Author: Eduardo


Buying Italian furniture in Sydney? Great choice, quality items from Italy can last for many years and are often handed down as heirlooms over the generations. Italian furniture in Sydney is popular because it has a great reputation for being high quality and standing the test of time. When it comes to purchasing new décor, especially big-ticket items it’s well worth it to invest some time and money into finding a well-crafted piece. Here are some of our top tips and things to keep in mind to help you whilst you’re shopping.

 

You get what you pay for

When it comes to buying Italian furniture in Sydney it’s worth it consider the price. When it comes to any décor piece price should be your first indicator of quality and authenticity (although not your only indicator as high prices can be misleading). If the price seems very low and way too good to be true, it probably is, even if the piece looks great. Usually, low prices are an indicator that something has been made using poor quality materials or methods. Good quality Italian furniture in Sydney can last for many generations so it is worthwhile to look at it as an investment.

 

Make sure you know what materials have been used

If you’re looking for quality Italian furniture in Sydney then make sure you familiarise yourself with the materials that have been used in the pieces you’re looking at. You want to seek out good quality timbers or fabrics and avoid materials that are less durable and hardwearing. When it comes to the timber you’ll want to look for woods such as ash, birch, oak, and walnut and avoid cedar and pine. When it comes to fabrics you should think about your lifestyle. Leather can be fantastic in homes with children and pets while cotton, linen, and wool can be great depending on the textures in your living space.

 

Inspect screws, seams, cushions, and joints

The small details of a décor piece can reveal a lot about its quality. Seams that are obvious or crooked for example are a sign of poor quality, especially if they’re unfinished or messy. Loose screws or joints in décor pieces can also be a sign of poor quality and will mean that a piece is much less likely to last a long time. Poor quality materials and cheap foams in cushions and padding can also be a sign of bad quality and will begin to sag much sooner than other materials and stuffing. Bad quality foams can also be uncomfortable to sit on and may not cushion you well enough from springs.

Test it out

A mistake that a lot of people make before they buy a new décor piece is that they don’t test it out. If you’re buying a bed or a sofa, lay down on it, sit on it see how comfortable it is and whether or not you can get up and down from it easily. If you’re buying a table check out whether or not you can comfortably eat at it or whether it’s good for your height. If you’re looking at other items like a TV cabinet, consider your space and have a think about whether or not it’s really the best piece to perform the function you need it to perform.

 

Make sure it’s authentic

Sometimes manufacturers can get a bit cheeky with the way they name things, so the Italian furniture in Sydney that your buying that you think is from Italy might actually not be. Research your purchases closely and consider if everything you’re being told about it is the truth.

 

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Once your Outlook is setup, you might want to take some time to restore your browser bookmarks (if you backed them up). In Firefox, go to Bookmarks → Organize Bookmarks, then select Import and Backup → Restore → Choose File… and find your bookmark backup file (ends in .json). All the favicons will be missing, but they’ll show back up whenever you navigate to each page.

In addition to Outlook and Firefox, I take some time to setup Picasa for my photo management and MediaMonkey for my music management. I’ll leave that to you to figure out how you want to organize your media.

Change Theme, User Picture, and Login Background

Now it’s time to make Windows look a little better. Changing the theme is easy. Just go to Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Change the theme and pick the theme you like. If you want to download a new theme, that’s easy too. Just go to Microsoft Windows – Windows 7 themes, find a theme you like and open it with themefile (default). It will automatically install and load.

Changing the user picture is easy too. Just go to Control Panel → User Accounts and Family Safety → User Accounts → Change your account picture. If you have your own picture to use, click on Browse for more pictures… and navigate to your picture. Otherwise, pick one from the list.

Changing the login background is not quite as easy, but it’s still not too bad. I’ve already written a tutorial for this – Change Windows 7 Login Background Without Installing Any Extra Software.

Choose a Backup Option

Now that you’ve gone to all this trouble to customize your Windows installation, it’s time to backup. There are many options, but I just use the built-in Windows Backup. Not only does it allow you to backup individual folders and files, it also creates an entire disk image you can use to restore from if all hell breaks loose. Get there from Control Panel → System and Security → Backup and Restore. Keep in mind that this process will take several hours, so just start the backup before you go to bed.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now. Good luck!…

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