I frequently get asked such questions as “how much can I expect to pay for a bespoke dining table”. This is a question that neither myself or anybody else can provide a straight answer to without first asking further questions of the customer. For example; How many people is the table to seat? Is it to be a fixed leaf table or extending? What materials are preferred/desired, what design styles are to be considered? What applied finish, where is the table to be located? Are chairs also required, if so then similar questions would be asked of these along with specific questions for chairs only. We will also need to consider the decor of the intended room to ensure we compliment the space well with the chosen materials, colour/shade of the table.
The truth is that commissioning a high quality piece of bespoke furniture of any kind is going to be a significant investment & this is to be expected given the amount of work involved in its design, creation & delivery.
To try & compare buying an off the shelf item to a bespoke piece is really not possible. However if price is a driving factor for you then as a simple guide it is a general understanding that bespoke furniture typically starts upwards of 3 times the price of a good high quality fully built off the shelf piece. If the item is to also be a fitted/built in solution then this would likely increase further.
As an example; I have designed & made bespoke dining tables that cost anything from £3000 all the way up to £30,000 and the difference in cost is well justified by the design and specification chosen by the client as an immense amount of work can go into a single piece. If you wish to further understand the reasons for the costs & why bespoke furniture is a great investment then you will want to read our Guide to Buying Bespoke Furniture. which covers this in great detail along with answering all the other main questions related to the buying process and your involvement with the creation of your bespoke furniture. Link below
The best solution if you would like to work to a fixed or limited budget per item or room is to lead with this in the initial discussions with your designer, this will ensure that the designer can first confirm if they are able to work within this & ensure the specification proposed does not exceed what you are looking to spend.
If you are looking for answers to other question related to buying bespoke furniture then our free Guide to Buying Bespoke Furniture will definitely be worth a read. Click HERE to download the free guide now.
BELOW IS ALSO A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE LIKELY PROCESS YOU WILL FOLLOW WITH YOUR DESIGNER IN THE CREATION OF YOUR BESPOKE FURNITURE.