Contemporary Home Design

Contemporary Home Design

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Simple Home Design

Simple Home Design

Having a home with the design that we truly want is something that would really make us feel good. Although most houses built these days have general designs, it would be better if we could come up with our own design to give our homes a more personalized touch. More >>>

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Eco-Friendly House Design Ideas

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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Planning for Winter: Caring for Patio Furniture

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to begin preparing your outdoor furnishings for the off-season. Begin by cleaning your furniture to remove dust and other debris, such as leaves under the base of the table, and remove the cushions. If the cushions are damaged, order Brown Jordan replacement cushions before spring for a fresh, comfortable seating option next summer.

Store undamaged cushions in a cool, dry place that is dust-free, and cover wicker furniture with a water-proof drop cloth. You can also store your wicker furnishings in a shed or another space that is dry and dust-free for easy setup the following spring. Cover the furniture with a canvas drop cloth while it is in storage for an extra layer of protection. A drop cloth is especially helpful when storing wicker in the shed or garage, says Wicker Paradise, as the cloth prevents dust from settling in the hard-to-reach areas between the woven strands of the furniture.

If you have wicker replacement cushions, consider storing them in a climate-controlled space until spring. Make sure the cushions are completely dry before storing them, and wash the cushion covers if they are dusty or stained. Washing before storage is a simple way to prevent mildew and other damage while the cushions are in storage. With a few basic steps, your patio furniture is easy to take out of storage for use when summer arrives.

Planning for Winter: Caring for Patio Furniture

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to begin preparing your outdoor furnishings for the off-season. Begin by cleaning your furniture to remove dust and other debris, such as leaves under the base of the table, and remove the cushions. If the cushions are damaged, order Brown Jordan replacement cushions before spring for a fresh, comfortable seating option next summer.

Store undamaged cushions in a cool, dry place that is dust-free, and cover wicker furniture with a water-proof drop cloth. You can also store your wicker furnishings in a shed or another space that is dry and dust-free for easy setup the following spring. Cover the furniture with a canvas drop cloth while it is in storage for an extra layer of protection. A drop cloth is especially helpful when storing wicker in the shed or garage, says Wicker Paradise, as the cloth prevents dust from settling in the hard-to-reach areas between the woven strands of the furniture.

If you have wicker replacement cushions, consider storing them in a climate-controlled space until spring. Make sure the cushions are completely dry before storing them, and wash the cushion covers if they are dusty or stained. Washing before storage is a simple way to prevent mildew and other damage while the cushions are in storage. With a few basic steps, your patio furniture is easy to take out of storage for use when summer arrives.

Tips to Clean Up an Old Couch

If you use your couch a lot, it can get in pretty rough shape as it gets older. It can get stains on it, and the cushions can look really dingy after a few years, especially if you have a lighter-colored couch. Here are some tips from The Foam Factory to clean up an old couch.

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First off, you need to factor in what type of couch you have. Cleanup is different depending on whether you have a fabric couch, upholstered couch or leather couch.

With fabric and upholstered couches, you can actually steam clean the sofa cushions. You first need to brush off or vacuum off any dirt and debris. Then you need to find the right detergent for the kind of cushion you have and use a steam cleaning machine to clean it.

One thing you have to keep in mind when steam cleaning your couch is the cushion foam. If you get the cushions too wet while steam cleaning, it can seep into the foam and cause mildew or mold to form. After steam cleaning your couch, run a fan pointed at it for several hours afterward to dry it out.

If you have a leather couch, you typically can clean it off using a damp cloth or a cloth with a leather cleaning product.

Cleaning your old couch isn’t that hard to do, you just need to be sure of what kind of couch you have and be sure not to let any moisture seep into a foam cushion.