Why Does Custom Furniture Cost More?

Why Does Custom Furniture Cost More

Have you ever wondered why custom furniture costs more than standard pieces?

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, this is a fairly common question we receive on a regular basis.

In this article, we’ll take a look at why custom furniture or special orders typically come with a higher price.

Custom Furniture Manufacturing Costs

Many of the sofas, chairs, and recliners you see in furniture showrooms are mass produced.

This means you’ll probably find the exact same model in the same fabric when you visit different locations.

Items that are produced in bulk are more efficient to manufacture because they follow an assembly line.

When you select a custom fabric, the whole process stops to pull your material and get everything ready for production.

This extra time leads to higher manufacturing costs and will increase the price of your customized furniture.

Custom Furniture Upholstery Costs

Another thing that can change the price of your furniture is the type of upholstery you select.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we carry more than 900 different leathers and fabrics.

Custom Furniture Upholstery Costs

Natural fabrics like cotton may have a higher production cost than synthetic fabrics like polyester.

Cotton is soft and holds color well. On the other hand, polyester is inexpensive and offers extra durability.

Plus, intricate patterns will have higher costs than solids due to the waste from matching stripes and shapes.

Why Does Custom Furniture Cost More?

Custom furniture costs more because of higher manufacturing and upholstery prices.

These special orders cause an increase in labor costs due to the time it takes to adjust our assembly line.

Also, the type of leather or fabric you select will come with a different price tag depending on material costs.

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this article helped you understand why custom furniture typically costs more than standard items.

It’s important to consider all of these factors when budgeting for your next furniture purchase.

Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:

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