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posted by [personal profile] pmsumner at 11:06pm on 31/03/2007 under ,
We, that is Jane and I, have paid the deposit and first month's rent on the house, and we have located our preferred washing machine & sofa.

We uhhmed and ahhed about sofas and think we have finalised on an Ikea Ektorp (Leaby), Ektorp Sofa-bed (Leaby) or Backa (Kungsvik) sofa. Why? They're about £100-£200 cheaper than the nearest rivals, the two we liked most have a max 1 week lead time.

These aren't the "endgame" sofa, they're an interim which are nice in their own right, but aren't what we would choose if we had everything our own way.

Washing machines, around £250 from Currys, for a model with a timer on it. If we're on an economy 7 tarrif anyhow, it's worth it. If we're not, it's not. Must investigate.

Next weekend we're going to view the property again to measure up and try and organise where things will be put and whatnot.
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posted by [identity profile] boneist.livejournal.com at 11:49pm on 31/03/2007
I'm really, really, really missing my washer-dryer!

Not that I used the dryer bit very often, but it was bloody handy for towels and bedding!

Plus this one has a smaller drum than my one *{:-(
 
posted by [identity profile] phil99.livejournal.com at 10:48am on 01/04/2007
Washer-dryers, I believe, are only worth it if you have no room for seperates. They're less efficient, have smaller loads, and don't do the job as well as seperates.
 
posted by [identity profile] boneist.livejournal.com at 11:28am on 01/04/2007
Mine was good... handled really large loads (6-7kg, if I recall correctly), and had an A rating for the washing side. I think it was only a C on the dryer side, though.

It wasn't totally brilliant at getting things 100% dry in 2 hours, but it was better than having sheets and towels strewn round the house trying to get dry!

But like I said, I didn't use it very often, and the washing side was great - I never had a problem with that side! (It was a Hoover.)
 
posted by [identity profile] phil99.livejournal.com at 12:21pm on 01/04/2007
Whereas I use the dryer all the time :) It's a pain having to do it over 3 nights to make use of the offpeak leccy. 1 load of washing, split into 2 loads of drying. Unless you stay up late anyhow!

Anyhow, enough about household appliances :)
 
posted by [identity profile] sbj180.livejournal.com at 06:06pm on 01/04/2007
Listen to you pair! ;-)

(Says the bloke who likes building flat-pack furniture :-)
 
posted by [identity profile] phil99.livejournal.com at 09:05pm on 01/04/2007
Nothing wrong with Ikea flat pack furniture :) It's soothing, once you find all the missing parts!

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