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5 Easy Ways to Give Your Home a Makeover

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A home is not just a house for most of us. It is a place where we can unwind and be ourselves, where you can share precious moments with your family and friends. As a homeowner, if you’ve lived long in your house, sometimes you feel like there’s a need for a makeover.

There are many ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. Home improvement can be a great way to boost your mood. You can make your home look more beautiful and cozy and make your home more energy-efficient.

Let’s take a look at a few of them here

5 Things You Can Do For a Home Makeover

1. Choose New Colors For a Better Look

If you’re in the market for a home makeover, color can help you make your home look more inviting and comfortable. Choosing a new color scheme for a room can help you to make a major impact on how the space feels and looks.

Choosing new colors can be a daunting task. How do you know what color will look good with your current decor? It’s hard to know, but here are some tips to get you started.

First, if you’re going to redecorate, don’t just go out and buy everything in the same color. This will make your home decor seem monotonous.

      • When choosing colors, get one that suits people living in the house. It is not just about one person.
      • Pinterest is a great place for drawing inspiration for your ideas. Check out the featured pins.
      • Ask for opinions from your family as well when deciding colors.

2. Use Plants to Make Your Home Greener

If you want to make your home feel more comfortable and welcoming, you should add plants. They are inexpensive and easy to grow, and they provide many benefits.

First of all, they make your home look beautiful. You can also use them to decorate your home. They can be placed anywhere in your house, making the place cozier. It is also scientifically proven to improve oxygen levels within the house.

One of the easiest ways to get a home makeover is to use plants. There are many different ways to incorporate plants into your home. The key is to choose plants that are suitable for your environment. If you live in a dry climate, you should use drought-resistant plants. If you live in a humid climate, choose suitable plants for that environment.

      • Research on what plants you should choose when you’re shopping for them. You might be allergic to some of them.
      • Figure out how much sunlight they need and place them accordingly.
      • Remember to take care of the plants by watering them as required.

3. Add Some Scents and Flowers

A great way to bring some zest to your home is to add scents and flowers. To begin with, you can use the smell of lavender, vanilla, or orange oil to add a nice fragrance to your house. Or you can add some pretty flowers such as roses, tulips, or daisies.

You can find scented candles at any grocery store and often find candles for a good price. You can even add some fresh herbs such as basil or mint to create a wonderful aroma. There are a lot of options to choose what you want.,

Another way to add a bit of scent is to try to use essential oils. These oils are available at most grocery stores and many drugstores. They are typically used for cooking and cleaning, but you can also use them for their scent.

      • Before you buy scents, read up on their strengths and concentrations. Too much of it can cause negative effects.
      • Combining smells can be an effective way to produce elevated mood and cognitive abilities.
      • If you have pets, make sure they don’t have adverse effects from the scents or flowers.

4. Get Accessories to Add Some Glamor

Most people spend most of their time at home. However, the interior of a house can quickly become drab and boring.

To get a home makeover, you need to add some accessories. So, get a few accessories that will bring glamor to your home. These accessories include decorative items, such as vases, flowerpots, mirrors, and picture frames.

You can also add some useful things like lamps, clocks, and other items that will help in decorating your home. These accessories can make your home more attractive.

      • Try to color coordinate your accessories to different spaces. It really helps to sell the look.
      • If you get fragile accessories, place them where there isn’t too much footfall.
      • Too many accessories can crowd the look, so don’t overdo it.

5. Shop for Furniture and Art Pieces

When looking for furniture, art, or anything else that needs a new home, your first step should be to determine what type of personality you’re trying to convey. If you’re in the market for a sofa, you need to think about how people will use the room.

Are you looking for something comfortable and inviting or sleek and modern? Does it need to match a particular color scheme or style? These are all important questions that should inform your shopping strategy.

Choosing art can get expensive pretty quickly. The key is not getting carried away with the spending because it is really easy to be. Have a budget in mind before you start shopping and try not to exceed it.

      • Measure the amount of space you have for furniture and where you’re going to put it.
      • When buying furniture, check how compatible it is with your other furniture pieces. Buying art is also where you need to keep space requirements in mind.

Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture

1. Being Impulsive

It’s easy to make mistakes when buying furniture. We can avoid many mistakes that cost us money and peace of mind with some planning and better self-control (we know it’s hard). Impulsive buying is something many of us are prone to. No surprise there. Maybe the furniture is similar to what your friend/ relative has. Perhaps the price/ discount is too good to resist.

Ask yourself the following questions when you feel the impulse to buy:

      • Do you really like the piece of furniture or is it the price that’s more attractive?
      • Why do you want to buy something similar to another person?
      • What will you do if the furniture doesn’t suit your home?
      • What will you do when you realize that you don’t like it anymore?
      • Can you afford to make a wrong purchase?

2. Not Paying Attention to Your Lifestyle

The internet and housekeeping magazines sure inspire us when buying furniture. However, not many realize (until it’s too late) that the pictures posted are a result of a meticulous photoshoot. Everything is planned to create the right effect, from lighting to colour contrast to the setting. Does it match your lifestyle in Denver? Consider your lifestyle and region before buying furniture.

Tips to remember when choosing furniture:

      • You’ve got to live with your furniture. Pick what looks good in your home.
      • Consider kids, pets, and seniors when buying furniture.
      • Dainty items can’t survive heavy usage no matter how cute they look.
      • There’s no point in buying high-end furniture every year (unless you have more than enough money for it).
      • Appearance, cost, and durability matter. Find a balance between all three.

3. Going for a Completely Matching Set

A golden rule in buying furniture is to look for variety in color, shapes, and sizes. A completely matching set seems terrific, but not when you have to look at it every day. Colors play a vital role in setting the mood of the room. Have enough variety that you can rearrange the room to change the mood anytime you want.

      • Don’t do the following when buying furniture:
      • Buy all items for the room at once
      • Get everything in matching colors and shades
      • Pick designs based on the latest fads (it’s called fad for a reason)
      • Give more importance to appearance than comfort or vice versa
      • Ignore that your home needs character (something that reflects who you are)

A home that oozes character will be more inviting than a house that’s a copy of the latest fad.

4. Painting the Room First and Buying Furniture Later 

Did you already decide on the wall paint? Stop right there and don’t buy the cans of paint. Painting the walls first will limit your choices for furniture. What if you love an ornate little piece but can’t buy it because the color will clash with your wall paint? Ouch!

      • Colors will look different in different settings, be it a computer screen, white light, or natural light.
      • There are too many shades of the same color, and no, you can substitute one for another.
      • Anything extreme (too bland, bright, or dark) is not suitable for your home.

Once you buy the furniture, you’ll have a better idea about what to do with the bare walls. Do you want to paint it? Will wallpaper look better? Maybe textures can enhance the beauty of your furniture.

5. Not Considering the Maintenance Cost and Requirements

Furniture needs maintenance. Luckily, some require less maintenance and last for a long time. Some need more care but still last long. A few other items need more maintenance and have a shorter life span. Which kind of furniture do you want to buy? Choosing the last option wouldn’t be wise, right?

Tips for maintaining furniture:

      • Follow the seller’s instructions.
      • Hire professional cleaners.
      • Don’t use harsh chemicals.
      • Vacuum regularly.
      • Use only soft cloth or brushes.
      • Don’t leave the furniture in direct sunlight.

Maintenance depends on your lifestyle, your geographical location, and financial restrictions. What worked in New York may not work in Denver. Buying a pale cream chenille or velvet sofa when you have toddlers/ pets is a bad idea. The total maintenance cost should not be more than the furniture price.

6. Relying on the Staff or Others to Make Decision for You

How many times did we buy something because someone suggested it? Getting influenced by another’s choice is something you should vehemently avoid when purchasing furniture. It’s your home, and you (and your family) have to live there.

At the same time, not asking for more information is also wrong. If you are not sure about a piece of furniture, go ahead and ask others. But choose the one you love and fit your budget.

      • Don’t take your entire family of friends’ gang to the furniture store.
      • Don’t ask the staff to take a pick between two or more choices.
      • Don’t argue with others in the furniture store. Leave and go back later to make your decision.
      • Don’t buy something based on someone’s experience.

7 Shopping Tips to Buy New Furniture

1. Measure the Room

Buying new furniture requires a little (okay, a lot) time and effort to get it right. After all, it’s your home and has to make you happy each time you walk into the room. Start by measuring the room, and this should be the first step even before you look for furniture.

Mistakes people make when measuring the room:

      • Measuring only once (do it at least thrice to be sure)
      • Measuring only from wall to wall (don’t ignore the corners and the open spaces)
      • Not making a note of the measurements (no, you won’t remember all those numbers)

If you are replacing existing furniture, measure the furniture and the space it occupies.

2. Take Pictures and Draw a Mock Up

Grab your smartphone first and take pictures of the room from all angles. Use the below questions to angle the camera for pictures.

      • How does the room look from the doorway?
      • Does it feel too cluttered when you stand in a corner?
      • From which window does the light enter the room?

Refer to the pictures when you look for furniture and carry the measurements with you. Better yet, draw a mock-up of the room on a sheet of paper and use it as your reference guide. Using pictures and the mock op design will give you a complete idea of where a piece of furniture will fit. The mock-up will help when you rearrange the new furniture in the room.

3. Research the Materials Used

Always do your research when finalizing a piece of furniture. You need to know the pros and cons of the materials used in making a chair, table, shelf, or any item you want for your home. Pay extra attention to maintenance costs, strength, and durability.
Here are some examples of what you need to find out:

      • What kind of wood is the piece of furniture made of?
      • What are the advantages and disadvantages of heavy/ lightweight furniture?
      • Does the material cause any allergies?
      • How frequently do you have to get it varnished/ repainted?
      • How does Denver’s weather affect the materials?

If you’re dealing with fabrics, get samples (swatches) of the ones you liked. Compare them leisurely and make the final decision.

4. Determine Your Budget

It’s easy to forget other expenses when you think you found ‘the perfect furniture’ for your home. But is it really perfect for you? We’ve got to admit that we have far more important expenses.

How to not overshoot your budget? Let’s take a look:

      • Set a lower and upper limit (for the total amount and individual items)
      • Start looking for pieces in the lower limit
      • Remember that you need to pay for delivery services
      • If you spend more on certain furniture, balance it out by spending less on another

Spend only as much as you can afford, and if you’d instead save more money and then buy, by all means, do that.

5. Sizes, Shapes, and Designs

Whether you are renovating the house or moving to another, the main factors to consider remain the same. What sizes, shapes, and designs should be furniture be?

Have clear answers to questions such as:

      • Do you like vintage and antique stuff or prefer contemporary designs?
      • Does bulky furniture attract your attention or the sleek ones?
      • What colors do you prefer for the furniture?

A combination works for most layouts. For example, a rectangle dining table can be paired with round chairs. A triangle coffee table can be the centerpiece in a room with a plush sofa. Balance heavy items with sleek and sharp pieces to add variety and character to the room.

6. Look Online First

Even if you prefer to buy locally in Denver, you can look online before visiting the furniture store. Several furniture sellers have both online and offline stores. Shorting your favorites will save time when you visit the store. Moreover, you can also read the reviews by other customers to get a better idea about the item.

      • What is the range of collections?
      • Can you order custom pieces?
      • What are the delivery and return policies (online and offline)?
      • How responsive is the business when you contact online?

Another advantage of checking out the online stores is that you’ll have more background information about the seller and their business.

7. Buy When the Time Is Right

It’s more than okay to wait for the right furniture to come your way rather than buy something within a deadline. And if you really need a couch or a chair, check out thrift stores or secondhand stores to get one for a lesser price. It’ll do the job until you find what you want.

Things you shouldn’t do when buying furniture:

      • Compromising on high-end furniture because you need it
      • Buying when you aren’t thoroughly convinced about something
      • Paying more because it’s got more demand and is a current market favorite
      • Rushing into a sale to make the most of it
      • Getting stressed out because you don’t like anything you see

Remember that what’s trending today may not be in style after a couple of years. It’s better to wait and buy when the time is right.

6 Tips for Storing Furniture Correctly

Store Furniture Correctly

1. Secure Glass and Fragile Items

Glass and ceramic items are fragile. They are prone to breakage or damage more quickly compared to any other furniture. It would help if you took special care when storing these items. Typical glass items may include tabletops, mirrors, showcases, and pottery. There are many tried and tested ways to transport and store glass items:

      • Wipe down or wash all glass and ceramics before movement.
      • Wrap all glass items with packing paper. After this, place them in thick bubble wrap and place them inside a box with some padding.
      • Avoid sticking tape or adhesives directly on the glass. This leaves a bad smell and is hard to clean if you plan to unpack after a long time.
      • Store all glass items in areas where there is no danger of other furniture toppling over them, which could cause breakage.

2. Disassemble What You Can

Moving large pieces of furniture can be tricky. You don’t want to cause a dent or damage an expensive dining table by trying to move it all in one piece. The key is to disassemble large furniture.

Most big furniture these days is modular. This means that many of its bigger parts are designed to be quickly taken apart. For example, a billiards table or a large bookshelf can be easily dismantled.
Follow these handy tips during disassembly:

      • Do it slowly and label every small plank, screw, or bolt. Doing so will help you set it back up quickly, even after a long time.
      • Store tiny screws or metal parts in smaller containers with clear labels and number of items.
      • Take a few pictures before disassembly. These will come in handy during reassembly.

3. Clean Everything Well

Storing furniture when it’s dirty can prove costly and lead to permanent damage. It can leave undesired stains behind. It can damage its quality and cause foul odors to linger on the furniture and the storage area. Dirty furniture is one of the leading causes of rodents and other critters infesting storage spaces.

Here are some tips for cleaning furniture before storage:

      • Use a dust cloth to get rid of loose dirt or dust on wood furniture surfaces. Use a wet towel to wipe down all the surfaces and let them dry for a while.
      • For furniture like sofas and other upholstered items, make sure to vacuum all corners.
      • Make a homegrown cleaning agent for leather furniture by mixing water with vinegar. Wipe the furniture down, dry it, and apply a leather conditioner if available.

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4. Cover Furniture and Flooring

Furniture storage can be of two types: Long or short-term. Special care and planning are needed if you plan to store furniture for several months or even years.

You must safeguard the furniture from damage, moisture, insects, mold, and many other factors.

Different types of furniture require other protective methods. For example, the bubble wrap you may use for a chandelier will not work for a sofa.

We list a few Dos and Dont’s below:

      • Use bubble wrap for wood and glass items for covering. Cover upholstered items with sheets or furniture covers.
      • Do not use plastic sheets or tarps on upholstered furniture. These materials trap moisture within them and can damage the furniture and cause foul odors when stored for long.
      • Apply furniture polish on expensive wood items to protect them from moisture and expansion.

5. Choose Climate-proof Storage Places

A factor often overlooked during storage is the location. Many people dump furniture in old basements or garages. It is worth your while to consider renting a storage space if you want your furniture to last long.

Renting the correct storage unit is the first step to dealing with your furniture storage woes. Find a climate-controlled unit with a reasonable price tag. These places use regulate the temperature and humidity. It helps your furniture stay unaffected by moisture and heat outside.
Things you can do before moving your furniture to a climate-controlled rental:

      • Clean all furniture and wipe them down a day or two ahead. Wait for a day when the weather is dry to move your stuff. Avoid moving during heavy rains or extreme heat.
      • Cover the storage unit’s floor with sheets or pallets.

6. Research Best Storage Options

Now that you have decided to move your furniture into a storage rental space, there are a few things to do before you make the big move. First, you need to zero in on the place itself. This can turn out to be a more daunting task than you imagined. There are often plenty of local options.

Storage spaces come at all sizes and prices. An area that caters to primarily used furniture may not be suitable for your expensive pieces. There are several factors you must look into before selecting a storage space.

Here are our top tips:

      • Look for climate-controlled places. They cost more but keep your furniture in tip-top shape even after years.
      • Scout the place for security arrangements. The place must have pro-security round-the-clock and other necessities such as CCTV cameras.

Clean & Protect Your Furniture like a Pro

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Furniture is one of the most important features of any home. Not only does it provide a place for people to sit, sleep, relax, but it also plays a big role in the overall appearance of a space. Your furniture is a big investment. It is essential to take care of it so that it lasts for decades.

Proper maintenance is the key to ensuring its longevity. Dusting and cleaning are essential, but they’re not the only things you need to do. In this blog post, we’ll go over the seven most important tips for keeping your furniture in excellent condition. Let’s dive into the topic!

1. Keep Furniture Away From Direct Sunlight

It is crucial to keep your furniture away from direct sunlight because the sun can fade the color of the furniture. Also, it can make the furniture very hot. You may also want to think about using curtains or blinds to keep the sunlight from hitting the furniture directly. After all, Denver has seen more than 45 days of 90-degrees or higher in 2021.

One popular method to protect furniture from sunlight is to use a furniture cover. This will protect the furniture’s surface from UV rays and keep it looking new. Additionally, one can use window treatments to help keep the sun from shining directly on the furniture. Placing a sunshade over the furniture will also keep the sunlight from directly hitting it.

Tip: Consider investing in furniture having paint that blocks UV rays

2. Protect Furniture from Spills & Dirt Using Protective Cover

To protect furniture from spills and dirt, it is important to use a protective covering. One can do this by using a cloth or blanket, which will help absorb any liquid that may spill and help keep the dirt from getting on the furniture.

Another way is to use a tablecloth or placemats. This will help catch any spills before they reach the furniture. Consider using a coaster for drinks. This will keep moisture from damaging the furniture.

One can also place a slipcover over furniture to protect it from dirt and dust. You can also use furniture polish beneath protective covers to protect wood surfaces and make them super-resistant to spills and dirt. Protective covers also safeguard the furniture from scratches, dings, and other damage that may occur over time.

3. Polish Wood Furniture with a Homemade Mixture of Olive Oil and Vinegar

Polishing furniture with a homemade mixture of olive oil and vinegar is a simple way to achieve a beautiful shine. You can complete the process in a few easy steps.

The olive oil will nourish the wood, while the vinegar will help remove any built-up dirt or residue.

      • Simply mix an equal part of olive oil and vinegar in a bowl.
      • Dip a soft cloth into the mixture and rub it onto the furniture in a circular motion.
      • Let the polish dry completely before buffing it with another soft cloth.

4. Use Trivets

If you have ever had a hot dish or pot fall off your stove and onto your counter, you know the importance of using a trivet. A trivet is a household item most often used to protect furniture from hot dishes.

They come in different shapes and sizes and can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, or cork. You can also use trivets to protect countertops and other surfaces from heat and moisture. Some have built-in holders for hot pots and pans.

Trivets have been used for centuries to protect furniture from hot dishes. You can also use them to protect furniture such as tables, tabletops, desks, and countertops.

5. Clean with Baking Soda and Warm Water

Using baking soda and warm water to clean furniture is a time-honored tradition. The warm water helps loosen any dirt or debris, while the baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive to help scrub it away.

Here is a step-by-step guide on cleaning furniture using baking soda and warm water.

      • First, gather some baking soda and warm water.
      • Mix the two to form a paste.
      • Next, use a soft cloth to apply the paste to the furniture.
      • Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off with a clean cloth.

Pro Tip: Test this mixture on an inconspicuous area of the furniture first, as some finishes may be sensitive to the chemicals in the soda.

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6. Invest in a Wood Polish

It is important to invest in a good wood polish to ensure furniture’s longevity. A good polish will help protect the surface of the wood and keep it looking new. In addition, it can help to disguise small scratches and nicks in the finish. There are many different brands and types of wood polish available in Denver woodworking supply stores, so it is important to do some research before selecting one.

Some might be tempted to skip this step, thinking that the wood is already polished and shiny. Do not be one of them.

7. Buy Pet-friendly Furniture

Couches are a favorite spot for both cats and dogs, and they can quickly become stained and ruined if not protected. Not only is this unsightly, but it can also be damaging to the furniture.

Pet owners can do a few things to protect their furniture from pet hair and claws. First, consider buying pet-friendly furniture. There are many types of furniture specifically designed to resist pet damage. If you already have furniture that is not pet-friendly, cover the furniture with a slipcover. Another option is to train the pet not to jump on the couch.

How to Arrange Furniture in Your Living Room

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While arranging furniture in your living room, there are three key things to keep in mind.

      • The first is size. Make sure the furniture is the right size for the space. You don’t want to overcrowd the room or have too much space between pieces.
      • The second is function. Think about how you will use the space and what pieces you need to accommodate your activities.
      • The third is style. Be sure the furniture reflects your personal taste and style.

We give you seven clever ways in this post to arrange furniture in your living room like a pro!

1. Place furniture to form an L shape

The furniture in a living room can be placed in various ways, but one of the most popular ways is to arrange it in an L shape. This configuration allows for people to sit together comfortably and talk.

Also, the L-shape allows for different room areas to be designated for specific purposes, such as relaxing, watching TV, or working.

To place furniture in an L-shape in a living room, you will need to first measure the space to ensure that the furniture will fit. Then you can begin to plan out the layout. In most cases, it is best to place the largest piece of furniture against one wall and then use smaller pieces to fill in the remaining space.

2. Make Use of Corners

There are many different ways to use corner furniture in a living room. One way is to use a corner as a reading nook. You can put a comfortable chair in the corner and add a small table or lamp for reading. You may also choose to use a soft blanket and pillow, whatever makes you comfortable!

Another option is to use a corner as a storage area. You can put a cabinet or shelf to store books, DVDs (I can hear you say: Seriously? DVDs in 2022?) or other items.

Placing furniture in corners also creates interesting focal points for the living room. This can be done by placing a large piece of furniture in the corner or using two smaller pieces to create an interesting configuration.

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3. Go for a Big Coffee Table

There are a few benefits to using a big coffee table in the living room. For one, it provides a large surface area on which to place drinks, food, or other items. This can be helpful when you have guests over and need a place to put everything.

Also, a big coffee table can act as a focal point in the room. It can also be used as a display surface for decorations. Additionally, a coffee table that allows storage space underneath can be useful for storing blankets or pillows. A large surface area can also act as a makeshift desk for working on the computer.

4. Allow Traffic Flow

When arranging furniture in your living room, it is important to think about traffic flow. You want to be sure that people can easily move around the room without running into obstacles. Here are a few tips to help you create a traffic-friendly living room.

      • Start by clearing out all the clutter. The more space you have to work with, the better.
      • Plan out your furniture layout before you start moving things around.
      • Start by measuring the space and making a sketch of the layout.
      • Once you know how you want to use the space, start placing the furniture.
      • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different arrangements.

5. Integrate TV Set into Furniture

Integrating the TV set into furniture can provide a seamless look and make the living room more functional. There are several reasons why this trend is popular in Denver. One reason is that TVs have become thinner and smaller, making them easier to integrate into furniture.

One way to integrate a TV set into the furniture is to purchase a piece specifically designed to hold a TV set.

6. Create Areas for Conversation

Conversation areas can be created in the living room using furniture such as sofas and chairs to section off specific areas. This will create a more intimate setting for conversation.

Additionally, using different colors and textures for the furniture and walls can also help to create separate conversation areas.

One way is to use furniture pieces designed for conversation, such as a sofa and chairs, arranged in a circle or U-shape. You can place a pair of chairs and a small table in an alcove or corner or use a sofa and ottoman to create an intimate seating area.

7. Create a Focal Point

A focal point could be a fireplace, a large window, or a piece of furniture like a sofa or an armchair. There are also some offbeat ways to create a focal point in a living room.

One way is to use an intricate piece of furniture, such as an armoire or a rustic carved wooden chest. You can buy one from an antique furniture store like ours in Denver. Another way is to hang a large painting or tapestry on one of the walls. You can also use a vase or sculpture to create a focal point.

Whatever you choose, make sure it draws the eye and that you have placed it in a strategic location in the room.

The Pros and Cons of Buying Custom Furniture

Pros and Cons for Custom Furniture

The Benefits of Buying Customized Furniture

      • Maximum Customization is allowed with Custom-built Furniture.
          • Made-to-order furniture gives you design flexibility. You can design your furniture that is suitable for your home and space. Customized furniture allows you to suggest a carpenter variety of designs and materials. For example, if you have seen a rectangular dining table somewhere, you can ask to incorporate that design into your coffee table.
          • So how can you customize your furniture?
      • You can experiment with different designs, materials, and colors to create an entirely new set of furniture based on your preferences.
      • You can take assistance from a furniture expert and select suitable designs for your home.

Your design preferences can be accommodated with custom wood furniture. You’ll have complete control over the designs, materials, and colors of every piece of your furniture. On the other hand, prefabricated furniture may not meet your personal expectations. Prefabricated furniture may take up too much or too little space, while custom-built furniture is usually tailored to your specific needs.

1. More Sustainability, More Authenticity

People nowadays would rather have a custom-built set of furniture than one that has been prefabricated. Prefabricated furniture is known for its lower sustainability than its custom-built counterparts. Custom-built furniture’s long-term viability is a step ahead in bringing class and authenticity to your place.

The carpenters keep the environment in mind while making custom-built furniture for you. They create an exclusive set of furniture without hurting the environment. Highlands Ranch residents are known to go for the more progressive alternative to make the neighborhood a better place to live.

How custom-built furniture is sustainable?

      • You can incorporate recycled materials in your set of custom-built furniture. As a result, the custom wood furniture is eco-friendly.
      • Prefabricated furniture produces more wood and metal waste than custom-built furniture.
      • Custom-made furniture is designed to last more than 15 to 20 years with low to no upkeep.

2. An Economic and Time-saving Option

Custom-made furniture is not as expensive or time-consuming as you may believe. Prefabricated furniture neither saves time nor money, contrary to popular belief. Prefabricated furniture does typically cost more and takes longer to arrive. On the other hand, custom-made furniture is a cost-effective and time-saving solution for you.

How can custom-built furniture be economical and save time?

      • Custom-made furniture requires less wood and metals to build. Hence, it takes a lot shorter to make than a prefabricated one.
      • Custom-made furniture carpenters are usually highly motivated specialists. Hence, they typically deliver your set of furniture before time.

Custom-made furniture relieves you from the burden of following up on your products. You can tweak your designs and materials in between and still have your products delivered on time. Custom-built furniture can save you a considerable amount of maintenance money due to its durability. Highlands Ranch is becoming increasingly popular as a community to opt for custom-built furniture.

3. Custom-built Furniture is a Long-term Investment with Value

Custom-made furniture is constructed with materials of your choosing, making it of higher quality than the prefabricated ones. Custom-built furniture carries its own set of quality and durability standards. These custom-built pieces are not only long-lasting but also add value to your space.

Custom-made furniture can upscale the overall look of your home in the neighborhood. The look and feel of your home will enhance without spending a fortune on complete interior designs. Custom-made furniture is less challenging to construct than ready-made ones.

Let’s have a look at how custom-built furniture adds value to your home.

      • Custom-built furniture is the result of your choices and creative inputs. The set of furniture will be a symbol of your vision.
      • Each piece of custom-made furniture is built to be durable and go the extra year with you. Hence, it is an investment that will pay off in the long run.

Pros and Cons of Custom Furniture

The Cons of Buying Customized Furniture

1. You Cannot Cancel Your Custom Orders Midway

The most important thing to keep in mind before ordering custom-made furniture is that you may not be able to cancel once the order is placed. A dedicated workforce is assigned to complete a custom-made set of furniture. So it requires planning and significant efforts to complete your dream furniture.

So what is the downside of canceling a custom order?

      • Custom orders are just like tailored dresses; they do not please or fit everyone.
      • Custom-made furniture is made to reflect your persona in your space. Hence, canceling a personalized order is a wastage of material, effort and time.
      • At times, showrooms may not have the space or the theme to showcase a canceled order.

Companies are usually concerned about their workforce being squandered off due to customization requests and labor. Hence, you should seek assistance from a furniture expert before placing your custom-made furniture order.

2.Risk of Damage and Maintenance

Custom-made furniture is usually made up of high-quality wood. Hence, it carries a significant risk of damage due to poor usage and low maintenance. Custom-made furniture should be well taken care of regularly.

What types of damages are we talking about?

      • Wood is vulnerable to water. Moisture can soak into the wood to swell it up.
      • Heat is another factor that can damage your custom-made furniture. Excess heat can expand the wood and cause it to crack.
      • UV rays from the sunlight can cause your custom-made furniture to change colors.

Maintaining your custom-made furniture can cost you more than a dime, for sure. Customized furniture is a long-term investment, after all. Not every artisan can restore your custom-made furniture to its gone glory. Hence, it is wise to request maintenance from the same company you acquired your furniture from.

What Do You Think of Purchasing Furniture from a Department Store Vs. a Furniture Store?

Department Store or Furniture Store

The attire you wear is an expression of your style and personality. And so is the furniture you place in your living room or bedroom. When you go furniture shopping, you have two options. It’s either to visit a department store or a furniture store.

This article will give you reasons why you should choose the latter.

What is a Department Store?

The large retail stores where different household /lifestyle items are sold are department stores. They are called ‘department’ stores because they sell items in various departments within the same building.

There are separate departments for handbags, kitchen appliances, kids’ wear, women’s apparel, etc.

Some famous department store brands can have their own line of products as well. Examples include the likes of Macy’s, Kohl’s, John Lewis, Zalando, and Otto.

Depending on the brands, they may or may not have a section for furniture. Department stores are popular for a reason. To summarize the reason for their popularity in one word, it’s – convenience. Why go somewhere else if you can get everything in one place?

Isn’t it? Not really.

When buying furniture, you are better off visiting a furniture store than a regular department store.

Here’s why:

Disadvantages of Buying Furniture from a Department Store

Department stores prevent you from hopping from one shop to another. But they do not offer unique, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Even though they sell an impressive range of products, they provide limited variety if you niche down to the furniture.

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1. Lackluster Customer Service

Step foot into a department store in Denver, and you’ll find a large number of employees serving customers in different categories.

Due to a massive selection of product categories, it’s impossible to provide a personal touch in customer service. The retail industry, in general, has a high employee turnover at 60% in the United States.

There are various reasons behind it, including:

      • Little to no promotion opportunities
      • General disconnect with the vision of the department store brand
      • Peripatetic nature of the job; most employees view it as a temp job
      • Poor onboarding and longer shifts
      • Low pay (the average salary of a retail sales associate is $13.85 per hour in the US) to cut the cost of operations

All these factors contribute to lackluster customer service and a lack of motivation. The staff does not have the expertise to help you pick the right furniture piece that will suit your style.

2. Insufficient Variety

While department stores sell several product categories, you have limited options if you pick one type, i.e., furniture. People who want a unique furniture collection won’t find it in a department store.

A one-stop solution is not what they desire. They prefer hand-picked home furnishings that have a history behind them. Such variety is impossible to find in a department store. They feature mass-produced home furnishings.

Benefits of Buying from a Furniture Store

Most people aren’t hunting for home furnishings and lifestyle/household items on a single shopping trip. It makes sense to schedule a dedicated furniture store visit to find a piece you will cherish for years to come.

The advantages of purchasing from a furniture store as opposed to a department store are:

1. Personalized Customer Service

Unlike a department store, furniture store employees care about your personal preferences. They give you undivided attention.

Since a furniture store offers a single category of products, employees here have the chance to gain expertise. So, knowledgeable staff can assist you better than a department store employee.

2. Unique Home Furnishings

If you buy furniture from a department store, you’ll find cookie-cutter, mass-produced pieces. But if you want distinctive furniture, visiting a store like Rare Finds Warehouse in Denver is the way to go!

You’ll find seating, furniture, and tables hand-picked from Asia, North America, and Africa.

At Rare Finds Warehouse, you can buy:

      • vintage furniture
      • antique furniture
      • architectural salvage
      • one-of-a-kind items sources from Egypt, India, Thailand, and the United States.

There is no dearth of variety at Rare Finds Warehouse!

3. Customized Furniture Pieces

Imagine being a restaurant owner. For any restaurant (or bar), the ambiance is everything. The kind of furniture you select decides the vibe of the space. If you pick cookie-cutter furniture, your restaurant won’t set itself apart from competitors.

Thus, it would help if you had custom-built dinner tables, chairs, and other seating. Rare Finds Warehouse offers custom-built furniture. You can select the height of the tables, base, top, feature iron, wood, or steel as per your preference.

Moreover, trained professionals will help you make the right decision. Professionals at a department store can offer general guidance. But they cannot answer specific questions that need an in-depth understanding of design.

Key Takeaways

Here’s why you should pick a furniture store over a department store:

      • Get reclaimed home furnishings
      • Buy unique pieces that aren’t mass-produced
      • Enjoy personalized customer service
      • Get custom-build furniture tailored to your preferences

New Arrivals!

New Shipments Coming In Regularly – Come in to see new furniture inventory

We’ve had a lot of new arrivals this month, make sure to stop by and see all the latest treasures. Here are some photos of our showroom, make sure to come on down!
While we don’t have all of these new items available on the website yet, if you see something here you like, call us at 303.990.9311 and we’ll help! Stop in and you’ll discover our unique and one-of-a-kind items which make Rare Finds Warehouse the best Furniture Store in Denver.

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Denver’s Best Furniture Store – Vote for us!

Denver’s Best Furniture Store – Vote for us!
It’s time to vote everyday till March 20th for Rare Finds Warehouse – Best Furniture Store

VOTE FOR US IN 5280:
5280 Top of the Town – Ends March 20
Vote for Best Furniture Store:
Find this category: Home Accessories/Furniture

Rare Finds Warehouse is proud to have been voted by you as Denver’s best furniture store. Now with two locations to serve you – come shop our inventory of unique furniture, including reclaimed, repurposed, industrial and home decor from all around the world. We travel the world looking for treasures you won’t find anywhere else. We specialize in “one-of-a-kind furniture” and “some-of-a-kind furniture” and work with local artisans and custom builds. If you’re looking for a custom dining room table, we have many options to choose from. Come see what you will uncover when you discover Rare Finds.

Highlands Ranch Furniture Store is Now Open!

NOW OPEN IN HIGHLANDS RANCH

Check out our new second location in Highlands Ranch at Quebec & C-470.
Find us just south of Denver at:

Rare Finds Warehouse
8575 S Quebec St
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

To celebrate our second store, we’re having a Grand Opening Celebration, please join us on Friday October 11, 2019 from 10am-8pm – we’re staying open late to 8pm so come on down anytime for grand opening specials, refreshments, Prizes, and Happy Hour & Live Music from The Rub from 5-8pm.

Learn more about our Highlands Ranch Furniture Store Grand Opening:

Highlands Ranch Furniture Store is now Open - Join us for our Grand Opening Adventure on October 11, 2019

Labor Day Furniture Sale 2019

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Denver Furniture Store Labor Day Sale 2019

Stop by Denver’s Best Furniture Store, Rare Finds Warehouse, for our Labor Day Sale from Friday, Aug 30th to Sunday, September 8th to get 20% Off Storewide, and 50% Off selected items!

We have the best selection of furniture and home decor in Denver. We feature unique furniture pieces that are both functional and stylish. Find rustic furniture and accents as well as industrial and antique items. We specialize in gorgeous one-of-a-kind custom tables, check out what we have in the showroom, or talk to us about designing a custom table for your space. We have lots of seating for your guests as well as storage items like shelving, TV entertainment consoles, chest of drawers, nightstands,  to keep your home organized and tidy. Many of our items are one-of-a-kind, so make sure to stop by during out sale to discover your special find for your home!

5280 Talk of the Town 2019

Top of the Town Sponsor
Rare Finds Warehouse is sponsoring the
5280 Talk of the Town 2019 event!

Join us on July 25th from 7-10p.m.

Buy Tickets

We hope to see you there! Here are the rest of the sponsors of the event:

 

4th of July Furniture Store Sale

Best Furniture Store Sale

BIG 4TH OF JULY SALE
at Denver’s Best Furniture Store!
20%-50% STOREWIDE

MON, JULY 1ST – SUN, JULY 7th
ENJOY! WE WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4th

Stop by Denver’s Best Furniture Store this week for our 4th of July Sale. Make sure you have plenty of time, as our furniture store is so big you can spend hours walking around! There is so much to see, with a wide range of styles including rustic, industrial, western, vintage and modern. We carry everything from Dining Room Tables to cool lighting, to Chairs to couches and storage furniture like dressers, trunks & chests, shelves and cabinets.

Need some extra seating for your 4th of July celebration?
Check out our huge collection of unique and conversation-worthy seating and chairs »
We also specialize in one-of-a-kind benches and unique yard art.
Our Denver craftsmen make custom tables here, so you can get the exact size and style you desire for your space. We love building custom tables out of reclaimed materials like large doors and other decorative wood pieces that we’ve collected from around the world.

Denver's Best Furniture Store Sale - Rare Finds Warehouse

Stop by Denver’s Best Furniture Store located at Monaco Pkwy and I-70, we’re on the frontage road, E. Stapleton Drive. If you live in Park Hill, Congress Park, Montclair, Mayfair, or Wash Park, just head North on Monaco Parkway and before you cross under I-70 you’ll see our store on the right. If you live north of us, check out our Google Map for the best route to get here (typically take I-70 east to Monaco St/Dahlia St/Holly St exit 277 then drive East on Stapleton S. Drive until you get to Monaco, where our warehouse is on your right. Just a head’s up, they are doing work on I-70 to check traffic conditions to see if alternative routes would be better.

Virtual Tour of Denver's Best Furniture Store

Sofa Brock Green Leather Couch

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Sea Foam Green Leather Sofa

This sofa has fun and simple elegance.  Features one large seat and back cushion with quilting to make 3 sections.  Soft leather makes it comfy.

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

Our Black Friday Sale goes on for 10 days!
Wednesday,Nov. 21st – Sunday, Dec. 2nd
OPEN daily: 10AM-6PM
(Closed Thanksgiving Day)

Stop in and enjoy 20% or 50% off everything in the store! 

Don’t worry, we don’t mind if you don’t want to go out on Black Friday and would rather eat leftovers and take it easy. We extended our Black Friday sale through Sunday, December 2nd so you can come down anytime over the long weekend or through the next week. Of course, our selection changes daily, so stop by soon and often if you’re looking for a special gift or furniture item for your home. Our Denver Furniture Store specializes in Rustic furniture and industrial furniture, plus lots of unique lighting, wall art and decor, and so much more.

October Furniture Store Sale

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Denver Furniture Store Sale in October

Join us for our Spooktacular Furniture Store Sale Thursday, October 25th-Sunday, November 4th, 2018. We’ll have SCARY GOOD DEALS with many pieces at 50% off! If you’re looking for some cool Halloween decor, we have lots of rustic and reclaimed one-of-a-kind pieces that will look great in your space and can be used year round. With everything from wooden “witch” bowls to cool atmospheric lighting and chests, you’re sure to find something perfect for your home. We’ve been voted Best Furniture Store in Denver for the past five years by 5280, A-List and others. We’re sure you’ll find a treasure for your home every time you visit. Our inventory changes daily, and one-of-a-kind items go fast, so visit us often to see the wonderful ever-changing array of furniture, storage, lighting options and decor for your Colorado home.

Below is a small selection of some of the unique items we carry in our furniture store:

8629 Uncompahgre Hanging Light Denver Furniture Store

8629 Uncompahgre Hanging Light

Silver Metal Round Mirror Denver Furniture Store

Silver Metal Round Mirror

 

Amarion 5' Wall Clock Denver Furniture Store

Amarion 5′ Wall Clock

Layered Rustic Chandeliers

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Furniture Stores – Denver Metro Area

Denver Furniture Store - Rare Finds Warehouse

Furniture Stores - Denver Metro Area - Rare Finds Warehouse

 

Looking for Furniture Stores in the Denver Metro area? Denver’s Best Furniture Store, Rare Finds Warehouse, is located right off of I-70 at Monaco, just 10 minutes from downtown Denver. To get here, from either East or West on I-70, take Exit 277 (Dahlia/Holly/Monaco). We’re on the SE corner of Monaco and E. Stapleton Dr South (which is one way going east). We have a large free parking lot with plenty of spots. You can also come North on Monaco from Park Hill, Lowry, Stapleton, or the Congress Park neighborhoods.

Our huge furniture warehouse has been voted Denver’s Best Furniture Store every year since we opened 5 years ago. Thank you to all of our customers for your support, your votes really help our locally-owned business! We love bringing you the most beautiful, unique, rustic, industrial, modern and reclaimed furniture and decor for your home.

Take a virtual tour of our Denver Metro Area Furniture Store:

Keep in mind, it looks different everyday, so stop by for your own tour!
If you see something you like, stop by and ask us about it, and we’ll see if we still have it or if we have other similar items. We specialize in one-of-a-kind items, that are often built out of reclaimed materials, so each piece is like a work of art, and is not mass produced. We also have gorgeous lighting options including chandeliers, sconces, lamps, floor lamps, and unique lighting. Stop by and check out our Living Room Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, Cabinets, Shelves, and Hutches.
Below is a sampling of the type of furniture we have to offer, make sure to stop by often as our inventory changes daily and we almost never have anything for long:

Denver’s Best Furniture Store

Denver's Best Furniture Store

Voted Denver’s Best Furniture Store Since 2014

We’ve been voted Denver’s Best Furniture Store over and over again since 2014. Thank you to all of our customers for your support, your votes really help our locally-owned business!
Check out all of our Denver’s Best Furniture Store Awards below:
Voted Denver's Best Furniture Store - Rare Finds Warehouse - Furniture Stores Denver