inkwitch


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About me:
Bought my first house - at 66! All the women in my family are decorators, through 3 generations. This has been my passion, hobby and compelling fascination. 
My favorite style:
Wabe Sabe, modern, comfortable, neutrals mixed with hot colors, minimalist with opulence. 
My next house project:
Hire an electrician! Refinish the living room floor. Paint the foyer floor -- paint the foyer! 
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As you can see, yellow can come in a variety of intensities. All of these will go with the stripes. Using turquoise w/gray is rare; it requires a certain intensity. Search houzz to see how others are putting things together. We'd love to see the result -- and a patterned rug will work, too.
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This rug will work well with that sofa, and if you had at least 1 or 2 cushions in the same pattern (quadrafoyle), the repeat would pull it together.
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inkwitch
You guys are so funny! This looks like the list everyone did for "What do you hate?" All the things I hate about decorating are the same thing I don't want in my house.

But the first thing that came to mind are Venetian blinds, vertical, wood, plastic, skinny or otherwise. Don't understand the fascination with those things. But there's no point in repeating almost everything listed above and making this any longer than it already it.

I still think we should do one for what we DO like. After all these posts, we need some positiveness!
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Margo, take the phone away from your husband during ads.
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No pet spiders allowed here, plus big recycled cardboard sculptures from school.
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Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated

Want to find your signature style? Try staying inside your comfort zone Full Story
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inkwitch
This is an incredible article, and I'm so glad you put it together (with tact and encouragement). People who ask for advice need to read this first. Everyone has a sense of what is right for them if they'd just listen to that inner voice, trust their gut, and say "No" when necessary. This includes embracing their secret yearnings for which they may fear criticism.

I have always liked vivid color and unique settings, original art, repurposing found treasures, and creating an ambiance/interiors that sooth my spirit and make me smile just to live in them. I can't remember living in a single domicile with white walls if I had a choice. Or gray (although the exterior of my house is gray). Big sofas (especially sectionals) and entertainment centers give me the willies. They are right for other people. Thank goodness we don't all like the same things!! It's the spice and challenge that makes houzz my favorite website! (And I have an ideabook for every room and outdoor concept! Doesn't everyone?)
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As the owner of a professional paint contracting company, Women in Rollers, I get requests to paint in certain colours, some of which I am fairly sure the client will regret. I offer free colour and design consultations, but there are many occasions when a client has a firm concept of what colour they want on their walls. It's a fine balance to find the suitable, non-critical words to tell a client he or she might want to consider another shade of paint. But here are two facts (not my opinion, facts) that might help: 1. the colour that I am asked to repaint more often than any other is yellow (people think it will be sunny and cheerful, and in the end its constant glow drives them nuts); and 2. it's only paint, so if you don't like the colour, it can be repainted (it's not life, just a gallon of pigment and paint!). What I see way too often is customers acquiescing to a designer's suggestion, and not sticking with their own preferences.
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As a rule of thumb I generally detest wallpaper. I do like painted walls but I don't like a room all in one color. Right now, our great room has 5 hues, tones, and tints of paints. They are quiet shades of 2 gray, blue, brown, and white (there is no bright white). These were chosen because of the natural and night lighting. Each wall was tested with several different paints and the selection was narrowed until it was finalized. The result is that room has a level of flow about it without being struck by anything in particular.

Now I am working on my studio/office and I have found myself deeply in love with a wallpaper named Dark Floral from Ellie Cashman. For months I wavered whether it was a reasonable choice since there is not and will not be anymore wallpaper in this modern contemporary house. I have decided it will be fine. I am going to have it placed on a large wall which can't be seen from any other room not because I'm wary but because it will be the statement for this otherwise very traditional room. I'm very excited to be able to start this project over the next month or so.
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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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Thank you for all the barn door love! @ karen - I think it would work with the pricier hardware, as far as the siding would go, as long as there are now weight requirements. My door is pretty lightweight. @ volgma - try running the wood siding horizontally for a more contemporary look. Even use a solid piece of wood which your can frame out or add strips of wood to dress it up. Follow this link for some ideas http://www.houzz.com/photos/contemporary/contemporary-barn-door-
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Love this idea!
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Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics

Save money on electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by installing photovoltaic panels. This guide will help you get started Full Story
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inkwitch
Definitely investigate the gov't incentives. Example: I had new windows put in my house and was told I could get a tax rebate on them. WRONG! New efficient windows only applied to rental property! What a gyp! I wonder who's lobbyist was behind that!
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We lived in a Geothermal home for 3 years and now live in an air-exchange home. Both are dependent on an outside source of energy. In the 11 years that I have lived in France there have been 4 occasions where we had no electricity for 3 days and up to a week in January or February. This is not because of a poor infrastructure of services but once because of a hurricane, once because of a car accident downing a pole, once because of a misdirected sewage line repair in the center of town. But after the one 2 years ago where the power was off in our geothermal home for a week with snow piles 6-9 feet high I said never again! We made sure when we began searching for a home to buy it would have #1- a fireplace or wood burning heating stove, and #2- that we could install a generator. But I have been thinking of solar panels in addition to that. Does anyone know if solar panels are worth the expense and effort in the Iles de France region?
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I live in Florida, and was quoted $25,000 to $30,000 for a small 2 bedroom house, about 1100 SF.
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inkwitch
Each of us is likely guilty of one of these peeves, and this is all meant in the spirit of fun. If you think this is bad, read the one about TP or "seat up or down?" All taken with a grain of salt. We all reach for the ideal (doncha just love those magazine-perfect rooms!), but houses are lived in, by people with personality and idiosyncracies and complicated lives. I agree: a list of what we DO like would be just as fun, only it might be somewhat redundant. Just post a bunch of houzz photos!
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Nancy Sloop
BLee, you think like I do. And I have a "coffee/breakfast station" just like the picture posted above by Denita, but our toaster stays out because it's used every morning:
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kmkane
@gadaserafi - good question, but you put them away. And clear out stuff in your cabinets your rarely use, and leave out the stuff you use daily. But to each his own. One day I walked into my kitchen and realized, to me, how messy it looked with coffee maker, toaster, microwave, canisters, etc on the counters, and I said, no more, that's it, and reorganized the inside of the cabinets, which is what they are for!

Personally, I despise seeing microwaves, so when I rebuilt my kitchen, I had mine placed behind double doors, at counter height, with a pull out shelf under it. Don't have a photo, but it's sorta like this but again, mine was at counter height with a cabinet above. Oh, and Canisters remind me of my grandmother's house! Flour sugar coffee tea


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given that it's a basement room with limited lighting, a lighter material might look better in the long run. Although I like several of the choices, the left most or a pickled white that isn't there. With pickled wood, you can tone it any shade you like, so you could go toward a gold tone to mesh with the carpet --- if you think you'll keep it long enough to justify that decision.
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I like the one all the way on the left the best. It ties the paint and carpet color in with eachother, it looks like it has some color tones of each.
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inkwitch
My biggest clutter problem is my computer room. There isn't enough storage in the WORLD to organize this mess -- so I've just given up. It's papers. How do we accumulate so much of the stuff? Being a writer makes it worse! I envy those photos of neat little desks with just a computer -- NOT happening!
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tantacatho
You send the first 50 years collecting Stuff .....and the rest of your time trying to get rid of it!
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tantacatho…so true! I've just shipped a couple of large boxes of household goods to a niece just starting her adult life…feels good to help her and an extra benefit for closets to lose weight!
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A small area can be a blessing, and container gardening relieves you fere from mowing. Artificial turf is so -- well, excuse my bluntness, but it's tacky. And ugly. And if your small dog pees on it, will smell. Assuming you will be walking the dog in the park, but there will be days when you will not want to do that (snow? downpour? cold?).

Recommend removing the grass in favor of pavers similar to the existing patio, a water feature, and large containers in the upper section. (This also prevents your dog from digging under the fence!) Lower section can definitely be an outdoor entertaining space with a grill, seating, even a loggia if it gets a lot of sun.

Advise searching houzz for ideas and take your time about deciding. This space has a lot of potential. You'll find something you just love.
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It will be pretty much what you make of it. With imagination, it could end up being your favorite space! You are fortunate that you don't have to tear down anything!
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Victoria
Love the idea book. Good find!
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Jessica
I think a circular area of lawn or turf (your choice) in the front with screening plants or raised beds along the walls. I'd plant a small flowering tree in that back corner to disguise the awkward shape and perhaps some trellises with climbing plants along the fence. Play with the triangular shape and perspective like they did in this garden pictured:
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pluckygirl
A beautiful sunroom with french doors leading in and french doors leading out.
The natural daylight would be amazing and I can already see myself using the room every day. Ahhhh...the dream. :)
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designideas4me
I would add on a room that I could rent out to pay the mortgage.
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What's That Smell? What to Do About Stinky Furniture

Learn how to diagnose and treat pet and other furniture odors — and when to call in a pro Full Story
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AnnMarie Henry
I have a dog, we love her but she knows her boundaries. The only soft surface she is allowed on is her bed. No beds, no couches, no carpets, no rugs. And her bed is washed regularly, hence no smells
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inkwitch
I recently bought an ottoman that had a peculiar odor. It's pale gray ultrasuede so certain cleaning types might show a stain, and I wasn't willing to risk it as the whole thing had to be cleaned. It wasn't dirty at all; just smelled odd. I sprayed it with Febreeze fabric refresher at least twice a day for a week. Odor gone.
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Guest Picks: Pretty Plates for Walls and Tables

Decorate with them or eat off ’em. Plates as gorgeous as these will serve up style no matter how you use them Full Story
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inkwitch
Oh, I'm with jhm7025! So many plates, so few dinner parties! Once I bought some (expensive) black plates -- a classic modern in a semi-matte finish. First time I ate off those plates, I HATED them! So I gave them to my daughter. My fave: Cafeware from Crate & Barrel. Plain, white, timeless.
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kroze
@jhm7025...... those are adorable!
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madaboutdesign0924
The plates are up too high to take them down at the moment, but in a ceramic class, I made a salad set, including a large serving bowl, 6 luncheon plates and 6 salad bowls in the cabbage shape in 1978. I still use them often, especially in spring and summer. The soft cabbage green color has coordinated with absolutely every color scheme I have had over the years. They look so great on an Easter table.
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Shutters would be a nice addition to the double window on the bump-out, but I don't see them doing anything for the large picture window. And shutters on one would look peculiar. Search houzz for alternative window treatments to see what other solutions are out there.

If you're going to paint one door, you'll have to paint both. Otherwise, it's going to look unbalanced. Given your climate, red springs to mind, but bright yellow, deep orange -- any warm color -- would work. (The house is gray, right?)

I'd also trim down the shrubbery between the large window and the right-hand door so it doesn't hide,
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Add a porch,replace the door,the windows,paint the roof black with blue.
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I love the idea of the front porch! That looks great!

As far as the shutters, you don't think it would look odd only adding them to one window?
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The 10 Hottest Color Trends for Spring

Fasten your seat belts: This year's selections are going to rock your world Full Story
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inkwitch
"Coal" and "Slag" look too similar. I'd have to throw in some Pitch for contrast -- and avoid matches!
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Karen Egly-Thompson
A week later I'm still laughing about "members meet in private behind a Norman, Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby to compare notes and advocate for their selections". :)
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As a member of the breakaway conservative liberal chapter of that Lobby, I assure you it is no laughing matter.
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Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa

It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect Full Story
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inkwitch
As a person who has never (and likely never will) purchased a piece of furniture for full retail price, and always buys/acquires what I find in odd places (Goodwill, yard sales, thrift shops -- with a healthy dose of "No, not THAT!" in my vocabulary), I rarely have attitude problems with my furniture! Or from it! The story about the red leather sofa was priceless -- I can just picture that little dickens, feeling like a red-headed orphan child until she learned to love it. However, this is a brilliant article that addresses the doubts people have about their choices when they buy large ticket items and start second-guessing themselves. Our dreams are always so much more perfect than the reality!
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kroze
Suzanne,....... sounds like you are having a great time with the search process, and you have some nice pieces. Fortunate for you that your husband is so good at making things work! Happy shopping! : )
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Suzanne Melton
Thank you, kroze. We picked up the mirror this morning...it weight over twenty pounds!

P.S. We aren't married. Dave and I were high school sweethearts (1963-64) who reconnected four years ago after 45 years apart.
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Simple Pleasures: Put Pen to Paper

Note writing a lost art? Not when you have a pretty selection of papers, a dedicated spot and the right frame of mind Full Story
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americandreamdyn
Yes, I've had a pen pal & yes I do enjoy sending written letters.
However I don't like receiving birthday cards or thank you cards.
It creates paper clutter, it's so hard to keep up with scattered papers & junk mail.
I feel guilty about throwing a birthday, Easter Orr Christmas card away.
I suppose I for letters & against cards. I'm also a friend of the trees so I don't like to send anyone cards for any occasion.
I don't have anyone to write to at the moment.

My pen pal's name was Pearlene. In 8th grade my class had Pen Pals from a local retirement community called the Windham in Fresno, Ca. We had a monthly field trip to the retirement community to visit our pen pals. After 8th grade ended I kept in contact with her & continued my visits. Pearlene was so nice & I loved to hear her stories from another era.
She was like a grandma. She had a dog years ago in the past that could actually climb trees! He would hug the tree & Scoot his way up. When she was a child even though cars existed, her family would ride in a wagon to town. They were farmers of chickens, Zacky farms.
She told me many times of how the city took property from them in eminent domain for a waste treatment facility. She also had rotten twin grad sons that were supposed to visit on Sundays & never did. I never met any of her family, as they never showed up to visit her when they said they would. Eventually she said "their not going to come, they never do!"
Although the retirement community was really nice, little apartments, church room, beauty salon games, restaurant, etc I saw a lot of seniors waiting around the front entrance eager for a visitor. :(
She remembered my birthday & gave me a card with $5 & homemade cookies.
One day when I went to visit her I didn't see her at the front entrance & the front desk lady told me she had passed away. :( Even though she had a pacemaker, she seemed well & I had thought & wanted her to live lots of years longer.
Pearlene was my 1st & only official pen pal & what started with a class project resulted in a friend I never forgot. :)
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diantha7
I'm an old lady, and I LOVE email, and all paperless writing. I read on a kindle, write on a computer, and I hate it when people send me handwritten letters. Can't read 'em, don't want to try.
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More views of the side and proximity to street would help. Also location of rear door to comment on parking space.
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Paint the siding the same tone as the brick so the white windows and frames pop out, and paint the front door a beautiful sunny yellow - like bm bees wax. Congrats on your new place.

For a parking spot - use edger and decomposed granite - nice enough for a patio party but great for the car - 4" of dg over 3" of gravel.
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The Funniest Bathrooms on Houzz

Check out these creative loos for a chuckle, then share your own fun bathroom designs Full Story
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inkwitch
Whoever knew bathrooms got so much attention? Brilliant ideas and too too funny! Must admit the subway is my fav. (David's nose? Undertwater?) These are all pure genius! Can't wait for more comments!
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amyberenson
A friend with a good sense of humor gave my parents this. I always thought it was in bad taste, but when we closed down their house, I couldn't part with it! Now it is in my guest bath.
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Amyberenson it is funny how things can grow on you.
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Budget Decorator: Let’s Go Thrifting

Dip into the treasure trove of secondhand pieces for decor that shows your resourcefulness as much as your personality Full Story
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inkwitch
Due to a tight budget to begin with and then because I kept finding the neatest stuff, I have a hard time buying retail any more! I've mentioned my loveseat ($45) and the unique fabric ($6), so it was worth the $300 to put the two together. My whole house is a testament to repurposing and flea market finds: 6 matching faux silk drapery panels ($30), vintage oak buffet ($50 & $24 ), oak pedestal dining table ($40 and elbow grease to refinish the top). I did buy 4 new taupe Parsons chairs for the dining table. By being picky and willing to say "no, not that," it comes together with a style that may be unexpected but unique. My latest find is a rodiron table to go beside the sofa which I'm going to paint a glossy silvery aqua.
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Your suggestion for displaying the mannequin legs reminded me of a lawyer I knew years ago. He bought a very old house and restored it for his law firm, not surprising since his lovely home had originally been a one-room schoolhouse. He loved the character of older places. Anyway, in his private office there was a closet in which he kept a nude mannequin. Depending on who his visitor was, he'd leave the closet door open just enough to startle his visitor. He was quite a character and would have been pleased to know that design later became my career.
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So fun to see our repurposed door on this ideabook!
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Give Your Garden an Industrial Edge

Create intriguing contrast by borrowing from the factory to dress up your organic setting Full Story
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inkwitch
Love found objects! The trick is to know what is junk and what works. Thanks for the ideas!
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VI sheds that gd ykuuhmyynsgtf
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katym168
I have used concrete reinforcing steel mesh in two gardens. I have used it as a dog fence around my veggies and also built a jasmine arch from the mesh with some star pickets. Very easy and effective - instant new look which climbing plants love:)
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How to Harvest Rainwater for Your Garden

Conserve a vital resource and save money by collecting stormwater for irrigation in a barrel or tank Full Story
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inkwitch
Thanks, Mariana, for clearing up the questions on that topic.
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paddyboxall
Well here in Australia the fracking, CSG and all the other extraction processes are all the rage right now.
I'm like you Bails. I don't believe in all this spurious earth changing mumbo jumbo put out by the exponents of the sky falling in because of CO2, etc.
However. The loss of farming land in a bloody dry continent like Australia is a worry.
So if it possible to save water (i know, I know) we still have the same amount of water we have always had but, it's getting harder and harder to access potable water that is the drama.
I used hubris on my garden and everything grew like the Beanstalk. Good on ya Chooky!
Or alternatively we could all go to Portland, Oregon. They have so much water that they can dump 85 squillion gallons of it because someone pissed int the reservoir. Words fail me
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He he. Happy Easter to all.
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Canine Goes Contemporary

Celebrate your furry family member in a contemporary or modern setting with these 8 decorating ideas Full Story
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inkwitch
Since I do dog rescue and fostering, I have enough of the real thing not to need any artificial ones! Can't imagine life without furry "chi'rren"
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aaykay
loved the ideas equally as much as I love dogs :-)
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These are great--the greyhound is wow____BIG
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What Really Makes Us Happy at Home? Find Out From a New Houzz Survey

Great design has a powerful impact on our happiness in our homes. So do good cooking smells, family conversations and, yes, big-screen TVs Full Story
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Hanging out with the little guy searching for squirrels
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FINISHED!
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pauli12
What a great piece! I loved reading everyone's responses and I found something of myself in all of them. But let me tell you what has made me happiest since our move into our redo.
........... Having my own bathroom! I love knowing that when I go in there in the morning I can shut the door and take all the time I need to do what ever it is I need to do. It is adjacent to my closet and a dressing room so I have privacy to get ready. I am not completely alone. My little min pin thinks this is her private play time with me and usually there is a ball involved. :-)
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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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inkwitch
pauli12, good points about showerheads. I've debated over a built-in bench or a movable one -- no decision made there. I definitely want to do away with shower curtains and doors.
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royalpayne
Yes, by all means, safety bars. And if not now, at least the blocking for them to be added later. In my 'Your new house' portfolio I plan to pass on, I have visually recorded every improvement we have done. Down to the studs pictures of blocking, electrical runs, plumbing, HVAC ducting, floor joist directions, types of underlayments under the hardwood and tile upgrades, insulation R factors and brands..... In short, every thing I wish had been passed on to me. Oh, and owners manuals of all appliances currently in the house. With their date of purchase and all warranty paperwork.
April 11, 2014 at 12:27pm   
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jensdesigntime
love your art!
last Wednesday at 9:15pm   
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