. May 14, 2012.

You know what we're talking about — it's time to clean, rearrange, buy something that ties a room together and pitch that old couch or chair that's as dull as November. Depart from the dreary winter blues and enter the vibrant spring with the help of these unique and affordable businesses. 

Scholz Design is a premiere destination for homeowners in search of a home that truly reflects their personality. Founded in 1946 by Donald Scholz, the company began by designing luxury homes, but has evolved into a full-service home design services provider, with an elite staff of registered architects, designers, draftsman, artisans and interior designers. Every client receives personalized attention, with a full architectural consultation to ensure that the customer has access to the best design possible that meets their needs and their budget. Buyers can choose from existing designs or create a custom design. And, when the time comes, Scholz’s interior designers can provide the skill to create an environment that you will want to live in forever. Designing your home can be overwhelming, with even the simplest choices seeming daunting, but Scholz can point you in the right directions, easing the way to the home of your dreams.

Scholz Design
6546 Weatherfield Ct., C-1,
Maumee, OH. 419-531-1601

Dragons Lair is the oldest futon and mattress store in the USA and continues to sell high-quality, American-made and environmentally-friendly products. The 29-year-old business strives to be green with  platform beds in non-toxic finishes, affordable organic comforters, sheets, pillows, matt pads, towels and an American Co-Futon without fire retardant chemicals — they have never been more proud of their selection. 

Dragons Lair
5301 Jackson Rd.

Westside Furniture specializes in resale of upscale used furniture, home décor, an array of antiques and collectibles, and nostalgia from homes and businesses just like yours.  Working closely with you to determine the right price for your items, Westside creates an enticing environment for hundreds of visitors. Showcasing several brand names, as well as products off the beaten path, Westside Furniture also offers unique options including furniture repair and pick-up & delivery!

Westside Furniture
283 S. Zeeb Rd

Local shoppers and schools both benefited when the furniture floor opened at the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop in 2007. Furniture sales figure significantly in the organization’s growing profits in recent years, expanding funding levels to over $200,000 given annually in support of Ann Arbor Public Schools. Free furniture pick-ups make it easy to donate larger items and the shop’s low prices — and local delivery service — make it easy to buy. Re-decorating never felt so good.

Ann Arbor PTO
Thrift Shop
2280 S. Industrial Hwy.

Reincarnations Resale is an antiques and vintage clothing shop in downtown Saline, Michigan just minutes from Ann Arbor. We sell unique, retro, kitschy, fun items on consignment. Be sure to stop in frequently; we have new items every day! Reincarnations is located on the North East corner of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Road. Free public parking behind the store and parallel parking in the front. Enter the store from Michigan Avenue, or from the parking lot in back. 

Reincarnations Resale
109 E. Michigan Ave.

Find a household hidden treasure! At Treasure Mart you'll find an amazing selection of everything from collectibles to gently used furniture and household items. Come on in and let us help you find something new for your home. Everything on consignment.

Treasure Mart
529 Detroit St.

Nichols and Stafford,  located in the historic building at 8106 Main St., Dexter, is the perfect place to find unique home decor. They have a mix of eclectic accent pieces that will compliment any decor, featuring lamps, accent furniture, clocks, mirrors, salvaged tin, pillows, throws, many table top items and gifts.  Just a few doors down is “The Home Store” for larger custom pieces, such as sofas, rugs and individual design services. The March special at The Home Store is 10% off all special orders. Nichols and Stafford is offering $10 off $50 purchases and $20 off $100 purchases, also 25% off all furniture in the store. Find that perfect item for your home at either store!

Nichols and Stafford and The Home Store
8106 Main Street, Dexter


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