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Turn a Beat-Up Bar Cart Into a Thing of Beauty

Found a cast-off cart or table? See how to transform it into a stunning accent for your home Full Story
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Ruxandra Popescu
Amazing work, very inspiring.
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onthecoast1
Two dollars?? That's awesome! I've never had to buy bedroom suites new because I have had so much great luck finding beautiful wood pieces that just needing refinishing or painting. I'm sure I've saved thousands over the years. The only furniture items I won't skimp on are dining room sets and living room furniture.
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5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard

Don’t sweat that boxy A/C unit. Here’s how to put it out of sight and out of mind Full Story
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meanderson1
I think sclawson has a good point, although I might not say "OCD" because I once made a joke and really offended a woman who informed me that she was the mother of a man with OCD and it is a serious affliction. What's the big deal about unsightly air conditioners? In hot climates, most people have them and are very grateful for the relief they give from the heat. Maybe we should make a shrine to them! AC units are not a reflection of poor taste or an unimaginative decorating sense any more than having a toilet in the bathroom is. Why do the people in the article have a bug up their bu** about it?
last Friday at 1:22pm     
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ldipaola
Just working in the yard and finished the path but first had to hide the A/C unit with steel fencing. You can see it in the background. On the other side of the house we used the same fencing to cover the pool equipment. Its not bad to look at and its open for ventilation and matches other "industrial type" finishes in the yard.
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10 Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner

Feeling boxed in designing around your mini-split air conditioner? Try one of these clever disguises and distractions Full Story
     Comment   July 22, 2014
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This means of cooling a home or the individual rooms is a step backward.

While the installations in 9. & 10. were very nicely accomplished I think controlled ducting and other adjustments make more sense practically and most definitely - aesthetically.

In addition to those points the central unit can be the most quiet of all solutions. Any system built into a house correctly should be silent to the inhabitants. That cannot be said of the wall hung units.

The individual units will always be the elephant in the room.
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Evan Hammersmith
jeannerw you asked: Is a condensate pump still necessary to prevent condensation?

I'm an HVAC engineer, and here's my prof. advice to all regarding the condensate drain lines. Anytime you can direct the drain line to a basement floor drain, or laundry tub, do it! Draining by gravity is always best. Condensate pumps are effective as long as the pump doesn't fail without your knowing. once the condensate backs up in the pump, it'll leak from your AC unit. If your unit is located on an outside wall, you can also drain to the exterior and dump the condensate on grade. The main risk to this is insects taking residents in your drain line and plugging it up. It may not be an issue, but it introduces a potential point of maintenance.
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