Month: December 2016

Dining Room Table Pads

Dining Room Table Pads

Protect your Buffet or Server Buffet table pads are the answer for expanding your off-table serving space. Remember, your beautiful sideboard or buffet server is not just for storing china and silverware, it´s also designed to be a working surface for entertaining. With buffet table […]

Cork Flooring Basement

Cork Flooring Basement

We put cork floor in a hallway in the basement. We installed it over those falkeboard over plastic subfloor squares that home Depot sells. I am glad that we did for several reasons. The squares have little feet that provides an air pocket (insulation) this […]

Whole Home Audio

Whole Home Audio

Whole House Audio 101How you can have music anywhere throughout your homeMusic is your passion. We get that. It’s our passion, too! Our focus for over 5 decades has been on high quality music systems, and that often means a dedicated system in a particular room. But many people would like music in nearly every room, and even outside. Rotel’s specialty retailers and custom installers today can provide you with exceptional music systems that play anywhere that you want to listen, from whatever source you desire, be it streaming music from an iPod, Android device, tablet, CD player, or old fashioned vinyl. Plus, you can have remote control wherever you listen with the ability to turn the system on and off, change volume, select music tracks, and mute the system among other features.We are world-renowned for our amplifier designs and we design and build multi-channel amplifiers for whole house audio systems with the same care and precision evident in our stereo and theater amplifiers. Some manufacturers consider multi-room audio as “background” music systems and do not give it the same level of design effort as a primary system. We believe you deserve the best quality of sound wherever and whenever you choose to listen. Even at low levels – indeed, particularly at low levels – quality sound can make the mood with full bodied musicality. But when you want to get the house rockin’, the benefit of capable amplification is obvious with a low distortion, satisfying performance that rivals stand-alone systems. In a multiroom system where the control interface is the most visible aspect, the amplifier may not seem the obvious component to focus on, but consider that it will largely determine the sound quality of the entire house. Rotel’s multiroom amplifiers offer enough power per channel to easily power even larger speaker systems, and more importantly, offer a degree of sonic refinement unmatched in this category of product. Investigate our design philosophy, take a look at our build quality, and then ask for a demonstration at one of our authorized dealers.What constitutes a whole house audio system?The term “Whole House Audio” (also sometimes referred to as “Distributed Audio”) is really a very general term and it can apply to a number of different system designs and concepts. No matter how it is achieved however, the fundamental principle is that the audio system is not limited to just a single room anymore.Of course, with a category as broad and customizable as whole house audio, there isn’t one “best approach” to designing a system. It could be as simple as adding a pair of speakers onto the second zone output of your home theater receiver to play music in the kitchen or patio, to a fully controlled system that allows you to play music in every room of the house, including different sources in each room, some rooms with video as well.The most common approach to a whole house audio design is to have custom installed speakers strategically placed throughout the house in the desired areas. Most speaker manufacturers offer a wide array of loudspeakers that are intended to be discreetly installed in the ceilings or walls, along with weatherproof designs for outdoors.Typically the amplification to power all of these speakers throughout the house is handled in a central location, usually an equipment rack that might be tucked away in a closet or other out of sight area. The equipment rack would likely also house a few desired music sources such as Sonos, Apple TV or a tuner for example, as well as a preamp and/or control system to help you choose what you want to listen to wherever you are in the house.Music SourcesJust about any source that may be used with a Music System or Home Theater could also be used for a whole house audio system. Typically sources that don’t require physical media make more sense here (who wants to walk to the basement equipment rack to change the CD?), but there is no real limit to sources, and sources can be located “in-room” if desired (for instance, a CD player) even if other sources are remote located to be out of sight. Whatever you want to listen to throughout the house can usually be arranged!SpeakersThere are no hard and fast rules for speakers for whole house audio. Typically, the room or location would determine the best choice. For example it may be best to use in-ceiling or in-wall speakers to keep the speakers hidden and unobtrusive in many rooms. The kitchen and bathrooms are ideal places for in-ceiling speakers. However there is no reason you couldn’t integrate more traditional bookshelf or floorstanding loudspeakers into the system if you prefer for another room, perhaps the living room – and, again, Rotel multichannel amps are fully up to powering virtually any speaker you might choose for a given room. There are plenty of more specific application speakers as well, such as speakers designed for outdoor use, and dual tweeter speakers for small areas rooms where installing a pair of speakers wouldn’t make sense; Rotel distribution amplifiers also allow any pair of outputs to be set to “mono” to achieve the same result with a single conventional speaker. Amplifiers Once the speakers have been determined, the next step is determining the appropriate amplification for them. Our Stereo 101 article goes into some detail on choosing an appropriately powered amplifier to match up with the power requirements of the loudspeakers, so we won’t cover that again here. When choosing the right amplifiers for a whole house audio system some additional requirements come up beyond power output. First of all, how many channels of amplification are needed? If you are only adding one or two rooms of audio a stereo amplifier or two may be all that is needed. But for larger systems Rotel offers many amplifier models offering 6, 8 or even 12 channels of high quality amplification to power multiple rooms of audio. For even larger systems all Rotel distribution amplifiers feature a “daisy chain” output link to allow you to link together multiple amplifiers to expand the system.Another important consideration is size and ventilation requirements. When designing large audio systems it is important to have everything fit into an equipment rack; “rack real estate” can quickly become precious! Filling most of the rack with just the amplifiers is not ideal as this limits available space for everything else in the system. Additionally, heat can become the enemy of long component service life. Traditional amplifier designs produce a lot of heat, requiring special ventilator components in the rack that take up even more space. Rotel’s RKB series distribution amplifiers feature an efficient Class D amplifier design which runs cool and includes built in fans to help maintain that temperature no matter how loud you play the system. 8 channels of amplification, in either 50 watt per channel or 100 watt per channel designs, are fit into a compact 2 rack space chassis so it isn’t filling up the equipment rack. Our 12 channel RMB-1512 is only 3 rack spaces high, yet it provides 100 watts per channel of musical power to power six or more rooms.Other handy features for whole house audio amplifiers include signal sense, which saves energy by having the amplifiers automatically power themselves up when a music signal is detected, and power themselves off after about 10 minutes of no activity. A 12 volt trigger input offers similar functionality but instead of using the audio signal to power the amp on and off, it relies on a 12 volt input that is provided by a control system or preamp. Preamplifier and Control SystemIn a typical stereo or home theater system, the preamplifier’s job is to provide connectivity for your music or theater sources (Sonos, Blu-Ray Player, etc.), and to provide volume control for the system. When working with one system in one room this is simple enough. When designing a system for the whole house things can be more complicated, particularly if you desire control for lighting, shades, security and other aspects of a fully automated home. Specialized products have been developed to provide these features.From the music standpoint, you should consider what sources will you be listening to, and if you want the ability to listen to different sources in different rooms simultaneously. Many people think they should have the ability to listen to “everything, everywhere” but in fact rarely, if ever, listen to more than one source in one room at a particular time. New, cloud based source components can provide a vast array of music sources, including music services like Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and others of your choosing, in simple, app controlled products that need only be connected to amplifiers and speakers to form a complete whole house solution. One such source might be fine for an entire home (and Rotel whole house amplifiers provide a convenient “link” feature to share sources across multiple room), or you might want several to provide different simultaneous sources in different rooms.In terms of controlling the system, there are various methods including remote controls that operate on radio frequencies (RF) or WiFi so you are not limited by walls or other obstructions, or installed in-wall keypads or touchscreens, and/or apps for your tablet or smartphone. Simple systems have only a volume control in the wall, but require you to visit the main system to change sources. Still, this can be satisfying for many people.Tying in a theater or local music systemA whole house audio system does not have to come at the expense of a home theater or separate stereo system. It is not unusual at all to have a home theater in one room and incorporate this into the whole house audio system. For example, you can have one unified remote control or tablet app that controls both the theater room and the kitchen system, and you can share a source connected to the theater to the patio speakers. Similarly, perhaps you want to play music from one source throughout the entire house, including the home theater speakers – this is also possible.SummaryWhile this is a topic that too broad to go into many specifics, we hope we have given you just a little bit of insight into the possibilities and benefits of a whole house audio system. We encourage you to discuss this with your local Rotel dealer and to have them show you the possibilities in your own house!

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Repair Garage Door

Repair Garage Door

Dwight Eschliman/Stone/Getty Images Garage doors lead pretty simple lives. Up, down, up, down, over and over until they suddenly don't work the way they should. Fortunately, that simple life usually makes for relatively simple repairs. Sometimes, though, even reliable old garage doors bite the dust.If […]

Garage Storage Bins

Garage Storage Bins

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Patio Furniture Deals

Patio Furniture Deals

Outdoor Lounge Furniture Conversation Sets Sofas Loveseats Sectionals Fire Pit Sets Lounge Chairs Chaise Lounges Ottomans Custom Lounge Furniture Outdoor Dining Furniture Dining Sets Bistro Sets Patio Tables Dining Chairs Custom Dining Furniture Outdoor Chairs & Seating Adirondacks Hammocks Benches Gliders Rocking Chairs Porch Swings Patio Swings Finishing Touches Patio Umbrellas Patio Furniture Covers Gazebos Outdoor Cushions String & Rope Lights Outdoor Rugs Related Categories Pergolas Deck Boxes Outdoor Rugs Outdoor Heaters Outdoor Entertaining Pots & Planters Customize Your Patio Set Up to 25% offSelect Patio Furniture Shop Now Shop Patio Furniture by Collection Featured Patio Collections Take a look at our best outdoor furniture for your patio, deck, garden, and outdoor living spaces. Customize Your Patio Set Get the look you want. Choose a frame from 17 different options. Style your cushions with up to 16 color choices. Patio Mix & Match Shop our most affordable patio furniture selections. Mix and match pieces to create your own look. Pick up in-store today and chill. Shop Patio Furniture by Space Outdoor Lounge Furniture Make cozy seating arrangements for hanging out with friends and family or enjoying some quiet time alone. Outdoor Dining Furniture Eat, entertain and enjoy life outdoors with a patio set that brings everyone together at the table. Outdoor Bar Furniture Build a bar in the backyard with complete bar sets, bar height tables, bars stools and more. Shop by Material Wicker Patio Furniture Distinctively woven wicker furniture is the perfect all-weather option for indoors or out. Metal Patio Furniture Metal is one of the most popular choices for outdoors, prized for it’s intricate designs and solid construction. Wood Patio Furniture Elegant, timeless wood patio furniture will endure the test of time and the elements. Plastic Patio Furniture Sporting sophisticated new designs and innovative materials, plastic patio furniture has come of age. Shop Patio Furnishings and Accessories Patio Umbrellas Porch Swings Outdoor Chaise Lounges String Lights Outdoor Cushions & Pillows Outdoor Heaters Unwind in the Great Outdoors with a Relaxing Patio Sit back and enjoy the weather at your home with our durable & stylish outdoor furniture. Function meets style with the incredible assortment of patio furniture that The Home Depot offers. Comfortable furniture like hammocks enable you to transform your patio to an outdoor living space that is more like an oasis from the world. From entertaining to relaxing on a set of beautiful patio furniture or rocking chairs, you are sure to make your backyard the most comfortable on the block.Patio furniture decor needs to be more than just attractive to withstand the outside elements. That is why quality is important and the outdoor furniture that The Home Depot offers is long lasting as well. From deck furniture including patio umbrellas and patio chairs, to poolside furniture, lawn furniture, cushions, porch furniture and more – we have the sturdy yet beautiful outdoor furniture that will set your outside space apart.Patio furniture sets offer a unique way to make the outdoors your new entertainment room. With patio furniture available in all types of materials, including styles able to withstand any weather like wicker patio furniture and Adirondack chairs, which are just two of the examples we have. The Home Depot has everything you need to relax and enrich your time outdoors while not being hard on your wallet.Outside furniture is not limited when you create a haven for yourself. Tables, balcony furniture and garden furniture are options for creating your outdoor patio as well. At The Home Depot, we have patio furniture tailored to your lifestyle that will help you utilize any space, big or small.At The Home Depot, you will find a huge inventory of outdoor furniture for any space and style. We also have knowledgeable associates who can answer any question you have regarding your patio needs. The Home Depot is your one-stop destination for all of your patio furniture needs.
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Up to 25% offSelect Patio Furniture Shop Now Shop Patio Furniture by Collection Featured Patio Collections Take a look at our best outdoor furniture for your patio, deck, garden, and outdoor living spaces. Customize Your Patio Set Get the look you want. Choose a frame from 17 different options. Style your cushions with up to 16 color choices. Patio Mix & Match Shop our most affordable patio furniture selections. Mix and match pieces to create your own look. Pick up in-store today and chill. Shop Patio Furniture by Space Outdoor Lounge Furniture Make cozy seating arrangements for hanging out with friends and family or enjoying some quiet time alone. Outdoor Dining Furniture Eat, entertain and enjoy life outdoors with a patio set that brings everyone together at the table. Outdoor Bar Furniture Build a bar in the backyard with complete bar sets, bar height tables, bars stools and more. Shop by Material Wicker Patio Furniture Distinctively woven wicker furniture is the perfect all-weather option for indoors or out. Metal Patio Furniture Metal is one of the most popular choices for outdoors, prized for it’s intricate designs and solid construction. Wood Patio Furniture Elegant, timeless wood patio furniture will endure the test of time and the elements. Plastic Patio Furniture Sporting sophisticated new designs and innovative materials, plastic patio furniture has come of age. Shop Patio Furnishings and Accessories Patio Umbrellas Porch Swings Outdoor Chaise Lounges String Lights Outdoor Cushions & Pillows Outdoor Heaters Unwind in the Great Outdoors with a Relaxing Patio Sit back and enjoy the weather at your home with our durable & stylish outdoor furniture. Function meets style with the incredible assortment of patio furniture that The Home Depot offers. Comfortable furniture like hammocks enable you to transform your patio to an outdoor living space that is more like an oasis from the world. From entertaining to relaxing on a set of beautiful patio furniture or rocking chairs, you are sure to make your backyard the most comfortable on the block.Patio furniture decor needs to be more than just attractive to withstand the outside elements. That is why quality is important and the outdoor furniture that The Home Depot offers is long lasting as well. From deck furniture including patio umbrellas and patio chairs, to poolside furniture, lawn furniture, cushions, porch furniture and more – we have the sturdy yet beautiful outdoor furniture that will set your outside space apart.Patio furniture sets offer a unique way to make the outdoors your new entertainment room. With patio furniture available in all types of materials, including styles able to withstand any weather like wicker patio furniture and Adirondack chairs, which are just two of the examples we have. The Home Depot has everything you need to relax and enrich your time outdoors while not being hard on your wallet.Outside furniture is not limited when you create a haven for yourself. Tables, balcony furniture and garden furniture are options for creating your outdoor patio as well. At The Home Depot, we have patio furniture tailored to your lifestyle that will help you utilize any space, big or small.At The Home Depot, you will find a huge inventory of outdoor furniture for any space and style. We also have knowledgeable associates who can answer any question you have regarding your patio needs. The Home Depot is your one-stop destination for all of your patio furniture needs.
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Unwind in the Great Outdoors with a Relaxing Patio Sit back and enjoy the weather at your home with our durable & stylish outdoor furniture. Function meets style with the incredible assortment of patio furniture that The Home Depot offers. Comfortable furniture like hammocks enable you to transform your patio to an outdoor living space that is more like an oasis from the world. From entertaining to relaxing on a set of beautiful patio furniture or rocking chairs, you are sure to make your backyard the most comfortable on the block.Patio furniture decor needs to be more than just attractive to withstand the outside elements. That is why quality is important and the outdoor furniture that The Home Depot offers is long lasting as well. From deck furniture including patio umbrellas and patio chairs, to poolside furniture, lawn furniture, cushions, porch furniture and more – we have the sturdy yet beautiful outdoor furniture that will set your outside space apart.Patio furniture sets offer a unique way to make the outdoors your new entertainment room. With patio furniture available in all types of materials, including styles able to withstand any weather like wicker patio furniture and Adirondack chairs, which are just two of the examples we have. The Home Depot has everything you need to relax and enrich your time outdoors while not being hard on your wallet.Outside furniture is not limited when you create a haven for yourself. Tables, balcony furniture and garden furniture are options for creating your outdoor patio as well. At The Home Depot, we have patio furniture tailored to your lifestyle that will help you utilize any space, big or small.At The Home Depot, you will find a huge inventory of outdoor furniture for any space and style. We also have knowledgeable associates who can answer any question you have regarding your patio needs. The Home Depot is your one-stop destination for all of your patio furniture needs.

Hallway Paint Ideas

Hallway Paint Ideas

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway? Looking for the right paint colors to use on your hallways? Want step-by-step instructions on how to paint a hallway? Use our project guide to get great results with your next painting project and find the right hallway […]

Bathroom Storage Tower

Bathroom Storage Tower

Increase Your Storage With Bathroom Cabinets at Lowe’s When renovating your bathroom, one of the best improvements you can make is storage. You can find storage options in multiple places around your bathroom vanities, like beside your bathroom sinks, around the bathroom lighting or underneath […]

Best Patio Umbrella

Best Patio Umbrella

Don't Succumb To The Melt Even for those of us with darker complexions whose skin is much more amenable to the crushing UV rays of our great solar body in the sky, it's nearly impossible to keep from melting when outdoors on a hot, sunny day. I'm mostly Italian, so I tan like it's nobody's business. Even when I burn (which is rare), the red turns to a deep, rich tan within about 48 hours. Still, when it's too hot, it's too hot. So, what's a person to do if they're even more sensitive to sunlight than I am? Sunscreen can help keep you from burning, but it won't keep you from melting. That's where the umbrella comes in, and it's the patio umbrella, with its increased surface area and stable grounding mechanisms that will save you from turning into a human puddle. Now, it isn't that the shade created by an umbrella actually makes the air underneath it any cooler. If you measured the temperature of the air in the shade and in the sunlight, it'd be about the same. To a human being, though, and not to a thermometer, direct sunlight increases your perception of the heat by 10-15 degrees. Think of it as the opposite of wind chill. Under the shade of an umbrella, you feel the air for what it actually is. On a 85˚ day, sitting in direct sunlight would make you feel like you were suffering a 100˚ heat wave. In the shade, that temperature would feel like 85˚, if not a degree or two cooler. This is especially true on brick patios. Bricks absorb heat from the sun and radiates it back up at you, baking you like a fine NY-style brick oven pizza. Keeping the bricks beneath you under the shade of an umbrella will help reduce the rise in temperature even further. A Lifestyle In The Shade You don't have to look too deeply within your soul to decide on the right patio umbrella, but that doesn't mean it's a decision you should just toss out there. After all, this is your summertime comfort we're talking about, not to mention the look of your carefully curated outdoor space. The first parts of your decision are liable to be practical, whether or not a certain umbrella will be a good fit for the space at hand, whether it's big enough or too big, for example, or whether to opt for a fancier umbrella on a boom pole over a more traditional design. This part of your decision is going to come from the outside in, instead of the other way around. After that, however, your aesthetic takes over, and style becomes the number one consideration among available umbrellas. One of the special features that some of these umbrellas boast is a built-in mood lighting system. Either charged by simple batteries, a solar charge, or electricity run to the umbrella, these lights line the underside of the umbrella's ribs and cast a favorable glow on all who sit underneath them. You'll see the prices of any good patio umbrella increase along with an increase in the durability of the frame materials and weather-resistant canopy. If you opt for a cheaper solution, your canopy is liable to fade in the sun and tear more easily over the years. It's also likely that the ribs, stretcher, and shaft materials will break more easily if the umbrella gets carried off by the wind or even simply dropped by a handler. It's better to make an investment in materials that will last. Made In China? I'm don't mean to imply that the umbrellas on our list are universally made overseas. That's not the case at all. The very first collapsible umbrella, however, was chronicled in China back around the year 21 CE. It was outfitted for a carriage to keep both driver and riders shaded from the sun in what I assume was very heavy, regal clothing. There is evidence suggesting the use of umbrellas prior to this Chinese example elsewhere in the country, but it's hard to know for sure whether or not these umbrellas were collapsible. These records date back to the 6th century BCE, so the idea of the umbrella has been with us for at least 2600 years, collapsible or not. Images of Egyptian parasols have been dated back almost 3000 years, but these were much lighter devices used only for protection from the sun, and couldn't withstand the environmental conditions against which the Chinese developed their umbrellas. What the Egyptians most notably contributed to the umbrella is its superstitious danger, specifically if you open it indoors. This was considered in Egyptian times to be an insult to the Sun God, and would bring misfortune on anyone silly enough to do it. Whoever came up with it first, there's a curious European period of almost 1000 years after the fall of the Roman Empire, during which wealthy families abandoned the umbrella as a status symbol and protection from the sun. It wasn't until the Renaissance that the umbrella came back into fashion in Europe, where they developed into the common umbrellas and patio umbrellas we use today. Our Top Pick Click here to see our #1 pick Statistics and Editorial Log 0 Paid Placements 4 Editors 30 Hours 37,808 Users 36 Revisions Revision History
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Don't Succumb To The Melt Even for those of us with darker complexions whose skin is much more amenable to the crushing UV rays of our great solar body in the sky, it's nearly impossible to keep from melting when outdoors on a hot, sunny day. I'm mostly Italian, so I tan like it's nobody's business. Even when I burn (which is rare), the red turns to a deep, rich tan within about 48 hours. Still, when it's too hot, it's too hot. So, what's a person to do if they're even more sensitive to sunlight than I am? Sunscreen can help keep you from burning, but it won't keep you from melting. That's where the umbrella comes in, and it's the patio umbrella, with its increased surface area and stable grounding mechanisms that will save you from turning into a human puddle. Now, it isn't that the shade created by an umbrella actually makes the air underneath it any cooler. If you measured the temperature of the air in the shade and in the sunlight, it'd be about the same. To a human being, though, and not to a thermometer, direct sunlight increases your perception of the heat by 10-15 degrees. Think of it as the opposite of wind chill. Under the shade of an umbrella, you feel the air for what it actually is. On a 85˚ day, sitting in direct sunlight would make you feel like you were suffering a 100˚ heat wave. In the shade, that temperature would feel like 85˚, if not a degree or two cooler. This is especially true on brick patios. Bricks absorb heat from the sun and radiates it back up at you, baking you like a fine NY-style brick oven pizza. Keeping the bricks beneath you under the shade of an umbrella will help reduce the rise in temperature even further. A Lifestyle In The Shade You don't have to look too deeply within your soul to decide on the right patio umbrella, but that doesn't mean it's a decision you should just toss out there. After all, this is your summertime comfort we're talking about, not to mention the look of your carefully curated outdoor space. The first parts of your decision are liable to be practical, whether or not a certain umbrella will be a good fit for the space at hand, whether it's big enough or too big, for example, or whether to opt for a fancier umbrella on a boom pole over a more traditional design. This part of your decision is going to come from the outside in, instead of the other way around. After that, however, your aesthetic takes over, and style becomes the number one consideration among available umbrellas. One of the special features that some of these umbrellas boast is a built-in mood lighting system. Either charged by simple batteries, a solar charge, or electricity run to the umbrella, these lights line the underside of the umbrella's ribs and cast a favorable glow on all who sit underneath them. You'll see the prices of any good patio umbrella increase along with an increase in the durability of the frame materials and weather-resistant canopy. If you opt for a cheaper solution, your canopy is liable to fade in the sun and tear more easily over the years. It's also likely that the ribs, stretcher, and shaft materials will break more easily if the umbrella gets carried off by the wind or even simply dropped by a handler. It's better to make an investment in materials that will last. Made In China? I'm don't mean to imply that the umbrellas on our list are universally made overseas. That's not the case at all. The very first collapsible umbrella, however, was chronicled in China back around the year 21 CE. It was outfitted for a carriage to keep both driver and riders shaded from the sun in what I assume was very heavy, regal clothing. There is evidence suggesting the use of umbrellas prior to this Chinese example elsewhere in the country, but it's hard to know for sure whether or not these umbrellas were collapsible. These records date back to the 6th century BCE, so the idea of the umbrella has been with us for at least 2600 years, collapsible or not. Images of Egyptian parasols have been dated back almost 3000 years, but these were much lighter devices used only for protection from the sun, and couldn't withstand the environmental conditions against which the Chinese developed their umbrellas. What the Egyptians most notably contributed to the umbrella is its superstitious danger, specifically if you open it indoors. This was considered in Egyptian times to be an insult to the Sun God, and would bring misfortune on anyone silly enough to do it. Whoever came up with it first, there's a curious European period of almost 1000 years after the fall of the Roman Empire, during which wealthy families abandoned the umbrella as a status symbol and protection from the sun. It wasn't until the Renaissance that the umbrella came back into fashion in Europe, where they developed into the common umbrellas and patio umbrellas we use today.

Used Office Desks

Used Office Desks

Current Inventory Recently Installed The Right Company for your office furniture needs Choosing the right furnishings for your workspace is a critical decision. Our team at Office Furniture Direct has years of experience in outfitting commercial office space with our Portland office furniture. From our front […]