Curt D'Onofrio


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About me:
I'm a do-it-selfer who met a girlfriend who is the same, and we like just to do to see what we get. We are both frugal, so we get our supplies cheaply...but we rarely throw away. If a mind project goes sour, we are not afraid to scrap it...and start anew In my avatar i'm standing next to Joe DeMarco's metal art work 
My favorite style:
We both love the rustic wood look 
My next house project:
Our next house project is to add a Sun room. Why ?
1) She : It's going to be primarily her sitting/reading room
2) Us : It's going double as our mini greenhouse because we both love
growing plants.
3) He : I, for my personal endeavor, this sunroom is to be use as a solar
collector and that is my primary purpose for wanting one. 
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Is that because most houses are smaller and require less space? Please elaborate on your comment Dytecture.
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No matter size of house, Mud rooms are a way station to the great indoors. Thus, they need a way eliminating shoes for example w/out tracking dirt in house proper
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In personalizing your space (making your space your very own) -> http://www.houzz.com/animal-stencil
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Consider vinyl exterior cladded with wood interior trims for the windows.
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I personally like both vinyl and wood. Vinyl is def less maintenance for us, but i love the look of wood (shingles/clapboards) better. We are here for the long haul, so vinyl it is.
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Not sure who is being referred to.
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As to their color, my lady Clo used wood stain on our white wicker chairs which we found on curb. I believe she used walnut wood stain, or it could've been jacobean. :)) I need to keep better records so i can inform better. Ours are on porch with porch roof protecting them so they do not receive the blunt force of nature. Still look look 1 year later
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If you're interested i can upload photos to see how white wicker looks after staining
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Photos would be helpful.
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Pictures are worth a thousand words...give or take 1 or 2
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If you have grease build-up, you'll want to make a non abrasive paste - the old go-tos are baking soda/ salt and lemon juice/ vinegar. Both can be allowed to sit for a short time, to help break up gunk.
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If the butcher blocks are already sealed then you just want to clean as studio10001 suggests, otherwise, send them thru a wood planer, sand them until they feel smooth to the touch, and apply resealer. P.S. Use a resealer that FDA approved
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chook, free is the best price IMO
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Hi D. Zipped back. That was a fairly tiring day. I'm ready for bed, but looking at the time, that's just ridiculous.

Chook, I do hope that the newcomer in your family brings joy. It's very hard -- though the face is lovely, it's the wrong face -- to take on a new animal so soon, but sometimes I think we need to accept what circumstances bring. Difficult to balance your grief with that, but it can be done.

Good to see you zip by, Army. San Francisco. Jealous -- I never went there. My US experiences were confined to the east coast.
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Hey, Rina. Yeah, just a bit too early for bed yet! I hope all your shopping went okay. Do you and your family do anything special for Easter?

I am sleepy for some reason and it's barely after 11:00 a.m.! I have already been outside fiddling with stuff. More fiddling to do and it's not too bad out and just a tad breezy so that helps immensely.

If I don't come back before you go to bed, have a nice sleep and enjoy your bedtime reading. :)
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He has tried to accommodate the design by setting the inset tile in a particular fashion. Did he not have enough tile?

Normally I don't like or recommend angle pieces like Schluter, but for in this case I would.
Studios idea is good but add an aluminium edging
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:)) Todate, my strength is not tiling also. So, to cover/hide i like this trim idea
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Thank you so much. I didn't know that either. Perhaps I heard a nickname..."whispering" or "breeze" or similar. Maybe just a name created by the character.
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:) ginny, i know that movie.... "Papermoon". I love those oldies
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I agree with ispoildogs in the respect that it's IMPOSSIBLE to determine from any photo from anybody whether a wall is load bearing or not. You need someone on site to determine this for sure
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I agree and thanks Curt!
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Consider changing the hardware and a slightly darker countertop while leaving the cabinets as they are.
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Curt D'Onofrio
Great looking kitchen. My style is rustic...your cabinets + hardware looks great. In the second thumbnail pic though it shows a clock on a wall that is too plain and barren
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I would like the fireplace on being centered on wall also. It just looks better. But, i have to ask why they didn't do so in the first place ? I'm thinking your fireplace lies in a corner (or close to one), whereby, when fireplace is used it heat ups up two exterior walls instead of just one. They might've done that for energy efficient reasons
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They did it for decorating reasons.
The fireplace is to the left and then to the right is a flat screen at eye level. They wanted to be different than placing the tv over the fireplace which then usually ends up too high and hard to watch when your seated
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The paneling looks like wainscoat
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We live in CT tjml55. I believe it gets colder here but i don't know for sure. My grandfather had peach, green apple, and pear trees. But pesticide was needed to get fruit. Right now, we have a dwarf plum and cherry tree. Last year, we placed a netting over the dwarf plum tree to keep the bugs out. It produced with no pesticide
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Picture of my peaches.......
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peach, mango , avocado, & a sickle pear like my Grandmother had......
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I have attached pic of coffee table.
I think we can only cut from ends. Also would it chip?
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Yes, you are right. Cut the legs off the bottom. Using a circular saw with lots of teeth (fine tooth) and going slow but steady should avoid chipping. Make sure saw is really sharp. This advice is on the assumption that this is laminate wood as opposed to solid wood. With solid wood, no chipping should occur if using (again) a fine tooth but sharp saw. Position the circular saw so it cuts in the down stroke to avoid chipping
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How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants

Whether you’re farming your parking strip or beautifying your backyard, a planting box you make yourself can come in mighty handy Full Story
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@Curt - I would not recommend composite boards for edibles. The glues, varnish and plastics that go into the manufacturing process are not rated for food production.

@JRS - pine needles are alkaline and alkaline soils are not good for gardening. That being said I know some Rocky Mtn farmers who use pine needles as garden mulch and swear by it... it's a plentiful resource out here! I think it depends on your soil alkalinity, which you can have tested.

If you suspect that you have alkaline soil, add acidic compost materials like your local coffee shop's (hopefully organic) used coffee grounds and keep the pine needles cleaned up. Ideally you want your soil fairly neutral (pH of 7), although most vegetable plants can tolerate slightly acidic soils better than they can tolerate alkaline soils.
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My husband has been building the ultimate raised bed for us: high enough to eliminate bending, and no threat of fire ants, which I am allergic to. He used cedar and they are beautiful and sturdy. My first one is filled with herbs, lettuce and a plum tomato plant, and I can't wait to plant one with just strawberries. They are not easy to make well for the novice, and you need some good tools, but well worth it. We are selling ours in the upstate of South Carolina.
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@Steve Masley & @ PermaScapes - thanks so much for the very good information you provided me regarding troughs. The issue of the heat gives me pause...I had not thought about that. I live in Texas near Dallas and it gets very hot here in the summer. So, that may very well be my determining factor. Thanks again.
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Curt D'Onofrio
We have a small trash can outside. Empty bag in that, and reuse the bag. Pet hairs and dust. Wait until the wind calms down, otherwise you'll be wearing it :O
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We've had a shark navigator for 6 months now. We have 7 dogs (labradors) and a cat so we generate a LOT of hair. We have all hardwood floors and the vacuum has been GREAT so far. No bags. Just a clear container to empty. We vacuum every day and fill the container every day!
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I wonder what Consumer Reports recommends?
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Curt D'Onofrio
Hi maggie, i don't know exactly what happened here, but the OP by emailing support@houzz.com may have gotten their own thread deleted. Another way the thread could've been deleted is if multiple houzzers pressed the 'report' button on OP'S question. Why the thread should've been reported ??? I don't know. I didn't view it for myself
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Thanks for your interest Curt. Most peculiar, and as you said, rather disconcerting. i enjoy reading your posts/comments on Houzz BTW.
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I wouldn't put a drop ceiling in this particular area. Because then ceiling is at 7'...it's going to 'feel' to low, especially since this area probaly lacks lots of natural light. The drawback is electrical wiring will show, but i would rather than than a low ceiling
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I once lived in a circa 1900's factory... that mfg guns... Colt. The previous tenant painted the ceiling black and the pipes white. The effect was gorgeous. Definitely show the wood ceiling. Awkward is always a better starting point than boring. If you really want to have fun... enhance the pipes with the old trick of optical illusion. Double image... double purpose... put a horizontal mirror on the wall... directly behind the pipe... and possibly another above the pipe... for the entire length of the pipe. the effect is stunning... I kow it is hard to visualize. Paint the pipes a gorgeous color and the walls less exciting... yet coordinated with the pipes. The pipes are now sculptural works of art... because they are no longer 2 pipes... they are now 6 pipes. So cool! Also... added bonus is that the mirrors also give the illusion that the wall is open to another room. And... because mirrors reflect light... you now can have fun with lighting options... mood lighting. Warning... this may become your favorite room in house :). Your friends will be jealous of your pipes!
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This is all beautiful pictures and they all look real nice, especially when you apply a few tricks using software to enhance its appearance.
Let's return to reality, because it is not a good idea to leave raw lumber,i.e. exposed joist, exposed ducts, exposed underside of floor underpayment, etc when creating habitable spaces... raw lumber attracts dust and airborne particles which don't do anybody any good and its hard to clean areas like that, not to mention it destroys the air quality in the room.
Each time when there is any activity upstairs, all the stuff attached to the joist bellow will become airborne and it will land all over the place.
Cover everything up, paint it and call it a day.
Don't paint pipes dark or wild colors, they will stick out like a sore thumb and draw all the attention. Paint it to blend in with the wall or ceiling and make it as less conspicuous as possible... use wall art,etc to catch the eye and nobody will ever know this pipes are there.

Good luck.
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Curt D'Onofrio
Go with a light color stain. Benefits: 1) Reflects light (helps brighten up the room) 2) Light colors generally makes a room look bigger 3) Dark floors tend to show dust more.

Here a pic to show what i mean by 'light' color stain
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I don't agree this pic is of the LR DR in our very small 600sq. ft house and I think the dark floors are unpredictable and very nice.. A lot has to do with your light and furniture as for the dust you get it either way, thats what swiffers are for.
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@Circle Goods Reclaimed: can't add nothing to that but a :)
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This will be the ceiling and flooring for a grain bin that is connected to our home and will become the master suite on top and the living room on the bottom. For our country home:)
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The best of both world--a small college town in Ohio, Small enough to know to have deer walking downtown, big enough to have really great restaurants, and close enough to the bigger cities.
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Double bowl. One for washing, other for drip drying. We have a 50/50 split. The disadvantage...in our place, there isn't any. Life is good :)
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@Directsinks....Aha. thanks. In our current setup that looks very very good !!!
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Glad we can throw another option in there!

Our Houzz friends get an extra 5% off their purchases on our site. Just use Coupon Code: HZDS2014.
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In our place, the vibrations from washing machine are transmitted mainly thru the floor, not thru the walls. To solve, the washing machine should be placed on a concrete slab. In our place, a concrete slab though is not an option. Would love to hear from others
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our laundry is on a second floor…so not an option for us either.
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There is a special stone wool insulation at Lowes or HD that is supposed to be good for sound insulation.
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Agreeing with elklaker. If your cabinets are above the countertop, then paint first from countertop up to the ceiling then install the cabinets afterwards.
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We are planning on vinyl plank floors through kitchen, dining and hallway so that transitions are kept to a minimum, but will be installing an island after, since budget is way over right now - but I'm assuming that the island will have to have legs - is that correct?
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That depends on the depth of the overhang. We commonly go 10" without legs, much more than this and you will need to add either legs or corbels for support.
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In the 3rd thumbnail pic, i would entertain the idea of built-in shelves/cabinetry above the chair rail. Built-ins will make flush with chair rail. Even if that wall is load bearing one, it's still possible to add built-ins.
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These are more pics of my current space,. I would love a built in,,,
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Mrsbaglady, you have the perfect setting for a banquette with your pretty windows. I have banquettes on the brain..I'm having one built in 2 weeks, a local carpenter is building mine and it's not as expensive as you'd think..I'm also having a cabinet built on one end..here is my inspiration picture..this would look fabulous in your room too!
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:) Ditto. Yep, i love stain wood, but those honey suckles had to go go go.
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Helen Loutas
just de clutter the benchtops and have a fab coffee machine and on the island bench a glass bowl with colourful fruit . I would also put a mirror above the fireplace and a colourful painting were the existing one is and have a hue of the painting as a colour on the seat of the stools.
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Add recessed lights in the ceilings over each work area in the kitchen, then hang colorful blown glass pendant lights over the counter with the stools. Pow!
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Curt D'Onofrio
Sometimes people post a comment that somehow offends somebody. I'm sure that in most circumstances, if not all, this is completely unintentional. When that somebody writes back stating what irked them, the 1st person deletes his/her comment, then the offendee after seeing the comment deleted, deletes theirs also in turn, thus, in one well swoop there is a minimum of 2 comments that were deleted.
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Disconcerting to say the least
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Well now the ENTIRE THREAD has disappeared!!!! Very disconcerting indeed, Carl!
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I have no experience myself, but here's is a link that gives ideas for bamboo. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/query/bamboo
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I just had a taught thought about your question. Are you asking about making planters out of bamboo, or creating planters to grow bamboo in ? I hear that bamboo grows very rapidly and if not tended to will overtake your plus neighbors yard. Growing bamboo in planters solves this problem i hear
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@curt d'onofrio I was asking about making planters to grow bamboo. Yes, bamboo can be extremely invasive so growing them in containers is my best bet. Plus, I don't have alot of space where I would like to place them so planters was really my only option.
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Australian Vertical Gardens Create an Artful Outdoor Retreat

Inventive hanging planters transform a rough backyard into a living sanctuary Full Story
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I'm impressed with the use of the gutters.
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Hi Vanessa! It's good to see you here as well!

ABET are laminates, definitely not as durable as you would like them to be. They are costly as well. I have heard good reviews of Iquartz, however if you do lotsa cooking a Granite top would definitely be a wiser choice.
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Don't know about ABET laminates, but grew up with laminate countertop from a different mfg. No problems. We never placed anything hot directly on them, always used hot plates. But then again, i would never place anything hot directly on a granite counter. To nice looking...why take the chance ?
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We got what jn3344 above has. I agree. Would rather it be vented to outside
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Schweigen make great products where the fan actually operates from outside the house .... I love ours :-)
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Range hood requirements were thoroughly vetted for the 2009 codes. Hundreds of code change proposals for this subject were considered and rejected. The only thing they determined was a substantiated reason to change this section was the need for make-up air for kitchen exhaust over 400 cfm. These large fans were causing serious health problems.

CO2, mold spores, toxic garage fumes, RADON, as well as damaging the physical health of the structure itself. (They cause mold to accumulate in the walls, attic, and crawl spaces if sufficient MUA is not provided.)
Contrary to what hood manufacturers lead you to believe, range hoods and ducts are one of leading fire hazards in the home. Most range installation and use manuals are now including a strict warning to NEVER flambe when a range hood is used. This is why commercial kitchens have to have all kinds of fire suppression systems INSIDE the hood.

Canada's national building code requires a separate fan wired to blow outside air into the same space when any exhaust device, including bath fans and clothes dryers, exceed 160 CFM.

Canada also allows kitchen ventilation that is not directly in the vicinity of the stove and recognizes the dangerous nature of an un-cleaned vented hood and duct.

9.32.3.12. Accessibility

1) Ventilation equipment shall be accessible for inspection, maintenance, repair and cleaning.

2) Except where the kitchen exhaust grille is located at least 1.2 m horizontally from the range, kitchen exhaust ducts shall be designed and installed so the entire duct can be cleaned where the duct is not equipped with an intake filter.

Economics, technology, and building codes are having a hard time keeping up with energy conservation codes. You can't temper make-up air for a range hood through a heat exchanger. The IRC/IBC requires a single wall duct. You have to bring in cold winter air and heat it with the furnace. For most range hood manufacturer's recommendations, that would be heating new cold air from outside 14 times per hour for the whole house.

http://www.engr.psu.edu/phrc/training/Make%20up%20air_4-30-12.pdf

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http://www.healthyheating.com/Kitchen-Range-Hoods.htm#.U018IRNZ6Tk

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http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/makeup-air-range-hoods

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http://oikos.com/esb/53/rangehood.html

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Notice to those that have a history of not being able to read (calmsea)
I have never said don't put in a range hood. I am merely setting the record straight.
If codes were left up to people like you, we would all be living in padded cells.
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Nice ceramic.
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Make a Marble Lamp Base With Tile

Get a lamp base that looks high end but costs only around $20, using basic tools and easy-to-find materials Full Story
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The knot in cord inside the lamb prevents anyone pulling on cord to rip cord off connections to the lamp bulb socket.
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Fantastic gift idea. Easy and impressive.
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EXCELLENT IDEA !
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$300 - $400 per door ? That sounds more like the price of the whole cabinet not just the door. A cheaper way is to buy hard wood window molding...not pine, nor that make believe wood. Using a router or table saw, cut a rabbet in backside to the depth of the thickness of the glass. I used caulking to adhere the glass to the frame. The decorative hinges i used were not that strong, so i used 3 of them per door
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That's what I thought too, but that was the quote for just the door. They told me I couldn't get firm pricing until it closes from the builder though, so maybe it will change after that.
Would the window molding match the rest of the cabinets though? They are off white, so I would be worried that I couldn't get the exact colour...
Thank you for your advice!
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Do you have a lot of woodworking tools, and are you an experienced woodworker? If not, it might be money well spent to have it done.

My husband taught himself woodworking 15 years ago and has spend thousands of tools, and it still takes him longer than expected as it isn't something he does on a daily basis. Keep in mind that how they make things look on DIY shows are seldom how it really is unless you do that for a living.
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Pictures of lakes and their surrounding foilage esp in fall, and stormy sea pics
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We have semi-transparent glass doors. No problems. After every shower we do a very quick wipe down just to get most of the water off
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I have all clear. I squeegee down when done. Every so often I use a glass cooktop cleaner and wipe down to de-soap residue.
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The cook top cleaner is a great idea. Thanks!
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My flowers are on Cake tins. Nice pic.
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Curt D'Onofrio
Focusing on the 4th thumbnail pic, i would lose the shutters altogether. You're right about the columns also. I think the middle one needs to be moved leftward (but not blocking the front door), and another column added. For that span, just having 2 columns just doesn't look right. Here's a link to get ideas : http://www.houzz.com/photos/exterior
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Do not get overwhelmed!! You are probably going to be in this home for a while so take your time and get things done right the first time around.

First thing I would to get an immediate sense of satisfaction with the least amount of cost is remove all the shutters, repair the holes by filling them, and either re-paint the siding or give it a good power-washing. You will feel a million times better after this one project is complete.

For the crooked window the only thing I can think of (besides breaking the bank and redoing the entire window) is build a thicker frame around that window to level off with the siding so it's not so noticeable. I don't know how you would feel about doing the one window only (some people won't be able to do one and will need to do all for a sense of continuity) but I guess it depends on where the window is and your tolerance level. :)

For the tile porch I would suggest removing the tile and doing a patterned concrete instead.

I can't really give you much of an idea about the columns as the overhang will need support so I am not sure if you can remove that middle one, or have to move it over and add another one. The key is not to put one in front of the door. Maybe someone else can weigh in on this.

Good luck! And be sure to post your progress pictures!
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you can find it at the big box stores or your local lumberyard. look for bead board wainscoting or cape cod wainscoting. it comes in pre cut sizes or long lengths in a variety of materials including pine, MDF, and PVC.

Each material has it's own pro and con between price, stability, and how rugged it is.

We usually use poplar beaded T&G boards from the local lumber yard and prime all sides during installation.
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owaidat
anyone got any ideas !!
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Curt D'Onofrio
Our ceilings here are generally made with sheetrock or plaster. Sheetrock is economically more feasible for me bc i can do the installation myself (no labor cost)
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Curt D'Onofrio
Since you got a mold issue, and you wish to sell in couple of years, then you need to resolve it or disclose problem to potential buyer. Not disclosing problems upon closing is both legally and morally wrong. Period!!! For first time home buyers, like a doctors prognostis, get a first and second, and even third opinion.
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You asked for help in design and construction. The mold issue has been brought up already. If you post a floor plan and more photos that show the space, you may get some more good advice. Also please indicate if your plan includes replacing the toilet and vanity as well as gutting the shower area for a new tile shower. Is there a bathtub, too, that you will keep or replace?
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I agree with all the previous comments. You will need to find and fix the source of the mold before you begin to remodel the bathroom in anyway. Mold can be a health hazard and should be priority number 1 for both you and any possible buyers will certainly ask about it.
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French Country!! Ding, ding, ding!!!
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Well I'm more transitional than traditional (my result). I've lately been surprised to learn how much my love of pure geometry makes me admire a (very) few modern elite designers such Jacques Garcia. But I would want to pair modern with swan-and-ramshead furnishings that would feel right at home in a 1820s Greek Revival home. So we're talking Greco Deco or Stripped Classicism. And an ocean of mild color in every room.
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Lol, Chook, your daughter with her existing"throne". At my age my throne looks more like a toilet then like a seat. Bless ya
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Curt D'Onofrio
Oh boy....sorry....did i really need to go there ???
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Chook, what's up with Mini-C' s bed??? Enquiring minds, you know...
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Trying to get a cheap carrier. Prob not till after Easter now.
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pictures please. Thank You very much
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Not finished. I meant light yellow window seals. For some reason i can rupload photos
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After taking quiz i was classified as being traditional. But i like also industrial. What gives ????
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According to the quiz I'm Transitional style decorating- which is probably true-ish but Margo's description of 'Sybil' decor is closer to the mark :)
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It pegged me as mcm, to a T! I live in a 1955 cottage... Fun.
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