The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Spa cover damaged in hailstorm? Good bye 500 dollar bill.
     


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    WSJ had a piece on salt water pools.

    Link for subscribers: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...4104230680.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_HomeNGarden
     
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  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Thanks, Joffery. Good read.
     


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    [​IMG]

    view from the pool
     
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    we heated the pool to 88 today, going to be sorry when the gas bill comes
     


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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    satin or eggshell.....
    satin or eggshell.....
    satin or eggshell.....
    satin or eggshell.....

    I don't know.
     


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    I just painted eggshell in my entire house and I really like it so far. You really can't go wrong with either though. One thing I have heard is that if you touch up, the flatter the paint, the less it shows.
     


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    Call me old fashioned, but I really prefer flat paint unless you absolutely need to the scrub/wear/water resistance of gloss.
     


  9. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    If anyone's wondering, this is what $1,000 in Japanese Maples, $40 for a yard of topsoil to mound a little (I wish I had more but I was on a deadline and the soil place was closed), plus another $32 or so for a yard of mulch, and a day of busting your ass looks like.

    Doesn't look like a hell of a lot now but in the next couple of years and with more plantings it should look great.

    [​IMG]

    Does not count all the rest of the $$$ in this photo, including new grass planting, soil added there, lawn treatments, or the work to the house. Or my petunia planters.
     


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    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Douglas, we have several neighbors with Japanese maples. They look very nice.
     


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    Jap Maples grow very slowly so the next couple years may be more like 25 years or so. Make sure the soil around them drains well.

    Because they have a lot of volume they look better where you can walk around them versus flattened against a wall.

    Not feeling the urn.

    lefty
     


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    In other words, Douglas, you fail Lefty's test.
     


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    Yeah, I'd extend that bed out a couple feet and put the tree there, at the very least.
     


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    Pool is now fully operational -- good timing, since it's over 40 up here with the humidex ... :wow:
     


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    It's a big club.

    I love his house, but that tree wil look better anchoring the head of the driveway or in a place of prominence. Too nice to put up against that wall. JM take well to containers so I might put it in an appropriate pot and live with it in a few spots before I commit.

    lefty
     


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