Jenny Loo


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Peyton, Colorado, United States 
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makaloco
4sweeps2, many years ago when I was young and foolish, I had a serious boyfriend who claimed to like dogs but was annoyed by just about everything to do with my sweet shelter dog: too big, not well trained, shed too much, got on the furniture, you name it. He'd get totally bent out of shape over dog hair on his clothing. So I vacuumed and lint-brushed the furniture daily after getting home from work, enrolled in obedience school, religiously practiced with my dog, and so on. Was he pleased by my efforts? Nope, I was now spending too much time fussing around the apartment, attending obedience classes, and training my dog. Predictably, one night this all blew up in a major way, and I basically dumped him. The dog and I were together for 12 more years, the rest of her life. ;-)
17 hours ago     
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melody1234
I hope you all wipe their bottoms
1 hour ago   
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jhx1
I didn't vote, because I agree, we need some other views of the space and how it relates to the kitchen and house.

I actually like #1 but if the sofa were pulled away from the wall and closer in to the group. And the chairs pushed back a bit and farther apart from each other, possibly with a table between.

If you use the sight lines in the architecture you can find your alignments. Center the coffee table on the firebox. The front edge of the sofa align with the sight line of the window closest to the fireplace and do the same with the chairs: the front of the chairs even with the edge of the window closest to the fireplace.

The bench could then be centered on the fireplace, in between the sofa and chairs.

Measure the sofa to chair length. 8' or less is generally comfortable for a grouping.

There is an awful lot of space behind the chairs. And that may remain, even with these suggestions. I wish we knew where the kitchen was in relation.

You might try swapping sofa and chair placement and having a console table behind the sofa.


Whatever you decide for arranging your room, use the architectural sight lines. They are an invisible grid that when ignored always make a room feel off. As well, they are helpful in deciding where to put things, so let them work for you.
March 13, 2014 at 5:47pm   
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jeff1185
I'd prefer the sofa facing the FP with a flanking chair on either side.
March 13, 2014 at 5:51pm   
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bungalowmo
@FINNE...
"One of the reasons people love older homes is the realization that you can feel the presence of the craftsmen from 75 or 100 years ago. We can feel and see the care and effort in the creation of these homes. So, we devote resources to giving them new life as renovated structures."

I agreed with this up until the mention of giving them new life as renovated structures.

NOT every old structure needs to be "renovated". I think that might be where our personal preferences differ. I'm not saying that a home built in the 1700's should never have indoor plumbing or an inside kitchen, but gutting & using materials beyond any recognition of 1700 is not my idea of a sympathetic result.

That reading room looks lovely...like a 1950's lovely. It does not look anything like the 1920's bungalow you started with.
March 4, 2014 at 1:35pm     
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Mark Bischak, Architect
The addition should be sympathetic to the existing architecture.

I know that is a broad statement, but if applied properly it will avoid shipwrecks.
April 6, 2014 at 5:06am     
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stidmama
I like the look of the traditional backyard's plantings and architecture, but also would love some extra paved space for seating and gathering as in the modern garden.
last Saturday at 8:21pm   
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janadiane
The traditional gardens remind me of my mother and grandmother so I like that a lot. My garden is cluttered now but it is only my third year in my home and I am learning what does well here. I moved from Maui to the Sierra Foothills so it is a big change. I have planted tons of Hostas and am excited to see how they fill in what was once bare dirt in the shady areas. Those areas will not seem cluttered, thank goodness. That is the great thing about gardens, they are ever changing and what doesn't work can be moved or given away.
last Saturday at 11:31pm   
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rubasaves
The slab has no moisture. I was told that basements are notorious for moisture so not to use wood floor. We just purchased the house and I have no history on the house since its been empty for 2yrs.

Well news update on the floor. After my husband and I agreed to return the floor we started looking for other styles. Well low and behold this morning I met my husband at the home and found he was half way done installing the tile we were going to return. :( so now I am stuck. Next best thing reconstruct the FP. Oh well it is what it is and I will have to make do with it. I have been looking on line and found some ideas on shelves and wood installed on the base of the FP with a mantel. White wash on the brick is an option I am looking into. Here is a pic of what I like.

Merry Christmas to all and thank you for all your great ideas :)
December 22, 2012 at 6:22pm   
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rubasaves
The slab has no moisture. I was told that basements are notorious for moisture so not to use wood floor. We just purchased the house and I have no history on the house since its been empty for 2yrs.

Well news update on the floor. After my husband and I agreed to return the floor we started looking for other styles. Well low and behold this morning I met my husband at the home and found he was half way done installing the tile we were going to return. :( so now I am stuck. Next best thing reconstruct the FP. Oh well it is what it is and I will have to make do with it. I have been looking on line and found some ideas on shelves and wood installed on the base of the FP with a mantel. White wash on the brick is an option I am looking into. Here is a pic of what I like.

Merry Christmas to all and thank you for all your great ideas :)
December 22, 2012 at 6:24pm   
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Pretty mirror for the right spot.
July 19, 2013 at 12:44pm        Thanked by Fratantoni Lifestyles
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judianna20
Great in a guest bathroom with oil rubbed bronze faucet.

July 19, 2013 at 12:47pm        Thanked by Fratantoni Lifestyles
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Kevin Strader
We have barstools in our newly renovated kitchen. We did an island with a raised portion just so we could do the stools. One note, we went with a backless saddle type stool because we wanted to keep a cleaner look (no backs sticking out into a travel aisle.
April 11, 2014 at 7:42am     
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Robin Hawkins
I actually removed the raise but the island is curved for the stools. We just moved in so the bar / island is messy. Will post a picture later.
April 11, 2014 at 7:52am   
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jeanstryker
Plan a trip to somewhere warm and colorful.
March 20, 2014 at 4:32pm   
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loreshep
I live somewhere "warm and colorful" - a little Caribbean island. In December we like to watch tourists. They are typically pasty white, with tan shorts and floral shirts (really folks). Oh and of course - sandals with....... socks!!! Big camera. And.... trying to look like they "fit in" with the locals. Oh boy, laughing just thinking of it! Anyway, keep coming folks, we love you!
March 24, 2014 at 9:07am   
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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. :)
April 10, 2014 at 8:30pm   
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designideas4me
I would add on a room that I could rent out to pay the mortgage.
April 11, 2014 at 2:27am   
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Dytecture
Here are examples with neutral furniture and colored walls.

the Bauhaus living space

Contem-Prairie
January 26, 2013 at 6:12am   
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Daisy Taylor
While coloured tiles look amazing, I would use neutral tiles for a few reason including this one: that you can transform your bathroom by changing the colour of towels, change up the shower curtain, change paint colour etc to keep your bathroom up to date while keeping the tiles neutral. You will never tire of your bathroom with neutral tiles.
April 6, 2014 at 6:50am     
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bct24
Love Color but tile is a long term commitment. Safer to go neutral then add color with paint.
April 6, 2014 at 6:53am     
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okdokegal
Living room where the RMH is, on that bench, tending the firehole and toasting when it's cold and icky out.
March 7, 2014 at 6:35pm     
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chookchook2
Living room. I get alot of exercise and there I can put my feet up.
March 7, 2014 at 9:10pm   
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bungalowmo
I totally used to like my brothers toys more....his always had power! It's always more fun when things plug in. :0)
December 17, 2013 at 3:52pm     
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mugsy1703
We had most of these in our house growing up. My brother was amazing at Lego. I had all girls but made sure we had Duplo and Lego in the house. Now my grandkids are starting to play with it. My 11 mth old grandson LOVES blocks and Duplo already.
December 23, 2013 at 4:56am     
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realestatekid661
I like a dark purple or an ocean blue.
February 4, 2014 at 7:16am   
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Beckony Kitchens & Baths
Benjamin Moore Hot Spring Stones! We're also pretty taken by Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter and Gray Owl as well. These great neutrals look lovely in spaces modern to traditional and everything in between.
April 9, 2014 at 9:47am   
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Emily Hurley
I love secret passageways and hidden areas in houses. Cute!
March 27, 2012 at 9:26am     
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chookchook2
They didn't show the basement dungeon torture chamber, or the raven inhabited gate tower complete with murder hole. I would have voted for the latter.
March 7, 2014 at 9:00pm     
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designideas4me
Thanks for the info. I spend $85 a month to have this man take care of the pool and was told it costs about $30 in chemicals monthly to keep it clean so I figured I pay his about $50 for the labor fee which I guess isnt bad. Mainly on hot summer days where its 100 degrees in the blazing sun it saves me from having to do it myself and since I have back pain I figured it less to worry about when the sides occationally need scrubing. He also seem to know when the solar isnt working how to fix it or when the filter housing craked how to replace that as well so I guess I need the help for the labor related stuff since I would have to do it with a bad back. I never heard of a sand filter.
5 hours ago   
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keatherl
Pool and a sauna :) even living in a cooler climate I would love a pool in the summer months !
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Frederic
We have very tall vaulted ceilings and I think the tv looks fine above the fire place.
April 10, 2014 at 7:30pm     
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LB Interiors
Wherever the best viewing is without neck strain.
April 10, 2014 at 7:35pm   
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ikwewe
LOL about the motorhead. My hubby INSISTS on the garage being attached to the house. Every house we looked at, he talked about adding an attached garage. Beautiful intact 1943 Craftsman bungalow? Oh, we can break through the kitchen wall right here to attach the three car garage plus RV garage he wants to build on the extra lot. Um, no. We left that one go by even though I loved it. Couldn't see polluting it with an attached monstrosity. I keep talking about getting a remote extra garage building since our huge car plus RV attached garage won't hold his toys. He keeps trying to figure out where he can attach one to the house. :^p
on Wednesday at 6:11am   
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susanb92
Thanks for the ideas ladies...we have a detached garage right now, so no exhaust fumes! We lived in another house with an attached garage for 3 years, and that was tough! I had no idea how much "pain" my motorhead was in!

As far as unloading groceries etc. I'm with Sigrid...just don't go shopping on rainy or snowy days. I don't have kids to worry about either...too old for that!

Ikwewe I feel your pain! They just need their space...I just wish I had a greenhouse! Maybe in another life...
on Wednesday at 6:48am   
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I have worked with Erica Tawzer’s Turn Key Décor interior design services over the last six months since moving into a 1570 square foot apartment, downsizing fr...
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