture is a decision you won't regret.

Unparalleled Quality and Craftsmanship

Custom furniture maker at Kendall and Co.


One of the most compelling reasons to choose custom-made furniture is the superior quality and craftsmanship it offers. Unlike mass-produced items, custom pieces are meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who pour their expertise, passion, and dedication into every detail.

For example, Kendall & Co's Tailored Furniture Collection is made in Canada using a combination of air-dried hardwood, softwood and engineered woods to construct each frame with integrity. All critical joints are double doweled, stapled or screwed and glued for maximum strength. An 8.5 gauge sinuous steel spring construction is used in the seat and 11 gauge with the back to provide lasting stability. Cushion cores are made of sustainable environmentally conscious BioPlush foam. Then, custom upholstered entirely in the fabric or leather of your choice.

From the selection of premium materials to the precision of handcrafted techniques, each piece of custom-made furniture embodies the artisan's commitment to excellence, resulting in heirloom-quality pieces that stand the test of time.

Personalization and Individuality

Custom swivel chairs by Kendall and Co., Toronto.


Custom-made furniture allows you to express your unique style and personality in a way that off-the-shelf options simply cannot match. Whether you have a specific vision in mind or require guidance from a talented designer, the customization process empowers you to tailor every aspect of the piece to suit your preferences, from the choice of wood and finishes to the dimensions and upholstery. At Kendall and Co. we offer choices in fabric combo, contrast piping, back or seat cushion upgrades, as well as choice of nail head colours and leg stains. This level of personalization ensures that your furniture not only complements your aesthetic but also reflects your individuality, creating a space that feels distinctly yours.

Perfect Fit for Your Space

One size does not fit all when it comes to furniture, and custom-made pieces offer the perfect solution for spaces with unique dimensions or architectural features. Whether you're furnishing a cozy nook in a compact apartment or outfitting a grand dining room with bespoke pieces, custom furniture can be tailored to fit your space like a glove, maximizing both form and function. By working closely with skilled craftsmen and designers, you can create custom solutions that optimize your space and enhance its functionality, ensuring that every inch is utilized effectively and aesthetically.

 

custom armchairs by kendall and co., toronto

 

Sustainability and Ethical Practices

In an era increasingly concerned with environmental sustainability and ethical practices, custom-made furniture aligns with values of conscious consumption and responsible stewardship. By investing in locally sourced materials and supporting skilled artisans in your community, you can reduce the carbon footprint associated with mass production and contribute to the preservation of traditional craft techniques. Furthermore, the durability and longevity of custom-made furniture reduce the need for frequent replacements, minimizing waste and promoting a more sustainable approach to furnishing your home.

Investment in Long-Term Value

While custom-made furniture may require a higher upfront investment compared to mass-produced alternatives, it offers unparalleled long-term value that far exceeds its initial cost. Unlike disposable furnishings that deteriorate over time and lose their appeal, custom pieces appreciate in value and become cherished heirlooms passed down through generations (See our other blog post "Choosing Furniture Re-Upholstery: Cultural Preservation & Sustainability on Fogo Island" as a wonderful example). From the exquisite craftsmanship to the timeless design, custom-made furniture transcends trends and fads, embodying enduring beauty and quality craftsmanship that stands the test of time.

 

custom re-upholstered swivel chair by kendall and co.

 

From the unparalleled quality and personalization to the sustainability and long-term value, custom-made furniture offers a multitude of advantages that enrich your living space and elevate your lifestyle. So, why settle for ordinary when you can curate your happy place, one piece of furniture at a time?

Here are some great examples of the custom pieces we've created with our clients in the past.

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