Tips to Reuse Old Home Furniture

Furniture is always being an important part of the house and it makes your house perfect. It is said that a house cannot become a home without proper furniture. But it is also true that nothing can last forever and so is your furniture. Every furniture item comes with an expiry date.

There are many reasons responsible for a furniture item not getting used any longer. The possible reasons are furniture expiry as mentioned early, user getting bored with a particular furniture item, furniture damage, destruction, etc. The thing I want to say is that a large number of furniture items are thrown away every now and then by many house owners. The reason is that most of the people do not know how to reuse their old furniture.

Here, in this post, I am going to discuss some good tips of using the old furniture.

Purchase Recyclable and Green Furniture: Though this is not the thing to tell now, but as this is the basic, so it is needed to be discussed. The best solution for preventing the wastage of items is recycling and this is also true for furniture items. Today many furniture manufacturers are introducing new recyclable and more eco friendly furniture designs so you can get a good deal online.

Reuse the Old Furniture: Instead of throwing the old furniture, you should think of all the possible uses you can make of it. There are many things you can do and many items you can make from the old furniture for example you can use top of the table as a board, tops of a stool as a frame or tray, old chair as a stool, or you can break the furniture to use its parts separately for different purpose.

Get your broken Furniture Repaired and Renovated: If it is possible to get damaged furniture repaired, go for it. You can prefer throwing a furniture item due to a minor damage and can buy a new one, but you should know that natural resources are limited and one day, they will be finished and then you will be left with no option other than reusing the old items, so why not do that from now on. You also have an option of renovating your furniture. You can find many articles on the internet on how to renovate your old furniture.

Sell it or Donate it: Though this is the last option to be followed, but I think this is the best option. There is always someone who can use your old items better. You can sell your old furniture if it is in good condition. There are many good websites that provide you with the option of selling old items for free. Other option is to donate the old furniture to a person, or an organization, a trust, etc.

Cedar and Teak Deck and Patio Furniture – Winter Care and Use

It’s about that time of year that most of us are getting ready to prepare and protect our Cedar and Teak deck and patio furniture for the winter months and the sometimes harsh weather that can accompany it. The most common ways to do this are to use outdoor furniture covers or put the outdoor furniture in storage. However, before you do this, you want to properly prepare your deck and patio furniture or consider options that will allow you to continue using your deck and patio furniture throughout the winter, but protecting it at the same time.

Due to the natural characteristics of Cedar and Teak deck and patio furniture, very little care is required during the life of the furniture. Some people prefer to let their Cedar and Teak age naturally to the sliver-gray. If this has not been your preference, you probably to want to protect it during the winter. Before covering or storing your outdoor furniture, you will want to thoroughly hand wash it with a mild soap, rinse it thoroughly and make sure it is completely dried. Then you can cover or store the outdoor furniture for immediate use next spring. Please note that you should never pressure wash your outdoor furniture. This may scar or damage the wood.

For those of you, like myself, who would love to enjoy the use of your deck and patio furniture year round, there is another option. This option will not only allow you to use your Cedar and Teak outdoor furniture comfortably during the winter, but it will also protect your outdoor furniture. This option would be using a greenhouse or canvas gazebo like structure along with patio heaters, fire pits, chimineas, etc. for warmth.

You should consult your local home and garden stores for canvas canopies which include the necessary accessories for the addition of side panels. You may also look into buying prefabricated greenhouses, outdoor fire pits or fireplaces and patio heaters. All of these items can also be found on the Internet.

Anytime you are using small enclosed areas with heating devices, please take appropriate safety precautions. I prefer to use larger enclosures that I have personally designed, rather than smaller enclosures due to safety measures, comfort and accommodating visitors. This may be something you might consider yourself.

Whatever your personal preferences are for protecting or using your deck and patio furniture during the winter months, you should take the time to hand wash your Cedar and Teak outdoor furniture at least twice a year. This protects the investment you have made and will add many years of beautiful, elegant comfort for you, your family and friends.

Home And Garden Lighting

Previously, outdoor or the gardens were lit to facilitate people to see clearly when entering your home and to avert thieves. Today, landscape lighting is more for aesthetic purposes. Landscape lighting has turned into a work of art. The aim of landscape lighting is to exhibit a garden and a home in its complete splendor after dark. The lighting has its practical aspect and offers a well-lit area to deter thieves. The following are tips for landscape or garden lighting.

It is best to hire the services of a certified lighting consultant who is will give the best advice. Also, study your garden thoroughly before deciding what you would like to highlight using lighting. Make sure that the lighting professional has a copy of your design.

Include outdoor lighting when planning the garden landscape to make it easier to lay wires and pipes. Try and get more than one quote, so that you can compare the prices. Install a big transformer to meet your present and future lighting needs.

If you are thinking about doing the lighting in parts, lay all the electrical groundwork in the initial stages. Try and use soft light that is akin to moonlight. Don’t overdo it. The landscape should be seen, not the lights. Hide the lighting system source behind shrubs and plants.

Make sure the fixtures are not visible. Use water resistant fixtures. Most people tend to favor white light for garden lighting. However, you could try different color variations with the help of a professional. Use fluorescent lights, as are they are less expensive and a lot more effective than incandescent lights.

Furnishing In Style With Wrought Iron Garden Furniture

It’s not an easy decision when it comes to furnishing your home. You need to look at multiple factors and deciding how much budget to allow finalizing the decor is a crucial decision. Usually homemakers spend quite a lot of time and invest a lot on furnishing the interior of the house. All this while, they forget it is as equally essential for them to think about the outdoors as well, till a time comes they are tight on their budget, and can’t afford to have another designer help them with outdoor furniture.

But homemakers don’t need to worry now. They can find a garden bench for their yard sitting in the comfort of their house. Now everything is available online for them to check out. However, it is essential for them to research well for the kind of furniture that they wish for their outdoors. Manufacturers use various different types of materials for outdoor furniture. However the one that has stood the test of time is wrought iron garden furniture. Furniture made from wrought iron is a favourite of many simply because this alloy contains the least amount of impurities. Hence you have, almost, a purest form of iron as a core raw material for your furniture.

A garden bench made from wrought iron keeps its shine and elegance for years to come. The sturdy nature lets it withstand even the most severe weather condition. You don’t have to worry about leaving it outside in the rain or under the sun. It comes with the promise of being a part of your garden for years to come, providing the same comfort and style as when bought it. These benches are fairly easy to clean requiring no daily effort on your part or going over the hassle to maintain it every single it. Materials that go into making indoor furniture are not suited for outdoor furniture. Hence, you need a proper outdoor garden bench that can withstand all elements present in the outside environment that can potentially harm your indoor furniture.

Apart from this, even though wrought iron garden furniture gives you a solid finish, it does so by not compromising on the style and design of your furniture. It can be moulded to shape up interesting designs for you to add to your garden giving it an attractive look. They come with 100% polyurethane foam cushions covers that provide you with supreme comfort as well as elegance. It is handmade giving you a picture perfect finish. You can also add in your own cushions as well if you wish, if you are looking to give them an edge from the rest.