Make a design plan to avoid decorating gaffs | HomeWork
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Q: What are some common home-decorating mistakes, and how can I avoid them?

A: The indoor space in any home should have a harmonious flow and be pleasing to those who live there. You spend most of your time at home, so its design should be to your liking, right?

But that’s easier said than done. Thousands of conflicting options for furniture, wall décor and fixtures can make the process feel overwhelming.

These tips can help you avoid some of the most common mistakes that are made when decorating a home.

Plan furniture first

A common mistake that people make is buying their furniture before they have planned out a room. Whether you are purchasing an ottoman or an armoire, it is important to create a detailed floor plan before you make any furniture purchases.

Sometimes furniture is sold in sets, which can become problematic. Unless your home has a surplus of space, purchasing a full set can saddle your living space with too much furniture. Dinette sets and multi-piece furniture specials may look appealing, but it’s better to buy your furniture piecemeal to prevent any potential mix-ups.

Don’t put the function of the furniture last. Be sure to consider how your furniture will be used in a given space. Note the natural-light patterns of a room, and be wary of the…………… continues on The Seattle Times

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Police searching for suspects in construction equipment theft
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BAL HARBOUR, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are searching for several men caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars in equipment from an upscale Bal Harbour condominium.

According to Bal Harbour Police, the suspects went into a loading dock area at the Harbour House condo at 10275 Collins Ave. and emptied a trailer filled with construction equipment, Wednesday, at around 4 p.m. “They cut the lock, and they cut the ring around where the lock goes, and they entered the construction trailer,” said Bal Harbour Police Capt. Mike De La Rosa. “Someone cut the lock and the chain around the storage box, which is also inside the container, inside that storage [box] … they had several power tools used in construction.”

Surveillance cameras captured the subjects loading the equipment into a minivan. “These individuals are so brazen as to drive into the loading dock, get a pair of bolt cutters and start cutting, not only a heavy-duty security lock, but the metal loop around the door of the storage trailer,” said De La Rosa.

Police said the container was being used by a painting contractor doing work in the building, adding that construction workers at the condo later discovered the storage construction container had been forced open. “The pressure washer alone is 100 pounds, and they removed two of those, just in broad daylight, [at] one of the b…………… continues on 7Online WSVN-TV

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