Monthly Archives: April 2017

Top Design Tips for Assisted Living Facilities

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Assisted living facilities are growing more and more popular each year, which means more competition if you own one. In this article, we’re going to discuss one way to make your assisted living facility much more modern and special compared to others.

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One big turn off for many potential residents is having every room look the same. People like to feel unique, and having each room be the same makes them feel like just another body, rather than a person.

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It would be wise to stop going to hotel liquidations and buying many of the same pieces of furniture. You should be going to used furniture stores and furniture hotel outlets and buying furniture for individual rooms.

By doing this you will spend more time updating your rooms, but it will be worth it in the end because you will have happier residents.

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Four Areas Where You Can Improve Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is said to be the soul of the house. It’s where people congregate and prepare their meals to eat together. It’s sometimes the most used space in a house, so it’s important to focus some time to thinking about how you want to design this important space.

In this article, we’re going to be going through four areas to help your existing kitchen and even help you put together a future one.

1) Storage
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Having enough storage is crucial. By being able to put almost everything in a cabinet or some type of storage in the kitchen, then your kitchen will seem much bigger, and look much nicer simply by being clean.

Some examples of storage for kitchens would be kitchen shelving, dish racks, spice jars and racks, food pantries and wine racks. Not everyone (well, barely anyone) can afford new cabinets, or cabinets to supplement their existing ones. By using a less expensive storage system you’ll be able to save money and also save space in your kitchen, which is something a lot of kitchens could really use.

2) Lighting
Lighting is one of the most important aspects to a kitchen. Essentially, the more lighting the better.

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Natural lighting is the ultimate lighting, so it’s best to leave your curtains open and take advantage of the sun.

It’s also good to have various other sources of light to improve your kitchen as well. The worst thing to do is have your kitchen be too dark.

Also, having the ability to dim your lights helps immensely for adjusting to any particular mood.

3) Know What to Buy Used and New
There are good times to buy something and to buy something used.

For example, it would be wise to get furniture from used furniture stores or furniture hotel outlets. It takes a Saturday to do a lot of furniture repairs, plus getting secondhand furniture saves you so much money. Getting some used kitchen stools and investing the extra money into other areas of the kitchen would be wise.

One of those areas that you should spend a little bit more on is the appliances. Appliances don’t age very well, plus they get outdated easily. Buying an older appliance means you get outdated software and energy conservation. On a lot of refrigerators, dishwashers, etc. you’ll save on your utility bill by buying a newer version.

4) Hide the Trash

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We’ll end on a simple one. Simply place your trash can under your sink. Or if you want to get a little fancy buy a bin for your trashcan.

It will make your kitchen smell less and look better by having your trash out of sight.

Hopefully, these tips will help you spruce up your kitchen and make it more inviting to have guests over.

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An Ideal Layout for Hotel Lobby Furniture

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Many people in charge of designing the layout, or refreshing the arrangement of a hotel lobby have a lot of fun with it. But there are also a lot of managers in charge who hate the thought of it for whatever reason.

This article is for the haters.

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Designing a lobby in 2017 is different than what it was a couple decades ago. 20 years ago it would have been better to develop a lobby that was a bit more closed off. A lobby where people could talk with just their groups would have been preferred. That is not the case today.

Today it is better to create a more open space. Millennials are the ones starting to use hotel lobbies and they are more socially open compared to people of the past.

Having a space to purchase drinks and snacks, as well as strong and fast WIFI is important. By not having fast WIFI in 2017 you are for sure going to make a lot of people aggravated. That brings up an important tip when it comes to electronics. Be sure to add power outlets and charging stations with USB ports, as your guests will appreciate being able to stay connected.

One last important aspect of the hotel lobby is lighting. It’s best to always keep your lights on, no matter the time, and to make sure the general style is minimalism. One benefit of updating the lighting is getting energy efficient lights that require much less energy than even ten years ago. You can even buy your new lighting at hotel furniture surplus places or used furniture stores to get an even bigger discount.

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By following these steps you will end up with an updated and fresh hotel lobby that people will love hanging out in.

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