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Guide For Choosing Dining Room Furniture

Choosing the right Dining Room Furniture is essential as it adds to the experience of sharing a meal with the family. Through having a minimalist feel since it has lesser accompanying items, Dining Room Furniture has a grand feel to it, being the central part of the dining hall. The keyword here is comfort as you need to be seated properly but style also takes center stage to define the décor of the dining hall. Dining Furniture today is a far cry from the times when a table and some chairs were enough and were just arranged as per wish. In modern times it is imperative to have a quieter dining area that is styled to have a personality of its own. Dining tables and chairs should be complementary in terms of the type of pattern and the material used. If contrast styling is your thing, then you can do that in terms of the colors but not exactly the material used. Choosing Dining furniture definitely takes into account the following factors: Size of the room Number of family members Number of children Presence of pets Décor of the adjacent rooms Your preferences and budget Quality and durability Choice of material: Modern day dining furniture can be bought in glass, leather, metal or plastic but if you want to go the old fashioned way, then you have a great variety in the form of wooden furniture in Oak, Walnut, Ash, Pine, Mahogany or Cherry Wood. Continue reading Guide For Choosing Dining Room Furniture

Belfast Travel Guide & Tourist Information

The city of Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. Originally a market town, Belfast quickly developed into an industrial and vibrant city in the nineteenth century. The city remains divided by walls of separation barriers, creating a strong division between Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods. The walls have been placed there in order to reduce violence levels between Protestants and Catholics. Belfast has many attractions to offer visitors to the city and the level of tourism has increased significantly since 2001. A landmark in the area is the Albert Memorial Clock Tower which was built in the early 1960’s following the death of Prince Albert. The tower appears slanted and leans over to one side however; construction work is being carried out to correct this occurrence in order for it to stand vertically. Another historic building that a tourist must visit is Belfast Castle! Built in 1870, the castle is open to the general public and you will find two stylish restaurants within the castle alongside a heritage centre, providing local and historic information. In addition to this, there is also a children’s play area. From the castle you will encounter magnificent views of the entire city and visitors can take long walks that lead to the cliff, formally known as Napoleon’s Nose. If you would like to embark upon beautiful garden landscapes then Botanic Garden is the place to be, situated near Queen’s University. Made in 1827, Botanic Garden is widely known for its Palm House where the iron and glass hothouse is kept which is in direct partnership with the London Kew Garden and the Dublin Botanic Garden as they all share the same designer, Charles Lanyon. Here you will find a range of tropical plants and rose beds and every year there are brass band’s which perform in the summer. Family fun can be enjoyed at Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory, where visitors get the chance to see and understand how candy was originally made. Once you have entered the sweet shop you will be surrounded by candy scents, sights and sounds as the chocolates are all hand made, using recipes that go back hundreds of years. The sweet shop itself, remains in the same condition as it did when it opened over 50 years ago. Visitors can participate in guided tours and are able to sample test the various varieties of candy, making it an enjoyable experience for both adults and children, especially if you have a sweet tooth. For shopping, you can visit Westfield (Castle Court) Shopping Centre located in the heart of the city. The indoor shopping centre houses many popular retail stores including Wallis, Debenhams, Tk Maxx, Quicksilver, Dorothy Perkins, Argos, Bay Trading, Gap, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Vero Moda and many more exciting high street brands. To accompany this are also restaurants such as Subway, Bagel Factory, Starbucks, Juiced, Ben & Jerry’s, BB’s Café Bakery and you can also find food and drink facilities in Debenhams. Westfield Shopping Centre is open every day of the week, although opening hours vary daily.

Office Furniture Buyers Guide

This modern office furniture guide aims to inform you on different aspects of furniture buying course for both home offices and regular offices. Office furniture has changed with changing work style, the aim being to save on space, while optimizing on productivity and playing it easy on paper, in-line with the modern work mantra. There are two categories of office users; a segment deals with home office furniture with its peculiar up-to-date needs. Then there is regular modern office storage furniture, desks and office computer workstations that fill up on norms of modern day lifestyle playing it smart on colors, trendy on style and high on functionality. The demand is for power-packed furniture that saves clutter and allows space to move around. This guide emphasizes on individual users and regular office furniture, following is the list of modern day furniture essential for any office to function,Desks:One of the most important features of an office, a desk is where all the work comes to life. You may think about executive office desks that come in different size and shapes for home users. Before you start looking around, it is advisable to make a list of the functions you would need the desk for. You may be conferencing regularly, or perhaps need a large desk for a variety of functions like printing, reading and writing or sketching work and so on. Estimating your need should give you a fair idea about the ideal size within the available space. You get multi-tasking tables with extendible models that can be used for everyday work. Knowing what tasks you’ll be doing at your office desk will help you choose the best one for oneself. If you are the type who spends more time on the computer than using a pen and paper, workstation is more of the thing to suit your purpose. Continue reading Office Furniture Buyers Guide

Kitchen Furniture Buying Guide

A modern kitchen furniture guide, this article aims to assist you with practical aspects of kitchen space and furniture before you make the move. To create a perfect balance of style and function, you must weigh all possibilities and start with some pragmatic details like, The size of your kitchen as it will determine the space The ideal furniture piece/s (Make a list)  Personal taste and preference  Practicality of the furniture in your home  The space it will occupy when installed  Colors and style  Price After you work over these practical details, next in line would be deciding on the best functional furniture that will fit in effortlessly and enhance the overall theme. Often, you will find different kitchen units like contemporary kitchen tables, bar furnitures, kitchen stool bars, tableware/dining accessories in different sizes and shapes to perfectly complement your unique lifestyle and home space. As to the different furniture kinds, following are a few popular articles that make kitchen work more functional and effortless,Baker’s RacksMakes the most affordable piece of kitchen furniture adding style and storing space to your kitchen. Be it a modular or large kitchen, the baker’s rack and wine rack are popular as decorative racks and help in bestowing your kitchen with rustic charms. It is also used in combination to store wines, for wines need to be stored in a right position to keep the cork moist. Wooden racks are used sparingly, but wrought iron racks have gained popularity for its ornamental value that enhances most décor and themes. Butcher’s BlocksFor modular kitchens, Butcher’s blocks come in handy for storing and chopping. Usually done in solid wood, it offers convenience and makes a cookware article that can also be used for storing a variety of things.

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The Ultimate Yard Sale Guide for Home Decorators

We all have perfectly good furniture and art pieces that no longer fit with our decor and yard sales are a good way to get rid of them while earning enough to buy something new that really fits. And visiting those sales is one of the most inexpensive ways to add new life to your home decorating style. The piece that doesn’t fit in someone else’s home may be just what you were looking for! – And at a fraction of the piece of a new piece! If you have never been to a garage sale, it is easy to come home with a carload of bargains you have neither use nor room for. A chair for a dollar is no bargain if you already have ten more chairs than you need. As a veteran yard-saler myself, let me offer these tips for the yard-sailing newbie: 1. Make a list of what you need and stick to it. And that means even if you discover a cheap treasure you “might be able to use sometime. ” Believe me, in six months you will be selling it at your own yard sale – for half the price! 2. Measure your room, windows and available space for certain furniture needs. And speaking from experience, remember to take the list with you! 3. Make a list of addresses and short instructions about how to get there. Check the classifieds and free shopper ads for times and rules. Some people get very grumpy if you interrupt their sleep by showing up at their home two hours before the sale starts. 4. Keep small bills in your hand and leave large bills in your purse. If you take out a big roll of large bills, there is not a vendor alive who will give you a lower bargain price for the item you want. They want their share of that roll! 5. Go early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Getting to a yard sale before its “picked over” assures you can find more that you might be able to use. When you visit a yard sale later in the afternoon, vendors are more likely to take much less for the items they still have because they don’t want to pack them back in the garage! You might be able to find some good bargains for furniture that was overpriced earlier. 6. Take a partner with you. Share with your partner what each of you is looking for and spread out. You can cover twice as much distance in half the time! 7. Pick up everything you think you might want. You can always put it back. And if you don’t pick it up when you see it, chances are someone else will spy it and buy it! 8. Choose furniture with good bones such as solid wood construction and dovetailing. It’s much easier to refinish a good piece. Shoddily made furniture will still be shoddy after you redo it. 9. If you find drapes, scarves, sheets or bedspreads in a fabric that blends with your d�cor, buy it to use for reupholstering a used chair, to make pillows for your room or dozens of other uses. 10. Picture frames, even empty ones, can be painted or stained to create new looks. You can always find unframed art you like and with the help of creative matting, you can make it all work together. And one more thing – I have no scientific proof for this opinion, but I have found it true time after time – the bigger the sign, the lousier the yard sale. It’s as if they are using a large sign to make up for the lack of merchandise to attract buyers. So next Saturday, make your list, take your measurements, grab a good friend and start your new decorating project. You will have fun; get plenty of exercise and save money. What better way to spend a day?

Solid Wood Furnitures Buying Guide

This solid wood furniture buying guide looks into facts about purchasing traditional furniture in solid wood. To begin with, if you really like preserving furniture, you ought to ask yourself a few questions before you start the hunt. 1. What is the particular styling you are looking for? 2. How long do you wish to keep the furniture? 3. Does it require regular maintenance? 4. Is it too outdated to be out of vogue say ten years from now? 5. Would you get bored looking at it some years from now? Most of us like to preserve furniture for the value it holds. The style and theme, or something from the era that makes all the spending worthwhile! Solid wood or Hardwood furniture: It is important to know the difference between hardwoods and softwood. Hardwood is sourced from non-needled tree like maple, cherry or mahogany. The wood is reputed for its robustness and durability, but is difficult for any carving and detailed form of wood work. Make sure solid wood furniture actually has solid wood on all furniture parts and pieces. Also, solid wood expands and contracts as per temperature and humidity changes, so furniture done in plywood and framed in veneered solid wood may be a good idea to purchase. Solid woods are dried slowly in kilns till it retains about six percent moisture content. Then it is cut and shaped into pieces that provide the structural integrity of the furniture. Such solid wood pieces may include legs, casing and details that support the furniture. The joints are often given additional strength with bonding glues. To ensure a good job and whether furniture is properly joined, you can lift it by one corner and see.

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Buying Guide For Bedroom Furniture

Of all the hassles and nuances you go through while picking the right bedroom furniture and furnishings for your home, reaching a ‘stuck-up’ situation can be the worst. It can happen when you buy furniture without looking into practical details of your home, or a particular room, the bedroom, for instance. Buying bedding set, bedroom mirrors and storage furniture like an armoires and dressers may be tricky. The kind of practical problems you face while buying furniture is different from the world of modern bedroom furniture and suites that you see on online furniture stores. It helps to have a basic guideline in place. Here are a few tips on buying furniture that fits your home, 1. Local retailers can be a source of information to help you decide. Sometimes you may end up finding a great deal unlike retail shops that spend so much on floor space and as a result, hike up furniture prices. As online furniture stores save on this part, they get to pass on some part of the savings to customers as discounts. 2. Define your style. Each one of us has his own unique liking. If Bahamian is your style statement, you can buy furniture that fits the idea; and also combine it with other traditional and modern furniture. 3. Bed sizes Who will sleep in the bed? What is the size of your bedroom? Take into account the number of people and the size of the person/s. Continue reading Buying Guide For Bedroom Furniture