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I really like Restoration Hardware. I know that's basic as fuck and I can probably do my own reclaimed industrial stuff vibe but goddamn do I like it.
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R&B has solid stuff.  It's just overpriced.  I've bought 3-4 items from there and had them for about 4 years now and it's like they are still like new.  I'm moving soon, so they definitely fall within the "keeper" stuff.  I can see one of the dressers lasting like 50 years easily, no joke.  

BUUUUT... will I buy another R&B item?  Probably not.  I found that there is a middle tier that makes stuff just as nice for about 50-60% of the cost.  

Steer clear of C&B, stuff is just marketing and not really well made.  

Design Within Reach (DWR) is funny because the stuff is entirely not "within reach".  I mean, damn, with that name I was expecting something out of CB2, but then I'm like, "$14,000 for this tiny couch???"
Found a couch from DWR on Craigslist for $100 dollars. Could stand to be reupholstered but I still consider it a good deal compared to retail.

Craigslist is great for furniture if you check regularly and put in the time to sift through the crap.
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+1 on Room and Board. My gf and I bought a bed from them last year ($1,500 I think?) and it definitely feels miles ahead of any purchase I've made at Ikea. And I've made many, many of those over the years.

For the mattress we went with Tuft & Needle which is an online-only company with a good return policy if you're not happy

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Yesss, the rise of online DTC mattress companies has been a pretty sweet trend. Casper is another one to check out
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Bought the "heavenly bed" from Nordstroms awhile back.  I think it's just a renamed sealy or simmons.  It still might be the best thing I've ever bought of all time.  Best thing is that I can go and return it for a full refund no questions asked in about 15 years when it craps out lol.  

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^^^^Wrong. I had firm, but (sorry if TMI) if you end up with her on top at some point, maintaining the "proper angle" is impossible. Sold our Thermarest at a substantial loss almost immediately.
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On that note fuck the DC real estate market. 3br/2ba houses where the owner stuck a toilet in the basement and called it a bathroom for $550k. And tiny closets. NOT GONNA HAPPEN, WHO DO YOU THINK I AM

Come be a bureaucrat in the Midwest. For that kind of money I can get you a mansion on the shores of Lake Erie.
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if you're shopping for a low-tier mattress always get what's on sale because they're fairly interchangeable.

you can always negotiate down the price a lot and get free shipping and stuff. drive a hard bargain.

memory foam is way worse to bang on.

this is all i know about mattresses.


Current mattress is pillow top. Makes for a good night's sleep, other activities have been somewhat compromised.
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Dudes furnishing a house should think of talking to an interior designer. They can hook you up with a designer discount (20%ish usually) and have access to sources that the public might not know about - vintage, custom, etc. 

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The designer then charges you what you saved in commission.
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On that note fuck the DC real estate market. 3br/2ba houses where the owner stuck a toilet in the basement and called it a bathroom for $550k. And tiny closets. NOT GONNA HAPPEN, WHO DO YOU THINK I AM

I really want to buy a house, but I feel like everyone in our generation moves every ten years or so. Whether for job or family or whatever. Not just my academic friends either.

Feel like a sucker renting, but the idea of settling down some place and saying "OK, I'm definitely going to be here for twenty or thirty years" sounds daunting.
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Beds. I sleep on this $80 all cotton futon mattress, been doing so for like 4 years. I like mattresses straight on the floor, no need for a bed frame. Much cozier down there. I get up, fold my blankets then roll it up.


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I really want to buy a house, but I feel like everyone in our generation moves every ten years or so. Whether for job or family or whatever. Not just my academic friends either.

Feel like a sucker renting, but the idea of settling down some place and saying "OK, I'm definitely going to be here for twenty or thirty years" sounds daunting.

I'm in the same boat. Have enough saved up to put a down payment on the house but I don't want to be stuck somewhere for a good 5 years. I think I've decided to buy a nice apartment for lower price than a house. That way it can be a feasible 3 year flip, I can commit to three years at one place.
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You know when you move you can...sell the house.

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You know when you move you can...sell the house.

It's not always that easy. You can easily get stuck in a situation where you have two mortgage payments. A friend of mine is in that situation right now.
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You know when you move you can...sell the house.

you're adorable
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I used to think that way, but am less worried about it now. We bought our first house 2 years ago, we will be selling it in another 1-2 years and moving south where we will buy again. We aren't going to lose any money (should make money) so I don't really see any issue with it. I never felt "locked down".

 

I'd prefer to live in something that is mine, without sharing a wall with some noisy dirtbag in an apartment. The only thing I miss is having a good landlord who takes care of everything for you.

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