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Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 14:28:52

So we've got some lovely bedroom furniture (Bedside tables, dressing table, chest of drawers and free standing mirror) from Barker and Stonehouse which we've had about 6 years. We got it in the sale but still wasn't cheap. I love it though and will last forever as its all really sturdy. However were really lacking storage for clothes and I've seen they've got a wadrobe which would match exactly but it's £940. I know it's alot of money but it goes exactly with the rest of the furniture. What would you do? Am I being unreasonable to think this would be ideal? They do a 0% interest deal over 10 months that would be fine but husband isn't interested and just keep saying 'It's a thousand pound!'. I'm aware of that but the only other solution is to get a cheaper one that doesn't match so well for the sake of saving £500. I'm trying to think long term but agree it is a lot of money. We do have a fitted wadrobe but due to the boiler being in there it doesn't fit a lot of clothes in.

is it this one?

www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/bedroom/Wardrobes/Romance-2-Door-Wardrobe/2-255-60133/#

If so then I'd say no, I wouldn't get it actually - because it doesn't look like the storage is going to be all that good. If you are struggling for clothes storage you would be better finding a spot where you can have a good wardrobe with lots of storage built in to it IMO.

It's very nice, but as someone with a lot of clothes to store I love my big sliding doored wardrobe with lots of hanging space and built in drawers

Bluntness100 Sun 15-Jan-17 14:39:21

That's lovely if it is that one and inagree getting something to match, otherwise you just regret it. However I'd also check the space is enough.

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 14:39:55

Yea that's it. Problem is we don't have anywhere to put a built in wardrobe as we already have one but it just doesn't hold enough clothes. We literally just need another wadrobe about the size of the one you've seen. I know I've got my heart set on it so trying to be sensible too.

throwingpebbles Sun 15-Jan-17 14:45:25

Sounds ok if you can afford it and aren't planning to move any time soon I guess.

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 14:49:15

Definitely not moving but we've not got loads of money but I think we could afford the monthly payments. Husband likes to pay everything upfront instead of in credit which I understand but sometimes it's not that easy. We're desperate for a settee too (ours has holes in!) but he won't sign up to pay for that either (also 0% interest). I just feel like it's not upto me. If he says no it's a no but if he says yes it's all good?

Ellisandra Sun 15-Jan-17 14:49:53

I wouldn't personally spend £940 on it because I don't like it.
But I could afford to - without the interest free - so yes I would potentially spend that amount. Although honestly I'm with your husband and can't imagine wanting to spend a grand on a wardrobe that I personally agree with PP isn't that great for space.

I don't think anyone can decide for you as we don't know your financial situation. I'm tempted to stay if that range was considered by both of you to be affordable and worth it in the past, then get it. But if in the last 6 years there are changes to your finances, then no.

Pineapplemilkshake Sun 15-Jan-17 14:50:59

I would get it. Although it's expensive it is timeless and as it goes with the rest of your furniture it could easily be the last wardrobe you need to buy. We bought expensive bedroom furniture last year but I absolutely love it and can't see us wanting to change it.

Have a look at Kon Mari online as well - maximise the space you have too!

Oysterbabe Sun 15-Jan-17 14:51:27

It depends if you can afford it. If you'd need to get it on credit you can't afford it.

KanyeWesticle Sun 15-Jan-17 14:52:21

There's an outlet here that had one. Gone now but I'd keep an eye on it.
http://barkerandstonehouseoutlet.co.uk/category.php?StockStore=Knaresborough

Ellisandra Sun 15-Jan-17 14:52:32

Ah, crossed posts.
I'm with your husband - non essentials should not go on credit, that's how I am. Even if it's interest free, that's still £100 a month to find. I'm with him in principle. Especially if you have a sofa with holes - that suggests that you're not that flush at the moment, or you could have been saving for that.
The wardrobe is a non essential, I'd wait and save for it.

AndNowItsSeven Sun 15-Jan-17 14:53:06

Unless you can afford to pay for the wardrobe outright then it's too expensive. Other than a house and possibly a car I do t think you should own anything you have t yet paid for.
A holiday that you will pay off interest free before you go I think is ok if you are very confident there will be no change of circumstances.

thenightmanageress Sun 15-Jan-17 14:53:13

Can you try finding an antique wardrobe that looks similar in style
and that you can paint? The last wardrobe I purchased was an Edwardian sycamore, mahogany and satinwood triple wardrobe with a huge amount of storage. It cost me £80 at auction and would have lasted me my life if I hadn't had to sell it when we moved. And I sold it for the same price I purchased it for.

AndNowItsSeven Sun 15-Jan-17 14:53:43

Ahh don't and haven't - stupid phone!

IonaNE Sun 15-Jan-17 15:02:17

All my furniture is from a charity and I haven't yet paid more than £45 for anything (that was the sofa, I think). No, I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a wardrobe.

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 15:04:12

Thanks for your replies everyone, I know it's silly signing up for something that we don't have the money for right now I just worry if we don't get it now then we might miss the opportunity. I do save quite a bit for Xmas every year so we don't get into debt and holidays are paid for upfront etc, we just don't have the extra cash to pull out all at once. We do have spare cash each month so could pay for it with that but I know my husbands reluctant just because of the price. I'm trying to think long term and if I got something else would I always think 'it's not as good as the matching one'? The settee is basically down to husband not making a decision on what to go for.
Anyway I've seen another wadrobe which is similar(ish!) but secondhand at £175, what do you think?

KookSpook Sun 15-Jan-17 15:10:14

I would definately get the second hand one. You wont feel so bad if/when you change your style.

Wood is wood - sort of. Save the £700 difference.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 15-Jan-17 15:11:10

Is there an option to move the boiler elsewhere and optimise the storage you already have? (There's quite a lot of furniture in the room already).
I agree wirh a pp - google Marie Kondo's storage hints, plus there's a lot on youtube about vertical storage of clothes. Sounds mad but you could probably store much more than you currently do in your chest of drawers if you fold things (t-shirts, knitwear, sportswear, nightwear etc.) to the right size and stack them vertically. Will try and find some links.

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 15:11:53

Think you're right kook, I've asked for pictures of the inside as it doesn't show any on the advert. Fingers crossed its ok!

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 15:12:34

Thanks shotgun I'll have a look smile

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 15:13:50

Oh and no, boiler can't go anywhere else. It is a big bedroom so doesn't look cluttered but think that's what husband is worried about too. All husbands clothes are in a larger wadrobe in sons room.

Icantstopeatinglol Sun 15-Jan-17 15:14:21

Sorry keep spelling wardrobe wrong! 🙄

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 15-Jan-17 15:14:45

Here you go. The other wardrobe is much nicer imo, but wardrobes aren't really the best way of using space. Go on, try the folding thing, you've got nothing to lose!

KookSpook Sun 15-Jan-17 15:15:11

I had white furniture in my cottage that looked great, then we moved to a new build, so its all about huge oak, mirrored sliding door wardrobes now.

Spend the £700 on a sofa. I got a beautiful one from Habitat. £550 reduced from £1100.

thenightmanageress Sun 15-Jan-17 15:15:57

The second one without a shadow of a doubt!
If it's solid wood then you'll also be able to sand it and repaint it to a different colour scheme if you want an updated room

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