Design Tips and DIY

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    Know Your Sofa – the Arm

    Know Your Sofa – the Arm

    As we continue to explore the features of your sofa, it’s time to discuss the different styles of arms available on the market today. Much like an outfit can make you look taller and skinnier, the sofa arm can help create a flattering illusion for any space. For instance, if you have a smaller space, then choose a sofa with a shorter arm to make the room look more open. On the other hand, if your space is larger with high ceilings, then choose a sofa arm that is taller to make your room feel more intimate. If you seek comfort, then you may

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    Navigating Your Warranty Claim

    Navigating Your Warranty Claim

    Warranty claims are simple and easy to navigate. However at times, questions and concerns do arise. So let’s take a few minutes to discuss how to navigate through a warranty claim and discuss the common questions that arise. The first common question is determining whether you should file a warranty claim and what type of claim to make. To start, always contact the local store to determine how to proceed. There are two types of warranties, a vendor claim and a warranty claim. Check out the details below.


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    Creating a Man Cave?

    The man cave has become a popular addition to the home – a place where the man of the house can watch football, hang out with the guys, play pool, or whatever else he enjoys. Now that football is in full swing, hockey has started the regular season and basketball in pre-season, there is no better time to discuss the man cave. Whether you want to turn a guest room, an attic, or the basement into the perfect man cave, here are some great furniture tips to keep in mind.

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    Protect Your Furniture with an Extended Warranty

    Protect Your Furniture with an Extended Warranty

    The time has come, you have finally selected the perfect piece of furniture for your living room and bedroom, and as you walk to the counter to pay, the sales associate asks: “Would you like to protect your purchase with our extended warranty plan?”. You pause… an extended warranty?

    Let’s take a few minutes and dive into the world of warranty. Manufacturers provide a basic 1-year warranty, but it only covers against the manufacturer’s defects, which means the warranty is only applicable if there was an error

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    Know Your Sofa - Back Cushions

    Know Your Sofa - Back Cushions

    So you’ve decided it’s time to replace your sofa, and you start researching local furniture stores, shopping through endless aisles of online sofas. And it’s at this point, you start to realize, there are a lot of options when it comes to sofas. You probably knew there were tons of fabric styles and colors, but did you realize there are also a variety of cushion styles, arm styles, footing styles, and more. For instance, do you go with a Loose Back Sofa, or would you prefer the low maintenance of an attached back sofa? It’s very ea

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  6. Posted In: Design Tips and DIY , Home Decor

    Redecorating Tips and Tricks – Decorative Accents

    Redecorating Tips and Tricks – Decorative Accents

    Over the years, table lamps and floor lamps have been considered stuffy and old fashioned, often replaced by modern ceiling light fixtures. However, over the years, lamps have undergone a fresh makeover providing fresh finishes, bright colours, and beguiling textures that will delight and rejuvenate your living space. So below are a few tips to help you discover fresh ways to introduce new style and visual appeal to your home.

    Compliment your Décor

    As interior designer Judith Balis ha

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    How To Redecorate on a Budget!

    A great way to make any room in your home feel brand new is to redecorate! A more affordable way to change up the look and style of your room is to use brand new accessories. Here are some accessories you can shop for at Surplus Furniture: Area Rugs: An Area Rug can tie a room together by uniting the furniture of a room such as the sofas, chairs, tables, and lamps. You can pull from the colours in your furniture or accents to create a common cohesive theme. Wall Art: When placed correctly, wall art can draw the attention of any visitor that walks into the room. You Can find a wide variety of mirrors, canvas prints

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    Furniture Checklist!

    Now that our stores are back open, what is on your list to buy? Most of us have been at home for the last couple months and have noticed that some of our furnishings may need to be replaced. We have created the complete home furnishings checklist so that you can easily go around your home and cross off what you may need to buy next! Take a look. Living Room Furniture - Sofa/Loveseat or Sectional - Recliner or Chair - Ottoman - Coffee Table Set - TV Stand Bedroom Furniture - Bed Frame - Dressers - Chests - Nightstands - Mattress - Boxspring - Adjustable Base - Mattress/ Pillow Protector - Mattress Sheets - Pillows

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    The Importance Of Saving Money On Furniture

    Furniture is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, next to a house, car, food, clothing, education and retirement of course. Oh my, it’s getting expensive. So, it’s imperative to shop around to ensure you are getting the best price for your furniture. As an example, Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse most likely has the same sectional for $500 less than at a local competitor. That’s $500 that could go towards something else, something more important. And, in the uncertain times we are in, with self-isolation and millions of lay offs, it’s more important than ever to save money. So, let’s take a few minutes and discuss how you can save money at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse. Set a Budget and SAVE It’s important to know your budget when it comes to furniture, and it’s equally important to stay within your budget. When shopping for furniture, it’s important to find the “biggest bang for your buck”. Does the furniture store offer free fu

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    The home has become the Gym, Office, Classroom, the Restaurant

    In the span of just a few weeks our lives have been completely changed, especially for those who are not considered essential workers. With nearly a million lay off notices, and a work from home mandate, we are now faced with an uncertain future, and a secluded environment. Our home has now become our office, the gym, the classroom, and the restaurant. So how can we make this transition more comfortable? Read this blog! The Gym: Turning your home into a gym does not have to be expensive! You can set up a nice quiet, spacious area in your home where you can workout and get your blood pumping without any restrictions. Check your lighting, make sure you have enough lighting in your workout space. If you are using exercise videos or online videos, make sure you have a tv stand to elevate the monitor or television screen. There are a lot of free workout videos you can watch on youtube. There are also workout apps to help you keep track of your progress. This is all free! Remember,

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