Archive

Couches and Design Hacks for Your Small NYC Condo Unit

Living in a small NYC condo unit poses a design challenge. We all love to have a cozy living room. The small area provided will extend your creative juices for decorating. You know what? You can still make you room appear larger than it is, and cozier, too. To inspire you, we have collected effective solutions for furnishing a small space. …

How New Yorkers Solve Their Most Pressing Oversized Sofa Problem

The growing popularity of the oversized sofa invasion has driven homeowners to tears. But this does not stop designers from creating huge sofas for stores and clients. With the great demand for these couches comes great frustrations that need solutions. It is a very stressful experience to realize that a couch won’t fit through the doorway at the last minute. “I get calls at all hours of the night…Usually there are tears involved” said Shlomi Gal-On also known as Dr. Sofa, in an interview with the New York Times.  “One woman called me crying because her couch didn’t fit through the front door of her building,” he said. “When I got to her place it was dark out and she was sitting on the sofa in the middle of the sidewalk, weeping hysterically. She jumped up and threw her arms around me and started shouting, ‘The messiah has come!’ We definitely got some interesting looks from people passing by.” image bye Robert Caplin for The New York Times Disassembly Service to the Rescue In the past decades, the number of desperate calls for help on moving large furniture pieces grew considerably.  In New York, the sofa disassembly service began as a trade during the late 70s, catering to a growing number of clientele. Noticeably, major furniture dealers and designers are offering sofas that are 94 inches or more in length and 43 inches or more in depth, as compared with typical 86 and 36 inches maximums a decade ago. As American houses expanded, the furniture makers followed the trend as well. Decorators get more requests for oversized furniture. Now, they no longer worry about large sizes and moving problems. They know they can always count on reliable furniture disassembly services to take care of that aspect. “The service has ‘saved me a lot of sales lately,’” he said. “I tell them: ‘Don’t worry about size. If you want it, I know a guy who can get it in’ .”  Victor DiBlase, who owns Victor’s Sample Room, a furniture outlet at the New York Design Center emphasized this. No Limits This meticulous task of disassembling and reassembling a furniture piece may look easy in the hands of experts. However, anxiety cannot be avoided especially when dealing with antique furniture and delicate upholstery. Knowing these factores, New York City dwellers still risk buying large furniture and having these taken apart. If just to follow their aesthetic plan for their home interiors, so be it! “Even some of the city’s most luxurious apartments have tiny elevators and door frames,” Mr. Gal-On of Dr. Sofa said. He recalls an experience with his client, Jeff Gordon, the racecar driver, who has contacted his company on two occasions to fit two different couches through his oddly shaped entryway. “I told him not to worry because tight turns are how I earn my money,” Mr. Gal-On said. “He just laughed and said, ‘That’s the same way I earn mine.’ ” Clearly now, the size of a furniture no longer limits the design ideas of furniture makers. The furniture disassembly and reassembly services opened up so many decorating possibilities.  
Learn to repair leather

DIY Leather Repair for Beginners

A damaged leather chair or sofa can sometimes be a simple fix if the problem is slight, like a few minor scratches. Even a minor rip or tear can sometimes be repaired as a DIY project. But when a piece is marred beyond a minor problem, leather repair is best left to the pros. That’s because an inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can do more damage than good to an expensive piece of furniture. On the other hand, a furniture pro can perform amazing transformations on a damaged piece – everything from leather recolor to leather restoration. Take a look at these hacks for leather furniture, but keep in mind that you should always test them first on an inconspicuous part of your leather furniture, to make sure that they work well for the type of leather you have. …
Furniture moving can be tough in urban areas like NYC

Sofa Delivery in Urban Areas

Moving in an urban area presents special challenges. Traffic is often congested, streets can be narrow and parking limited. A wise mover checks the calendar before committing – even small moves on the day of a huge event in the city can be anything from frustrating, to catastrophic.  Urban dwellings, especially apartments in older buildings, can challenge movers with narrow doorways and staircases.  And all of these problems are compounded when you’re moving a big, heavy, expensive sofa. It pays to compare your options before you schedule a sofa delivery. …

5 Tips for Choosing New Sofa Upholstery

If you’re not careful, you can get so carried away by the fun of choosing new sofa upholstery that you forget to be practical. …
A multipurpose sofa

Incorporating Multipurpose Furniture into Your Home

Whether you’re designing for a small space or just looking for more ergonomic furniture for your home, it’s relatively easy to incorporate multipurpose pierces into any room. …

Transition to a Modern Living Room

Is your home starting to feel a bit … dated? Older furniture, dark colors and dull patterns and textures can make any room in your home look older and less appealing than it actually is. …

5 Space Planning Tips

If you’re moving or redecorating, you know the importance of planning your space before the furniture comes through the door. …

Stain and Odor Removal for Your Pets

Make sure your home is prepared for a showing.Pets are an incredible addition to any family. The happiness they bring is immeasurable. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, be it a cat, dog, bird or small animal, you shouldn’t hesitate. …