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12. Home makeover: A garage is transformed into a dream den
The increasing trend of expanding a home's square footage by taking over the garage is done with seriousness -- and a serious $70,000 investment -- and results in a comfy room for the entire family.

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Top 12 home features of 2012

From kitchen renovations -- many, many kitchen renovations! -- to multi-designer showhouses, here are readers' favorite home features on newsday.com in 2012. Hopefully, you'll find inspiration all over again.

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