What To Look For When Buying Upholstery

By Designer Vincent Kinsler, Good’s Home Furnishings Charlotte, NC Showroom

Vincent Kinsler Designer Good’s Home Furnishings Charlotte, NC Showroom

Most consumers, who are in the market to purchase furniture for either a new home or just to spruce up an existing one, find that shopping for upholstering can be an overwhelming experience.  The reason behind the anxiety is that the three things a consumer needs to know about purchasing upholstery, are the three things they can not see, which are as follows:

1. What is the frame?

 2. What is the support system?

3. What is the cushion core?

For most consumers, they find themselves at the mercy of the sales person who greeted them. Depending on how knowledgeable this person is can either decrease or increase your stress level. In most cases, after spending 20 minutes of your time with this individual, you realize that he or she knows as much about upholstered furniture as you do.  This can be very frustrating for the consumer, who graciously thanks the person for their time; only to have a repeat encounter with the next neighboring furniture store they visit.  It’s no wonder consumers walk into furniture stores with their hands up and an eyebrows raised and tell the person greeting them that, “We are just looking.”  As animated as the story just told, the reality, however, holds true for most consumers. How does one then overcome or avoid this type of experience? 

Rule #1
Do your homework before leaving to go furniture shopping. Know that most quality upholstery is going to be hand made by skilled Artisans, who generally use hard rock maple for the frame. The frame is skillfully hand crafted using Mortise and Tenon and Dowel Construction to add strength and durability. Today it is easy to Google and watch videos of how this is done in order to better understand the process in building this type of frame. It’s very similar to that of building a house. Very few consumers, who have ever built a house, would rush their contractor through the framing process of their home. In keeping that mindset, neither should someone rush the process for a handcrafted piece of furniture being built. Depending on the company making your furniture, prepare and accept the fact that you may have to wait 8-16 weeks before it is completed. Remember, if it is worth having, then it is worth waiting for.  Another option to frame construction is laminate. A laminate is a material made from hardwoods such as birch, maple, walnut, and oak. It consists of 3-7 thin layers of plywood, in which industrial glue is applied between each layer to give it strength and support. *It is important to note that any frame that is made with a laminate cannot be recovered.

Rule #2
The Support System that fits inside the frame is as important as the frame itself. In hand made upholstery, the best support system is an 8-Way-Hand-Tie. Each coil or spring has eight hand tied knots that is connected to the next coil beside it. The process is repeated until reaching the outside of the frame where it is then nailed down. The advantage to this type of construction, especially in a sofa, is that when the person sits on the furniture, his or her weight is supported and distributed across the entire frame. It is highly recommended that a person over 225 pounds, who is frequently using a piece of upholstery, should highly consider going with an 8-Way-Hand Tied Support System.  As there is an alternative in regard to frames, so is there is an alternative to support systems in upholstery. This is referred to as a Sinuous or “No Sag,” spring.  Some refer to it as an “S” spring that runs vertically from the front on the sofa’s frame to the back of the frame. These coils are either stapled or screwed down with a clip. Industry standard can be 3-9 inches apart between each coil. Some manufacturers may use two coils, or sinuous springs, on the ends of a sofa for example; in order to give it additional support where most people sit.  If you have ever undone a paper clip, so it is with a sinuous or “S” spring.  Once it is bent by a child jumping on the furniture or someone heavy who flops themselves down on it, it’s time to start looking for its replacement. 

Rule #3
The Cushion Core is the third concern to have when looking at overall construction. If you are buying a hand made sofa, most cushion cores will be spring down, which are encased in a Muslin wrap. This is the best core that you can purchase. An easy way to quickly identify if the cushion is spring down or not is to see if the cushion crowns or is flat in appearance. A flat cushion core is more than likely to be foam. For consumers who are allergic to down, there are alternative cores that will still give you comfort without sacrificing quality. As with the frame and support system, so it is with the cushion cores. Instead of a spring down cores, most manufacturers use foam. A Universal Standard foam cushion core is a 1.8 density foam, the higher the number, the denser the foam, and in most cases, greater longevity as well.

In having a better understanding about the three things to look for that you cannot see when buying upholstery, now it is time to learn about what you can see. That is to make the decision as to whether to use fabric or leather on the frame you just selected.  Believe it or not, this subject is more cumbersome than the three things you just learned about in the construction of upholstery. It’s also an area of buying which will determine how much money is going to leave your wallet, or how much you are going to keep in it based on what you know about this topic. That, however, is a workshop for another time. As a closing note in the meantime, take a legal pad with you to each furniture store you visit.  Have notes you have made from doing your research at home and have questions ready for the sales person or designer helping you. This will give the appearance that you are shopping, well informed, and serious about buying.  It will also save you time spent in each store by quickly identifying whether you know more than the sale person helping you. Make furniture-shopping fun!  When that sales person greets you at the door and says, “May I help you,” don’t tell them you are just looking, but put them to the test.  In the end it’s going to save you time and money for being prepared for the inevitable.

Email Vincent Kinsler 
Charlotte, NC Showroom 11735 Carolina Place Parkway 704.910.4045

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French Heritage The Romantic Offerings Of A Stylish Paris Flea Market Look Is Reflected In Many Of Our Famous Furniture Brands

Paris Flea Market Romance Reflective of French Heritage Styling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we have loved the French Heritage brand for many years, today we say hello to a new selection of fine furniture makers who mirror this same romantic French look and eclecticism. Shop some of our newest names who invite you on a new journey, down pathways of French styling and romance. You’ll recognize many of these names who continue the nostalgic scene and styling in their Bedrooms, Dining Rooms, Living Rooms and many French-accented Tables and Chairs. Names like Theodore Alexander, Hooker Furniture, Fremarc Designs, Henkel Harris, Althorp and many others. Shop now and enjoy French Heritage styled furniture and its elegance as it takes you on a journey to the past. Our selection and styles are both fun and imaginative in their French heritage look and feel – each design and piece of fine furniture in these collections at Good’s Home Furnishings in Charlotte and Hickory, North Carolina are classical;yet, updated in an eclectic sense to blend and work well with some of today’s more modern Luxury Homes in Charlotte NC.

Whether you’re working to update one room or your entire home each of these brands in our showrooms continue the look and nostalgic feel of Yesterday’s French movement in fine furnishings. SHOP NOW Good’s Home Furnishings https://www.goodshomefurnishings.com

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Charlotte, NC Design Ideas And Some Beautiful New Sofas, Bedrooms And Dining Rooms On Sale. Plus, NC Furniture Outlet Shopping

Luxury homes in Charlotte, North Carolina are stars this spring and summer – From unique accessories to some of the newest fabrics for living room sofas and chairs. Plus, we see a growing trend in consumers wanting to customize their bedrooms and dining rooms to coordinate with their current Charlotte and Hickory NC Homes’ overall look. Good’s Home Furnishings in Charlotte and Hickory, NC have always approached each home as unique and deserving of a personality-based look. Each home and the home furnishings chosen should reflect those who live there. From custom wood finished dining rooms and bedrooms to the drawer pulls on an accent chest, each piece should tell a story. One of our best design tips is to suggest customers take some of the things they already own ( Family photos, a vintage vase or an antique passed down from a relative ) and blend it with something new of color or texture. The joy and surprise when guests enter the home and see faces they know blended with colorful accessories and or accent pieces make for great conversation. Get playful and creative, there are no rules.

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Also there is a growing trend in shoppers wanting to enjoy a more nostalgic shopping experience, a day-long browsing Paris Flea Market journey through outlet priced high-end luxury furnishings. The Good’s Home Furnishings Outlets in the Hickory Furniture Mart location offers an incredible selection of various outlets and money-saving opportunities on name brand furniture and accessories, there shoppers can enjoy NC discount furniture shopping on a huge selection living rooms, bedrooms, accessories, dining rooms, outdoor furniture, rugs, art and much more. Choose from the Vanguard Furniture Outlet, Hickory White, Lillian August, Kingsdown and others. And don’t forget Good’s also has Furniture Clearance outlets in each showrooms. The best part is all of these beautiful furniture pieces can be shipped directly to your home any where in the continental United States. Nationwide Furniture Delivery is one of the many services Good’s Home Furnishings offers it’s customers, plus if you live within 20 miles of our 2 showrooms they also offer in-home design services. Visit one of our showrooms today or shop online, they can help you create some unique spaces.

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A Splash Of Color Can Change Your Home From Average to WOW! Design Ideas, Rugs, And Beautiful Furniture On Sale!

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Day in and day out we often face those same wall-colors, a room filled with just beige or often just dream of a world more colorful; yet, for some reason we are hesitant to challenge our room palettes or go out on a limb for a crazy sofa fabric.

Welcome to our world! Good’s Home Furnishings in Charlotte and Hickory North Carolina have often had those conversations with hundred of people – each wanting and or dreaming of something to take them a way from their beige-only world’s. We have meet this challenge by having a host of talented designers and sales staff on-hand which are all versed in space planning, color and coming up with unique ideas to create those perfect spaces. Its more than color, its more than a rug or selected piece of furniture, its about designing with each of those elements in place, complimenting each other. Each space is planned and customized to reflect your personality and loves in life. We blend the things you may already own with things of new, a pop of color or accent piece that sets your room apart from its past.

We get it and we’re here to help! Our buyers shop the entire globe for the finest in home furnishings and accessories – with each piece unique in its own space. We invite you to visit one of our 2 showrooms in Charlotte and Hickory NC or shop with us online, we know you’ll find something that speaks to you from famous names like Bernhardt, Century, American Leather, Lexington Furniture, Hooker, Lillian August, Smith Brothers, Vanguard, Universal, Kingsdown, Sherrill, Tommy Bahama, Stanley, Baker, Hickory Chair, Hickory White, Uttermost, Woodbridge and many others. We also offer in-store design services and in our local markets, in-home design services.

Take it from now to WOW with just one visit. Plus shop our NC Discount Furniture Outlets at the Hickory Furniture Mart – NC Famous Name Brands and Selection all at NC Furniture Outlet Prices!

Good’s Design Project

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How are you Furniture Styling this spring in Charlotte, NC? Bernhardt Furniture and Uttermost accessories have some great ideas. Plus shop our spring sale and save!

Good's Home Furnishings Spring Sale

Ever walk into a room and that WOW FACTORY hits your senses of sight, over stimulating that natural-born designer in you? Well Bernhardt Furniture has done it again! This spring shop an overwhelming senses-laced assortment of beautiful designer looks. From Bernhardt to their Bernhardt Interiors line you’ll think that WOW FACTOR is bent on making you loose a lot of sleep while mentally sketching out every room in your home, planning where each piece could bring new life and all the while uniquely showcasing your personality and home. Touch. Sit. Enjoy. From luxury bedrooms and dining rooms to that new living room that will make your entire family spend more time at home, their assortment is nothing less than breathtaking. Then blend these new looks with a unique assortment of Uttermost accessories and you’re styling in spring.

Shop Good’s Home Furnishings in Charlotte/Pineville NC and Hickory NC and let us help you create the perfect spaces in your home. Famous name-brand furniture, all value priced. From showroom shopping and special orders to our almost endless Outlet and Clearance Furniture selections you’re sure to fine that perfect piece for your home. Visit or call us today and let’s start styling in spring together.

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Leather Sofa Sale, Stylish Motion Seating and Comfortable Leather Recliners in Charlotte, NC

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Custom leather sofas, sectionals, motion seating and stylish recliners are showcased in our showrooms this month. Winter has chilled us to the bone, but our leather sofas and chairs have a way of warming up any home. All sofas, chairs, sectionals and motion seating are available in your choice of fabric or leather — choose from hundreds of colors.

Our designers can also help you customize your theater room with leather motion seating or stylish club chairs. Bradington Young recliners are made in North Carolina and feature handcrafted styling and incredible comfort.

The styles and looks are almost endless. Shop Bradington Young Recliners Now. Genuine leather seating is the perfect way to update the look of any room in your home, from a home office, to a family room or living room, we’ve got the style for you. Our showrooms in Charlotte/Pineville NC or at the Hickory Furniture Mart offer a large selection to choose from.

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Winter Bedroom Sale. Master Suites. “Bedrooms You’re Going To Fall In Love With.” New Inventory.

At the end of each day retreat to your private retreat – stylish and unique bedrooms by all the famous designers. Buying a bedroom in Charlotte and Hickory North Carolina has never been easier. Our buyers have just returned from the recent Fall High Point NC Furniture Market with some incredible bedroom finds. From modern sleek to shabby chic, we’ve got a look for every taste. Famous names like Universal Furniture, Vanguard, Bernhardt, Hooker Furniture, Stanley, Hickory White, Hickory Chair, Century, Palettes and many others. Shop our new bedroom, dining room and living rooms inventory or we welcome special orders. You can also buy at one of our many NC Discount Furniture Outlets in the Hickory Furniture Mart — NC Famous Name Brands and CLEARANCE FURNITURE shopping at two locations ( Charlotte/Pineville NC & Hickory NC ). SHOP Good’s Home Furnishings.

Universal Upholstered Bed Good’s Home Furnishings Charlotte NC. Shop online now https://www.goodshomefurnishings.com
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Charlotte, NC and SC In-Home And In-Store Design Services. Creative Ideas For Unique Space Planning And Buying Stylish Home Furnishings. Plus, NC Furniture Outlet Shopping

Creating Unique Spaces In Your Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Design. You Enjoy.

SHOP NOW, call or visit  our showroom in Charlotte NC and see how easy it is to take your home to a higher level in design and functionality. Our new In-home design services and traditional In-store design services provide all the resources you need to create the perfect spaces in your home.

Our designers can help you pull it all together. Enjoy our In-home and in-store design services. Design assistance with rugs, paint choices, fabrics, lighting, accessories, bedding, space-planning and special orders. NC Outlets and Clearance NC Discount Furniture Shopping. Plus, here are a few helpful design tips:

1- Space planning and color choices create the perfect look in any room. When decorating a media room, consider using darker, low sheen colors on the walls so that light is absorbed rather than reflected. Be sure there’s plenty of comfortable seating with ample table top space for beverages and snacks.

2-Take it to another level. Your master suite will thank you for it. It’s easy to update your bedroom for the seasons: In warm weather, consider a cotton coverlet for the bed and remove heavy drapes from windows. In winter, dress the bed in flannel sheets, a down comforter and textured duvet.

3- The perfect way to add color to any room. Accessorize, Accessorize. The impact of several large accessories in a clean contemporary setting can bring a sense of drama to your home. Our selection of Uttermost Accessories is almost unending. Choose from wall art, statues, table and floor lamps, Accent pieces, sculptures, sconces and so much more.

Here are a few of our past projects and some of our favorite looks from the recent High Point NC Furniture Market.

Good’s Design Project

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In-Home And In-Store Design Services

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Pre-Holiday Furniture Sale – Luxury And Casual Dining Ideas, Plus our favorite picks from the recent Fall High Point Furniture Market

 

Whether you’re looking for some great furniture buys  or gathering ideas to update the look of your home for the holidays, we’re here to help. Our designers and staff can help you bring it all together. Luxury Homes in Charlotte have never looked so stylish and personalized to match the things you love and enjoy. From unique accessories to stylish custom made sofas and dining rooms, we’ve got the looks.

When you shop Good’s Home Furnishings in Charlotte or Hickory North Carolina you can rest assured you’re getting an incredible value on some of today’s hottest new looks in Bedrooms, Living Rooms and Dining Rooms. Shop our CLEARANCE FURNITURE in each showroom or visit the Hickory Furniture Mart and shop our showroom and NC Discount Furniture Outlets – Enjoy an incredible selection of famous name brand furniture at Discount Prices. Take advantage of our NATIONWIDE delivery and great service with every purchase you make, plus we offer Special Financing for qualified buyers! We make it fun and easy to create unique spaces in your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop famous names like Lexington Furniture, Hooker, Brandington Young, Vanguard, Kingsdown, Hickory White, Bernhardt, Lillian August, Martha Stewart, American leather, Hickory Chair, Stanley, Century, Universal, Tommy Bahama, Drexel Heritage, Smith Brothers, Stressless and many others. We carry all the names you know and love at substantial savings.

Also sign up for our monthly e-blasts and SPECIAL Offers and be the first to hear about special store events, design seminars and DISCOUNTED FURNITURE OFFERS.

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Fall Furniture Sale • New Color Trends Charlotte NC • Luxury Looks and Famous Name-brands Good’s Home Furnishings

Stylish Furniture On Sale

As Fall nears and the weather cools slightly we’d like to introduce you to some of the newest looks in luxury home furnishings – fresh new styles, colors and textures, all working to make your home more about you and celebrating the things you love. Whether choosing from a textured fabric motion recliner or inviting yourself to enjoy a new king size linen bed, we’ve got the looks you’re going to love.

Most items are available in custom fabric and leathers or for most bedrooms and dining rooms your choice of style, finish, chairs and more. Bring in your photographs, magazine-clippings and ideas and we can help you create the perfect spaces in your home.

This month we offer a great selection of new bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms from which to choose during our Charlotte and Hickory NC Fall Furniture Sale or shop online and have your purchase shipped directly to your home with our Nationwide shipping option. We make your purchase easy by offering special financing and often special offers through-out the month to save you even more. Often special offers up to 65% Off CLEARANCE items and up to 50% off select vendor promotions like Lexington Furniture, Hickory Chair, Universal, Century and Tommy Bahama. Stop by one of our showrooms in Charlotte NC or at the Hickory Furniture Mart.

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