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  1. Planning a kitchen

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ID:	11362One of the best values in updating an older home is a kitchen remodel. People walking in to a home for the first time automatically gravitate to the kitchen. It is the area of highest “fit and finish” in the home, and it is the most expensive room in the house per square foot. Whether you plan to stay in the home or your desire is to sell, there are a few things to keep in mind during the planning phase.

    Kitchens are as much a gathering place as they are ...
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  2. How should I plan my kitchen remodel?

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ID:	11358Your kitchen is the heart and hearth of your home, and that makes remodeling it one of the most rewarding — and intimidating — projects you'll take on as a homeowner. Fortunately, with an educated approach and a little help from qualified professionals, you can easily make your kitchen dreams a reality.

    Proper planning is the key to a successful kitchen remodel, regardless of the job's size. These questions will help you organize your thoughts and identify ...
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  3. How can I transform unused space?

    With winter coming on and a year where you've probably been inside more than usual, it's an ideal time to rethink how you use your existing space. You can find many uses for those areas of your home that may have gone to waste until now. Combat cabin fever with these relatively simple home upgrades.

    As an added bonus, contractors who do this kind of work are in the middle of their slow periods, which means you can often hire quickly and get a good deal on materials and labor.
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  4. How to find the best sofa for your space

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ID:	11356For many, a sofa is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, or it's at least a purchase homeowners don't want to have to make on a frequent basis. In most cases, a sofa's longevity and quality relates to how it's made.

    Construction tips

    Sofas can be made by machine or by hand. Depending on its usage, how a sofa is made, may be a key factor in how long it lasts. In general, nothing beats all hardwood construction. A sofa constructed of low-grade wood ...
  5. Should I hire a lighting designer?

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ID:	11355Lighting design is a crucial part of a living space. But many homeowners overlook this crucial aspect of home design. Lights impact everything from your furniture to reading to how paint looks on your wall.

    So it's just as important to think through lighting as it is drapes, furniture or materials, if not more so. General contractors and interior design pros sometimes offer lighting advice, but for a truly outstanding interior light look, you can seek out ...
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  6. What can I do with a spare room?

    Maybe you're an empty-nester, maybe you have a bonus room in your new house, or maybe you have a nicely finished basement. Extra rooms can serve a variety of purposes, and with a little planning you can establish a space that will make your home a happier place to be. You may already be familiar with the classic craft rooms or man/woman caves, but here are some other options for that room.

    Home gym

    The home gym is a classic in spare room usage for a reason. A home gym can ...
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