Category: Kitchen and Dining

5 Kitchen Island Design Rules

Beth Rice 21/09/2017

One island that you will never be deserted on alone is a custom-made kitchen island. Kitchen islands are a magnet for activity while adding storage, organization, and style to your kitchen. Here are our top 5 kitchen island design rules to ensure you find the right one for your home and needs. 1. Take Measurements To ensure plenty of room to perform tasks comfortably at your kitchen island and to retrieve stored appliances easily, allow… 5 Kitchen Island Design Rules

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Perfect Pairs: Fine Furniture Combinations

Beth Rice 03/04/2017

Just as a good book and a glass of wine, cozy slippers and a warm robe, or a cold glass of milk and your favorite cookies go together, fine Amish furniture combinations can quickly become some of your favorite combinations. We’ve highlighted some exciting duos from our collection of solid wood furniture with some features that speak to why they work together so well. Dining Room Table with Bench Seating For dinners, parties, meetings, and more,… Perfect Pairs: Fine Furniture Combinations

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History of the Pie Safe

Beth Rice 28/03/2017

For a good part of the 19th century, a very important piece of furniture sat in the middle of many kitchens — the pie safe. Also known as a pie cabinet, pie cupboard, pie chest, or kitchen safe, the pie safe helped to keep pesky insects, rodents, and dirt away from freshly baked goods. Origins It is believed that the pie safe was first introduced in the United States in the 1800s by German immigrants… History of the Pie Safe

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Furniture for a Growing Family

Beth Rice 20/02/2017

From toddlers to teens, the activities and needs of your family change as the kids grow. Finding furniture that can grow along with your family is possible with the features and customizations Amish furniture can provide. Take a look at the built-in extras that make some of our favorite versatile pieces great furniture for a growing family. Crib Conversions Built to provide for a comfortable night’s sleep from infancy to adulthood, the Amish French Country Convertible… Furniture for a Growing Family

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How to Mix and Match Dining Furniture

Beth Rice 17/02/2017

An eclectic dining room design is both adventurous and creative. With so many different and appealing furniture styles, it can be hard to choose just one. Here we’ve laid out some suggestions and guidelines for how to mix and match dining room furniture. The possibilities are endless with an exciting mixture of colors, styles, and textures adding to your dining scene. Accents at the Ends Create a blended look. Use the same style chairs along the… How to Mix and Match Dining Furniture

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The Best Furniture for Romance

Beth Rice 14/02/2017

With the excitement and mystery of romance in the air this time of year, we’re here to help love blossom with Amish made furniture providing the backdrop.  What’s the best furniture for romance? Let us help you set the scene. Scene 1: Romantic Dining Set the time to meet. Light the candles. If you don’t cook, pick up your favorite person’s favorite food. Now you’ll need a beautiful place to sit and dine. That’s where… The Best Furniture for Romance

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Table Base Buying Guide

Leah Meldman 03/02/2017

Deciding on the dining table where your family will gather for meals and celebrations is a personal experience. It should be a place where all can come to relax and unwind. The base should work with how you plan to use the table most. Let us help you select the right one with the DutchCrafters Table Base Buying Guide. Browse our wide array of dining tables to find the perfect table base and fit for your… Table Base Buying Guide

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Beyond the Bar: Other Uses for Bar Stools

Beth Rice 21/11/2016

Bar stools aren’t just for use at the bar anymore. These versatile pieces of furniture elevate the design of a room and add character with their styles, colors and textures. Breaking Down Bar Stool Heights Table Height: These are shorter stools that can provide alternatives to dining chairs. Generally 16 to 23 inches tall. The average person’s feet will touch the ground. Counter Height: Great for use at the kitchen bar or island. Generally 24 to 26… Beyond the Bar: Other Uses for Bar Stools

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Island Time: Anchor Your Kitchen with These Ideas

Leah Meldman 10/11/2016

Whether it’s in the morning for breakfast, a lunchtime break, or gathering together to prepare dinner, your kitchen is the heart of the home. And kitchen islands are the heart of the kitchen. They serve many different purposes to accommodate the various needs you have throughout the day. A breakfast nook is transformed into a baking station and later serves as a place for a casual dinner party. Easily improve the efficiency of your kitchen by adding… Island Time: Anchor Your Kitchen with These Ideas

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Coffee Zones: Places to Enjoy your Cappuccino

Beth Rice 07/11/2016

As the alarm goes off and you rise and shine, your mind may review the day’s upcoming events: Drop the kids off at school, attend your morning meeting, and run to the bank on your lunch break. But before any of that can possibly take place, you’ll need to greet the day with a few moments set aside for you and your favorite cup of coffee. Where is that cozy place in your home where… Coffee Zones: Places to Enjoy your Cappuccino

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Big and Tall Dining Chair Buying Guide

Beth Rice 13/10/2016

Our families and loved ones come in all shapes and sizes, and our furniture is designed to provide you with styles you love and support you need. Look for the following elements when selecting dining chairs to ensure longer-lasting durability, especially for big and tall shoppers: Amish Dining Chairs with Extra Room With the average dining chair being 16-20 inches wide and 16-18 inches deep, we’ve compiled a list of styles with a little extra… Big and Tall Dining Chair Buying Guide

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Modern Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet

Beth Rice 28/07/2016

Even though jelly is most often kept in the refrigerator these days, the jelly cabinet remains a favorite furnishing. One look at an Amish jelly cabinet and the reasons are clear.  It’s both beautiful and useful for storage, even without the jelly. The First Jelly Cabinets The creation of the jelly cabinet grew out of need. During the 19th century, as pioneers perfected the practice of stewing fruit to create jams and preserves, they produced large… Modern Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet

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Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

Jayca Pike 12/10/2015

3 Beloved Digs, 1 Voice to Listen to Do you think you know what your dining room style is? We’ve made it easier to recognize by helping you to listen to your gut, not the label. We’ll show you the picture of the room before identifying the style. A little tricky? Maybe, but we think it’ll help you decide on a style that is genuine to you, not to a preconceived notion. Word of caution: The photo that inspires you most… Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

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A Brief History of the Windsor Chair {Infographic}

Jayca Pike 24/08/2015

A Brief History of the Windsor Chair Infographic and text, plus links below! Related Posts The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal While the Windsor chair will always be associated with colonial times and country style furniture, the truth is, Windsor chairs Read more History of the Roll Top Desk “A place for everything and everything in its place” was the slogan that propelled the roll top desk to popularity Read more 10… A Brief History of the Windsor Chair {Infographic}

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The New Dining Table: Choosing Your Dining Table Style

Jayca Pike 17/07/2015

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: Related Posts Are We Done with Dining Rooms? The popularity of the… The New Dining Table: Choosing Your Dining Table Style

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