It is rather rare for a furniture type to have low and high end items available. This is mainly due to the raw materials used to manufacture the furniture. In general, cheaper materials are easier to work with but they are not as durable. More expensive materials tend to last longer, but the price could be out of reach for most people. It is very hard to find a type of material that is both affordable, and long lasting.
If you are looking for such furniture, perhaps you should turn your attention towards rattan furniture. Such furniture is created from cane, which is one of the toughest material in the world. It is abundantly available (mostly in Asian countries), which explains why it is more affordable than most other home pieces. You can find both low and high end rattan furniture that is available in the market today.
Low end rattan furniture.
Low end items are mostly mass manufactured. They follow a template, and they include items like chairs, tables, and many other commonly used items. The patterns are simple and straight forward. The goal of the manufacturer is to keep the cost as low as possible so that more people can afford to own the furniture. Therefore, you won't find any complicated processing or methods applied to the products. For instance, the cane will come in its natural colors, without any paints applied to it.
Such furniture are great for homeowners with a limited budget. You may wish to consider buying some of these items if you fall within these categories:
* Renting an apartment.
* You own an apartment but you have a low income.
* You want to save money for other big ticket items.
* You are not sure if you really like cane furniture in the house. So you can buy a few low end pieces to try out.
High end rattan furniture.
More expensive rattan furniture is also available if you have the budget. These include home pieces such as sofa sets, dining sets, bar seats, designer chairs, etc. A lot more thought, skill and effort is required to create these furniture pieces. Therefore, you can expect prices to be higher.
But even with the higher price tag, many homeowners still find the pricing to be competitive. This is because you are mainly paying for labor, skills, and brand. But for furniture made with other materials such as hardwood or steel, you pay for the materials as well. Manufacturers can find it hard to compress the prices simply due to the high cost they have undertaken when buying the building materials. In this aspect, rattan furniture is one up against the others.
You can consider buying high end rattan furniture if you find yourself in one of the following positions:
* Confident that the furniture will last for many years.
* You want a unique design that you can't find in other home items.
* You want something that is easy to maintain.
* You are looking for a modern and rare design that requires skillful workmanship.