Custom made furniture is perfect for my husband but not for me
When my husband and I first got married and moved in together, he brought a lot of furnishings with him. He’d been living on his own for quite some time, and had been renting a house. Because my husband is exceptionally tall and broad, standard furniture doesn’t really suit him. He can’t get comfortable in a regular-sized chair, couch or bed, and big-box furniture doesn’t hold up to the wear and tear. To match his size, he went to a custom furniture shop and commissioned a living room, dining room and bedroom set. The custom built furnishings were incredibly expensive but also of top quality. Every piece was designed and constructed for a man of my husband’s size. When I sit on the couch or in one of the dining room chairs, my feet don’t touch the floor. I struggle to get up onto the bed and I am uncomfortable eating at the table. I’m not happy with the custom furniture, but my husband refuses to replace it. After such a large investment, he wants to get his money’s worth over years and years of use. We’ve compromised by adding more furniture. I went to the same custom furniture shop and ordered a chair and couch to match, but in a much smaller size. I now have a little step stool to get up on to the bed. We still have my husband’s gigantic dining room table, but also a more reasonably sized kitchen table. Our house is a bit cluttered with furnishings, but at least we’re both able to be comfortable when we relax or eat a meal.