How to Save Space With Furniture

It is often thought that adding furniture only adds to clutter. However, many times this is not the case!Our trash cabinet

Whether you live in a smaller home or apartment or just want to maximize your space, there are a few upgrades with purposeful pieces you can make to save space.

Trash Cabinet

Buying an item like a trash cabinet frees up space that a trash can would’ve taken up! Not only that, but there are drawers and a counter-like top, so you can easily integrate them into your kitchen, and you have added storage and counter space!

Chests

Chests are great for storing a plethora of items! Whether you use it in place of a bigger storage cabinet or as chest storage on standby if you need to clear off an area in your home, every bit of storage helps. Another benefit is that chests are beautiful! Gone are the days of plastic storage bins, and instead, you can have a storage system that is chic, stylish, and put together.

Tip: for even more functionality, go for one with a cushion, or add one yourself on top!

Bedding with Drawers

bed frame with drawers is a great way to maximize space. Not only can it store any clothes you have, saving you space on a dresser, but also any extra towels, bedding, or quilts!

 

When purchasing furniture of any kind, you deserve high quality and affordable prices. And at Carriage House Furnishings, that is exactly what we provide! From bedroom furniture to patio furniture and everything in between, our selection is sure to impress! We have only the best, and we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

3 Amish-Made Pieces of Furniture Perfect for Your Living room

Whether you are moving into a new space or want to refresh your current one, there are a few Our Amish-Made TV cabinetadjustments that can be done that can instantly make over your home! Amish-made furniture is always a top choice when considering adding to a room. It is durable, solid wood, and expertly made. Below are three pieces that are sure to fit perfectly in your living room!

 

TV Entertainment Cabinet with Maple Top

Our TV Entertainment Cabinet is a perfect place to put your television. The cabinet drawers make perfect storage for a wide array of items; from DVDs, electronic consoles, and books, there’s enough space for everything to have a place!

 

End Table with Drawer

Our end table is the perfect size for any home. Placed on either end of a couch, or next to a chair, it creates a warm, welcoming feel, perfect for cozying up with a cup of tea! The drawers allow for extra storage, ensuring a relaxing, clutter-free environment!

 

Coffee Table with Doors and Shelf

Our coffee table brings the whole room together. Not too large, but not too small; this table is truly the perfect fit! It has a shelf in the center, so you can store whatever you need. Now you can tuck your remotes and any other electronics safely away!

 

When purchasing furniture of any kind, you deserve high quality and affordable prices. And at Carriage House Furnishings, that is exactly what we provide! From bedroom furniture to patio furniture and everything in between, our selection is sure to impress! We have only the best, and we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

 

3 Pieces to Revamp Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is an important room in your home, and it is never a bad idea to give it a little extra love!

Our Lahoma Kitchen island with sliding barn doors

You likely don’t notice the little things in your kitchen- but we promise that a few simple changes will greatly impact your space!

 

Double Trash Cabinet

Our double trash cabinet with copper panel drawers is an excellent addition to any kitchen.

Our cabinet has forward pull drawers that make adding your trash cans and changing the bags a breeze. Gone are the days of a trashcan spilling onto the floor, causing unsanitary and unpleasant conditions.

 

Island with Sliding Doors and Barstools

We’ve spoken about the importance of eating together, but we are realistic and know that sometimes life gets in the way. This island with sliding doors is perfect for when you need to sit for a quick breakfast before dashing out the door. The sliding barn doors also allow for maximum storage capabilities!

Tip: order the swivel barstools listed on the page for maximum comfort!

Hutch with Glass Doors

Our hutch is versatile and beautiful. Need some inspiration to turn your hutch into an integral part of your home? Turn it into a coffee bar or tea station! Keep your mugs in the above cabinets, and on top of the hutch can go all your coffees, teas, and syrups. The cabinets below can hold your kettle and coffee maker, so all you need to do to have a nice drink at home is pull them out!

 

When purchasing furniture of any kind, you deserve high quality and affordable prices. And at Carriage House Furnishings, that is exactly what we provide! We have only the best, and we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

The Importance of Eating Together

Summer is often seen as a time when families can spend more time together! With kids off from schoolKitchen table with 4 chairs and a bench and vacations likely, it is easy to see why. No matter the time of year, it’s likely that the people in your family have different schedules, which can make eating meals together difficult.

In recent years, many people have decided to do dinner very casually- meaning that dinner is cooked or ordered, and people eat it whenever. This leads to people sitting on the couch in front of the television while eating and not talking to one another.

While ordering a pizza and watching a movie together can be a fun Friday night treat, doing it nightly has a bad impact. Studies have shown that sitting down to have at least one meal together- be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, per day has a wide array of benefits! Some of the benefits include the following.

Quality Time

Having a meal together allows everyone to reconnect and discuss their day. Rather than the usual “How are things?” “Good.” It allows for a deeper connection- maybe what starts as a discussion about the day can open into deeper conversations

Slow Down

Studies have shown that enjoying a meal together is a great way to become more grounded.

In addition, it also allows everyone to pay attention to what they are eating and slow down to enjoy the meal. While home-cooked meals are unparalleled in terms of flavor and offer health benefits, the benefits of eating together exist even with fast food. Rather than eating it in the car or over the kitchen counter, taking time to plate up the takeout or fast food and sitting at your table is much better.

 

With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why you and your family should eat meals together- and that’s where we come in. We have a wide array of tables: from extension tables to pub tables and everything in between!

When purchasing furniture, you deserve high quality and affordable prices. And at Carriage House Furnishings, that is exactly what we provide! We have only the best, and we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom or call us at 717-768-8712.

Three Pieces to Complete Your Perfect Patio

Summer is here, and with it comes longer days that are perfect for days spent on the patio. From BBQs to

Our Poly Swingwatching the sunrise with some coffee, nothing beats those long days. These moments call for furniture that is comfortable and built to last. Below are three pieces of our furniture that we know are perfect for your backyard, porch, and patio!

 

Poly Bistro Table and Chairs

Our Poly Bistro Table and Chairs are the perfect set for sitting on the patio. Their size allows them to fit in any area, and the weatherwood and black color combination make them a versatile fit!

 

Poly Curved Back Swing

For something that adds flair and comfort to any area, get our Poly Curved Back Swing. It’s perfect for relaxing with a good read, and can fit anywhere from a porch to a backyard, or even under your favorite tree!

 

Poly Zinns Mill Rocker

For a cozy chair perfect for unwinding, our Poly Zinns Mill Rocker is perfect. Pair it with a quilt or cozy knit blanket, and it’s perfect for those slightly chilly summer nights.

Each of the above pieces are made from premium recycled plastic, making it an eco-friendly and responsible choice. We also use premium stainless hardware, ensuring that your piece lives up to our promise of being built to last.

This summer, treat yourself to the luxury of comfort. When purchasing furniture of any kind, you deserve high quality and affordable prices. And at Carriage House Furnishings, that is exactly what we provide! We have only the best, and we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

Tips for Re-Decorating Your Bedroom

Summer is the perfect time to revamp your space! Often, we focus on re-doing rooms such as kitchens, A light grey matching bedroom set bathrooms, and living rooms, and we forget about the importance of our bedrooms! Many people think that since we mainly use our room to sleep, there’s no reason to update it. This is untrue! This summer, develop your room into a space that is perfect for relaxation!

Choose Calming Colors

Studies have shown that certain colors have calming effects. For your bedroom, you want to choose colors that will have this effect!

Some people opt to get select pieces in coordinating colors- whether the colors match or not is up to you! Whereas some people prefer to purchase a whole bedroom set. Either way, a great choice is neutral color pallets!

The Little Things Matter!

Think of some items that can make your space more luxurious. Rather than throw jewelry on top of a dresser, where it could get lost, invest in a jewelry box! Or, for something more luxurious that holds even more jewelry, a jewelry armoire! Or create a cozy corner, perfect for reading on a rainy day, by adding a rocking chair!

Invest in Long-Lasting Furniture

Investing in long-lasting furniture ensures that your space will remain comfortable for years to come. We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping- and it’s important to ensure we do that in a comfortable bed! By investing in long-lasting furniture, you are also investing in your future success and comfort for years to come.

When choosing new bedroom furniture, we at Carriage House Furnishings have only the best! At Carriage House Furnishings, we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

Reasons to Invest in Pretend Play Sets

 

Sink and Stove Playset

We all want what is best for our children. In the age of tablets, electronic toys, and loud distractions, sometimes taking it back to basics works best. Playsets are a great way to encourage imagination, but they also have a myriad of other benefits. There are many different types of playsets, but those with real-life counterparts- like kitchens and refrigerators, have a wide array of benefits.

Aids in the Development of Motor Skills

As children continue to play with their set, their motor skills will improve! As they pretend to cook in their kitchen, they learn tangible skills- how to cut, wash dishes, and move around a kitchen. Though they may not be using real knives, it makes it easier to transition to that step. Muscle memory will serve them well, and when they are asked to help cook dinner for the first time, they will be ready with the skills they learned by playing.

Teaches Responsibility

Responsibility is a valuable lesson to teach to our young ones! By having a play kitchen set, you are not only verbally teaching them but allowing them to experience it firsthand! They will learn how to organize, “cook,” and clean as they continue to play in their kitchen. Of course, we teach our children how to clean up after themselves, but it can go beyond just picking up toys they played with. Cleaning up a kitchen is an important part of adult life- the consequences of not doing so can bring pests, mold, and insects. Instilling the values of kitchen clean-up in your children- even when they do it with their play set, sets a pattern in their brain. Making these patterns in childhood means they are going into adulthood well equipped with skills to thrive. It also teaches them safety- not only by avoiding mess but by properly handling things. Even play knives can teach how to cut safely, and by showing them proper cutting techniques, they can mirror it with their tools.

With the addition of certain items, like a hutch or a table, they can also learn how to set the table and put items away!

Giving your child an Amish Made playset ensures that they will learn how to be responsible in the kitchen and in their life. Amish furniture is built to last; this playset will last generations, much like the lessons it will provide! At Carriage House Furnishings, we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

How to Create the Perfect Library with Amish Furniture

An Amish-made oak desk perfect for any libraryThe right environment can make all the difference in accomplishing your goals! Curating a library in your space allows for a calming environment that allows you to work, read, or take a minute to unwind! Whether you have an idea of what you want your library to look like or are just getting started, below are some tips for creating your perfect library with Amish Furniture.

Curate Your Color Palette

Studies have been done to understand the impact certain colors have on our brains. Some colors are more suited for cultivating an environment that’s best to study or focus in, whereas others encourage activity. Typically, warm tones are the most efficient in creating a calming space.

Choose the Right Furniture

You want to make sure your furniture lasts longer and is functional for your space. If you are a “laptop on the couch” type of writer, you may not need a large desk. However, if you are a person who needs a set space to get things done, a desk is your best fit! You want to ensure you are designing your space to accommodate you!

Make It Your Own

Many people get caught up in what they think their space should be. Just because something “should” be in your library doesn’t mean it has to be! Find what works best for you and go with that. Your library is your space!

Curating your space only needs one thing: high-quality furniture. From cozying up on a comfortable chair to read, to sitting down to get some work done, you want to ensure your furniture is long-lasting and comfortable. At Carriage House Furnishings, we pride ourselves on providing you with high-quality Amish-made furniture. To learn more or place an order, visit our online showroom, or call us at 717-768-8712.

What Makes Wood the Most Eco-Friendly Furniture Choice?

Three-piece wooden bedroom set with walnut finish

As the world puts more focus on protecting our natural environment, many people wonder how they can contribute to these efforts on an individual level. While you could pay to install solar panels or become a vegetarian, there is also a simpler way to live more sustainably—wood furniture!

Furnishing your home with high-quality wood furniture is an easy and effective way to become eco-friendlier in your day-to-day life. Check out these reasons why wood is the greenest furniture choice you can make.

Wood is a renewable resource

Unlike other furniture materials such as plastic or metal, wood is readily available, and our supply is continuously being replenished. Trees grow pretty much everywhere, which reduces the energy associated with shipping materials. Plus, modern selective harvesting and reforestation processes keep our wood resources healthy and growing.

There is no waste in wood manufacturing

Harvesting wood produces virtually no waste. Everything that comes out of the process is reused (lumber, energy production, etc.) or recycled. The little waste that is produced is 100% biodegradable, which means any materials left over will break down and be absorbed by the earth, nourishing the soil and surrounding plant life.

Wood lowers our carbon footprint

Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air for photosynthesis, which creates oxygen as a byproduct. Once the CO2 is absorbed, it is stored in their wooden trunks. Choosing wood furniture helps keep that stored CO2 out of the atmosphere, helping to prevent climate change and reduce the greenhouse effect.

Wood is long-lasting

Wood furniture is often sought out because it’s sturdy and durable. When your furniture holds up to wear and tear over the years, you won’t have to replace your pieces as quickly as you would with other materials. The longer you can use the same furniture, the less energy and fewer resources will need to be used for new products.

At Carriage House Furnishings, we want you to feel good about your furniture choices. That’s why we carefully craft Amish-made wood furniture that will enhance your space and help you live a greener lifestyle. In our showroom in Lancaster, PA, you’ll find everything from bedroom furniture and kitchen islands to children’s toys, rustic accents, and more.

Visit Carriage House Furnishings today to find your new favorite furniture!

Why Amish Hardwood Furniture Is So Special

Amish made bookcaseAmish hardwood furniture is in a class of its own as each piece is made by hand and offers the one-of-a-kind look that will go perfect in any room of your home.

Made by extremely talented Amish artisans, this hardwood furniture is also extremely durable and is designed to last for many years, often times being passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom.

Should you be considering adding a new piece of furniture to your home, apartment, office or other space, we invite you to read on.

It isn’t massed produced

Unlike the cookie-cutter pieces you see at the big box stores, Amish furniture is made by hand, so each piece has a distinctive look all its own.

Employing traditional woodworking techniques, each Amish builder has years of experience and takes great pride in his/her work, making each piece something truly special. These pieces are so special in fact, that they can double as functional art.

It lasts for years

As you’re probably aware, most furniture only lasts a few years. With Amish furniture, you’ll get something that lasts much longer and can often be passed down from generation to generation. With proper care and maintenance, your furniture can become an antique, or even a family heirloom.

It’s great for any room

Hickory bedroom sets are perfect for any master bedroom suite because they add a cozy feeling and rustic charm to any room. Dining tables are great for your kitchen or dining room and provide a an inviting and rustic look for your space.

There are so many hardwood pieces available that you’ll be sure to find something special for any room.

No matter what type of Amish-made hardwood furniture you’re interested in adding to your space, we ask that you reach out to our team at Carriage House Furnishings or view the items available in our shop.

Our Amish-run business is proud to offer the very best hand-crafted hardwood pieces at our always reasonable prices. To learn more about the hardwood furniture we have available, we ask that you call us today at 717-768-8712.

Tips for Refurbishing an Amish Storage Chest

Rustic storage chestHandcrafted Amish storage chests are not only visually appealing but are extremely durable and will be able to protect your precious belongings for years to come.

Since these chests lasts for so long, there may come a time when you need to spruce up its appearance. While each rustic wooden chest is unique with its own design and coloration, there are certain common refurb tactics that can be used to have your older storage chest looking its best.

Should you be looking to refurbish your Amish storage chest, we have listed a few ideas that will add aesthetic appeal, match the design of your home and reflect your personality.

Match the theme of your home

One tip that we always suggest when refurbishing these chests is maintaining the theme of the rooms in your home.

If you are going for a rustic look to reflect a down-home, lodge-like feel, you may want to distress the look of the trunk. You can do this easily by purchasing some sandpaper at your local hardware store and “roughing” up the edges of the trunk. Remember, it is better to sand too little at first than it is to sand too much. You can always go back and sand some more, but you cannot undo what has already been done.

Stain or paint the chest

To create an even more rustic look, you can purchase some antique stain or even paint over the sanded areas. If you are staining, wipe off excess stains with a soft cloth to obtain a deep, aged appearance.

Use a finish kit

If you are going for a more finished appearance to complement the style of your home, you may want to visit a craft store and purchase a specialized finish kit.

These kits allow you to refurbish your storage chests to appear as if they are marble, granite or even metallic. They are easy to use and include step-by-step directions.

A storage chest with some gold leafing would be a wonderful addition to any room, leaving your guests wondering where you found such a beautiful chest.

If you have an older storage chest and feel that it is too far gone to be refurbished, you can always purchase a new one as well. At Carriage House Furnishings, we are proud to offer new Amish storage and toy chests that are handcrafted by our experienced and professional staff.

We take great pride in offering hand-made Amish furniture for those throughout Lancaster, PA and the surrounding areas and promise to provide you with a chest you’ll enjoy for decades to come. To learn more or to place an order, give us a call today at 717-768-8712.

3 Interesting Facts About Amish Furniture

Amish Furniture Set In KitchenWhat’s not to love about Amish furniture? Each piece is handmade with expert craftsmanship, will last for many years and is extremely functional.

Whether you regularly purchase Amish-made furniture for all of the rooms in your home, or you are considering getting Amish furniture for your home for the first time, we have compiled a few interesting facts that will make you want this incredible furniture even more.

No matter if you’re interested in a piece for your kitchen, bedroom, outdoor patio or any other space, make sure to give our experienced team at Carriage House Furnishings a call today.

It dates back hundreds of years

Amish furniture has been around for nearly as long as the Amish themselves, with some of the earliest crafting schools dating back to the early 1700s. Amish artisans have passed down their carpentry knowledge through the years with many of the same practices still being used today.

Although they have made certain adjustments through the years to slightly improve upon their creations, Amish furniture makers still make all their furniture buy hand in farm-like warehouses.

It’s all natural

While it is well-known that Amish craftsmen make all their furniture by hand, many people are surprised to learn that no artificial materials or preparation additives are ever used to cut corners.

Everything is natural when it comes to Amish furniture, even down to the use of dovetail joints, mortise and tenon joinery instead of commonly used nails and screws.

It can stand up to nearly any weather

Another interesting fact about Amish furniture is that it can stand up to nearly any weather that may be thrown at it. Since it is all natural, it is able to withstand harsh weather and is ideal for outdoor kitchens, decks, patios and more.

When you’re interested in purchasing hand-made Amish furniture for your home and want something made with the very best craftsmanship, we ask that you think of us at Carriage House Furnishings.

We proudly serve those throughout Lancaster, PA and the surrounding areas and promise to provide you with furniture you’ll enjoy for decades to come.

To learn more or to place an order, give us a call today at 717-768-8712.