Archive for March, 2015

Feel Better about Your Amount of Sleep

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

bowen sleepThe National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and for a quarter of a century, scientists at this organization have been studying the subject of sleep, using science and research to champion better sleep for everyone. After all, we as a society are much happier and more productive when we’re getting the right amount of sleep.

So just what is the right amount of sleep? In honor of its 25th anniversary, the National Sleep Foundation released an updated version of its guidelines of how much sleep a person needs — the results of more than two years of research. A few things changed in these new recommendations. Now there is a recommended range for each age category, but also a new range labeled “may be appropriate.” For example, for years we have known that it’s recommended that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. But the range that might be appropriate has been widened to 6-10 hours. This is a relief for those people who sleep 6 hours a night and feel absolutely fine. Turns out they don’t have to be worried about being sleep deprived. And for those people who just aren’t ourselves unless we get a good, solid 10 hours of sleep? There’s nothing wrong with them either. They’re not sick or lazy, they just need more sleep.

The study also broke down the age ranges even further, adding young adults (18-25 year olds) and older adults (65 years and older). The younger adults appropriate range goes up to 11 hours, while for older adults it might be appropriate to get as little as 5 hours of sleep a night.

If there’s anything this study shows, it’s that there’s no magic number. The amount of sleep you need is a very unique, individualized thing. The important thing is to be aware of how much sleep you need to be productive and happy. And then make those hours that you are in bed count.

One of the best ways to do that is to make sure you have a good mattress. No one gets a good night’s sleep if they’re uncomfortable, tossing and turning all night long just trying to relax. If your mattress isn’t providing the support you need, it might be time to come into Bowen Town & Country Furniture to check out the many lines of great mattresses we carry. We have great prices on some of the most popular brands of mattresses, including Sealy and Tempur-pedic.

Come in today and let our expert staff help you find the perfect mattress. Once you take this home, whether you sleep 5 hours a night or 11, you’ll be sure to wake up feeling relaxed and refreshed!

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

 

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Daniel’s Amish Furniture: Made In America

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

unnamedDaniel’s Amish Furniture is made in America, Amish handcrafted and built to last for generations.

All of Daniel’s Amish Bedroom collections are offered in five wood types.

Catalyzed varnish topcoat over entire exterior and inside drawers to protect against moisture, stains and scratches.

7-step stain and finishing process with over 25 stains to choose from. Full extension ball bearing drawer slides allow for unparalleled strength and effort-less sliding.

5 species of wood to choose from. English dovetail drawer boxes front and back. Pressure cast aluminum brackets connect rails with corner posts and slats for extra durability. Over 30 hardware choices!

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

 

 

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Get Your Outdoor Furniture Ready for Spring!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

bowenMarch can be a fickle month here in the Triad. Weather can go from warm and sunny to blustery and cold from one day to the next. But the blooms of daffodils and longer days help us all know that spring is truly just around the corner. And with spring comes outdoor entertaining, grilling on the deck and spending lots of time outside with family and friends.

Be sure you are ready for all your outdoor entertaining occasions by getting your patio outdoor furniture clean and in top shape now. Here are a few tips to get you started.

  • For wicker furniture, vacuum it with a soft brush and then wipe it down with a damp cloth. You can also use a mild soap to clean the wicker.
  • For upholstered furniture, hose down the frames good before getting out the cushions.
  • Once you do get out the cushions, wipe them down with a mild soap and water mixture.
  • If there are any stains, spot clean them with a fabric cleaner and soft bristle brush.
  • This is a good time to apply protectant, to help keep your cushions clean during the spring and summer months when they’ll get heavy use.

If you’re looking to spruce up your porch, come in to Bowen Town & Country Furniture and we can show you some great options from some of our favorite brands. The Paula Deen line from Universal has some very elegant wicker furniture that is the epitome of southern style. You might also want to ask about our Sunbrella fabrics. These heavy-duty fabrics are great for outdoor cushions thanks to their durability, and most importantly, they have great style.

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Spotlight On Hooker Furniture

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

bedroombannerHere at Bowen Town & Country Furniture we are proud to sell furniture that is made in  America, and even more proud to be able to offer lines of high-quality, beautiful furniture made in our own home state of North Carolina. One of those great manufacturers is Hooker Furniture Company.

As one of the few furniture companies still run by family members, now in its third generation, Hooker Furniture Company has a long history of producing elegantly designed furniture that is both beautiful and functional.

With headquarters in Martinsville, Virginia, and much of its manufacturing work done in Hickory, North Carolina, when you purchase a piece of furniture made by Hooker, you are not only improving your own home, you are helping out the local economy. By supporting craftsmen in our area we can help keep good jobs available, and allow more people to be integral parts of their own local economy.

Of course, most of us don’t think about the employment rates in Hickory or the intricacies of supply and demand economics when we’re looking for a new couch. Instead, at that point our priorities are on finding something that will brighten up our home and provide comfort for our family and friends. That is exactly what you will find with all of Hooker Furniture’s offerings, whether you’re looking for a dining room table, a bedroom suite or a desk for your home office.

Each piece of furniture from Hooker is thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted to help it fulfill its function while adding elegance to your home. Come in to Bowen Town & Country Furniture today to see for yourself the beauty of the furniture from Hooker Furniture Company. You’re sure to fall in love with at least one new item that your home just can’t do without.

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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