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How to furnish the spare room for your new lodger using IKEA furniture

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Furnishing your spare room for a lodger should be seen as an investment. Get it right and you’ll have the right people queuing up at your door with wallets in hand, get it wrong and you’ll end up with

Why Ikea can ruin relationships

Each trolley below represents the end of a relationship! As you know guy’s and girls, a trip to Ikea can cause arguments. Women like to browse and wander for a few hours, men like to focus on their list, go get some

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Stephen Fry’s tortured DIY experience

If you are a not a fan of flat pack assembly furniture kits and if you saw Stephen Fry’s tortured experience when Jo Brand challenged him to his first venture into DIY with an Ikea self-assembly desk kit on I’ve

How we use furniture to boost social status

Buying a new house used to be the fastest way to boost our social status, but now mortgages are harder to come by, people are now using furniture to up their social standing. Working with furniture everyday means that we pick

Lower fuel bills will make furniture more expensive

BIOMASS SUBSIDIES OPPOSITION In December 2011, the BFC published a report entitled Biomass Subsidies and their impact on the British Furniture Industry that was commissioned by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). Biomass energy subsidies were introduced in the UK in 2002

Bedroom furniture assembly times for beginners

I would like to help people who are planning to assemble their flat pack furniture themselves by running a series of blogs about the topic. We sometimes get asked how long certain items of flat pack furniture take to build

Three quarters of Britons happy to pay someone else to build their flat pack furniture for them

Assembling flat packed furniture is not rocket science, but it does take up a lot of time and is the cause of much stress and hair pulling out amongst the British public. Whether it’s trying to fathom out some ridiculously designed instruction

Moving home? 5 steps to stress free packing

Moving your belongings from one home to another can be very stressful and take up a lot of your time and mental energy. It is often hard enough knowing where to start. The following advice will help you to take

Flat packed furniture is not a modern concept

Flatpack assembly long before Ikea… We think of flat packed furniture as a modern idea but as this one hundred and forty year old piece of furniture history reminded us, flat packed furniture has been around at least since Loius