Susan Lichty


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Susan Lichty commented on an ideabook

The Future of Smart Design: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

See why reducing waste in a home construction project should appeal to every architect, designer and client Full Story
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Susan Lichty
I did the whole reclaimed floor thing (11 inch wide white oak); suppliers wanted HUGE amounts for this old stuff and I couldn't afford it until I found a local salvager, amish folk and got the wood for pennies on the dollar...totally affordable (7/sq foot vs 25 with commercial). HUNT!
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JTBaldwin
@jhardingg - thanks for the tip.
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elbeee
Luckily, some people are motivated by doing the right thing, regardless of whether it is the cheapest thing. I know it is a privilege to be able to choose in this way, and not everyone has the choice. But we will all be forced into it sooner or later.

Another option when choosing materials that I don't think was included here, is buying local - or as local as possible. Do you really need to import marble, granite, tiles etc from the other side of the world? Is there a source closer to home? Or an alternative?
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Susan Lichty commented on an ideabook

Soapstone Counters: A Love Story

Love means accepting — maybe even celebrating — imperfections. See if soapstone’s assets and imperfections will work for you Full Story
     Comment   July 6, 2014
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ogmillie
I am still in the love camp even after reading this very honest and informative article. Here are my two slabs I purchased last year in anticipation of remodeling our kitchen. I fell in love with them early in our planning stages and had to have them They are not oiled or waxed yet. The fabricator wet them down so I could see how they will look when they are treated. Hopefully with any luck we look forward to a new kitchen sometime this fall.
July 5, 2014 at 10:56pm     
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Susan Lichty
Absolutely fabulous, I now exactly how u felt. I had to decide quickly on mine, there was three people behind me and the next shipment wasn't for anther three months, yea.
July 6, 2014 at 6:34am   
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