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While the master bedroom has never been described as the heart of the home, it is an area that homeowners love and invest in. Local designers say recent trends include statement beds, simple window treatments, and rethinking the traditional bedroom set. “A lot of people want more of a hotel feel to their bedrooms, and they want a bedroom space that’s relaxing,” said des…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Let’s face it, we love our pets — and the statistics back it up. Approximately 44 percent of American households have one or more dogs and 35 percent have one or more cats. That translates to roughly 78 million well-loved dogs and 85 million well-loved cats, says the ASPCA. Just how much do we love them? According to Fortune magazine, we spent roughly $60 billion on our be…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Do you have a hard time finding something to wear? Is it taking you way too long to get dressed in the morning? If so, it’s time to organize. Closet cleaning is definitely a dreaded task that is easily moved down the chore list (frequently dropping off the list altogether). But it doesn’t need to be painful, and can even be fun. Plus, once you’ve completed the project, …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Temperatures are hovering in the single digits and it’s snowing — again. Do you really want to bundle up and slog through slushy streets to the gym? Or worse, run outside? If you don’t want your fitness routine to falter during Buffalo’s long winter or if you want to set new, realistic goals this year, there’s a bevy of home workout equipment that will get results and k…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

It is officially the season for entertaining. Sure, you can compete with evening events like office holiday parties and neighborhood cocktails that take over our calendars come December, but If you want to get friends together in a relaxed setting without breaking the bank, hosting a festive brunch is a fabulous option. Plan ahead and you’re guaranteed a holiday hit. Here …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

There’s never been a better time to play tour guide to friends and family coming home for the holidays. Sure, they might think they know where they want to go — old favorites like Chef’s, Duff’s and Mighty Taco offer tastes not found outside of Buffalo. But there’s also plenty of "new Buffalo" to show them: cocktail bars, breweries, restaurants and neighborhoods. Here a…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Every year, the holidays go by way too fast — and we often get far too little out of them. From the whirlwind of cookie-cutter parties to the family gathering that goes south before the first snap of the game, it can get old. So why not try something new? Buck tradition this year and consider incorporating some new ideas into your celebrations. You just may find they br…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

As with most things in life, "What’s good for the goose is good for the gander." After years of being barred entry to the man cave – that mysterious lair for sports watching, video game playing and general tinkering — the ladies have responded with their own private sanctuaries. The escapes for those of the female persuasion are typically well-appointed and sunlight-lad…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

You’ve probably never been to "Duke’s Pub" in Blasdell. It’s likely you’ve driven right by without knowing what you’re missing. That’s because Duke’s is a man cave, the brainchild of Joe Best. It’s been two years since the 48-year-old Best turned his garage into a full bar complete with a big screen TV, walls covered with Buffalo sports memorabilia and three suite se…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Forget sinking into a rocking chair and watching the world whiz past. Seniors from their early 60s through their 90s want to stay active and pursue multiple passions — be it gentle yoga or kayaking. Developers of the area’s senior rental housing have taken note. Last December, Mary Behnke, 75, swapped her apartment of 10 years for a spot in Forestview Active Living, a 9…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

The walls of Vern Stein Art and Frame in Williamsville pop with vibrant artwork that transcends any one style, period or artist. To the casual observer, merely walking in the front door could prove intimidating. Where do I begin? What kind of art do I want? Will that look good in my living room? Can I even afford any of this? These are just a few of the questions nov…

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One of less than a dozen properties nestled along the 55-acre Herrick Drive development on the Elma/East Aurora line, this idyllic and welcoming home enjoys a bird’s eye view of the pond below and is surrounded by myriad trails running through virgin forest. Owner Peter Glauber, who shares the home with his wife Diane and daughter Corinne, made the move from Clarence in…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

For most of us, summertime means entertaining. And Buffalo loves a party in the summer, which begins for many sun-starved Western New Yorkers when the thermometer crosses 60 degrees. While meeting friends out at a local establishment is always fun, it can get expensive — and there’s something special about getting friends together at your home. Instead of throwing the s…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Is this the year you make the leap and purchase a new home? Even as interest rates and home prices inch up, buying a home can still be the better option over renting. One of the biggest benefits of home ownership is the ability to build equity over time. Then there are the tax deductions. Not to mention the freedom to make your house your home. (When you rent, you can’t ju…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

All is well inside the calm confines of a greenhouse. Bone-chilling winds could be whipping hail sideways, but under nurseries’ silver-framed translucent cloches, filtered sunlight warms the skin and relaxes the shoulders. The air is humid and alive — an organic aromatherapy spa fragrant with moss, peat, minerals and subtle earthy perfumes. Row upon row of pots and lush…