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RE: Privacy and Other Issues (Follow-Up #133)

posted by: louisianapurchase on 01.04.2013 at 11:35 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Just wanted to say that I was in your old neighborhood a few weeks back. Had a poboy at Domilese's. I wish you well in this endeavor!!!!

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clipped on: 01.05.2013 at 09:32 am    last updated on: 01.05.2013 at 09:32 am

Do you "groom" your laundry?

posted by: palimpsest on 12.26.2012 at 10:31 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Someone was visiting and I was folding sheets and towels. I had a pair of scissors and I was cutting the places were the bindings were forming strings or the fringe was getting longer on the towels and cutting off the loose strings on the sheets. I don't do this every time, but I regularly trim off stuff like this.

They wanted to know what I was doing.

Don't other people do towel maintenance?

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clipped on: 12.29.2012 at 05:51 am    last updated on: 12.29.2012 at 05:51 am

RE: Trim Color- BM White Dove or Decorators White (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: mjroz on 04.16.2010 at 10:49 am in Paint Forum

Here is what I found on an interior designer's blog site form Patricia Gray (http://patriciagrayinc.blogspot.co). Her most fav white is - Benjamin Moore paint Cloud White. "It is a very soft white and easy to live with.
Some of my favorite whites I use are are from Benjamin Moore: Cloud White, Simply White, Ballet White, White Dove, White Linen and Designer White.
Hope this helps. FYI - our cabinet is White Dove and it looks like a really creamy white and our trim, not yet painted, will be a shade lighter, not sure yet maybe cloud white.


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clipped on: 04.20.2010 at 06:57 am    last updated on: 04.20.2010 at 06:57 am

RE: Hood Liners for Dummies (me) (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: haus_proud on 12.03.2008 at 06:47 pm in Appliances Forum

You first task is to decide how much exhaust power you need and whether the exhaust fan will be inside the rangehood or remotely located. The remote ones are quieter for obvious reasons. I think you probably need between 600 and 1000 cfm (cubic feet per minute) exhaust power with a cooktop of your size. That also depends on the kind of cooking you do. If you often have several burners going simultaneously or if you do a lot of stove-top grilling or a lot of really serious stir-frying, you probably need 1000 cfm. I would caution against going much higher than that, first because of the cost and second because then you will be generating too much negative pressure in your kitchen, and will have to open a window to compensate for that, or build into your system (for a good deal more money, of course) something called a "make-up air" system. What that does is pump in fresh air from the outside to make up for all the negative pressure the exhaust fan is creating. And of course you'll have to heat the make-up air if you live in a frigid climate.

I hope I haven't confused you too much. Where do you go from here? I am partial to the Broan brand of rangehoods. They have liners and they have excellent remote blowers. They are reasonably priced, have been doing it for a very long time, and offer so many models in every size, shape and configuration that you are almost certain to find one that's right for you. The "Best" brand, made by Broan is probably where you might find a liner and blower that's right for you. Check out Fantech also. Their website is fantech.net. They also make a sound reducer, that reduces the noise level even more. And I think their products are very reasonably priced. Of course there are other choices. Shop around.

One further word about remote fans. They can be "in-line" or "exterior". They may use different words that can confuse you further. In-line means that the fan motor is installed inside the house, say, up in the attic. Ours is in the attic just adjacent to the opening to the outside. I think they can also be installed adjacent to the roof. The exterior fan is installed outside the house and is therefore exposed to the elements.

I strongly recommend that you exhaust to the outside. Rangehoods that just circulate the air through a filter and back into the kitchen are not very effective in controlling the smoke and cooking odors.

I suggest that you do some google searches. You will find several Internet suppliers of these products. Their websites are very infomative, and their customer service 800 #s are very helpful.

But be patient and take your time. This kitchen exhaust issue is pretty complicated, and you want to make sure you get it right. Aside from this forum, you should also browse in the kitchen forum, where some people have posted some very strong opinions.

Good luck.

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clipped on: 02.13.2009 at 03:16 pm    last updated on: 02.13.2009 at 03:16 pm

RE: open base cabinet for cutting board (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: plllog on 02.06.2009 at 09:42 pm in Kitchens Forum

Since you're getting custom you might also want a horizontal cabinet like the one I'm getting.

Horizontal Trays

It's great.

Oh, and something my mother did for her big baking board is she had a custom slot for it made between the top of the oven and the bottom of the cabinet above.

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clipped on: 02.08.2009 at 10:05 pm    last updated on: 02.08.2009 at 10:06 pm

Now not lovn' it - the Viking Hybrid

posted by: gneegirl on 02.04.2009 at 10:56 pm in Appliances Forum

OK, should I eat crow here? I've been raving about my Viking hybrid induction cooktop, but now one of the hobs is not working!! It's the smaller one, that I use ALL the time. I used to tease that it would be the one that would burn out first. But the price doesn't justify this. I haven't been using it for a year yet. Any ideas on why it would just stop working? I was cooking and after a while, I wondered what was taking so long to finish cooking, and then realized, it had just stopped.

Thanks for any ideas. I'd rather check here first before calling for warranty.

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clipped on: 02.08.2009 at 02:38 pm    last updated on: 02.08.2009 at 02:38 pm

What cabinet 'extras' would you recommend?

posted by: tsherman on 12.11.2008 at 01:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

For our next step, we need to select the cabinet inserts we want. We don't pay by they piece - it is built into the contract price.

I am pretty sure I want:
Under cabinet trash/recycling
Cabinet door spice rack
Paneled fridge
Cutting board rack
Silverware tray (wavering on this because I feel like I'm loosing flexibility)

But from there I'm not sure. What are the inserts you have you'd recommend? Are there any you regret getting or not getting? I really appreciate your advice.

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clipped on: 01.29.2009 at 08:59 pm    last updated on: 01.29.2009 at 09:00 pm