Bespoke bathroom furniture
In a world where bespoke furniture can often cost a fortune, the idea of creating every bathroom from scratch doesn't really appeal to most high street retailers.
In a hyper competitive world, where similar products are piled high and sold cheaply, bespoke bathroom furniture doesn't really feature.
In reality, whether it's a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, making something bespoke to fit isn't that different to making a modular piece of furniture from scratch.
The difference is that a piece of modular furniture can then be made thousands of times, spreading that design cost and making the materials cheaper per unit.
With bespoke furniture, those hours on the drawing board, working out each panel and how it goes together can only be passed on to one unit.
The real difference though comes with the people you deal with.
Most bathroom fitters simply order their furniture from a catalogue like Lego bricks, an approach that means buying a piece of bathroom furniture is more like buying a McDonalds than anything else.
That doesn't mean they don't care about the end product, but it does mean their options are constrained to a few different looks.
An off the shelf bit of kit might look ok, but does it actually maximise the potential in your bathroom?
By choosing the bespoke route, you can not only get a furniture design that's bespoke to your room, but something that's bespoke to you and your needs too.
Of course, bespoke bathroom furniture isn't right for everyone. It certainly isn't for someone looking to do their room on the cheap, but that doesn't mean it has to be expensive.
Ok, that's a slight lie, of the few people that make bespoke furniture, most will charge a small fortune, but if you find the right team then your next kitchen could be pretty reasonable.
Take for example a recent housing development in Kent. The team behind it needed four different bespoke mirror cabinets making for each house.
The procurement team searched the south east for these cabinets, getting quotes from different sources and found the prices to be astronomical simply because it was "bespoke".
Eventually when they came to us, they found that although we were the other end of the country, we didn't only beat the prices offered elsewhere, saving them thousands on the project but we didn't pigeon hole their project with a "this is how is had to be" mentality.
Getting bespoke bathroom furniture, or something for your bedroom made is often just as much about the team you choose as it is the design and we pride ourselves on getting the design right on paper first.
Bespoke furniture can be tweaked to reach the right price, just like a modular bit of kit is in the factory with different materials and finishes to achieve the right end result.
If you're getting a new kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, it's definitely worth considering picking up that modular brochure to see if what it offers is right for you, but that doesn't mean you should ignore the bespoke options too.
The right retailer for you should offer you every option, so you get the right design for you, not them.
Once you have all the options, let your budget dictate what route you take.