I think that it is important to get your home the way you like it. If you are looking for a contractor I would as around in your area. I would also get a couple of quotes so you can compare prices and make sure you aren't over paying. Best of luck! http://www.jaimemarquezretainingwalls.com... more
I lived in North Carolina in the 1990's. We bought a beautiful cherry bedroom set and a cherry dining set with china cabinet. They were hard wood (not laminate particle board) and are as beautiful today as 15 years ago. I haven't been there in almost 15 years but I hope they still have great hard wood furniture.... more
Formal living rooms are in less demand. People are going more for media or recreation rooms. I turned mine into an office. I have lived in several homes with formal living rooms and rarely used them.
They just became more of a sitting room when I had a lot of company. And even then, people were afraid to sit in there. They are more just a showcase for furniture if you ask me.... more