If you’re looking for beautiful wooden furniture that?s just as durable as it is pretty, you’ll struggle to be disappointed with oak as a choice of material. Easy to care for, difficult to damage, and available in a wide variety of finishes, oak furniture is ideal for families and individuals seeking durable furniture that will last for a long time.
While many woods may beat it out aesthetically, it?s hard to find any wood that?s as durable as oak while still looking fantastic. Oak furniture is notoriously difficult to damage structurally ? the phrase ?solid as oak? exists for a reason. Strong and tough, oak furniture can handle large amounts of weight if its built to a high standard.
Oak furniture is also relatively difficult to stain. As most oak furniture is finished in an outer oil coating, creating lasting stains in the wood itself is very difficult. Most stains on oak furniture can be quickly and easily cleaned up with a quick wipe of a wet towel without affecting the wood itself of reacting with the chemical coating.
Finally, oak furniture is generally very difficult to dent or scratch. As most pieces of oak furniture are treated prior to being assembled, contact with light metals is not likely to cause lasting damage that can?t simply be buffed out. However, oak is very easily damaged by contact with heat, particularly from hot cooking equipment.
With the right level of care, oak furniture is some of the most durable furniture you will ever find. Ideal for families and individuals with pets or young children, an oak furniture set is likely to last for decades, and possibly even for generations.
January 10th, 2013 Furniture No Comments »
Inexpensive Ways of Bringing a Sense of Newness to your Home
We all get to that point where we wish we could bring some change to the environment that we live in. It’s not that the levels of comfort reduce, on the contrary. It’s because we get too comfortable, and this irrefutably evokes the desire to change a thing or two about our homes or apartments so that we can enjoy it even more. Most people are discouraged from this because of the cost implications. Indeed, getting new furnishing, or hiring contractors to remodel parts of your home is an expensive endeavor. But you need to know that spending big on home improvement is more of a choice than a necessity.
You will need to dig into your pocket
The bottom line is that you will have to dig into your pocket at one point. But just how deep do you have to go? When you remove big projects like kitchen refacing, replacing your countertops, buying new furniture or adding more floor space to the home from the equation, the costs become more manageable.
Start by drawing up a plan
They say failing to plan is planning to fail. It’s a cliché, but that should in no way undermine the truth that it carries. Planning in this case implying drawing up creative ideas of the changes that you want to see in the rooms that you want to see it in. Let’s start by addressing the few changes you can make without spending a dime.
Clean and Declutter
The difference that cleaning and decluttering brings is monumental. Cleaning in this case means reaching all those areas, nooks and under-spaces you have for long ignored, and scrubbing every surface until a sparkle becomes evident, wherever possible. Start off decluttering though. This is the hard part since you will be compelled to get rid of some stuff. Basically, if you have not had any use for it in the past year, it needs to go. This includes all knickknacks, old pieces of furniture, old clothes and shoes and anything else that takes space but is hardly ever used. Organize a garage sale if you want some financial benefit from it all. For the stuff that is too important, invest in new storage spaces and keep it there, away from plain sight. Afterwards, get your cleaning supplies and start cleaning.
Rearrangement Does Make Sense
Move your furniture around and you’ll be surprised at how well it works to bring a refreshed view. The effects are especially significant in the living room where furniture is most abundant. If you feel your furniture needs to be updated, get covers instead of replacing the furniture altogether
Use rugs to define areas
Area rugs are practical and inexpensive, and you can even use them to define areas, especially when you have a lot of floor space at your disposal.
These are only some of the ideas you can explore when you are looking to updating your home. With a little money, and some effort, the results will definitely please and inspire, which are exactly the sentiments you want your home to evoke.