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Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Farmhouse Style

Go simple, repurposed and vintage for a farmhouse-style bathroom with the comforts of today Full Story
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roxieks
Chicago Mosaics, I really love the leaves, they are sooooooo fun. Hide em in the bathroom? Is there a line at the bathroom door? I'd rather gather and share them on the porch. Just happen to live in Wisconsin so I can relate to the trees.
July 14, 2014 at 3:23pm     
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Another classic design style. Clawfoot tub? How about a vintage modern casting based on an 1880 French design? or taking Farmhouse all the way to Barn Retreat.
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A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors

Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film? Full Story
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So many questions on here. About reflectivity - yes some films definitely are reflective, and will obscure your view when looking out in the evening, however, there are countless varieties of films available, and when your dealer shows you the spec sheets on each the should have reflectivity ratings on each film. Some can reduce any reflections both inside and out significantly.

Someone mentioned that the view was distorted some once the film was applied. Most good films once cured should reduce the glare and many times enhance your view. Think of when you are in your car. All the windows are tinted, and think of looking out on a sunny day and what it would be like without tint. The same holds true of your home windows.

Film can be removed by first cutting with a razor in strips, pulling the film off, and then wetting the adhesive with a soapy solution and using a blade(your paint store might have a wide handled one) and pushing at about a 30 degree angle. Removing film is time consuming, and definitely the least fun part of the job.

Regarding window warranties - yes you will void your warranty of a window if you install film on them, however, most quality films offer to pick up the existing warranty so if you do get a blown seal during the warranty period you will have the same protection as if the original warranty was still in place. There may be an additional(but minor) fee for this.

Regardless of age of the glass, there's a film for it as long as the glass is clean and smooth(not the antique glass with bubbles). The only way you will have an adverse affect on glass is it the film is put on with no regard to the glass to film charts installers should be using. The will take into consideration the total square footage of the window opening, shading on the outside, old or new seals and taking that and more they can then recommend films which will be most appropriate for the job.

For plants I've read that cactus, African Violets and I believe one other plant do not do well(probably others) however, most plants will go through a quick adjustment period, if any, and pick right up.

You would do well to sit with the dealer, look through the films, choose ones you like and go over the specs such as the amount of light it allows to penetrate, glare reduction, reflectivity inside and out, solar heat reduction, emissivity(good to know for winter insulation) and lastly how its going to look once on the window both inside and out. I've installed a single test sheet for customers, let them think on it a few days, and then once they are sure that is the one, then we start applying.

There are some great films out there that can reduce fading, heat, glare, offer privacy and now there are films(Enerlogic) which are much much better performance wise than low-e, but without the reflectivity normally associated with those films. Before you call your local dealer check out www.vista-films.com - lots of great info throughout the site.

Cheers
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amcintyre1
Regarding window tinting film, we installed ceramic film on our vehicles. The tint is nowhere near as dark as other films & blocks way more heat. We used Huper Optik and I know they also make film for residential & office buildings.
Being it's not as dark as other films (ie. limo tint) it does not restrict vision especially at night, yet blocks heat far better.
Just another version/option.
Al
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Dream Bedroom

Learn the dimensions that will help your bed and more fit neatly and comfortably, so you can get a good night’s sleep Full Story
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alives
We live in an older home without A/C, so we leave our windows open at night to cool off. Since our bedroom has five! doors, furniture tends to be under the double hung windows, making them difficult to access to open and close. The room with the bed in the middle of the windows made me think of that.
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annfarr
I solved the small-bedroom problem in my 100-year-plus central-stair colonial by hunting down an antique 3/4 spool bed. Love it!
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Great Design Plant: Wild Lupine Dresses Up Rocky Gardens

Spiky blue flowers and a high tolerance for poor soil make this plant ideal for tough sites Full Story
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mitra9
I love them and have tried and tried to grow them. However, the bunnies love them too
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sfskies
Find out which species is native to your area and grow it. You may have to find a native plant nursery or a seed source. I promise they will require considerably less care than any of the hybrids or European species or even species from another part of the U.S.
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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen Full Story
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cupcake626
Nancy, about the unit over the bed. As long as you aren't in it, once hope (smile)a little humor never gets.
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I means a little humor never hurts, as long s you are not in the bed
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Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage

Get the dimensions that will let you fit one or more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need Full Story
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suzare17
Grandeur de garage
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Undoubtedly so!

But, like houses, one person's dream may hold no appeal to the next person who comes along.

I've built wine cellars the size of bedrooms with elaborate cabinetry and chilling systems for wine enthusiasts, $100k kitchens for cooking nuts, $300k backyard makeovers for folks who like to entertain outdoors. These individuals considered these features to be "critical" to their enjoyment of the home.

To most of the people who would be interested in an elaborate garage, features like those above might be considered "ok" if they were already in place when they bought the house, but certainly not warrant the expense of adding them after the fact. But, to someone who's interests like in areas typically associated with a garage, having adequate space to enjoy your hobby is very important.

Frequently these interests also tend to be gender specific. From the feminine perspective it "just a garage, what's the big deal"? But to the guys, it's their place to escape, pursue their passions, entertain their buddies.

And as in all other areas of living space, careful planning can make a huge difference in the enjoyment level after the money is spent. Those few extra feet those guidelines add may make 10% difference in the cost of the structure - and 100% difference in the enjoyment level of the user.
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