furniture: 7 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement or Attic - 12/08/14 09:32 PM

 
During a big move or organizing project, it's tempting to stash boxes in out-of-the-way spots. But if you want your stuff to survive, you need to be careful about what you place in these decidedly not climate- or pest-controlled spaces.
 
1. Delicate fabrics
Mice, insects, temperature fluctuations, and water damage are all reasons to keep them in a closet instead. And beware, your beloved summer linen pants or cotton shirts are prone to moth infestation. "Often, people think it's just wool and are surprised to know that moths go after plant-based fibers, as well," says Lexie Sachs, textiles … (1 comments)

furniture: How to Lighten a Dark Room - 07/11/14 12:45 AM
Sometimes you get stuck with a small room or one without much natural light, but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck in the dark. There are lots of easy (and some not so easy) ways to lighten and brighten a dark room.

 
Walls
Painting the walls a lighter color can drastically change the appearance of a room. White is always an option, but light pastels can have the same effect without the starkness. Also consider using a satin gloss, which will reflect light, as opposed to a matte finish.

Floors
Most changes to floors are fairly significant, ranging from … (2 comments)

furniture: 10 Low-Effort Ways to Save Energy - 10/13/11 01:00 AM
Here are 10 things you can do right now to cut down on your heating and power costs. And you won’t break the bank or much of a sweat.
 
1. Lock the windows. Even when a window is closed, a little space remains between the sashes where air can leak in. Simply locking the window pulls the sashes tightly together.
 

 
2. Unplug. Many appliances, electronics and other electrical devices — even cell phone chargers—draw power even when they’re turned off. Unplugging them when they’re not in use eliminates this vampire power drain.
 
Granted, that’s not always … (3 comments)

furniture: Ten Tips (in 5 days) for First Time Buyers - Day 1 - 11/05/10 03:11 AM
Are you like most Indians? If so, chances are that you have never bought a home before, i.e., you are a first time buyer. Buying a home is going to be the biggest investment that you will make in your life. No wonder this process is financially and emotionally draining. These tips will help you during your home buying experience.
1. Don't budge from your budget There is too much choice in the real estate market in Delaware – you must understand what is your budget so that you can narrow your search into a manageable process. Otherwise, your real estate … (0 comments)

furniture: Get the Most Out of Your Furniture – How to Check for Comfort and Durability - 11/03/10 01:43 AM
 
When men buy “guy stuff”—cars, lawn mowers, electronics—they’re on their home turf. For those purchases, “Men can rely on familiar brand names and test drives to guide their decision-making,” says Jackie Hirschhaut, spokesperson for the American Home Furnishings Alliance. But even though men are becoming more involved in decorating their homes, according to research by the American Furniture Manufacturers Association, “For most men, furniture stores are unfamiliar territory,” says Hirschhaut.
Sofas and chairs top the list of furniture men are most likely to purchase, she says. And the qualities men want in those pieces are comfort, durability and attractive styling.
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