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RE: Where's the best place to buy curtains/drapes? (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: susanilz5 on 05.02.2010 at 10:20 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I just purchased the Signature Silk Drapery Panels from Overstock and I'm very impressed. They come in many colors and lengths and they are double lined, very heavy with a beautiful sheen.


clipped on: 05.03.2010 at 09:44 am    last updated on: 05.03.2010 at 09:45 am

RE: Coastal, breezy, plantation, West Indies? (Follow-Up #83)

posted by: georgiagal on 10.10.2007 at 09:52 am in Home Decorating Forum

If you haven't seen this month's issue of Traditional Home, go & take a look at the link. There's a nice spread with lots of British Colonial inspiration pics of Barclay Butera, a wonderful designer. His whole house in CA is done in this style with blue & white as the predominant colors. Gorgeous!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Traditional Home British Colonial article with pics


clipped on: 04.23.2010 at 10:30 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2010 at 10:30 pm

RE: Assistance please - posting pictures (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: monablair on 04.18.2010 at 10:01 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Photobucket is easy to work with and I think it's still free to join.

Download your picture to the site. Under the thumbnail pic you'll see some codes. Copy and paste the HTLM code into the body of your posting. The picture will show up when you preview your comments. You can add several in the same post.

Hope this works for you.


clipped on: 04.18.2010 at 10:13 pm    last updated on: 04.18.2010 at 10:13 pm

RE: Best Carpet cleaning method? (Follow-Up #28)

posted by: joe2011ad on 08.11.2007 at 11:06 am in Cleaning Tips Forum

Hi. There are a lot of misconceptions about carpet cleaning, but one thing is certain: Hot Water Extraction (otherwise known as Steam Cleaning) is by far the best and most effective method of carpet cleaning today. Steam cleaning flushes the dirt, grease and grime out of carpets whereas the bonnet method (or other dry cleaning methods) tend to push much of the dirt further down into the carpet. It is true that some of the surface dirt is lifted with the bonnet method, but it will never provide the thorough cleaning that the steam cleaning method does. That is why Shaw Industries (the leading carpet manufacturer in the U.S.) recommends the steam cleaning method.,1112,1106,29,4,Documents

It is true that if a carpet cleaner were to use inferior equipment with inadequate vacuum power that he may leave too much water in the carpet. But this is not likely, especially if the homeowner knows which questions to ask prior to allowing the carpet cleaner into her home. I hope this helps. Joe

Here is a link that might be useful: Consumer Awareness Guide


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RE: Best Carpet cleaning method? (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: twelvepole on 09.01.2006 at 11:52 pm in Cleaning Tips Forum

The Carpet Rug Institute recommends professional cleaning by the guys with the big trucks with hoses. The pros have the equipment that can maintain hot enough water temperature to disinfect and return memory to yarn twist. They use products that do not contain residues that attract soil and cause rapid resoiling. The equipment has enough suction to remove excess water that can cause delamination of carpet backing, saturation of carpet pad, and mold & mildew problems. They recommend using a CRI certified carpet professional that has been certified by the Carpet Rug Institute.

The Institute warns against the use of oxy-whatever products on carpet. These are oxygenating bleaches and will take a toll on fiber strength and dye over the long-run, if not immediately.


clipped on: 04.16.2010 at 07:12 pm    last updated on: 04.16.2010 at 07:12 pm

RE: ladies--what colors in master baths are most pleasing (makeup (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: lee676 on 04.15.2010 at 02:44 pm in Bathrooms Forum

> The trick is in the lighting.
Definitely not any fluorescent lights.

Actually, fluorescents are best - as long as they're *good* fluorescents - usually tri-phospher or quad-phospher bulbs with good color rendering, bright, and with higher color temperatures (3500K for when you're trying to look good indoors, 5000K-5500K for matching outdoor daylight). A traditional incandescent lamp puts out light that is too yellowish to accurately show colors as they'll appear outside your bathroom.


clipped on: 04.15.2010 at 11:02 pm    last updated on: 04.15.2010 at 11:03 pm