Grandfather clocks

The Many Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Grandfather Clock, Part II

08.31.08

In the last post, we discussed some of the important things to keep in mind when making a purchase of a grandfather clock. For instance, it doesn’t make much sense to buy a grandfather clock for a room in which it will not fit; so the size of the grandfather clock that you choose is very important indeed. Additionally, style is of the utmost importance, as the grandfather clock that you choose should be in line with the overall décor of the home, and more specifically, the room in which it sits.

Some of the other important considerations to keep in mind when making your next grandfather clock purchase include:

* Melody. When most people think of grandfather clocks they think of the lovely chiming associated with them every hour upon the hour. If you want a melody to be a part of your grandfather clock, make sure that it comes with the ability to chime the hour and that it plays a melody that you love (and will continue to love each and every time you hear it).

* Type of materials. There are so many different grandfather clocks on the market these days – everything from traditional to contemporary – that grandfather clock manufacturers are working with more materials than ever to keep up with the demand for unique designs. After all, there are plenty of people that want to have grandfather clock in their home but don’t necessarily want the traditional style that has been so common up until now. Be sure the grandfather clock that you choose uses materials that will be complementary in your home.

* Price. Never far from our minds with any large purchase is the cost of such a purchase. There are a variety of prices associated with grandfather clocks. Now that they are offered through online retailers there are more ways to find bargains than ever. Choose accordingly.

The Many Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Grandfather Clock, Part I

08.29.08

Buying a grandfather clock is a very big purchase, one that should be considered carefully. After all, if done right, this should be the only purchase you will ever have to make (unless of course you love your grandfather clock so much that you decide you need an additional clock to place somewhere else in your home). Grandfather clocks are purchases made for a lifetime, as a clock made by top manufacturers can last for generations.

Online consumers will find the ability to purchase grandfather clocks from suppliers that are authorized dealers for some of the most renowned clock makers in the world, including Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Kieninger grandfather clocks, and Ridgeway grandfather clocks. Once you find the site and the manufacturer that you want to work with, it comes down to choosing the grandfather clock that works best for your home. To this end, be sure to consider:

* Size. This is the most important consideration of all, as you would hate to choose a grandfather clock only to later determine that it won’t fit in the room. Before you begin looking at grandfather clock sizes, you need to first determine the room and exact spot your grandfather clock will occupy. Perhaps you have a living room with cathedral ceilings – which would make your height consideration very different than if you choose to put your grandfather clock in a low ceilinged room. Choose your spot, measure accurately, and then choose your grandfather clock.

* Style. Just as important as choosing a grandfather clock that physically fits the room is choosing a grandfather clock that fits the room in terms of its style. Everything from contemporary to country style grandfather clocks can be found through online suppliers; be sure to choose a style in line with the room in question and the home overall.

In the next post, we’ll list some more things to consider when purchasing a grandfather clock.

Grandfather Clocks Can Make All The Difference, Part II

08.28.08

So you’ve moved into your new home and you’re thrilled to be there. But now looking around at all the empty rooms in the home you realize you may have stretched yourself so far in getting to this point that there’s nothing left with which to maneuver in terms of design.

In the last post, we discussed how many people find themselves in this scenario and often one of the better things to do is buy a really good piece of furniture or a really beautiful accessory around which to build décor one piece at a time.

In this respect, grandfather clocks offer many benefits in helping homeowners achieve their design goals including:

* Grandfather clocks come in a variety of styles and are made using a variety of materials. Purchasing a grandfather clock does not necessarily mean that you have to get something traditional in design. Rather, there are many styles from which to choose including contemporary, antique-inspired, and country. Buy a grandfather clock in your style and you’re sure to love it for many, many years to come.

* Grandfather clocks are classics. No matter what you do with your wardrobe in terms of staying current with your style, chances are you will always have a classic pair of black pants in your wardrobe if you’re a woman (not to mention the classic little black dress) and a classic suit in your wardrobe if you’re a man. In a home, there are pieces that are considered classic and around which trends may revolve. Grandfather clocks are your classic pieces; no matter what the trends are at the moment, they will always be in style.

* Grandfather clocks can fill a room. Even if you’re not ready to do full-blown decorating just yet, you can still give a room some design depth with a grandfather clock. Its size and its style can fill a room on many levels.

Grandfather Clocks Can Make All The Difference, Part I

08.28.08

Remember what it was like to move into your first home? When you were barely pulling enough money together to get into the house let alone decorate it in any sort of meaningful way? Those early years we are lucky to procure enough furniture from well meaning friends and family to create a comfortable home; the idea of going out and spending money on new pieces was simply out of the question.

Today, our finances may be a bit more in line but that doesn’t mean that most of us have an overwhelming cash flow. After all, we may be making more but chances are much more is going out than ever before; having a family and all that entails has made it more difficult than ever to make ends meet on a month to month basis. Having anything left over – enough to do anything with – is a luxury in and of itself.

For homeowners who want to make a dent in their design goals, sometimes it makes the most sense to purchase one high end item; something that will serve as the first piece in a foundation of décor. With this one piece in our possession, going forward, we can begin to add one piece at a time to complete the look. Grandfather clocks may be just the thing that many homeowners need to set the tone for their present and future design goals.

Grandfather clocks have many benefits in terms of offering a foundation on which to build a home’s décor. In the next post, we’ll discuss the benefits offered by grandfather clocks and how this one purchase can make all the difference.

From Room to Room, Grandfather Clocks Work

08.25.08

If you’re like any other homeowner you sometimes just need to change things up when it comes to your home design. Trends come and trends go and we all try our best to stay current without breaking the bank to do so. What most of us come to find is that the most economical way to keep a fresh looking home is to choose classic pieces of furniture that never go out of style (even if we have to spend some extra money to get the really good, quality pieces) and rotate paint, fabric, and accessories so that they are more reflective of the current trends. After all, it is much more affordable to change out a curtain than it is an entire room of furniture. So if you consider your classic furniture to be the foundation that remains consistent, you can consider the smaller design touches to be those you can interchange according to what is in fashion.

Part of what we often like to do in order to bring a new perspective to our homes is to move furniture and accessories from room to room. Sometimes just moving a piece from one spot to another can have significant transformative powers – giving the room and the piece itself new life. Grandfather clocks are among those pieces that are so versatile that they will work in any room in a home but bring something different to each. For instance, a grandfather clock in hall may present a grand appearance – a showcase feature to welcome those to the home; a grandfather clock in a library presents a sophisticated face; and a grandfather clock in a formal living room may give off a quiet elegance.

With grandfather clocks you can get more bang for your buck by moving them from room to room; you never know what you are going to get and the results can prove quite amazing!

Give the Gift of Melody This Upcoming Holiday Season with Grandfather Clocks

08.23.08

Sure it’s August and the weather is hardly something that reminds us that fall is coming. But the truth is that in just a few short weeks it will indeed be fall, followed quite closely indeed by the coming of the holiday season. While it makes no sense to panic about the December holiday while summer is still upon us, it does make sense to at least keep an open mind in terms of planning for special gifts in advance – especially if those gifts are something that will require some careful selection and planning in terms of shipping arrangements.

For that special someone in your life – or even just to delight yourself and those visiting your home this holiday season – why not consider a grandfather clock? Today, more than ever, shopping for grandfather clocks has become easy and convenient. Online grandfather clock suppliers offer extensive selections of grandfather clocks in all styles including country, contemporary, traditional, and others. Better yet, these suppliers offer grandfather clocks from some of the most reputable clock manufacturers in the world including Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Kieninger grandfather clocks, and Ridgeway grandfather clocks.

While grandfather clocks may be tricky to purchase as gifts they could easily be the perfect present for someone very close to you and whom you know very well. Choose a grandfather clock that is in keeping with the person’s style (if they like antiques then a contemporary grandfather clock won’t make much sense) and account for the space they have in their home (what good is a great grandfather clock if there’s nowhere to put it?).

In the end, a grandfather clock that is given as a gift will likely always hold a special place in the recipient’s heart and could very well become the family’s next important heirloom.

If Grandfather Clocks Could Speak

08.21.08

There are only a few items we are likely to come across in our lifetime that will just as easily have a spot in our home as they did in the homes of generations’ past. Grandfather clocks are just such pieces; they have enjoyed many generations as the centerpieces in many a home and their popularity has remained consistent throughout the years. For those who grew up with the melody of a grandfather clock in their life, the thought of being without such a piece in their own home is unthinkable. Luckily there are many options in terms of shopping for grandfather clocks online where they can be found in a variety of styles and at a variety of prices.

Online clock suppliers, in fact, are able to offer huge inventories of grandfather clocks so that consumers that are in the market for a grandfather clock can find exactly what they want in moments, compare features and prices with other grandfather clocks, make their selection and have their grandfather clock delivered to their home. If all goes as it should, this very same grandfather clock – having long outlasted its original owners – will continue on through the generations of family to come; standing silently as a testament to all that has happened around them.

Grandfather clocks are more than just taller than average clocks; they are sophisticated pieces that are held in high esteem and which continue to give joy to families as they brighten homes with melody, elevate the sophistication of a room, and anchor the home’s décor.

Take Steps to Protect Your Grandfather Clock

08.21.08

Having a grandfather clock in the home is the realization of a dream for many homeowners. This is because grandfather clocks have long been associated with high-end pieces that are typically used in the most luxurious of homes. This perception most likely stems from the advent of grandfather clocks when only the wealthiest of homes were able to afford a grandfather clock as a part of their décor.

Today, however, grandfather clocks are much more affordable than ever before; and the Internet has expanded the options available to consumers when it comes to purchasing grandfather clocks at the most affordable prices possible.

As affordable as they are, however, grandfather clocks are still an investment that must be taken seriously. To this end there are ways in which consumers should protect their grandfather clocks in order to protect their investment and perhaps be able to pass their grandfather clock down through their family; these steps may include:

* Protect your grandfather clocks by placing them in an area of the home that is free from heavy activity; placing a grandfather clock in an area of the home that has high traffic could be asking for trouble.

* Keep up on regular maintenance. By keeping your grandfather clock maintained to the best of your ability you are ensuring that it stays in working order for many years to come.

* Enlist professional guidance. Grandfather clocks can be complex pieces of machinery that should be handled with care. Be sure to seek professional guidance when it comes to the repair and routine maintenance of grandfather clocks.

Look to Grandfather Clocks For Large Homes

08.15.08

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to homes. For some, the perfect home is a smaller, more compact home – enough space to house their family and their stuff but not too much home that they are unable to keep up with the utilities and, of course, the cleaning. For others, a home is just not a home unless it is large enough to comfortably house family and guests – with rooms to spare that are dedicated to specific activities including a game room, a study, a library, and so forth.

There are challenges that come with larger homes; mainly being able to furnish the home affordably and fill the empty spaces with furniture and artwork that is in scale to the size of the rooms. Grandfather clocks work well in this capacity as they are large enough pieces that they can stand on their own in whatever capacity you use them but also because they work so well in helping to further the design goals of a room and home.

For larger homes that need to “fill” their space, grandfather clocks are especially helpful. Their height – they are generally six feet or over – help to fill a room, especially those rooms that have higher than average ceilings.

So conducive to large homes are grandfather clocks that many homeowners choose to place grandfather clocks – of different styles – in different rooms throughout their home; they find that the height and elegance of grandfather clocks work quite well in a variety of spots and will help to fill the often empty spaces in larger homes.

Don’t Stop With Just One Grandfather Clock, Part II

08.14.08

In the last post, we discussed the propensity of homeowners to only purchase one grandfather clock for their home – thinking that it will only serve its purpose in one spot. The reality is that grandfather clocks can work in a number of different situations and in a variety of rooms, making the purchase of multiple grandfather clocks something that the homeowner may want to consider.

Some of the ways in which homeowners can use grandfather clocks include:

* In an entranceway for those who have a large enough foyer. The grand entrances that come with some of the larger home construction can handle a grandfather clock and will make for a dramatic entrance to any home.

* In a large dining room where it will be at home among other elegant pieces of furniture.

* In a family room where family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company. This may be the opportunity to use less formal grandfather clock designs. There are many contemporary grandfather clock designs that will work in less formal spaces.

* In a study or library. There is nothing more regal than a grandfather clock in a study or library amidst books and other pieces. This is where a grandfather clock has the potential to look most at home.

The point is that grandfather clocks do not have to be relegated to one room in the home. There are many rooms in the home in which grandfather clocks can fit seamlessly – elevating the décor of the room and the home at large, as well as offering visitors a nice surprise.

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