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    Creative Ways to Repurpose Furniture [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 4 days ago

    If you are considering redecorating your home, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at first. With so many choices of design schemes, furniture styles, and colors, you may not know where to begin. As you embark on your decorating project, take a moment to think outside the box and consider creative ways you can use consignment furniture in your Bay Area home. You might normally consider only using a dresser in the bedroom, but you can also put it to work as a kitchen island with plenty of built-in storage. Even if you don’t have small children, a repurposed crib can work in your house as a unique bench or bookshelf with just a few tweaks. Check out this infographic from Home Consignment Center, your top choice for consignment furniture in the Bay Area, to learn more ways you can repurpose home furnishings. Please share with your friends and fellow decorating enthusiasts!

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    The Benefits of Creating a Home Office

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Home offices can be wonderful additions to any home, particularly when you’re working from home more often than not, or if you’re trying to run an at-home business. For most people, the dining room table just won’t do. There are many benefits to creating and furnishing a home office—half the fun is in buying furniture and office supplies—and we’re going to share just a few with you today.

    Sanity Savers
    Working from home can be challenging if you don’t have a dedicated space. Friends and family tend to not recognize or respect that you are actually at work if you’re trying to do it on the couch in your pajamas. Creating a home office sets a physical boundary so that everyone knows when you’re at work and when you’re not. Moreover, you’ll find yourself being more productive when you have your own dedicated work space.

    Money Savers
    Your home office comes with multiple ways to save cash. From virtually eliminating your commuting, lunch, and wardrobe expenses to increasing the value of your home, you might be surprised at just how much of your paycheck you get to keep when you work from home. You don’t even have to call home to check on the family—just step into the next room!

    Plus, home offices are tax deductible. When you buy furniture for your home office, it’s a tax write-off. The same is true of any equipment or supplies you need to perform your job out of your home office. You may even be able to deduct a portion of your home’s energy expenses, as well as part of your Internet expense, provided that you only use your home office for work.

    If you’re ready to set up your own home office, visit us at Home Consignment Center to buy furniture and other great finds. You can also consign or sell your own gently used furniture if you’re looking to upgrade your room. Visit our website, drop by one of our locations, or simply give us a call at (925) 272-0067 for more information about how it works and what we have to offer.

    Fitting a Guest Bedroom in Your Overall Home Design

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Incorporating a guest bedroom into your home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. In fact, it can be a lot of fun to get creative in a room in a way that you might not have otherwise explored. For example, the guest room in this video was designed around two very unique lamps, and it took shape from there with a “green” theme.

    As the video shows, you don’t have to make a guest bedroom bland and boring. With the right colors, accessories, and furnishings, it can be one of the most interesting rooms in your home. When you need to buy furniture to complete your guest bedroom, come shop with us at Home Consignment Center. We have the furniture you need to give your room the feeling of luxury, with amazing prices that don’t hurt your budget. Call (925) 272-0067 for more information.

    Making Your Office an Extension of Your Home

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who is fortunate enough to work out of the comfort of your own home, then it's important that you create a workspace for yourself that is both inspirational and in line with the rest of your home's décor. The key to making your home office an extension of your home is to buy furniture and other interiors that reflect the style and theme already present in the rest of the property. You can also make it feel just as cozy as the other rooms in the home by clearing up clutter and hiding electronics and other gadgets that can be distracting to the eye when not in use.

    Be sure to also buy furniture that falls in line with the color scheme that you've established in other areas of the home. This will ensure that there is a solid flow throughout the home and that your office doesn't stick out in a negative way. The perfect place to find the furniture pieces you need to complete your home office is the Home Consignment Center. Discover how you can buy furniture, consign furniture, and sell furniture at any of our six Bay Area locations by calling (925) 272-0067. 

    Beach Cottage Decor for a Living Room

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Are you looking for inspiration for your upcoming living room remodeling project? If so, then be sure to check out this video from the design experts at HGTV, which draws from beautiful beach cottage décor to makeover an otherwise basic living room. Beach cottage décor is influenced by light colors and a feeling of comfortable elegance.

    In order to create that comfortable yet classy vibe in your living room, it's essential that you include plenty of multifunctional furniture so you can maximize storage and eliminate clutter. Choose furnishings that feature interesting details and rich textures so visitors to your house will be instantly drawn to the space and all that it has to offer.

    If you're looking for the right furniture to spice up your living room or any other room in the home, then come to the Home Consignment Center today. To find your nearest Bay Area location, call (925) 272-0067. 

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