Tag Archives: Furniture

The Secret of Furniture “Sales”

retail sales

Almost everyone has that one furniture store in their town that always seems to be going out of business. Why do they do this? Just so they get to have a going-out-of-business sale. Used furniture stores, second-hand furniture stores, and hotel surplus stores all love to have big and commercialized sales.

But is this really the way to buy furniture? Is this the cheapest way?

Of course not.

x-price

Many businesses markup their prices just so they can say they’ve marked them down for a sale. Frankly, the team at AMC Furniture Solutions is tired of watching stores trick their customers with their staged sales that actually offer no benefit. That’s simply not fair to you when you’re trying to figure out what to buy.

sales tricks

At AMC, we value easy and clean shopping. That’s why we price everything in our store for the lowest price we can. Imagine how much you’ll benefit from being able to browse furniture and seeing a low price that’s actually the real price. No price games or hidden tricks. Just a great product and a low low price..

At AMC Furniture Solutions, we want to be your trusted place for furniture. Just click here to start browsing so you can see some real low prices.

And remember, when we have holiday sales they are real sales.

How To Keep Healthy Air In Your Home

plants

Our insulated homes make keeping cold or warm air in easier, but it also makes it easier for air pollutants to stay in.

There are many potentially toxic materials in our homes like: many types of glue, adhesives, carpets, chemicals like formaldehyde, paint, and others that we breathe every day.

You may have also just bought furniture from a hotel outlet, a furniture reseller, or a hotel furniture surplus store and it smells…just a little weird.

But do not worry. We are giving you three different plants that are great for filtering your air naturally and to make your home smell a little bit fresher.

English Ivy

The English Ivy spreads easily, so it works very well in pots. It’s especially good for eliminating airborne fecal matter particles. It is also good for soaking up second-hand smoke to purify areas.

golden-pothos

Golden Pothos is to be considered one of the most effective choices for eliminating formaldehyde by NASA. This plant is also hard to kill, so it’s considered to be a starter plant.

boston-fern

The Boston Fern is a great natural air humidifier. This fern can get large so make sure you have a lot of room.

fresh air

There you have it. If you want fresher air in your home and don’t want to spend a ton of money on appliances making that happen, then trust what NASA uses and get some new plants.

FIND ECO-FREIDNLY FURNITURE PIECES HERE

Today’s Top Trend for Used Furniture Buyers?

Sleeper Couch

There’s an art to following furniture trends – and another one entirely to following used furniture trends. The savviest used furniture buyers know how to spot that sweet spot where gently used pieces are coming back into circulation but are still very much in style.

So, what’s one piece of furniture that makes that list right now?

Sleeper Sofa

Thanks to a recent upsurge in designer attention, sleeper couches provide a great blend of functionality, comfort, and style. Once a staple of drab, suburban living rooms, these are now more elegant than ever.

The strength of a sleeper couch is its versatility. As the name suggests, it supplies a space for sprawling out comfortably without taking up all the space of a bed or contributing the slightly less fashionable statement a futon makes.

Because these pieces are focused on surface space, they’re often more open and minimally constructed than standard couches, often using only one narrow cushion.

Today, used furniture buyers can often find a larger-than-ever array of sleeper couches featuring chic colors and construction.

Chic Sleeper Sofa

Photo Credits (from top): CB2, CB2, and CB2

The Most Essential Tip for Renovating Wooden Furniture

Finished Wooden Table

If you’re looking to get into furniture restoration as a hobbyist or general DIY-er, the process can probably seem intimidating if you don’t have any carpentry experience. But sometimes the quickest touch-ups can be the most useful – which is the case with this week’s #renewit tip!

Un-finishing and Refinishing Wooden Furniture

Unfinished Wooden Furniture

Oftentimes old, salvaged, or thrifted furniture can be structurally sound but just in need of some cosmetic fixes. If you’ve got some wooden furniture for renovating, a quick trip to the hardware store, a little effort, and some patience could be all it takes.

Start by taking the piece outdoors (preferably somewhere covered) and using a wood stripper (which you can find in any hardware store), being sure to wear rubber gloves and keep from inhaling any of it.

With a putty knife or similar tool (if you’ve got one around already), scratch off the old finish until you get down to the duller, porous natural wood beneath – and then wait for it to dry.

Refinish Wooden Furniture

Once it’s dry, use a fine, high-grain sandpaper to smooth it out and prepare the surface for refinishing. From there, the rest is up to you: whether you want a simple protective finish, a rich stain, shellac, or other finish, the final look is totally up to you. Just like that, you’ve mastered one of the most useful, simple skills for renovating wooden furniture!

Photo Credits (from top): Milch House, DecorAdventures, and Yellowpages

Using Wood When Designing Interior Spaces

People have been using wood in interior design for practically as long as there have been interiors to design. Fortunately, today, we know a bit more about the aesthetics, composition, and physical properties of wood than our ancestors.

It’s helpful to think of wood as a decorative element. Different kinds have their own unique “prints” and textures when applied to shelves, furniture, or other pieces.

Whichever kind you use, the way it’s used also makes a huge difference. Wood can help lend a lush, organic feel to a room, or the straight lines of its grains is a great way to give your space a modern touch.

Either way, wood helps any space feel warm, welcoming, and inviting. If you want to take it another step further, you can also contrast the material’s color and pattern with stylish patterns or stunning finishes. Wood is versatile and malleable, but it’s also solid and holds its own when presented in a room.

Though it might seem like this natural element that’s been around for centuries is the polar opposite of modernity, a touch of wood in an interior space gives it elegance and sophistication, suggesting a level of craftsmanship that went behind each and every piece.

Using wood when designing an interior should be a very intentional process, keeping specific contrasts and color combinations in mind to make the space look thoughtfully designed yet also simple.

Writing Credits: Juan Martinez (Interior Designer)
Photo Credits: Architecture & Interior Design

An Inside Look at Furniture Restoration

Restored TV Stand
When you’re restoring furniture for decoration, you have to be able to look past the pieces themselves. You have to consider what furniture to use for a room specifically, and forget your own individual opinions and ideals for aesthetics of room design to think about the bigger picture that piece is going to fit into.

It all boils down to the unique characteristics of the thing you’re working with, keeping in mind its limitations and possibilities. You’ve also got to keep functionality in mind – you don’t want to rework something so heavily that it loses integrity just so you can force it to be something it shouldn’t be. The above redesigned modern TV stand, for instance, kept all its functionality while still reaching a fresh, contemporary look.

Restored Dresser

For this one we thought carefully about the color and texture. We wanted something clean and fresh, so we went with a stark black/white contrast. With the color scheme in place, we played with the texture, using a glossy matte finish.

Remember that you usually don’t want a look to be too one-dimensional or stark. You want to preserve the original value of what you’re restoring while updating it to fit a more desirable trend while also increasing the overall beauty of it. It’s a give and take, updating furniture while also staying true to its originality.

Writing Credits: Juan Martinez (Interior Designer)

Three Tips For Finding The Right Furniture Restoration Professional

restoration

Restoring aged furnіturе to іtѕ fоrmеr glory days соuld be аn expensive process, but it’s also the bеѕt wау tо kеер іtѕ vаluе іntасt. If you’ve owned a furnіturе piece for gеnеrаtіоnѕ, уоu may even think of it аѕ a family member. Below are three useful tips that will assist you when hiring a furniture restoration professional.

Have A Budget In Mind
Be sure to have a budget in mind when speaking with a professional. Remember, full furniture restoration has grеаtеr risks and expenses can quickly add up.

Ask the Right Questions
To determine a professional’s experience, find out how long they have been in the industry. Do they have experience in working with similar projects? Are they receptive to feedback from their customers?

Request Professional References
When choosing a restoration professional, ask if they have references you can contact. By doing so, you can verify that the restoration professional actually possesses the expertise you are looking for.