In this day and age, we’re used to going to a large furniture store and picking up a new cabinet or wardrobe without much thought. It’s easy to forget that there are master craftsmen available that can make you unique furnishings that will last for years. Here is a list of 5 things we think you should turn to a carpenter to make for your home.
A new bed
Your bedroom is one of the most important spaces in your home, and you shouldn’t scrimp on quality there. The key to a good night’s sleep is a relaxing atmosphere with well-made furniture, so consider asking a carpenter to make you a new bed.
Seeing as you’ll be getting a tailor-made bed, make it as intricate as you like. If it fits with the style of your bedroom, why not go for a four poster bed? Your carpenter will be able to advise you on the best size and style of bed for your room.
If you’ve got the space, you could get a carpenter to make you a wardrobe. Asking them to make you a wardrobe bigger than standard sizes will give you extra storage space, and you could ask them to add in compartments for things like shoes.
Picture rails and flooring
Picture rails and flooring might not be furniture as such, but we couldn’t leave it out of the list. A wooden rail around the wall can look great and is convenient for hanging pictures, while bespoke wooden flooring will look beautiful in any home. Take pride in the fact that no one will have a wooden floor quite like yours.
A kitchen table with matching chairs
Kitchens are becoming the hub of our homes, with more and more people using them as a social space. If you’d like to turn your kitchen into the centre of your home, ask a carpenter to make you a kitchen table with matching chairs.
A solid wooden table will look stunning in any kitchen, and will last you for years if treated well. Your carpenter will be able to advise you on how to prolong the life of your kitchen table and chairs.
Kitchen worktops and cupboards
Bespoke kitchen worktops and cupboards will look fantastic in your home, and they will be a perfect fit as your carpenter can make them to measure. Choose from a wide range of wood types and finishes to get your dream kitchen.
Hiring a carpenter to make your furniture may cost more than buying flatpack initially, but in the long run a solid piece of furniture made by a professional will outlive your shop-bought furnishings by years.