airuiz214


airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Designer Tips for Creating a Better Bedroom

In the dark about bedside lamps? Waffling over pillows at the store? Try these ideas for a more comfortable bedroom Full Story
     Comment   on Tuesday
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Sydney Chandler
The only one I liked was the simple, sexy one with the black chandeliers on either side of the bed. Strictly a glam girl's room. But I don't know if a guy would want to wake up in that everyday. Maybe even a guest room. That's the room you can go wild in.
23 hours ago     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
fourmilecreek
These rooms although very attractive seem cold and sterile. And what happened to color? Everything you see is white or beige or neutral pastels. I so enjoy color, textures and pattern, but everywhere you look now are white sofa's, beige rugs and neutral colors. I don't think pets or kids would work well in these rooms. Not realistic.
18 hours ago   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Bathroom
   Comment   on Tuesday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Living room Paint -Muted
   Comment   on Tuesday
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Houzz Tour: A New Look for Former Student Digs

An ill-treated Victorian in England becomes a more open, extended and aesthetically appealing family home Full Story
     Comment   on Tuesday
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
whohasflaminio
who is the artist of the painting over the mantle? it looks like a Newfoundland painter I admire greatly, Michael Pittman. Thanks for letting me know.
18 hours ago   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Robert Federighi Design - Project Manager - PK
This is terrific. I love every square inch.
8 hours ago     
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Garage Apt
   Comment   on Monday
airuiz214 added 3 photos to ideabook: Stairs
   Comment   on Sunday
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Wake Up Your Woodwork With Black

Strike a dramatic note with black window frames, shelves, stairs and more, making features stand out or blend in Full Story
     Comment   on Sunday
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
smillerholmes
@baretta11 - Here's the photo of (1) of (3) set of stairs. Stairs and railings are painted chocolate - walls are Glidden - quiet rain (gray), and carpet is smoke gray. I hope this might help you see how it can work.
10 hours ago   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
baretta11
@smillerholmes from Baretta 11, the whole look is stunning. I can see the gray in the runner but I have to say that the walls look white but I understand it's a very light gray.
I think it really is outstanding, sooo elegant without being overdone.
I'm such a long way from painting at the moment, as we're only up to the framing stage but I simply can't wait to be able to start putting some colour schemes together.
I also must say, that the edging on the runner is beautiful and looks like it really makes the eye focus on where to place your feet whilst walking up the stairs.
Absolutely 1st class, well done.
Cheers,
Barbara
49 minutes ago   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 2 photos to ideabook: Bathroom
   Comment   on Sunday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Living room Paint -Muted
   Comment   on Sunday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Bedroom
   Comment   on Sunday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Kitchen
   Comment   on Sunday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Doors
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Furniture
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Paint/walls
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Dining
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Bathroom
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Kitchen Features
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 added 2 photos to ideabook: Kitchen
   Comment   last Saturday
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Know Your Sofa Options: Arms, Cushions, Backs and Bases

Get your sock arm straight from your track arm — along with everything else — to choose the sofa that’s right for you Full Story
     Comment   July 25, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
marjoriecaridi
As interesting as this was I would like to see an ideabook about the parts of the sofa you can't see. I don't need to know the style names of the arms, backs, etc to know whether or not I like the looks of it.
on Wednesday at 5:47am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
4tanjan
hello...please email eyeseeok@aol.com if you know where we can purchase the ceiling lamp pictured above your grand piano photo thanks
on Wednesday at 12:16pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Finding the Perfect Home for a New House

Sun, soil, water, topography and more offer important cues to siting your house on the land Full Story
     Comment   July 25, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
bunnyllg
There are reasons of survival that so many centuries ago populations gravitated to each coast. Today, through family ties, jobs, health reasons or whatever, populations have continued to grow in these areas. This is why we all live where we live.
I know for a fact that we all work long, hard hours to shelter and provide for ourselves and our loved ones. Not everyone can live in the great wide open spaces of western and middle America. Living in these locations might leave less of a footprint and I am sure these places are just magical. Some of us are finding our magic in more populated areas, but believe me, amber waves of grain exist in these areas too. No one wants to destroy nature and that is why the regulations that are in place are important. I have never complained about the hoops I have had to jump through to build in my town. I just wanted other Houzzers to know that it is not a question of just dig a hole and build a house wherever you want.
It is no ones place to criticize anyone's choice of where and how to live if we all are concerned about the world we live in.
on Monday at 9:56am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
bunnyllg
Ok you win.
on Monday at 11:16am   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: airuiz214's Ideas
   Comment   July 25, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Bedroom
   Comment   July 23, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Doors
   Comment   July 23, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Smart Shopper: How to Buy a Mattress

Confusing options, hair-raising prices, haggling ... Our guide can keep you from losing sleep over mattress shopping Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
tritaytan
Just bought a beautyrest recharge, and really like it so far. The only thing is when you use the cover that makes it hold its 25 year warranty, the cooling air system does not work so well.
July 12, 2014 at 12:31pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Jordyn Jackson
CycgF&sczcyeJz
July 12, 2014 at 8:41pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Furniture
   Comment   July 23, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Office
   Comment   July 23, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Kitchen
   Comment   July 23, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Houzz Tour: A London Book Tower House Worth a Browse

To fit their mountain of books, these owners went big on scale with a double-height bookcase by the stairs Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Dana Veach
This article made my heart sing...someone else who treasures the written word...not to mention that the beautiful execution is stunning. Thank you for sharing!
on Tuesday at 5:15pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
jmpjmp
I am a book collector, love books, have lots. That said, I would find having them all over a little confining, just my personal feeling. Also, having all those books in areas of high traffic would likely create a lot of work in keeping them dusted, not a trivial issue in terms of dust mites, allergies, etc. I agree that adjustable shelves are more efficient and flexible but less clean lines in a modern interior. Large glass doors might soften the impact of adjustable shelving, reduce the dust problem, and still present a more modern surface design, not to mention softening the impact of so many books in general. The non-book areas inside and out create much relief and balance. Overall, I could be very happy here.

BTW, don't all the puck lights create a lot of glare when looked at from below?
on Tuesday at 7:35pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Bookshelves
   Comment   July 23, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

How to Design a Garden That Lasts

Climates are changing. Wildlife is evolving. Can your garden keep up? Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Stacy Strauch-Dubree
everlasting garden
last Saturday at 4:48pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
mouseisadog
I have a very a very small front and back yard; I prefer mulch rather than grass or ground cover. It helps control weeds and retain water during our hot summers.
on Wednesday at 9:10pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?

A veteran upholstery cleaner weighs in on the options for found, inherited and thrift store furniture Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Connie Long Interiors
No problem, just wanted you to know that it is a save a viable way to have furniture, rugs, drapery, etc. cleaned when they are at their worst but worth saving.
on Wednesday at 9:53am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Ronald Johnstone
Ozone Generators

Not to beat a dead item, but the ozone warning report from the state of CT seemed unusually on the "safe" side of technology. (Government agencies always seem to be warning of the dangers of something and my extensive experience with industrial chemicals over the years has been that they are very wrong in their idea of danger levels.)
A much more realistic list of safety levels for ozone can be found at: http://www.understandingozone.com/limits.asp
Basically, if you are ozoning a chair or couch, tent it so the O3 stays where it is needed. If you are doing a house or room, leave. If the smell of ozone (what you smell after a lightning storm) is objectionable to you, open the windows and turn on a fan and leave the area for a hour or so. Ozone, O3, is unstable and will degrade into O2 depending on the air temperature and the agitation (breeze or fan).
on Wednesday at 12:42pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not

Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think Full Story
     Comment   July 22, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
glencoe
For anyone interested there is a great piece of software for mac that I use to catalogue a large proportion of my possessions (my books in particular) but it covers other items too, like electronics or tools. Its called delicious library and the beauty of it is that purchases can be scanned in using both the barcode or manually. The program will also provide a full description such as year of manufacturer, value etc and can be published to the web for online access. Unfortunately it is a mac only program but for those apple users out there I recommend it. It took a while to scan my 1000 or so books in but now its a quick matter to input any new items as I get them. The items are displayed as an image on a visual shelf so that its easy to identify them at a glance.
For those of us who don't always trust the cloud based services the other device I recently purchased is called a "transporter" which is a personalized cloud storage device. You would need 2, one at your house and one somewhere else such as a relatives place. With it you can back up any files straight to the second device and if any catastrophe befalls your property you can instantly access the same files on the second device remotely.
on Tuesday at 2:14pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Jo Richmond
Great article, although I did not have the hassle of settling with the insurance like you did after our house fire, you do bring up some great points. I was very fortunate to have a friend/agent who had been looking out for us for 17 years and he had an adjuster, to what was left of the house, two days after the fire and a check another two days later. My story may be the exception to the rule, but definitely getting the house rebuilt was WAY more difficult than dealing with the insurance company.
Yesterday at 1:23pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
     Comment   July 22, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
bdlek
problem solved in our new condo with cheap hollow core doors! Thanks, I am inspired.
Yesterday at 10:08am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
lola1953
What is the best interior color for a condo & goes with everything that you have. I want a color that is friendly & warm. And that says welcome to your families & friends. My place is one big open concept to a kitchen/dining room/ living room with a big kitchen counter top, love to cook. Kitchen & counter top is white laminate, hard to keep clean. can I paint this ? Any ideas is appreciated. And thank you, have a great week.
22 hours ago   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 2 photos to ideabook: Living room Paint -Muted
   Comment   July 22, 2014
airuiz214 added 2 photos to ideabook: Bathroom
   Comment   July 22, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Banquettes
   Comment   July 22, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Kitchen
   Comment   July 22, 2014
airuiz214 added 5 photos to ideabook: Furniture
   Comment   July 22, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Great Design Plant: Try California Wild Grape for Interest All Year

Sure, it’s stunning in fall. But the spring buds, summer grapes and gnarled winter vines are gorgeous too Full Story
     Comment   July 22, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Kathleen Marineau
We covered 40' of cheap wire fence at our place in the foothills, about an hour out of Yosemite, with one plant. It was the same species as found in The Grapevine area of Kern County, a stretch of old 99 hwy which is now I-5. The pea sized grapes held on the vine until October allowing me to extend my canning season. They make wonderful jelly.
July 23, 2014 at 11:18am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
victoran
Miss my dad's grapes and the challenge to keep the squirrels and birds from eating them before they were ripe. EVen putting bags around each bunch of grapes didn't help a lot. This article brings back happy memories,
July 23, 2014 at 1:01pm     
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home

Turn your everyday living space into a serene retreat by clearing visual distractions, softening your lighting and more Full Story
     Comment   July 21, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
dawnsigel
All these comments (except for the negative one) are so great! I really like reading your ideas!
on Monday at 7:39am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
constance & kate
trying to incorporate the elements are hard especially when your 3 year old keeps messing with your fountain. But with a little ingenuity and some well placed shelves it can be done
on Tuesday at 8:40am   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Bathroom
   Comment   July 21, 2014
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Living Rooms
   Comment   July 21, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Guest Picks: Reclaimed Wood Pieces Full of Character

Bring a sense of history and depth to your rooms with furniture, lighting and art made from upcycled wood Full Story
     Comment   July 21, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Michelle Kumpe
Will do, @sherrytem! Feel free to follow me. I'm starting to get all of the photos prepared from our purchase to this date!
on Monday at 9:19pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
gusmom61
Here's a great example of a distressed dressing table on Craigslist that leaves me distressed because it could have been beautifully restored but now would require stripping all that awful paint first. What's wrong with these people?!
on Monday at 10:37pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features Full Story
     Comment   July 21, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Rosemary Hughes
I'm sure there are designs for laundry chutes that prevent them from being an easy way to give a fire from your hot water heater, dryer, furnace and other things that are close to a basement laundry chute. It is my experience that such changes in code usually come from a national organization that has the statistics to back up their recommendations.
18 hours ago   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
guscook66
When our children were little, they left the upstairs door to the laundry chute open. Our curious kitty tried to jump up on its ledge but overshot and had an unexpected tumble two floors down. Thankfully, she landed on a pile of soft clothes and was not hurt.
7 hours ago   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 4 photos to ideabook: Laundry Room
   Comment   July 21, 2014
airuiz214 added 4 photos to ideabook: Windows
   Comment   July 19, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light

Sleep tight with curtains, shades and more designed to keep out bright rays while letting stylishness in Full Story
     Comment   July 19, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
beverlynn
LOL!!!
April 19, 2014 at 6:42pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
hamlejx1
Blackout shade behind draperies
April 27, 2014 at 4:17pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Top 10 Solutions for Architectural Peeves

Cavelike hallways, immovable shutters, poorly proportioned doors ... avoid these and other common gaffes with these renovation solutions Full Story
     Comment   July 19, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Horizon Interior Shutters
Bud, thank you for your insight. Sonja, if you are seeking an affordable exterior wood shutter, take a look at http://www.shutterland.net.
November 5, 2013 at 7:37am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
victorianbungalowranch
My pet peeve is porkchop ie closed eave returns, especially on historic houses. They look dreadful and the wider the eave the worse they look. At least cutting back the soffit to the face of the building would be better. Why this has become the standard is beyond me, and prefab alternatives should be easier to get. Poorly detailed eave returns and portico roofs is a related problem.

Windows with skinny between the glass muntins is another pet peeve, along with installation of siding without window casing. Sorry, but the skinny little frame around a modern window looks terrible without casing. Ornate doors with oval glass is being slapped on all kinds of houses these days, along with fancy gable ornaments, scalloped fake shingles and other ornaments that totally don't suit the original style of the home, even for a Victorian. It looks sort of old and fancy, so people think it is appropriate for an old house.

Sense of proportion seems to be lacking from most new buildings and remodels if you ask me, except perhaps for the very top end of the market. I think all builders should have basic architectural style training so they can make reasonable recommendations rather than shrugging their shoulders and putting in whatever is available.
on Tuesday at 7:12am   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 1 photo to ideabook: Stairs
   Comment   July 19, 2014
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Are Plantation Shutters the Right Choice for Your Windows?

One of my favorite choices for window treatments is the plantation shutter. They are versatile, less expensive than custom draperies, and can... Full Story
     Comment   July 19, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
New England Shutter Mills
Hello Ivory chopsticks, wood is not the issue, The issue is Chinese made and processed wood. anything that is not processed correctly will fail. if you bake a cake 30 minutes when the recipe calls for an hour your cake will be a failure. Wood is good, is your Dining room table warping? your doors? No, of course not but your blinds were we processed in China with poor lumber and no properly dried. When I start seeing plastic in antique stores I will start to consider plastic for our shutters.
July 21, 2014 at 2:03am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Kim Holz
Any advice on shutters in a double bay window. There is a covered colour bond piece in the middle to cover the joinery(I'm sure they miscalculated when building)
last Saturday at 7:54pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Fit for a King (or Queen): French Beds

Add a stylish, royal touch to your bedroom with one of these elegant places to rest your head Full Story
   Comment   July 19, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Ide Cohen
What is the significance of so many twin beds? Are fewer people sleeping together? Just kidding. These are lovely. I especially love the rooms that have antiqued walls .
February 20, 2012 at 8:50am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
katrice9000
Nice, all bedrooms are very soothing.
March 19, 2013 at 6:50pm   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 bookmarked an ideabook

Color Guide: How to Work With Beige

If you yawn and dismiss it, you're missing out on beige's infinite subtleties and the possibilities it brings to room designs Full Story
     Comment   July 19, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Mark Gold
True red looks vivid and elegant next to darker warm beiges.

You mean like this?
July 12, 2014 at 4:19pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
eecruise
boring beige?
on Wednesday at 3:06am   
Sign Up to comment
airuiz214 added 3 photos to ideabook: Living room Paint -Muted
   Comment   July 19, 2014
Show More Events...
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™