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The next poster I'm going to print is
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Not Again


How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/25/14 02:18 PM

Did you test for asbestos when removing the popcorn ceiling?


Mike & Sandie's Foyer: Building Back Up Renovation Diary
7/17/14 03:24 PM

I love some of these rooms!


Style Time Capsule: Decorating Advice from 1981
7/17/14 03:21 PM

Love. It's so real and unstaged! And I think it's got just the right amount of surf and beach to it without trying too hard.


Revisiting Scott's California Bohemian House Tour
7/17/14 12:51 PM

Our neighbor was a renter, and we were going to rent out our condo we asked them what they were paying so we could appropriately price our unit.


Would You (Could You?!?) Talk About Your Rent with Your Neighbors? Renter's Solutions
7/17/14 11:50 AM

This looks great, but I would caution anyone in thinking that something isn't a little bit trendy. In 1949, I'm sure those wood cabinets weren't considered trendy.

Good layouts are never trendy, and you seemed to have nailed that!


Before & After: Chris' Timeless Not Trendy Remodel The Big Reveal
7/16/14 04:34 PM

Any ideas on where to hang pictures when a chair rail would intersect a picture hung at 57" on the midpoint?


The Chair Rail: What It Is and How To Make the Most of It Design Dictionary
7/15/14 03:29 PM

we were microwave free for a year, and the only thing I missed it for was melting butter right in the measuring cup. I was on kid #2, so I never bothered sterilizing breast pump parts, but if I hadn't had a microwave with kid 1, I probably would have been a bit more bothered.
The previous owners left one in our current house. We've used it twice in the last 3 weeks. And if it breaks, I probably won't bother with a new one.


How I Replaced My Microwave Without Buying a New One
7/11/14 03:38 PM

As we work on our old 1896 house, I want to give you a heads up to watch out for asbestos in the textured ceiling. We're finding in in old linoleum floors, wall boards, adhesives etc. The 40's-60's remodels were quite bad for healthy homes.


Introducing Mike & Sandie's Foyer Renovation Renovation Diary
7/10/14 03:40 PM

Our kids (4 and 1.5) share a room now. Unfortunately, the 1.5 year old wakes up at 530 am every day and the 4 year old would rather sleep until 7. That makes for a grumpy 4 year old. Misery!!! The misery is only slightly alleviated on the sweet mornings where he wakes her up and she goes over to his crib and sings to him. Still, we're giving her the option of her own room....and she wants her own room. She promises to go into his room and sing to him in the morning, though.


A Genius Parenting Move for Small Space Living Comment of the Day
6/4/14 05:59 PM

FYI--a lot of the fish you buy in the fresh counter was previously frozen. Particularly if you buy shrimp. And frozen at sea fish is often higher quality, never-frozen fish can sit for a while on the boat before it gets to you.


Why Does My Salmon Taste So Fishy? Good Questions
5/16/14 12:38 PM

Our neighbor in Brooklyn was an illustrator, so we commissioned two pieces from him, one at $150, the other $50. http://www.gantpants.com/10095/illustration-portfolio


Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on Artwork?
5/8/14 05:55 PM

I *just* thought of a possible solution to the window break in issue. In looking at the next post about space saving in small kitchens, I thought maybe Jennifer could hang a bar across the window as a pot hanging rack. It would let in light, free up additional cabinet space, still allow window access and be a fair deterrent to crawling through the window given that pots would be in the way. But then again, my NYC apartment didn't have a fire escape, so I never had the break in concern.


Jennifer's Small Space Kitchen Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
5/1/14 11:48 AM

At least in this kitchen, the money spent is coming back to her two fold in terms of sanity of working in the kitchen. It's not all about resale, if Jennifer is going to live here for another 10 years, she'd better love her space. Plus the fact that she can actually now cook instead of relying on take out will payback the reno in a heartbeat.


Jennifer's Small Space Kitchen Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/30/14 05:03 PM

I've been meaning to post a photo for a while, but haven't gotten around to it. I built a lofted toddler bed for my daughter using two IKEA KALLAX 2x2 bookcases as the base. I had home depot precut the sides from furniture grade ply, and used 1x4's along the inside to support the wood slats. The IKEA bed slats for a toddler bed is the perfect width, I just cut off a couple because I needed the bed to be crib length. It's got great storage and an awesome reading cave.


Small Kids' Room Strategy: Toddler-Size Bunk & Loft Beds
4/14/14 05:55 PM

you're missing the flexibath. http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Lionheart-Flexibath-Foldable-Bathtub/dp/B004NRNSNC. Best tub ever! I know there's a debate about the value of kids baths, but I like the water saving aspect of the small tub for little people. Stokke sells the flexibath too.


Small Bathroom Ideas: Space-Saving Products For Families And Kids
4/8/14 11:07 AM

My problem in getting rid of stuff isn't an emotional tie, rather it's a sense of environmental guilt. I want to dispose of things by 1) recycling, 2) donating or 3) selling, but actually doing these things can take a lot more time than just dumping stuff in the garbage. Any tips on how to more efficiently do this and some recycling resources would be greatly appreciated.
I've focused instead on trying to acquire less stuff.


Small Space Solutions: How To Finally Clear Out the Clutter Apartment Therapy Video Roundup
4/7/14 03:22 PM

I like layout 2. The desk/window seat in layout 1 seems a bit like wasted space all pushed up against the walls as presented.


What's Your Favorite Layout for House We're Building? Good Questions
3/26/14 03:10 PM

My comment about real wasn't because it is, as I'm reading @jonifers comment to mean, messy. I was intending to mean real as not perfectly decorated and "finished". I loved that there was a lazy-boy recliner, no bed frame, sagging bookshelves. It's a home that is thoughtful without being overwrought. They're thinking about their needs and budget and how it looks without being a slave to the style. It feels like real humans, not design humans live there.


Nic and Megan's Playful and Pragmatic Home House Tour
3/20/14 04:21 PM

This home tour feels real. It gives me hope for my home. And makes me willing to hold off a few more months on that bed frame until I can truly afford it!


Nic and Megan's Playful and Pragmatic Home House Tour
3/20/14 12:27 PM