Carpenter-Made vs. Machine-Made: What is the Difference?

Carpenter-Made vs. Machine-Made: What is the Difference?
May 2016 , by , in SELF HELP

Today’s homeowners and office goers are often faced with the choice of hiring a carpenter or going with a branded company for their kitchen or wardrobe. Many homeowners choose one option or the other over the other for a variety of reasons. However, what is the actual difference? Below are the differences between hiring a carpenter or working with an established company.

Cost: A carpenter may quote you a lower cost in the beginning. However, the budget may go up depending on the carpenter’s material requirements, and you as a homeowner may be held responsible for acquiring the materials, which is an additional cost on top of the already quoted cost by the carpenter. Therefore, if you are finalizing with a carpenter, ensure that all costs are explained before committing. However, with a professional company, you may be quoted a higher cost on paper, but it will be less of a headache for you. Professional companies practice transparent pricing where the cost and quantity of each material is mentioned and there are no surprise in the final price. Also, as a homeowner, you will not have to run around acquiring the correct materials. The company takes care of that for you.

Finish: In a kitchen or wardrobe, there are shutters, panels, handles, accessories, and appliances. A carpenter will implement old and traditional working methods and make the panels and shutters in your home, creating a mess and excessive noise. This working method compromises the quality of finish and workmanship, and your kitchen or wardrobe will not be as contemporary as you may desire. However, an established company will be up-to-date with the latest technology and have some manufacturing capabilities outside your home, preventing some mess and noise. Therefore, your kitchen or wardrobe will be machine-made, using the most advanced techniques-giving a more precise and superior quality finish. While finalizing your vendor, ensure they have the means to provide you with a supreme quality product in the finish you desire.

Design: If aesthetics are a priority for your kitchen or wardrobe space, your vendor should be familiar with the latest methods, trends, and materials; and give you the desired result accordingly. However, a carpenter may not be keeping in touch with the most contemporary designs. Therefore, you will have to do your own research on the design and style you desire without receiving any input for modification. However, a professional company is frequently updated about the latest design, technology, and materials that can be used in your kitchen or wardrobe. As a homeowner, you will receive advice and input on how contemporary trends can complement your home in the best way possible.

Drawings: When building any part of the home, we like to see it on paper, in the form of a drawing. These days, technology is advancing and once can see their exact kitchen before it is even installed. With 2D and 3D drawings available homeowners can make changes to their space as they see fit. However, a carpenter may not be able to provide you a 2D or 3D drawing. If you are interested in a drawing of your design then make sure your carpenter has the means to provide one. Nervertheless, skilled professionals will definitely prepare a drawing to ensure your requirements are met before your order is given for production.

Deadlines: Home building in India is a long, drawn-out process where stages are delayed for a variety of reasons. Therefore, any aspect that is completed within the stated deadline is always a blessing. Skilled professionals understand the irritation with delayed timelines, and provide delivery time for your product. With a carpenter, the project may get delayed due to the carpenter not even being present on the job.

While finalizing your vendor, consider the above points. For a hassle-free process, consider going with a professional company. At, we use the latest technology to provide contemporary and trendsetting factory-finished kitchens and wardrobes, as per the 2D or 3D drawing within our standard deadline of 4 weeks. We make the process easy and quick for today’s homeowner, without giving you any headaches.

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