Linda


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   Comment   August 31, 2014
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Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Go for some gooey goodness with an outdoor s’more fest to ring in fall Full Story
     Comment   August 31, 2014
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Linda
I can honestly say that I have never had a s'more! Makes me wonder if I've denied myself a summer pleasure!
August 31, 2014 at 1:09PM     
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Oh here we can have a romantic night

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September 1, 2014 at 3:22AM   
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roxieks
Isn't all summer smores day/night? I guess I have been over celebrating. Is there such a thing?
September 1, 2014 at 3:26PM     
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14 Ways to Make Your Grill Setup Better

Labor Day got you rethinking the old grilling station? Here’s how to pack more function and style into your backyard cooking zone Full Story
     Comment   August 31, 2014
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tiamay
Your made up fact about the burned meat was totally believable :).
August 30, 2014 at 4:35AM     
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Inside Houzz: Refaced Cabinets Transform a Kitchen

No walls came down. No windows were added. But this once-dark kitchen looks completely different, thanks to bright new surfaces Full Story
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Linda
I have to admit seeing the before then after has made me decide to keep my dark cabinets. I was debating whether to paint them but not now. I do love both but there is an elegance to the dark finish.
August 31, 2014 at 12:56PM     
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karavosk
Great transformation. I always like a white kitchen, but in this case it is a huge improvement. The previous kitchen was stylish, but DARK. With the amount of time most people spend in a kitchen wouldn't you want it to be a bright, comfortable space?
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Marion Reeves
The front room photos show the two plum chairs with their backs to the view. However, the two plum chairs are on either side of the fireplace with an ottoman in between. There are two leather recliners in those spots. What they didn't photograph was the opposite wall to the two plum chairs is a 12 foot long bank of built ins with closed doors down below and open shelving above housing the 70 inch tv. For the accommodating 14 for dinner there is a two person bench that is in the dining room and the other 4 matching chairs are stored elsewhere.
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Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Front Porch

Depth, width, proportion and detailing all contribute to the comfort and functionality of this transitional space Full Story
     Comment   August 31, 2014
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krootje
On our last house we had a huge porch! Screened in because of the cats and bugs but we loved it. BBQ all year round, caching the first rays of sunshine in spring and sitting outside when it's raining!!! Where we are living now there's no porch at all and we miss it like crazy... On our new to be build home we've designed a wrapped around porch with an extension on the front so that we're having a large extra room when we step outside through our french doors! Can't wait to see what it will look like!!!
August 27, 2014 at 10:53AM     
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mi2ct
1905 example from New England of a welcoming porch: East-facing front porch & dormer added to c1815 house when a 2nd house (built c1855) was moved & added to rear with other necessary modifications (cellar, siding, rebuilt chimneys, ...). Full front porch is 60ft across; 10ft deep [inside] directly in front of house; southern rotunda about 17ft in diameter; north-end return about 10ft square. Front stairs are 12ft wide; rear stairs 6ft & 8ft wide. [Yes, porch roof design as it currently exists does create snow problems for front room windows on 2nd floor--but makes washing exterior of those windows much easier--and both 1st floor front parlours are rather dark/cozy, especially in winter; compensation: original fireplaces & all other rooms are very bright.] Porch feels comfortable for 2 guests or a large crowd and much enjoyed by all.
Practical Observations: (a) 10ft depth just barely allows for inner & outer rows of serving/buffet tables across front of house with people passing between to eventually eat at both ends or on lawn, depending on size & formality of event. (b) Square north-end "return" fits requirements for dart-board use but, also, just barely. (c) 26-inch deep x 6-inch thick granite coping on fieldstone railing provides valuable extra seating or "table game" space. Children especially love it! (d) Adding just 2 electrical outlets made a huge difference in functionality. (e) Screening an area above post-WWII attached garage (rear NW corner, out of view) would raise usage to near perfection and a now-useless double set of french doors exists in core of house to that roof. Why MORE porch? Mosquitoes.
Historic Point: Gap in stone railing at south end allowed people arriving in carriages/wagons to step dry-shod directly onto the porch, hence no paved pathways across lawn to porch exist. (We always set something obvious there to prevent guests from inadvertently exiting.)
Final Remark: Yes, this porch (and its house) would be very expensive to reproduce, one of the mixed blessings of an old house. As long as we are able to live here, we welcome as many people as possible to enjoy it with us, if only to "sit a spell" in peace (usually in a soft breeze). In its own way, this house has helped us make friends after moving into a new state full of strangers.
August 27, 2014 at 11:09AM     
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beekey72
We set up our porch as early as the Spring weather allows ... It is a welcome gathering spot for family, friends and neighbors! ... Also a lovely quiet reading spot (when kids are in camp or school) ... Luckily it faces north so we can sip coffee in the morning and cocktails in the late afternoon ...
August 27, 2014 at 3:31PM     
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Ann
I love my front porch. It is very inviting to friends and neighbors.
August 27, 2014 at 5:07PM     
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stephgarvey
we LOVE our front porch. Added a bed swing and live out there! we also just got a tv so trying to figure out how to tastefully include this. suggestions?
August 31, 2014 at 8:05AM     
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Hidden in Plain Sight: 10 Cleverly Closeted Home Spaces

Tuck your home office, wine collection or even your entire kitchen behind closed doors for all of the function and none of the clutter Full Story
     Comment   August 31, 2014
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trudela
Most of the ideas are great. The top photo with the stacked washer and dryer is really poorly designed. Use a step stool every time you need to access the dryer? That's inconvenient as well as dangerous. Why not just use smaller stacking appliances with lower access doors. There are several that work; we used Miehle, and they are superb. It also would have made sense to have a place to hang clothes instead of a mini fridge. Obviously whoever designed this space never did laundry.
August 27, 2014 at 12:29PM     
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Guest Picks: Light the Way to Fall Days

Let the glow of these stylish table and floor lamps make the transition from summer to fall a bit easier Full Story
     Comment   August 31, 2014
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Linda
Am I the only one who doesn't like exposed light bulbs? They are harsh on the eyes and would be a pain to keep clean all the time.
August 31, 2014 at 8:40AM     
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Susan Smeltzer
How about an article on wall lamps? I have limited floor space and would love some great ideas.
September 8, 2014 at 1:04PM   
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lemm
Before ordering a lamp online, make sure what the company's return policy is. After much thought, I ordered a $600 table lamp from a company whose return policy said they accepted returns 30 days after delivery. No where on the website did it also state there would be a 20% restocking fee. I kept the lamp and am learning to like it. Never again will I buy home furnishings online.
September 8, 2014 at 3:09PM   
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