Kids Bookcases: Functionality Counts

Kids' bookcases come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. There is a style of kids bookcases for every taste and preference. It's the little details that really set one kids bookcase apart from another. Let's take a look at some of the most popular styles of kids bookcases.

Whether you have small kids that are just learning how to read, or they are completing an entire set of first grade books, displaying their favorite books on oversized bookcases and shelves scaled to their child's particular size is a great way to encourage creativity and organization. For an aged-down vintage look, pair an open shelving bookcase next to your kid's bed. To add some character, decorate the open shelves with a life-size mural of a duck, or any other animal your kid enjoys. Or perhaps you want a kids bookcase with the usual shelves and ladder type shelves but add an extra storage shelf in the back for those last-minute treasures.

The latest trends in kids' bookcases are certainly geared more toward functionality than fashion. While open shelves and ladder book racks might be fun and funky, they are not functional for the type of organized clutter that our children accumulate over time. Instead, focus on solid, sturdy bookcases that have plenty of room for multi-colored binders, notebooks, and even photo albums.

Another type of kids bookcases that is great for organizing clutter is the step-ladder bookcase. They usually feature solid, sturdy wood and are designed to be opened completely up. This allows for you to free up valuable floor space and use it for additional storage. The kids bookcases may feature three, four, or even five open shelves, but often this number varies. The advantage of having more open shelves is that you can easily create more storage space in smaller rooms without having to add more floors to the home.

Many kids' bookcases also have extra storage space built right into them. This is another way to save room and even have some additional storage. You may want to look for bookcases that have a sliding door or ladders that can be pushed through the doorway. Some bookcases have shelves on the lower levels along with shoe storage. This is a fun feature that encourages kids to keep their books close to them at all times and helps parents find their kids' books as they are searching for something.

When you are choosing kids bookcases, remember that functionality is important. Not only should the kids bookcases be sturdy and practical, but they should also be colorful and fun. If you are shopping at a young age, consider a bookcase that has open shelves or ladders that can be pulled out. This will provide your kids with a convenient place to store their extra books and it will encourage them to keep their books nearby when they are working on homework.

How Long Can Plastic Garden Chairs Last

Plastic garden chairs will last for quite some time. However, over the years they can become worn and stained from the harsh weather. To keep your plastic garden chairs looking great, you need to keep the chairs away from sunlight and other elements.

Over time, plastic garden chairs get stained from the sun. The sun will damage the plastic resin, they are made from so you need to throw away them if this occurs. You also need to make sure that the cushions on the chairs do not come into contact with sunlight at all times. It is better to use sun block when the sun is shining but if the sun is not shining at all you should use a small umbrella to shade your plastic garden chairs during the summer.

Plastic garden chairs can be left outdoors in the rain all year round but you must make sure you have the cushions dry before putting them inside. The sun can be damaging to plastic furniture, if it comes into direct contact with it. This means that if you leave your plastic garden chairs outside all year long and the weather starts to get wet, it is a good idea to keep them indoors and cover them with a plastic bag. If they get soaked then they need to be dried out. A quick spray of water can help to dry them out.

The weather can also make plastic garden chairs crack. As the plastic resin breaks down this means that the chairs will look worn out and they will look less appealing.

Another reason that the plastic garden chairs are becoming worn out is that they are not being used as often as they once were. It can take up to eight years for a chair to completely deteriorate from normal use. If you have ever seen an old plastic patio chair in the shops then you know how expensive it can be to replace them. It would be much cheaper to purchase a new set of plastic garden chairs than to buy another set of patio chairs.

As you can see, there are many reasons that plastic garden chairs are becoming worn out from normal use. To keep them looking great and to ensure that you keep them looking great, it is best to give them regular maintenance and check to see if any parts of them look worn.