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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Amish Dining Room Furniture - Traditions and Gatherings

By Leon Tuberman


The dining room is one of the rooms where the Amish pay particular attention. It is one of the places where the entire family can gather and it is considered to be a place to treasure where memories, conversation and good food are the order of the day. These families consist of a core grouping of parents and children sometimes between 7 and 10 of them plus older family members such as widowed family and grandparents. This means that the dining room furniture needs to be built to last.

As a result the Amish go through a painstaking traditional process in order to be able to create both high quality and lasting furniture for themselves and for those that have an appreciation for fine hand crafted furniture. These heirloom quality pieces reflect the very nature of the Amish community in their utility, quality and simplicity.

The pieces are made from the finest wood, and craftsmanship. It is an essential room and the pieces are picked out and decided on often time's months in advance of the wedding. This is one of the core pieces of furniture that are essential in the home. Dinning room tables are not just used for the family at meal times but also for church functions, and holidays that involve community participation.

Thanks to a growing awareness of the need for family which many in modern society have lost over the past several generations there has been a movement to return to gathering at meal times despite hectic and busy schedules.

As a result, individuals are taking pride and notice in picking out quality dining room furniture that is going to provide them with a warm and comfortable place to gather for meals while providing them the close atmosphere they are looking to return to and provide them with enough space to entertain.

Thanks to this growing interest the number of furniture shops in the Amish community have started to grow and since Amish furniture is usually made to order there are a number of different elements that you can choose from when picking out your own dining room set. For example, you can decide usually from a listing of what the shop provides the size, style, shape, even wood and finish that is used on your furniture.

You will find these types of custom orders either by going to the Amish community and purchasing directly or looking into middlemen which are partnered with the Amish in order to sell to outside communities. Styles include Windsor, Queen Anne, Shaker, French Country, Hoosier, Mission and a host of other styles including contemporary. Woods include oak, cherry, maple, pine and walnut. In addition because the furniture is custom made you can choose the types of supports and the shape of the top so you can have a pedestal support, or four legs or trestle. For tops you can choose round, oval, octagonal, even square or leaf styles which include stow leaf, separate center leaves or side drop styles.

Since 1945 The Barn has offered fine handmade furniture made from solid oak, maple, mahogany and cherry in various style such as Mission, Arts & Crafts, Shaker and Traditional. We also specialize in fine Amish furniture that's built using the old world craftsmanship and bound to last for generations.

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American Furniture Standards

By Stefan Wille


Standards are publications that establish accepted practices, technical requirements and terminologies for diverse fields of human endeavour. Standards serve three main purposes:

- To protect consumers by enhancing product transparency
- To benefit the safety and health of the public
- To facilitate domestic and international trade

In regards to furniture, most standards concern safety and health issues. Furniture – by its very nature - is not associated with great risks. Nevertheless, certain products have been deemed sufficiently dangerous by regulators to require the imposition of appropriate safety standards.

This applies predominantly to (i) baby and children furniture, (ii) mattresses and upholstered furniture in regards to flammability, and (iii) furniture used in “high risk occupancies”, such as detention and correctional facilities, hospitals, mental institutions, school dormitories etc.
Standards are developed and written by Standard Setting Institutions which can be governmental or private sector entities. Regulated or Mandatory Standards are either issued by federal, state, or local governments and defined in laws and regulations, or they are issued by private institutions but referenced in laws or regulations. As a rule, regulated standards apply to the entire supply chain, including manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and other producers/sellers of the product in question.

Voluntary Standards are usually developed by trade associations and other private institutions. Trade associations often require that their members adhere to their standards. Sometimes state and local governments also develop voluntary standards or guidelines. In spite of their non-binding nature, the observance to voluntary standards may offer some legal backing in the case of litigations.

Standards are written either as Performance Standards or as Design or Construction Standards. The first mentioned kind of standards describes the desired performance of a product. They are flexible and provide industry with much scope to innovate. Design or construction standards give clear directions to producers about the construction of the product, thereby enhancing the certainty of the outcome. However, design standards may be intrusive, cumbersome and frequently lagging behind technological change.

For a product to meet a certain standard, it may have to pass some prescribed testing procedures or calibration, usually done in a laboratory. The testing may be performed by the manufacturers of the products themselves. However, in many cases it may have to be done by an independent - and in some cases an accredited laboratory. In order to publicly demonstrate that a product meets a standard, it may also have to be certified by a recognized certification agency. Conformance certification is usually carried out by the standard-setting institutions, or a testing lab. There are over 100 private organizations and over 60 federal programs in the United States performing certification, testing and accreditation services.

The National Institute for Standards and Technology - NIST (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce), is the principal American government office in charge of standards. NIST (formerly National Bureau of Standards) does not develop standards on its own. However, it acts as a facilitator and coordinator to the American standard development process and it seeks to harmonize regulatory and voluntary standard requirements. Furthermore, through its National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, NIST is one of the largest accreditation agencies for testing labs in the United States.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC is a governmental regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public from hazards associated with approximately 15,000 types of consumer products - so-called “Regulated Products” - that may pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical risk or can injure children. Established by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Act, CPSC administers (i) the Flammable Fabrics Act; (ii) the Federal Hazardous Substances Act; (iii) the Poison Prevention Packaging Act; and (iv) the Refrigerator Safety Act. The Commission has the power to issue voluntary or mandatory consumer product safety standards.

Every manufacturer of a product that is subject to a consumer product safety standard of the Consumer Product Safety Commission must issue a certificate that shall accompany the product and be furnished to any distributor or retailer of the product. Furthermore, CSPC may require labels in a prescribed form that must be permanently marked on or affixed to certain regulated consumer products. The certificate/label must state the name of the manufacturer and the date and place of manufacture. They must also name the applicable consumer product safety standards that apply to the product and certify that the product conforms to them. The certificates shall be based on a testing program as prescribed by CSPC. Tests may be conducted by the manufacturers themselves, or an independent third-party qualified to perform such tests.

Apart from governmental standards per-se, there are a great many “quasi-standards”, such as procurement specifications developed and used by federal, state, and local purchasing authorities. The US General Services Administration (GSA) is in charge of federal procurements of furniture and other workplace essentials, including furniture used in schools and dormitories, hospitals, mental health institutions, prisons, and similar facilities. Several states reference in their procurement specifications the standards issued by the US General Services Administration.

Each American State has its own laws, regulations and standards that are administered by different agencies, interpreted differently and enforced with varying degree of consistency. The time and expense involved in dealing with states on an individual basis has become an irritant for manufacturers of consumer products, above all for bedding and furniture producers. This problem is being addressed by the International Association of Bedding and Furniture Law Officials - IABFLO IABFLO is made up of state officials who are responsible for the enforcement of consumer oriented bedding and furniture laws in their respective states. The association actively promotes uniformity in laws, terminology, test methods, and enforcement procedures within the various state programs, in particular as they refer to the labelling of stuffed articles including mattresses and upholstered furniture.

California is known to set the most stringent standards among all American states. The so called Technical Bulletins (TB) of the California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation regulate fire safety of mattresses and upholstered furniture. Several other jurisdictions adopted the California TBs and reference them in their own laws. Manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers of residential furniture and bedding who adhere to the California TBs can reasonably assume that they are also within the law elsewhere in the USA. However, this does not necessarily apply to non-residential furniture. Several states and jurisdictions outside California (cities, fire districts) have their own different laws for public occupancy furniture, seating and bedding.
Building and fire departments of several states and municipalities are also issuing a multitude of codes. Specifically, they may dictate the kind of furniture which is allowed in public and commercial buildings. Examples include standards set by the Boston Fire Department or the New York – New Jersey Port Authority. In most instances, procurement and specifications agencies and building and fire departments do not develop their own standards. Instead, they issue regulations referencing other established standards.

In addition to governmental standards, specifications, and codes, there are literally hundreds of private standard-writing institutions in the United States - usually trade, professional and technical organizations. Most of them are small and confine themselves to a narrow field.
Contrary to the United States, there are much fewer standard-setting institutions in Europe.
The American National Standards Institute - ANSI is a private institution and serves as an umbrella association and coordinator of voluntary standard activities in the United States. ANSI does not write standards on its own, but it approves standards from its members as American National Standards. It thereby brings a certain degree of uniformity and cohesion into the American standards system.

The principal non-governmental standards institutions in the United States, with some relevance to furniture are (in alphabetical order):
* American Society for Testing and Materials - ASTM produces the largest number of non-governmental, voluntary standards in the United States.
* BIFMA International for office and institutional furniture
* ISPA for mattresses
* National Fire Protection Association - NFPA produces the National Electrical Code,
* Upholstered Furniture Action Council - UFAC for upholstered furniture
* Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association - KCMA develops and certifies kitchen cabinet standards. It also administers an accreditation program for laboratories that test kitchen cabinets
* Underwriters Laboratories - UL is a major standards writer. It also operates non-profit testing laboratories whose mission is to investigate mainly electrical products and materials with respect to potential hazards.

American exporters of furniture may also have to consider standards issued by several international or foreign national institutions, such as:
* International Standard Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (ISO) * Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) * Centre Européen de Normalisation, Brussels, Belgium (CEN) * British Standard Institute, London, England (BS)

Stefan WilleAKTRIN Furniture Information CenterFor an up-to-date and comprehensive listing of all American Furniture Standards, click: American Furniture Standards ; http://furniture-info.com/188.htm
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Some Baby Furniture Ideas

By April Kerr


Babies can be very adorable but they can also be very expensive because naturally, you will want to have a separate baby room. Of course this baby room needs furniture and when you start shopping for furniture you will quickly realize just how many different types there are. They are not just the regular pieces of furniture that you generally buy. You need to keep few things in mind while purchasing some baby furniture. They must not be too high as the baby can fall and get hurt. The edges of the furniture should not be sharp which might injure the little ones.

Baby Crib

A baby crib is probably the most vital equipment where a baby will be spending most of its time. It will play, eat and sleep in the crib. For that reason it is very much necessary to find out the crib that is comfortable and safe at the same time. The cribs come in different shapes, colors and patterns which will lure you to a huge extent. But there are few important things that you need to keep in mind. The height of the crib needs to be adjustable and the gap between two boards has to be wide enough. There should not be any sharp corners to harm your baby on the footboard, railing or the headboard of the bed.

Mattress For Cribs
The mattress of the crib is a very important part of the baby furniture. It has to be soft enough as the babies are very tender and can get hurt if the mattress is rough. There are two types of mattress available in the market- foam mattress and coil mattress. It should fit the size of the bed perfectly and the material has to be highly absorbent to liquids. The mattress needs to be a washable one and it should not become rough after two three washes.

Other Baby Furniture
A changing table is quite important for your baby as it will be the place where you can make your baby change regularly to keep the crib clean and germs free. The quilts and bed spreads should be extremely comfortable and soft as they come into direct contact with the baby's body. A tiny rocking chair is a nice piece of furniture that the baby is going to like a lot. You can also choose one from the different types of playpens for the baby. Cradles, baby dressers and high chairs will turn out to be very useful for them.

So if you already have a baby or awaiting one but have not yet purchased any special furniture for it, then this is time to get all the essential ones to decorate the baby room in the house.
April owns website Baby Furniture Love which details of where to buy cheap baby cribs and cheap toddler beds.

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Antique Furniture

By Thomas Morva


Collecting antique furniture is considered as one of the most expensive hobbies that people can get into because of the high price tags. Given this, it is then important for antique collectors to take the necessary steps that can help them maintain and protect their investments. Among these steps, some of the most important include knowing how to clean and handle antique furniture.

However, knowing how to clean and handle antique furniture is not only limited to gaining information on the steps collectors can take to keep their furniture dirt or scratch free. This is because it also involves understanding the factors that cause damage to antique furniture and understanding how they can avoid making their antique furniture vulnerable to damage.

There are a number of risk factors that can cause damage to antique furniture, and collectors need to know about them so they can take the necessary precautions to help them avoid the damage these factors can bring to their collections. One of these includes fluctuations in relative humidity, which means that antique furniture is constantly exposed to changes in weather and temperatures.

This can be dangerous for antique furniture because the constant expansion and shrinking of antique furniture as a result of temperature changes can cause cracking and splitting. To prevent such damage, collectors can use a humidifier or they should try to maintain a constant room temperature where they place their collections.

Another factor is sunlight exposure, which can significantly alter the color of the finish of antique furniture. Collectors can prevent such damage by removing their antique furniture from places where there is direct sunlight or by using UV filters on their windows. Another factor that can cause damage to antique furniture is insect infestation, which includes termites. To remedy this problem, collectors need to get outside help, as the only effective solution to this is fumigation. Other factors include the way antiques are handled, the kind of cleaning material and chemical used and on the foreign material that may stain antique furniture such as from liquids.

Given that collecting antique furniture can be expensive. Collectors need to take the necessary steps that can help them preserve the value of their collections. However, doing so does not only involve knowing how to clean or remove scratches on antique furniture. This is because it also involves knowing and understanding the risk factors that can cause damage to antique furniture and also knowing how to prevent exposing their antique furniture to such risk factors.

Antiques provides detailed information on Antiques, Antique Collectibles, Antique Furniture, Antique Art and more. Antiques is affiliated with Traditional Table Lamps.

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Bathroom Design - A Guide To Modern Bathroom Ideas

By Penny Day


From sleek wall-hung bathroom furniture and spa baths to colour therapy lighting and sound systems, there's more choice than ever before when designing a bathroom. For this reason, it's a good idea to involve the professionals. If you're planning a bathroom from scratch, or you are going to reconfigure the plumbing and drainage of the existing room, then it's best to employ a designer as there will be structural and practical considerations, especially if you want a wet room. Specialist bathroom showrooms, such as Original Bathrooms, Ripples and CP Hart, provide designers and can organise installation too.

The DIY stores, such as B&Q and Wickes, can offer in-store planning, but advice is generally limited to the layout of basic elements, rather than providing solutions to problems. When buying for your bathroom, take along a plan of the room, with the existing fittings marked, and make sure you know the location and type of water-heating system you have, so that the shop can help you choose the most appropriate fittings.

Basins The latest basins are wide, shallow designs, sometimes even irregular in shape. These can be inserted into a slab-type work surface, wall-mounted with shelves and towel storage below, or installed as part of a basin unit. Conversely, deeper, rounder shapes set into slab worktops are also popular. Teamed with dark wood or lacquered white cabinets, shiny chrome taps and matching accessories, they can add a witty touch to an otherwise understated bathroom.

Baths Baths are usually the focal point of a bathroom, and there is a huge choice. Modern roll-top styles, often mounted in a cradle or on blocks, are designed to sit in the centre of a large room, while non-freestanding designs will need to be set into a surround finished with tiles or timber.

New materials for baths include stone, cast-stone composites and even wood. For a larger bath, check that your hot-water system has the extra capacity needed. You should think carefully before opting for a shower instead of a bath, as it may decrease the re-sale value of your property.

Furniture Modern fitted bathroom furniture is often in dark wood, such as ebony, mahogany or wenge, which contrast well with white sanitaryware and chrome or stainless-steel bathroom fittings.

Walls Where walls and flooring are concerned, there's still a strong trend for tiles, with limestone or porcelain lookalike tiles very popular. To avoid a bland look you can add bands of colour to break up plain tiles. Fully tiled walls tend to suffer from condensation unless the room is well heated. To solve the problem make sure your room has adequate ventilation; a heated towel rail and underfloor heating will also help. You can update your bathroom simply by swapping an outdated pedestal basin for a chic modern one with an integral stand.

Brassware If your bath and basin are understated, then bold, angular brassware will create several focal points. Many ranges have satin and matt finishes, sometimes in nickel, which will provide a softer look. The trend is for taps to be arched and graceful and showerheads as large as possible, especially in a wet room, to give you a good drenching. Remember that hard water causes shiny brassware to mark and dull quite badly, and be prepared to dry and buff the taps regularly. Take advice when choosing brassware, too, as products vary in suitability for high- or low-pressure water heating systems.

Wet Rooms and Steam Cabinets The most desirable types of showers around at the moment are wet rooms. If you wish to use the whole bathroom, then it has to be lined with a waterproof membrane, which usually costs at least £2,000. Do take professional advice, as there are many points to consider, from the capacity of the drainage system to the rate of water flow and recovery. You could opt for a semi-wet room, or a walk-in shower; this will be spacious but with fewer technical considerations. Semi-wet rooms still involve extensive waterproofing of part of the room, while glass panels are used to screen off the rest of the room and contain the spray.

Walk-in shower enclosures consist of a tray and side/front panels, but are without a fully closing door - the walk-in area serves as a drying-off space. The latest have frameless glass panels and recessed trays to create a wet-room look.

If a wet room is not for you, and you have the budget and the space, you could create a spa-like bathroom with a steam cabinet. Fully enclosed with a roof, these contain a steam generator and usually a seat. Chromatherapy (colour therapy) is also included in some models. If the bathroom doesn't have the space for a separate shower, look at the range of over-bath showers/steam cabinets from Jacuzzi - some models offer whirlpool bath options as well.

Ceiling-mounted shower fittings, along with body jets, are de rigueur in a wet room. If you want to install a new shower into an existing enclosure, or over the bath, consider a shower panel, such as one from Triton, which includes a fixed showerhead plus a hand-held spray and various body jets. Aqualisa offers remote-controlled showers, which can be switched on before entering the enclosure; the Grohe Wireless shower can be switched on or off from any room in the house.
You can find more information on bathroom design and bathroom design ideas at http://www.housetohome.co.uk, helping you create a look you'll love
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Pine Wood Furniture is the Most Elegant Furniture

By John Alford


Pine trees could be the most abundant tree species in the world. Using and patronizing pine wood furniture is environmentally sustainable because it does not threaten the extinction of this species. Some companies manufacturing it label themselves as "Carbon Neutral" because they support and maintain tree plantations that help absorb ozone-depleting gases.

Pines are endemic in the northern hemisphere and the tropical regions just above the equator. Nevertheless, some pine trees are found across the border of the southern hemisphere, specifically in Sumatra. Today, pine trees have become an invasive species in the southern hemisphere after massive plantations are established in the Latin America region, in Africa, and down beyond the equator until New Zealand and the Australian continent.

A pine tree could grow as tall as 80 meters (average is 15-45 meters height) and could live in thousands of years. The oldest known standing tree is the Pinus longaeva, popularly known as the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, found in Utah and eastern California. Scientist estimated that one of these trees, codename "Methuselah", is probably 4,700 years old and maybe the longest living creature in the face of the planet today.

Solid pine is high on demand because it could be used in a wide variety of furniture styles. It could be shaped in variety of forms and engraved intricately due to its fine and soft grain. Pinewood needs kiln drying to avoid warping and splitting, a normal tendency when exposed to severe temperature change. It is also a soft wood and thus vulnerable to scratches. That is why pinewood products are varnish-coated or waxed to protect its delicate surface.

Color, texture and grain of pinewood are highly diverse. It is almost impossible to find an exact match of wood color and pattern even if these are taken from two standing trees that grew side by side. As the tree gets older, the color of its wood turns deeper.

Utility and Design
Typically, furniture made of pinewood are beds, headboards, dress cabinets, drawers, kitchen cabinets, dining tables, chairs, open shelves, office desks, computer tables and other general use cabinets and shelves.

Traditional and antique-finished pinewood furniture is elegant in look but reasonable priced. Because Mexico is host of the largest diversity of the pine genus, Mexican rustic pinewood furniture is traditionally exported to the United Kingdom. This country style finished pinewood by Segusino, an established furniture brand catering to UK clients.

A technique known as "staining" is employed to create a worn look for country- style finished furniture. This is done by painting a substance to create a light, medium or dark look. Traditional designs prefer a darker shade and lesser sheen.

Care and Maintenance
To repair scratches in pine wood furniture, the surface of the damage area must be cleaned with damp cloth before removing the scratch using fine-grained sandpaper. Application of a little amount of white spirit in the periphery of the scratched surface before finally waxing to finish makes the stain blend as if there is no damage done. Buffing completes the repair procedure Solid wax prevents penetration of moisture in the pinewood. This prevents the occurrence of breaks and splitting of the nailed joints, a natural tendency in a pinewood material. Sealing in the joints with wood wax prolongs the life of the furniture.

John Alford is a furniture enthusiast and has written many furniture articles to help home and business owners to save money by avoiding costly mistakes. Learn where to get the best outdoor furniture - commercial - which is a popular website that provides advice on where to go to save money especially when looking to buy an outdoor furniture cover
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Value City Furniture

By Samantha Clark


Being one of the largest privately owned furniture retailers of the USA, the value city furniture proves to be much more than simply a renowned furniture store. The value city furniture is specialized in making quality range of name-brand domestic furniture that can fit to the taste and choice of all types of customer and their life style.

The full set of furnishings provided by the value city furniture includes the widest assortment to furnish the modern living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, occasional upholstery and even the patios to some extent. One of the most vital features of the value city furniture is that they have come up with the finest collection of furniture especially with the awe-inspiring American signature.

Specialty about value city furniture
Starting form the spectacular wooden pieces to the exceptionally adorable leather furniture the value city furniture has committed to adorn the dream homes of millions of beauty conscious people all over the world. Since years the value city furniture has been featuring the exceptional American signature assortments with the most contemporary designs, designed by their own highly skilled designers. Crafted out the highest quality materials maintaining the most updated techniques, these furniture are highly durable, making it to be the most reputable brand in the industry. This in turn tends to make the purchase of anything under this brand worth meaningful. This is the secret of the success story of value city furniture and American signature Inc.

With more than 5000 direct and indirect associates and more than about 110 grand stores in most of the East Coast states, Midwestern and southern states, value city furniture is enjoying the dominion of a vast market with huge number of customers from far and wide. Apart from their inspiring designs and awesome quality, this is perhaps another very significant point, which the company boasts at. The gorgeous stores are being serviced by their state-of-the-art distributors scattered in the regions like Ohio, Georgia, Ruther Glen, Columbus, Thomasville, LaPorte, Indiana and Virginia.

The specialty about the value city furniture is that their distribution centers deals with the furniture and accessories not only from their own domestic manufacturing units in Ohio, North California, and West Virginia but also consolidate the furniture and accessories from the top ranking brands in the industries.

The value city furniture provides the superb facility of price guarantee of as much as 3 months. This allows a customer to hold the price of merchandise that he or she wishes to purchase at any later date within these 3 months. In any case if the company fails to provide the merchandise put on the Price Guarantee within the period of 3 months, then the company tends to facilitate the customer with the full refund of the payments for the particular purchase invoice.

The company also facilitates the customers with a superb quality of service. In case the normal usage condition the value city furniture facilitates the customers by repairing the furniture in their home or at the company's service department in case of any defect found owing to careless and faulty workmanship. This service is provided completely free of charge to the original purchaser within a span of one year counted from the date of purchase.

Samantha Clark heads consumer reviews at http://www.dealsdepot.com.au One of the web's most popular Online Shopping sites.
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The Cost of Lighting a Furniture Store

By Steve Hill

I didn't know that the cost of lighting a furniture store with its simulated environment depicting, bed rooms, kitchens, dining, living, halls, and all possible deco ratable spaces that furniture occupies can be very high. Imagine what could possible happen if you are in a 40,000 square foot furniture store and there is a power cut. So you see if there are no lights, all that expensive, designer furniture will be not worth much.

If you look closely, just as I did in a furniture store it is not the furniture which needs to be taken care of more but it is the lighting. I mean the designers & carpenters will do their job religiously but what about the lighting, not to mention the cost of lighting furniture store.

I decided to do a bit of research myself, and it threw up some very interesting data which in a way is directly connected to lighting and the cost of lighting a furniture store. A host of issues with lighting has to be ascertained and sorted out before choosing a lighting system to cover all types of furniture material and colors.

The cost of lighting a furniture store can be the deciding factor which reflects on the bottom line. There are specific goals of a furniture store lighting system, the fact that they have to be energy efficient, is of the utmost importance. Assume if the light fixtures are in excess, and as we know the temperature of such a huge no of lights will be high. This will not only result in usage of more energy, but the resultant heat will over work the air conditioning systems, leading to higher power bills.

The result will not only result will be inefficient & raise the cost of lighting a furniture store much higher than needed.

Some of the other important goals of good lighting are to attract customers and keep them coming, for the sale to happen. Thus the lighting in a furniture store plays an important role in attracting & selling to a client. Who would want to buy anything which he or she is not able to see & find it suitable for their abodes. The choices are innumerable when it comes to selection of these lighting systems, but if not done judiciously the cost of lighting a furniture store eat into the margins in a big way.

Whether to use tracks lights, should fluorescents or incandescent be the right, would floods or focused lighting systems be used on, only a photographer would find it easy to sort these problems. To accentuate and complement the colors, textures and materials of the variety of furniture all the time keeping it energy efficient, effectively manage the cost of lighting furniture is a tall task.

The cost of lighting a furniture store also involves handling the technical aspects of the lighting system itself. A store should be able to highlight the benefits of its furniture. The contrast of the lights on key items should be 3-5 time the ambient lights. Incandescent are cheaper but the halogens last longer, thus they average out the cost difference. These factors play an important role in keeping the cost of lighting a furniture store down and ensure that you spend economically and have a great effect.

Steve Hill is a webmaster from Birmingham, he has interests in a number of websites including:stuttering treatmentergonomic office chairs
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