Le Cornu is better quality and reasonable and there's Rugs a Million! Op shops (Charity Shops) are good for kitchen stuff like plates and cups etc. Also doing the Garage Sale rounds over the weekends can help as can pick up furniture cheaply. And Gumtree. I have got my dining table off this and its amasing. Cost me $300 but seen it in a shop for $1500!

What will cost you a bit are fridges and washing machines. But TV's and technology stuff are cheap compared to the UK so swings and round-a-bouts really.