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July 18, 2016

Designing A Multipurpose Room

 

Big house or small, it doesn’t seem to matter — most of us are usually looking for more space, or at least smarter ways to use the space we already have.

 

Enter: the multipurpose room. This flexible space can come in handy in more ways than one. Office, guest room, playroom and more — a few simple tips can provide that much desired square footage you’re looking for.

 

 

 

The Guest-Friendly Office

 

Not all of us have the space for a separate home office and guest room, which is where this double-duty space comes in.

 

To start, pick a bed that doesn’t overwhelm the space. A Full-size as opposed to a Queen will provide a few extra square feet — leaving you with the visual space for a desk and everything that goes with it.

 

That being said, try to keep your desk clutter-free. Paper organizers and baskets will help the space to feel tranquil enough for a visitor, but functional enough for work.

 

The Living Room/Dining Room

 

If you live in a small house, you might not have the space for a formal dining area. Luckily, carving out a small slice of dining heaven is easier than you might think.

 

When needed, try pulling a pedestal table right up to the sofa and add a couple of chairs. Just like that — your very own banquette.

 

The Foyer/Music Room

 

Grandma’s antique upright piano has been in the family for generations, but most of us don’t have the music room to house it (or the know-how to play it). Don’t “fret” — your foyer, often underused, can easily be transformed into a music room fit for Beethoven!

 

Dining Room/Playroom

 

The dining room/playroom combination might seem far-fetched, but a harmonious marriage of the two might be easier than you think.

 

Dining tables make excellent surfaces for arts and crafts (just don’t forget the plastic table cloth). And that buffet that houses rarely-used china? Voila — the perfect new toy cabinet. Additionally, the often centralized positioning in the home makes it easy to keep little ones in the line of vision.

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

Designing A Multipurpose Room

 

Big house or small, it doesn’t seem to matter — most of us are usually looking for more space, or at least smarter ways to use the space we already have.

 

Enter: the multipurpose room. This flexible space can come in handy in more ways than one. Office, guest room, playroom and more — a few simple tips can provide that much desired square footage you’re looking for.

 

 

 

The Guest-Friendly Office

 

Not all of us have the space for a separate home office and guest room, which is where this double-duty space comes in.

 

To start, pick a bed that doesn’t overwhelm the space. A Full-size as opposed to a Queen will provide a few extra square feet — leaving you with the visual space for a desk and everything that goes with it.

 

That being said, try to keep your desk clutter-free. Paper organizers and baskets will help the space to feel tranquil enough for a visitor, but functional enough for work.

 

The Living Room/Dining Room

 

If you live in a small house, you might not have the space for a formal dining area. Luckily, carving out a small slice of dining heaven is easier than you might think.

 

When needed, try pulling a pedestal table right up to the sofa and add a couple of chairs. Just like that — your very own banquette.

 

The Foyer/Music Room

 

Grandma’s antique upright piano has been in the family for generations, but most of us don’t have the music room to house it (or the know-how to play it). Don’t “fret” — your foyer, often underused, can easily be transformed into a music room fit for Beethoven!

 

Dining Room/Playroom

 

The dining room/playroom combination might seem far-fetched, but a harmonious marriage of the two might be easier than you think.

 

Dining tables make excellent surfaces for arts and crafts (just don’t forget the plastic table cloth). And that buffet that houses rarely-used china? Voila — the perfect new toy cabinet. Additionally, the often centralized positioning in the home makes it easy to keep little ones in the line of vision.

July 05, 2016



We’re springing full speed ahead into summer — the pools are cool, and the barbecues are hot!

But along with the burgers and hot dogs, comes the accidental ketchup squirts and beer spills. Not to worry though — when it comes to safeguarding your carpet against the summer BBQ, we’ve got you covered. 



 

BBQ Sauce & Ketchup Stains 



That dark red spoonful of sticky condiment can be a scary sight on your lush carpet. Luckily, stain removal can be as easy as taking a deep breath and grabbing a butter knife. 



Start by gently scooping up as much as you can from the carpet using the butter knife. Then to treat the excess, use a mild solution of warm water and non-bleach detergent. Gently blot the area, starting from the outside edges and moving towards the center. As always, remembering not to rub.

Beer



There’s nothing quite like a cold brew on a hot day. Except, of course when that cold brew lands on your carpet.

A common spill at the family BBQ, start by using clean paper towels or a white cloth, and blot up as much of the spilled beer as possible.

Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water, and blot the stain frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
 Finish by using cold water and blot dry to remove the solution.

What happens if the stain is still visible? 

If your BBQ stain still lingers, don’t panic — that’s what the experts are for. Simply hire an IICRC-certified and CRI-approved carpet care professional like Rite Rug to tend to any BBQ stain disaster this summer. 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator



We’re springing full speed ahead into summer — the pools are cool, and the barbecues are hot!

But along with the burgers and hot dogs, comes the accidental ketchup squirts and beer spills. Not to worry though — when it comes to safeguarding your carpet against the summer BBQ, we’ve got you covered. 



 

BBQ Sauce & Ketchup Stains 



That dark red spoonful of sticky condiment can be a scary sight on your lush carpet. Luckily, stain removal can be as easy as taking a deep breath and grabbing a butter knife. 



Start by gently scooping up as much as you can from the carpet using the butter knife. Then to treat the excess, use a mild solution of warm water and non-bleach detergent. Gently blot the area, starting from the outside edges and moving towards the center. As always, remembering not to rub.

Beer



There’s nothing quite like a cold brew on a hot day. Except, of course when that cold brew lands on your carpet.

A common spill at the family BBQ, start by using clean paper towels or a white cloth, and blot up as much of the spilled beer as possible.

Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water, and blot the stain frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
 Finish by using cold water and blot dry to remove the solution.

What happens if the stain is still visible? 

If your BBQ stain still lingers, don’t panic — that’s what the experts are for. Simply hire an IICRC-certified and CRI-approved carpet care professional like Rite Rug to tend to any BBQ stain disaster this summer. 

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