Customer Service that goes Unmatched

January 28, 2013 by  
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Simplicity Sofas prides itself in helping it’s customers make the right choice, and in having the best customer service available for them. Owner and CEO Jeff Frank frequently receives customer compliments for the quality of his products, the integrity of his business, and the outstanding level of customer service he offers, oftentimes personally. Below you’ll find a few of these compliments, from real people who’ve had a great experience with Simplicity Sofas.
 
light-hall-reverseDear Jeff,
Thank you so much for your and Ann’s assistance. I received my couch on Saturday and love it. I couldn’t be any more pleased with your service. Although I know shipping in NYC is difficult, you should really consider marketing your sofas here because so many of us have narrow hallways and difficult stairways. If there’s ever someone in the city that wants to see one of your sofas in person, I’d be happy to show them mine. Thanks again.

Victoria G.
New York, NY

 
 
MeganSofa2Here is the story of THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. The back story: I ordered the full-sized Lorelei sofa and, as promised, it arrived in four weeks and took less than 15 minutes for me to assemble. It looks gorgeous, and you’d never think it can be disassembled. However, it looked like they sent seat cushions for a shorter sofa, and there was a bit of a gap in between the cushions. I called the company and not only did they say they’d make new ones, but rather than have me wait for them to ship to my house, the PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY HIMSELF (that would be Jeff) would deliver them to my place on a Sunday because he lives in the area. As promised, he showed up when he said he would, and exchanged the too-short cushions for new ones that he had tested in the factory on a similar couch. People, this kind of customer service is so rare. This company clearly stands behind its products. If you need furniture, but you need to squeeze it through a narrow hallway or small elevator, these sofas will fit. Not only that, but you’ll be buying them from a company that treats its customers with kindness and respect. I’m happy to recommend Simplicity Sofas to everyone I know, and everyone looking this up on Yelp. Jeff didn’t pay me to write this :)

Sara K.
Washington D.C.

swatchesJeff,
Just wanted to thank you for your help in July as I was deciding what to do. I’m so excited about my new sofa! And you were right – I picked one of the extra fabric swatches you folks sent along with my requested ones. How did you know?! Thanks again.

Lindsay

Working With Small Spaces: The Bathroom

January 7, 2013 by  
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77264949829038944One of the biggest problems that a lot of homeowners have is how to decorate rooms that are small spaces. This is often an issue in the bathroom because things like sinks and toilets can take up precious space in a small area. However, there are some great, easy decorating tips that can help you make a small bathroom seem much larger.

The first tip is to choose a lighter paint color for the walls. Soft colors give the illusion of more space, so choose these hues for the main parts of your bathroom like the walls or tiles. If you want to have bright, bold colors present, choose them for the towels or smaller details.

Another great way to add the illusion of space is to use mirrors and extra lighting. These things are usually put into the walls or ceilings so they won’t take up any additional space and they give the effect of a larger room by opening it up. The mirrors will also pick up the color and patterns you have in the bathroom.

Installing a glass shower door instead of a curtain will also make the room seem more open and give your eye the ability to pan over the entire space without being obstructed by something so opaque. Another great trick is to add details that will keep you looking up, like shelves placed higher on the wall or special details on the ceiling.

See how these tips and more work to transform a small bathroom in this clip from Dear Genevieve on HGTV.

Small Spaces in a New Year

January 2, 2013 by  
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The year 2012 has been a fantastic year for SimplicitySofas. We rolled out a new website and along with that a new collection, The Megan, which our customers loved immediately. Perfectly proportioned, the Megan collection features a classic design that blends the best of traditional and transitional styling in a versatile design scaled for smaller rooms. Entertain with confidence in understated elegance.This is furniture designed for small rooms and tight spaces that does not sacrifice quality or comfort.

We won several awards throughout the year, including the ‘Best of Market’ award from Furniture Today Magazine and we rounded out the year by winning the $20,000 Grand Prize in an SMB Innovators Contest.

We enter the New Year energized and as committed as ever to our business and our customers. We’ll keep delivering the very best customer service possible and collecting great testimonials. We hope to connect with you through our social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and of course Pinterest. Our Pinterest Page features a board dedicated specifically to small spaces. We call it the ‘Small Space Community‘ Board and we welcome you to come on over and ‘pin’ with us.

 

We look forward to another great year for Simplicity Sofas. We’ll continue delivering great service and coming up with new and interesting decorating ideas for small spaces. We thank all of you who’ve supported us. Happy New Year everyone.

 

Made in NC and Proud of It!

March 14, 2010 by  
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Made in North Carolina, or MINNC for short, is currently a general list of useful North Carolina website links. Check back often, as their Website will grow and become a very comprehensive site for North Carolina’s most resourceful links. These resources can help you find N.C. products, places and information easily. There are also over 180 original photographs on the pages. As they continue to travel throughout the state, more links and photos will be added. They have just started adding selected, local producers of N.C. products that can be purchased directly, such as their new featured addition, Simplicity Sofas.  That would be us!

Coming this year, expect more local producers on the MINNC website and a gallery of photos by region (available for purchase in the future). Look for information on upcoming projects, as they are constantly adding to their Website.

Check out these pages from MINNC – Made in North Carolina!
http://www.madeinnorthcarolina.com
http://www.madeinnorthcarolina.com/minnc-about.html

The North Crolina Flower blossoms by Cindy Seigle

The North Carolina Flower blossoms by Cindy Seigle

Good Luck and thanks for adding us to your page! Your friends at Simplicity Sofas …

“Kid-Proof" Fabrics

November 2, 2009 by  
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Got Pets or Children? Most people do.

Altima Merlot Pet Proof FabricDo you live where your children and pets run around inside and outside? If so, you know how time consuming it can be to clean up after them. Most of our children and furry friends like to enjoy the same comforts of home that we do by  napping or playing on our sofas and sometimes, accidents happen.

Simplicity Sofas offers “kid proof” fabrics specifically engineered for people who don’t want to worry about dirt or stains on their sofas or couches.

Originally created for health care facilities where cleanliness is mandatory, the engineers at Microfibres, Inc. (an American fabric manufacturer) came up with an exclusive process for binding a permanent protective coating into the fibers of the fabrics. The protection does not wear off like spray-on fabric protectors. In factory tests the only stain that could not be removed with soap and water was mustard.

Altima Sand 'Pet-Proof FabricWe ran a test in our Showroom on our Altima Sand “kid-proof” fabric (an off-white color) to see how stain-proof it was. We drew one line with a ballpoint pen and then another line with a thick, black new permanent marker. We allowed both stains to set for about an hour. We then tried to clean the stains using liquid hand soap and a paper towel. The ball point pen ink came out in a few seconds.

The permanent marker stain was almost completely gone after 5 minutes of scrubbing. The stain proofing is built into the fibers. You do not need the spray-on fabric protection with the microfiber “kid-proof” fabrics. We do highly recommend the spray-on fabric protection for the cotton fabrics.

Even if you don’t have kids or pets, these fabrics are wonderful solutions for high traffic areas like the den or family room, where people aren’t always careful about where they spill things or where they rest their feet to watch TV. “Kid-proof” fabrics can be your solution to these problems. If an accident should occur, these fabrics clean easily with a little soap and water and dry very fast.

Here are just a few examples of our “kid-proof” fabric swatches that you can order online today!

Fairview BasilAltima LatteFairview RoyalFairview CashewFairview Arbor

Fairview ArborRemember, if you are looking for a sofa or small couch and have pets, children or a high traffic room, “kid-proof” products are a great solution. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us or post your questions here for others to read.

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