The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    The container was my wife's idea, and I told her I didn't like it (even prior to SF disapproval!). She actually agreed, she had just been putting it there for lack of another spot in the moment.

    As for the placement, I am concerned about the red one as well. But we'll see. The red one in particular is not meant to get very large.

    The green one my big regret is not having been able to elevate it a bit more.

    Good advice all around though and I do at least partially agree.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    In the south, that's what we call the icing on the cake...
     


  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Looks like I have some serious research ahead of me. If these people can make it work, I should be able to as well.


    That's damn nice.


    Mad props to you, D.
     
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  4. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    entrance to my home


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  5. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Your house is really ugly, but it's ugly in a David Hockney type of way that could have been acceptable or even cool if it weren't for your half-ass efforts to dilute it's kitschy California vibe by fitting it with page 84 of last month's Dwell and aisle 9 of Lowe's. You should make it uglier.
     
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  7. Arthur PE

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    lol
    lighten up skippy, the anger will eat your soul like cancer eats flesh
    do you really think anything you can say will have any bearing on my emotional state? that is plain pathetic, I obviously have impact on yours, lol
    pulled from the tit too soon sick pup
    sounds like I own you lock, stock and barrel biotch
    I bet you think of me when you're off the internet, which probably isn't often, so you obsess when on, and off...wow

    what is 'dwell' ?
    as in ignition timing?
     
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  8. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Even if the red one doesn't get too large they do look better when they have room. Not too late to move them or elevate the green. You could pull the left side of that bed forward along the driveway and use the maples as an anchor.

    Or forget about them and worry about the 800 other things your house will need.

    lefty
     


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    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    Anyone diverted their shower into a graywater drip irrigation system? I know it's illegal, but my mom did this, and I'm showering about a dozen times a week because of all the sports I play. I feel guilty wasting all that water.
     


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    The drain doesn't just eat the water. It goes back to the water works where it gets recycled. Putting it outside where it will get evaporated or fed to useless ornamental plants is wasting it.
     
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  11. Thomas

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    Out of curiosity, if the trees stay close to the house, is Douglas looking at foundation issues down the road?
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    Maybe. These are slow growing trees so that could be many years off if it happens.

    By the way, D, if you haven't clean out the main spend the $300 and do so now. Speaking from experience here.

    lefty
     


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    My parents have had a japanese maple very close to their house for about 15 years without issue.
     


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    I think it depends on the tree, we had a tree next to our place for over 15 years and we finally got tired of the leaves so had it cut. We have not had any issues yet.

    I have a window that does not serve any purpose, light does not come in and I do not open the window much (probably because I have neighbors that smoke and if I open it I am greeted by the smell of cigaretts).

    I am considering turning the window into a bookshelf. I would use the entire window (3.5' x 7'' x 6') should I replace the old window with a single piece of glass and would it be hard extend the width of the window, how hard would it be? Do you guys think it's a bad idea? Will it look weird? I would add shelves that are maybe 5'' wide for the books to sit on.

    Oh, and I would like to do this myself.

    Thoughts?
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I can't imagine a little Japanese maple that's going to max out at about 12 feet is going to create foundation issues, but what do I know.

    The 50-foot magnolia in the back yard, however...
     


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