Older homes are notorious for their compact, often complicated little bedrooms. Don’t let layout discourage you from creating a multi-functional room to use for exercise, overnight guests or–with the example below– an amazing work space. Read on, and see how Murphy Beds are a surprising solution to any number of bedroom bummers!
Gone are the hot summer days of rapid-fire romance novels and merry, fly-by-night mysteries. Looking toward autumn, we can imagine snuggling up near a roaring fire with a steaming mug, nestling into a cozy reading nook, bundling up in a fluffy throw and getting our read on. These classic rocker and bookcase combinations beg you to join them for just such an afternoon (or morning, or evening . . .) and have inspired a fall reading list from us! What say you?
Living Large Ideas Inspired by Ingenious Tiny Homes
Call it what you like — voluntary simplicity, microliving, downsizing — scaling down your home’s size is a major step toward reducing your carbon footprint. Tiny homes use far less water and energy, and produce less waste. Of course, they come with some incredible organization, too!
Tiny homes offer us almost innumerable ways to get creative with the space available and stay green at the same time. Here are a few we’ve culled from around the web — why not give some tiny homes’ ideas a shot in your own spaces?
When you give your entryway the proper treatment, it can become such an inviting, organized, and ultimately inspiring initiation to your home that you’ll wonder why you left it so long neglected. Your hallway can can add accessible square footage and darling display to your home, as well as necessary storage options. Check out what all you can do with hall furniture – from hall benches and shelving to display tables and shoe storage.
After the bustle and busy of a long day at the office (or an even longer day shopping for the upcoming holiday season), suiting up for a seasonal shindig at the local hotspot or at That One Friend’s place can seem both stale and stressful.
We’ve got some tips here to help you bring in home bar furniture that complements your life and your libation of choice.
Your chosen color scheme is en pointe, your traditional bedroom set is positively sumptuous, and now your master bedroom could stand in proud company with a five-star hotel room. Only . . . you don’t particularly want a hotel room. You want a home. Your home. Let our designers show you how to lift a traditional bedroom set out of anonymity.
The Big List of Shed Landscape Ideas
What do you use (or wish you could use) your outdoor storage shed for? An artist’s getaway? A gardening or tool shed? A spare space for guests to catnap? Or how about a child’s playhouse? Whatever its function, you’ll find a wonderful way to heighten its beauty (or conceal its, ahem, more rustic nature) in this comprehensive series of suggestions to landscape a shed.
Classic Combinations: Reading Nook Furniture that Eases You Into Fall
Two simple things: a solid wood bookcase and a reading chair. Most homeowners will have versions of these hanging around the house, but together? Together they are an oft-overlooked, pleasing power couple. To wit:
Here’s the Snap! 3 Living Room Furniture Pieces for Football Season
It’s almost here! With the opening game of the NFL mere weeks away, the nation is gearing itself up for a season of incredible moments and excitement. If your place is home base for your squad this season, there are 3 living room furniture essentials you’ll want to have in place for the big games.
Persistent Amish Misconceptions
We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive back to help clear up some common Amish fallacies.
DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round Three: The Final Countdown!
It’s only four weeks until NFL 2015 kicks off in Gillette Stadium with a tense face-off between the Patriots and the Steelers! With time running out to get everything ready for the big night, we’re excited to bring you the final match-up in our living room entertainment knockout bracket. Once a winner’s decided here, we’ll move on to giving you our top tips for a game-ready living room – but that’s next week.
By Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive,
Where do the Amish come from? How did they find their way from Europe to America? We take a brief look at Amish history below, dating back to their roots in 16th-century Europe.
DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round Two!
We’re one week closer to the season’s first NFL match on September 10th, so we’re back with another tense match-up between two of our most popular living room stalwarts: Wall units and traditional TV stands. Which of these two would bring more to the unbeatable experience of watching the season’s opener in your home? This was a tough one, but we think we managed to figure it out.
Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, guest blogs for us today, all about:
If you’ve traveled through an Amish community lately, you may have noticed any number of roadside stands, small shops and signs advertising food and other goods for sale.
Amish entrepreneurs can be found in nearly every Amish community, and in some places have surpassed farmers in number. Today, Amish run thousands of companies across North America, from one-person workshops to large manufacturers employing 30 or more people.
In this article we look at why business has proven so attractive, and successful for the Amish, the types of businesses they run, and more.
DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One!
Just in time for the NFL season! What kind of living room entertainment stand suits you, your friends, and your team? There’s only one way to find out: The Inaugural DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Bracket, kicking off this week with a tense showdown between our convenient corner entertainment centers and our world-class Amish fireplaces.
Happy Monday, everyone! Say hello again to our friend Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, here to tell us more about the lives of Amish children.
With the fall almost upon us, it seems as if adorable new family members are popping up everywhere! And that’s no coincidence, either: Data shows that the months of September and October are the most baby-crazy time of the year in the United States. This season is no different for our Amish woodworkers and their families, so we sat down with them for a final once-over of our range of nursery furniture essentials. This checklist is what we came up with – including 10% off any rocking chair, crib, cradle, nursery set, or changing table with the code HEYBABY.
Say hello again to Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, as he explains the different types of Amish groups spread across the country:
Creating a dazzling dining room begins with the perfect table. With so many designs to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. So, since we’ve already tried to help out with what size dining table you might want, and also what dining table shape would fit, let’s try it one more way: What’s your dining table style? Here are four styles, by personality:
We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the Timber to Table blog today, to tell us a little bit more about Amish transportation – horse and buggy, and beyond!
Erik, you’re up!
Simply suitable dining tables tend to linger long after you’ve stopped loving them. The one you have is okay, it’s workable, but is it the best dining table shape for your current home? Since it’s a substantial piece of furniture, and one that requires a considerable time and $$ investment, it can seem indulgent to buy a new table when the one you have is in perfectly good order. Whether you’ve decided it’s time to up your dining game (thumbs up!), or to grin and bear your current situation, we’ll help you find your ideal (or work with your present) dining table shape.
We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the blog to discuss another interesting facet of Amish life: the Amish Church.
“The Amish are widely recognized as a devout people. God—and by extension the church—is the center of Amish life. Not just something they do on Sunday, the church is very much a part of everyday life.”
Read more of Erik’s explanation:
Most of you would agree that your dining table will be the focal point of your dining space – and, in some cases, your entire home. A resurgence in modern, more open layouts for newer homes has led to dining tables that serve as creative project spots, kids’ homework desks, family game tables, and dinner prep counters – as well as the main component of an optimal dining area. Today, we’ll focus on step 1 of the search for the perfect piece: Deciding what size dining table is best for you.
Say hello to Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, as he joins us again to explain a facet of Amish life that most of us English folk find curious: Amish Clothing.
Welcome back & take it away, Erik –
I heard this myth that most homes in rural France have small wine cellars, just like the rest of us (Stateside) have cluttered basements. Now, I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is? They’re missing out on a classic, convenient wine rack. One of these three will look at least twice as good as wandering down to the basement for a refill.
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We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the blog to explain another aspect of Amish life that . . . confuses outsiders, to say the least. What, exactly, is the relationship between the Amish and technology? Do go on, Mr. Wesner . . .
With the peak of the wedding season almost upon us, we’ve been hearing more and more about one of the season’s emerging trends: the miniature wedding wagon. These adorable, endlessly versatile pieces lend themselves easily to almost any part of the big day. Read on for our top five ways to bring this delightful trend to your nuptials!