It is possible to find contractors who specialize in fixing and refurbishing such pieces if you want a professional touch. If you have some experience, you may enjoy doing the work yourself or with a friend’s help. Either way, it is very possible to end up with some great furniture (that carries a little history) for the same price, or even less, than the cost of buying new and less interesting pieces.
Like fashion, decorating trends come in waves. One day, everyone wants a sputnik light fixture in their foyer, and the next they want a Moroccan Beni Ourain-style rug on their living room floor. If my clients’ wishes are any indication of what the next trend will be, then I’m predicting that light and bright dining rooms are the upcoming craving du jour.
The last hint in chairs is to make sure that they’re comfortable. As great as a chair looks or as much of a deal as the set may be, if you can’t sit through a meal in them they’re not going to do you any good. Take your time, sit in the chairs and ignore the sideways glances of the sales clerks. If your back starts to ache after five minutes, it’s time to move on no matter what the chair looks like.
Buying new furniture often seems to cost more than we imagine it will. Due to hardwood’s durability and desirability, many savvy homeowners are looking to less conventional places to find quality furniture at a good price. Any piece is worth only what you’re willing to pay for it. To some, it is worth the extra money to buy furniture new so that it is in pristine condition. For others, finding items that are slightly damaged at a cheaper price is a better option. Pieces that are a little banged up, but still sturdy and functional, are often a wise investment.
When a house has a smaller dining room than normal, the decor of this room gets a bit complicated if we have little idea of what we are doing and do not know where to start. We need to consciously think about the shape and size of both the furniture and all the decorative elements to use the space and make our small dining room just as chic and welcoming as a large living room. In this OneHowTo.com article, we want to help with some simple tricks that will serve to decorate a small dinning room.
In many modern households, eating occurs all over the place. Kitchens, living rooms, and even bedrooms are often where meals happen on a daily basis, while the dining room is reserved for special occasions. When it’s time to pull out the fine china and silverware, it’s nice to have a dining room set that will look just as good.