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Designing bespoke furniture for your home can be overwhelming, especially with the sheer amount of different materials available. But which ones offer the most benefits? In this blog, we discuss the best quality materials available on the market and which would suit the type of furniture you are looking for.

So what are the best materials for bespoke furniture? The best materials for bespoke furniture include Melamine-Faced Chipboard, High Pressure Laminate, Vinyl Wrapped MDF and Melamine Faced MDF. The benefits can vary based on your personal preference and which piece of furniture you are looking for.

Read on to find out which material you should choose for your bespoke furniture. 

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Which Types of Materials are Best for Bespoke Furniture? 

When you decide to invest in bespoke furniture for your home, you want to be assured of its longevity. This starts with choosing the correct material when you’re in the planning stage. Working with an expert interior designer, who can offer advice can help you make the correct decision for your requirements. 

Another important aspect to consider when choosing the right material for your furniture is whether you want to match your existing decor or bring something new to your room. Your budget will of course impact the type of materials available for your furniture. However, there are cheaper options that still offer durability and longevity. 

Below we go into more detail about the different options available for different types of furniture.

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Melamine-Faced Chipboard (MCF)

Melamine-Faced Chipboard is an attractive and viable option for pieces of bespoke furniture. This material is ideal for creating hygienic cabinets that are durable and resistant to scratches. If you are looking to truly personalise your furniture, MCF offers hundreds of colour options from gloss to super matt. MCF can even protect your property from fire emergencies with its natural fire retardant properties. 

This material could be the perfect choice for anyone looking to protect clothes and other belongings from dust in a walk-in or fitted wardrobe. 

High Pressure Laminate (HPL)

For an extremely durable material that lasts a long time, high pressure laminate is a viable option. It is easy to maintain and clean, ideal for surfaces and cabinets in kitchens that are often susceptible to spillages. HPL can be moulded to fit your requirements, with lots of different colours and textures available. With only 0.8mm thickness, high pressure laminate is a stylish choice for your kitchen.

Vinyl Wrapped MDF

This popular option for cabinets and doors is reasonably priced, with a wide range of styles and colours to suit your personal taste. Vinyl Wrapped MDF doors are optimal for kitchen cabinets and fitted and walk-in wardrobe doors as they last for decades. As they can be made to measure, you can rest assured that it will fit your existing units. Alternatively, if you are looking for the complete package, brand new units will fit your available space perfectly.   

Melamine Faced MDF

Melamine Faced MDF is a tougher option when compared to Melamine Faced Chipboard MFC. If your preference is a more modern style of bespoke furniture, MDF  can suit your taste. A large range of different colour combinations are available to either match your existing furniture or completely transform your room. 

Here is a list of the benefits and which furniture is best suited to each material and the benefits:

MaterialBenefitsIdeal For
Melamine-Faced Chipboard (MCF)AttractiveHygienicNaturally fire retardantLots of style optionsFitted WardrobesWalk-in WardrobesKitchen Cabinets
High Pressure Laminate (HPL)DuableLow maintenanceLots of colour and texture optionsKitchen Cabinets
Vinyl Wrapped MDFReasonably pricedLongevityMade to measureFitted WardrobesWalk in WardrobesKitchen Cabinets
Melamine Faced MDFDurableLots of colour and style optionsCan mimic look and feel of woodFitted WardrobesWalk in WardrobesKitchen Cabinets

Why Choose Bespoke Furniture?

Although the material you choose for your furniture comes with lots of benefits, choosing bespoke furniture in the first place also brings plenty of advantages. Bespoke furniture pieces are built to fit your available space, meaning you don’t have to give up unnecessary space. If your home has any awkward spaces that off-the-shelf furniture just doesn’t fit, bespoke furniture can be crafted into unique shapes. 

Bespoke furniture such as media walls can become a feature piece in a room, sure to become a talking point when guests visit. The only limit is your imagination when it comes to designing your furniture, it is built based on your personal preferences. Bespoke cabinets also create more opportunities for convenient storage for your belongings, without taking up extra space.

When you hire professionals, they will offer support on choosing the right options for your budget. Compared with off-the-shelf furniture, bespoke furniture will last a great deal longer, making it a worthwhile investment for your future. 

Bespoke Furniture From V-Interiors

At V-Interiors, we use only the highest quality materials to build your bespoke furniture pieces. We work with you at every stage of the process to ensure you receive the best final result. For more information about our materials or to design your dream cabinet, contact our experts today.