Every design project is different. At PureModern, we believe that you shouldn’t have to rely on a cookie-cutter approach when furnishing a space you’ve carefully imagined. As you bring your design vision to life, you might be surprised how many components can be custom-made to perfectly accommodate your project’s parameters.
Whether you’re searching for a large planter in a unique shape or configuration or you simply need a size or color you can’t find, the process of having a large custom planter tailor-made for your unique design plan is simpler than you might think.
Every day, the expert team at PureModern helps landscape designers, architects, and contractors by delivering large custom planters that fit exact requirements. Our motto has been “You design it. We fab it.” And now we’ve written this guide with everything you need to know about large custom planters.
Large Custom Planters vs. Standard Planters
For some projects, it’s fine to click "add to cart" on a product page and be on your way. It’s quite possible that a standard planter will fit your needs when you find a selection of standard planters that offers enough choices. But for more complex projects, it’s important to take the uncertainty out of the equation.
When adding a large planter to your design plan, we suggest determining whether a custom planter is actually necessary.
Of course, a large custom planter may include some additional cost considerations. At PureModern, we understand that your budget is important. That’s why we have:
- A highly diligent team who is happy to walk with you through each step of the procurement process.
- A collaborative, hands-on, and proven Four-Step Project Process that enables our team to understand your needs, customize your perfect solution, and transform your vision into reality.
- A deep understanding of value engineering. With value engineering, we ensure you aren’t adding unnecessary costs that can burden your budget and often discover add-ons or expensive materials in a client’s plan that aren’t really necessary. This enables us to tailor each custom project to the client’s goals, project parameters, functionality requirements, and create a solution that aligns perfectly with project specifications and budget.
Large Custom Planter Use Cases
Once you’ve decided that a large custom planter is the right choice for your design plan, it’s time to ensure you optimize how you incorporate the planter into the design.
To spark your imagination, below you’ll see how several of our clients have incorporated large custom planters into their design plans.
Soften Large Open Spaces
In this project, large square tapered planters — measuring almost five feet high — with cascading plants soften and break up large swaths of hardscape. The planters provide a bold statement that creates a cozy and serene feeling.
Establish a Border
Whether you need to create privacy or separate a walkway from a seating area, large custom planters can be the solution.
Highlight Modern Design Aesthetics
By strategically positioning square planters along the driveway of this private residence, this design team adds interest calling attention to the stunning design and modern edges of the home.
Call Attention to Steps and Platform Edges
Some deck and elevated platform heights won’t require railings. But even a few inches can cause injury when someone can’t find their footing. Large custom planters can deliver functional benefits and still provide aesthetic appeal. This client used planters along the side of a deck to create a boundary in place of a railing.
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The Advantages of Large Custom Planters
With a large custom planter, you’ll never again have to settle for a product that isn’t quite right. And because each large custom planter is truly unique, you’ll instantly elevate the overall appeal of any design plan.
But the benefits of customization go well beyond aesthetics and functionality.
Opting to customize a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind planter pays dividends in the form of peace of mind. When you customize with a reliable planter manufacturer, you’ll have:
- A clear understanding of all the shape, size, material, and color options that are available to you.
- An expert team to help you sort through various considerations and provide advice for choosing the right size, shape, and material that fits your needs.
- Peace of mind that your project is under control.
How to Pick the Materials for Your Large Custom Planter
Large custom metal planters can be fabricated using a few different materials.
Marine Grade Aluminum
Marine-grade aluminum is specially alloyed for strength and resistance to corrosion. Perfect for projects where you need a planter that can stand up to seawater and other wet environments, custom planters made with marine-grade aluminum are a reliable choice.
Aluminum planters can be made into any geometric shape with 90-degree corners (or cylinders with flat bottoms). They can be powder-coated and cured in a range of colors. To learn more about custom planter options using powder-coated aluminum, please click here.
Marine-grade aluminum is available in many different gauges. So, depending on the design specifications, aluminum can be comparable in weight to fiberglass. This can be especially important to note for design plans for a rooftop garden, where it’s critical to consider the combined weight load.
COR-TEN is a naturally oxidized steel alloy that is extremely popular for outdoor projects due to its unique look and weather resistance.
COR-TEN develops a protective patina that resists corrosion and can only occur outside in the elements. The stable rust-like appearance of the patina makes COR-TEN a stylish option that can endure moisture and other natural elements while maintaining its strength and durability.
Large custom planters can also be made from fiberglass. At PureModern, we offer both aluminum and fiberglass planter customization. Aluminum provides us the most flexibility as we are able to create custom shapes with short lead times.
We can also customize the shape of fiberglass planters. Due to additional steps that have to be taken for fiberglass planters, and the long lead time customizing fiberglass can be cost prohibitive. However, it can be done if you are looking for a highly specialized and unique project similar to this one.
How to Determine the Size for Your Large Custom Planter
To determine the right size for your large custom planter, you can select the exact measurements to fit your design plan.
For more intricate projects, it helps to collaborate with an expert who can walk you through each step of the manufacturing process — from determining size and specifications to reviewing 3D renderings and CAD drawings. That’s why PureModern has assembled the best consultative sales team with experts who know how to find solutions that fit your budget.
Whether you need large tapered planters like in this project or planters for a larger layout that span multiple tiers like in this project, you’ll always get the size you need with a large custom planter from PureModern.
How Can I Get Large Custom Planters?
At PureModern, we never stop looking for new ways to make our clients happy and deliver exactly what they need. That’s why we can value engineer just about any project.
As you include large custom planters in your design project, you’ll create a stunning impression and you’ll also love working with our team.
We offer products that are built to last—next month, next year, and ten years from now. And you’ll experience how much pride we take in the outcome of your project. We want you to love how your project looks and that’s why we provide a Done-Right Guarantee—so our clients feel confident trusting us to deliver on our promises.
Count on us to be an invested and engaged member of your design team from the moment we become involved until you’re completely satisfied with the outcome. Learn more about working with PureModern.
Get Started on Your Large Custom Planters
Take the next step toward completing your project by learning just how easy it is to incorporate large custom planters.
Whatever your needs and preferences, PureModern will create the right large custom planter for your project. We offer a wide array of customization options, including materials, shapes, and finishes. We also provide installation and irrigation accessories.
Our clients choose PureModern because they trust us to consistently deliver high-quality products and solutions that meet their exact needs, in full and on time.
Click here to request a quote. From there, we can set up time to chat so our team can understand your needs, customize the perfect solution, and transform your vision into reality.