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To Chop or Not to Chop?

Karate-chopped pillows pop up in design photos all the time — to the delight of some, the dismay of others. Here's why Full Story
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robinbird
I think chopped pillows look more cozy. Depends on the pillow and the "chopper:! ;)
on Sunday at 5:12am     
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robinbird
Why are people reading this article if they're not interested to begin with?
on Sunday at 6:02am     
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robinbird
I can't believe how angry people are about chopped pillows. Come on...
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benesse
C) De gustibus non est disputandum.
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mcmqueen
In agreement that it's both contrived and pretentious.
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Katie Pringle
More contemporary then? Thoughts on going with darker siding and dark windows? The roof is brown. It will be replaced in a few years with whatever we want.


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Denita
I like the overall shape of your home. What color is your new roof going to be?
The only thing that could use a little adjustment in my opinion is a cover over the front door and your railings over the garage don't appear to coordinate with your style of home. It's hard to tell because of the distance, but are the posts a little ornate? Could be my eyes too...

As far as color for the upper portion, I actually like the color you have or a similar tone. I see the wood needs to be repaired so the painting is needed, but I would take one of the colors of the brick you have to use on the siding or keep it a version of your existing color. See how the siding color coordinates here on this one below?

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Thank you so much for adding our flooring photo to your ideabook. Please let us know if you have any questions. joel@oakandbroad.com
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Houzz Tour: Breathing Easy in the New York Suburbs

Low-chemical furnishings make a family home easy on the nose, while transitional style makes it easy on the eyes Full Story
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lmckuin
Beautiful! Would love to see a photo of the exterior as well as a floorplan.
March 26, 2014 at 8:59am     
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luccia
Without a doubt one of my all time favorites. Great job!!
March 29, 2014 at 9:40pm     
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christina8822
Spent all day visiting stone yards. We finally found a Fantasy White quartzite. Fingers crossed that all goes well with it this time! Also, if anyone is in the market for Calacatta Oro, this book matched pair of slabs can be yours for under $2000! I saw them on clearance in one of the stone yards. I was seriously tempted! Oh, the grayish slab is what we chose.
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aliblain
I love duck egg blue with white kitchens. What about glass splash back panels in duck egg?
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robinbird
From what I can see of the house right now. The garage doors need something different.
April 6, 2014 at 5:37am      Thanked by Ashley Ringlien
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robinbird
And also the porch needs to be bulked up with thicker posts, etc.
April 6, 2014 at 5:38am      Thanked by Ashley Ringlien
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The posts are thin too,replace them,or change the porch into gable.landscape design is important,I do some too.
April 6, 2014 at 5:29pm      Thanked by Ashley Ringlien
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Ashley Ringlien
Do you think the garage doors need to be the same color as the trim, the taupe brown? I want to add stacked stone veneers half to one third up the front of the house.
April 6, 2014 at 6:07pm   
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen

Get the ideal kitchen setup by understanding spatial relationships, dimensions and work zones Full Story
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divinemrsm
Honestly, I think it's just semantics...an attempt to transition one phrase into the other. After reading the houzz article describing 'work zones', it could just as easily describe my 'work triangle' kitchen. I Dishwasher & trash next to sink, check. Landing areas next to major appliances: check. Large island to keep guests a bay: check.....

I live in a small town filled with older homes. I know few people who upgrade their kitchens to look like the glam-fabulous photos here on houzz. Most people I know don't ever get around to kitchen remodeling and just make do with the old.

Another thing: I read that kitchens have come a long way because all the architects used to be all men and they seldom spent time in a kitchen, therefore kitchens weren't 'user friendly'. Once women came on to the scene, their input helped kitchens evolve into rooms that function well and are family gathering places.
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I don't have time to read all the other comments, so maybe someone has already said this, but I think it's a good idea to have the sink and the cooktop/range on the same run of cabinets, so that they are not separated by a walkway. This makes prep and cleanup easier and safer, since no one can walk between the chef and the sink while the chef is trying to drain pasta.
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Sandra Howie
Hi there,
Yes it is santa cecilia granite. There are different tones depending on the slab yo pick.
May 15, 2011 at 6:03am     
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robinbird is following James Hardie Building Products
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Hi, the paint colors were chosen between the builder and clients. Unfortunately, we don't have that information.
October 25, 2013 at 1:40pm     
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Joe Carrick Design - Custom Home Design
Do you have a specific question? Thanks.
October 28, 2013 at 12:54pm     
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What is the siding paint color? Thanks
October 29, 2013 at 7:11am     
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robinbird added 1 photo to ideabook: love this master bedroom!
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sjth
It is actually 100% cotton new two years ago at a retailer. It doesn't have a manufacturer's tag - I'm sorry.
August 9, 2013 at 2:23pm     
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