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Houzz Tour: From Shocker to Stunner in Houston

Once moldy and decrepit, this 1920s bungalow is now a neighborhood gem Full Story
     Comment   June 25, 2014
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OMG that took vision! Beautiful, stunning home, really great job.
June 22, 2014 at 4:29am     
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Houzz Tour: Clever Storage Ideas From a Manhattan Duplex

A bookcase on tracks, wall-spanning storage, a Murphy bed and more give a comedy writer flexibility for working and living at home Full Story
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Congratulations to radd studios and the owners for the space-efficient design. There are tons of books and other items in the rooms, and yet everything looks so neat and clean.
June 24, 2014 at 3:20pm     
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Key Measurements for a Dream Laundry Room

Get the layout dimensions that will help you wash and fold — and maybe do much more — comfortably and efficiently Full Story
     Comment   June 17, 2014
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Those laundries are pretty, but would not completely satisfy my needs. I am surprised some people wonder about sink. I need sink in laundry for many things, wash dirty shoes, boots, cloth after cleaning my dog's paws, washing his towels and blankets (no way I would do it in washing machine for our clothes or use dryer), wash dog's bowls, paint brushes, all dirty stuff that I wouldn't do anywhere but in laundry sink. Besides, it's very convenient to fill buckets for washing floors.
I need high storage for vacuum, steamer, broom, bucket, mop...
I air dry many clothes, saves energy, environmentally friendly, so big drying rack is a must, and good to have for some sweaters flat drying counter space.
Finally, my husband is builder and need wardrobe to keep working clothes (he also takes off there his dirty/dusty clothes after work, not all the world have office jobs). As well I have "less sophisticated" clothes and durable/water proof boots for dog walking (some dogs in the park get too excited and jump on you).
June 14, 2014 at 7:49pm     
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everything picky vicky said about front loaders is true. The one thing she didn't mention is that front loaders actually get the clothes cleaner. I used to own a commercial laundromat, so I have some experience with this issue (besides doing laundry for a a family of 5 for xx years)!
June 15, 2014 at 6:41am     
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I have lived in Italy, as well as England and Switzerland. The leading comment above is grossly misrepresentative and sour grapes.

People can't afford driers because electricity rates are sky-high. They also have more time to hang clothes because they work less (unemployment rate is 10%+) and shopping and entertainment is closed much more often. Oh, and clothes are extremely expensive as well.

I had a newborn without a drier and it was raining. It was terrible. It took days to dry his clothes. I had racks all over the house.
Yes, most women have a great sense of style and many are in good shape. They also, with rare exception, do all of the domestic work and childcare so they are extremely busy physically, even when they work full-time.

Likely this sounds very opinionated, but so was that comment! why read something like houzz if you are only going to try to shame everyone who enjoys it?
June 15, 2014 at 8:41am     
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Tawaltman: did you know dryer doors are reversible on the models that match front-load washers? This might help your situation.

And to the comments regarding switching back to an inefficient top load because something went wrong with their front loader, I don't understand this logic. Not all machines and brands are the same, not to mention the state of our water supply cannot sustain us continuing to do endless loads of laundry in old-school water hogging top loaders.
June 15, 2014 at 11:49am     
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