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Somewhat surprisingly some of the Habitat range is flat packed. Despite its premium nature, some furniture is supplied flatpacked. I expect most modern homes do not have the clearance in doorways and flat pack furniture can sometimes be the only option. Habitat like other premium suppliers accordingly sell some flatpack.

Over the last seven eyars I have assembled a lot of Habitat furniture for clients and am always delighted with the quality and style of these items. All the effort Habitat put into their design reflects well on me when my customers (and Habitat's of course) have smiling faces!

Storage bed (Ottoman)

The first item I have encountered that is particualrly tricky is their storage bed. This pivots at the head of the bed and powerful gas strutts are used as an aid to lifting the bed frame (with mattress) to allow access to the storage area underneath.

Building this is a two man job, the gas strutts are so powerful you will damage the furniutre unless two people fit the bed base. I also recommend compressing the gas strutts before you start (this is not easy). You wil find that it is easy to install them if they have had a little use already.