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RE: What were your best projects in 2009? (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: newhomebuilder on 01.04.2010 at 06:35 pm in Home Decorating Forum

The only "project" I completed in 2009 was my daughter's wedding. From December 28th, 2008 (the engagement) to September 27th, 2009 (the brunch for out-of-town guest), that's all I worked on. If anyone is interested, I can post some pics of reception decorating ideas, etc. Other than that...that's all I have for 2009. :)

Love all the projects posted.


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RE: What were your best projects in 2009? (Follow-Up #48)

posted by: awm03 on 01.06.2010 at 10:20 am in Home Decorating Forum

We completed Phase I of our remodeling project. Still have to get new garage doors, fix the back deck & landscaping.

Before:
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After:

Replaced skimpy 60s era molding & pale summery colors...:

...with more substantial molding and brighter, autumnal colors. Also in DR replaced busy dark oriental rug with a seagrass rug and added a $20 chandy:


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RE: Magazine kitchens with the SAME ugly range (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: cookie08 on 02.15.2010 at 01:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Rangemaster makes a 44" induction range in colors. It can be imported to the U.S.

http://www.rangecookers.co.uk/rangemaster-classic-110-induction-product,1195.aspx

Here is a link that might be useful: Rangemaster Induction Range

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RE: How much for a kitchen designer? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: dcfixerupper on 12.18.2009 at 12:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here are my thoughts - I paid a very low/hourly flat fee to both and architect and a different KD that typically works with very high-end lines. I agree the $100-$150/hr is about right. Architect gave us verbal ideas and concepts, which we put to paper and our contractor built. Then the KD helped w/ developing and fine-tuning layout. The great thing w/ a general layout (like you have already) is that you can email it and start to get bids.

For me - after I got my KD design/layout, I went around to cabinetry places that gave you a free "verbal" consultation - my thinking here was to: get some ideas for free, price out a few cabinet lines or general budget, and see if that type of operation made sense for us.
* Most high-end places (I'm in DC) won't even start designing unless you pay a deposit. Which irked me b/c I didn't know if they were worth the premium based upon the initial meeting. Some kitchen places give you the design for a relatively reasonable fee - seek out those.
* Then, since I live in the DC area -- I found cabinetry dealers in rural Maryland and more rural Virginia that were established. They put the designs together, had discussions w/ me, and tweaked them - all at no cost.
* Now I'm at the stage of final validation (via GW posting) and then final pricing, then order.

I specifically wanted someone who would come to my home, look at the space, understand the flow, and our personalities. You can't do that at a desk in a showroom. It was worth it to get us going. That said, paying more or going w/ a full-service operation would probably get us a better final solution and take less time for me... we just couldn't afford it.

I do now believe in paying for some guidance - I'm soon going to be a believer in outsourcing a lot more. This process is painful! Good luck!

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