Cooks Carpets & Furnishings Blog

  • How to Design and Lay Out a Small Living Room

    All small living spaces present design challenges. However, as many people spend a lot of their time in the living room, figuring out the arrangement for this space may prove especially tricky. From selecting furniture that doesn't feel cramped, to creating inconspicuous storage, to choosing wall hangings that highlight the room's best features, there are a wide range of design aspects that will help you create the living room you've always wanted in your small space. Continue reading

  • Learn About the Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

    While there are many different types of flooring materials to choose from, there have traditionally been two types of flooring that have been the most popular among homeowners for years now - hardwood and carpet. These two types of flooring are very different from one another, which means that it's usually pretty easy to decide between the two. But what exactly makes hardwood a better choice than any other flooring material? Here are the pros and cons of using hardwood flooring so that you can determine that answer yourself. Continue reading

  • 5 Ways to Quickly Transform the Look of Your Home

    Have you been wanting to update the look of your home but you don't want it to take forever or break the bank in the process? There are many ways that you can revamp your current decorating style. Some of these are so simple and easy that they only take a few minutes. This means that you can change your house with each season and special occasion. You can also stay up to date with the latest design trends, and try out new styles before making a bigger financial commitment.

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  • Tips for Creating a More Productive Home Office

    More and more employers are giving their employees the option of working at home. Many others are starting their own businesses and working out of their dwellings. When you add it all up, that is a lot of home offices.

    The home office can either be the most productive place in the home or the most chaotic. It all depends how the office is constructed, how it is run and how disciplined the inhabitants are. Here are some tips to make your own home office as productive as possible. Continue reading

  • Practical Tips for Choosing the Best Leather Furniture

    If you are in the market for new furniture, the beauty and durability of leather is hard to beat. A quality leather sofa, loveseat or chair will bring a bit of old world charm to any room, and this type of furniture is made to last.

    It may cost a bit more to outfit your living room with leather furniture, but in the end the cost will be much less. When properly cared for and carefully chosen, leather furniture will retain its classic good looks for years. That means fewer trips to the furniture store, less out-of-pocket costs and more fun for you and your family. Continue reading

  • How to Choose the Best Flooring Option for Your Home

    Whether you are building a new house or moving into an existing one, the choice of flooring is one of the most important decisions you will make for your home. No matter which type of flooring you pick, you will be living with it for years to come. Putting down new floors, whether hardwood or carpeting, is a time-consuming and complicated process, and not something you want to do often.

    That means that the best thing you can do is make the right choice up front. If you do your homework and think about your lifestyle, you can choose flooring that you and your family can enjoy for decades to come. Continue reading

  • Create a Cozy Oasis with the Right Living Room Furniture

    Whether your home is a cozy cottage in the woods or a mansion on a hill, the right furnishings can make all the difference in the world. The way you choose to furnish your home says a great deal about your taste and style, and about how much you value your leisure time. Continue reading

  • Choosing the Ideal Dining Table for Your Home

    Dining tables come in an array of shapes, sizes and styles, which can make the experience of choosing your ideal table less a joy and more a challenge. Significant life events and special occasions are shared and enjoyed at many a dining table. It's also the spot where families come together for quality time each day, making it the heart of many homes. To help you choose the ideal dining table for your home, follow these simple steps. Continue reading

  • New and Exclusive Models from Parker Knoll, Ashwood Designs and Sit-best

    We're delighted to announce we've just launched an exclusive model from Parker Knoll.

    We've also taken in a fantastic model from Ashwood designs, manufactured in Aberdare, South Wales.

    Last, but not least, we've some great new reclining models from Sit-best in Scandinavia. Introductory offers are available on all the models.

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