If you haven't already heard of Made.com (or seen one of their Tube posters if you live in London) you probably soon will. Promising original furniture design at affordable prices, Made.com is part of a new breed of retailers offering products directly from the makers. At Savoo we decided to put Made.com to the test, with the unexpected help of our office dog Spud…Tudor RedWhen we were asked by Made.com to do a review of one of their products, we had a hard time choosing what to pick. But as
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A few weeks ago at Savoo we gave you our top tips for a cheap home makeover. One of our favourite ideas was upcycling: refreshing old pieces of furniture into new and improved versions using creativity and a bit of DIY. Here we go into detail about how to upcycle a chair, including a step […]
Want to revamp your home but don't have the money in the bank to do it? Well, with a bit of time, creativity and determination there are a number of ways you can spruce up a house- for less than the cost of a new TV! Here are Savoo's top tips for cheap home improvements (along with some handy discount codes to help you along the way).
Every night while my husband and I are lying in bed, I hear him ask, "Can the baby be up here?" Of course, he means our spoiled dog as we don't have an actual human protegee yet - we can discuss our strange parenting ideas later in another post. I was the one who taught Bella how to snuggle comfortably right in my arms but the fur that remains on our sheets long after she hops off disgusts me. I can't tell you how many times I've had a strand of her fur stuck to my lips or even in between my teeth. Yuck!
Bella is also allowed on our white couch while we watch television. It's
so nice to have her next to me on a chilly night. Pets are such perfect
company, aren't they? But every now and then dirt from her paws make
marks on the clean cushions while drool from her sleepy snout slips
through as well. Thank goodness we had the foresight to get couch
cushions with removable and washable covers or we would be saving up for
a new couch by now.
If you find yourself looking longingly through showhome windows, spending Sundays rearranging the furniture in your Bijou flat or making numerous failed attempts to create a bespoke piece of artwork using a small canvas and some paint samples from B & Q, it may be time to give your property a thorough once-over.
The problem is, while those with healthier budgets can dream about a
signature Laura Ashley sofa gracing their living room, the current
squeeze on our budgets means that the rest of us will have to contend
with a more modest property facelift.
But fear not homeowners,
you won't have to trade sleek for savings or pounds for paltry curtain
trims. It is possible to be financially savvy while not compromising one
iota on style. After all, hasn't IKEA
embraced the hearts of budget-conscious furniture lovers all over the
globe with nothing more than a range of flat pack furniture and a
pricing range guaranteed to weather any economic crisis?
You too can wave the magic wand of cheap and cheerful chic across your home and for less than £100. Here's how;
Home renovations are perhaps the biggest source of expenditure which many of us face during our lifetimes. For some reason, women are never happy with the way things look and, if they aren't "tidying" our possessions in some sort of domestic black hole, then they're forcing us up a ladder, paintbrush in hand.
Of course, as men we would be loath to let anyone else into our home to complete these mundane and often frustrating tasks. DIY
is one of the few areas where we males can strut around, showing off
our impressive handyman skills and no overpriced 'professional' is going
to take this from us (even if they would complete the job in half the
time and with less difficulties).
Therefore, the only option left
is to shuffle our feet and submit to the constant ear-bashing we get
over how the carpet still hasn't been replaced and how the bedroom is in
desperate need of repainting just months after you were finally
convinced that 'dusky pink' was not effeminate and would 'warm the