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REFLECT YOUR STYLE WITH CUSTOM FURNITURE

Whether you’re renovating a single room or the whole home or simply replacing an older piece of furniture, you’re hoping for attractive, comfortable and good quality pieces. Maybe you’re hoping to introduce a modern concept with warm colors, textiles and layering. From open shelves and warm woodwork to speciality lighting and throw rugs, the rooms of the home reflect your personality. Very often, the vision you have in mind can’t be achieved by shopping at the local furniture store. Custom furniture builders provide one-of-a-kind items that will transform your room and take your imagination to reality. They can also offer suggestions you may have never considered, point out functional aspects and design something both original and pleasing. Custom built furniture doesn’t necessarily need to put a strain on your budget. You’re investing in long-term value and a special touch for your home.

How many times have you visited several larger furniture stores, looking for inspiration, only to see basically the same options. You might start to wonder how many other homeowners have the same chair, table or sofa. Spending thousands of dollars on a generic bedroom set that turns out to be constructed out of pressboard can be frustrating. Choosing custom built furniture eliminates these issues. You get to determine every aspect of the piece from size and style to those little details such as hardware. Rather than pay a premium for what’s readily available on the showroom floor, you enjoy a piece tailored to your specifications. Yes, you’ll probably pay slightly more, but it will be worth it. Custom built furniture are the pieces you hand down from one generation to the next.

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BEES PROVIDE LOTS OF BENEFITS

Most people have a negative reaction when they hear the telltale buzzing of a bee. They are often considered pests, with the sight of a bee inspiring the fear of getting stung. However, these tiny, industrious creatures provide valuable services. Without bees, we’d be in real trouble. We rely on their honey, use their wax and count on them to help our food grow. Bees carry pollen from plant to plant and flower to flower and are vital for the pollination of many fruit, vegetable and seed crops. Pollination is when pollen grains are transferred from one plant to another, providing for the fertilization of the ovaries of flowers. While some plants are self-pollinating and some take advantage of the wind, most flowering plants rely on natural pollinators like bees to do the job. A healthy ecosystem requires an effective pollination system. Bees take care of the pollination of nearly 85% of all our food crops and quite a few of the foods fed to cattle. Research suggests environmental catastrophe if the honeybee were to become extinct.

Honeybees fly from one flower to the next. Pollen collects their furry legs to be given to young bees for sustenance. Bees use pollen for food. It gives them the energy to fly for long periods of time to collect and distribute the pollen. Thanks to the hardworking bee, crops flourish and produce flowers, fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, beans and more. Without bees, a long list of plants would fail to reproduce and quickly die out completely. Bees are essential to the life cycle of most plants and flowers. There are actually bees that have evolved to pollinate a single type of plant. Without the attention of that specific species of bee, that plant would become extinct.

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