Grandfather clocks

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.

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.

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

08.14.08

Grandfather clocks have always been those pieces with which we anchor rooms; perfect in the corner of a dining room, living room, study, library, and even as the focal point in a entranceway. Those who want to make their home décor something truly special often look for those very special pieces that will not only stand on their own but will enhance the overall palette of the home. Grandfather clocks work exceptionally well in this regard; they are able to stand on their own as they are a piece that have unusual height and power; and used within very specific rooms in the home, they are able to complement and elevate the existing home décor.

Because they are considered a bit of an investment, grandfather clocks are generally purchased singularly. Homeowners look for one spot in which a grandfather clock will work the best and they purchase the clock that will fulfill their design goals. The modern grandfather clock lends itself to any home décor, as clock suppliers are able to offer grandfather clocks in traditional styles, contemporary designs, and even unique styles that are constructed from unique materials.

While this purchase will undoubtedly work towards increasing the elegance and sophistication of a home, it is shortsighted on the homeowner’s part to consider a grandfather clock to be only a singular purchase. The fact is that grandfather clocks can be used in several rooms in a home and homeowners should be sure to make note of this fact when making their purchase.

In the next post, we’ll discuss some of the many ways in which multiple grandfather clocks can be used in a home.

Grandfather Clocks Stand Up to Time

08.13.08

There are those pieces that we purchase in our lifetime that we know will last until we are old and gray. In fact, we anticipate giving said pieces to our children after our passing, considering them to be more than just things that we enjoyed but family heirlooms that will far outlast their purchase.

Grandfather clocks are just such pieces; built to stand the test of time and serve our purposes as well as the purposes of future generations to which they will be passed. Some families already have a grandfather clock in their midst – having had one passed down to them from an older generation. But for those of us who would like to get the tradition started now for our own families, there is nothing stopping us from finding the grandfather clock of our dreams online where there are many styles available to us.

Through online suppliers, consumers are able to seek out those grandfather clocks that suit their home’s style – everything from traditional and classic to contemporary and modern. In this day and age, there is literally nothing that we cannot find when it comes to grandfather clock styles. High end clock manufacturers such as Howard Miller and Kieninger are sure to supply their customers with the high quality grandfather clocks they expect but in styles they may be unaware existed.

Once purchased, grandfather clocks will hold up well under a variety of circumstances – adding a high level of sophistication and elegance to the homes they grace; and, more importantly, offering that same level of elegance to the homes of future members of the family.

One Grandfather Clock, One Purchase

08.09.08

There are those things that we buy in our lifetime that we know we’re going to have to inevitably replace at some point. After all, nothing lasts forever – even if we spent a pretty penny on it and think that it should, in fact, last pretty close to forever. Even furniture – what is typically some of the highest priced pieces that we buy for our homes – wear out at some point. A lifetime of use can put even the sturdiest of furniture pieces in a vulnerable position; they may need to be replaced even if you are not financially ready to replace them.

Then there are some pieces that you would consider to be a lifetime investment; pieces that you buy once and only once – a prized antique, a handcrafted piece of furniture, a lovely piece of art, and, even, a grandfather clock.

Grandfather clocks are not your average clocks; in fact, they are much, much more. Grandfather clocks are family heirlooms; they are the pieces that are meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime in a place of honor in a home where they will not only become the focal piece of the entire room, they will transform the décor and overall level of sophistication in a home.

Those buying grandfather clocks do not do so lightly; there are many things to consider in terms of maker, style, and price. But when a decision is made and the perfect grandfather clock is chosen, those who have made the purchase know that it is something that they will have for a lifetime and maybe even pass on to their children or grandchildren one day.

Online Suppliers for Grandfather Clocks

08.07.08

Have you ever thought about the people who buy cars and furniture online and how they logistically pull that off? For most of us, sure we know that you can literally find anything and everything online (even houses), but we have pretty much curtailed our shopping to those things that are able to be shipped in average sized boxes. The fact remains, however, that anything and everything IS available online and most things can be – and are – delivered right to your door including those larger items that we may not necessarily associate with online shopping.

Grandfather clocks, for instance, are something that most of us are accustomed to shopping for in retail outlets and maybe even in the high end boutique shops that primarily offer the product lines of one or two clockmakers. But the Internet has completely changed all of that and today we are able to shop for grandfather clocks of all varieties from the comfort of our own home. And, yes, they are shipped right to our door.

In fact, some of the most well known clockmakers in the world are now making their products available through online resources so that consumers the world over are able to browse the selection and choose from among a wide variety of grandfather clocks; everything from traditional to contemporary pieces. Once a selection is made, the grandfather clock is shipped to the door of the purchaser. If you are looking to shop for your next grandfather clock this way look for the retailers that offer free at home delivery and clock set up; making the day you receive your grandfather clock one that goes smoothly.

Grandfather Clocks: Sophisticated without Being Antiquated

08.06.08

Did you ever walk into a home that was just so out of date you didn’t know where to look first? Kitchen appliances in shades of Harvest orange that haven’t seen the inside of an appliance store since the mid-70s, shag carpeting, colors and wallpaper on the walls that are reminiscent of something you would see on a retro television show? Just as an out of date hairstyle can age a person, so can out of date décor age a home – and not in a good, charming way. Sure, there are plenty of old homes that have been decorated to be in line with the original décor of the home but this is usually done purposefully, not as a result of the homeowners being out of touch or not getting around to doing the massive renovation they should have done years ago.

There are those pieces that out of date; and there are those pieces that elicit the charm of yesteryear. Harvest orange appliances – out of date. Stately grandfather clock built to represent a period generations past – charming.

Many homeowners use grandfather clocks as their way of connecting to the past and of infusing this sense of style into their homes. With the high end clock makers of today – many of their products even available online – there is the ability to find the style of yesteryear with the technology of today. Homeowners are able to find those grandfather clocks that elicit the charm of another era while still being a reliable, working piece on which homeowners can count.

Get in the Spirit with Grandfather Clocks

08.02.08

Tackling the decorating of a home can be overwhelming at best and downright terrifying at worst. This is especially compounded when you have just moved into a home and have an endless list of projects ahead of you; projects that you can’t even begin to organize in your head let alone set to work completing. But with some time, some planning, and some careful and steady execution you can quickly (well, maybe not quickly but certainly more easily) define the decorative boundaries of your home and create something that brings your mind’s vision to life.

One of the most wonderful ways in which to decorate a home is with the use of special accessories that mean something to you and that have the ability to really transform a decorative palette and do so affordably. Clocks have always been a great way to put the finishing touches on a room and round out the decorative style that we have set forth. If you can image how much impact a mantel clock or wall clock can have in a room, then you can easily see how impactful a grandfather clock can be in a room and in a home at large.

Grandfather clocks have big personalities and they can easily fill a room in which they sit. They are regal, sophisticated, and possessing of a large decorative punch. And for this reason, homeowners know that they can place a grandfather clock in one of the rooms in their home and easily rely upon it – and it only – to completely transform the space. Grandfather clocks can help us get into the spirit of decorating and really get the ball rolling on our big ideas!

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