Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

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Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby smartmummy » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:10 pm

Hi All!

I need advice from u all.
I need to buy all the furnitures to my house.I want to consider quality.
May I know which shop is best for furniture?
Which sofa can long last?
I think my DH going to build our wardrope.Buying or build our wardrope is best?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby smartmummy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:21 pm

I saw this list in RenoTalk forum


01) OM
02) Evov
03) Bernini
04) D&B
05) Vhive
06) Star Group (Zen, mondi lifestyle etc)
07) Novena (white, castilla etc)
08) Luxur
09) Dian
10) Lifestorey/marquis/nobel group
11) melandas
12) xzqt
13) air division
14) Aero
15) brighton
16) Home essential (alexandra road)
17) navinzi
18) courts
19) harvey norman
20) defu furniture
21) Casa
22) cellini/ brunomenzi
23) westpoint design
24) furniture warehouse
25) Mod living
26) Ikea
27) Molecue
28) silver river
29) cream & another shop a few stores away at Purvis St.
30) massimo
31) Hommage Furniture @ Serangoon Central
32) Ceja
33) Furniture Club
34) Lush

Anyone has any experience with any shop?TIA Which shop and which brand is better quality and affordable price.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby kieratan79 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:15 pm

Ikea is cheap and more convenient, they have very 'smart' furnitures... haha.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby hquek » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:10 pm

hi smartmummy,

generally if you get customized wardrobe, my feel is that it will fit in better with your existing furniture but the price may be very much more - and sometimes quality not there (depends on contractor).

If you decide to get a wardrobe, think hard about the doors you want. sliding doors used to be very popular. but I heard of a friend. he got the sliding door type. unfortunately, he placed a lot of things on top of the wardrobe. needless to say, after a while, the door couldn't slide properly.

Though I'm sure you have heard much about ikea (good/bad), I was told that some series of their sofas are very lasting (even with fat family members).

I see from your list some places I would avoid like xiao - will pm you later on that. not so polite to list in forum.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby BigDevil » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:53 pm

@hquek

I will be very interested to know what places to avoid.
PM the list to me please!

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby autumnbronze » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:44 pm

BigDevil wrote:@hquek

I will be very interested to know what places to avoid.
PM the list to me please!



Me too! me too! :please: :please:

Am in the midst of getting a new sofa.

And agree with you that some of Ikea's sofa models last. I have one that is still in a good condition after 10 years!!!! Its the klippan if my memory serves me right. As opposed to the Natuzzi leather that we bought barely 5 years ago.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby smartmummy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks to all! really appreciate!

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby hquek » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:50 pm

btw, one understated brand is Seahorse. Their mattress can be hard like cement but I used their furniture before - not bad leh, plus it is not that ex.

My mum bought a half leather (meaning part pure leather, part pvc) sofa (those comfy looking types) for 600+ (3seater +1 armchair) 10 years ago. It lasted really long despite the abuse. toward the end, the seat sort of sagged a bit, but I think it's value for money.

we also bought a bedside table. nothing fancy but it was very very cheap becos contractor quoted us double/triple the amount for the same design - the materials likely will be better by contractor but for bedside table, mdf board was good enough.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby cherrygal » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:04 pm

I bought cheap and good cabinets from this neighbourhood shop - Dekia Furnishing at AMK. They don't display much but they have catalogues and the delivery is free.

Fave shops include VHive for more solid furniture (TV console, dining table, chairs etc) and Ikea for non-essential items.

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Re: Home Furnishing Tips....Pls help

Postby BigDevil » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:42 am

autumnbronze wrote:And agree with you that some of Ikea's sofa models last. I have one that is still in a good condition after 10 years!!!! Its the klippan if my memory serves me right. As opposed to the Natuzzi leather that we bought barely 5 years ago.

Never bought Ikea sofa before, so can't comment.

But for Ikea stuff, it really depends.

We bought a Billy bookcase when we first moved into our current home, so we are talking about close to 9 years. The bookcase is still sturdy as a rock.

Seeing it's good value, we bought another Billy for DD as her book collection grew. This time it was a commemorative edition for dunno-how-many-years-of-billy with cute design, and at a discount.

Within a year, the bookcase warped beyond recognition.

Complained to Ikea, showing them photos of the 2 Billy's. Found out that the commemorative edition was supplied by some other supplier. Thank goodness Ikea offered to replace it if we topped up the difference between the regular price and discount price. We took the offer, but we made sure we got one that was manufactured by the same supplier as our first Billy.

The second Billy has been with us for 3 years now. Still looking good.

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