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1930 Kitchen Facelift - ideas appreciated

posted by: deborahc on 11.23.2012 at 05:02 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all,

We are buying this house for my daughter to live in while in college. I've to some ideas on how to spruce it up, but I'd love your input as well. I purchased the frigidaire appliance stainless package today at black Friday prices.

1. Reprinting all of the cabinets but keeping the original hardware. I'm thinking of a creamy white on the top and a bluish gray on the bottom. I haven't nailed down exact paint colors yet.

2. Removing the cabinet doors over the stove and cutting out the bottom shelf for the microwave.

3. Beadboard on soffits with crown molding at the top painted same color as cabinets

4. Butcher block counters

5. No idea on backsplash. Is more beadboard too much?

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Antique cast iron sink leak

posted by: deborahc on 11.23.2012 at 04:36 pm in Plumbing Forum

Hi all,

We are buying a 1930s house that has a huge cast iron sink in the basement that the washing machine drains into. The sink is leaking in between the sink and the pipe. We think there must be a leak into the actual cast iron bottom of the sink. The water leaks out of the sink itself, not the drain.

Is there any way to put in a new piece of pipe to line the part of the drain with a leak? It would only need to be 4" or so.

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1930 Tudor Revival - need exterior color ideas

posted by: deborahc on 11.24.2012 at 09:54 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Hi everyone,

We are buying a house near the Purdue campus for my daughter and a few roommates to live in. We have to completely redo the outside...new roof, paint and window repairs.

I am going crazy trying to pick a color scheme. I find myself drawn to the yellows- not bright yellow, but a mustardy or pale yellow. We will most likely own this for around 5 years, so resale is a concern as well.

I'm open to bluish gray, greens or even reds. I don't want a white or tan body. It's too generic, as everyone in this area has these colors. I really like the creamy whites as trim too.

I also can't fine any houses like this on the Internet. All of the ones I find have a brick peak, whereas this is all cedar siding.

What do you think about making the peak with the front door a slightly different shade as the rest of the house? Either lighter or darker to give it some dimension?

Here is the house

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