Adding the Wow Factor to Your Home
If you are looking to add the wow factor to your home, we have a piece of furniture you should be investing in this year. We will also provide some tips if you’re looking to go for the full makeover with a renovation.
Invest in a stunning rattan sofa for ultimate garden luxury
A rattan sofa is an extremely popular piece of furniture. If you are purchasing one for your home – whether you are going to use it indoors or outdoors – you can rest assured that it will upgrade the look.
Rattan possesses a truly stunning style. It blends class, intrigue, warmth, character, and richness all in one. There are not many other materials out there at the moment that offer so much in terms of fashion and appearance.
Nevertheless, you can’t just buy any old rattan sofa you find. You need to ensure the purchase you make is one of quality. If manufactured correctly and quality rattan has been used, then your sofa can last you for an unbelievable amount of years.
However, if you don’t take the time and the effort to source out the best rattan sofa, then you may find yourself back at the shops a year down the line looking for a replacement.
Nobody wants that!
An introduction to the rattan sofa
Rattan is deemed to be popular because it is seen as the improved version of bamboo. It achieves the stunning beauty that bamboo does, yet at the same time it is a lot stronger and much more durable too.
This is because rattan comes from tropical grasses which boast a hollow stem. This makes it much easier for things to be screwed onto rattan in comparison to bamboo.
After all, the stem of rattan is extremely tough. Whilst the thickness varies – usually from a quarter of an inch to two inches – this is still more than enough to ensure quality furniture is created.
Tips for Finding a Quality Rattan Sofa
Nonetheless, not all pieces of rattan are the same, and you need to be mindful when you are buying your rattan sofa. All in all, you want to make sure that you benefit from the highest levels of quality.
The best place to start with this is by recognizing the importance of shopping around. You shouldn’t buy the first sofa you lay your eyes on.
Thanks to the interwebs, the process of shopping around is super easy. You can compare different companies, brands, and qualities.
What qualities should you look out for?
Since we know a rattan stem can differ in regards to size, the thicker the stem is the better the quality will be.
If you have a rattan sofa that has been made out of rattan stems ranging between one and a half inches and two inches then you know that it is going to be of good quality.
In addition to this, you can also tell whether the rattan sofa is of quality or not by checking the surface of the sofa. The smoother the sofa is the better quality it is.
This is a telling sign as to whether the construction of the sofa has been a good one or not. After all, if there are pieces of rattan or strands hanging out then you know that quality control has not been implemented.
Check the Paint
Another point worth noting is whether the colour is the same all around. If the paint has not been used effectively then you will see patches of rattan that is darker in comparison to other parts.
The reason for this is either because the manufacturer has only given the rattan sofa one coat of paint or has not taken the effort to get into all of the grooves.
Invest in a Good Warranty
Last but not least, make sure you get a decent warranty with your rattan sofa. This is something you should do no matter what type of furniture you are buying.
Furniture has been designed in order to last a long period of time.
If yours doesn’t, and it is through no fault of your own, then you have every reason to expect the company to fix the issue. Even to provide a replacement.
What About Building Renovations?
From garage to loft conversions there are different options for your home available. With the amount of money required to make the changes, you do not want to make a mistake in picking your building contractors.
I’ve asked a few of my friends and essentially, you want someone practical like Northeast Ohio Home Renovations. Someone who will decisively plan, develop and organize the building work.
You also want someone who will supervise the operations. If it is more than a one-person job, and who will have an awareness of the legislation that could affect the ability to make any changes to your property.
They’ll keep you update with a timeline and will deal with getting the materials to make your dream home.
You also want someone who is dependable in emergencies. Decisiveness and leadership help too. No matter how comfortable you feel around them, nobody wants their builders around their home forever.
Focus on Experience
However, the most important thing, probably because it runs parallel to all of the above, is experience.
Experienced builders will have done so many jobs that, somewhere along the line, they’ve had to deal with situations and emergencies.
They’ll also have a good, realistic idea of what your ideal renovations or refurbishments will cost to put together and install.
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This decrease the chances of you dealing with any hidden costs that may crop up. One thing is for sure: don’t settle for less when it comes to building contractors.
Now you have a few tips to help you add some wow factor to your home!
Do you have any tips to share?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.