Tom Borsellino


Location
San Jose, CA  
About me:
Live in an Eichler, model E111, built in 1958. 
My favorite style:
Mid-century modern 
My next house project:
Kitchen, followed by back yard, followed by... 
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Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More

Free up countertop space and keep often-used items handy by making your backsplash more resourceful Full Story
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Tom Borsellino
I covet backsplash shelving systems that are integrated into the kitchen system like Pedini's Dune, Varenna's Phoenix or Valcucine's Logica kitchens.
on Tuesday at 2:52PM   
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makennac
Love the pot-filling faucet over the stove. Added storage anywhere is always a seller- and a homeowner- plus. But the open shelving and hooks, as well as all they display scream "CLUTTER!" to me today. And "dusty, greasy clutter" to me tomorrow. Admittedly, I didn't go to the websites. Perhaps they offer enclosed storage -- and matching, functional, flush switch plate covers to further fulfill my completely streamlined fantasy.
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Lisa Tyler
Thank-you Jarlmob for the great idea of the drawer under my cooktop!!!
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Tom Borsellino is following Futuro Futuro Kitchen Range Hoods
on Monday
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8 Ways to Beautifully Integrate an Outdoor Hot Tub

Harmonize your hot tub with your landscape for good looks and great relaxation Full Story
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jenvangerwen
Integrated hot tub
on Sunday at 6:46AM   
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Rolling deck cover for hot tub
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Materials Workshop: Channel Glass Finds Its Groove in Homes

The commerical world already knew its benefits. Now channel glass is bringing diffused daylight, privacy and more to residences Full Story
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Thanks for this. I like learning about new materials which may come in handy some day.
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Trilliums Landscaping & Horticulture
Anyone who is intrigued by this, might like to research transparent concrete - Popular Science's "100 best innovations of 2010".
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Just a Few Things for the Dream-Home Wish List

A sunken hot tub, dedicated game room, tree house, hidden wine cellar and more. Which of these home luxuries would you like best? Full Story
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the_misfit
Dream home wish list? Library tall enough to REQUIRE a library ladder (the one Belle sails along in Beauty and the Beast would be a good start). Room large enough to accommodate a grand piano (could be the same as the library, or not). A full pipe organ would be nice, but I'm trying to exercise restraint here. Where was I? Oh, yes, I definitely want a turret. So I'll need a Queen Anne. Ideally at least one circular or octagonal room - the turret could serve that function, too. A working butlery with original cabinetry. And a ballroom. Yes, I would use it. For balls, obviously - why would you ask such a question? And a double-slipper tub - an antique, of course. Also, a living/public room tall enough for a 14-foot Christmas tree - ideally, in a position where it could be seen lit from the street as neighbors walk by. And at least one fireplace tall enough for me to stand up in. Bonus if it's in the kitchen and it was the original cooking method. I don't need a walk-in closet, though, and the bi-fold doors wouldn't go all that well with the turret, so I'll pass.

What I'm actually going for next in the home I actually have (which has none of these features)? The outdoor screen. My screen will be a white shower curtain I didn't like for the shower, and I'm combing auctions and second-hand sales for a used projector. My next big building project is resurfacing the asphalt area in front of the carriage house with concrete pavers to provide an attractive space to pull up chairs for the movie-watching. I enjoy my grand-house dreams, but I also love the house I have, and the improvements I can reasonably afford. Fun all around!
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onthecoast1
Oh dear. Do NOT store paper in an outdoor shed! Roach food. And if it isn't insulated, everything porous will mildew.

I'm not interested in anything on this list -- most I've had and wouldn't want again. I would, however, love a large walk-in shower that is designed where it wouldn't need a curtain or door. I hate cleaning shower doors with a passion, and curtains aren't much better!

Be careful if you desire too much space -- you end up hoarding things you no longer use and it just causes headaches down the road.
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9 Ways to Configure Your Cabinets for Comfort

Make your kitchen cabinets a joy to use with these ideas for depth, height and door style — or no door at all Full Story
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jrhaynes
Good article for kitchen functionality
May 14, 2014 at 6:43PM     
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cindym67
Love the design
June 20, 2014 at 7:20PM   
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You can now use Houzz's new color picker feature to find this out.
August 5, 2014 at 10:34AM      Thanked by 55ml
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Modern Garden Designs for Modern Homes

Link your garden to your home’s clean-lined architecture in a most interesting way Full Story
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jlreber
Not a single chair to sit and enjoy your cement? Definitely not my style, but I do think the lack of seating makes a statement about how uninviting some of these spaces are. Maybe some furnishings might help.
August 8, 2014 at 7:35AM   
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ssqm
The interior design is just fabulous! However - if it were my project, I'd paint street side of the gate in the same brick color as the stone ground dover.
August 9, 2014 at 12:37PM   
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12 Hot Ideas for Fireplace Facing

From traditional brick to industrial steel, there’s a fireplace cladding here to light up your design Full Story
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
This fireplace facing is solid black to contrast with the white built-in cabinetry and mantle. This makes the woodwork the focal point, rather than the stone or brickwork.
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July 9, 2014 at 8:36AM   
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DeVinci Cast Stone
Cast stone is a great method for remodeling as well. All styles and motifs represented so no client is left out. It can also be shipped easily and customized for even the most unique requests.
July 24, 2014 at 11:41AM   
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August 2, 2014
Tom Borsellino is following BEHR®
August 1, 2014
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Room of the Day: Spa-Like Relaxing in a London Garden

Nature inspired the design of this gym, sauna, hot tub and more, so it blends seamlessly with the surrounding woodland Full Story
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Elaine Baldy
What a beautiful space,"zen,green,flows,relaxing glow, natural surroundings with natural materials and the spiritual calmness this engenders.” etc etc what a pity the need for a television was felt.
August 14, 2014 at 6:10AM   
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Mitras Architectural Metalwork
Perfect congrats to the designers!!!
last Saturday at 1:40PM   
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My Houzz: Cool, Creative Midcentury Style

Art, simple tweaks and timeless furnishings give a 1958 classic in Del Mar a new spin Full Story
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Susan
Nicely done! Love the unique wood pieces.
August 4, 2014 at 12:04PM   
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adielynne
Heart! Heart! This home is beautiful.
the kitchen is a little sparse for me, but being open to the rest of the home, probably doesn't detract from everything else there is to look at!
August 6, 2014 at 7:21AM   
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