You don’t have to let your style be dictated by ready-made furniture that may or may not fit or look exactly like what you want. With custom furniture at Housatonic Hardwoods you can get exactly what you want – style, color, size and wood style. We will work with you to make it exactly how you want so it fits your style and your home. When it comes to furniture, don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
There is no denying the beauty of walnut flooring with its open grain and dark chocolate color which deliver timeless beauty to any room.
We love these cool new flooring trends featured in this article by Style Blueprint! Check them out and be inspired.
Millennials seek natural elements in their home! We have what you need for wood paneling, wood counter tops, hardwoods flooring and custom wood furniture!
Here are just a few statement floors we sold in the past. Clockwise: New Heart Pine offers and cheery, modern look, rift-quartered white oak is stable and more traditional, saw marks on oak flooring gives and dramatic and modern design and, finally, fumed flooring which creates a beautiful, natural looking floor, without staining.
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We have been rolling out Rustic Chic furniture for years! If you can imagine it or draw it – we can make it! Our furniture is hand-crafted by Amish craftsman who have honed their skills from generation to generation. They are expert in their field and custom pieces are no problem. And, their prices are more reasonable than you think!
Call us to learn more about our Rustic Chic Furniture and Flooring. We are certain they both will blend beautifully in your new home.
They Say Blondes Have More Fun
True, if you’re Marilyn Monroe! But, it also may be true when it comes to trending floor styles! Customers are moving away from the espresso wood and dark stains and towards blondes and whitewashes. The dark floors have had their run and have been trailed closely by the greys but here come the blondies! Blonde hardwood has been making a comeback and for several good reasons…
1) A big draw-back of the dark floors is that you can see every little speck of dirt. But, with fresh, bright hues you see less of the light specks of dust.
2) Blonde wood, in particular, can give you that light feel, while still feeling timeless. As more homeowners embrace the light, open feel in their home, you will see a huge resurgence in light wood floors.
3) With blonde wood, your decorating possibilities are endless. You can go for a chic, contemporary feel or a rustic, homey vibe all without changing your floors.
4) Also, dark wood floors can make your home seem smaller. Good news; blonde wood does the opposite! It’s true; blonde wood makes any room feel larger and more open, especially if you use large planks.
For years, lighter floors were viewed as outdated or inexpensive. This is no longer the case. Trends always come back in style. Blonde hardwood was everywhere in the 80’s, and now we’re seeing it make its comeback.
Cherry flooring will add richness and character to your rooms. It has a naturally beautiful tone, but also stains nicely. The darker hues of cherry wood floors can complement or contrast nicely with many styles of décor in your home.
Although cherry floors are slightly softer than a maple or oak floor, they are still suitable for a home. Cherry floors most often come in a smooth, polished surface, but there are plank width options. If you are looking for a medium to dark floor, consider cherry flooring for its beauty and quality.
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A Newly Installed Beautiful American Black Walnut Floor!
Walnut is one of the most distinct hardwood flooring choices available. Wood color ranges from Rich Dark Brown, to Black with a Purple Cast. The grain is open and straight, and can have a curly or burled figure. Janka Scale Ranking: 1010
In our showroom, which is an antique colonial in historic Kent, CT, we began some restorations projects and this one gave us a nice surprise!
When we decided to restore the kitchen flooring we knew there was some original Douglas-fir wood flooring underneath that we were sure was at least 95 years old. After pulling up the old vinyl floor and sanding off the glue and some water stains – this was the result!
A beautiful, “looks-like-new” wood floor.
So, as you can see, wood flooring truly is a lifetime investment in your home. With some sanding and a fresh coat of poly we had our old floor looking like a Spring Chicken! The minor damage was easily fixed and proves that wood flooring will last a very long time! Whether you’re building a new home, or upgrading some rooms in your existing home- consider wood flooring.
In addition to its longevity, wood definitely increases the value of your home, offers a much healthy alternative to rugs and can be easier to maintain if you have children, pets and a busy lifestyle.
Give us a call and we will get you on the right track to finding the perfect wood floor for your lifestyle.
Rustic Chic is all about the Wood – From Walls to Ceilings to Flooring!
Incorporating reclaimed and new wood elements into your home design allows you to create a truly unique home. Modern design ideas that attractively blend reclaimed wood and old house design elements into new homes make an impressive statement
Reclaimed Wood: Recycled wood is one of modern interior design trends that add to living spaces appeal. Salvaged wood adds fantastic texture, gray and brown color shades to modern house design. Old wooden floors give unique character to living spaces. Imperfections, cracks and scratches are wonderful details that have their own unique history. (Below flooring is reclaimed Tobacco Wood that is reclaimed from old tobacco barns).
High Wooden Ceilings: High ceiling designs with reclaimed wood beams give modern interior design a spectacular look and add spaciousness, impressive feel and unique style to redesigned living spaces. Original ceiling designs with wooden beams and joists, combined with wooden, brick or stone walls create a complete open spaces in vintage style, highlighting important elements of barn house design.
Kitchen Designs: Blending old house design elements into a new building or converting an old rural building into a modern home creates beautiful results, preserving old and enhancing modern ideas with traditional materials and rustic textures.
Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom or living room, there is pretty much no space that does not look charming with rustic decor. And, then add a little modern chic to the mix and you have a bold but warm and welcoming place to call home!
Often consumers dismiss custom pieces because they are corned about the cost. However, we think you will be surprised by our affordable prices. Keep in mind, with a custom piece you will end up with exactly what you want that fits perfectly into your space and room. It’s always a good idea to buy the best you can afford. In the long run, it will cost less than buying cheap press board furniture that you may have to replace in several years. Quality, custom-made, solid-wood furniture made by Housatonic Hardwoods will last a lifetime. So let's get.