Ever wonder where all the "picture perfect" furnishings in model homes go after the homes are sold? Well, over the weekend, we discovered one place in Irvine: "Ruf Inc.- the model home furniture store."
A friend of ours said they saw it in the paper, and the location is very close to our office, so we decided to check it out. The exterior is very unassuming. The entrance is a small door in an industrial area, across the way from John Wayne Airport.
Once inside, it was kind of crazy. Ruf Inc., takes up about 16,000 square feet (about three huge warehouses) filled to the brim with all kinds of furniture that once shined in a model home. Every kind of style is there, some of it good, some of it not so good (Have you ever noticed that in some model homes, they hot glue some smaller things down? Well they even have some of those pieces there with the glue still on them!)