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Clearance Furniture

Clearance Furniture

With the amount of furniture we move, there are bound to be errors in logistics or transport that leave us with extra items or items that we call “scratch and dent.” Many of of our clearance items are simply the result of overstocking or discontinued collections, and for the remainder, we take clear photographs and note any imperfections for why they are being sold as “scratch and dent.” Usually “scratch and dent” items have blemishes that are hard to notice, like a ding on a corner or a small tear in a cushion. We inspect all of our items before shipping them out, and if we notice any damage we determine whether the piece should be recycled, donated, or sold at a deep discount.

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So if you are shopping for a new piece of furniture for your home, take a look through our clearance to see if we have anything that would work for you. We might have just the right storage piece, seating solution, or table from a discontinued line that you could pick up for a fraction of the retail price. Or we might have the same item you’ve seen elsewhere deeply discounted for a small cosmetic defect that you can inspect beforehand and decide if it would matter to you. Furniture Crate already offers unbeatable prices on every item we carry, and with our clearance furniture being up to 70% off, you can furnish your home for pennies on the dollar!

Sleeper Recliner Chairs: You Know You Want One

Sleeper Recliner Chairs: You Know You Want One

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A sleeper recliner chair is a great investment in your comfort and enjoyment of daily activities. A quality sleeper recliner chair can be a great gift for someone else, or yourself! Enjoy kicking back after work to watch TV, read a book, or take a much needed nap in the utmost comfort. A sleeper recliner chair is something you will enjoy every day, and there are many styles and types to choose from.

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What makes a sleeper recliner chair unique is a design that allows the chair to not only recline, but recline into a full layout position where your body is essentially horizontal. This will put you  in a much more sleep-friendly position than a normal reclining chair, great for napping or even a full night of sleep. Sleeper recliner chairs don’t have to recline all the way, however, most of these chairs come with a number of great features such as power reclining, independent control of feet and back reclining, heat, massage, and more. Decide which of these features you want in your sleeper recliner chair, and let us know if you have any questions or would like help finding one with the features you are interested in. Once you find your perfect sleeper recliner model, most come with a variety of fabric options from leather to fabric colors and even camo! We are confident we have the perfect sleeper recliner chair for you, so you can be lounging and napping in comfort before you know it!

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Sleeper recliner chairs are great for the living room, family room, and man-cave, but can really be used in any room where you like to sit and relax, read, watch TV, play video games, or just take a nap. Invest in years of comfort for yourself, friends, and family by replacing a boring old chair with one of our comfortable, high-quality sleeper recliner chairs. You’ll be glad you did!

Platform Beds for Teens

Platform Beds for Teens

Platform beds for teens are great for your child’s bedroom because they provide more flexibility in design and functionality. Platform beds tend to be cheaper than a full bed frame + box spring setup, so you aren’t investing a ton of money in something that might be grown-out-of or unused after your child goes off to college. Platform beds come in many styles and designs, including raised deck constructions that provide storage space underneath. Some platform beds even come with drawers and other storage compartments to get the most out of the extra space beneath the bed where a box spring would normally go. Platform beds use either slats or a deck to support the mattress, so a box spring is not necessary like it is with normal bed frames.

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Platform beds for teens are also a good choice because they have more variation in style and color. Unlike traditional bed frames, you won’t just find a wooden headboard and footboard in a range of wood finishes. From black metal, to wood, to customizable upholstery colors,  your teen can choose a bed frame to match their room and style. They can also choose from a range of designs such as low-profile, raised deck, and constructions with built-in storage.

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Check out our selection of kids beds and platform beds for teens, as well as our complete selection of platform beds to find a good match for your son or daughter. As always, we carry only high-quality products from name brand companies like Hillsdale, Modloft, and Amisco, so you can be confident you are getting a quality product at the best price available anywhere, online or in-store.

Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector

Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector

Protect your investment for cheap!

The Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector is an affordable way to ensure your mattress doesn’t get ruined by a spill or other unfortunate occurrence. You’re going to spend hundreds or maybe even thousands on your new mattress, so to think you could protect that investment for a mere $40 seems like a no-brainer. There are many mattress protectors options out there, but the Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector sets itself apart as an excellent value. There are more expensive mattress protectors out there, but the Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector provides really everything you need to keep your mattress safe from spills and stains at a surprisingly low price.

 

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The Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector

The top fabric of the Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector is made from 80% Cotton and 20% Polyester for comfort with some stain protection. The backing of the cover is then made from 100% Polyurethane for a waterproof layer that will keep your mattress dry even if you spill an entire cup of water. The Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector is designed to provide a comfortable surface and not alter the feel of your bed, so you don’t have to sacrifice anything to protect your mattress. The Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector is also helpful for resisting dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens than can collect in your mattress and cause asthma and eczema. So create a healthier sleep environment while protecting your mattress with the Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector. This protector is also machine washable for easy maintenance, and comes backed by a 10-year warranty that covers both the protector and your mattress under normal circumstances!

Simply put, everyone should insure their mattress investment with the Leggett and Platt Platinum Mattress Protector.

Why Buy Youth Dressers?

Why Buy Youth Dressers?

Youth dressers are designed for kids and teens who would benefit more from an appropriately-sized smaller storage solution than a large dresser that will eat up extra floor space in their bedroom. Generally kids don’t have that much clothing, and their clothes are smaller, which means the extra space of a full-size dresser is wasted. Not only that, but having more appropriately sized youth dressers also maximize the amount of open space for playing in the bedroom. Open space is important to promote creativity and play, rather than just have a bulky storage piece they can grow into.

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It may seem like a waste of money to buy youth dressers when a full-size dresser is sure to last until your child grows into it, but having a fun and space saving dresser can really spruce up the mood and functionality of your child’s room. Whether you want an Antique White piece perfect for a princess-themed room, a Classic brown stained dresser in a smaller scale, or a colorful and imaginative storage solution, we have plenty of options for you and your child to choose from! They are sure to enjoy one of these dressers much more than a standard, unadorned, full-size one, and it is worth the money during their childhood years.

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Shop our great selection of youth storage pieces from the brands you love, at the best prices available anywhere. Hop online and let your son or daughter help you choose the piece they want in their room, and get it shipped to your home free of charge! You just can’t beat the prices, quality, and convenience of FurnitureCrate.com for any and all of your home furnishing needs!

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Guest Bedroom Furniture (Part II)

Guest Bedroom Furniture (Part II)

Last week we covered the essentials of guest bedroom furniture to provide tips for planning the basic pieces necessary to provide your guests with the functionality they need for a comfortable and convenient stay. This week we will expand on some of those ideas, and go even further with others, to suggest ways you can go above and beyond the essentials and provide outstanding hospitality for your guests. Topics to consider are the Comfort Scale rating of the guest bedroom mattress, proper bedding, extras in the room such as decor and a TV, and lastly room layout/location for those still in the stages of floor planning. With these topics covered, in addition to Guest Bedroom Furniture (Part I), you should be prepared to develop a game plan and begin shopping for the right pieces of guest bedroom furniture for your home.

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Last time we covered the ideal mattress sizes for your guest bedroom, but not mattress comfort. This might not be something you immediately realize as important, but keep in mind that the type of mattress you find comfortable might not be the type that others find comfortable! Perhaps you fall on one end of the spectrum, say a Comfort Scale rating of 1-3 or 8+; if you give a mattress for your guest bedroom the old 2-minute lie down test in a showroom and pick the one you like, it might not be right for others or even the majority of your guests. For example, if you like an extra soft mattress, say something plush scoring a 9 on the Comfort Scale, and then your parents or grandparents come to visit, the lack of back support and difficulty getting in and out of such a giving mattress would be brutal. On the flip side, if you like the supportive feel of a firm mattress for your own back problems, say a 2 on the Comfort Scale, and have grown accustomed to the less forgiving feel of such a mattress, you might by one like that from your lie down test in a showroom. Then you have some friends from out of town come stay for the weekend, and compared to their plush mattress back home, they feel like they are sleeping on a rock in your guest bedroom! Although it is virtually impossible to please everyone, there are steps that you can take to minimize the discomfort of your varied guests, and come close to the preferred Comfort Scale for the majority.

The best way to go for finding the right type of mattress for a guest bedroom is to look for that elusive “Goldilocks” mattress that has a mid-range comfort that will work well, or at least not be on the opposite end of the Comfort Scale, for the majority of guests. With that strategy, shooting for something with a Comfort Scale rating of 5 is probably ideal. You may encounter instances in which the brand you are loyal to, or the price range you are looking at, does not offer a mattress in the ideal size and Comfort Scale rating you had in mind. In this case, shifting up to 6 is probably the best way to lean, then down to 4. Although it is a 1 point shift on our Comfort Scale either way, some side sleepers may experience pressure related discomfort in the hips and shoulders if they sleep through the night on one of their sides on a mattress erring towards firm. Whereas a guest who needs higher-than-normal back support will probably be okay for a night or two on a slightly softer mattress with a 6 Comfort Scale (and they are also more likely to be used to comfort discrepancies from hotel visits if they have a very specific preferred comfort zone). Of course, if you can predict your guest population will be primarily leaning one way or the other, it would be wise to adjust the mattress comfort accordingly. But a universal or, at the very least, a compromising mid-range comfort mattress is a smart way to go when choosing your guest bedroom furniture. And this is just another reason why shopping online using an objective, quantifiable scale can be better than the 2-minute showroom test.

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In addition to the mattress itself, the bed and bedding to go along with it can make or break the comfort of a guest’s night’s stay. Although the type of bed isn’t overly important, consider the platform bed which does not require a box spring. This type of bed usually offers extra storage space underneath, and usually has a lower height which makes it easier to get in and out of bed. Next, for guests who don’t bring their own pillow, it may be wise to have a selection of pillows available. At least a mix of low- and high-loft pillows would be wise. To cover all of your bases, pillows and pillowcases with allergen-reducing properties will ensure your guests won’t have to suffer through a sensitive allergy issue you may not have been aware of. Lastly, either a universal bedding set or the appropriate number of seasonal bedding sets will ensure your guests will be comfortable no matter what time of year they visit. You don’t want summer guests using a thick winter comforter or winter guests freezing underneath a thin sheet! It would also be a good idea to have at least two sets of the proper bedding in the event of a spill or other accident that might require the set in use to need washed. Planning ahead can save you headache and embarrassment as host!

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Getting less essential as we go down the list, decor can be something worth thinking about when planning your guest bedroom furniture. Do you want to develop the room with a theme in mind? An overall style influence? Purely comfort and functionality? It is best not to use a guest bedroom as the catchall for all of your secondhand pieces and knickknacks, though you know what kind of effect you are going for, if any. Avoid valuable or delicate decorations, not only for your sake, but for the sake of an unfortunate guest who might knock something over being unaccustomed to the layout and feel terrible for an accident that could sully the entire visit. But simple and interesting decor such as paintings and other wall decor can make a guest feel relaxed and have something to take in when just passing a few minutes in the privacy of their room. Another similar consideration is the inclusion of a TV in your guest bedroom. Obviously the intent is not to keep your guests pent up in their room where they need a TV, but during the off-hours or right before bed, many guests may find a bit of comfort in being able to kick back and watch something familiar in the privacy of their own room. This can be a good way to combat homesickness, and just a way to give your guests somewhere to escape to if they need some time to themselves.

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Although this last bit is not intended for those looking to furnish a guest bedroom, it may be worth touching on for those who are still planning the layout of their new home. If you plan on having overnight guests, and are deciding where a guest bedroom should go and how it should be laid out, here are a few suggestions: Proximity to bathrooms is important. If the guest bedroom doesn’t have an attached bathroom itself, try to locate the guest room near a bathroom with as few turns as possible. Waking up in the middle of the night and being afraid to wander around your host’s home looking for the bathroom can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable situation. Similar to that, placing the bed and light switch for the guest bedroom as close as possible is a good idea. You don’t want your guests fumbling around in the dark in a foreign room searching for the light switch! A nightlight would be another thoughtful addition for guests. Likewise, having plenty of power outlets for your guests to charge cell phones and other devices is important in a guest bedroom, and make sure there is at least one within reach of the bed/nightstand. Finally, and this one may seem obvious, don’t put your guest bedroom in a windowless room. Windows provide natural and comforting light which is great to wake up to, offer temperature regulation and something to look at, and also provide peace of mind as a fire escape.

With Guest Bedroom Furniture (Parts I and II), we have no covered a substantial amount of information that will hopefully help you when planning a guest bedroom in your home. At the very least, I hope something in this series has given you an “aha moment” as something you might have overlooked or not considered previously. Either way, you should be more prepared now to begin the potentially daunting task of creating a room for your guests to consider their home away from home, and we here at FurnitureCrate are happy to help you with your guest bedroom furniture needs every step of the way!

Clearance Beds

Clearance Beds

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The bed is where you start and end each day. It’s the center of the bedroom, and for some, the center of their home. The bed is often the very first piece put into a new home, which is metaphorically the first brick in the construction of the style, theme, and atmosphere built around it. So buying the right bed is a big decision and, usually, a big investment. But that doesn’t mean it needs to cost as much as a car! Especially for those just starting off on their own, without any set guidelines on style or theme, the possibilities are wide open for investing in your first bed. A few factors need to be taken into account to narrow the field, such as mattress size (will you be sleeping alone? how big is the bedroom? what is your budget?), bed size (can you fit a canopy? do you want extravagant style or practicality and maximized floor space? can you physically get that bed frame into your fourth story apartment?), bed style (you might not want a natural wood finish bed in your white and black painted, Contemporary style apartment unit), and lastly, your budget. The first three depend largely on the situation, but as for budget, everyone wants to save money! One great way to do that, especially when starting off on your own, is to shop clearance beds. Chances are you don’t have much, or any, furniture to have a pre-set style (or maybe you just don’t overly care), your first home probably has some flexibility on the style of furniture that would work well within, and, especially if you don’t already have a mattress, your size options are flexible as well. With an open attitude you can then shop available Clearance Beds and let the savings decide the right piece to start off your new home.

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When shopping the Clearance Beds, rule out the options that simply won’t work (if you’re a single sleeper, you probably don’t need a King size bed taking up that much floor space), and then compare price and favoritism to narrow in on the potential options (that $2,000 bed might be more like the one you imagined in your head, but by getting the $500 bed instead, you just saved 2 months worth of rent!). Once you’ve narrowed it down to the best options budget-wise (assuming there are viable options that suit your needs), then you can make the decisions of what size, style, and design suits you best: a metal or a wood frame, Traditional or Contemporary style, a standard bed or an alternative such as a daybed or sleeper sofa, etc. By the end of this process, you will hopefully have narrowed down the deeply discounted Clearance Beds to a few suitable options from which to choose the best one for you. Consider the pros and cons of the design, as well as the style and size. Do some preliminary research on other furniture of the same style to see if you can find good matching pieces for certain styles as opposed to other. In the end, you will hopefully have narrowed down the limited Clearance Beds selection to the best item for you. Make sure you the savings are worth any sacrifices you may be making for a full-price bed of a different type, but at Clearance prices, the choice is usually pretty easy.

 

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Picking out Hardwood Floors!

Picking out Hardwood Floors!

It can be overwhelming when redesigning your home. There are so many options and little details that go into picking out everything, for example, picking out hardwood floors!

Between the type of wood, the wood pattern, the stain color, and the finish, there are hundreds of options! Depending on the wood you pick, the stain will look different, and the finish could look different depending those decisions. And whichever pattern you choose, along with the color and stain, it could look traditional or modern. So, like I said, it can all get a bit overwhelming.

So I went searching for some helpful guides with today’s most common options, lets see if I can make the process a little easier!

Wood Type: while Oak is very common, these are some other woods that are also very popular. As you can see, each wood has different grain patterns, and some are more contrasting than others. Right now, I’m only looking at the aesthetics, but there are many characteristics of each wood to consider when picking out one for your home (a topic for a future post, perhaps!?!)

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Wood Stains: Here are some examples of common wood stains on 2 different woods. The first is on Oak , the second on Hickory. The results are beautiful, and so different, with each combination!

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Stain-Color on Hickory

Floor Patterns: most people use the traditional plank style, easy decision right? Not exactly! The width you choose can affect the overall style of the room. Here are your most common options.

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Alternative Floor Patterns: In case your style doesn’t fit in the ‘most common’ category…

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I hope these diagrams helped and you have an idea of what hardwood floors are right for you! Now, here are a few Fabulous (Friday) rooms with hardwood floors!

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The Sectional You Can’t Replace

The Sectional You Can’t Replace

Out of everyone I knew growing up, I am the only one who moved back to the Metro Detroit area after college. This means that instead of hanging out with my friends on the weekends, I often hang out with their parents instead. So last weekend, I went furniture shopping with Christine’s parents. They are pretty good about not taking anything seriously, so we spent most of the time in the store making fun of the ridiculous display of ugly vases. The real reason they were there was to look for a new sectional.

See, I think their current sectional is pretty great, and I told them so. They have a Corsario Leather Sectional, which has been in their living room for years, and I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve spent the night on that sectional. It’s super comfortable, and it’s still in really good shape. If I had room for it in my apartment, I probably would have done my best to actually help them find a new sectional so that I could take the Corsario for myself.

After much wheedling and convincing, I got them to see my side. While they wanted to change up the look of their living room, they had to admit that other than that, there was no real reason to get a different sectional. So even though none of my friends are nearby, at least my favorite sectional still is.

 

Elements Corsario Leather Sectional in Bourbon
Elements Corsario Leather Sectional in Bourbon

 

Elements Corsario Leather Sectional in Bourbon
It’s super comfortable for afternoon naps. (And it’s attractive to boot!)
The World’s Smallest Home Office

The World’s Smallest Home Office

This weekend, I spent the majority of my time helping my cousins move into their new apartment. They are getting married very soon and wanted to move all of their furniture in before the big day. It’s a two-bedroom apartment, and the second bedroom is doubling as a guest room and an office. What struck me was that they didn’t have your typical office furniture — instead, they had a computer armoire, which fit easily into the room and didn’t take up a lot of space.

This computer armoire had almost everything they needed for a home office, but on a smaller scale. The only thing they really needed to complete the home office look was a bookshelf or two, and then they easily fit in a daybed to complete the room.

Once they moved in all the big pieces of furniture, they set up their computer and their printer and everything they needed to work from home — and it all fit. They had space for all of their tax records and important documents, too, and everything had a specific place where it belonged without cluttering up the room. It’s truly one of the easiest ways to furnish a small home without compromising storage space.

 

Hooker Furniture Brookhaven Computer Cabinet
Hooker Furniture Brookhaven Computer Cabinet

 

 

American Drew Camden Buttermilk Home Office Cabinet
American Drew Camden Buttermilk Home Office Cabinet

 

 

Home Styles Bedford Compact Desk and Hutch
Home Styles Bedford Compact Desk and Hutch