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   Comment   August 7, 2014
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The Future of Backsplashes

Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever Full Story
     Comment   August 5, 2014
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luascher
Laminate Chemetal caught my eye. Does anyone have experience using it as a backsplash? Was thinking of using it for wet bar and kitchen, but need to know how it will hold up to moisture (rust?, warp?) and high heat behind commercial grade gas stove. Also, with sheet materials, how are the end edges handled? Meaning, there are areas where the backsplash will end without a border to run up against. Tiles are cut bullnose for these situations, what does one do with solid sheet applications?
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rjbuc
@old-bushy So, did the paint you used have lead in it (or was it just a VOCs issue). I agree there are way too many stupid laws here in the US, especially relating to fantasy greenhouse gases (Stop exhaling! CO2 has been designated as air pollution). However, you may have done your clients a disservice by using the outlawed materials that potentially could end up costing them big time and may end up not being worth every penny of your circuitous accomplishment.

Until that law is changed (don't hold your breath), it's still the law no mater how stupid the government is, and right now it's plenty stupid. Regardless, when/if this forbidden substance ever is discovered, your clients may be stuck with a liability for: diminished property value, difficulties with financing and/or insuring, or even out-of-pocket expenses for clean-up and removal. If you did disclose and they agreed, then they'll also need to keep in mind all the problems they could be faced with including penalties, compensation for damages (real or contrived), and all the other potentially punitive stuff.
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   Comment   August 5, 2014
rmj_graham added 1 photo to ideabook: basement
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My Houzz: New Life and Style for a 1976 Airstream

Taking a pass on RV standards, the new owner of this 1976 Ambassador Airstream looked to flexible furniture and clean, organized spaces Full Story
     Comment   July 28, 2014
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Lisa A
who needs a house up on a hill
when you can have one on four wheels
and take it anywhere the wind might blow.
you don't ever have to mow the yard,
just hang a map and throw a dart
and pray to god the engine starts and go....
July 29, 2014 at 5:33PM     
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Jacob Roig
Love this concept and lay out, perfect as I pare down life to what is most important and allows me a choice to be able to stay in the bay area at an affordable rate!
August 11, 2014 at 12:57PM   
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Lawn Gives Way to a More Natural Lakeside Garden

Meadow grasses, beach pebbles and driftwood replace turfgrass in a nature-friendly landscape on Lake Washington’s shore Full Story
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Theron Horton Design Inc.
It looks fantastic. Well done!
last Thursday at 8:42PM   
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Carol Yocom
I love the transformation, but I wonder about function. Where do the grandkids kick a soccer ball around. Is there a place for the family dog to run and fetch? Can you set up a net for volleyball? So I guess if this transformation works for the family that paid (many $$$$) for it, then good, but it's wrong to say that everyone should do the same.
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