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RE: What was your best bathroom remodeling decision? (Follow-Up #44)

posted by: dmlove on 06.12.2007 at 01:34 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Bumping this up (because I never responded :)):

Best decisions:

1) Thermobalance valves on each shower head (two people shower concurrently most mornings and like different water temperature)

2) Kitchen-height cabinets (although I failed to take into account the height of the sink, so they're about an inch higher than would be ideal)

3) Toto toilets everywhere

4) Large drawers to store clean towels and wide shallow drawer to store daily use items. I keep them in two baskets which can be easily removed and replaced.

5) Adding a beautiful frameless shower door (had an open shower for 20 years before)

6) Shampoo shelf (we got the idea from a hotel shower)

Bad/less bad/unnecessary:

1) Seat in shower - used only as a place to prop up a leg.

2) Body sprays - used infrequently

3) Keeping the old full-wall mirror (still going to change it, but it has kept us from "finishing" for a almost a year now).

4) Should have done heated floors (even though this is California, tile floors are cold, period)

Worst decision:

Not putting the plug for the hairdryer inside the top drawer.

Mariainny, I don't know if this is what home_nw was referring to, but here's a picture of our shampoo shelf. We have no glass except for the angled door, so you can't see the shelf from elsewhere in the bathroom.

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clipped on: 08.18.2007 at 08:00 pm    last updated on: 08.18.2007 at 08:00 pm

RE: Anyone have pics of plasma tv cab over fireplace (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: lucy7280 on 02.04.2007 at 08:28 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Because of the placement of windows in our family room, we decided to place the tv over the fireplace. We have the fireplace hearth at floor level so the tv placement would not have to be so high. Additionally we had a AV specialist do all the wiring prior to drywall and help design the surround for the fireplace as well as the surround for the tv taking into consideration the heat as well as the view from the side...not sure how it will work, but we did our best eliminate problems that we could think of. The cabinets on the sides are only primed white at this point - they will be the same color cream as the trim and will have doors on them as well.

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clipped on: 05.07.2007 at 10:33 pm    last updated on: 05.07.2007 at 10:34 pm

Second Hutch (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: allison0704 on 04.24.2007 at 08:49 am in Kitchens Forum

and another one between the kitchen and laundry room. It's our coffee station.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hutch #2


clipped on: 04.30.2007 at 03:11 pm    last updated on: 04.30.2007 at 03:11 pm

RE: i give up. where is the FKB page? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: cat_mom on 04.15.2007 at 11:09 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here you go! I think it's one of those things passed down from person to person.....! :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: FKB link


clipped on: 04.17.2007 at 10:37 pm    last updated on: 04.17.2007 at 10:37 pm

RE: Anybody prefer a pass thru to an opened wall? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: dianalo on 02.11.2007 at 09:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are going with a penninsula topped by a glass arch of cabinets to separate our living room from dining room. I will post the pic below. It gives us the best of a pass through as the opening under the arch will be 48" (much wider than shown in the pic). Our glass will be the reeded kind with no mullions, so that will obscure a slight bit of the clear look, but not really by much, so we have the benefits of an open plan. We will have the storage under the counter and have outlets as needed. The rest of our living space will be entirely open, so this served to keep the living room as more of a separate space from the kit, DR & den.

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To those who have seen my photo before, I apologize, but it seems to answer quite a few dilemmas in a creative way ;) It will be one of the best parts of our reno!


clipped on: 02.26.2007 at 09:01 am    last updated on: 02.26.2007 at 09:01 am