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The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Thanks for posting, some inspirational shacks posted there to be sure.. I am really loving the bare minimums these days..
     
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    Thanks, helpful advice. Agreed modern won't fit. I'll see what I can find - all the stores near me are on a modern kick.
     
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    Unfortunately this is a bit out of the budget. I'd say around $3,500 would be the absolute max we could do for a table and six chairs, but it would have to be something spectacular to convince us to spend more than $2,500.
     
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    Have you tried looking at auction websites? While looking for a set of Chippendale style chairs, auctions are the best price as long as the pieces are in good condition.

    As for West Elm, I think one of our chairs is from there. It is a fabric covered chair and while it does not get sat it often, it is comfortable. Quality isn't like high end but passable.
     
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    Installed a new shower door in the master bath yesterday. It makes the bathroom look larger and much better overall. Next step is to pick out a new vanity, tile to replace the vinyl, and paint, and light fixture.
     
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    I haven't tried that route yet. Any specific sites I should try? Auctions are a foreign language to me.

    I found a few nice tables on Room & Board also.
     
  8. lefty

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    towel warmers, though? Is it a gimmick or a nice perk?
     
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    I couldn't live without towel warmers. (First world problems) Beside the fact that warm towels feel great, they help immediately dry your towels which helps take dampness out of the room.
     
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    auctionzip.com is another one that is good. An auctioneer friend uses that exclusively for online but still said he only gets about 10% from online sales.
     
  12. Connemara

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    Kitchen is really coming together. Cabinets in, soapstone laminate counters will be in by the end of the week. 90% sure I am going with a white subway tile backsplash.

    Oh, and the appliances were delivered Saturday. We ran water to the fridge but for some reason it's not making ice. I think piercing the water line from the bottom was a mistake - a coworker told me he did it this way but sediment blocked the flow of water.

    I'll post some pics this weekend.
     
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    Post dem Picts.

    My wife, my mother, and I went over some potential drawings for our kitchen remodel coming up (my mother has always done her own drafting so that's nice to take advantage of!) getting close to figuring out the layout.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. gnatty8

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    For lefty, found this picture of the side deck. Great thing about this place is the deck wraps around 3 sides of the cabin, with a hot tub on the rear side, facing the forest. It's covered by the roof, so it makes for a great place to sit and watch the mountain storms pass through..

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    Looks really great, Gnatty.

    What's the mosquito situation like? I remember renting a cabin outside Pigeon Forge in the 90s and think I donated a few quarts while using the hottub.
     
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    Thanks buddy. As far as mosquitoes go, I think of the 8 years I've owned this place now, I recall one year where they seemed to be noticeably pesky, and that was actually last year..
     
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  17. lefty

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    Very nice. When was this built?

    lefty
     
  18. RedLantern

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    Also it's pretty cool, she has our layout, but also made movable cutout pieces for various potential appliances or cabinet/island configurations. For example, you can see above that I have the fridge part overlaid, which also shows the door swing paths - the same is true for the double oven cutout. She could have had a good career as a designer if she hadn't decided to raise yours truly and wasn't such a bear to work with.
     
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  19. gnatty8

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    No idea. I don't think it's any older than 15 to 20 years though..
     
  20. lefty

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    Just curious. Our now ex-Canadian place was a rebuilt barn. Unfortunately, the person who built it left the 20" x 20" logs on the property over a winter and a third of them were stolen. Which made thick mortar necessary to make up the difference. I came to love the look.

    Like to see more - it's pretty sweet.

    lefty
     

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