Bedroom Flooring Options

Your bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary in your home,Bedroom so picking the right flooring to make the perfect room is essential. Here are some of the most popular options for bedroom flooring:

Carpet

Carpet adds warmth and texture to a bedroom, and can be the ideal choice in colder climates to avoid the dreaded “bare feet on cold floors” feeling. Carpet can also provide noise reduction, allowing you to get a better night’s sleep. However, if you have asthma or allergies, carpets attract dust and can be hard to clean which can impact your air quality. It’s also important to note that carpet has a shorter lifespan than other flooring options.

Hardwood

Hardwood flooring in your bedroom can add value, beauty and warmth to your space. Though hardwoods don’t keep your feet as warm as carpet, adding an area rug can solve this problem. However, hardwoods don’t provide the sound reduction and insulation that carpet can. Depending on your design style, hardwoods provide a natural elegance that other flooring choices can’t.

Cork

Cork flooring is growing in popularity as a flooring option. For those who prefer to go “green,” cork is an environmentally friendly option. Cork offers warmth and give which makes walking or standing on it more pleasant than harder flooring materials. It also offers some of the same sound reduction and insulation qualities as carpeting does. Cork flooring is relatively easy to care for – only requiring sealing periodically. However, since cork is a softer material, those with pets should be cautious, as their claws can damage the flooring.

 

There are many other bedroom flooring options to choose from depending on your design style and what qualities you’re looking for in flooring. Stop into one of our locations today to find out which flooring is right for you!

Fall Family Activities

It’s almost that time of year again© Can Stock Photo – crisp air, changing leaves, hot chocolate and sweaters – fall is right around the corner! Get the most out of the season with these fun family activities:

  1. Go hiking – fall is the perfect time to enjoy nature because it’s not too hot or too cold.
  2. Pumpkin picking and hayrides! You can have a pumpkin carving contest at home afterwards.
  3. Apple picking – You can bake an apple pie when you get home!
  4. If your kids are old enough, visit a haunted house.
  5. Sit around a campfire, make s’mores and tell ghost stories.
  6. Decorate with leaves, pine cones and other fall items.
  7. Take a drive in the country to admire the changing leaves.
  8. Football is back! So it’s the perfect time to tailgate or play some backyard football.
  9. Raking the leaves into piles and jumping in them!
  10. Prepare your garden for cooler temps by taking delicate plants inside and planting bulbs for springtime.
  11. DIY Halloween costumes for you or your kids!
  12. Cozy up on the couch with some popcorn and watch Halloween movies.
  13. Learn to knit – it’s the perfect time of year for scarves, hats and blankets!
  14. Get lost in a corn maze.

What are your favorite fall activities? Let us know in the comments!

Unique Storage Ideas

Sometimes finding storage storagespace in your home can be a challenge, especially if your home is older or smaller. These unique ideas can help you get the most out of your space with some clever thinking!

  • Under the bed storage isn’t a new idea, but add some wheels or casters to a drawer and you have an easy to access spot for blankets, sheets and other less-used items.
  • Add a Lazy Susan to a corner cabinet to increase the storage in hard to reach places.
  • Over the door shoe storage can be used for many small things other than shoes, such as cleaning supplies, hand towels and washcloths, etc.
  • Think vertically. Tall bookshelves and wire shelving can add lots of extra space without taking up too much floor space. To keep it from look cluttered, use decorative bins and boxes to hide some of mess.
  • Under the stairs is the perfect place for additional storage. Pull-out drawers from beneath the risers or storage underneath the staircase can add storage space without adding any additional furniture.
  • Baskets and decorative bins are great for storage in all areas of the house. Use them for toilet paper, towels, magazines and more.
  • Use pretty luggage trunks, storage benches and ottomans as multi-purpose decorative storage.
  • Peg boards can add hanging storage on any wall in your home – great for pans, craft supplies and tools.
  • Add shelving above a door frame and you can store infrequently used items out of sight.
  • Metal rods mounted on the wall can store spices and other small containers, or add hooks and you have hanging storage for pots, pans and other utensils.

 

What are some of your favorite storage solutions around the house?