Whether you are just starting out and need to furnish a cramped apartment or you're a baby boomer down-sizing for simplicity, following these five simple tips for furnishing your new place will pay off in making your space look larger and airier.
Put your couch on a diet. Look for clean lines in your upholstered pieces with no extra stuffing or padding. You can still have comfortable seating without the extra tufting and exaggerated features like big rolled arms.
It takes a discerning musician to eschew the popular but amateurish "do-it-yourself" piano painting and give your piano the professional refinishing it deserves. As a musician, however, you are rightfully possessive of your piano. This may lead to being a bit wary of entrusting it to the hands of a technician or furniture professional.
Here are four ways refinishers take special care of your piano during refinishing to ensure that its musicality is enhanced rather than hindered by the experience: