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Sauve
Never ever leave anything on a staircase. It may work well for you and your family but it quickly becomes a habit for stairs anywhere. If someone is visiting your home and not familiar with your routine leaving things on the stairs is a health hazard.

When I was 28 (1978) my then husband and I with our 3 children were visiting his parents. My mother-in-law had gotten into the habit of placing fresh done laundry on the stairs to be carted up later. I wasn't aware of it. Because my in-laws objected to me breastfeeding our new born daughter I went upstairs to our room to feed her. One the way down, with baby in arms, I stepped on some laundry and ended up falling down the last few stairs. I saved the baby but I broke 3 of the 5 metatarsals in my left foot. If there hadn't been a wall at then end of the stair I would have fallen on my 3 week old baby.

When my husband (not the one then) and I moved to a home with a second story, I was careful to never put anything on the stairs. The night he slipped and fell down the last 4 stair I may have saved his life. I always put the laundry (towels, bedding, and robes) in a large tote bag to carry up the next morning against the wall facing the stairs. When he landed he landed on that, cushioning his fall. After his fall we made sure that there was a tote full of pillows and unused blankets there all of the time.
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Sauve
I recently saw a video of a dog wiping its paws on the mat after entering from outside. Last week it rained. The next morning the mole dug a tunnel our youngest dog can reach. When I let her in it resulted in a bathing session and grooming for 4 hours total for both dogs. Then cleaning the bathroom, doing two tubs of towels, and at least 2 hours of mopping floors. My dogs are going to learn to wipe their feet.
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Becky Harris
I love the variety, it's so interesting to see how many different sizes and styles resonate with so many people!
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Linus Reimann-Kaißer
I love the tiny home solutions. You always can make a giant house with a big budget look great. But making a liveable space with a tiny budget and a tiny space is amazing.
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AliciaTappDesigns Images on Tiles
While you are slaving away at the stove.. wouldn't you love to look at a fabulous mosaic mural backsplash.
http://www.mosaicsyourway.com
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ROY MOYA ARCHITECT
I live and work in Costa Rica, with nice weather al year long, so the most important feature of my cooking space is its relationship to the outdoors terrace and the family dinning space next to them. Internally I like to keep things tidy and having to adjoining pantry spaces located on both sides of the sink does the trick allowing even space for some art.
The cooking island with drawers, glassware and wine fridge plays great for cooking parties.
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Rasha Olama
Lovely.
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JTBaldwin
Details are lovely and kudos for not going "whimsical". The kitchen would seal the deal for me as well.
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In my old NYC apartment I had full wall dressers in the bedroom and storage/ shelves in the living room -- under all the windows ... I loved having storage and the large counter. In the room is wide enough it does not change the typical layout
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JTBaldwin
Such a good idea to utilize the space below windows. Built-in storage like bookcases would be my preference because of the flexibility. They could be used for books, collectibles, baskets, canvas storage boxes, etc. and could be changed out with ease. Enjoyed the article and the examples!
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