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High Home

High Home: Home Accessories & Custom-Made Furniture in Heliopolis

  • 120 El Nozha st. - Triumph sq.
  • Home Accessories
reviewed by
Angie El Batrawy
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High Home: Home Accessories & Custom-Made Furniture in Heliopolis

Located on Triumph Square in Heliopolis, High
Home is a small but brightly lit furniture shop. As you make your way down the
few steps and small garden area at the entrance, you will be greeted with a
small fanfare of music set off by the sensor at the door.

High Home specialises in all types of
furniture and home accessories, the latter of which are all imported from the
Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan and India. With regards to the furniture, the shop customises pieces according to your specification at their
workshop in Ain Shams. They have a range of catalogues that you can choose
from, and you can bring your own catalogues, photos and
ideas from which they can work off.

Open since 2005, the shop area is quite
small, yet it packs a large range of different models showcasing the diverse
accessories and furniture that High Home can manufacture.

The staff at High Home is talkative and
friendly, and an attendant will be happy to stay close by as you browse through
the displayed items.

The range of accessories is huge, and is
best exemplified by the price range; the fact that you can spend anything
between 50LE and 5000LE on one piece is testament to that. A one-piece wooden
tableau with carvings sells for 3750LE, while wooden cat statuettes inlaid and
grafted with metal sells for 50LE a piece. Other animal statuettes are
available inlaid with copper. Another thing that High Home has in abundance is
decorative wall prints and stickers.

One of the pieces of furniture that caught
this reviewer’s eye was a large L-shaped couch upholstered with a velour-like
material. It sells for a costly 10,000LE. The shop’s owner would be
happy to recreate a similar couch to your size, material and price needs.

One thing that pleasantly surprised us is
the quality of service at High Home. They aren’t just carpenters; they have a
decorator’s eye. During a consultation, the staff will inquire about the
interior of the room that the furniture is intended for. Although there‘s a
budding interior decorator in all of us, it’s always nice to get a
professional’s point of view.

360 Tip

The owner and staff really know what they’re talking about when it comes to design and decoration; so listening to them will pay off.

Best Bit

The range of accessories at the shop guarantees that you will find something that you like and can afford.

Worst Bit

High Home neither has a website nor a Facebook group where they can showcase their products; so you might end up spending a long time in the shop looking through catalogues under the gaze of the enthusiastic owner.

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