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When shopping for home furnishings it can be frustrating seeing the same pieces in multiple stores. On the flipside, if you want something custom, the time-consuming act of finding a designer and a local craftsman puts an instant kibosh on that idea. But not anymore!

Whether you’re tackling a challenging project or looking for just the right piece for your home, now there’s an online resource that makes getting a custom piece made a whole lot easier — CustomMade.com.

CustomMade is a website that allows you to scour through a community of artisans who can help make your personal vision a reality. Instead of navigating by selecting images of pre-made products, CustomMade offers a handful of search and category tools to help connect you with the ideal artisan.

The “Design It” function pairs you with a personal designer to sketch your concept, and steer you towards the appropriate artisans that deem fit for the job. As your design comes into focus, artisans bid for your custom work.

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To get a better idea of how the CustomMade process works, watch the “Ted’s Bed” video above to see an unsuspecting customer walk through his design-dilemmas-turned-delights.

CustomMade’s philosophy challenges conventional mass production by celebrating and supporting local craftsmen who create quality goods made to suit the buyer. So for those who crave a less compromising design option, than head over to CustomMade.com — they offer a new height of access to the level of workmanship and style designers would expect in their homes.

Start designing your very own custom piece on CustomMade.com.