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How to Keep Your White Kitchen White

Sure, white kitchens are beautiful — when they’re sparkling clean. Here’s how to keep them that way Full Story
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kranno
I love Stainless steel appliances and are what house buyers look for right now so that is what we chose. Our new perimeter cabinetry is off-white and the s.s is a nice contrast to so many cabinets. Island is dark wood. We had white appliances before for about 19 years that were due for an update. Wanted a French door frig, an induction/convection range, a wine frig, range hood, deep, single bowl sink and a microwave that was not always positioned above the range.....all in s.s.

I find it makes no difference in cleaning white vs. s.s. Husband leaves food prints on both. Cabinets too. He tries to be neat.
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I think it is the "how to" and interactivity of this thread that has made it so interesting and useful. I bookmarked it because there are many suggestions I want to keep. (Formica Calcutta Marble, Bon Ami, SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB!) Everyone has been so generous sharing. Thanks!
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10 Creative Ideas for Eye-Catching Walls

Transform an empty wall into an artful display with unexpected additions and personal collections Full Story
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Guest Picks: Affordable Kilims in Colors for Everyone

Add a handmade feel with kilim rugs, pillows or even a bench in hues from dazzling to subtle — and some cost as little as lunch Full Story
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hawkb
A lot of these look like Southwest weaves.
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Iuliana Padureanu
This site has amazing things, not too pricey the only setback : no english translation... I m however a big fan as it sends me back to my childhood in Eastern Europe :)
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7 Low-Maintenance Countertops for Your Dream Kitchen

Fingerprints, stains, resealing requirements ... who needs ’em? These countertop materials look great with little effort Full Story
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Bill
We've got Silestone (Lagoon pattern) in the kitchen and the bathrooms (Yukon Blanco). It's been great, resists all sort of stains (red wine, berries, fruits, etc). Well worth it.

As for Corian, the boat has it in the bathroom. We used a neoprene ring around a shampoo bottle. Apparently a bit of water collected under the ring for a few days. The Corian puckered and swelled under it as a result.
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Quartz (aka Silestone/Caesarstone) is fabulous and comes in a wide variety of patterns and colors. I had a deep warm gray counter in my last kitchen and loved it. One day a workman left his cordless drill sitting on the counter and it left what appeared to be a bleach mark. My contractor came out with a can of acetone and wiped down the area and the spot magically disappeared. After that, I kept a can of acetone on hand for future use. I'm preparing to remodel the kitchen in a new home and I'm not considering any other countertop.
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Fixer-Upper

Hidden hazards can derail your dream of scoring a great deal. Before you plunk down any cash, sit down with this Full Story
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When we retired our dream was to move by my parents and get a lakefront home. Our realtor took us to some of the worst dumps I have ever been in! We went for a drive and found our home with over 400 ft of Lakefront, 1.78 acres and almost 3,000 square feet, a pool, and a boat dock! Best of all it was less than a mile from my parents.
Unfortunately, the inspector was a teetotal idiot! He found a couple of small electrical issues and that is it. The pool was in the contract to be in working order. It leaked, the pump was old and the liner was shot. The water pressure was nil, the sewer pipes were cracked and root riddled. I almost got electrocuted in my kitchen because the wiring was screwed up. Most of my brand new appliances conked out and my stove blew up! There was no insulation anywhere.
Long story short, we ended up replacing everything in this house but the walls! We now love it but it was "The money pit" on steroids for the first few years. Buyer Beware!
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Kelly Brown
gOOD GRIEF srgerova - WE ALSO SEEN A TONS OF ""money pits"" - our realtorS were like - PICTURES LOOK GREAT - WE WENT IN THESE PLACES AND ""LITERALLY [ ME BEING HANDICAPPED couldn't run out fast enough - and the worst part that hurt - THESE WERE HISTORICAL HOMES THAT NO ON CARED FOR,
PRMONITENT PEOPLE IN TEH DE COMMUNITIES.. SUCH A SHAME.. [ but about 2 - 3 billion would be needed to get them back to decent shape.. [ possible living ] The old fixer / upper Victorian we are now
buying needs cosmetic work in an dout but so far [ WAITING FOR INSPECTIONS ] everything is ok, WE SHALL SEE!!!!
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Decorating 101: How to Choose Your Colors

Learn where to look for palette inspiration — and one commonly advised place maybe you shouldn’t Full Story
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sherums
pilbarapink: I'm having trouble visualizing the carpet, but I keep thinking Spanish or Mexican floor tile.... there is a lot you can do with blues, greens, yellows, and even light sandy taupes. I had a wall that terra cotta color at one time and absolutely loved it. I used a lot of light taupe and then splashes of the other colors I mentioned. Blacks, greys, and browns would work equally well.
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I am the painter in our family. I love to refresh the paint every few years, so I am not at all afraid to pull the furniture out away from the wall and have at it. That said, I think when one is moving into a new home, it is a good idea to pick a neutral that will not clash with your stuff and get it up. Later, the rooms can be retouched, accent walls can be painted, or the whole thing can be redone. It is not always realistic to wait until you are in. We are building, so the paint must be on the walls prior to moving in. Since I am buying new furniture, that is a little intimidating. In fact, we can't even lay the floors until I paint! I am sure I will stick with warm neutrals and white trim and then update later as tastes and time permit.
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nvraford
One floor. Think about climbing all those stAirs everyday especially when your old !
July 2, 2014 at 10:49am     
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gdpi
Our previous 2,098 sq ft home was a two story and we loved it. But, it really took a toll on me running up and down the stairs and cleaning the house took me so much longer. We now own a 1,700 sq ft one story home and we love it. Plus, it is quicker to clean and is such much more friendlier on my knees and back. Yes, this is our forever home and I wouldn't trade for anything. :))
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How to Replace or Revamp Your Garage Doors

Boost curb appeal and maybe even security with new garage doors. Find out cost ranges and other important details here Full Story
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you may want to google old world door seattle - If you are looking for a great garage door:)
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Lee James
Thank you for the suggestions!
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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
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karolinepc
Thanks minperkins for that thought. I was thinking about that as I looked at all the pics with washer and dryers that had countertops built in. It locks you in to certain dimensions of washers and dryers.
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mandyf21
my laundry is at the back of the garage - attached to the house but accessed from the sliding door in the family room, across the patio and you are there, approx 5 steps. I have at times wished for an internal laundry but have been grateful for my external laundry many times. The dog food lives there, the dog sleeps there, small garden equipment lives there (secateurs, gloves, weeding fork), chemicals live there. I can dump muddy sports gear, soiled linen when kids were sick, soak clothes in the tub and it is all away from the rest of the house. Last week when the tap had leaked from the washing machine it meant I didn't have a wet soggy inside mess to rectify. Living in NSW Australia I rarely use the dryer - mostly hang washing under cover of pergola - doesn't get wet if it rains, doesn't fade in the sun and can stay out for a couple of days if I am busy and don't get back to it. Sometimes it is just too hot and bright to be bothered going to the clothesline in the backyard. Love the smell of washing sun dried - very lucky that I am able to this.
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