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The Ultimate "Contemporary Traditonal" Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No cheat sheets in this exam room.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm still surprised nobody's had the courage to post a photo of his own living room yet. I bet you are all closet ConTradders.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    How about Costco or Hammacher Schlemmer?
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nope. You have to muster your own inner ConTrad.
     
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    my parents have a Con-Trad house (for the most part). And a gas fireplace.



    I love the gas fireplace. I no longer desire a fire but have to deal with the "god damn it, gomestar, you got bark chips all throughout the god damn foyer, and your boots had snow on them so clean up this god damn water trail that goes from the door, to the foyer, through the kitchen, and culminates in the god damn living room. Never again, absolutely never again, damn it all"
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Everyone in my immediate family has a ConTrad home. It is simply the norm in America.
     
  7. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    a fireplace keeps the main habitation space warm. gas allows precise controls.

    do you have climate control zoned for each room?

    dont think so
     
  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you are going to go through the trouble of installing a gas fireplace, you might as well get an individual thermostat installed for the room in question. Anyway, even without room-specific climate control, there is no reason not to set the house thermostat to the temperature you want in the main living area. Why make yourself cold just so you have an excuse to turn on your gas fireplace?
     
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    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    a thermostat is merely a control. why heat rooms you dont occupy? many people are "cold sleepers". crazy innit.
     
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  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can get zonal heating, you know.

    It is absurd to pretend a gas fireplace has any utility outside appealing to popular notions of coziness and romance.
     
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    Isn't having a home big enough to make use of zone temp. control gauche in and of itself these days? Anything over 1k sq feet seems to be frowned on here.
     
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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What? Who said anything is wrong with a big house? It just tends to be that big houses magnify taste, good or bad.

    Personally, can't afford one.
     
  13. Trompe le Monde

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    i hear prisons have very utilitarian spaces absent of all notions of coziness
     
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  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Coziness is repugnant. But lacking coziness is not itself sufficient for a nice space.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    if i could get a decent enough angle to include the whole room, id post pics of my modest living room.
     
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    I like this one
     
  17. The Thin Man

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    :foo:
     
  18. Piobaire

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    [​IMG]
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    is that from the hobbit?
     
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    Maybe.
     
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