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Precisely. It's not about the fridge itself or even if one is included. It's about the space accommodation for one. That lack was a deal-breaker for me in a charming place which I would have snapped up in a heartbeat otherwise. It's why I suggested above designing a new kitchen with an *easy retro fit* option if one is concerned about resale value.

What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? Good Questions
7/26/14 10:09 AM

"BILLIONS of parents have lived without this crap and guess what? their kids are still alive and well. so put the kid to sleep on his back and trust it will be okay."

Yes WE are and some of us even have grandkids who survived without such nonsense. All of whom were put to bed on their tummies, btw. Well, all but one g-kid that is. He slept better on his back so that's how he was put to bed. All that to say, the tummy/back sleeping debate is also so much nonsense. A mother is the best judge of what is best for her child. All the 'scientific' studies in the world cannot improve upon that.

Baby Monitoring: How Much Is Too Much?
7/24/14 10:05 PM

*wiping tears here*

Before & After: Recycled Pallet Pops With New Purpose Instructables
7/24/14 08:38 PM

Great idea.

And I don't mind re-posts, really. Many great ideas bear repeating.

DIY Large-Scale Shower Curtain Artwork 6th Street Design School
7/24/14 08:34 PM

@ prue:

Sure, you could...provided one is not attempting to hang anything heavier than a poster or a kid's art. You could also skip the whole diy magnet issue & opt to use a wooden pants hanger.

@ grammyweezy:

Tacky Glue is great stuff...provided one uses it for it's intended purpose. Read the label. (kinda shocked here, actually, that Dabney made such a rookie mistake with all her experience. but hey, it happens sometimes when one gets caught up in finishing a project with supplies on hand;)

Great budget project over all...provided one has the tools.

How To Make a Magnetic DIY Frame for Artwork...in 10 Minutes Apartment Therapy Tutorials
7/24/14 08:10 PM


This Treadmill Washes Your Clothes While You Work Out Design News
7/24/14 07:42 PM

"I've ORGANISED a few little surprises already..... making memories is what it's all about..... :)"


Change Your Space, Change Your Outlook: 10 Ways to Be Happier at Home
7/24/14 06:51 PM

Oh yeah. And the list goes on...

Before & After: A Rusty Reject Gets a Reclaimed Reno
7/24/14 06:45 PM

Good luck with that.

A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide
7/24/14 06:32 PM

Great job. Definitely cute. I'll concede that easily. And I do love me a good diy.

(Can y'all smell the 'but' on the way? :)

It easily doubles the cost of the cooler unless one has all supplies on hand and is looking for a way to use them up rather than dispose of them (Yes, I've been known to do this when I'm bored out of my mind.) Absolutely no offense to the creative mind behind this idea, it's just that...well, 'trendy' is not in my vocabulary and I honestly don't mind the 'before' here.

That said, this sparked another thought: I have a cutting board the *exact* size of the top of my small picnic cooler. I usually just strap it to the cooler for easy carrying. Never thought about affixing it permanently. Now I smell a weekend project approaching. Thanks for the inspiration.

A Basic Cooler Gets a Modern DIY Upgrade Almost Makes Perfect
7/24/14 04:57 PM

I find it disgusting as well.

However, if the #4suggestion is for you, skip the crown molding and save yourself some $ and frustration. What you want here is picture molding. Even then, I'd test it with a scrap piece before investing.

Lol at Bee for Brian.

Shoes as Art: 10 Clever Shoe Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
7/24/14 02:49 PM

"It's been a lot of work letting go or having faith, what have you."

@andbesides: My heart goes out to you and I pray you don't allow the fear-mongering marketing of such devices cause you to reverse what you have struggled through and overcome here. Listen, no monitoring device has ever been made - or ever will be - than can erase a case of the 'if onlys'. You *know* you did your best. Be at peace with that and refuse to allow fear to creep back in. You are on the right path.

Baby Monitoring: How Much Is Too Much?
7/24/14 01:46 PM

Things to consider, the condensed version:
*location - convenience to frequent shopping
*lifestyle - personal cooking habits & organization
*future plans - might your lifestyle change?
*function - over form

Note that resale value did not make that list. I personally refuse to make decisions based on what others might prefer. My home functions for ME and mine period. Life's too short to be bothered by such nonsense. Then again, I would never purchase a home that I could not imagine being my 'forever' home although many choose that option.

That said, everyone's situation is unique. If you're waffling on this decision do a trial run. Use only the lower section of your fridge for a month or so and see how it works for you. If you find yourself frustrated, annoyed and/or 'cheating' by occasionally using the upper shelves, an under counter fridge is not for you. If it works for you, go for it.

IF I considered this a starter home and resale value was a serious concern, I'd design my new kitchen with that in mind. This depends on your specific location and market. IF the under counter fridge was my preference, I might design my kitchen with a floor to ceiling cabinet/pantry in the prime location for a full fridge & sized to accommodate one. Easy to adjust down the road if you find it's a selling point. Best of both options;)

Either way, *you* design your kitchen based on your needs, priorities & functions. And never let anyone else - architect or otherwise - convince you otherwise. Advice is good but in the end, you have to do what's best for you.

What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? Good Questions
7/24/14 12:16 PM


(not directed at you AM, too funny)

Communicating with All Your Senses: Sending Aromatic Texts Design Milk
7/24/14 09:44 AM

Echoing the first two comments.

Baby Monitoring: How Much Is Too Much?
7/24/14 09:42 AM

Genius. I think I'll do this for the kids' jigsaw marathons that last for days. Easy to slide under the bed when not in use. Thanks for the inspiration.

(now let's hope the pallet fear-mongers don't ruin this thread;)

Before & After: Recycled Pallet Pops With New Purpose Instructables
7/24/14 09:38 AM

True. Also precisely why I asked the question above.

A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide
7/23/14 08:52 PM

Ditto the first four comments. Great job on all the hard work you've invested!

Mike & Sandie's Foyer: Wainscoting Renovation Diary
7/23/14 07:16 PM

What percentage of increase is 'only' 50/mo? What kind of 'maintenance issues'? Do you own a single rental or multiple units? High end, middle or economy? There's no scale by which to measure a $ increase here.

8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This Year
7/23/14 06:58 PM

Curious... in which one of these neighborhoods did the author find her fit?

A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide
7/23/14 04:58 PM