The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Natural maple is beautiful. But it needs to fit in with the colors and look of the rest of your home. In general natural maple looks great with white, other light colored natural woods, off whites, natural colors like jute, beige, etc.

    This website shows a ton of examples of maple hardwood in various homes. That should help you make your decision.

    http://www.houzz.com/maple-hardwood-floors

    As you will see maple is sometimes stained to change the look. I think if you want the light blond look go with maple and leave it natural. If you want a color with more tans and browns in it, then go with a less expensive wood like oak.
     
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  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I kind of dispute the idea that anything looks great with beige.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :laugh:

    A friend, when making a put-down will say " how beige".
     
  4. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Any good resources to school myself on furniture? Have a whole house to fill and totally lost.
     
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    A woman. Pretty much any woman will do.
     
  6. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    this is terrible, terrible advice.
     
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    Anyone fancy owning their own two floor, large apartment for only $10,000?
     
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  8. jgold47

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    I use spax brand screws, they claim to have a 600lb pull out
     
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    Thank you. That number along 5 studs would be more than enough.
     
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    She will fill out the entire house for sure, but not necessarily in a good way...
     
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    One thing I worry about .. is seemingly deliberate placement of trip hazards. My girlfriend used a large ceramic plant pot as a door stop .. wtf? Obviously I knocked that over and broke it. It was just a matter of time.She also has these pair of metal standing bird garden ornament things that I seemed to knock over on a daily basis.

    Long story short .. If all you are after is furniture .. a woman shouldn't be too bad for picking out a couch, or table. It's all the other ****. The trouble is keeping their focus on the couch, and not the 1000 other nick knacks they seem to be instinctively drawn towards.
     
  12. Thomas

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    so someone finally has new siding. i swear, i will not ever again go with a sided house and i will fight like hell to go back to a one-story when we move again.
     
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    Bricks FTW!
     
  14. brokencycle

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    Did you go vinyl or something else? I was looking at the concrete board siding. Also stucco.
     
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    Hardi board and trim. The upside is that I learned my lesson from the garage siding last year, so after a couple of hours I was able to tell them how the trim should be done (flush, not overlaid) without making them re-do too much. They also replaced the soffit vents and fascia boards, which I would have been unable to handle.
     

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