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Home improvements that pay off at resale

Home improvements that pay off at resale

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine  Remodeling magazine recently released its 31st annual Cost vs. Value report, comparing costs for 20 of the most popular professional mid-range and upscale remodeling projects in 149 U.S. [...]

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Whether you have a small apartment or are considering downsizing, you may want to consider these space-saving furnishings from Europe. “The Italians and other Europeans are very familiar [...]

Designer adds more affordable rug line

Designer adds more affordable rug line

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Have a wood, laminate, stone or tile floor? It is a design sin to go bare. Rugs should be added to define areas and add an anchor for [...]

Gift ideas for making house more of a home

Gift ideas for making house more of a home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tweet [...]

Fixtures bring luxury spa experience home

Fixtures bring luxury spa experience home

Some of us want some bling in the bathroom, such as Swarovski crystal embedded into sinks and sparkling hardware. Others strive for simplicity, without any frills; or a bathroom experience reminiscent of a spa. Here are [...]

Hot kitchen gadgets, products for cooks

Hot kitchen gadgets, products for cooks

South Florida designers are always looking for the next best thing in kitchens, and these cool products, they say, are hot. By Charlyne Varkonyi Schau b  Tweet [...]

Outdoor furniture gets more comfortable

Outdoor furniture gets more comfortable

The choices for outdoor furniture are more comfortable and easier to maintain than ever. Some even look as attractive indoors as out thanks to performance fabrics that are beautiful and resilient. By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tweet [...]

Interior design style ideas for all rooms

Interior design style ideas for all rooms

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor A few dramatic pieces played against solid colors are the key to getting clean, uncluttered design. Make a statement with a large piece of art, eye-catching [...]

A Showroom Q&A with Renovation Room

A Showroom Q&A with Renovation Room

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Design Writer Renovation Room is not your typical furniture store. Shopping here is more like shopping at North Carolina’s High Point Market, where you can find offerings from a [...]