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Getting Really Creative Can Save Money When Buying Area Rugs

Multi-colored wool machine made and hand carved rug.

The effort to find the perfect decorating addition for your home, while maintaining a tight budget can be both frustrating and very time consuming. When you know what you want you’ll go to great efforts to find it, even with the fear that you’ll find that perfect area rug and realize it’s beyond your reach.

We had an Overland Park, Kansas couple come into our store looking for a very specific look in an area rug. Their family room was contemporary in style, featuring muted colors in the carpet, the drapes and on the walls. Their furniture was also contemporary with matching leather couch and chairs. The shape of the room meant that they could place their furniture in a unique way to feature the fireplace and entertainment center.

The Staton’s were looking for something bold, to counter the muted colors of their room, but also a unique shape, that would allow them to place their furniture as they had planned. They were concerned though, that their search would necessitate ordering a custom rug, which would be well beyond what they could afford.

Jon Popchoke, Designer with Area Rug Dimensions said, “When the Statons came into the store and explained what they were trying to do, I thought, now here’s a challenge that will be fun.” He came up with the idea of taking two premade rugs, cutting them to the perfect shape and sewing them together along a common seam. This resulted in a shape that was exactly what the Statons wanted and best of all, it saved them a lot of money. Better yet, they were able to get their rug in 6 weeks instead of 6 months!

We love working with customers who have unique needs or particular wants, especially when finding that perfect area rug is a challenge. We can save a lot of time as well as helping to meet a budget. Contact Us at 913.327.8784 or come to our showroom at 127th & Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas. Let us use our creativity for you.

Pet Rescued By Stair Runner

stair-runner-dog1From time to time when we are working with a customer on a new area rug, interesting stories will come to light that are worth sharing.

We had a couple in Leawood, Kansas who had just purchased a lovely two-story home which had beautiful wood floors throughout, but what really caught their attention was the featured staircase centrally located and just off the main entrance. Now everyone loves the beauty of a well crafted staircase, unless maybe you have four short legs.

This was the problem that we were called upon to solve. Our customers had the choice of showing off the wood of their staircase at the potential hazard of their little beagle puppy. Worse yet, these slippery steps were so intimidating for the dog that he would sit at the bottom and howl up the steps until someone came and carried him up. We become so attached to our pets and for this couple, their furry four-legged friend was no exception. Since bringing him home, he had captured their hearts.

Since it was not easy for this beagle to negotiate these wooden steps and a nasty fall, with the associated veterinary bills, was simply not an option, they gave us a call. What could they do that was affordable, yet still accentuated their staircase?

Chris Bradford, owner of Area Rug Dimensions said, “It was really just a matter of giving something that the dog could grip and have some confidence on the stairs but at the same time, blend color and pattern to match the home’s decor.” The result was a custom, machine-made stair runner in a black Bhokara pattern. Installed so that it would not slip, the runner not only beautified the stair case, but resulted in one very happy beagle.

stair-runner-dog2For this couple it was an easy cost justification – pay to beautify their home or pay a vet to take care of their dog. You might not believe this, but over half the stair runners we custom make and install for our customers is because their pet is too old or too young to  handle wooden stairs.

Let us come in and save the day for you. You can reach us at 913.327.8784 or find us online at