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If you want to create a space in your home for entertaining, bar can be the ideal solution. While selecting bar consider the style, comfort, size and ease of use, then search for the perfect bar. Your bar should be not only fashionable, but also functional. Today we will talk about furniture manufacturers who create traditionally styled bars from high quality wood with rich details.

Pulaski Furniture
Bars by Pulaski Furniture are equipped with a roomy counter tops, pull out cutting surfaces, lots of drawers, and multiple storage features including wine bottle and glass storage. Bars by Pulaski Furniture are always a stunning choice with rich detailing, antique brass finished hardware, and multi-arched frames.

AICO Furniture
The craftsmanship in superbly designed bars from AICO Furniture is clearly stated with the laminated marble tops, beautifully quartered veneer front panels, carved pilasters and handsome brass plated foot rails. Each bar features an inset stone pullout cutting surface, utility drawers, wine glass storage racks, wine bottle racks and a lockable doors concealing an adjustable shelf. Bars by AICO Furniture are the perfect choice for entertaining friends in your home with great style.

Hooker Furniture
Hooker Furniture Bars usually have large scaled shape with lots of motion for a distinctive transitional look. Bars feature polyurethane tops, open storage compartments, pullout work surfaces with granite tops, many drawers, removable wine bottle racks (racks can be flipped to serve as shelves), center storage compartments with overhead glass racks and one adjustable shelves.

Howard Miller
Bars by Howard Miller will grace your entertaining area with the supreme ambience of classic taste. Bars feature Marble tops with ample storage at the rear including slide-out trays, drawers, doors, open bottle shelving, hanging glass storage, wine storage racks and an ice bowls.

The perfect bar will provide you with an area to enjoy your favorite drink or entertain friends. Home bars will suite perfectly in your family room, game room or even in the kitchen.

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Nothing completes a house quite like a fully-furnished game room. It’s a place where the family and friends can get together and either play or watch games. A game room is a fun room to design as you can be free to be creative with your ideas. First item needed while creating an ultimate game room is a game table. Take measurements of the room; decide what size table you can actually fit, and start shopping for the game table!

Hillsdale Furniture
is a specialist when it comes to specific categories like bar and counter stools, casual dining and game room sets. Game Chairs by Hillsdale Furniture usually feature light or medium brown, cherry, black or oak finishes, leather or micro fiber seat cushions and combine comfort with casual living and functionality. Multi function game tables offer a dining surface on one side a leather topped game surface on the other as well as storage and checker and backgammon game surfaces underneath the top. Composed of solid woods, climate controlled wood composites and veneers, game sets by Hillsdale Furniture can find a home in your game room, den or kitchen.

Steve Silver Furniture
is one of country’s premier suppliers of dining sets and occasional furniture. Steve Silver Game Sets’ features include highly detailed woodworking and intricate carvings. Chairs feature detailed craftsmanship, casters which provide mobility, comfortable padded seats and backs that have decorative nail head trims and are upholstered in a durable leather that is easily cleaned. The Game table top includes poker chip and drink holders with an upholstered top for playing the ultimate games. Game Sets by Steve Silver will make a lovely addition to your home bar, billiards room or game room.

Coaster Furniture
With a multipurpose and fun designs, game table and chair sets by Coaster Furniture will make a great addition to your home. Relaxed style is demonstrated with delicate curves and charming carved details. The finished table top allows you to enjoy a casual meal or sip on your morning cup of coffee. Flip the top around and you will find a 42 inch dark green felt lined card table with cup holders and chip trays. If poker isn’t your game, the table transforms into bumper pool table and includes pool sticks and balls! The coordinating game chairs provide comfort with cushioned upholstered seats and seat backs and delicate curved wooden arms.

 

Hooker Furniture
When purchasing Hooker Furniture products, you can have peace of mind that you’re choosing furnishings of enduring quality. Any game set by Hooker Furniture will bring the sophistication of a chic Manhattan neighborhood straight to your home. Constructed of hardwood solids and cherry veneers with a rich finish any poker table by Hooker Furniture also doubles as a dining table, featuring a convenient reversible top with poker felt on one side and a wood surface on the other. Perfect for a small living space, poker table set will bring class to your weekly game night.

Howard Miller Furniture
Game tables by Howard Miller are available in a unique hexagonal shape or more regular round shape. Both tables can change the dining surface into a gaming surface, ready for a game of poker. They also can accommodate up to 6 people and feature six full-extension drawers, to hold beverages and snacks. Below tabletops you can find additional storage for your accessories, like the set of 500 high quality poker chips and two decks of playing cards that come with this amazing table. Game Sets by Howard Miller will be perfect for your gaming nights.

Bring family and friends together for an evening of fun and enjoyment with a home game room.

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There are many good reasons why adding a loft bed would be advantageous to the kid’s bedroom or a dorm room. A loft bed is a bunk bed without the bottom bunk and with open space underneath. The area under bed is open for a number of design possibilities, depending on the bedroom needs. With all toys, arts and crafts in kid’s room, it’s always good to find a piece of furniture that takes advantage of the space allowed in an efficient manner. The loft bed gives you more space underneath where you can put a desk to study, put a sofa to create a reading corner, or use it as storage space. Loft beds are the perfect space creator, which makes it especially popular in small rooms.

Computer Desk. One of the most popular loft bed designs is one that incorporates a computer desk. The space beneath a “top” bunk is perfect for housing the computers that are so much a part of life for today’s teens. Loft bed with desk is great for kids who are sharing the space in a dorm or with a sibling. This way the additional space can be used for storing personal things.

 Storage. The most common loft bed designs incorporate a chest, bookshelves or dresser beneath the upper bunk to maximize storage capacity. Loft bed can help you clear out clutter, as it gives you more room to put everything else.

Sitting Space. Placing a nice chair underneath the upper bank bed will give your child a comfortable place to relax and read a book. Some loft beds are designed to fit even a TV along with the chair to create an ultimate playroom.

When shopping for loft bed, the first thing you need to consider is the child’s age. This will help you decide what kind of design of loft beds for kids you should be looking for. If your child is in pre-teens, then you can consider loft bed idea which has a suitable theme, and comes with a play area. There are castle, pirate ship and fire station themes, princess houses and much more. If you want to make loft bed to last a long time, then go for wooden loft beds for kids. However, if you want a more economic and light looking design of loft bed, then consider going for metal framed beds.

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Psychologists highly recommend changing the furniture every once in a while in order to brighten up and refresh the atmosphere we create in our home.  If you are planning to refurnish your home and update it with the current style, you should know current trends in furniture industry. When it comes to furniture, the trend doesn’t change as often like in the way clothes or jewels changes. Below is a selection of the main furniture trends for 2011

Eco-Friendly Furniture
Furniture manufacturers are producing more and more environmentally friendly furniture by using reusable materials in their designs. Furniture made from recycled or reclaimed woods has an exotic and unique appeal and brings the green vision to your home. If you are buying new furniture, look for wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). That’s an assurance that it came from forestry operations that meet strong environmental, social, and economic performance standards. Bamboo is considered one of the greenest materials because it’s fast growing and doesn’t require pesticides. Other eco-friendly options include metal and glass.

Metal and Glass
Metallic finishes have been popular for a few years as well as this year. Gold and copper along with silver are not just used on casegoods, but also in textiles as well as rugs. Metal is used for chairs, tables, lamp bases as well as screens and other accessories. Glass can be found in all its different furniture pieces from antique and vintage looks to modern or retro. Coffee tables have taken a turn for the modern and can be found in one sheet of 12mm thick glass moulded to create numerous cool and contemporary designs.

Mirrored Furniture
Mirrored furniture is becoming increasingly popular this year. Mirrored furniture can give a most elegant, sophisticated, and exquisite look to the home. It brightens the look of your home with beautiful, delicate and intricate detail. One of the advantages of mirrored furniture is that the mirror itself has the ability to brighten up a home and make it look bigger than it really is. The reflection that the mirror gives is what adds the illusion that there is extra space in a room.

Functional Furniture
Besides being beautiful, furniture pieces are also appealing due to their functional quality. In the last few years, as people have become increasingly reliant on high tech gadgetry, manufacturers have begun making furniture that addresses those needs. Many entertainment centers designed with docking stations, many bedroom pieces have pull-out shelves, outlets and USB ports for charging laptops, iPods and phones. Many beds designs feature storage drawers which are very useful to store toys, books, clothes or anything that clutters up rooms.

Retro Style Furniture
The styles that echo the past decades are still on the top of furniture design trends. Therefore retro just can’t be neglected as one of the most popular trends. Retro furniture still looks fantastic in a modern home.

No matter what look and feel you want to create within your home there is something on offer these days to suit everyone and anything.

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Growing, changing, innovating. Those are the qualities that have distinguished Broyhill as America’s favorite furniture maker. Broyhill is one of the oldest and best known American brands since 1905. For more than a century, the name Broyhill has been associated with fine-quality furniture. Broyhill has achieved this success through a commitment to superior craftsmanship, product innovation and investment in the best people in the industry.

Today, Broyhill is part of Furniture Brands International, the world’s largest manufacturer of residential furniture and the parent company of Lane®, Thomasville®, Henredon®, Drexel Heritage® and Maitland-Smith®. Broyhill’s extensive product line includes bedroom, dining room, occasional tables, wall systems home entertainment, home office and numerous upholstered furniture categories.

Today we will talk about Perspectives Collection by Broyhill Furniture – one of the best selling lines in furniture industry in 2010. Perspectives is a contemporary, Asian inspired collection distinguished by a graphite finish, metal and ceramic hardware and fretwork details.

Perspectives Bedroom has 3 bed choices. Leather Storage Bed has innovative features like the Leather Storage Headboard and Underbed Storage Unit that provide space for books, linens, extra blankets and anything else you like to keep close by. Lattice Bed is available with panel or low profile footboard. Lattice detail on the modern headboard looks great with a variety of bedding and will add instant freshness and appeal to your slumber space. Perspectives Door Night Stand features felt-lined drawer, touch dimmer, 2 doors with adjustable shelf and full extension drawer guides that give you more storage depth and ensure smooth gliding. Dresser has 9 apothecary-style drawers, sliding jewelry tray in top left drawer, felt-lined top drawers and cedar-lined bottom drawers.

Invite style into your home and enjoy entertaining with gorgeous contemporary Dining Room from Perspectives. Innovative Storage dining Table features two sliding top panels that open to reveal felt-lined storage compartments. The China Hutch offers vertical stemware storage with a hidden compartment located between the two glass doors. Make your dining room or kitchen the envy of your neighbors with uniquely scaled counter height table. Architectural details and gorgeous pedestal work give it bold, modern feel. To complete the look, add the optional Perspectives counter table storage unit, which has two adjustable shelves and fits seamlessly into the table, creating the illusion of a connected piece. Leather Upholstered and Lattice Back chairs or counter height stools will add contemporary class to any dining room. They feature soft upholstery and sleek, modern design. Display your treasures in their best light with contemporary curio china cabinet that has customizable storage and a beautiful cherry wood grain finish.

Relax in comfort and style with Broyhill Perspectives Living Room furniture. Spend less time untangling wires and more time enjoying your newest DVD with contemporary media center. Create a visual masterpiece of books, artwork and anything else you can think to display and store in sleek, contemporary room divider. The base includes 3 pass-through drawers so you can access your items from either side while the deck contains 2 adjustable glass shelves and 3 pass-through shelves for added convenience and storage. Let your living room reflect your unique style with customizable upholstered living room pieces.

Think Perspectives and get casual style and comfort you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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Unless you are truly passionate about modern furniture with glass and metal conFurniturestruction, at least one time in your life you asked yourself why this wooden piece of furniture is more expensive than the similar one next to it. In this article we will explore the major types of wood, and how you should consider them while buying your furniture.

Mahogany? Maple? Oak? Birch? Pine? Or?

There are many types of wood. They vary in softness and hardness, flexibility, and even what pattern the grain of the wood makes. There is one main difference between hard and soft wood. Trees that generate soft wood are evergreens and have needles that remain year round (pine, spruce, redwood, or cedar). Hardwood comes from leaf trees that loose their leaves annually (birch, maple, cherry, oak, ash, walnut, or mahogany). Hardwoods usually offer greater strength and stability. Softwoods are used for intricately carved pieces.

Bedroom
• For bedroom furniture cherry and mahogany are the best choices. They usually feature nice finish and very durable. Cheaper woods for the bedroom include beech and pine. They are inexpensive and work great in children’s rooms. Recently aromatic cedar is used for drawer construction what helps to repels moths and leaves behind a fresh smell. You should remember, however, that cedar is a soft wood so for durable drawers, hardwood construction is the best.

Kitchen
• Maple and pine are for the kitchen furniture. Pine can be easily re-painted and stained in the future. Maple is sturdy and attractive but can be costly to use. However, it can handle a lot of weight and will last much longer.

Take care of your furniture:
• Read the manufacturer’s care directions for wood furniture carefully and keep them for future reference
• Wax or polish your hardwood furniture occasionally.
• Keep humidity at 25 to 35 percent.
• Don’t expose hardwood furniture to continuous direct sunlight.
• Don’t place hardwood furniture directly in front of heater or fireplaces.
• Keep table leaves as close as possible to the table, so that they will adjust to the same humidity level.
• Clean hardwood surfaces with a mild non-alkaline soap and water. Dry immediately with a soft cloth.

Overall
Furniture made of solid wood will give you the most use, as it is more durable and sturdy. The top woods to consider while buying the furniture go in this order: mahogany, cherry, oak, maple, beech and pine. Mahogany – most durable, but is also expensive. Pine and beech woods are cheaper, they still make excellent furniture. Hardwood is overall a good investment because it will last a long time and will add charm and distinction to your home. Veneer; however is a good alternative for pieces that don’t get much use.

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When it comes to interior decorating and design, your choice in styles of light fixtures plays a very important role. You can make your room look brighter by adding fixtures in plenty or you can make it more warm and cozy with the help of softer lighting. The light fixture that you choose can complement and enhance your decor, or actually work against it. It can be affixed in the ceiling, on the walls, under the cabinets and even on the floor. When you are designing your room, you should first decide how much light you would like for the room to have. You also need to realize that each room will require a different amount of lighting. Also, when you’re selecting light fixtures to add to a room in your home, you should consider the rest of the furniture or decoration in the room. For instance, if you have antique piece in a room, a light fixture that reflects the same type of style is the best.

Dining Room and Kitchen:

Use bright light in your kitchen, because it can provide optimal conditions for cooking, on the contrary use less light in the dining room to create comfortable, relaxed setting for conversation. Brighten your kitchen with pendant lights over the eating area or an island. A colored pendant light fixture can compliment your room’s decor by shining either bright white, or casting an elegant colored glow. Consider using a Pot Rack, because it doubles as a ceiling lamp and a storage area. Chandelier in your dining room will add instant drama and brilliance. Choose from a wide variety of styles, from traditional crystal and wrought iron to modern, colored glass versions.

Living Room and Foyer:

If you want to add elegance of your living space, a chandelier is the perfect accessory. For example, crystal chandeliers are spectacular, and add an inexplicable air of beauty to your living space. Also, you can brighten a busy living room with overhead recessed can lighting. A floor or table lamp will illuminate dark corners and wall sconces can accent a fireplace and other focal points. Chandeliers, also, are the timeless choice for foyer lighting. If your foyer ceiling isn’t quite high enough for a hanging fixture, consider a semi-flush mount. Semi-flush lights offer a more widespread illumination than flush lights, and are available in highly upscale styles.

Bedroom Lightning:

Bedroom light fixtures include styles such as wall spotlights and lamps, sconces, ceiling fixtures, and floor lamps. By using specific colors you can greatly enhance the overall look of your room and compliment your bedroom decor. When choosing a light fixture for the bedroom, make sure that you have adequate lighting for tasks such as reading, yet you also make sure that you have the capabilities of producing dim light for sleeping or setting a romantic environment.

Bathroom Lights:

Use overhead vanity light combined with side sconces to provide functional lighting for grooming. This combination allows right amount of light into the face and eliminates facial shadows. Wall sconces have very decorative glass covers and they provide a bright and stylish element in the walls.

You can find ideas for replacing or adding light fixtures to every room in your home at your local home improvement or furniture stores, and there are many online resources from which you can order a variety of light fixtures.

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