Category: Living and Entertaining

Power Recliner or Manual Recliner: Which Fits You Best?

Beth Rice 06/10/2022

The recliner rates consistently as the go-to chair for comfort. A staple in living room, family room or den, it has become a chair whose mere presence promises relaxation, support, and a way to put behind the pressures of the day. Recliners have come a long way, offering luxurious fabrics and features that have developed over the years. When it comes to finding the right recliner for you, do you need a power recliner or… Power Recliner or Manual Recliner: Which Fits You Best?

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Wood Bookcase Buying Guide

Beth Rice 08/09/2022

Isn’t it great that a beautiful wood bookcase doesn’t have to be limited to an office? With so many designs and features available, the bookcase can find its place in a number of areas throughout the house. To help you find what will work best for you, we’ve put together a wood bookcase buying guide. Start with measurements. As with any furniture purchase, you’ll want to start by measuring the space you have to work… Wood Bookcase Buying Guide

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Coffee Table or Console Table: What’s the Difference?

Beth Rice 05/05/2022

If you had to choose between a coffee table and a console table, which would you choose and why? These two tables enhance living space and serve different purposes. We’re taking a look at the coffee table versus the console table and clearing up questions as we go. Coffee tables and console tables come in different styles and shapes. One of the biggest differences between them is the purpose they serve. Purpose of a Coffee… Coffee Table or Console Table: What’s the Difference?

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The History of the Living Room

Beth Rice 21/04/2022

How did the living room come to be? Why is it called a living room? Is a family room really a living room? How do they differ? Who knew the room we rely on each day for some relaxation could generate so many questions? Living room design really does have history behind it. Here’s how it goes. Before the Living Room While Louis the XIV lived in luxury, he didn’t necessarily live in comfort, and… The History of the Living Room

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10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

Beth Rice 24/03/2022

Live edge furniture offers a unique look that fits both rustic and contemporary settings with ease and brings elements of the outdoors inside. Curious about live edge furniture? Read on for some of our most popular live edge questions. What is live edge furniture? Live edge furniture displays a live edge, that is, the natural edge of wood that’s found just beneath the bark of the tree. When lumber is cut into slabs, the edges… 10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

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The Power of the Writing Desk

Beth Rice 03/02/2022

The power of the writing desk lives in its versatility. The writing desk has been around a long time, before computers were ever on the scene to alter the look and function of the desk. A writing desk’s versatile nature means it can be used in many ways from a functioning work area to a style piece that makes a statement in different areas of the home. And with more work from home coming into… The Power of the Writing Desk

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Family Game Night Ideas

Beth Rice 04/11/2021

Vacations, birthdays, holidays, weekends–really any night at home–is a good time for games. Family game night ideas come in all shapes and sizes for outdoor and indoor play. These handcrafted games and game tables made in Amish country can contribute to fun times with family and friends. Consider these family game night ideas for great ways to have fun, relax at home and save money. Amish Rice Pitch Game The object is to get the… Family Game Night Ideas

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5 Ways You Can Customize Amish Living Room Chairs

Beth Rice 16/09/2021

Amish living room chairs bring a whole new meaning to the word comfort. Not only can you rely on premium quality materials supported by fine craftsmanship, but you are offered the opportunity to customize. Customizing means you can pick out options for the entire build of your new living room chairs, making sure the look, feel and function are sure to fit your vision for your living room furniture. Spotting an Amish living room chair… 5 Ways You Can Customize Amish Living Room Chairs

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5 Ways Lift Top Coffee Tables Make Life Easier

Beth Rice 08/07/2021

No longer sitting there as a catch all for clutter, lift top coffee tables have put a new spin on a living room staple, and with one simple adjustment, they can make your life easier. The lift top coffee table is an exciting addition to the accent table family as it meets the needs of different situations. How you ask? Let’s take a look. Adding Savvy Storage While we expect coffee tables to be catch-alls… 5 Ways Lift Top Coffee Tables Make Life Easier

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Facts About Furniture Feet

Beth Rice 20/05/2021

Furniture feet come in all shapes and styles. The feet of chairs and tables have often reflected different style periods throughout history. Different parts of the world developed their own furniture styles and over time influenced each other, bringing furniture feet through different phases that saw them wearing buns, balls and even claws. What facts can we share about furniture feet? Well, different feet developed at different times, and here we share some of the… Facts About Furniture Feet

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Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

Beth Rice 08/04/2021

It’s the age of reclaimed barnwood, and one of the great things about it is barnwood already comes into the picture with staying power, having served its time on the land as barns. Now, it transforms into unforgettable furniture, with strength and history that are likely to keep it part of home furniture collections for another century to come. What else makes reclaimed barnwood so popular, and what makes it unique enough to not become… Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

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5 Reasons to Add a Sofa Table

Beth Rice 01/04/2021

Should you or shouldn’t you? Add a sofa table, that is. It’s another piece of furniture to dust and vacuum under, right? Sofa tables have been around since the 1700s, evolving over time to serve homes with both function and style. Here are five reasons to add a sofa table to your home furniture collection. What is a sofa table? Sofa tables of the late 1700s were actually used in front of the sofa for… 5 Reasons to Add a Sofa Table

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The Advantages of Folding Furniture

Beth Rice 04/03/2021

The advantages of folding furniture don’t all necessarily focus on saving space. While it’s true this transformable furniture is considered a space saver, there are other benefits to consider as well. Perhaps you camp frequently, entertain occasionally or prefer pieces of furniture that can multitask and get tucked away. Folding furniture can achieve those goals. Let’s take a look. Helps Keep Things Organized With shelves that flip open and fold closed when needed, furniture that… The Advantages of Folding Furniture

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Things to Know About Wood Inlays

Beth Rice 25/02/2021

Wood inlays are a type of furniture feature that catches the eye. They represent the work of a true artisan, and they require a skilled hand to add them to wood furniture. What is a wood inlay and what does it do? A wood inlay is the addition of an often contrasting, colored material into a shape that’s cut out to accept the inlay. It is fit flush with the item it’s added to. The… Things to Know About Wood Inlays

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5 Things to Love About an Amish Secretary Desk

Beth Rice 11/02/2021

It’s pretty easy to name five things to love about a secretary desk, from its space saving features to its collection of storage compartments. When you factor in the ability to customize, the solid wood, and the variety of styles to pick from, it’s even easier to name five things to love about an Amish secretary desk. Let’s take a look. Secretary Desk History The secretary desk has come a long way. Also referred to… 5 Things to Love About an Amish Secretary Desk

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