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Furniture hacks

If you’ve just downsized or are already living in a small house or flat, you may be struggling for space. An effective solution is of course simply to get rid of a lot of clutter you just don’t need, though of course this won’t solve the issue overall. You need things, it’s that straightforward.

We’ve scoured Oak Furniture Solutions as well as the web to find the best space-saving hacks to solve your storage problems.

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Furniture for A Holiday Home

When considering how to furnish your holiday home, it’s important not to lose sight of how often and by whom it will be used by. There’s no need to have a huge budget, but don’t scrimp either; this may not be your first home but it still needs to feel like a cosy and welcoming environment.

Whether your holiday home will be a rental place, or a home for your family and friends or simply a retreat for you to escape to, you need to ensure the furniture you choose is robust and of course good value.

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How to Achieve Kitchen Minimalism

A minimalist kitchen may seem like something that’s only achievable by throwing a huge budget at it or may seem impossible with the amount of appliances you have. The main steps to creating a really clean looking kitchen where you want to spend time are easy and really affordable.

The kitchen is the focal room of a house and you’ll no doubt spend a lot of time here, with family and friends, as well as guests. If it’s clutter free you’ll want to spend even more time in there, even on your own. A clutter free kitchen has the wonderful effect of promoting calm and order. If it’s tidy, things will be easy to find and it will also be simple to clean.

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Best Oak Wardrobes

A wardrobe is an integral part of any bedroom, but choosing the right one can often be tricky. A great wardrobe needs to last, ideally with you as you move houses. It needs to be versatile enough to blend with a spectrum of styles, in case you want to change your décor. And it needs to provide just the right amount of storage and yet sit within your budget.

To make your decision an easier, more streamlined process, we’ve put together our top ten wardrobes available for under £500:

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10 Reasons Why We Are In Love With Houzz

Is your interior needing some attention and serious re-working? Houzz could be the only thing you need to inspire and boost you in your planning, choosing and designing.

There’s a whole host of reasons why we love Houzz at Oak Furniture Solutions. The breath-taking imagery is a great place to start and it’s not hard to see how you can while away hours browsing and pick up reams of ideas, contacts and new perspectives.

 

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Working from home tips

Working from home can be very productive and great for saving time. You miss out a long and stressful commute and have everything you need at your fingertips. However, when out of an office environment it can be hard to keep the motivation levels up.

It’s important to ensure the space doesn’t become cluttered and unmanageable. Investing in a desk organiser is a great idea, plus can add a stylish touch to a work space. Organisation is vital, so make sure you get some good storage pieces.

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Furniture for a First Home

Decorating and furnishing your first home may seem like a daunting task that will inevitably involve spending a lot and getting bogged down by too much choice. However, furnishing your first home doesn’t have to be a minefield if you think outside the box.

If the previous owners have left behind some old furniture then make the most of it, by up-cycling and sprucing it up. Paint wooden furniture, replace door knobs and re-cover chairs.  Alternatively why not visit a charity shop or even a promising looking skip. Take a trip to the local auction house, where you’re likely to pick up some great quality bargains.

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Get in the festive mood with our World Cup Tips:

Are you feeling the World Cup buzz? Are you busy dusting off your vuvuzela and practicing your samba victory dance? Or are you panicking about not being quite ready for the ultimate sporting spectacle?

Since the games are being broadcast late in the day, you’ll have time to get home from work and enjoy them in the comfort of your own living room. We have some practical World Cup Tips to help you enjoy the ultimate sporting competition or, at the very least, make it more bearable if you’re not a footie fan.

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Family Dining Room Ideas

The traditional dining room may be a dying breed but this family room of the house is reinventing itself in new ways. Of course it’s more common to find dining rooms in larger houses, further out into the country, where space is plentiful.

A dedicated dining room is less common in a city house or flat because of the smaller spaces to consider. This has led to more kitchen diner set-ups, or kitchens combined with dining rooms and living rooms. You can still create a cosy family dining room within your living room or kitchen and we’ve compiled some ideas to start off the design momentum. We’ve lots of suggestions too, if you’re lucky enough to have a whole room just for dining.

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