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If you’re like most home owners here in the United States, it’s likely that you want to keep your home in good condition. Much of home maintenance involves the regular servicing of things like the heating and cooling systems as well as the plumbing. However, even elements of decor, such as your furniture and wall art, must be well cared for as well – even updated as time passes on.

Most people, when they buy furniture, are looking for timeless pieces, couches and beds and the like that will age gracefully and stay in good condition for many years to come. In fact, up to 90% of people looking to buy a couch or a sofa (around 91% of them, to be just a little bit more exact) have said that they want their couch to be high in quality as well as very durable, and that these are two very important considerations that they will make before ultimately deciding on any given couch or sofa to purchase. In addition to this, more than one quarter of these people are looking for this couch to last at least 15 years, if not even longer, and another more than 30% of such people at least want their sofa to last anywhere from six years to nine years before needing to be replaced.

There are a number of ways to make this a reality for your home. For one thing, it’s important to save up for a really high quality piece of furniture. Even though such furniture might cost more in the short term, it will ultimately likely save a good deal of money in the long term, as it won’t need to be repaired or replaced nearly as frequently as lesser furniture would be. Therefore, spending more in the now will actually allow you to spend considerably less at the end of the day.

Finding the right material for your furniture is ideal as well, especially if you have pets or young children, both of which are prone to messes and accidents throughout the course of each and every day. Synthetic suede, for instance, is often a great choice, as it is both water repellent and stain resistant, meaning that it will be able to handle all kinds of accidents, accidents that would likely to have caused permanent damage to other materials and other pieces of furniture.

In addition to synthetic suede, other tightly woven types of fabric can be quite ideal for use on various types of furniture. These types of fabrics, after all, will repel stains as well as dirt, reducing even the amount of day to day cleaning that must be undertaken. Of course, even the addiction of pillow covers, pet bed covers, and sectional couch covers and the like can be beneficial.

Take the pet bed cover, for example. A pet bed cover is ideal even though the typical pet bed will, by nature of its purpose, get messy and dirty. This is due to the fact that a pet bed cover can easily be taken off and washed even after any accidents that have occurred, meaning that a pet bed cover is an investment worth making. The pet bed cover is not likely to be all that expensive either, which is another point towards getting a pet bed cover of some variety. The right pet bed cover can even make your pet bed more comfortable for your pets, making the right pet bed cover a win win for everyone involved.

In addition to the pet bed cover, other types of furniture can also be protected. A slip cover exists for just about every type of furniture nowadays, from sofa slipcover to wedge bolster covers to even tub chair slipcovers. Such slipcovers can even be used for stylistic reasons as well, covering up old stains or making outdated patterns and fabrics new again. After all, the cost of recovering a couch or any other type of furniture can be quite exorbitant indeed, and this can be a great way to do it for much less money – and with still quite the high quality result as well.

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