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An Ideal Layout for Hotel Lobby Furniture

hotel lobby

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.

guest in hotel

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.

Lighting in Hotel waiting area

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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Hotel Furniture Thoughts: Mattresses

hotel mattress

What kind of mattress is best for hotels and motels? In this blog post we are going to discuss which is best, and if you can’t afford the best, then which is second and so forth.

Always avoid buying bed-frames and stick with box bedframes. The number one reason for using a box frame is because nearly everyone upon entering a hotel / guest room looks under the bed. If it’s a bed-frame, then there is actually a chance of something being underneath. If it’s just a box frame, then your guests at the very least don’t see anything dirty. But most likely, they will feel better about not seeing anything dirty.

hotel bed

Another advantage of the box frame is the cleaning staff will not have to clean under the bed, and that is a huge time saver, plus I’m sure the cleaning staff will appreciate your choice. Make sure the bed frame does not protrude or stick out beyond the mattress. This could create a dangerous situation of people hurting their toes and feet.

If you can’t get a box frame, or you have already purchased your beds, then getting high quality dust ruffles for each bed is necessary. Though, you will still have to have your cleaning staff clean under the bed, with dust ruffles you will not have to worry as much about a mess under the bed.

hotel bedroom

The next important thing about mattresses is the mattress. You want your guests to fall in love with the bed. If they can’t get any sleep, or even have trouble sleeping, then everything else has gone to waste.

If you can’t afford high quality mattresses new, then it is reasonable (and recommended) to buy used mattresses from hotel furniture surplus stores, or hotel liquidations. You can easily find mattresses that are a steal from four or five-star hotels. As the mattress and box spring work together to create better sleep you want to make sure you purchase both pieces, not doing so will void the warranty on the mattress.

mattress store

By following these two pieces of advice, then you are sure to have happy customers who leave wonderful reviews.

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How to Remove Water Rings from Wood Tables

Water Ring Wooden Table

Welcome to #FixItFriday, our weekly series of quick tips for making basic fixes to your household furniture!

This week we’re talking about something everybody gets – those whitish circles cold drinks leave behind on polished wood tables. Don’t worry, it’s probably not permanent! Usually you can remove those water rings and restore the wood finish with just a couple things.

Denatured Alcohol for Removing Water Rings

First you’ll need denatured alcohol, which you can pick up at any hardware store or most places where you would buy household cleaners. Second, you’ll need a rag. That’s it!

Dampen the rag very, very lightly with the denatured alcohol and wipe the rings gently. It only takes a little to completely remove water rings, which, so don’t over-do it or you could damage the wood finish (restoring that is a little tougher).

That should be it – no more water rings, and the wood finish restored to its former beauty!

Finished Wooden Table

Photo Credits (from top): Good Housekeeping, Rifleshooter, and Elmwood Reclaimed Timber