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We just returned from South Beach where we toured Art Deco buildings. One of the more interesting public buildings was the local post office. When it was built there was no mail delivery in the area and most inhabitants were seasonal so PO boxes made a lot of sense, This photo is just a portion of a large round room that has a fountain in the center. Certainly different than my local post office.

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Here is a photo of the Post Office ceiling. This was build in 1937.

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Fridge died. Awesome.
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Good time of the year for it. Lots of deals on refrigerators.
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Lots of nice refrigerators out there. The new LED light strips inside most of them really light up the corners with an attractive blueish light. No more yellowish overhead bulbs.
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Thanks for sharing those pics PSG, they look awesome. Have any others from the tours?
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I really hope the stainless steel trend dies down for appliances. I have been seeing GE has "slate" finish on appliances which I rather like.
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People equate SS with quality.  Slap SS on a crap appliance and people will buy it.

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

People equate SS with quality.  Slap SS on a crap appliance and people will buy it.


There is much more to it than that. 1) it has been the default look by decorators 2) young homeowners see it as contemporary and updated (perhaps remembering their mom's all white or all black appliances of the early 90's. 3) it has been the default editorial look in almost every mid to high-end home magazine for a decade or more. 4) from a practical side it provides a neutral background for contemporary or funky eclectic to MCM furniture and decorating. 5) it gave people a feeling that they were more "into cooking" 6) it allows you to easily mix and match between several different suppliers and appliances for a uniform look. 7) the popularity of silver hardware in homes verses gold matches better with SS
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I really hope the stainless steel trend dies down for appliances. I have been seeing GE has "slate" finish on appliances which I rather like.

If you think you will resell your home in the next 2-3 years I would stick with SS. If you are in it for the long term then you might consider other options.
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We are in the middle of the annoying process of remodeling in San Francisco. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

We are in the middle of the annoying process of remodeling in San Francisco. Ugh.

interior or exterior?
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I've seen mention of people having their stainless stuff powdercoated. Probably not cheap, but I guess that's what you have to resort to when everything you want only comes in stainless.
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So I wanted to have one of our fireplaces converted from gas logs to wood burning with gas starter. Dude came over today and said the box is offset from the chimney ( I knew that) but that he can't see what is in between and wanted to use a camera to see. He also said the crown was cracked, it needs to be tuck pointed, the tiles were out of place and would have to cut a hole into the chimney to fix it after the camera confirmed there is a proper connection between the firebox and chimney. He said it would probably be over $4k. yeah, I'll stick with gas, thanks.
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