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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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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    Lighting
  3. 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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    Home Decor
  4. How should I prep my home for fall selling?

    The house-buying market continues to move rapidly. It's a great time to sell your home, but for the best results, take a few steps to make sure your home is attractive and will fetch the best price. The autumn season gives way to falling leaves, crackling fires and cozy family time.

    Here are six ways to prep your house for a sale in the fall.

    1. Keep up with your yard

    Leaves are starting to fall quickly now. Rake and bag them on a daily basis; you never know ...
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    Real Estate
  5. How can I start my own garden?

    As you see flowers and vegetable gardens beginning to grow around your neighborhood, you may feel inspired to start a garden of your own. After all, there are lots of benefits to having a garden improved curb appeal and fresh veggies, to name a few. And caring for a garden is also a nice way to pass the time on summer evenings and weekends. Whether you're new to gardening or coming back to a long-adored hobby, these expert tips will help you get your new garden started.

    Do your research. ...
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    Garden, Landscaping
  6. How can I perk up my porch?

    Whether your porch is a place to have a cup of coffee, watch your kids play, or dine alfresco on a nice summer evening, it's probably not the first place you think of when considering home repairs and upgrades. But there are several budget-friendly improvements that can make your porch a place to enjoy throughout the year.

    Update small details.

    Do you notice wobbly railings or faded paint on columns and trim? For a cleaner, more stylish space, consider tightening screws, ...
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    Patio and Outdoor
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