Upcycled furniture offers a unique and eco-friendly alternative to new, mass-produced furniture.
Whilst some people enjoy the process of upcycling their own furniture, it’s not for everyone. If crafting and DIY isn’t your thing, then buying furniture that has already been upcycled allows you to effortlessly obtain unique and sustainable items for your home.
Here are five reasons why so many people are turning their back on new furniture and choosing to buy upcycled instead.
Buying upcycled furniture and home accessories rather than new products has many environmental benefits. Repurposing and reusing existing furniture reduces the amount of waste going to our landfills and the demand for new materials and products.
Upcycled furniture is hand-crafted with care. Unlike brand new, mass-produced products, when you buy a piece of upcycled furniture you know that it truly is one of a kind. You will find upcycled furniture available in an array of different styles, from elegant, on-trend shabby-chic pieces to more out-there, quirky items.
Support small local businesses
Upcycled furniture can be bought from independent retailers or skilled, entrepreneurial individuals and has usually been lovingly handcrafted, often with many hours or even days of work going into each piece. Supporting small, local businesses helps to keep money within the community rather than handing it over to big businesses and conglomerates, it also helps to boost employment locally.
When you buy a piece of upcycled furniture, not only will it make a beautiful and unique feature in your home, it also won’t break the bank! Because upcycling furniture simply involves revitalising or repurposing existing items, it is usually much more affordable to buy upcycled than it is to buy brand new furniture of the same quality.
Usually, you will find that upcycled furniture is made from long-lasting materials that will withstand the test of time, making it better quality and more cost-effective than buying cheap, mass-produced, flat packed furniture.
View the upcycled furniture that we currently have in stock here at Beeston Reclamation.