February 12, 2024  ·  6 min read

3 Reasons to Build Your Own Sectional

The sectional sofa is a versatile and stylish choice for homeowners seeking both comfort and functionality. Although sectionals are an incredibly popular sofa configuration that can be found in most furniture stores, not every store will carry a sectional sofa that caters to your specific needs. If you can’t find exactly what you need elsewhere, you should consider building your very own sectional. 

Opting for a custom-built sectional comes with a number of benefits that can make shopping for a sectional much easier. Here are three reasons why you should build your own sectional:

  1. Get the exact size that you need
  2. Have the exact style that you want
  3. Add additional seating as you see fit

Creating a custom sectional is simple and attainable with Living Designs Furniture. The selection of sectionals in our Houston-inspired furniture collections can be fully customized to fit your specific needs — whether that be size, color, fabric type, or upholstery details. Aside from our collections, our expert craftsmen can create a fully custom sectional for you that will fit perfectly into your home and align with your lifestyle needs and style preferences. 

“We received our new two-piece curved sectional sofa and we love it! All I can say is that we love this place. Dean was professional, he took his time with us, and he helped us find the perfect fabric. I will tell you for a custom piece of furniture, you can’t beat this place! Five stars all the way for the company and its staff!”

Thomas Y. | Verified Customer
white sectional in a dark warehouse

What are the benefits of a sectional?

If you’ve never considered investing in a sectional for your space, you may be wondering, “What are the benefits of a sectional?” There are different types of sectionals that each provide their own functional benefits such as chaise sectionals, 3-piece sectionals, back and bumpers, and more. 

Sectionals are a smart investment for homeowners who have children or pets, want adequate lounging space, or have a love for hosting guests. With ample seating, they’re perfect for family get-togethers, game nights, movie marathons, and holiday parties. Their versatility makes them a practical and stylish choice, effortlessly adapting to different occasions and enhancing the overall social atmosphere in your home. If you want to find the best sectional for your home, we recommend creating your own custom sectional.* 

Here is a little bit more about why you should choose to build your own sectional for your home, in our expert opinion. 

*Keep reading: Is custom-built furniture worth it?

Reason #1: Get the exact size that you need

When you shop at traditional furniture stores, you’re usually stuck with the sizes provided and they may not fit in your living space. A sectional that is too large or too small can lead to either an awkward fit or wasted room. If you choose to build your own sectional, you can take control of the dimensions, ensuring that your sectional fits precisely into your room’s layout just the way you want it to. 

Whether you’re designing for a small apartment or a more spacious living room, having the ability to determine the length, depth, and configuration of your sectional allows you to get the most out of your living space. 

Reason #2: Have the exact style that you want

Your living room furniture is not only going to be the most used furniture in your home, it will also be the most seen. Because of this, we understand the importance of aesthetically pleasing furniture that is both functional and stylish, which can also blend into your room’s decor seamlessly — it’s a big ask. Unfortunately, traditional furniture stores may not carry styles of sectionals that resonate with your personal taste.

Choosing to create a custom sectional gives you the flexibility and freedom to choose your sectional’s…

  • Style: Modern, contemporary, traditional, classic, transitional, trendy, etc.
  • Color: Choose from our endless color selection to find a hue that speaks to you!
  • Fabric choice: Traditional upholstery fabric and performance fabric options are available depending on your needs and preferences. 
  • Details: We can apply details such as nail studs, tufting, channeling, or something completely unique to you to make your piece one-of-a-kind. 

Reason #3: Add additional seating 

One of the key advantages of building your own sectional is the ability to add additional seating or other features to make your sectional more functional and versatile. For example, if you have guests sleep over often and don’t have a guest room, you can upgrade a regular sectional to a sectional sofa sleeper (commonly known as a sleeper sectional) that can act as a sleeping space. Or, you can turn a classic L-shaped sectional into a U-shaped sectional — a sectional that has a central piece and two longer sections that extend outward — by adding another section to create more seating space.

However, all of this can only be possible by finding the right furniture store with customization capabilities.

Blue U-shaped sectional made by Living Designs Furniture

Why you should build your own sectional with Living Designs Furniture 

If the idea of building your own sectional sounds appealing to you, but you’re not sure where to begin shopping, look no further than Living Designs Furniture! Our expert craftsmen create the best custom sectional sofas using only the highest quality materials available including locally sourced hardwood, high-density foam, and top-tier fabrics.

Here are a few reasons why you should trust Living Designs Furniture to help you build your own sectional:

  • We make the highest quality sectional sofas on the market at our on-site factory in Downtown Houston that are fully customizable to your specifications.
  • Our factory-direct prices allow you to create an affordable custom sectional sofa within your budget.
  • You can choose from an endless variety of fabrics and colors (including performance fabric) to make your sectional perfect.
  • We employ design experts (not pushy salespeople) who will guide you through every step of your furniture shopping experience.
  • We offer free design consultations where you can speak 1:1 with an expert to begin your custom project.

Ready to get started on creating your custom sectional? Book a free design consultation in person at our Downtown Houston showroom. If you simply want to shop our in-stock sectionals, visit a showroom in Houston or The Woodlands to browse our beautifully designed models.  

“So far we’ve been very pleased with the sectional we got from Living Designs Furniture. We get compliments on it all the time and it’s very comfortable. Dean was great in helping us get what we needed. Will definitely be buying more furniture from them!”

Reed P. | Verified Customer

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