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6 Questions About Home Office You Should Answer Before Setting It Up.

Ask yourself these 6 questions before you arrive at any store.

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Why is our generation different from all other generations when we think about “home office?” Well, in previous generations they would commute each day to their place of employment.  They worked their eight hours and then commuted back home again.

     But in our present generation, a paradigm shift has occurred.  Our generation thinks, “do we need to commute an hour or so, traffic can be horrible, to our place of employment or can we get our work done at home?”

Now, more people are working from home than ever before. Whether you are a lawyer, accountant, professional writer, consultant, movie star agent, etc. Our generation figur

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ed out a way to accomplish their daily job at home – sometimes, in their pajamas. With the advent of computers and email technology, many of today’s workers are not finding it necessary to commute to work each day.

Employees are finding it easy to bring their “office” home.

     However, creating a functional home office can be quite difficult. Consequently, buying the furniture and electronics for your home office is not an easy task.  A perfect home office, which can inspire great work, requires careful planning, creative imagination, thoughts about efficiency and strict budgeting.

Planning first will produce great results instead of the dreaded, home office regrets if they fail to plan. Ask yourself these 6 questions before you arrive at any store:

  1. Internet connectivity along with proper phone lines must be a paramount decision along with easy access to multiple outlets for electricity.
  2. Your home office room must have a pleasant temperature for all seasons of the year. Heating and air conditioning will create the atmosphere for optimum work.
  3. Must be a quiet area. In the late morning or afternoon your home office will be quiet because you may be the only one home.  However, when the kids come home or friends are visiting along with other distractions, your home office must be secluded enough to preserve a quiet working environment.
  4. Don’t purchase everything you think you need at one time. Start out slowly when making purchases. You will need at least:
  • Desk: $100 to $200
  • Computer and Monitor $600 to 700
  • Printer $70 to $130
  • Fax $80 to $130 – don’t buy an “All in one Printer/Fax” –  they breakdown quickly and are not efficient.
  • 4 or 5 drawer file cabinet. Having a good filing system leads to organization and efficiency.

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  1. Your home office should be your space.  If other people are using your space   even though they may be your husband or one of your kids, you will lose efficiency by office supplies disappearing or your computer/printer or fax will not work properly if used by many people.
  2. A comfortable chair, but not too comfortable so that you fall asleep.

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If you follow these suggestions above in creating your home office, your home office experience will be a complete success. Planning first will build a wall that will protect you from bad decisions. Start out slowly when making your purchases, you will never over spend, and you will make all of the right choices.

Why not make your home office one of the most enjoyable and efficient rooms in your house? Please let me know if this post was useful for you and don’t forget to subscribe below and follow me on social media. Thank you!!!

 

Samsung’s Washer/ Dryer of the Future

Give your laundry room a modern update with this Samsung large-capacity washer and gas dryer (WA50K8600AW and DV50K8600GW). You will feel like you have stepped into the future when using this set, which include several unique features.

The washer features a built-in sink and water jet, so you can easily presoak heavily soiled clothes and hand wash delicates.

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The gas dryer’s Multi-Steam technology reduces wrinkles, odors and bacteria from your clothing, and the 12 drying cycles let you choose the right setting for all your clothes, towels and linens. With its sleek control panel, this Samsung large-capacity gas dryer makes doing laundry easy.

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The AMHERST collection from Acme Furniture

Elegant and in a rich Espresso tone, the Amherst collection by Acme Furniture is one of our most popular bedroom collections at Wenger Furniture in Los Angeles.

This beautiful traditional bed will make a gorgeous statement as the centerpiece in your bedroom. The “Mansion” Bedroom Collection will blend beautifully with your decor and help you create a warm environment.amherst

Ultimate Comfort mixed with Smooth Black Leather: The best recliner in Los Angeles

Black leather recliners are a dime a dozen, and with good reason: they are some of the most popular types of recliners around. From the big brands to local factories, everyone seems to have a black leather recliner available.

At Wenger Furniture, we have a great leather recliner available from Ashley Furniture. It’s called the Dylan DuraBlend® rocker recliner, and it is a high-quality faux leather option.

Rest assured, the 7060425 Dylan DuraBlend® rocker recliner gives you the best of all worlds. Curved, contemporary lines and stylish stitching details make quite a fashion statement. Plush padded arms, thick bustle-back cushion support and signature DuraBlend seating are an irresistibly comfortable combination.

Be sure to come to Wenger Furniture in Los Angeles to check out this and other great recliners!

See your refrigerator’s contents with just a knock!

Have you ever wanted to check what you have in your refrigerator without opening the door and losing cold air? Then the LG LFXC24796 Refrigerator is perfect for you! Just knock twice on the windowed door and the innovative InstaView™ window lights up and becomes transparent!

This same door has the Door-in-Door® feature which allows you to get in and out to retrieve beverages and other snacks.

 

Find this innovative refrigerator and other great products at Wenger Furniture, now celebrating our 70th anniversary!

 

 

 

Thinking about Buying a Dining Room Set? Ask yourself these questions first

Buying a new dining room for your home is not an easy task like grocery shopping or buying tickets on-line for the next big Billy Joel concert. A perfect dining room purchase requires imagination, careful planning and follow-through. Too many times a loving couple, man or woman will venture into a furniture store to buy what they think will be an awesome dining room set  that they will cherish and enjoy, only to choose a set that they dislike two days into their five year relationship. They should have done their due diligence at home.

Being at the store without knowing exactly what they want and what they will need for their family will lead to a house full of anxiety if the furniture store delivers their chosen set, and the set is completely wrong for their household. Save yourself the hassles, arguments and intense anger by planning first.

Ask yourself these questions before you arrive at any store:

1)  Is the dining room set for everyday use, for formal occasions or do you need a dining room set for formal occasions and everyday use?

2)  How many people will be sitting at your table enjoying two or three meals a day? Comfort and convenience are a major factor.

3)  How much room do you have in your eating area ? Measure accurately, in feet and inches, the entire room available. If necessary, lay some newspapers down on the floor to give you an example of available space. Don’t forget about the chairs. They take up space; however, they are not always “pushed in” under the table. Measure your available space with the chairs situated as if a person is seated in a comfortable position.

4)  This is an easy question; what color set do you like?

5)  Do you want a regular, standard 30” height table or do you want the newest style, a  36” counter height table with the  24” dinette chairs acting as bar stools.  24” stools have become the latest fad; however, they are sometimes not the most comfortable. The foot supports, known as stretcher bars, must be placed in the correct position for optimum comfort and some people’s legs tend to tire when they are not comfortably resting on the floor. Double check and try to imagine sitting on a counter height set, before you make the purchase, for at least 20 minutes.

6)  What kind of table top do you want:  tile, marble, solid wood, melamine / painted paper finish or Formica? The most durable scratch resistant table tops are Formica and marble. The other finishes need  place-mats for table top protection if you want to keep your table looking fresh and elegant.

 

If you answer these questions before you visit a variety of furniture stores, your chance of a buying the right dining room set increases.  Careful planning is the key to a great purchase that you will be happy about for the years to come. Your dining area is normally next to the kitchen and is sometimes the busiest spot in the house. Why not make it the most enjoyable room and the most comfortable place to be!

Best Practices for Washing Clothes

  • Always use HE (High Efficiency) detergent.

    Front-loading clothes washers are designed to use High Efficiency detergent. Using regular detergent creates too much suds, which will affect the machine’s washing and rinsing performance. Over time, it can lead to odors and mechanical problems.

  • Fill it up.

    Clothes washers use about the same amount of energy regardless of the size of the load, so run full loads whenever possible.

  • Wash in cold water.

    Water heating consumes about 90% of the energy it takes to operate a clothes washer. Unless you’re dealing with oily stains, washing in cold water will generally do a good job of cleaning. Switching your temperature setting from hot to warm can cut energy use in half. Using the cold cycle reduces energy use even more.

  • Use a drying rack or hang clothes outside.

    Where and when possible, air-drying clothes instead of using a dryer not only saves energy, but also helps them last longer.

  • Avoid the sanitary cycle.

    This super hot cycle, available on some models, increases energy use significantly. Only use it when absolutely necessary.

  • Activate the high spin speed option.

    If your clothes washer has spin options, choose a high spin speed or the extended spin option to reduce the amount of remaining moisture in your clothes after washing. This decreases the amount of time it takes to dry your clothes.

  • Leave the door open after use.

    Front-loading washers use airtight seals to prevent water from leaking while the machine is in use. When the machine is not in use, this seal can trap moisture in the machine and lead to mold. Leave the door ajar for an hour or two after use to allow moisture to evaporate. Make sure children do not climb into the machine while the door is open.

  • Rinse the washer every month.

    Some manufacturers recommend rinsing the washer each month by running a normal cycle with 1 cup of bleach to help reduce the risk of mold or mildew buildup. Consult the product owner’s manual before attempting.

All the best washing machines and other appliances available at Wenger Furniture in Los Angeles.