Eight Things You Never Knew Could be Custom Made
Everyone knows you can have furniture like cabinets and dining tables custom made. Here are eight things you may not have realized can also be custom made.
1. Jewelry boxes
Large storage spaces like cabinets and drawers are often customized, but have you considered having a small space customized, such as a jewelry box? Although small, a beautifully crafted jewelry box can make an ordinary dresser or cabinet sparkle. If you are searching for a design that combines the style and features you want, you may find retail selections disappointing. Your custom-made jewelry box will be a unique piece that will capture the look you want and make a strong impression.
2. Billiard tables
The cost and space requirements of a billiard table unquestionably make it a luxury item. However, if you simply must house your own table and are prepared to spend the money, don’t settle for picking the closest approximation to the billiard table of your dreams from a pre-existing, and expensive, store inventory. Why not have a quality table built to your exact designs and specifications?
3. Chess sets
Although smaller than a billiard table, a custom-made chess set, like a jewelry box, can make a significant decorative impact. You can have a tabletop set made to complement the furniture you already have in your game room or have a specialized chess table built to add to your furniture. Don’t forget you can have the chess pieces custom carved, too. You won’t want to put away beautiful, custom playing pieces after a game.
4. Picture frames
Picture frames are so easily available in so many sizes and colors you probably haven’t considered having them custom made. However, if you have a large, wonderful work of art you want as the centerpiece of your living room, you will need a frame that will do it justice. A custom frame offers a greater range of details, shapes, and textures than you will ever find in any retail selection.
Like picture frames, toys of seemingly every kind and for every age are available everywhere. What are the advantages of a custom-made toy? Despite the variety, the majority of toys available today are mass-produced and of poor quality. A custom toy is an original, quality product. Classic childhood toys, such as rocking horses, dollhouses, and wooden trains, can all be custom made, personalized, and cherished as heirlooms for years to come.
6. Sculpture and Art
Buying an original piece of sculpture or art can be extravagant. Nevertheless, having a work of art custom designed and made from your ideas and input will make that investment deeply personal and truly unique. Remember, when you buy custom-made you are buying a service. Discuss your ideas and budget with an artisan and you might find your work of art less extravagant than you may have originally thought.
7. Musical Instruments
If you know someone who is passionate about music, you should consider having a musical instrument custom made for them. An artisan who specializes in musical instruments can create one with the necessary qualities for a superior performance and a unique look that will reflect the individual on the stage.
8. Carved signs
You know you have something to say. A custom-carved sign can relay any message you want and add a touch of humor, inspiration, or information anywhere in your home or business, inside or outside. You can also select just the right designs, borders, or other decorative touches to make your sign a personal statement.
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