buying furniture somewhere other than ikea?

(7 Posts)
KMR281 Thu 01-Nov-12 10:37:01

hi, about to do 'the ikea trip' tomorrow to get DS3 (due Dec 29th) a chest of drawers, and no doubt pick up lots of other stuff. however, I'd love not to go to ikea - they don't do the range that we have for DS1 and 2 anymore and I'm feeling very large and not keen on driving 1hour to get stuff. I guess I'm looking for something similar to Hemnes, and to at least have depth of 50cm. Any ideas where could get chest of drawers either online or in person that is reasonable quality? Budget is probably about £100, might spend a wee bit more if was good quality. Will get jumped on and jumped off fairly often i imagine!

RationalBrain Thu 01-Nov-12 19:26:05

For budget drawers that actually have a good storage capacity, and fir kids rooms rather than heirloom stuff, I reckon ikea is your best bet actually. John Lewis/m&s are going to be more like a few hundred quid. I've tried buying nice real wood stuff online, and generally the storage capacity has been awful (which makes sense if you think less wood = cheaper). Plus they've been a bugger to put together.

The alternative would be to trawl round a couple of junk shops to get some old fashioned drawers (which aren't mean on storage), and paint them or strip them as you need. Which probably doesn't sound like a great plan if you are heavily pregnant!

soaccidentprone Thu 01-Nov-12 19:46:22

I get most of my stuff from e-bay this looks good quality.

I bought a 1930's oak bedroom suite for £130 a few months ago and used this website to arrange pick up and delivery. I think I paid £26, but the items were in the same city.

I wouldn't go to Ikea - all the stuff we've had from there has looked shabby (not chic!) very quickly, and the bottoms of the drawers have started to sag.

Happy hunting smile

KMR281 Fri 02-Nov-12 09:13:26

thanks - hadn't thought of ebay - great idea. Found a few reasonable shops there, with free or low postage. Perhaps can escape the dreaded Ikea after all...!

Mamf74 Fri 02-Nov-12 12:32:37

I would also have a browse in Argos - we got some really nice oak cabinets for our living room this year (think they were Schreiber ones) and they also now do Habitat stuff too. Not too spendy, only downside is you can't see them until you buy them so there is a bit of a gamble there.

Most of the stuff we have in our house is Ikea but I have noticed a real dip in quality over the last few years, plus everything is now MASSIVE - we just needed a small-ish unit to put our telly on in an alcove and everything Ikea stocked was about twice the width we needed.

Will also second second hand / junk shops, think I'll definitely start replacing the Ikea stuff with "proper" furniture as it lasts so much longer.

Katej0912 Fri 11-Nov-16 01:20:59

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Redglitter Fri 11-Nov-16 01:27:55

Do you work for them or something Kate hmm

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