Showing posts from October, 2021

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Entertain for the Holidays

Have a great home to share with family and friends? Want to make your guests feel welcome, comfortable, and taken care of from the moment they enter your front door? Then start planning now for holiday entertaining! Getting your house ready is an exciting process. It can also be overwhelming if you don’t have a plan. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started: 1) Be honest about what you can commit to It’s easy to say “Sure, I’ll host Thanksgiving dinner with no problem!” but that doesn’t always pan out in reality. Maybe it will work this year, but as life goes on there may come a time when it just won’t fit into your schedule anymore. And that’s okay! Also, coordinate with other friends and family about what they can bring to the party to lighten your load. 2) Think about your guests It’s all well and good to get excited about hosting the holiday get-togethers, but don’t forget that it’s not just about you! You want your guests to be comfortable and enjoy themselves while they

8 Tips to Properly Care for Solid Wood Furniture

Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant increase in demand for solid wood furniture. People are looking for quality and longevity and are willing to pay for it. A solid wood piece can last generations if properly cared for. Note these are tips on how to properly care for your solid wood pieces: 1. Clean with warm water and a mild detergent. Keep dust and grime off your furniture by giving it a good clean every few months. You can use a mild dish detergent and a non-abrasive cloth to give your piece a wipe down. Don’t scrub too hard as you don’t want to scratch the furniture! 2. Be careful what polish you use. People often use polishes to make their pieces shine, but the polish you are using may be ruining your furniture. Many polishes contain wax or silicone that can react with your topcoat causing discoloration or it can leave a build-up making your piece look grimy over time. We suggest using polishes that are free of waxes or silicones, the supplier should note this on