News

10th December 2016

January Sale

Well its that time of year again.

Another year end comes around, Christmas is beckoning and as usual we are looking towards our annual sale.

Every year i go to the trade shows, to see what is new and what would look good in the store. Its not an easy task, some years i get it right and what i purchase sells, other times it doesnt!

We only have one sale a year, we try to keep our prices reasonable all year but all those trade show deals i did, that may not have done as well as i hoped, well i am currently working on large reductions on those items. Everything in the store is reduced in our sale BUT the clearance items really have been slashed in price.After all, there is the January Furniture show for me to look forward to.

We cannot show the clearance items on the web, they may have the odd knock, and we would prefer you came and saw them.

As the entire shop needs reticketing, reductions are going on now so please come and visit.

Matthew

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1st June 2016

Buying a mattress

Buying a mattress

There is no more difficult purchase than a mattress!

Unless you are suffering from poor sleep, or have a bad back every morning, there may seem little reason to change your bed.

We dont show our friends our bed like we may our new sideboard or dining set, we dont ask them to try it out for comfort like we might do for a new suite.Our experiece  with our bed is ours alone.

There are several questions I ask when a client enquires about a new bed or mattress, as we want you to have the most suitable product for your needs.

Who is it for?

If it is for a child then orthopaedic is probably not suitable.

Do you share the bed with somebody?

A pocket spring model is best suited to couples, as it adjusts to your shape and weight.If your partner is heavier than you then a firm mattress may be required.

Is your current mattress on a divan base?

If it is, you need to change both.If you take the mattress off your bed, you will see your prone shape indented in the divan base.If you put a new mattress on this base it will half its expected life span and invalidate the manufacturers guarentee.

If you however have a bedframe with slats, then you probably only need to replace the mattress.

Do you feel hot in bed?

If you do then a memory foam mattress may not be the best purchase.

The most difficult question and one so often skirted around, is how much do you want to spend? 

A good quality mattress that will give support for 8 years or so, will usually cost in the region of £400-£500. ( 4'6") Many people balk at this remembering perhaps what they paid when they last purchased a mattress.

£450 for a goods night sleep is £56 per year, £4.67 per month. How much do we spend on coffee?

We do sell a lot of  mattresses  that cost less than this  and are happy to advise what is best for you.

I am often amused by the responses i get from clients.

On asking the question " how often do you use the bed" i was told, "about 8 hours a night"!

One customer told me he " could sleep on a coathanger" 

Please remember when considering a new mattress the access! Many cottages especially ones in St Ives have very low ceilings and trying to get a 5' pocket sprung mattress  upstairs can be impossible. Mattress's do not like being bent.

Often a problem when receiving a new bedhow to dispose of the old one.

We are happy to take your old mattress away for recycling for a nominal £20 per item. The steel is made into new steel, the fillings go to the rag trade,

.If you have a wood bedframe to dispose of, this is free, the wood goes into my woodburner.

Happy dreams.

Matthew

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19th May 2016

Spring

Spring

Spring is here!

Well officially it is though as I type this , I am considering putting the store's heating back on!

With spring comes spring cleaning and I have been moving things around the store to make way for new ranges.

We have had a lovely nordic design dining set in, Jorvik, which has had lots of admiring glances already.Unusually the chairs that accompany it have a choice of fabrics some of which are really stunning.

With the bank holiday soon upon us, our stock of mattress'es is back up so if you have an unexpected guest, we have plenty of stock and remember we even put the bedframes together in your own home ( Cornwall ).

Enjoy the sun, if we get any.

Matthew

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