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Avoid flat pack frustration – Top ten tips

To aid the hapless DIY’er and prevent flat pack frustration, the experts at Furniture Medic have produced their ten top tips for success when facing a jigsaw of furniture pieces: Be thorough; it may seem obvious enough but many people go wrong by failing to get the basics right. First give yourself plenty of time, […]

New year, new furniture?

You might be thinking about making all sorts of changes and resolutions in the New Year, but does that have to include replacing old furniture? Happy New Year from all of us at Furniture Medic! If you’re in the resolution making mood, you might be looking at that old bedside table, chair, or desk and […]

5 items you can upcycle as Christmas decorations

Don’t want to shell out for expensive Christmas decorations? We’ve compiled a list of five things that you might have lying around that you can upcycle and give a new lease of life to this Christmas. With Christmas just around the corner, for many it’s decorating season. Whether you’re looking for something creative to do […]

Why you should be restoring your furniture, not replacing it

If you have an old piece of furniture that has long past its best, your first instinct might be to buy a new one and replace it. But there are plenty of reasons why choosing to restore it instead is the better option. It’s better for the environment Now more than ever, we are becoming […]

How to save flood damaged furniture

There are a few ways to save flood damaged furniture and these are the ones we recommend: Take Photographs of your flood-damaged furniture After any home disaster, you should always take photographs of any damage to your property for insurance purposes. Take a wide-angle photo of the affected rooms Take multiple closeup photos of any […]

Restore your furniture instead of replacing it

Are you sitting there contemplating if you should replace or restore an item of your furniture? There are plenty of reasons why restoring your furniture can be a better investment than buying a new piece. Here are some reasons that may push you in the direction of restoring. Something sentimental You may have a bit […]

Organising your furniture ready for Christmas

A lot of us will be taking some time out of this weekend, or during the following week to bring out the Christmas tree from hiding and decorate it with the family. The Christmas tree is the focal point during the festive season, so your furniture is most probably going to have to be reorganised […]

Prolonging the life of your upholstered furniture

We all love our upholstered furniture as it gives us comfort when we’re watching our favourite Netflix documentaries or films. If your furniture is used often you need to ensure you’re looking after it to prolong its life. Top tips for looking after your upholstered furniture Here are our top tips for keeping your furniture […]

Protecting your garden furniture during the colder months

With the weather turning and winter just around the corner, it’s time for your garden furniture to have a well-earned rest. Adverse weather conditions can have an effect on all types of outdoor furniture, be it plastic, wood or metal. Here are some tips to help you know what to do with your furniture during […]

How to extend the life of your upholstered furniture

Having the right piece of upholstered furniture in your home is important for a lot of us, but do you know how to care for it properly? When you invest in a quality piece of furniture, you’ll want to do whatever you can to extend the life of the fabric. Here are some tips to […]

Wooden furniture cleaning & care tips

We all have that one piece of wooden furniture that’s special to us. Maybe it’s a desk that your grandfather built or an antique chair that’s been in your family for generations.  Whatever that piece is, you want to keep it in beautiful condition. With regular care and attention, your wooden furniture can avoid the […]

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd and was created to flood the world with hope, optimism and action, all around our beautiful planet Earth. The first Earth Day was introduced back in 1970, therefore, celebrating its 50th Birthday this year, and now has over 75,000 partners working together to drive positive action. […]

7 tips for a dog friendly home

If you’re a dog owner, you already know that having a fluffy four-legged friend around can bring an incredible spirit of joy and companionship into your home. Unfortunately, for pet owners, dogs are known to be mischievous and mess is usually their middle name, especially those adorable puppies. If you didn’t know already, April is […]

Healthy home furniture tips

Your home can harbour hundreds of germs and harmful bacteria. Whilst we are all aware of the bugs that lurk in our bathrooms and on kitchen worktops, often we miss other areas of the home that are just as susceptible to causing harm to our health, like our furniture. Wooden Furniture Here at Furniture Medic […]

10 things to do in your garden

The Easter weekend is a slightly different one this year with us ‘staying home’, but don’t let that stop you having fun in the garden! We’ve put together some fun activities that you and your family can do in the garden whilst the weather is nice this bank holiday weekend.  #1 Garden Easter egg hunt   If you have young children or just want […]

Home decorating tips

We’ve done our homework and accumulated a few useful tips for you to take away and implement when you’re decorating your home, so here they are:  Plan your decorating   Before splashing paint all over the walls and rearranging any furniture, make sure you have a plan written down.   Produce a colour palette for each room  To your […]

Stay home, stay connected

Being on lockdown, stuck in your house, restricted movement, social distancing, whatever you want to call it isn’t easy for a lot of people but luckily for us, in this day and age, we have a wide range of technology at our fingertips to help us stay connected.   Staying connected is important for us on a personal level […]

Mental wellbeing during isolation

With many of us perhaps feeling concerned, stressed or panicked by the current situation, we’ve put together a few ways of looking after your mental-wellbeing during these challenging times. The below is not medical advice but aimed to help a little as you face life’s current worries.   Connect with people If you are in self-isolation, you may start to feel just that, isolated. What […]

Looking after your pets during the current crisis

As Coronavirus or COVID-19 – grinds the world to a halt, many are left wondering what they can and cannot do with their pets during this pandemic.   Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that pets can be carriers of Coronavirus, nor become poorly from it; however, your pets may be impacted if you or any members […]

10 Positive Things To Do At Home

We’ve put together a few ideas to keep your spirits up when you’re at home during the current virus outbreak:   1. Plan or Re-decorate Plan something for the future- create a mood board to re-decorate your home or research a trip for later in the year  2. Get Cooking Cook something delicious – there are […]