Category: Buying Guides

A Very Merry August Amish Gift Guide

Beth Rice 15/08/2019

My father-in-law is a great guy—a good man. He’s 91 years old and still swims, bikes and goes to the gym. Oh, and one other thing…he’s impossible to buy a gift for. Dad doesn’t want any gifts he doesn’t truly need or he won’t use. Over the years, pretty much everything we’ve bought Dad has gone back. (We’ve gotten much better about saving receipts and just taping them to the box.) When Christmas comes around… A Very Merry August Amish Gift Guide

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How to Choose a Sofa Color

Beth Rice 11/10/2018

Right up there with what size bed and which washing machine is another major home furniture decision: What color should the living room sofa be? 3 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing A Sofa Color You’ll be looking at it every day for years. Your family and friends will see it and use it too. Consider the style of your home and your color scheme. If you’re starting with an empty room, it’s easier… How to Choose a Sofa Color

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What Do DutchCrafters Chair Seats Really Feel Like?

Beth Rice 20/09/2018

It’s a question our Furniture Specialists are often asked. What do DutchCrafters chair seats really feel like? If there’s one thing we wish we could do as the #1 online Amish furniture company offering the most high-end solid wood products available, it would be this: We wish we could connect you with the feel of our furniture. The photos and the features on our website tell part of the story, but how does our furniture… What Do DutchCrafters Chair Seats Really Feel Like?

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Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Headboard Only

Beth Rice 23/08/2018

When you only want the top part of the muffin, the crust of the pizza or the egg white from the egg, you’re just selecting the part you want the most, right? So when it comes to beds, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t have just the headboard only, right? That’s right! Here are the top 5 reasons to go for the headboard-only look for your bedroom with some solid wood examples of from… Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Headboard Only

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Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

Beth Rice 12/07/2018

Creating an outdoor furniture collection that’s attractive, comfortable, and supports your favorite activities is possible. Just follow these 5 easy steps to lead you to your best outdoor space. Step 1. Measure Your Outdoor Space What’s it like outside your home? Is it a wide open area or a more compact space? Measure your yard and consider the space you have to work with. Get measurements for deck areas, patios and porches to determine the… Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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The Great Leather Debate and Other Upholstery Options

Beth Rice 07/06/2018

To leather or not to leather? That’s a sound question to ask when it comes to choosing upholstery for your new furniture. New technology has custom fabrics making great gains, promising new durability and ease of cleaning like never before. What leather products do we offer at DutchCrafters and how do they compare to our fabric offerings? Let’s take a look. DutchCrafters offers the following selections that come from Heartland Fabrics located in Topeka, Indiana… The Great Leather Debate and Other Upholstery Options

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Must Haves for the New College Student

Beth Rice 17/05/2018

It seemed like the years stretched out ahead with plenty of time to spare and now suddenly, that time is up and you’re getting ready to send your child off to college. This year I’m joining the ranks of parents who are prepping their kids to live away from home for the first time. As I assemble my own list, I’m looking to make my new college student as comfortable and organized as possible with… Must Haves for the New College Student

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How to Select a Bathroom Vanity

Beth Rice 26/04/2018

From master bath to the kids’ sinks to the guest bath, bathroom vanities need to be ready for action. Used daily for washing and as storage and style elements, they offer a great way to dress up the bathroom. We’re taking you through the steps to choosing an Amish bathroom vanity to make sure you find the best fit, form, and function for your bathroom space. Start with Measurements Choosing a vanity will depend on… How to Select a Bathroom Vanity

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Solid Wood Furniture Storage Solutions

Beth Rice 25/01/2018

With minimalism a growing 2018 trend for indoor décor, solid wood furniture full of storage options is becoming a must have. Amish furniture provides popular picks to use throughout the house, with custom options to help you stay clutter free and organized in style. The Easy to Stock Storage Bench For a versatile storage bench that fits foyer, family room or foot of the bed, the Amish Lattice Weave Storage Bench with Drawers and Baskets… Solid Wood Furniture Storage Solutions

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Right Fit for Dinner: A Table and Chair Sizing Guide

Beth Rice 11/10/2017

Are you ready to start shopping for a new dining set? Before you go online or head out to a furniture store, check out our table and chair sizing guide to determine what shape and size table and chairs will work best in the space you have. Choosing a Table Size When shopping for a dining table, consider the following first: The size of your family. How often you host or need seating for more… Right Fit for Dinner: A Table and Chair Sizing Guide

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Finding the Right Desk for You: 3 Questions to Ask

Beth Rice 05/10/2017

Solid wood desks are versatile, beautiful, and durable. DutchCrafters desks are available in many different styles and with custom options to support your work. Find the right desk with the right combination of form and function for you within the space you have by answering three key questions. Question 1: How much work space do you need? Desks for Small to Medium Work Spaces Solid wood writing desks fit small and medium spaces nicely and… Finding the Right Desk for You: 3 Questions to Ask

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Q & A: How to Buy Furniture Online

Beth Rice 07/09/2017

You probably already know that shopping online can save you time, energy, and money all while you enjoy coffee in your pajamas. But, it can be nerve-wracking to purchase items like custom furniture online since you don’t get to see it in person. How do you make sure you are purchasing quality furniture from a site you can trust? We’re addressing the research you should do and questions you should ask before adding those custom… Q & A: How to Buy Furniture Online

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Sitting Pretty: How to Pick the Right Sofa

Beth Rice 16/08/2017

It took Goldilocks three tries to pick seating that was “just right” in the home of the three bears. What was it that kept her moving from seat to seat? The size? The color? Too much fur on the seat? Whatever the reason, she had the right idea – careful consideration is required to find “just right” seating. Buying a sofa in particular can be overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, finding the… Sitting Pretty: How to Pick the Right Sofa

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How to Select the Right Bed Frame

Beth Rice 02/08/2017

A bed frame provides the foundation for any bedroom. It’s the anchor that pulls all your bedroom furniture together. When choosing the a bed frame, consider the following: The size of your mattress: What size mattress are you most comfortable on? The size of your bedroom: Select a bed frame in proportion to the room size. The height and bulk of the bed frame: Elaborate bed frames may require higher ceilings to accommodate them. Your… How to Select the Right Bed Frame

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