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How to Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture

Make Your Outdoor Furniture Last LongerUnlike indoor furniture, outdoor furniture requires more effort to maintain and clean due to its constant exposure to weather and other natural elements. To maximize your investment, you will want to prolong the life of your patio furniture. The effort you make in caring for your outdoor sets will go a long way. Whether these are made of wood, metal, or synthetic wicker, you need to keep these clean to prolong its beauty and functionality. Sometimes these patio sets come with manuals. In cases when there are none, do not worry! We have some tips to help you keep your outdoor patio furniture in excellent condition. …
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Multipurpose Custom Furniture Ideas for Your New Jersey Apartment

Living in a small space poses a challenge, but with custom furniture, comfort can be achieved. Multipurpose furniture is a great lifesaver in many situations, especially when dealing with space issues. Mix in a few multipurpose pieces into your room interiors. Do it with careful planning and furniture customization if necessary.  Assess your needs and the kind of functionality you will need for your room. Explore these multipurpose custom furniture possibilities. …
Dr. Sofa can make fading leather look as good as new

Fading Leather Sofa Color: Repair or Replace?

Although leather furniture is quite durable, we generally put it through a lot in our homes. Years of sitting in the exact same place can cause fading, and pets and children can be especially hard on our pieces. However, leather furniture is expensive, so it might not always be an option to run out and buy a new piece when your old couch is starting to look run-down. Fortunately, there are a variety of great services available to help to repair a fading leather sofa, and the end product will be a sofa that looks and feels just like new that you’ll be proud to show off. …
The furniture surgeon can resize your existing furniture to fit into small spaces

Small Sofas in the Big City: NYC

Apartments in New York City aren’t often known for being large and spacious, and for this reason, there is a growing small sofa trend in the city. While there are plenty of ways that you can find a small sofa to fit into your space, many people are also choosing to customize their existing, large couches to make them workable.  …
Try to be creative with your small space

Furniture Design Tips for Small Spaces

Are you moving into a small space and are concerned about how you’ll decorate? If so, you’re in luck, as there are a variety of great ideas out there for furniture design in small spaces. Even if you have a small room, you can still have it beautifully decorated to show off our unique style. …
Custom Ottoman Design

Custom Made Ottomans vs Department Store Furniture

Since at least 1789 when Thomas Jefferson purchased one, ottomans have enjoyed a place of popularity in American homes.  Before that the Europeans found them useful as did the denizens of the Ottoman Empire after which they were named.  Coming in a variety of sizes and even varying shapes they serve multiple purposes and may even be hollow for the purpose of providing storage space.  …
Office Furniture Assembly can be a Daunting Task

Office Furniture Assembly – Handle With Care

If your business is a typical one your office is the face of your business.  It’s where your clients come to meet you, close deals, ask questions, and negotiate new contracts.  It’s where your employees spend nearly half of their waking day.  It is, for many employees, a home away from home. …

Light Up a Room with Custom-Made Furniture

Nothing is more depressing than a dark, stuffy living room or dining area without sufficient light or air. Of course, no one intentionally makes his or her home look lifeless and dreary, but poor design and thoughtless furniture choices can create this rather unfortunate effect. Lots of bad decisions can make a space look gloomy: for example, a room without windows, such as a basement, can feel like a basic storage unit if there aren’t enough light fixtures or free-standing lamps to brighten it up. Heavy curtains or a large piece of furniture blocking the window can cut off the light in any room, and dark walls and floors or dark furniture that look elegant in a showroom can also serve to create a heavy, somber mood at home. …
Pool area and outdoor furniture

Furniture Redesign for Your Boat or Pool Area

Summer is quickly approaching, and warmer temperatures may have you looking at your outdoor space and what can be done to spruce it up. A backyard patio or deck can be a great place to hold your next summer get together or host family cookouts, and a simple furniture redesign project can revamp a previously neglected pool or boat area to create a beautiful gathering space. …
Wood Furniture

Why to Choose Wood Furniture: 3 Reasons

Modern materials such as plastic and chrome can be durable and dramatic, but when it comes to furniture for the home, real wood is the undisputed king of the castle. There are many compelling reasons for this: all natural wood is low-maintenance, it lasts practically forever under normal conditions, and it has a warm, beautiful luster that blends beautifully into just about every style of décor. From Victorian armoires to Swedish modern tables to Shaker chairs, home furnishings just wouldn’t be the same without wood. Consider these reasons why we love our wooden furniture. Wood Furniture Wood Furniture is Easy to Maintain Most wooden furniture is relatively low-maintenance. You might have to dust it once in awhile, or rub off a white ring, but that’s about it. It’s also easy to refinish, or even to redesign. Wood is amenable to all kinds of treatments: stain, paint, shellac, and many others.  If you want to give Grandma’s wooden armoire a modern makeover, all you have to do is strip it and give it a new top coat. If you’re so inclined, you can also carve designs into its doors, or add decorative dowels. In many cases, you can easily take a wooden piece apart if you need to move it to another location. Even a heavy wooden pool table disassembly or sofa delivery isn’t that big a deal; a furniture pro can simply take the pieces apart, move them, and reassemble them elsewhere. A one-piece plastic or metal object – not so much. Wood Furniture Lasts Forever There’s a good reason why Grandma’s wooden armoire is still in the family. That baby weighs 300 pounds and was built to last. Wood is tough, strong and durable. It takes a heavy blow to seriously damage a sturdy piece, and even scratches and gouges are easily repaired. A couch with a cigarette burn or a ripped leather sofa may require a couch upholstery repair, but a scratched wooden piece can usually be made good as new with a quick swipe of scratch-cover polish or touch up marker. Wood Furniture is Beautiful There’s nothing quite as warm and homey as a beautiful piece of stained wood furniture. Wood can be beautiful in so many different ways: it can be unfinished pine, sanded smooth as silk; it can be a regal, polished cherry wood with a mirror finish; or it can even be a gnarled, knotted slab of wood sawed from a tree stump. Wood furniture is almost like a blank canvas, because no matter how it starts out, it can be stained and finished to fit into almost any setting. A piece of real wood furniture is immediately distinguishable from a particle board piece with a thin top layer of wood glued on. The layered piece looks flat and fake; the real wood looks rich and solid. Wood furniture has been around since men first sat on tree stumps around a fire, and it will probably remain in use for as long as mankind endures. That’s another reason to love wood furniture: millennia of wood furniture fans can’t be wrong!