Christina Katos

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Houzz Contributor. As a graphic designer I have a weakness for anything that is well designed, from an ornately packaged bar of soap to a gorgeous room. My blog, No. 29 Design (, is my creative outlet and show & tell all rolled into one.
Belmont, MA US 
Christina Katos 
Belmont, Massachusetts,
United States, 02478-3522 
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21 hours ago
Christina Katos published an ideabook

Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need

Low ceilings or odd-size doorways are no problem when you fashion a barn door from exterior siding and a closet track Full Story
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I needed a door for my kitchen, but needed the ventilation of an open doorway. It's location does not allow for a swinging door. Barn door was the answer. The track from HD only cost about $15. I built a framework and used hardware cloth (wire in tiny squares). It's crude, but in the throes of reno and urgent need, it works. A coat of glossy, bright aqua paint helps! Later, it will be used outdoors and I'll replace it with better. Barn doors can be any size and design, and built to fit, which isn't always available in a standard door.
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even tho barn doors were on someone's list in the ideabook 'what decorative items do you hate the most,' seems like the perfect solution for our bedroom.
A little bit narrow, bright hallway leads 25 ft into the master bath with no door, next to a beautiful window bedroom side.

The problem? Sometimes I have jags on not sleeping well and can't get back to sleep in under an hour or two. And sometimes when my husband showers, the noise wakes me. I hate asking him to shower in the other room (plus it's on the other water heater with 2 teenage boys, so mornings with 3 showers can be dicey).

The 8-9ft high doorway means it must be custom, but can't be pricey (pick your battles). Don't want to block the window. The other side holds a long, short dresser so a reg door can't stay open there. Don't want to entirely close it off.

So if we make (oh thank you so much for this ideabook, Christina!) a barn door, it will block most of the noise, can slide behind the dresser, and look half way decent. Bedroom decidingly not in the barn motif but maybe something almost sculptural like staggered piece of beautiful wood would be nice. I have saved a houzz image like that in one of my ideabooks.

And I won't have to throw my husband out every morning!
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April 9, 2014
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April 9, 2014
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April 8, 2014
Christina Katos likes 3 comments on an ideabook

How to Create Your Own Semicustom Media Wall

Don’t let the price of a custom built-in stop you. Put one together with ready-made pieces and a little finish help Full Story
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Just what I was looking for. Eureka!
March 6, 2014 at 7:06pm     
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Love it! Awesome job! Now I just have to get hubby on board! I love how there are so many creative, affordable ways to make your home beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
March 18, 2014 at 11:24am     
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Thank you so much for posting this project. I have been yearning for proper built-ins for our family room for years now but always thought it would be cost prohibitive. Your project has shown just how approachable it is.
You did a wonderful job on the design and finish. It looks like it costs 10 x what you paid.
I am now energized to get ours done.
April 7, 2014 at 7:44pm     
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Christina Katos commented on an ideabook

Basement of the Week: Expanded Living Space on a Budget

Cost consciousness matches style savvy in this downstairs Massachusetts family room with guest quarters and a laundry room Full Story
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Christina Katos
The wainscoting on the wall is actually faux board and batten. I just placed trim pieces directly on the wall to create the pattern I was looking for. Everything was then painted white to look like board and batten.
April 4, 2014 at 5:52am   
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Absolutely love your commentary. The content is awesome and very interesting. :) I am just getting my profile up and running and hope to really pick up the steam in the next little while.
April 7, 2014 at 4:42pm   
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April 2, 2014

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Review by Mohawk Home:

Working with Christina is such a delight! The sense of style she brings to the table is classy and modern. Christina was on time with her commitments and very p...
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Review by Chic Shelf

Working with Christina Katos at No. 29 design blog was such a great experience for us. Christina is professional, creative, and very easy to work with. She used...
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Review by ellenmahoney:

Christina's design's make you say "hey, that's just what I was looking for!" quickly followed by "hey, I could do that!" Her aesthetic is traditional America...
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Review by nikroc:

Christina has the eye to see what the potential can be with moving walls, removing bad wallpaper and updating tired paint colors. Shas great ideas and has help...
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Review by kallie1977:

Christina has years of design experience and continues to put her clients' needs and design aesthetic first. Her positive attitude makes even the most difficul...
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I’ve collaborated with Mohawk Home and have had great experiences with them. They were professional and very accommodating. I worked with their team and selecte...
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Review for Chic Shelf

Chic Shelf Paper was a fantastic company to work with. I wanted to use their shelf paper to line the back of a bookcase. They were very helpful and even suggest...
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