Four practical ways you can use foam inserts

Four practical ways you can use foam inserts

Foam’s soft exterior, customizability, and protective properties make it ideal for storing any type of equipment that requires a gentle touch. Foam inserts are blocks of foam that are cut specifically so certain items can fit perfectly inside them. They can be used for many things, but here are four types of equipment you might want to use foam inserts to store. Photography equipment If you claim photography as a hobby, you’ll know that cameras, lenses, and other related devices are both delicate and expensive. You can’t allow scratches and other types of damage to stop you from getting that perfect shot. You can even store your digital camera in anti-static foam to make sure no stray electric charges damage its inner parts. Musical instruments Whether you...

How Tiny Homes Can Inspire You to Cut Back

How Tiny Homes Can Inspire You to Cut Back

Summary: The tiny home trend comes with its pros and cons. But, you can take away some ideas that tiny homeowners are practicing to make your home more spacious and appealing. There are endless options when it comes to redecorating your home. Ranging from a minimalistic modern style to a more edgy rustic style, there are countless ways to completely change the visual aspect of your house. Rather than thinking of certain approaches as “right” or “wrong,” you should instead be thinking about which approach fits your needs and lifestyle the best. How you choose to design your house should reflect who you are and your personality. Your house should complement, rather than limit, what you do. You can learn about all sorts of different design trends from around...

How to Decorate a Camping Scene

How to Decorate a Camping Scene

Summary: Designing a set is crucial because it helps create the world that the film’s characters will exist within. Furnishing a camping scene is tricky but it can be achieved by thinking of both big and smaller elements. Some of the most easily recognizable parts of a movie include how it is shot, who is acting in it, and what kind of music is accompanying it. If you are in charge of set design for a film you need to think about what the viewers will see but some environments can be a bit trickier to design than others. If you are tasked with designing a set in the mountains there are some key elements you should include to really sell the scene to the audience. Housing in the Woods If your character is staying in the woods you need to think of the kind of...

How to Maintain Your Leather Furniture

How to Maintain Your Leather Furniture

Summary: Leather furniture requires occasional maintenance. Here are some tips on how to keep your pieces looking clean and brand-new. Owning a luxurious leather couch from a luxury company can be a huge expense. It only makes sense that you prolong its life for as long as you possible can. Of course, wear and tear is inevitable, but ideally leather will age after a period of time. The best way to think of your leather is compare it to your skin. You’d want to keep your skin clean and well taken care of at all times to avoid cracking. General leather is a natural and breathable material that changes over time. It requires you to care for it on a regular basis to look its best. Basic Maintenance The only regular maintenance that your leather chairs and sofas need...

Tool You’ll Need to Cut Your Own Seat Cushion Foam

Written by Carlo Badalamenti. When sofa or chair cushions start to wear out, most people simply buy new cushions. Other people take the cushions to an upholstery place to have them do the work for them. But people who love DIY projects know that they can replace the foam in their cushions and save a lot of money. By purchasing foam and cutting it to fit their cushion, they can add comfort to their furniture at a fraction of the cost of buying replacement cushions. It’s surprisingly easy to cut your own custom foam for your cushions. The foam is available for purchase from leading retailers such as The Foam Factory and cutting the foam is very simple. However, you will need a few tools in order to do the job correctly: A cutting tool. You have a couple of...

Memory Foam: Just the Facts

Memory Foam: Just the Facts

Written by: The Foam Factory The polyurethane foam we collectively call “memory foam” is a quirky little product developed in partnership with NASA. Originally called “slow spring back foam,” memory foam was a quirky product that NASA felt it could commercialize. The trouble was that the manufacturing process was unreliable, but the 1980s brought the “Tempur-Pedic Swedish Mattress,” which helped to popularize the foam as a part of anyone’s healthy sleep regiment. Since those days, the memory foam bed has become far more affordable. Still, companies continue to market mattresses well beyond the average consumer’s price point. How Memory Foam Works Memory foam becomes soft when it comes into contact with body heat, which helps it contour to meet your...

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