Article from “Lakeside Living” June 2015
Have you ever stayed at a five star resort or hotel and wondered, “What on earth do they do with all this furniture?” When it comes time for these hotels and resorts to renovate, rather than sending that furniture to a landfill, crews from Hotel Furniture Outlet come in and swap out the used furniture with the new. The still good looking and durable furniture from brands like Henredon, Flexsteel, Thomasville, and others is then brought back to the Hotel Furniture Outlet warehouse where it can be sold to the public. As Bill Dryfout, owner of Hotel Furniture Outlet, explains,
“Typical hotels have between 70 and 120 rooms, and when all that furniture comes in, like mattresses, sofas, dressers, TVs, and kitchen appliances, it can be a little overwhelming. The first thing we say is, ‘What are we going to do with all this?’ That’s when the fun begins. The team puts their heads together and we come up with some unique ideas and alternate uses for a lot of the furniture.”
A few of the repurposed items you may find at Hotel Furniture Outlet include credenzas turned captain’s beds, which are ideal for small bedrooms or one with limited closet space, painted furniture items such as end tables, dressers, nightstands or headboards, and even recovered sofas and chairs, or decorated picture frames and lampshades.
“It’s amazing what a little paint or a bit of upholstery can do, it allows people to be creative and add their own personal style to a piece of furniture while at the same time recycling furniture that might have otherwise been broken down and thrown out.”
While the bulk of their inventory is used furniture, Hotel Furniture Outlet also carries new commercial-grade furniture such as sofas, sectionals, chairs, and ottomans made in the USA with real hardwoods and in a variety of styles and fabrics. They also carry the same kind of mattresses found in five star resorts and hotels, giving you that good night’s sleep without breaking your budget. Whether you are looking for furniture for your home, cottage, or apartment, a fun DIY project, or a better night’s sleep, Hotel Furniture Outlet has a wide variety of quality new and used furniture to choose from. Browse their inventory at www.furniturefromhotels.com or visit their friendly and helpful staff at 148 S. Waverly Road in Holland to get started on your next project.