Best Of 2015

Best Place to Buy Furniture You Can Actually Afford: Bright Ideas Clearance Center

22110 Telegraph Rd., Southfield; 248-352-5811;

Sure, Art Van is great — so long as you have a small fortune to spend on a sectional. If you're looking for something that's easier on your wallet, check out Bright Ideas Clearance Center. The Michigan-based company specializes in contemporary furniture, so just because you're saving a buck doesn't mean you'll have to go with a couch that looks like it was upholstered with Dr. Huxtable's sweaters. The furniture is well-made, well-designed, and best of all, well-priced.