Some outdoor furniture that needs care because they've been snowed on

Winter Care for Outdoor Furniture

We often think of winterizing our lawns and homes, but rarely do we consider winterizing our furniture. While most people know that outdoor furniture is not made for every season under the sun. Some may not always know how to properly winterize their outdoor furniture – especially if you have limited space! And just because a patio or deck is …

A woman reupholsters a kitchen stool using scissors to trim the foam

How to Reupholster a Dining Chair without Sewing

Do-It-Yourself projects are still trendy, but beyond that, they’re an age-old way of saving money by using what you already have. Furniture is one of the easiest things to update when it comes to taking on a DIY project, with many people painting old wooden pieces to give them a new look. But if you’re moving beyond painting and into …

12 Furniture Trends for 2019

It’s true that trends come and go, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them when picking out new furniture for your space! Here are the fabulous furniture trends coming up next year. Velvet. Yes, velvet’s comeback is spilling over from fashion into furniture, particularly for sofa, pillows, and accent chairs. Choose a bold color like violet, cobalt, mustard, emerald, …

Warped Laminate

How to Prevent & Repair Water Damage to Laminate Flooring

Who doesn’t love laminate flooring? We sure do! It looks great, is easy to clean, difficult to scratch, and won’t break the bank. It’s a versatile flooring option, and its popularity grows more each day. However, there is one small problem when it comes to water: if it’s exposed to too much water for too long, the boards will almost …

Cleaning Your Vacuum Cleaner

How to Clean Your Vacuum

No one wants to use a dirty sponge to clean the kitchen table or a dirty rag to clean the toilet, so why use a dirty vacuum to clean your carpet? A full vacuum is not going to suction, clogged vacuum bristles won’t do their job well either, a bad-smelling vacuum goes without saying. So if it’s time to give …

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Pros & Cons of Vinyl Flooring

On this blog we’ve looked at laminate flooring, engineered hardwood flooring, and carpet, so we figured it was time to look at another popular flooring option: vinyl. According to The Spruce, by the 1950s vinyl flooring had “surpassed linoleum’s position as the best low-cost water-resistant flooring option for locations such as bathrooms and kitchens,” and it’s still a popular choice …

Stanton Sofas

What’s Your Furniture Style?

At Claude Brown’s, we want to help you make your house a home. When it comes to furniture, let us help you determine your personal style so it’s easier for you to choose the pieces that you’ll not only love to use, but also love to look at. Below are some of the most common interior decorating styles (though not …

Carpet Cleaning in Twin Falls ID

Why Hire a Carpet Cleaner?

Why Hire a Carpet Cleaner? Anyone can rent a carpet cleaner, so what’s the benefit of hiring a professional? Here are five reasons to give Claude Brown’s a call today! Carpet cleaning rentals aren’t always as great as people think. Sure, they’re great for spot cleaning from time to time, but they aren’t a replacement for a thorough truck-mounted cleaning. …

Is Engineered Hardwood a Solid Choice?

When building or remodeling a home, choosing the type and style of flooring can be simple if a homeowner knows exactly what they want…but overwhelming at times if they don’t. There are so many great options available. Carpet is forever a popular choice, and laminate flooring is becoming a top choice for homeowners’ more than ever before.  Another option that’s …

Health Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning

While keeping your carpets clean is beneficial for the appearance of both your home and the carpet itself, there’s another benefit to keeping your carpets cleaned: health! You may not realize it, but carpet can play a major role in the overall health of your home and your family. Here are three major health benefits of getting your carpet professionally …