Where furnishing a home is concerned it is so easy to go to a High Street retailer or their website and pay quite a large amount of hard earned cash, ending up with something that will need replacing in a few years. Also in doing this you may well have duplicated your neighbours diningroom or the sittingroom.
Isn't it better to invest your money in something that is well made and will last much longer, the piece may even become an heirloom!
The only way to do this is to invest in Vintage or Antique items. In doing so there is much more fun seeking out the right chest of drawers, side table or desk chair, and in these days of searching on the web buying vintage and antiques for the house has never been easier.
This is the best way to insure you have a well made piece of furniture at a price much less than it's equivalent at the retail park. Also the added advantage that your neighbour will definately not have the same!