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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Stylish Dinosaur

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    Good point, I will do that.
     


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    I just saw the new conference room they put in as a part of renovating one of the floors of our office. Most of the renovations look good so far, but I am really quite disappointed with the choice of chairs for the new conference room.

    In our other conference rooms, we either have eames soft pad group chairs or pollack chairs...I believe they are all original from the 80s renovations that built out those rooms. Many of them could have used some leather conditioner over the years and are now cracking, but they are otherwise still going strong.

    These new chairs look like someone googled "executive conference room" and then tried to replicate the look with chairs from Office Depot. The lines are off, the corners look overstuffed and cheap, the bases looked like plastic...no way are they going to get 30 years of service out of these chairs.

    Shit is like a step above (or below...I can't even tell) this:
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    Just curious but the yellow carpet clashes(at least in my opinion) with the furniture in the room. Was it planned or just coincidence as I feel a wooden floor would be better
     


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    I hate that carpet, a wooden floor would be a lot better. It's slightly less offensive IRL, since it is not yellow but tan, either way it will eventually be gone.
     


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    I feel wide plank floors for this room. Hey, you know how to do tongue in groove ...
     
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    Yeah, the stipulation from my wife is that I can do whatever I want with the floor after we have kids and after they are walking.
     


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    Get a coir carpet, that will teach them to walk in a split.
     


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    Nah it just gets you tough knees with funny imprints.

    Had one in the basement where I would play with Lego for years....was uncomfortable but didn't stop me from spending hours sitting/kneeling on it.
     
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    We had a wall to wall in our living room growing up, so believe me I know.
     


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    There are a few projects ahead of that. After I finish my wife's study, I'm working on my staircase that leads upstairs (the one I finished a few years ago is the stairwell to the basement). That's going to be fairly involved, in addition to building a handrail, re-doing the shitty finish carpentry of the builders and skim-coating the drywall I am building frames to display some tapestries that are hung in a sort of terrible fashion at the moment. After that I have planned a daybed to build and a table(s) to display my bonsai trees outside. I also plan to paint the main floor, which will involve plenty of drywall work and framing plenty of artwork and tapestries which are currently not to my liking.
     
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    Did you start with the basement staircase as a lower-stakes practice run?
     


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    No, it was desperately in need of someone capable of working with more than a claw hammer and a chop saw. In the beginning it was based on priority, now I'm working toward a unified aesthetic and changing things that I hate looking at, rug aside.

    It's a surprisingly long process to get a whole house together.
     


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    You are putting a lot of labor into this house, is it because you are planning to stay in it for a long time? I am thinking all that labor does increse resale of your house but by how much? Not a lot of buyers in US pay atention to the details when they buy the house.
     


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