When my wife Eileen and I bought our first home, the we didn’t want to keep any of our old furniture. Our couch, chairs and tables were all cheap quality, old and I poor shape. They weren’t worth the trouble of moving, and so we decided to buy all new. And, the two of us were switching from a small home to a bigger home and didn’t have nearly enough stuff to fill the place. We needed everything from curtains to end tables and bed frames. I figured we’d head to a local store, pick out a bunch of furniture and have it delivered to the new house. Eileen and I then spent hours looking at one store after another, looking over all weird styles of furniture. We weren’t ecstatic with the quality, colors, or the choices available. When Eileen brought up the idea of working with a custom furniture shop, I instantly assumed we wouldn’t be able to afford it. However, the difference in cost wasn’t all that much. While the custom furniture was definitely more high-priced, it’s of way better quality and should last far longer. I’m hoping not to need to replace my couch because of a sagging cushion. A guy from the custom furniture shop came right to the home to take measurements and discuss our preferences in and goals. He discussed everything from price to how the we planned to utilize each room. We talked about color choices, the mood of the room, and several styles of furnishings. We also sorted through endless fabric swatches for upholstery, pillows, curtains, rugs, and bed linens. It was a long and difficult process, but the end result was definitely worth it. Eileen in and I couldn’t be happier with how our home turned out.