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Sliding doors have come a long way from the flat-fronted wood closet doors still found in many houses today. Sliding Doors by California
Closets has turned this once utilitarian piece into art. Their product line works equally well as room dividers, office partitions and
anywhere you need a space-saving alterative to swing doors. Available in a wide variety of styles and finishes to complement California
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Bean bags are comfy & fun, but rarely sophisticated.
Parker Wool changes all that with their Sheepskin
Bean Bag that fits any décor from traditional to
contemporary, snowy to tropical. It’s available in
two plush sizes: 3 ft. to snuggle one or 6 ft. for more
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From caves to hi-rise
condominiums, we’ve come
a long way in our residences.
Here’s some cool trivia that’s
taken place from the beginning
of time to present.
TEX T BY STACY W YNN
30 HOUSEWARMING GIFTS
The term housewarming is
literal. Guests once brought
firewood as an offering to
new homeowners and used
it to light all the fireplaces in
the house. The purpose was to
ward off evil spirits & ghosts.
A red front door has had many
meanings beyond good feng
shui. In Scotland, it signals
owners have paid off their
mortgage. During the American
Revolution, it signified a home
was safe for travelers.
The White House did not have
running water until 1835. It
received central heat in the
same year. It wasn’t until 1891
that electric lights came along.
In 1979, Jimmy Carter installed
solar panels to conserve energy.