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Family and Home – Cornerstones of Society November 18, 2010

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As you may already know, family is the cornerstone of any society, and foundation for life. But starting a home/new family can be quite challenging if not thought out and addressed properly.

Home and family guides provide useful information and articles for family with babies about baby and parenting, home study, and home improvement. Family can easily be defined as a group of individuals sharing similar ancestry. It can also be defined as a group of individuals sharing similar ancestry and living under the same roof.

Similarly, being a parent can be one of the most difficult tasks known to man. It’s important that we understand what it means to be a parent. In order to do so, we must first take a look at the needs of children, more specifically babies. – From cuddly babies, to terrible twos and threes, and tolerable fours.

But the benefits are many, over and above the effort put into it. We hope that these baby and parenting, schooling and home improvement guides found at Home and Baby dot org will help you in carrying your family responsibilities and putting lots of joy into it. For more information on baby and parenting tips and guides, feel free to visit


All Furniture Services November 16, 2010

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Furniture Repair, Antique Restoration
Cleaning, Polishing, Re-dying & Refinishing
Dis-assembly & Assembly, Carpentry
Sleeper & Recliner Mechanism
Repair & Replacement
Water, Liquid, Heat & Fire Damage Repair
Leather, Fabric, Vinyl Repair & Re-upholstery
Touch-Up, Fill-in, Finish Restoring & Color Matching
Fine Art / Statue, Ceramic &
Wood Floor Damage Repair

These are just some of the services that can be found at All Furniture Services (AFS) dot com. Their team of professionals is capable of handling/carrying everything essential to give immediate on-site, in-home, and in store furniture repairs on wood, leather, vinyl, fabric, upholstery, metal, stone and mechanisms. Optimal methods and goods are chosen to make their repairs permanent. They will return your furniture to its original or even better condition!

AFS is a top notch, highly rated furniture service company in the New York City metro area. Known for their quality, reliability, affordability and on-time service, they received recognition for all types of furniture repair and dis-assembly services:

1. 2006 Audience Winner in Home Repair Category.

2. Award of Best of Flushing 2008&2009 in Furniture Repair & Refinishing by US Local Business Association.

3. Multiple Publications including New York Magazine. Time Out New York, etc.

4. Spotlight on NBC News.

5. Awarded Certificate of ISO 9001:2000 Standard.

If you don’t believe me, just take a look at some of their customer feedback.

Contact Info:

Tel: 718.268.2727 — Toll Free: 888.575.6757
24/7 Direct: 347.528.7777


Geoffrey Stevens Homes October 13, 2010

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Before you furnish a home, you may want to purchase one. For those interested in settling in the NYC area (specifically Manhattan and Queens), Geoffrey Real Estate is an excellent source of NYC homes, coops, condos, apartments and more.

Areas Include:

  • Manhattan
  • Bayside
  • Queens
  • Astoria

At their site, you can search for NYC apartment rentals in:

  1. West Village
  2. Greenwich Village
  3. Chelsea
  4. East Village
  5. Gramercy Park
  6. Soho
  7. Upper West Side

Also provided are Manhattan Coops and condos, along with specific floor plans and large photos.

Geoffrey Stevens Agents are familiar with the surrounding area; the buildings; the landlords, the streets, and the schools.

Additionally, they offer Manhattan office and retail space. NYC apartment rentals vary in fees! In Bayside and Queens, its always 1 month fee. “Manhattan Real Estate is the best in the country, so it pays to invest in NYC. So have fun searching for your next purchase or rental in Bayside, Queens or Manhattan. We also serve Whitestone, Douglaston, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens.” – GSR


Martin Furniture and Interior Fittings October 11, 2010

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With the industry in decline, traditional solid wood furniture prices continue to rise. There now only a few that stand out amongst the rest in quality/brand. Congruently, there are few reputable manufacturers of high quality furniture accessories left remaining. Among this handful, Martin continues to leave a mark as one of the premier UK furniture Castors.

Martin and Co was founded over 65 years ago. When supply for local high quality cabinet and door handles was limited, they provided Birmingham manufactured handles and fittings. However, as demand increased around the late 1950`s, they had to expand. Under new ownership,  Martin & Co. were shipping its products all over the country. Soon enough, they were distributing their products to the United States.

Their full line of products includes the following:

Furniture fittings
Kitchen handles
Kitchen knobs
Brass Cabinet locks
Architectural hardware
Interior fittings
Brass handles
Brass cupboard knobs
Door knockers

Most of their production still takes place in Birmingham, the heart of the industrial west midlands. They are a progressive company with plans for further expansion and openness to new business endeavors. Along with the nine listed above, their working on incorporating much more into their primary business line.

“With the most comprehensive ranges of cabinet hardware and decorative accessories, we offer a virtual one stop-shop for domestic and contract furnishers, restorers, top end bedroom and kitchen manufacturers, shopfitters and interior designers.” – Martin & Co.


Electric Fireplace To Get You Through Those Cold Winter Months September 30, 2010

If you happen to live in an area where you certainly get your fair share of  the winter season, there may not be a better piece of furniture than an electric fireplace that brings both warmth and elegance to a living space.  Electric fireplaces vary in size, style, heat output and price.  However, some basic electric fireplaces that offer a reasonable amount of heat with just the right amount of style can be found for under a couple hundred dollars.

Electric Fireplace

Warmth and Elegance

Choosing what design to purchase will be your toughest decision.  However, it is pretty easy to get a halfway decent idea of what could work and what wouldn’t.  If the room is small and basic in design you don’t want to get an over the top electric fireplace that would overpower the other items in the room.  The model shown above might fit nicely.  However, if your room is large and very modern then perhaps something a little more unique that becomes the centerpiece of the room would be okay.  The model shown below is something that would fit specifically with the other decor in the room.

Modern, Centerpiece

Unique Modern Look

Regardless of which unit you choose, you should be sure to check the energy consumption and the heat output of the model.  While electric fireplaces are cleaner than conventional fire places, you don’t want to run your electric bill through the roof.  So you should consider something that isn’t overkill for your application so if you do want/need to use it a lot you don’t wind up going broke.  Before buying an electric fireplace, determine the size of the room you want to place it, the number of windows, how well the room is insulated and how many doors/entryways there are leading into the room and run them by a specialist where you are purchasing the unit.  Their expert advice can help you determine what type of heat output would be required to adequately warm your desired room.


Picking The Right Hammock Isn’t Always A Relaxing Experience August 23, 2010

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Ah, summertime it’s hard to not think of rest, relaxation, long days, warm nights, and lots of time to lie around to do nothing (if you’re so lucky to do so). The season also means taking out the dusty old hammock and letting the summer wind rock you to sleep while you lie in arguably one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture ever created. Plus, nothing says summertime (and all the rest of those things) more than a comfortable hammock. However, if you don’t already have a hammock, finding the right one can be anything but a relaxing experience.

Comfortable Hammock Furniture

Hammock Furniture

When shopping or looking for a new hammock it’s best to consider some questions before making the purchase, such as who is going to use the hammock? If you have a big family then it’s best to purchase a reliable and sturdy one that is bound to be able to support everyone just in case of a full get together one sunny summer afternoon. It’s also important to consider you’re climate. If you live in an area that has a harsh winter it may be best to purchase a hammock that can easily be put away. Finally, figure out how much space you have and purchase accordingly.

Now, this all can sound like a hassle for something that’s as simple as a hammock, but it’s important to remember that the right hammock makes all the difference when it comes to relaxing and taking it easy over the warm and lazy summer.


A Good Ceiling Fan Makes For One Cool Room June 24, 2010

The summer season can be a blistering one especially without any sort of air conditioning to protect you from the summer heat. Centralized air and air conditioners do serve their purposes of keeping any home cool and comfortable but it’s important for a house (even one that has AC) to have a ceiling fan. Not just any ceiling fan mind you, but one that keeps everyone the right temperature and also fits into the aesthetics of the room. It’s true that many would never consider ceiling fans to be an important piece of furniture but when it comes to air conditioning and having the right look for a room, the right ceiling fan makes as much of a difference as any couch, table, or any other piece of furniture.

When considering a ceiling fan it’s important to take into account three things: style, airflow, and installation. When it comes to style, ask yourself what kind of room am I putting this fan in? If it’s a living room or den then going above and beyond with an expensive fan (one with a nice wood finish or a state of the art steel one) may stick out too much. However, if you’re putting one in a nice room, chances are you want it to look as nice as the room you’re putting it in.

Airflow is obviously important or you wouldn’t even be getting a fan to begin with. A slower less airflow type of fan is more for climates in which it gets warm but not hot. If you live someplace that is scorching hot you’ll want to think about a fan that pumps out air at a rapid speed.

Finally, installation is important to think about when buying a fan. If you get a fan that’s too difficult to install you might have to find someone who can put it together for you (which at times can be very hard to find), so get one that you can put together on your own so that you can get your fan up and running.

Ceiling fans may seem like nothing more than just cheaper air conditioners but the right one can make for one cool room.