Want to increase the lifespan of your bespoke furniture?
You’ll need to put a little more effort in its aftercare.
Furniture spending is on a year-on-year increase. Meaning more people are investing in their home furnishings include bespoke furniture.
Bespoke furniture is tailor-made furniture that fits your specifications. There are a few benefits to having custom-designed furniture over store-bought standard furniture.
For starters, it adds value to your interior. You can plan the size of the furniture to fit any sized interior without compromising floor space.
Here other immediate advantages of bespoke furniture.
- It lasts longer because of the high-quality material and craftsmanship;
- You have unlimited design options;
- It is tailor-made to suit your interior; you decide the colour, shape, size and placement;
- The custom-made furniture can be designed to fit and utilise the unused space within your room;
- You get advice from industry experts like Bravo London for your project. They’ll advise, design, help purchase materials, create and install your furniture.
But without the proper care and maintenance, the furniture will age fast.
To keep it looking as good as the day it was installed, here are a few tips.
Use the Right Cleaning Products
The material that builds the furniture will determine its care. Metal, wood and glass are all diverse and should be cared for as such.
So, don’t expect them to have similar cleaning and maintenance needs.
Using improper cleaning products can result in a loss of look and value of the furniture. Avoid abrasive or chemical cleaners that can damage the look of your furniture.
Match the material to the correct use of the care products can help you avoid this.
Don’t Forget to Wipe Those Hard to Reach Areas
It’s no secret that most times than often our cleaning is based on ‘what you can see’, rather than what is needed.
Neglecting unseen areas of the furniture can cause it to accumulate dust and be unable to function well.
For example, you should vacuum the tracks of your bespoke wardrobe doors for them to functions smoothly. Otherwise, they will accumulate dust and hinder the movement.
Besides, anything that gets stuck in the tracks can damage the bottom wheels. In some circumstances, it leads to its derailment.
Maintain Optimal Conditions Within the Room
Direct sunlight can cause cracking and expansion to the wood. Besides, bleaching and crumbling of the finish and shrinkage also occur from overexposure.
Use shades, blinds and shutters to control the effects of sunlight on the furniture.
Maintain the proper humidity to keep wood in good condition from a proper heat-moisture balance. In dry weather, a humidifier can be used to maintain this balance.
Protect the Surface from Damage
Prevent the furniture from discolouration or staining by keeping displays and decorative items on protective cork or felt pads.
They also guard against scratches, indentations and water stains.
Alternatively, you can regularly move the items to prevent damage to the furniture.
Repair Damage Immediately
Cheap material will break easily, and anything made with fabric loses its lustre once the material rips.
Bespoke furniture is sturdy but, that doesn’t mean you won’t need to maintain and repair sometimes.
So, keep materials that will help you repair the most common issues like ink stains, scratches and spills.
Remember, it’s important to repair any scratching, peeling, or wear and tear to avoid needing extensive repairs.
The best way to care for your bespoke furniture depends on the furniture type, the material used and its use.
However, you can increase the lifetime of your furniture by giving it a little more attention and care.