In today’s harsh economic conditions, many people are looking for affordable furniture stores to create the home of their dreams at a more reasonable price. South Africa has a number of stores where you can find good quality furniture at very competitive prices.
It is a common misconception that cheap furniture is inferior furniture. This, however, is not always the case and you can find affordable items without compromising on quality.
Rochester Home Furnishers
Rochester Home Furnishers was established in 1994 with the focus on providing ligh end products at affordable prices. Rochester is also unique in that you can choose from a wide range of finishings and coverings for a variety of their products, allowing you to customize your purchase. There are 13 Rochester branches around the country that offer made to order furniture at very competitive prices.
Coricraft furniture is a popular furniture brand that aims to provide clients with a top quality product at an affordable price. There are a number of cheap Coricraft stores stocking quality furniture around the country, in Bleomfontein, Rustenberg, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nelspriut, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Durban. At these nationwide stores you can take a look at the furniture on display and “test drive” the pieces you are interested in to assess their comfort, style and quality.
The furniture items stocked by Coricraft include dining room furnishing, bedroom furniture, home office furniture and living room furniture. All of these furniture items are made using quality materials such as wood and leather and all come with different workmanship warranties indicating their durability.
One of the best ways to find affordable furniture stores is to find factory shops that sell quality furniture items without the money-grubbing middle man. Factory stores often sell furniture directly from the factory to the public, meaning that you can get these furniture items directly at lower costs.
- In Johannesburg, try Factory Furniture & Bedding at the corner of Trump & Booysens Road in Selby. To find out what they have in stock, you can also call 011 4930956 or fax on 011 4932544.
- The Office Furniture Factory Shop can be found at the Somerset Business Park in Somerset West. The factory shop can be reached on 021 8510093
- The Alpine Lounge Furniture Factory Shop can be found at the Tygerberg Business Park at 27 – 29 Junction Street in Parow Industria in Cape Town. You can give them a call on 021 959 7563 or fax on 021 951 7139/40. The Alpine Lounge was founded in 1969 with a commitment to producing high quality upmarket lounge furniture. The Alpine range includes lounge furniture made of both fabric and leather, as well as chairs with motion mechanisms. These quality products are now made affordable at the companys’ factory shop where you can buy high quality items directly from the source. The factory shop is open on Mondays to Thursdays from 08H30 – 15H50; on Fridays at 08H30 – 15H00; and on Saturdays from 08H00 – 12H00.
This free online classified is a great source of a variety of goods, including both new and used items. You can choose a category (furniture) and search for listings in your area. You can contact the seller either by email or by phone. As with all internet purchases, be cautious and don’t hand out your money without first doing your research to check if the deal is legitimate.
Another way to find affordable furniture is on auction. At auctions you can often strike it lucky with relatively new furniture items that have been repossessed at the previous owner defaulted on payments. The financial institution will want to get rid of these items quickly, allowing you the opportunity to take advantage of low furniture prices. You either bid online on auction websites, or visit auctions at reputable auction houses.
When it comes to creating a home that is both functional and aesthetic, you don’t need to dig too deep into your pockets. Rather do your research to find affordable furniture stores around the country.