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  • Adding Details To Your Home For Less

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    Thinking of adding some great decorations to your house but don't want to spend a fortune? Take a look at some of these ideas courtesy of This Old House:

    Splurge vs. Steal

    When you're looking to work more vintage character into your home, sometimes only the best restoration-grade fixture, finish, or decorative detail will do. Other times, though, you might be just as content with a lower-priced look-alike. Coming up: the lowdown on 12 splurge-worthy reproduction pieces, plus their wallet-wise counterparts. Invest in the best or get the look for less? See our side-by-side comparisons to decide for yourself.

    Subway Tile: Splurge

    Lining station walls in 1904, when New York City subway trains made their maiden voyage, the easy-to-clean, 3-by-6-inch white tile became an instant must-have finish for bathroom walls.

    Subway tile has become so ubiquitous that its original appearance has almost been forgotten. The historically accurate ones from Subway Ceramics are ⅜ inch thick with a flat surface, a square edge, and a glossy white glaze. Coupled with pencil-thin grout lines, they're a dead ringer for vintage subways.

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