- Other considerations
Adding electronics? Get it right: Does Dad want a high-definition television or plasma? There’s a variety of electronics options, so make sure you know what features he wants most. Your home theater sales rep should be well-versed enough to explain the differences and help guide you in purchasing exactly what Dad wants. When in doubt, a gift certificate is a good option.
Small budget? No problem: Good design does not have to be expensive. A good designer will help you to stay within your budget, knowing where to spend a little extra to get the most punch and where you can cut a corner to save a little. Many designers offer discounts on some new items purchased. Also, consider shopping at garage sales, thrift stores or searching an online auction for used items to fit your theme.
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 4:30 am
Updated: 1:11 pm, Mon Aug 19, 2013.
If you want to give Dad a non-traditional gift for Father’s Day — we’re talking about skipping the ties, cufflinks and socks, here — consider giving him the gift of his own, personalized space; his “Man Cave.”
Diane Haignere, an interior design consultant with Ready Set Redesign in Columbus, Ohio, said she’s had a lot of homeowners inquiring about man — and Mom — caves in recent years, as more adults seek out areas of the home they can exclusively call their own.
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Angie Hicks is the founder of Angie’s List, a resource for local consumer reviews on everything from home repair to health care.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 4:30 am.
Updated: 1:11 pm.