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Room of the Day: Playing All the Angles in an Art Lover’s Living Room

Odd angles are no match for a Portland designer with an appreciation of art display and an eye for good flow Full Story
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otter3lodge
I thought I didn't like the modernist style, because it's usually so bleak, but Pangea turned my head around. This is warm, lush, and inviting. Bravo.
last Thursday at 7:53AM     
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How to Seat Your Dinner Guests in Comfort

Instead of reaching for pillows and footstools when you dine, settle in with dining tables and chairs that fit the room and body Full Story
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flipflopchick
Hello Jan Moyer. I love your comments. Are you an interior designer? If so, in what area do you work? Thanks.
April 9, 2014 at 3:08PM   
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sebastianthecatsmom
Our house was built in the 1920 so we have a separate, formal dining room. At first I thought we wouldn't use it often enough to make it worthwhile, but as it turns out we use it all the time! It is the prettiest room in the house and has set the color and traditional decorating them of the house. I guess it all depends on how you live. We often have neighbors over for coffee and dessert, add in a fancy dessert wine or liqueur and you have an instant special occasion. Do what makes you happy, feels comfortable and makes your friends and guests feel welcome.
September 2, 2014 at 7:47AM   
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7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort

Give your joints a break while you're standing at the stove, with these resilient and beautiful materials for kitchen floors Full Story
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Paula Sparks
We used vinyl wood look planks in a rental property - it's not only beautiful and indestructible, but planks can be replaced if ever needed. We've used laminate in our own home for years - never had any problems with it at all and it's much more forgiving than any of the hard floor surfaces. Going green with cork would have been our first choice, but reviews indicate that cork fades in the sun - since our kitchen is very large and half of it gets the afternoon sun, we'd have ended up with a 2 tone floor. Not an option!
August 21, 2014 at 5:29AM   
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qofmiwok
dercamp Can you tell me which Karndean Luxury Vinyl plank you used, and approximate cost? Thanks!
August 21, 2014 at 1:21PM   
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Ready to Try Something New? Houzz Guides to Color for Your Kitchen

If only mixing up a kitchen color palette were as easy as mixing batter. Here’s help for choosing wall, cabinet, island and backsplash hues Full Story
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sassysueanne
I'm not a fan of the bright colours. I have found from personal experience that you tend to get sick of them.
March 5, 2013 at 1:11AM     
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Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More

Making some bathroom upgrades? Here’s how to place all your main features for the most comfortable, personalized fit Full Story
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bat80233
I really appreciate the practicality of this ideabook.
last Thursday at 7:24PM   
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Seattle Custom Cabinets
In order to receive a building permit the architect should be required to demonstrate they can get all the way from an automobile into a shower or bathtub with a wheelchair or walker. It's pretty stupid to end up prematurely in an assisted living situation merely because you can't take a bath.

Showers should have really solid grab rails for safety and/or recreation.

Showers should have a place to sit down to wash your feet or shave your legs.

Two shower heads are a must, especially if you shower by yourself.
Once you shower with two heads every other shower you take will be lacking in quality.
Five heads are better than two. Showers are one of the best parts of the day.
You should treat yourself.
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Guest Picks: Handy Finds for Painting Projects of All Kinds

Make over rooms and furniture more easily and with better results with the right paint and gear Full Story
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exbavarian
@kistone: See the armoire I painted above! It was a plain oak piece of furniture, no different from the oak cabinets you are describing. Just stained and varnished oak! I used a good basic furniture cleaner (Formby's) to thoroughly clean the piece before painting. If there are any trouble spots you can also lightly sand them out. The nice thing about AS paints is that no major prep is required. My armoire turned out really well; even my husband likes it (he was initially not thrilled about me painting it ;)
September 14, 2014 at 9:12AM     
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Katy Jordan
Great article and I've added a few of these to my "to try" list. I used to get paint tray liners, until I realized that the plastic bags we used to get from the grocery store (and sometimes still do when we don't take in/forget our reusable bags) are perfect for this - and free. I turn them inside out so that any print on the bag doesn't bleed into my paint and slip them over my metal trays - perfect! When I'm done painting, I grab the handles and pull the bag back to right-side out, tie and toss.

I'm also a huge fan of Frog tape, but another thing that helps for stripes or edges in different colors, there's this: After painting the base color (or ceiling or whatever), apply the tape, then lightly paint over the edge at the side where you're painting the new color USING THE FIRST COLOR. I'm not sure that makes sense, so I'll explain. I painted the door to a modular cabinet in my office. I painted the whole door a pale pink shade, then taped the door for my stripes. I pressed my tape edges down and used Frog tape, so I wasn't very worried, but just in case, I went ahead and lightly painted all the edges in the same light pink I had already used. (That way, if there is bleed, it will be the base color.) Then I painted my darker pink stripes over everything. When I pulled the tape off, I had beautiful crisp lines. I did lightly (LIGHTLY) sand when I was done to deal with any slight ridges created where the two colors met.
September 15, 2014 at 1:07PM     
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5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door

Want to free up some room around the house? Rethink gift giving, give yourself a shopping mantra and just say, ‘No, thank you’ to freebies Full Story
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thebruers
I gave away a painting that my mom's friend made for our daughter. When we moved, my daughter didn't want it hanging in her room anymore and I didn't really see the point in storing it, so I donated it.
When my mom found out she was really upset with me! I thought it was ours to do what we liked with it. We enjoyed it for several years, but when we were done with it, I didn't know it would be taboo to give it away.
My mom said she would have taken it. But I don't know where she would have hung it. (Especially since she and my father are downsizing and currently trying to pass their stuff off on my sister, my brother & me.)
Sometimes there's just no right answer when emotions come into play...
September 8, 2014 at 1:28PM     
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