Common home design features that are more hassle than they're worth
By Lucy Cohen Blatter |January 22, 2015 - 3:59PM
In Case You Missed It: Every so often, BrickUnderground digs through the archives to find the best advice our experts have shared through the years
Some decorating ideas gleam in glossy magazines but fall flat in real life. Several years ago, we spoke with New York architect Penny Fallman May to round up regrettable renovation decisions, and it turns out these common flourishes are still worth a second thought:
Dark-stained wood floors: Beautiful, sure. But you can also see every scratch and imperfection. (Try a satin polyurethane finish rather than a gloss to protect against this.)
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