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Sustainability And The Importance Of Salvage

Thanks to the numerous interior design programmes showing on our t.v’s, the re-purposing of old objects is fast becoming the main trend for interior styling, influencing the mindsets of consumers away from flat pack mass produced products and towards a more creative, unique and Eco-Friendly way of furnishing their homes.Around 930,000 tonnes of furniture is placed on the market each year, of that, 884,000 is disposed of in a year by consumers and only 247,000 is being re-used. The major issue constraining market growth in furniture re-use is the restricted supply of high quality items. Provided that items of suitable quality can be obtained, there is sufficient market demand to accommodate growth. All too often, development is driven by the...

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Interior Design - On A Budget

We'd all love to live in those homes you see in interior design magazines or on the advertisements for paint brands, however interior beauty like that often comes at a price! Thanks to the new upcycling wave and the numerous interior design programme's showing on our televisions, we are now able to furnish our homes to fit with the times at a fraction of the cost while also contributing to the 'circular economy'. I recently redesigned, redecorated and refurnished a child's room working with a tight budget. Everything, including the paint, was either re-purposed, reclaimed or built from salvaged materials. Paint - check out your local Gumtree or Buy, Sell, Swap site for people selling off leftover/unused paint, you can...

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New 'Uniquely You' Service

Anyone else glad January's over?? too! Now to get stuck in to all my new projects, including this one.... 'Uniquely You' is something I have started for all you creatives out there who have designs for your own unique furniture but without the time or essentials to give it life. This service starts with a FREE initial consultation to discuss your idea/design, followed by a second consultation charged at a fixed rate before production of the final piece. You are welcome to visit us at any time to see how your piece is progressing and we will keep you updated along the way. Whether your design is part of a college/university/community project or a piece for your home, this is...

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