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We’ve all heard the famous argument between the engaged girl and her mother. Mother says; “Honey, you can’t use modern furniture for the whole house! It’s not durable and it doesn’t look very classy...” The girl thinks to herself that her mother probably knows best, but she doesn’t want furniture that looks too old fashioned or uptight. She wants to enjoy sitting in her reception comfortably, with her friends and her family! And the dilemma goes on…
Well girls; after checking 200 furniture shop reviews on Trustious and asking many newly-weds and engaged couples for recommendations, we’ve got this list of shops that we believe can give you exactly what you need; durability, comfort and a classy modern look depending on your preference and budget.
Here are the best furniture shops according to people’s choices:
Pinocchio. One of the shops gaining more fans every day; they locally design and produce modern and stylish furniture with a flavor of the Egyptian heritage shown in the carvings in wood. Their furniture is of very high quality and with reasonable prices with regards to shops of the same style. Pinocchio’s collections include bedrooms, dining and living rooms, but bedrooms are their specialty. Pinocchio’s fans also say that they are very professional and organized; a rare commodity these days!
Mehrez Krema. Another proudly-Egyptian store where two designers “Khaled Mehrez” and “Hanan Krema” fuse their work together to come up with bold stylish furniture inspired by Islamic calligraphy and some Pharaonic symbols. Their style is very unique might not suit all tastes, but we must salute them for their high quality and excellent finishing; they specialize in dining rooms, but they have a good collection of living rooms and bedrooms too. People who have dealt with them say that Mehrez Krema are perfect in on-time delivery and customer care. We can’t say that their prices are average, they are a little high, but you’ll definitely get your value for money.
Apex. Along the same lines of bold designs and rich fabrics, here is another shop that we think you will love. Apex has unique ideas for dining and living rooms, and bedrooms. You’d find leather couches, mirror buffets, square dining tables, and sofa-like dining chairs. Their furniture is all very comfortable and their wood is strong, manufactured in Egypt, while their fabrics are imported. Apex, unlike Mehrez Krema, is moderately priced; and their after sale service is smooth and timely and their staff professional and helpful.
Saloni. A Turkish brand known for their colors, comfort, and good quality of the fabrics and wood; they offer neo-classic “salons” – which means that their pieces are not for the everyday use of a living room. Their new branch in New Cairo is expected to have some bedrooms as well. Saloni uses natural wood (Counter wood) in their furniture pieces, all of which are made in Turkey and shipped to Egypt. Their prices are considered average, especially when comparing them to similar stores of somewhat less quality. People seem to be satisfied when dealing with Saloni, as their payment process is reasonable and their delivery is considerably fast, depending on whether the item you choose is available in the shop or not.
Ashley. Here’s a place where you can find variety and flexibility in high quality and reasonable prices. An American brand opening in Egypt recently, but with its star rising fast! It specializes in bedrooms and living rooms with a few scattered dining pieces and home accessories. Ashley’s furniture is mainly modern, but they try to add a classic touch – especially in bedrooms, through the wood carvings. The products are mostly imported, from the US and East Asia; however, they have a factory in Egypt if you want to exchange some pieces for custom-made ones, or add a closet to your bedroom as their bedrooms come with no closets. For all of that, Ashley’s prices are great and they have discounts and flexible payment options!
Al Cazar. Now that is one unique place to visit; talk about curves, fine wood, and perfect finishing! They really do have their own style, which can’t be called classic and is definitely not the regular “modern” pieces we see everywhere. They have mostly dining rooms and bedrooms, but you can also find salon sofas and tables. Al Cazar is an Egyptian brand and is quite expensive, but they hold nice sales every now and then and the prices drop significantly to reach the average rates of the market.
Williams. This very elegant store is known for its unique designs and add-on pieces and mechanisms in their furniture. Their specialty is living room and reception sofas but they have bedrooms and dining rooms as well. They are very flexible if you want to pick out pieces from here and there, and you can also customize the pieces themselves; different fabrics and sizes…etc. Williams is quite overpriced, but you get good value for money and the shopping experience there is just too lovely to miss!
In & Out. This is your place for simple, comfortable furniture with very modest prices. They work with manufactured wood, which is of less quality than natural wood, but they offer you a 10 years guarantee on the wood, which makes you somewhat comfortable. In & Out has a huge variety of living rooms and bedrooms and their designs are simple and can fit many tastes. Most people who have reviewed it though, recommend it for summer houses/chalets or second bedrooms at home, but not for your main house and especially not your master bedroom. Their delivery is said to be smooth and on time, with good after sale service.
You might also want to check out:
Image; known for their amazing quality and durable furniture; a mixture or modern, classic and contemporary designs with a specialty in living rooms. They have a great variety of fabrics to choose from and their prices are slightly above the average.
Verinno; a large variety of classic and modern furniture of great quality and chili prices, very high –imported pieces, slightly high – locally made ones. Their designs are very unique but don’t necessarily fit all tastes.
Divano; reasonably priced strictly modern living rooms and bedrooms, imported from Turkey with simple designs that are comfortable to the eye. Dining rooms and wall-units for the living room are also available.
Home Center; an abundant variety of all you can ever need at home, not highly recommended for actual furniture, but all else is recommended and in great prices as well.
IKEA; we decided to let this one speak for itself! ;)
At the end girls, remember to go through your furniture hunt with patience, try not to rush into buying anything, you don’t get to furnish your house every week!
And don’t forget to write your reviews on Trustious when you receive your orders ;)
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