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    Prepare Your Home for Colder Weather

    Summer is officially behind us. We're well into fall and the colder weather is here to stay. As you put on your boots and wrap up with scarves, it's also time to start thinking about how the drop in temperature can impact your home. Decorating for the changing seasons, bringing darker colors inside, and hanging up holiday décor is fun, but protecting your home is important.

    Thank You for 100 Years

    In honor of our birthday coming up, I wanted to take a break from giving you design advice and furniture tips, and take time to explain to you what 100 years means to us. Whether you've purchased some of your items in your home from Shofer's, acquired them through your family, are a prospective customer, or just a loyal fan, we appreciate each and every one of you. If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't still be standing on the corner of South Charles Street in Federal Hill; so for that, we surely are grateful.

    Bernhardt Gives Back to the Community

    Bernhardt Furniture Company is known for making quality furniture over the past 125 years. Yet, Bernhardt doesn't only strive to keep their values of furniture, but also continues to build a giving community among it's employees. Committed to relationships, Bernhardt is still a family-owned business focused on the welfare of their local community. There are many employees At Bernhardt who volunteer their time and talents to the community, and we've highlighted three in particular here.

    10 things not to stress over when you buy your furniture at Shofer's

    There's a lot of hard things in this world. Why make furniture one of them? Check out this Top 10 list (with pictures) that will explain to you the things that we can guarantee won't happen when you buy your furniture at Shofer's.

    Buying A Table 101

    The dining room table is a staple piece of any home. It's a place where, if you're fortunate, many family dinners full of memorable conversations will take place. A table that will soak all of those memories in, forever allowing you to remember the joy you've experienced in your home. There's a good chance you aren't going to purchase a new dining room table frequently. However, as your family and home changes, you may decide to upgrade, downsize, or buy new depending on the condition of your table and the style of your home.

    Spotlight on Century Furniture

    What better way to celebrate 100 years of Shofer's Furniture then by highlighting Century Furniture! (See what I did there?) Century Furniture has been around since 1947, when they were first established as a selling agent for local upholstery lines by Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. Just one short year later, he created a casegoods plant in Hickory, North Carolina. Today, Century Furniture is oneof the world's largest privately owned manufacturers of upper-end furniture. Let's dive in to what makes Century Furniture so special!

    Why Small Spaces are Secretly Special

    If you're like most people, then you probably have a tendency to discount homes that have a limited amount of rooms, with a smaller amount of space inside of those rooms. It's natural to want to live large. But, there's a genuine quality about a space that is cozy and compact that gets lost when the room becomes too open. That's not to say clutter is comfortable, so take a look at our reasoning for smiling at your small space.

    5 Styles of Sofas

    As we've discussed before, the sofa is one of the most essential pieces of furniture in the house. It offers a place where (if you're lucky), you spend a lot of time relaxing and making memories with your family. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing the look and feel of your sofa. The first decision you must make when selecting a sofa is the type that you want. Here are the 5 most common:

    TV's Top 10 WORST Chairs

    We've discussed the most memorable chairs in television, but yet to shed light on the worst chairs ever to grace our TV screens—until now. From infestation, to heavy wear-and-tear, to a just plain ugly appearance, here are the 10 worst chairs in television:

    Why Women Need Their Own Cave

    Men have dominated many basements for years. With their oversized televisions, leather couches, and sports memorabilia, they created the man cave. A spot that typically hosts many men on Sunday, or just one man on the regular, the man cave is the one spot in a home that is really just made for the man of the house. If he gets a spot to relax, then the lady of the house should too!

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    *40-50% off SSRP. Savings reflect discounts from Shofer's Suggested Retail Prices and do not necessarily reflect sales at those prices. Special orders, Serta iComfort and iSeries, Baker, BDI, Lillian August and American Leather excluded from discounts.**The no-interest option means there is no interest if your purchase is paid in full within the special-terms period; otherwise, interest accrues from the date of purchase at the regular APR. The regular APR is 27.99% as of 01/01/14. The APR may vary. Down payment and minimum monthly payment required. Minimum finance amount is $1000. Certain manufacturers and prior sales excluded. See salesperson for complete details. 

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