No bar? No problem. Creating a cocktail corner has never been easier now that bar carts have become a home décor staple as opposed to a means of delivering room service in a swanky hotel. Compact enough to fit just about anywhere in your living space yet large enough to house all the essentials - now that is something to drink to! Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred these essentials are sure to please you and your guests. Toast to the Tray || Utilize a tray as a way of dividing space on your bar cart for a neat and organized look. Keep items like the cocktail shaker, barware, and glassware on the tray so when the drinks are made they are ready to be served with ease. Lively Libations || A well-stocked bar should include a base of gin, bourbon, vodka, rum, tequila, and if space allows, a single-malt scotch and a bottle of champagne. Pick your favorites or try: Gin – Hendrick’s; refreshing flavor perfect for mixing summer cocktails Bourbon – Four Roses; great for mixing or sipping Vodka – Tito’s; quality gluten-free option Tequila – Casa Noble; 100% blue agave and organic makes it good for margaritas or sipping Rum – Mezan XO; perfect balance of sweet and spicy In addition to the basics it’s also good to have: an orange-flavored cordial as this is a popular ingredient for many different cocktails, sweet and dry vermouth, bitters, tonic, and club soda. Infuse Personality || Personalize your cart with bar elements like bottle stoppers, a decanter, and a bottle opener that evoke your style and make a decorative, yet functional statement. Don’t forget the bar book – your trusty sidekick that will transform you from hostess to mixologist in one recipe!
Embrace holiday entertaining with ease this year by letting your guests concoct their own perfect hot chocolate. Create a hot chocolate bar complete with novelty mix-ins and toppings that are sure to tantalize their taste buds. Gather around the fireplace and enjoy this rich cup of cozy while sharing laughs and stories… The Base || Whether you keep it simple with pre-made hot chocolate mixes or you create your own, kick it up a notch by offering your guests a choice of white, milk, and dark chocolate mixes. Don’t forget to keep the hot water and milk handy! Liquid Mix-ins || This is where you can get really creative since there are so many delicious options! Some non-alcoholic choices are vanilla, peppermint, maple, raspberry or hazelnut extracts. Caramel and honey are also fan favorites! From the bar: Amaretto, Frangelico, Chambord, Kahlua, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. If you’re feeling a little frosty drop in a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream! Dry Toppings || Stir your concoction with a cinnamon or peppermint stick. Add a dash of nutmeg or make it a Mexican hot chocolate with chili powder! Don’t forget the mini marshmallows and whipped cream! Set the Stage || Sprinkle the table with holiday cheer! Use fresh evergreen branches to create a table runner and layer in festive vessels for candles and decorative Christmas trees to complete the look.
Dear lawn mower – it’s time to move out. Of course it’s practical to store your outdoor accessories in your shed, but where’s the fun in that? The she/he shed trend has been taking off for a reason – it’s fun, nostalgic, and just slightly irresponsible (in the best kind of way). So whether you are building one from the ground up or converting the one that currently stands in your backyard, here are a few possibilities of what this micro retreat COULD be… The Literary Respite || Calling all bibliophiles, this one is for you! Create your own personal reading room to escape to when you need some alone time. Line the walls from floor to ceiling with built-in shelves to hold all your favorite books. Cozy it up by adding an area rug and an ultra-comfy oversized chair to curl up in when indulging in the latest bestseller. Finish off the look with proper lighting. If you have electricity available to you, consider a floor lamp. If not, line the floor and ceiling with battery-operated string lights and some candles so you can still read out there at night! The Pub Shed || Go out for a drink without ever needing a designated driver – transform your shed into an outdoor bar! Home bars come in many different lengths, provide ample storage, and can double as your drink prep space as some have built-in dry sinks too. Pair the bar with a few bar stools and you’re ready to serve your friends and family the most creative cocktails in the neighborhood. Don’t forget to install shelving to display your best ion! The Zen Sanctuary || Even if you aren’t a die-hard yogi, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tranquil spot to simply collect your thoughts or meditate? Find your serenity by painting your shed in soothing azure tones and laying down a plush rug scattered with floor pillows. Depending on the size of your space you could even add a daybed! The Hotel Room || Equipped with a super comfy bed dominated by plush pillows, a mini fridge filled with snacks, and a fluffy robe this tiny refuge could be better than a 5-star hotel. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll have to start taking reservations in advance – all your friends will want to stay! The Hobby Haven || Turn this space into your activity room. For the art lovers, this is your blank canvas. Keep your curated collection here like a gallery or create it on the walls of the shed like a mural. Are you a writer? Make this your chic office of inspiration. Just like hobbies, the ways you could transform this tiny space are truly endless.
Playtime is not just for the kids anymore. Thanks to all the advances in technology it’s now possible to create an arcade right in your own home without actually looking like an arcade. Choose your elements of fun and let the good times roll… The Space || The square-footage of your space will determine how you choose to fill it. Be mindful that most game tables require 3-5 feet of additional space around them in order to play comfortably. Lighting is also important as some games require more direct lighting than others; while if you decide to focus on digital gaming / theater you will need adjustable lighting. The Furniture || Regardless of how much space you are working with creating a bar area is possible from bar carts to bar cabinets to built-in bars! Are you a digital gaming guru / movie maven? Splurge on comfy theater seating that reclines and is equipped with cup holders and USB ports. Are traditional table games more your style? Fill the room with pub tables and bar stools so people have a place to relax and snack while they wait their turn. The Fun || Now that you have the basic design layout you can choose the fun! You can’t go wrong with a pool table, foosball table, or air hockey table, but if space is limited consider games that don’t take up as much space in the room such as darts or shuffleboard. Keep some vintage board games on hand for a nostalgic twist!
Who says most people today have shorter attention spans than goldfish? When it comes to favorite TV shows, this couldn't be further from the truth. With the advent of online streaming services comes more choices than ever for bingeing TV series and movies. Whether it's an epic fantasy, big-screen blockbuster, teen drama or vintage comedy series, your ever-expanding queue is probably as full and varied as your music library. Some of us binge watch on electronic devices, but why not make the experience more comfortable and create a viewing space complete with a cozy sofa or sectional, entertainment center, and a fully stocked bar?   Go Big & Stay Home || The main benefits of binge watching include no tickets to buy, no lines to wait in, no big heads or talkers to sit behind, and no set time to watch (fewer true cliffhangers, too). In addition, you can set an intermission time that's as long, short or frequent as you choose, and you usually don't need to go far to replenish snacks and refreshments. To ensure you always have the best seats in the house, invest in a plush recliner with room to stretch out. If you have space, make it a sectional with recliners, tilt headrests, and cup holders for your favorite beverages. Optimize Screen Size || If you watch frequently and your friends and family often join you, make sure you have an adequate entertainment center to house your flat-screen TV and accompanying accessories like DVDs, remotes and more. Make your viewing space even cozier with an electric fireplace console, which generates a warm ambiance that's especially inviting during the winter months. Treat Yourself || Dinner and a movie doesn't have to mean using up your entertainment budget for the week when you binge-watch at home. You can set up a home bar area with a classic bar cabinet or go high tech with a coffee table that functions as a mini fridge with a drawer for cold drinks, plus power outlets, USB ports and more. If you're short on space, a trolley bar cart is perfect for creating your own movable concession stand. Pass the popcorn and hit "Play."
If you happen to be this year’s designated host for New Year’s or any other special occasion, the countdown to what and where you’ll serve guests has begun. The nice thing about New Year’s is you don’t need a 5-course meal, but can rely on casual finger foods and hors d’oeuvres to keep the night going. It always helps to have a tantalizing variety of cocktail choices, which you can elevate to an art form with the right home bar. Whether you prefer a stationary bar stocked with wines and drink mixing accessories, or a compact trolley bar cart that lets you move the party to any room, you’ll impress guests with how you display and present it all – in addition to the memorable treats you’ll be serving up. How about something easy and green? Spinach Balls || Savory hors d'oeuvres or side dish, delicious on their own or dipped in your favorite mustard!
Do you ever wish you could move a table, chair or sofa yourself, without relying on your partner, neighbor or friend to help you move it? Sometimes you just want a change and feel like trying a different furniture configuration without a hassle, or you want an easy way to vacuum underneath an item. This is where casters can help. From discreet mini casters on a shiny bar cart to large, industrial cast-iron wheels on a distressed wood table, you can make rearranging furniture easy and stylish. Make it Multifunctional || Suppose you need a new cocktail table for your living room but frequently use the room's sleep sofa for visiting guests. A table with casters is the ideal solution. You just wheel it out of the way when you set up your sleep sofa. Or, if you like to entertain guests in the living room, but during the holidays, the dining room holds more people, a bar cart on casters will be the perfect multitasker. Work in a Rustic Element || If you like the vintage industrial look of rustic pieces but don't want to incorporate a total factory into your home, an accent piece on casters is a great solution. Place a multi-drawer console with casters in a home office, for example, and it will add character to your space, and work smarter by giving you more flexibility. An office chair on casters will be an asset, too, and a rich, leather upholstered one can add a warm rustic element to the room. Roll it This Way || First patented for use on furniture in the 1800s, casters were originally made of metal. Today, you'll find casters made of myriad materials, including metal, plastic, glass and rubber. In addition, there are different caster types. In general, rigid casters (like the back ones on a shopping cart) will allow you to move the item forward and backward, and swivel casters (like on many office chairs) let you move the item 360 degrees. Some items feature locking casters, which are especially important on heavier furniture for safety.
Creating a theater experience inside your home has never been easier now that televisions are getting larger, clearer, and smarter. Give your brain an escape from reality and indulge in your favorite television show or latest blockbuster without leaving the comfort of your own home. You have the television, now you need the furniture to complete the room. Seating || For the ultimate cozy experience, a plush oversized sectional is the way to go. Consider one in durable upholstery like Sunbrella so if someone spills you won’t have to think twice about it. Sectionals also give you the ability to achieve a couple different seating configurations. Leather recliners will give you the most authentic look and feel of a theater and come in a few different variations such as loveseats and sectionals. Zero clearance recliners will maximize the amount of seating you’ll be able to fit in the room. Add some cozy blankets and let the film roll. Storage Unit || The size of your television will depend on the storage unit you purchase. Wall units can house most televisions up to 70 inches, sound system, and other consoles. They also give you the ability to add a few personal touches such as picture frames or fan memorabilia. Or if that’s not your style, consider a smaller console that will still keep your accessories organized, but on a minimalist level. Some even have built-in fireplaces for added ambiance and coziness! Snack Bar || For a touch of whimsy and added authenticity, create your own concession stand so good snacks and drinks are only a foot away! If space is tight you can achieve a similar feel with a fully stocked bar cart too!
The holiday season is in full swing! Whether you are opening your home for guests to stay after a party or you have family visiting for an extended period of time, spruce up that guest room and make them feel as though they are staying at a five star resort! Fluff the Bed || Crisp white sheets, a cozy duvet, and lots of fluffy pillows will create a bed that was made for sleeping in until noon. Don’t skimp on the mattress! All those delightfully comfy bed linens will be wasted on a lumpy old mattress. A quality mattress is a great investment as it will last longer than average since it’s a bed that won’t be slept in nightly. Finish off the look with a folded throw at the end of the bed. It’s always a great idea to have an additional blanket handy since everyone has different sleeping temperature preferences. Keep it Clean || For some of us, the guest room can turn into a bit of a catchall. Be sure to declutter prior to your guests arriving. Not only will it heighten their experience, it will also force you to decide what to keep and what to purge! Be sure to designate an area for their belongings whether it is a chest with a clean surface or an oversized side chair. Create a calming vibe in the room by keeping the décor simple and the color palette light and airy so it truly feels like an escape (you might even find yourself wanting to spend the night in there sometimes!). Thoughtful Provisions || Create a mini-bar for your guests complete with a few snacks, bottled water, toiletries, a charging device, and a notecard with the Wi-Fi password. A bar cart is a great landing place for this set-up! Also include a few bath towels so they won’t have to bother asking every time they want to freshen up. If you have guests that are visiting the area for the first time, compile a list of must-see attractions, dining recommendations, and local events for them to refer to at their leisure! Lastly, add a vase of fresh flowers for a pop of color and subtle fragrance!
Dining areas come in all shapes and sizes so it is important to let your space dictate what furniture you need to fill it. Is it a high traffic area because it is part of an open floor plan? Is it a multi-purpose room? Or maybe it's a formal room that is only used on special occasions. Either way it will be an area where people will gather, so make it fun, functional, and most importantly make it you! Size Matters || Be mindful of the size of the dining table that you choose; measure twice, buy once. In an area where you will be entertaining, you want the ease of movement. The shape of the table will be unique to your space and design aesthetic, just remember to keep it consistent with the rest of your home so it flows. Choose Your Chairs || They don't need to match; they just need to look good next to each other. Try mixing hard and soft materials like tufted with wood. Another fun way to mix it up is with the style of the chair. Incorporating a bench into your table design is a great way to create a sense of intimacy. On the flip side, barstools can be a stylish space saver and great to have on hand when you have more guests than expected. Set the Mood || Lighting is an art form of its own and will set the tone of your dining area. Choose a light fixture that fits the style of your space so it doesn't compete with your overall design. Add ambiance with a dimmer function. Make it Yours || This is the space where stories are told and memories are made. Create intrigue with wall décor or another piece of furniture. Unique artwork can be a great conversation starter and bar carts are a stylish way to keep the good times flowing!
Outdoor Living || Relax and entertain al fresco with cool seating, patio umbrellas, fire pits & more If you live in a part of the world with four distinct seasons, it feels incredibly invigorating when you first open your home to the outdoors in spring. Because the season can seem short, it's key to make your outdoor space as comfortable and inviting as possible, especially if you entertain a lot. If you happen to have a swimming pool, this will probably be the focal point of your setup. Organize your space much as you would inside, with designated seating areas, complete with area rugs – durable synthetics, or natural abaca or sisal are ideal. Sprinkle in garden stools or small tables that can be easily rearranged. For finishing touches, include hanging flower pots, large planters, and string lights to make the view even more enticing.   Furniture Must-Haves || Start with the coziest seating you can find. Depending on the size of your space, you can include a sofa, loveseat, chairs, or even a sectional. Consider how you plan to use the space. If dining al fresco is number one, invest in a table that accommodates an umbrella, and make sure the chairs include cushions. If frequent naps and reading time are on the agenda, a chaise, swivel chair or glider will feel especially welcoming, along with a convenient side table to place your beverage, snacks, and a book. When choosing fabrics for seat cushions, pillows and umbrella canopies, decide if they will receive full or partial sun exposure. Generally, acrylic fabrics such as Sunbrella are the most durable and soft, and will not fade, while spun polyester fabrics are durable, but stiffer, and more likely to fade.   Inviting Extras || A memorable outdoor soiree includes many elements. Obviously, a fun mix of family and friends is essential, but as afternoon segues to evening, certain factors make people want to linger. If it gets chilly, a fire pit can provide just the amount of warmth and ambience you need to keep the party going. If you prefer an upgrade to your old beach cooler, you can set up a portable trolley cart on casters for a "help yourself" bar. A large tray to organize accessories like napkins, cups and plates is helpful. And, if your gathering is still in full swing during evening hours, don't forget citronella candles to keep bugs at bay – except for fireflies, of course. You may want to count or chase them.   Light & Shade || There's simply no comparison to natural light. It just makes you feel more energetic. But when temperatures sizzle in midsummer, you need to shield yourself and guests a bit. This is where a great patio or deck umbrella will do wonders. As the day progresses, adjust the umbrella's angle to keep direct sunshine under control, and if you feel a sudden raindrop or get a downpour, a strong, sturdy umbrella really helps. If you're making s'mores come nightfall, hang some string lights or battery-operated lanterns to make the scene magical.
If you're lucky enough to live in a temperate climate, your home is more likely to blend inside and outside year 'round. But if you reside in a northern region, by now you're longing for the day when you can haul out the patio or deck furniture for dining al fresco and relaxing with nature. Well, why wait? There are many furniture pieces you may already have stored away that can be used inside right now. For example, wicker or metal tables and chairs, sisal rugs, bar carts, ceramic garden stools, Sunbrella pillows, and even garden gnomes, are all items you can sprinkle indoors. It's all about lightening up your space, lifting your mood, and living in the moment – a way to evoke the tropics when you're freezing.   Casual & Cool || For the most part, there's nothing formal about outdoor furniture. It's designed for relaxation and leisure – long stretches of it. Most outdoor pursuits are of a casual nature, so most often furniture and accessories follow suit. Woven wicker, lightweight aluminum, breezy linen and cool cotton evoke casual days spent out in the open. So there's no reason you can't place, say, a wicker side table in your bedroom and use it as a nightstand. Or, if you live in an older home with a sunporch, why not furnish it with chaise lounges, an outdoor cocktail table and a pair of airy ceramic garden stools, and imagine it's mid-July instead of March.   Lightweight & Movable || One of the advantages of many outdoor pieces is their flexibility. Furniture is often light enough to move easily, and some loungers and tables have casters, which make it even simpler to haul it all inside. If you have, say, an outdoor metal table with a top that's seen better days, but it has beautiful ornate legs – bring it inside and put a colorful full-drape tablecloth on it and you'll be happily surprised at how great it looks! Sturdy & Indestructible || Typically, outdoor furniture is designed to withstand the elements for many seasons. This is especially true if you own ipe wood or teak pieces, because they're extremely strong, and if they're unstained, they will develop a weathered patina over time that gives them an attractive, lived-in appeal. And, outdoor fabrics today are designed to be fade- and stain-resistant, so pillows and cushions will be equally useable indoors. And, that cute garden gnome reading a book? Though he'll probably survive the winter intact, why not keep him from getting lonely outside and bring him in to guard the fireplace.
As summer winds down (sigh) and those cool mornings and nights slowly close in on the day that can only mean one thing (okay maybe two): FOOTBALL season is here! You’ve been cheating on your comfy sectional all summer with your outdoor furniture – now it’s time to take that party inside! Invite your friends & family over for the game and whip up that comfort food like a DIY mac & cheese bar! The Noodles || Start with your basic mac & cheese… Ingredients: Makes 6-8 servings, double as necessary 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (10-oz.) block extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 (16-oz.) package elbow macaroni, cooked Directions: 3 easy steps! 1. Preheat oven to 400° - microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. 2. Gradually whisk in warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. 3. Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. The Toppings || Then add your favorite meats! BBQ Pulled Pork || Sweet & southern inspired. Ingredients: Makes 6-8 servings, double as necessary 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast 1 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 extra large onion, chopped 2 large cloves garlic, crushed Directions: 3 easy steps! 1. Pour the vegetable oil into the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the pork roast into the slow cooker; pour in the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth. Stir in the brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion, and garlic. Cover and cook on high until the roast shreds easily with a fork, 5 to 6 hours. 2. Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred the meat using two forks. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and stir the meat into the juices. 3. Serve it up in your favorite dish with a spoon so guests can easily scoop and top their mac & cheese! Buffalo Chicken || Savory with a kick! Ingredients: Makes 6-8 servings, double as necessary 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 (12 oz.) bottle buffalo wing sauce 2 tablespoons ranch mix seasoning 2 tablespoons butter Directions: 3 easy steps! 1. In medium bowl, combine the buffalo wing sauce, butter, and ranch seasoning. 2. Place chicken breasts in lightly greased slow cooker. Pour hot sauce mixture over chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 3. Shred chicken breasts in the slow cooker and serve! Lobster || New England classic! Ingredients: Makes 6-8 servings, double as necessary 6-8 1lb lobsters Salt Directions: 3 easy steps! 1. In a pot large enough to comfortably hold the lobster, fill the water 2 inches from the top adding 2 tbsp of salt for each qt of water. 2. Bring water to a rolling boil & steam each lobster individually for 7 minutes. 3. Shuck & serve in small pieces so it can be easily folded into the mac & cheese!
The sideboard is a style savvy space saver that can work in virtually any room in your home. What once was a necessity for storing your finest silverware and serving utensils for ease of entertaining has now become a mid-century modern statement piece that infuses multi-purpose functionality with style. In the Dining Room || The most traditional spot for the sideboard can be revamped by how you choose to utilize it. Style the surface with decorative vases, books, or use it as a resting place for a piece of large scale art for an ultra-modern look. Add a couple decanters and a decorative tray to define a space for your barware and turn it into a full bar! In the Entryway || Slim in depth, the sideboard is a perfect addition to your entryway since it won’t take up too much space. Store items such as cold weather accessories, tech accessories, or anything else you might forget when you’re running out the door. In the Bedroom || Not a fan of matching bedroom furniture? Go modern and use a sideboard to store folded clothing and accessories! The sideboard can also double as a chic media unit for your bedroom as many have hidden cutouts for wire management. In the Living Room || Like the bedroom, you can use a sideboard in your living room as a small-scale media unit. This is a great storage solution for small space dwellers! It’s also a great way to divide the space in an open floor plan. Define where the kitchen ends and the living room begins by styling the two pieces back-to-back against one another. In The Kid’s Room || A sideboard is one piece of furniture your child will never outgrow! Use it to organize their toys, books, or even clothing!   In the Office || Why have a boring filing cabinet when you can use a stylish sideboard to store your office supplies? Tuck away those larger objects like reams of paper or even your entire printer to create a seemingly clutter-free space to get your work done.
Jordan's Furniture - Nashua, NH OUR SHOWROOM to the north, the Nashua location will greet you with the inviting scent of fresh deep fried doughnuts (made to order!) and the colors and styles of today's latest furniture designs. The Nashua store is 65,200 square feet, and was built in 1983. Address 327 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03060 603.888.8989 Store Features Furniture Factory Outlet Jordan’s Sleep Lab Snack Bar Jordan’s Furniture Preferred Hardscape Company Waterscapes of New England the pond & patio professionals Toll Free: 866-373-7702 Local: 978-373-7702 http://www.waterscapesofne.com/ Store Hours Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm Store Services Customer Pick-Up Gift Cards Home Delivery In Home Design Customer Pick-Up Location 7 East DeSilvio Drive Nashua, N.H. 03060 Customer Pick-Up Hours Monday - Friday: 10 am to 8 pm Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Departments in Nashua Living Room Dining Room Bedroom Rugs/Carpets Careers We’re located at 327 Daniel Webster Hwy. View Larger Map  
Keep Rugs Beautiful Jordan's Furniture offers these tips for care of rugs and runners. Care and Maintenance for Area Rugs Professional cleaning is recommended when rugs are soiled. Rugs should be vacuumed regularly to remove dirt and abrasive particles. Avoid vacuuming fringe and side selvage areas. Vacuuming the fringe can result in it becoming shredded or torn away from the body of the rug. Hooked rugs and braided rugs should be vacuumed using the "bare floor" setting on the vacuum to prevent damage. Using a beater bar (that's designed for use on a rug or carpet setting) can snag loose fibers and cause pulls and runs in the surface. Rotating rugs 180 degrees annually will alternate wear patterns. The use of furniture cups under extra-heavy furniture helps prevent permanent damage to rug fibers. Rug Padding Quality rug pads provide support and stability to the area rug, ensuring better performance and appearance. Rubber- bottom rug pads keep rugs from slipping and moving. Quality solid surface rug pads (not thin or waffled mesh pads) will protect the surface of the floor underneath, minimizing scratching and damage to floor finishes. Quality solid surface rug pads (not thin or waffled mesh pads) prevent dye transfer from the area rug to floors underneath- including wall-to-wall carpet. Quality solid surface rug pads with anti- slip rubber bottoms keep rugs from creeping, wrinkling and cupping under furniture legs. Quality solid surface rug pads with anti-slip rubber bottoms prevent rugs from being stretched out of shape. Quality rug pads with a rubber bottom layer prevent moisture stains from seeping through the rug, damaging floors- great for homes with pets! Thin vinyl rug pads (non-skid or waffle) can stick to the floor over time, or create excess heat build-up under rugs, damaging floors. Rubber pads are recommended as they "breathe" and are less likely to stick or affect hard surfaces. On the Surface: Pilling, Shedding, Sprouts and Pulls New area rugs can shed excess yarns through pilling and shedding. Certain types of rugs, such as tufted rugs, are more prone to shedding. Frequent, thorough vacuuming can reduce shedding time. Customers with allergies might consider machine woven and hand knotted rugs instead, as these rug types are less likely to shed fibers. Yarns that extend up from the surface of the rug pile-"sprouts and pulls"- should be cut with sharp scissors as needed. Pulling on sprouted yarns in a hooked rug can result in permanent damage. Dye Variations Dye Variations: In many rug types, especially handmade rugs, horizontal dye variations are to be expected. Known as abrash, it sometimes appears to have a "striped" look. Due to the natural variations in the dyes, as found in hand knotted rugs, or intentionally woven into the pile, abrash adds to the wonderfully rustic appearance of the rug. Odors: That "New Rug Smell" Most new furniture, including rugs, often has an odor. The odor is not harmful, and will dissipate in a short amount of time. Air out the room by opening doors and windows if possible to reduce the smell of the new furniture. Using dryer sheets, or coffee grinds in an open container, near the furniture can help neutralize any odors.
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Celebrate the opening of America's favorite pastime with America's favorite BBQ food: hot dogs. Spice up your hot dog game by setting up a buffet station by your outdoor dining set and dedicate it to delicious toppings that range from classic to eclectic. The options are endless, but here are a few to get you started… Dogs & Buns || Offer a mix of all-beef and veggies dogs so guests with dietary restrictions can join in on the fun too. Bratwursts and sausages are also great options to add in the mix! Since there will be many toppings to choose from it will be good to have a variety of bun styles too. Hoagie rolls will be great for those that really want to make a monster dog while traditional rolls are perfect for a few toppings. Satisfy those carb-cutters by also offering large leaves of lettuce as a breadless option! Tasty Toppings || The options here are truly endless, but to streamline the process for both you and your guests print a couple specific recipes and leave the cards at the station as a guide. Below are a few crowd-pleasers: The All-American: beef dog topped with mac & cheese, bacon bits, and crushed potato chips. Bonus: add BBQ pulled pork. Mexican Street Dog: beef dog topped with seasoned ground beef, chargrilled corn, scallions, lime mayo, and Cotija cheese. Classic Reuben: sausage, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing (mayo, ketchup, and sweet relish). Hawaiian Dog: veggie dog topped with diced pineapple, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, and teriyaki mayo (mayo, teriyaki sauce, and lime juice).   Creative Condiments || Be sure to include all specialty condiments necessary for the recipes you choose such as the mayo mixes, but also include the classics. Offer a catalog of mustards that range from spicy Dijon to sweet honey to traditional yellow. BBQ, Buffalo, and Sriracha are also fan favorites. Just don’t forget the relish and ketchup!
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Get advice on how to care for area rugs and rug padding, including tips to prevent rug wear and reduce pilling, from the experts at Jordan's Furniture.
Get advice on how to care for area rugs and rug padding, including tips to prevent rug wear and reduce pilling, from the experts at Jordan's Furniture.