‘Touch me not’ – says furniture to the rains !!

‘Touch me not’ – says furniture to the rains !!

                                 —- tips to keep your furniture safe this monsoon .

Who doesn’t enjoy having a sip from their cup of tea or a mug of coffee while enjoying the raindrops gliding through the window pain on a cool evening , but nobody enjoys their furniture being hit by those raindrops ! A furniture is a piece of house which makes it a home , and taking good care of it specially during monsoons is as important as taking care of your skin , hair and health during monsoons.

Tips shared by a wooden furniture expert, owner of East lifestyles , Bangalore , Mr. Kabir Bhasin , who says if you own a piece of furniture , make sure you don’t let it go to ruins.

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Tip 1 : Coat your garden and patio furniture with ‘outdoor grade polyurethane coating ‘ and if not, atleast get them coated with generous coating of wax to prevent chipping and wearing off the pain. And if nothing, atleast have the courtesy to cover those poor outside lying furniture with a thick plastic wrap .

Tip 2 : For the nature lovers, stack your wardrobes , cabinets , drawers with neem leaves or dried lavender , they help keep the pests away and also keeps the monsoon odour in clothes and shoes at bay !!

Tip 3 : Love your sofas and wardrobes stuck to the wall ? Well give them a little relief by pulling them atleast 6 inches away from the wall , to prevent moisture in the walls to affect them . As upholstery and wooden furniture tend to get affected by the moisture .

Tip 4 : It’s a myth that close the doors and windows during monsoons , well let the cool wind blow in , enjoy the breeze, just make sure rain doesn’t comes inside the room. Keeping the room well ventilated helps in drying out the moisture on wood faster .

Tip 5 : Have a furniture with cross sections and edges ? Well , they are the easiest targets for moisture. So before the monsoon, make sure you have coated them with lacquer or any other wooden furniture protective coating , you can find that in a local market at any furniture shop .

Tip 6 : Do not get into restoration work for your furniture during monsoons ! Save what you already have, unless it is an emergency situation and the furniture needs immediate help .

Tip 7 : And , remember to clean up the spills immediately , use blotting rather than the wiping method.

Inputs by  Mr. Kabir Bhasin , CEO, East lifestyles, Bangalore – who is a wooden furniture expert and a designer.  Co-founder of furlenco – the furniture rental business. 

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Urban Ladder Launches First Exclusive Sofa Lounge

Strengthening presence in the offline space this model will soon be replicated across cities

Urban Ladder, a leading consumer brand in the home furnishing space, today launched another unique offline store format. Exclusively designed for Sofas, Urban Ladder’s first sofa lounge is located in HSR Layout, Bangalore, the heart of the city’s largest new home belt. Redefining the sofa buying process, the 600 sq. ft. store has been innovatively designed to showcase 60% of Urban Ladder’s highest selling category. The store is supported with a strong digital interface providing customers a cumulative Urban Ladder experience.

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The physical experience of buying a sofa involves various ergonomic factors such as overall comfort, cushion density, fabric quality, colour etc. Customers can now physically experience the quality and comfort of the range, assess dimensions and fabric preferences. With a strong digital integration, the store will offer customers an interactive touch interface ensuring they perfect their choice. Urban Ladder offers various fabric options plus a huge choice of shapes, colours and finishes, as well as several design variations for customers to consider, with mix & match opportunities. All of this will be made available through the lounge.

“Sofa’s are our largest category. We are super excited to launch this innovative format. The entry into offline will boost the popularity of this category and revolutionise the sofa buying process for customers. The store is loaded with technology, and promises a brand experience. The long-term plan is to open 6 sofa lounges across India by December 2017.said Kaustabh Chakraborty, SVP – Customer Operations and Retail, Urban Ladder.

This store was a part of Urban Ladder’s intrapreneurship programme, UL Next. Urban Ladder’s top selling sofa’s are showcased at the store which will be revised on a quarterly basis.