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Make Our House Your Home

Last we week headed down to Channel 4 in London for the ‘Make Our House Your Home’ conference.  At the event we heard great insight into the relationships we have with our homes, and we also heard from renovation expert Sarah Beeny.

Channel 4

In the first section of the conference we were shown some interviews from couples across the UK, talking about their homes and design inspiration.  Many used sites like Instagram and Pinterest when looking for new and exciting ideas.  They explained that even though they follow trends, they still want their homes to be individual. 

Sarah Beeny interview

Sarah was asked about her career in property and how started out in TV.  She explained that she was already a property developer and fell into her first presenting role on TV by accident.  She went on to speak about her experience and the most common mistakes she’d seen people make over the years, the biggest being underestimating how much things will cost and how long a project can take.

Sarah was asked why she thought property programmes were so popular with the British public. She believes that after our families and friends they are the most important things in our lives, so it makes sense for us to want to make the best out of them.

The interview went on to the subject of her thoughts for the future. Her predictions were based on reducing the amount of energy we will use, and that we look for ways to cut down on the amount of cheaper made products we buy.  “Use less > Buy less”.  So instead of decorating every couple of years we may decide to keep our decors for a little longer and update the quality furniture we already have to try and reduce our carbon footprint.  This idea of is one we at Plumbs feel quite strongly about, we've saved many sofas from the scrapheap over the years.

Mark Cochrane (Strategy Director, MediaCom)

In the final part we saw the newest products on the market for the ‘Connected Home’.  These products all focused around being connected with each other and being able to control them using an app.

Some of the products that stood out were:

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Ready, Steady, Bake!

It may be the Great British Bake Off semi-final tonight but this morning at Plumbs head office we’ve got the cakes out early to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

People who work throughout the whole of Plumbs showed off their impressive baking skills with cupcakes, scones, and sponges!

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The £642 raised from this morning’s cake sale will be added to money raised by Emma Page our Exhibitions Manager, who is completing the New York marathon next month.  Emma aims to raise £3,000 for the charity.

If you would like to donate to Emma’s JustGiving page for this amazing charity, please follow this link.

https://www.justgiving.com/emandgrace/

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Reasons why our customers choose Plumbs

We’ve gained a lot of experience over the 50 years we’ve been covering furniture, so it’s always great to hear when our customers are satisfied in the choice they made with Plumbs.  We thought we’d take a look at some of the reasons our customers have chosen us and the difference it has made to their homes..

 

It’s the perfect size and shape

Alison Wood, from West Yorkshire: “I was seriously looking to buy a new sofa and chair but looked the size and shape of my present sofa, so decided to have a look at the Plumbs website, and everything went from there! I called for a home visit and I was sold!”

 

It’s too high quality to get rid of

Sally Collingwood, from Bristol: “My 3 sofas are about 25 years old and really solidly built.  My children jumped about all over them and now 6 grandchildren, but still going strong.  Well worth recovering.”

 

It was easy to do from my home

Linden Selby, from London: “I loved the way I could choose at home and the professional service. I felt like my custom was important and mostly getting my furniture back on time and looking great.”

 

It’s a memory of my husband

Maureen Thwaites, from Mablethorpe: “I wanted to keep my suite as it’s so comfy.  I lost my lovely husband last November and I just couldn’t part with his chair.”

 

 A before and after shot of a sofa reupholstered in one of our Prestige fabrics (Riga - 102)Riga B4 Reup

 

Riga After Reup

Whether they be sentimental, practical, or financial there are many reasons why our customers choose to have their beloved furniture recovered instead of buying new.  If you would like to discuss transforming your suite or any other of our products then call today for a free no obligation home consultancy visit.

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Accessorize this look for under £200

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Sofa in Kew Gardens – White, Traditional loose cover make-up

When redecorating our homes sometimes it’s the finishing touches that make all the difference, so we thought we would show you how to create a similar look to one of our favourite designs all for under £200.

A colour palette of creams and whites creates a base for lilac and lavender hues.  We have used metallic accents to add an opulent feel to the look, and fresh flowers which co-ordinate with the Purple and White tones of our ‘Lola’ curtains.

The plush shimmering rug adds warmth as well as comfort, and the striped ‘Villa Mosa’ blinds and scatter cushions gives a modern edge to this chic style.

 Under 200

If you’re thinking of creating a new look then our expert Home Consultants can help you update your soft furnishings - all in the comfort of your own home.  If you would like a free quotation, then request a visit today, and we’ll hopefully inspire you to accessorise your brand new look.  

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