Some people wonder whether there’s a difference between custom picture framing and purchasing a “standard” size, store-bought frame from a department or craft store. But there is a difference, and it can matter greatly, especially if the art or item you intend to put in that frame has any sort of value or is of a specific dimension.

There are many reasons why choosing a custom picture frames in Winston-Salem, NC over store-bought frames is a better option. Here are just a few.


Personalizing your home or workspace with custom framing is a great way to express your personality and to enjoy your surroundings. While others can go to the store and buy the same sofa, tables and lamps that you have, it is highly unlikely anyone will ever have the exact same custom framing as you. Regardless of what you choose to have framed for your home, whether it is a favorite piece of art, a mirror, or an object inherited from an ancestor, it will add interest to your space.

A professional framer has specialized tools and techniques and that, when combined with their knowledge, ensure a high quality product. A store-bought frame is often made of plastic or resin. Most store bought frame materials will damage any type of art because they contain high levels of acidity, which is extremely harmful to the art. Furthermore, the size of the art dictates the final size of the mat and frame. With Hampton House custom picture frames in Winston-Salem, NC, you won’t be force into fitting your art into the only frame sizes available at the store.


Over time, art can fade, turn yellow, and be damaged by light. The materials that a custom framer uses are scientifically designed to help protect your art. High quality, acid-free materials protect your art and keep it in pristine condition, so you can be sure that your treasured item will stand the test of time. Custom framing also increases value retention–improperly treated art will quickly deteriorate and lose its value.

Having been in the industry for 39 years, we are skilled, professional, and experienced in bringing you great service and great products. Hampton House is the best when it comes to custom picture framing in Winston-Salem, NC.