5 STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL SPACES

Storage SolutionHere are 5 storage solutions for small spaces that you may not have considered. When living in a small space, storage solutions can be tricky and every square inch counts. To maximize your area see which pieces can serve dual functions.

1.) Coffee Table: Using a rustic trunk as a coffee table will not only add style to your space but also add needed storage for all of your extra movies and electronics.

2.) Using an Extension Dining Table: Ideal for small dining areas and easily pulls out for extra seating when needed. There are many other furniture pieces that expand and condense, from coffee tables to kitchen islands.

3.) Utilize cubes as side tables or nightstands. Small cubes can fit into tight spaces and work well in narrow bedrooms as nightstands.

4.) Hide-away Sofa: Convert your spare bedroom into an office or tv room but still maintain that additional bed for the occasional guest.

5.) Use Baskets and Bins Everywhere: In shelving, baskets are a great way to hide clutter and maximize space. This will work in every room of your home and can simplify your life.

 

CHOOSING YOUR LEATHER CHAIRS

There are several facts to consider when choosing your leather chairs. Top-grain leather is the most durable part of the hide and our productsCloverdale Occasional Chair Russet are enhanced by the aniline-dye process. This process, which insures that the leather is colored all the way through, produces a finish that is transparent and shows the markings of the leather. Remember, because each hide is unique, all leather will vary in shading and “perfect” matching is unlikely when purchasing is done at different intervals. Over time, natural body oils will stain leather slightly, but these stains will blend with the oils of the leather and give each piece a desired patina.

Sonoma Coast Dining Chair Tannery 1Avoid any cleaning product that may change the pH balance of your leather, as it may cause premature cracking or discoloring. Keep leather a safe distance from floor or wall heaters, as they may dry out leather. Remove dust with a soft, clean cloth and clean regularly with a vacuum cleaner.

4 DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS FOR YOUR BUFFET

Let’s discuss 4 different functions for your buffet and sideboards.  These storage pieces are not just for dining rooms these days. Take for instance, this Reclaimed Wood Buffet. How many uses can you think of for this piece of furniture?Melrose 2Door 4Drawer Buffet

1) Media Center: You can easily store your DVDs and components safely inside this functional buffet while your flat screen sits on top. The Iron clad doors will allow your remote control access to your receiver. Components too deep? Cutting a hole in the back of your buffet will allow those deeper components to fit a shallow space.

2) Play Room: Placing baskets inside this buffet will not only organize all of those loose toys but will still maintain a classic look when needed.

3) Extra Bedroom Storage: A dresser isn’t the only piece of furniture that stores clothes. Shelves are easily used for folded clothing and who doesn’t need extra drawers. If you would rather camouflage your clutter, choose a buffet with solid doors.

4) Bath vanity: Unique buffets and servers make for, not only beautiful, but functional pieces. The way to achieve this is to measure your ideal vanity height, counter depth, width and then, go shopping. You can have a granite slab counter top cut for a snug fit and either drop a sink in or choose an under mount sink. This bathroom addition will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Furniture

Recycled Teak Shutter Cabinet pictured above
* Recycled Teak Shutter Cabinet pictured above

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Furniture? We all understand the importance of not only conserving energy, recycling packaging materials and using resourced goods on a daily basis but are always looking for furniture that is not only beautiful, but earth friendly.

Who would have thought there were businesses out there who actually take this idea seriously? Our industry has gone through an amazing transformation in the last 10 years and many of us have made it a mission to only work with those companies with shared environmental expectations.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

How is each piece finished and has a lead free lacquer sealant been applied? What are the working conditions of the manufacturer and are they following specific governmental guild lines? What percentage of a piece is resourced? The higher percentage of the piece that is recycled can lead to a greener ending product. It is important to find Companies that produce long lasting, quality furniture while offering their customers materials and methods that have the least impact on our environment.

What better way to help the environment than to recycle and restore. This is our anthem for a new eco-friendly generation. We all need to accept our responsibility and do our part to protect the environment. Cokas Diko carries furniture made from old wood planks sourced and reclaimed from old ships and demolished buildings. While the styling of each item remains the same, the natural variances in color and distress in the wood gives each piece its own unique characteristics. In turn, creating wonderfully unique pieces of art that will be treasured for years to come. Likewise, our custom upholstery is manufactured by an eco-friendly company in the USA who is environmentaly conscious of their own practices.