Home Improvement Furniture & Fixture Archives 2018-05-09T19:44:21+00:00

The Furniture and Fixtures Idea File provides helpful product information about interesting home furniture and fixture furnishings. Click article titles to view each article:

America’s History Etched In Hardwood

Wood is one of the oldest building materials we know, and one of the most beloved.

Unearthed Paints Announces NEW Natural Hard Wax Oil Finish

A Non-toxic, Breathable Silky-Matte Finish, Enhancing Wood’s Natural Beauty

RotoZIP Breaks Down The Barriers To Spiral Saws With Introduction Of RotoSaw

Versatile cutting system extends company reputation beyond drywall

Vintage American Made Table And Chairs For A Perfect Dining Area That Will Compliment Virtually Every Home Décor

Shop online for Indoor and Outdoor Furniture, Patio Furniture Sets and Garden Furniture

12 American Hardwoods Tips For 2012

With American Hardwoods as a versatile and sustainable material, it’s a confident choice that can be incorporated into multiple aspects of a home, whether it’s furniture, flooring, cabinetry or moulding.

Living Large In Smaller Spaces

Americans are still living large, just doing so in smaller spaces.

AMERICAN HARDWOODS: The Confident Choice For Eco-conscious Consumers

From flooring and cabinetry to moulding and furniture, American hardwoods have been treasured for generations, and for good reason!

Do Folding Doors Have You In A Jamb? Here’s A Quick And Easy Solution

You can easily overcome folding door problems with Johnson Hardware’s 1700 Series Folding Door Hardware Kits.

Gain Privacy, Save Space With A Pocket Door

Homeowners today are looking for cost effective ways to increase the amount of usable space in their existing home.

From Man Cave To Kid Cave: Get The Most Out Of Your Home Theater

The American Lighting Association offers the following easy ways to use less energy and save money.

Keep Your Cool While Saving Money And Energy

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), installing a ceiling fan in each living space will help family members feel cooler while saving energy.

Budget-Friendly Tips To Brighten Your Kitchen And Save Energy

Rising gas and food prices may have put a damper on your plans to remodel this year, but there are some economical ways to update your kitchen.

Lighting Can Be Your Eyes’ Best Friend As You Age

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), changing the lighting in your surroundings can go a long way to enhance reading ability and increase comfort.

Safe And Sound At Home… In Seven Days

Whether your family members are three years-old or 93, the risk of getting hurt in the bathroom is the same for all ages.

Get a Grip on Style and Safety

Whether your family members are three years-old or 93, the risk of getting hurt in the bathroom is the same for all ages.

Add Safety To Your Spring Cleaning ‘To Do’ List

Your bathroom may not be the first place you think of to make a positive impact on the environment…but maybe you should.

10 Simple Ideas – One Multi-Generation-Friendly Home

Many simple, quick, affordable – and even stylish and savvy – updates can make homes safer and more enjoyable for you, your family and your parents.

Come Clean From A Bath That’s Green

Your bathroom may not be the first place you think of to make a positive impact on the environment…but maybe you should.

How To Apply Specialty Finishes For Hardwood Trim

Specialty finishes such as bleaching, pickling and antiquing are popular treatments for solid hardwood mouldings and other woodwork throughout the home.

AMERICAN HARDWOODS: The Confident Choice For Eco-conscious Consumers

Your existing hardwoods can be the foundation, literally, of a fresh new decorating scheme, anywhere in your home.

Kohlers Toobi Bath Faucet Line Combines Swappable Colors, A Sleek Whimsical Design

Kohler Co. will introduce the ToobiTM faucet line, a thoroughly original design that combines a clean, modern form with a colored spout liner than can be easily swapped out with other hues.

New Wheatland And Lawnfield Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks Make Premium Material Attainable

Kohler, one of only a few plumbing manufacturer who produce cast iron products in the US, launches two new kitchen sinks made from premium enameled cast iron.

The “Finish”-ed Product: New Research From Moen® Uncovers The Hottest Finish Trends In The Kitchen And Bath

Consumers are concerned with every detail of a kitchen and bathroom project, especially the finish of their new fixtures.

Beyond Builders Basics

It’s easy to bust out of builder basics and add a few easy and inexpensive updates to make your cookie-cutter home stand out from the rest.

Solid Hardwood Furniture, Still The Classic Choice

For centuries, cherry, oak, maple, ash and other American hardwoods have been the preferred selection in fine furniture.

New Touch-Free Kitchen Appliance Combines Design & Functionality

Clean Cut Int’l recently debuted the CLEANCut® Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser.

Alfresco Dining Keeps Outdoor Entertaining Fresh

Take advantage of the budding flowers and take dinner parties outdoors for an alfresco dining experience.

Vintage Charm Meets Contemporary Design

The Cambridge garage door fuses urban design with vintage flair.

Hardwood Games, Puzzles And Toys Make Great Gifts For Adults

The hardwood toys Tom Merrin makes are enough to enthrall any child.

Solar-Powered Wind Chimes

The new Color Changing Solar Wind Chime gently plays pleasant notes when blown by a breeze, and it lights up in seven changing colors at night.

Easy-to-use Timelapse PlantCam

Anyone interested in creating time-lapse video will love the easy-to-use Timelapse PlantCam.

Holiday Lighting Goes Solar

Holiday Solar Light Strands use ultra-efficient LED lights to save energy.

Outdoor Décor

Birdhouse, Birdfeeders and Decorative Mailboxes

Long-Lasting Gifts For Children

Gifts that are useful, high quality, and long-lasting are usually the most enjoyed.

Great Buys For The Family Grill Master

Getting grilling accessories for the family griller is always a fantastic gift.

Unique Gifts For The Family Gardener

Get a great gift for the gardener in your life this season.

Great Gifts For The Family Host And Entertainer

Outdoor Patio Dining, Buffet and Bar sets available from the CedarStore.com.


A Recipe for Great Kitchen Lighting

According to the ALA, this multi-tasking room not only serves as the family’s central gathering spot, but it also performs as a dining area, homework station and casual entertaining space.


Setting the Scene: Put Your Outdoor Living Space in the Best Light

Curb appeal is essential, whether you are selling or buying a home, or giving a warm welcome to friends and family.


Hardwood Finishes More Eco-Friendly than Ever

Finishes are vital to protecting the beauty and performance of hardwood cabinetry, flooring and millwork.


Moen Adds Comfort, Functionality And Style To Pullout Kitchen Faucet With New Soft Grip Finish

New Soft Grip finish marks another design achievement, offering comfort, functionality and style to pullout kitchen faucets.


Hardworking Furniture Provides Both Function And Style

Cedar chests, oak chests, and steamer trunks are appearing in more living rooms.


Creating A Rose Arbor

Start preparing your garden now for an arbor covered in rambling roses


Counterfeits Can Kill

Tough economic times may send consumers scouring for inexpensive goods, but consumers may unknowingly be buying counterfeit products.


Project Spotlight: Smart Home

Smart homes rely on networking, programming and automation to connect all the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you.


New Method™ Faucet Collection From Moen

Method faucets make a modern statement at the sink in both a single-handle, single-hole mount with optional vessel extension to accommodate vessel sink applications


Aquatic’s New Cooper Bath Tub Combines Minimalist, High Style With Smart Design

The stunning Cooper tub, which combines elegant, minimalist styling with practical features for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating bathing experience.


Ceiling Fans Transition To Outdoor Use

Modern technology has allowed ceiling fans to transition for use outdoors.


Natural Trends In Home Lighting—Accent And Design Focus On Bringing The Outside In

Designer Deanna Wish has captured the essence of nature in a series of popular lines of nontraditional Chandeliers and Brancheliers.


Lighting Makes a Splash in the Bath

The finishing touch to a redecorated bathroom is complementary lighting that is highly functional and attractive.


Enhance A Home’s Character With Hardwood Architectural Details

Redecorate by incorporating hardwood architectural details and see how wainscoting, chair rails and crown moulding create a greater sense of warmth and indeed enhance the beauty of your home.


Space-Saving Hardwood Storage Stunners

Hardwood cabinet options abound as you look to increase the functionality of your family room.


Storage On Top Of Your Tub Or Shower Enclosure

A sturdy PVC storage unit that resists water.


Protect Your Home From Water And Mold Damage

FLO n STOP™ Wireless Transmitter at the entry door—provide homeowners with a complete water security system whether at home or away.


Chemical And Water fire suppressant system

FirstControl™—a new combination chemical and water fire suppressant delivery system.


“Mirror, Mirror On My Wall” Looks Like New Once More

MirrEdge™ framing system when applied around the edges of existing mirrors dramatically enriches and beautifies


Hardwood Cabinets Enhance Universal Design, Warm—Durable—Functional

The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.


New Home Automation Offers Greater Comfort—And Lowers Energy Costs

Electrical contractors around the country are increasingly specifying, designing and installing home automation technologies and systems that can help lower energy costs


DesignRail® Aluminum Railings Help Green And Beautify The NextGen “First To The Future” Home

Aluminum Railings Help Green And Beautify The Next Generation First To The Future Home


Lightline® Door Canopies Win Top Honors At Design Journal’s ADEX Awards

The 2009 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) have been announced, and Lightline® door canopy products from Feeney, Inc. have been selected for the top level Platinum award.


The Ultimate 2 in 1 Laundry Solution In One Compact Unit!

Two appliances in one, space-saving machines


Re-designing A Family-friendly Entrance With U. S. Hardwoods

A re-designed family-friendly entrance – mudroom or laundry room – is the perfect solution.


ABET LAMINATI Outshines Itself With Super-Duper Surface

ABET LAMINATI introduces an innovative surface with super shine and super durability to top off 24 solid colors of high-pressure laminates.


Garaga Launches The Third Generation Of It’s Design Centre

Garaga has just moved to a more advanced version of its Design Centre, now providing even further ways of creating a garage door.


ABET’s Serigrafia Raises The Bar On Design Excellence

ABET LAMINATI, a leading manufacturer of High Pressure laminates, continues its tradition of daring, innovative design with Serigrafia — now in a raised Longline finish.


Invest Your Family In The Fun Of “Eating Out” With All The Comforts And Closeness Of Home

Today, a picnic can be anything from a casual meal on the porch, with paper plates and plastic forks, to a formal picnic lunch, with gourmet food served on good china.


What In The World Is A SunPipe?

Using simple reflective hollow-pipe delivery systems known as Sun Pipes, homes and businesses harness and use free natural light.


Butcher Block Countertops

Because butcher block is naturally porous, when it is used as a food preparation surface it is very important to clean it thoroughly after each use.


Heated Skylight Owner? Save Energy on Cooling the Indoors with Cellular Window Shades

To cut back on energy use, keep portals to the sun’s direct light such as skylights and windows covered when necessary.


American Hardwoods: Nature’s Greenest Choice, Time To Set The Record Straight

Because hardwoods are renewing and so abundant, they are nature’s choice for eco-effective design and building.


Do Your Part — Replace Older 3.5 Gallons-Flush Toilets With New Water-Saving, High-Efficiency Models

Mr. Bamboo, Inc., has introduced a line of 100% bamboo kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities for today’s environmentally and quality conscious homeowners.


Eco-Friendly 100% Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets & Vanities: A Green And Durable Choice For Homes

Mr. Bamboo, Inc., has introduced a line of 100% bamboo kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities for today’s environmentally and quality conscious homeowners.


Patio Furniture Shows its True Colors

Wood is a wonderful, versatile material that makes beautiful indoor and patio furniture.


Outdoor Living Rooms–Hot New Trend

In almost every decade since the 1950s, there has been a new “big thing” in home improvement that becomes a profit-maker for dealers and builders – from finished basements, to media centers, to professional-grade kitchens.


Ikea Introduces Stockholm, A High-End Collection

Velvet chairs, mohair throws, cowhide pouffes, fully-lined, linen curtains: the all new IKEA STOCKHOLM collection looks, feels, even smells “super expensive” at prices that are anything but.


Antiquing: A Great Way To Revive Old Wooden Furniture

If you’ve ever admired the soft patina of fine antique furniture, you’re a prime candidate for learning the techniques of antiquing as applied to old pieces of furniture.


Bathroom Safety Products: Safeproofing Your Bathroom Is Easier Than You Think

Bathroom accidents are far too common, yet many bathroom slips and falls and burns can be prevented with bathroom products designed to minimize the risks.


Decorative Light Strips Add Style And Atmosphere

Accent lights in furniture, cabinets and shelving can focus attention on prized possessions or help create a unique style and atmosphere in your home. Decorative strip lights designed for this purpose are easy to install and inexpensive.


Unique Cabinet and Drawer Knobs Can Liben Up A Child’s Room

If your child insists on having dinosaur handles on his dresser, you’ve come to the right place. Learn how small, imaginative touches like Amerock’s unique cabinet handles and drawer knobs can transform a room and delight your children … all at minimal expense.


Easy Furniture Fix-Ups For The Holidays

Your furniture goes “funky” days before company is set to arrive. What to do? Here are some simple furniture fix-ups to help your home look its best during the holidays.


Easy Weekend Projects Booklet Helps Do-It-Yourselfers Create The Extraordinary From Ordinary Furniture Finds

If you’ve ever wondered how creative homeowners turn yard sale furniture finds into wonderful works of art, you’ll want to read this article and get your hands on a new booklet available from Minwax. The booklet provides a variety of project ideas and tips to help you create extraordinary furnishings out of ordinary furniture.


Wood Preparation Is Secret To Finishing Success

Unfinished furniture costs less to buy and allows homeowners a unique opportunity to coordinate finishes in the home features like wood trim. These basic wood staining and finishing guidelines can help you get started.


Ready-To-Assemble Furniture Kits: A Growing Trend Among Do-It-Yourself Consumers

Building your own furniture from scratch is a daunting task, but assembling fine furniture from ready-to-assemble furniture kits is a breeze. Learn how you can score a great bargain on furniture and a great sense of accomplishment all at once.


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