Remodelling your home is a worthy investment that will make you feel more comfortable in your house and more excited to show it to your guests. The worst thing that can happen is if you buy furniture that is out of date or unattractive that will take away from the appeal of your home’s design. At Quality DesignWorks, our Gainesville design build company will help you avoid furniture that is unattractive and obsolete.


Though futons may be convenient, they are not attractive or comfortable. Get rid of your old futon and instead focus on one of the many alternatives for places your guests can sleep.

Stereo Cabinets

Today, you no longer need to have a stereo cabinet filled with speakers, amplifiers and multiple music players. Instead, you only require a dock for your mp3 player or a wireless system. The only exception may be for those who prefer the quality provided by vinyl records.

Magazine Racks

In previous times, people read physical copies of the newspaper everyday and also read magazines regularly. Today, people do not read them as frequently, and when they do it is often online. Therefore, you may want to consider removing it from your living room or repurposing it to hold mail.


Though waterbeds were popular during the 1970s and 1980s, they have serious drawbacks today. They are very heavy and therefore more difficult to move. Electricity is required to regulate the temperature of the water, which increases your utility bill. Further, many landlords prohibit these beds because they have the potential to leak and cause water damage. Instead, you may want to try a memory foam mattress.

Telephone Stands

With the prevalence of cell phones, few people have landlines anymore, therefore, there is no reason to have stands for them. If you are left desiring a location to set small items, you may want to consider a sofa table instead.

Rolltop Desks

Though desks are frequently used by people of all ages, it is important to find the right style. Rolltop desks are bulky and can easily break, which can lead to unnecessary frustrations. Instead, let our remodeling experts provide you with home remodeling ideas for other styles.

DVD Storage

DVD and CD storage racks may be convenient but they quickly clutter your common living areas. They have also become unnecessary. Advancements in technology allow families to consolidate music onto compact devices rather than needing to keep hundreds of CDs. Streaming services also reduce the need for DVDs. Families can now find any movie or show they want with the click of a button.

China Hutches

Traditional dining rooms are becoming less common as are sets of china. Instead, people prefer to use eat out or watch TV while eating dinner. Therefore, you no longer need to fill a dining room with massive furniture pieces to display your dishware. As an alternative, consult our design team for other ways you can use your extra room such as a media room or an office.

Grandfather Clocks

Clocks are no longer necessary for home life. We have countless devices such as phones, ovens, microwaves and computers, to notify us of the time. Now, they are used merely for decoration. Grandfather clocks, while antique and classic, are bulky and take up valuable wall space. Our Gainesville remodelers can provide you with alternative decorative clock options to free up space.

Blanket Chests

When older homes were built, taxes increased their depending on the number of rooms present and at this time, closets counted as rooms. Therefore, the amount of closets installed were extremely limited. When faced with limited storage, homeowners stored blankets, sheets and other linens in chests. Today, this limit is not present and there are plenty of closets to put blankets into without placing them in a large chest. If you do live in a house with an insufficient amount of closets, home remodeling services can add one.

TV Stands

In the past, large entertainment centers were popular and housed both your television and various entertainment devices. With increasing technological advances, homeowners require less room dedicated to these systems. TVs weigh less and have become slimmer so they can rest on smaller stands or hang on the wall. The popularity of streaming services further decreases the need for bulky DVD players and VCRs.

Quality DesignWorks in Gainesville, FL

When you are moving or want to change the design of your home, consult a Gainesville remodeling company. At Quality DesignWorks, we will work with you to remodel any part of your home to fit your individual preference. Contact us today and be one step closer to your dream home.