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Published January 7th 2016
As a new resident to Sydney paying what could only be considered exorbitant rent for such a small inner-city apartment - I was left with only minimal cash left to furnish my cosy (that's real estate speak for "small") but modern new home.
I'd always wanted to live close to the CBD of a big city to experience the lifestyle, so moving to Sydney was a bit of a dream for me. Despite this however I was definitely not prepared for the considerable expense associated with the move.
My cosy, new apartment before being furnished
Once I had settled into my apartment I began my hunt for some nice furniture to give it some warmth. I really didn't want to fill it with dodgy second-hand furniture from Gumtree or the Salvos, but with minimal budget left over after paying for bond, rent and moving costs, I genuinely considered it.
After much deliberation I decided that it would detract from the aura and prestige of my modern apartment to fill it with old and outdated pieces, so I went in search of some cheaper but still stylish furniture options.
IKEA is always an option for those shopping for furniture on a budget. I definitely prefer the less generic look and would rather purchase quality pieces that will last more than just a few years, so I quickly scratched that off my list.
A quick search on Google for furniture store options around inner-city Sydney turned up a few surprises. I visited a number of boutique furniture stores (too expensive) and budget furniture warehouses (mostly cheap, generic pieces) before I stumbled across Glicks Furniture Warehouse conveniently located only a few kilometers from me in Waterloo.
Some of the Furniture on Display at Glicks Warehouse in Waterloo
As I entered the warehouse I was taken aback at the size of it. A showroom of this magnitude would generally live on the outskirts of a city, not right in the middle of it. The warehouse was filled wall-to-wall with absolutely anything you could need to fit out a new home.
After speaking with one of the friendly staff members about my situation, they helped guide me through the maze of lounge suites, kitchen settings and bedroom furniture. I was surprised at the prices for such nice looking pieces but with Glicks specialising in replica furniture - copies of famous designer pieces - it all made sense.
I ended up purchasing a gorgeous white leather chase lounge, a replica outdoor setting for my balcony, and a very stylish glass dining table with chairs all for well under $5000. I was so excited to fit out my new home and what's even better is Glicks were able to deliver all the furniture to my apartment for me that very day.
My Awesome new Amalifi Chase Lounge!
I have just finished setting everything up in my new home, and I'm so excited about my experience and happy with the outcome I'm here to tell the world.
So if you live in Sydney and want something different to the standard IKEA range that most people resort to when moving to a new place, check out the well-priced and extensive range of designer and replica furniture pieces at Glicks Furniture Warehouse on Dank Street in Waterloo.
IKEA is still the go for me - $5K would have bought a bedroom suite, additional storage and some - you just need to use your imagination and IKEA hack it! Google "IKEA hack" and see what wonderful imaginative customizations have been created
I bought one of those lounges also. Its great, standing up to use well and the design of the supports means they don't drill a hole in your boards or the carpet as the weight is evenly spread. Way better value than Ikea. The only problem was they were out of stock of the matching ottomans that turns the whole thing into a queen bed.