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Ask the Furniture Expert - Ken Gripich

Updated: Sep 30

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October 2020


The usage of Rent-to-Own transactions began in the United Kingdom and Europe, and first appeared in the Canada during the 1950s and 1960s. While rent-to-own terminology is most commonly associated with consumer goods transactions, the term is sometimes used in connection with real estate transactions. The newest law coming into effect known as “Physical control” is a progression towards owning something such as a parcel of land. Rent-To-Own Also known as rental Purchase, is a type of legally documented transaction under which tangible property such as Furniture, Home Appliances, Consumer Electronics is leased in exchange for a weekly or monthly payment, with the option to purchase at some point during the agreement. In our case the purchaser would require to pay a deposit, first payment, delivery and other fees up front if applicable.

A Rent to Own transaction differs from a traditional lease, the lessee can purchase the leased item(s) at any time during the agreement (In a Traditional Lease the lessee has no right), the lessee can terminate the agreement at any time by simply returning the property, provided the account is up to date, and in our case if the account is paid in full within 90 Days from date of delivery, there is no interest charges, and an administration fee would apply.


September 2020


The recliner today is not a lot like they were when they were introduced to yesterday’s generations. The dad-chair was a very large chair that took up half the living room,and that was before it was reclined without hitting the wall behind it. Sometimes they were not nice to look at either- remember your dads green naugahide recliner?


Today’s recliners have gone from the old handle recliner to hidden pocket releases for the chair or even a parachute handle release on the inside edge of the arm, combined with the wall-away motion allowing you to set your chair mere inches from a wall and still fully recline without doing any damage.


In a move to get more ladies into these super comfy chairs they are now built on a much smaller frame more in proportion with the smaller figures of the ladies. This also gives you more room to accomidate chairs for everyone.You can still have that sectional and the relaxing comfort of recliners in the same room.


Decorating with recliners in mind has never been easier,with literally hundreds of covers to choose from and even more colors, setting up your rooms has never been easier, order in from a local retailer and get exactly what you want.


The last decision you will have to make is sometimes the hardest, do I get a power recliner or manual? Yes it’s an added cost to you but when you consider the ease of reclining and the ability to put your chair in exactly the right spot for maximum comfort, and have it stay there it is well worth considering.


There are even more features out there on recliners to enhance your comfort and relaxation, picture a nice warm heater or massager on your chair or even a recliner that will help lift you up if you’re sore and stiff or unable, todays recliners have grown with us and our needs- keep them in mind the next time you`re furniture shopping.



August 2020


Leather match furniture is one of most popular types of upholstery for Sofas, Sectionals and more.


What is Leather Match?

Leather match, also sometimes referred to as L/M or Leather Seating is a type of synthetic upholstery found in recliners and sofas, and closely resembles real leather.


What is Leather Seating?

When a furniture piece is labeled as Leather Seating (Leather Match), this means that the part of the furniture that comes in contact with your skin is made of real leather; all other parts-such as the outer sides and back will by made of leather match, For example, in a recliner labeled as Leather Seating (Leather Match), only the recliner’s seat, backrest, armrests and footrest are made of genuine leather. In a sectional with leather match the connectors are made of leather match, while the seats themselves are made of real leather.


Why Choose Leather Match?

Leather seating furniture pieces are designed to feel luxurious to the touch-without the cost. Because of its economical use of real leather, a recliner or sofa with leather match(Leather Seating) is more affordable than one upholstered with real leather.

May 2020

Since 1985 midwest has always tried to adapt to the needs of the day-whether it’s a global economic downturn, months long construction projects or the demands of the Corona Virus pandemic. We always want to be there for our customers whenever a need arises regardless what changes might be needed. Although we are working shorter days we are still open for your necessities whether it’s for a washing machine a new fridge or a stove to cook your meals on. We are also here for you to make your payments on time because its important to both of us. We are still offering deliveries where necessary and our staff will be sanitized and wearing masks for everyones protection and will follow any social distancing measures you might have in your home. Back at the store we sanitize everyday and after every customer, we practice all social distancing rules and have sanitizer at all entry points to the store and all working counters and equipment. We all look forward to the day when our world returns to normal and we can move on to the next challenge in our lives—until then please remember to support your local businesses that have been here for all these years adapting and changing to meet the needs of customers and the times, we need each other more now than ever. Sincerely- The management and staff at Midwest on Main Since 1985 midwest has always tried to adapt to the needs of the day-whether it’s a global economic downturn, months long construction projects or the demands of the Corona Virus pandemic. We always want to be there for our customers whenever a need arises regardless what changes might be needed. Although we are working shorter days we are still open for your necessities whether it’s for a washing machine a new fridge or a stove to cook your meals on. We are also here for you to make your payments on time because its important to both of us. We are still offering deliveries where necessary and our staff will be sanitized and wearing masks for everyones protection and will follow any social distancing measures you might have in your home. Back at the store we sanitize everyday and after every customer, we practice all social distancing rules and have sanitizer at all entry points to the store and all working counters and equipment. We all look forward to the day when our world returns to normal and we can move on to the next challenge in our lives—until then please remember to support your local businesses that have been here for all these years adapting and changing to meet the needs of customers and the times, we need each other more now than ever. Sincerely- The management and staff at Midwest on Main

April 2020 Some say it’s not worth the extra cost, if you buy a washing machine for $400.00, it’s not worth the $150.00 on an extended warranty. 20 Years ago extended warranties may not have been recommended. Appliances are built a little differently than they used to be, some fridges & and washer/dryers cost over $3000.00, and the parts are so expensive because newer units all have computer boards, It could cost $200 to $300 for the parts, and it seems that energy-efficient machines break down more easily. Most service calls on fridges range from $200-$500. One call and you have made up the price of the warranty. If the item cost of the item cost $800 or more, it may be very well worth it.


March 2020


Accent Chairs

Accent chairs are both stylish and functional and can be used in every room in your home.

What about the dining room or kitchen ? How about two wing backs at either end of the

Table to add a classy touch.


If you have a desk area or an island in the kitchen why not add an upholstered beauty to add a soft comfy touch.

Have a bathroom storage issue how about a chair for towels or personal items while your in there.

Of course for a pop of color or texture in the living room-accent chairs can add life to the area.

The bedroom is a great place for a comfy chair for color or for quiet time to focus on some reading.

How about using chairs for night stands adding convenience and style.


Let your imagination find areas in your home for you to use accent or occasional chairs in your home to add, comfort, convenience, style and warmth.


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