So, recently, my fiance and I decided it was time to replace our living room furnishings. As with many people these days, money is tight, so we needed an affordable solution but we didn’t want anything flimsy or ugly, so we started roaming the internet to see what we might find. What we found is Home Reserve. Check their site for the full story, but in brief, two guys with many years experience in the furniture business decided they wanted to sell their stuff direct to the public online. Problem is, it is very hard to ship a full size sofa, UPS and Fedex just don’t do that. So these two guys put their heads together and developed (they hold several patents now) a method for creating module, assemble-yourself furniture that fits in boxes that standard parcel carriers will handle.
Now, I grew up on LEGOs. LEGOs were my life. Every birthday, every Christmas, and any other time I could manage it I talked my mother into buying me more LEGOs. And with Home Reserve, for the first time I would be able to play with LEGOs (in a matter of speaking) as an adult in a way that did not require me to steal my nephew’s Christmas presents.
Ordering is easy, you pick a style, you pick a fabric (lots to choose from), you place the order. Our order took about a week to ship and arrived within two weeks altogether. The prices are good. Really good. Our loveseat arrived in 2 boxes. Pretty big ones. The UPS guy seemed unhappy with me as we live on the second floor. Assembly was incredibly simple. I have never seen assembly instructions so detailed. There was an attention to detail and making the customer’s life easy that I have never before witnessed.
1. Each wooden frame part was numbered, with the number cut into the part. Identifying pieces was a breeze.
2. Each box included a little courtesy bag with a sanding pad and gloves to help avoid splinters.
3. The entire thing can be put together with a phillips head screwdriver.
4. Assembly took less than 2 hours.
If you are in the market and don’t mind a little work on your own part, I would highly recommend checking out Home Reserve.
Pics of the assembly process!