Supporting Charities

Friday, March 16, 2018 11:57:42 AM UTC

Supporting Charities

With all the recent revelations concerning the abuse of trust its not surprising that many feel let down by well known charities that we thought were doing a good job. Of course many charity workers do fantastic work, but a small minority letting down the rest.

We at Furniture Plus support Claire House which is a local charity that cares for seriously and terminally ill children. We believe that small local charities offer a gr...

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Furniture News - November 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:23:36 PM UTC

Furniture News & Comment                  Nov 2017

More Independents Open

The first quarter of 2017 saw more independents opening retail outlets whilst chain retailers experienced a decline. Independents account for 65% of all retailing. Their success is helped by their propensity to change, shorter leases and providing a personal service. For now it’s a good news story and one we should celebrate and support.

Ikea for Rent?

Swedish furniture giant I...

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Where Does Our Furniture Come From?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:51:20 AM UTC

Most of the oak furniture on sale in the High St. is manufactured in the far east, principally China and Vietnam. Lower production costs plus availability of raw materials has led to a revolution in furniture supply.

The result of this has been to make retailers consider which method of supply is most suited to them. Buying direct or from specialist importers. Buying direct offers a price advantage whereas buying off wholesalers/manufactures offer...

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Veneer v Solid

Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:50:24 PM UTC

Veneer v Solid      

Buying Furniture? Should I buy solid or veneered and what is the difference?

Solid wood furniture is made of solid wood of one or more varieties.Veneer is technically a layer of hardwood glued to another surface below.

Some of the most expensive furniture is veneered whilst some of the cheapest is solid. Most of the furniture found on the High St. is veneered.

So what’s going on?

Quite simply there is no easy answer both have ...

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4 Ways to Make Your Uni Room Feel Like Home

Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:28:50 AM UTC

Now that your hard work and determination has paid off and you’ve chosen the Uni for you, it’s time to prepare for the next stage of your student life! University is a huge step, one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life, with so many amazing memories and experiences. There are so many challenges and life lessons that come with going to Uni, such as learning to live away from home and look after yourself, which can sometimes cause a litt...

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Handy Tips to Stay Stylish and Organised for Back to School

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:15:10 AM UTC

Whether you’re starting a new school, or you’re going back to start the next academic year, the back to school period can be exciting yet daunting. One of the most important things to remember when preparing to go back to school is to be organised, setting yourself up with plenty of essential items, as well as preparing your room for your new daily routine. There may seem like a lot to remember for going back to school, but with these handy tips,...

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How to Decorate with Dark Flooring

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:47:32 AM UTC

Hardwood flooring is a very popular choice within many homes today, as not only does it provide you with a timeless design that will stay on trend through every season, but it also creates a dramatic look that is difficult to create with other materials. Many people struggle to find the right interior balance when decorating with dark flooring, however, there are certain design tips that will help you to achieve the right balance and create a stu...

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Organising and Packing Your Home for the Big Move

Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:37:53 AM UTC

moving house

Planning to move to a new house can be a stressful task, especially if you have lots of things in your current home to sort through. Before you let the whole process become overwhelming or too stressful, take a step back and look at how you can organise your moving process. From planned packing, to putting tasks into order of importance, there are certain steps you can take to make the whole moving process much more pleasant and easier to handle....

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Mastering the Ideal Open-Plan Living Area

Monday, July 10, 2017 10:10:57 AM UTC

Open-plan living is a trend that has taken the interior design industry by storm over the last few years. The ability to create bold, open spaces within your home, whilst utilising the space you have and being able to merge rooms with different purposes into one has really changed the way people are designing their homes. This stylish, space saving décor trend is also very easy to introduce to your home, there are just a few key points to conside...

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Simple Ways to Style a Smaller Space

Monday, June 19, 2017 4:48:57 PM UTC

Style a Smaller Room

Decorating a smaller room can often seem like a challenge, especially when you want to get the very most out of the space you have. The main focus with smaller rooms is to have a practical and functional area that still looks stylish and feels welcoming. This may seem difficult to combine together, but with these simple tips you’ll be able to create a space that bursts with character, whilst still providing you with essential space to utilise.

Ne...

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