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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    Seriously, clear glass, what a fucking waste.
     


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    E TF Senior member

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    Waste of what? Glass?

    I don't think I've ever had anything other than clear or substantially clear glass shower doors/enclosures. I don't think it's a new thing. And it looks great.
     


  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    Would be nice to be able to avoid doors all together, but I like to hang out in the steam.

    Seems to be the topic of discussion lately, my wife wants to renovate the bathroom and has been obsessed with carrara marble. I like the gray varieties of it.
     
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    I have family who did their bathroom in marble. It was a mix of whites and grays. I really liked it other than it didn't fit with the rest of the house.

    As for glass, when in Paris I really liked the shower setup in our hotel. It had an area for the shower with a large glass pane blocking a lot of where the water would splash out about maybe 5ft up total then it was sort of walk out at the end of the shower without the shower head. Shower curtains are worthless and I don't know how I feel about sliding doors. Maybe doors that open and close with a pivot but that is all.
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    My parents' master bath is mostly black and gray marble. It looks great even after 20+ years and they tell me the upkeep is very reasonable, except when they cracked the edge of the sink
     


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    My idea of the shower cabin is definitely No doors, and No basins. I like bathrooms that are built like wet-rooms. Drain on the floor one piece of glass separating shower area from the rest.
    Works well if you ever have a water leak , the floor is gently sloped towards the drain. Washing and cleaning is a breeze too.

    Don't find bathtubs very practical especially if they serve as a shower basin. I cannot remember when was the last time I soaked in a tub. Sauna, on the other hand is a worthy investment.
     


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    Yeah that grey-veined carrara looks lovely, and is quite traditional as a surface for washstands - you see it on victorian ones. I have been tempted to use it too but am worried about that obviously it is porous and can stain. Anyone know the best way of sealing it?
     


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    Medwed Senior member

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    Quartzite can imitate carrara very closely and much more resistant to acids and water. It is 90% glass. Marble i believe is sealed with epoxy based sealers (industrially). Else marble is pain, I have round marble table and it etches and stains if you breathe on it.
     
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  9. SkinnyGoomba

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    That's one thing I hate about my bathroom, we have a jacuzzi tub and that bastard takes up about 20 sq ft of the bathroom. It would be fine if it were a useful object, but rather, it's used about twice a year.
     


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    My in laws have something like this, and it looks awesome. I'd like to do something similar at my house, but until we add on, we only have 1 bathroom. Since I don't know if we'll eventually add on (or move), I'm not sure about the prospect of trying to sell a house with no bathtub (I've been told they're essential for kids, which makes sense).
     


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    My house is slowly being made to fit my aesthetic, so white walls, wood floors and sanitary molding. So the marble fits, but in keeping with my general taste I would like to do floor to ceiling marble.

    Once it's all done and I like it we'll probably move….lol.
     


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    If you do marble floor use smaller tiles marble floors are very slippery.
     


  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The fluorescent light fixture under my kitchen cabinets melted yesterday. (boy did that stink)

    Rather than replace with similar small format fluorescent fixtures I want to explore the new LED lighting specifically for under cabinet use.

    Anyone here have first-hand experience with this? What should I look for? I want a pleasing color of light.
     


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    I put in an ikea light strip...so you probably don't want my advice :)

    Not the fancy adjustable "Dioder" one either (which is much harsher on the white setting)...just the ones that are $15 a set with only on/off switch. I find the light fairly pleasing though--its a little higher color temp than my overheads, but it might compare favorably to under-cabinet florescents. Can attach multiple kits together, or connect parts of the kit with wires .
     


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    I've been looking at something like this for my house when I redo the kitchen. It just isn't worth getting expensive lighting for my current home.
     


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