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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
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suerobertsonrealtor
Shutters to match, look much better in black than almost any other color
last Wednesday at 3:45am     
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meeko100
Walls are already sort of medium color...would black door work at this entry?
last Wednesday at 4:14am     
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Amber Anderson
We painted all of our doors leading out, black, and we live in a cottage. We also painted the window frames black in our kitchen and dining rooms. Nothing like using mother nature as art.
last Wednesday at 4:21am     
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krootje
We have black doors in our bedroom, to enter the walk-in closet and our pocketdoors as well. The walls are painted bright white and with the hardwood floors and frames around the doors and windows they look absolutely stunning! And with some white linen bedwear,some black and white cushions on the bed and enlarged black and white pictures on the wall it all mixes perfectly... I love black doors!!!
last Wednesday at 6:31am     
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mollymilktruck
Our first taste of black door love was 15 years ago when we painted the front door of our 100 year old 3 story Victorian with leaded glass windows and doors. If you'd have said black interior doors with white trim would look good I would've though they'd look as good as black panty hose with white shoes.....but when we built a new home 5 years ago our builder showed us his happy accident in another new construction he'd done. He tried staining the doors and it didn't turn out so he painted them black to hide the mess up. They were gorgeous. We chose to do all of our interior doors black and went with as many French doors as we could. Everyone who sees them comments on and loves them. Our style is casual and kind of cottagey but the doors add a perfect dose of classy to the volume of white and light tones. We are building again now and that was one of the first features to go on the 'must-have' list! :)
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Bathroom Workbook: 12 Things to Consider for Your Remodel

Maybe a tub doesn’t float your boat, but having no threshold is a no-brainer. These points to ponder will help you plan Full Story
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Kathryn Peltier Design
@ TAG: I agree with your comment about two smaller zones. The best bathroom I have seen had a shared shower in the middle, accessible from both sides, with a sink and toilet on either side. It was a very good layout, no larger than a lot of the more traditional layouts; in fact, now that I think about it, it may have been smaller than a lot of traditional layouts.
March 24, 2014 at 6:09am     
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wallacegal
@qofmiwok Crohn's and other similar diseases, don't really care for the most part what you've eaten so telling people to get a better diet is a slap in the face to those of us who sometimes live in the bathroom for the day (or two or three.) I hope you never experience it, but if you ever do, remember your comment when you're reading something because you can't leave the toilet. At all.

And could you please give your basis for your comment about tall toilets making bowel movements worse? I'd like to read that. My DH is 6'5" and I'm 5'10" and the best investment we ever made was a tall toilet. Easier to get up from, we don't feel like we're squatting on the floor and it's easier to clean (And no, I had IBS and mild Crohn's prior to the taller toilet, thank you)
May 28, 2014 at 5:10pm     
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qofmiwok
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone with a medical issue. You can google squat and toilet and you will find a lot of discussion. Just to be clear, I've never seen anyone say that the type of toilet would affect something like Crohns. It just helps elimination when the sphincter is in a more open position, when is when you are in the squat position. I myself find that I am more constipated when I use high toilets than with lower ones or simulated squatting.
May 28, 2014 at 5:18pm     
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redryder60
I see all the comments about not having reading material in the bathroom due to the flying germs. Good grief, people! How did all of us boomers survive? It's getting into super-neurotic to tell people not to have reading materials in the bathroom when we've done it for years. NOW it's not good??? Really???
June 23, 2014 at 7:15am     
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itsmyowndesign
keep it simple. this is only a 4' x 8' en suite bathroom. i decided against glass shower enclosure due to the cost, claustrophobia, hassle to clean did not surpass the benefit of sleek look. had the fancy shower heads in previous house and don't appreciate them. the water here makes a lot of calcium and the holes tend to clog up quickly. hot water tanks are not the norm here so everything is instant hot, hidden under the cabinet. very simple, no bling, timeless in my opinion.. the only thing i'll still consider to do is the wall mounted toilet, like the vanity. and oh yeah, i have one of those cubby holes in the shower too :) i love it. the key is keep your toiletry items to a minimum: i have an electric razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and deodorant, and that's it.. i hate clutter and i'm no metro-sexual. oh yeah, nail clippers.

i even have thermal floors, if you consider the heat coming from the light-bulb in the condo unit below, but here in Manila it's not usually needed.
July 2, 2014 at 6:40am     
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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
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corithony
Hi there, my appliance repair guy taught me how to fix the "stink" in my front loader. Take 6 dishwasher tabs (or 1/2 cup of dishwasher powder) and put it into the washing machine (in the drum, not the soap dispenser). Then set it to the hottest wash you can and turn it on. The trick is then to add more hot water to the load. So using a watering can full of hot water, I open the soap dispenser drawer and slowly pour in the hot water (I need to add almost 10 litres of water to mine) until the water level is high enough to cover the rubber rim/seal where the scummy residue resides. This process may need to be done more than once at the beginning to really clean the entire rubber seal and the drum. But it works very well and I repeat it about every 6-8 weeks. Hope this helps!
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