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Join Us At NeoCon

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Join us at NeoCon today!  

This is the commercial interior industry’s most important event!  The best new ideas and products come together with all the right people — an amazing gathering!

NeoCon will be held June 15-17 in Chicago.  Come see us at booth 7-8094.  

For more information, visit our site or learn more about NeoCon.

 

 

35 Things To Add To Your Porch

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Entertaining

Have you ever arrived at someone’s home and found the porch so beautiful that you didn’t even want to go inside? Some people have just the right touch for a creating an outdoor living space that makes you say WOW! In many cases this is a professional interior designer so if you have access to one, make good use of their advice. If you’re doing the job on your own, though, we have one main point of advice. Layer and accessorize the same as you would inside your house. Treat the porch like a room and it will be awesome! Here’s our huge list of 35 items that you can add to the porch.  Have fun!

  1. Rocking chairs
  2. Topiaries
  3. America Flag
  4. Ceiling Fan
  5. Drapes or sheers
  6. Flowering pots
  7. Couch and/or loveseat designed for outdoor use
  8. Hanging baskets of flowers
  9. Porch swing / Couch swing
  10. Hanging chairs
  11. Throw pillows
  12. Lanterns
  13. Decorative stools
  14. Bench with seating cushion
  15. Outdoor area rug
  16. Paint the ceiling if it’s covered
  17. Blue tooth sound system
  18. Coffee table
  19. Side tables
  20. Tray and serving set
  21. Fire pit
  22. Grill
  23. Baker’s rack
  24. Smoker
  25. Table and chairs for dining
  26. String lights
  27. Rope lights
  28. Roll down sun shade
  29. Border of natural mosquito and bug repelling herbs and flowers
  30. Large box with lid for delivery man to leave packages when you’re not home
  31. Dog kennel or crate so Fido can take a rest while guests dine
  32. Decorative magazine holder
  33. Coat stand with rain gear and protective head wear
  34. Shelf for outdoor shoes so they stay outdoors
  35. Extra flashlight in case you get locked out of your house at night

Man Cave Ideas For Father’s Day

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Family

He’s been asking, and asking, and asking for that man cave. Truly they are daunting spaces since the décor can vary so widely from the rest of the home. But, if you’re ready to relent, go about it the smart way and buy him things that he’ll love. If you choose the stuff but he loves it, the man cave can come about as being lovely! Here are our top suggestions for Father’s Day:

  • If he’s a gamer, old school stand-up video games. Think Pac-Man and Donkey Kong!
  • If he’s a musician, a small wooden stage on which he and his buddies can jam.
  • If he’s sports fan, have his favorite players’ jerseys professionally framed.
  • If he’s a golfer, a really large screen and a golf video game so he can practice his swing.
  • If he’s into comics, such as Batman, think Gotham City and hang a gothic style chandelier.
  • If he’s into hunting, a very well designed decorative gun rack.
  • If he’s into kayaking, a hang handmade one upside down from the ceiling.
  • If he’s into hockey use pucks to create a wall border, rather than wallpaper.
  • If he’s into watching multiple games at a time (something many men love) hang more than one TV. He will have no complaint when he can watch three or four events at once.

Get the idea? There are so many ways to put a huge smile on his face while preventing him from covering an entire wall in baseball cards! The more unique the idea, the cooler the man cave. If you’re on a budget, allow him to install the items himself. Put a big bow on everything and leave it in the center of the room. He’ll have the time of his life putting it all up himself. When he’s done he’ll also have HUGE bragging rights!

This Year At NeoCon!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events

Join us at the commercial interior industry’s most important event!  The best new ideas and products come together with all the right people — an amazing gathering!

NeoCon will be held June 15-17 in Chicago.  Come see us at booth 7-8094.  

For more information, visit our site or learn more about NeoCon!  

Mother’s Day Ideas

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Family

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and every year when we were younger we would wake up early, cook our mothers breakfast in bed with dad, and generally spoil her all day doing chores and trying to stay out of trouble. Now that we are all grown up the normal is sending flowers or a card to your mother to remind her of how much you love her and appreciate her.

 

But there are other creative ways to show your mother your love for her, ways that she won’t be expecting. One great way to show your mother your love is to try sending her a hand written letter on the Sundays leading up to, and including, Mother’s Day. They could be about a warm memory you have of your childhood with her or they could be updates in your life and how she helped you achieve these things. A mother will appreciate the thought and hand written letters can be kept and treasured.

 

Another fun idea is to sign up for a paint night in your area where you go and an instructor helps the class paint a particular picture. Get two tickets and gift them to your mom for Mother’s Day. Then when it’s time to take the class you and your mother can sit together for a couple of hours enjoying each others company and getting to spend quality time together.

 

If you have enough childhood pictures you could also try scrapbooking those photos into a small scrapbook. Get creative and add little blurbs about your memories of the photos taken. It will be a nice way for her to see the world from your perspective when you were younger and you will have something to look over and share while you spend the day together.

 

Finally, if none of those appeal to you, you can always go old school and cook your mom a decadent home cooked meal. Grab the fixings and bring them over to your mother’s house and let her relax while you prepare dinner (you can always enlists Dad’s help here like back in the day).

 

At the root of it Mother’s Day is a celebration of the sacrifices every mother makes for her children and a day for us to express our gratitude for that. As long as your gift is a labor of love your mother is sure to love it.

We Are Looking For Great People!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Century Tile News

 

Chicago’s largest floor covering specialty retailer is currently looking for full-time career orientated inside sales people.  Over 68 years in business and we are looking to expand our sales staff!

The Position:

Sales Associate — We are looking for a career orientated, outgoing positive professional who enjoys working with people.

The Job: 

Sales associates will have direct interaction with customers regarding suggested materials for residential/commercial applications.  Materials utilized include porcelain tiles, glass tiles, stone, hardwood, vinyl, and carpeting and laminate flooring.  Solid training wages provided.

The Requirements:

Desire to provide excellent customer service

Full time employment with some evening and weekend hours

Be able to work in a fast paced commission sales environment

Basic math and computer skills

Ability to interact with customers and establish long lasting relationships

Be knowledgeable in all products and the sales process

Strong work ethic

Act in a professional manner at all times

Ability to read, write and speak fluent English (second language is a plus)

Ability to exceed expectations

Understand and monitor individual sales goals

Be knowledgeable of store operations

Proactively meet and greet the customer in a timely manner

Perform some price tagging and some display work in the showroom

Ability to follow up on customer orders

Ensure the store appearance is clean and presentable at all times

Willingness to learn extensively about our products

Experience in other service related fields is a plus

Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

An interest in design and layout to help the customer

 

Make sure to check out our benefits!

Locations include:

Diversey

Lombard

Cicero Ave

Woodstock

Itasca

Mundelein

If you are interested, please contact us at 630-873-8200 or fill out our contact form.  Hurry!  These positions will soon be filled!