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Display Name: MileHighMatthew
Member Since: 1/4/14

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I agree, I preferred the before.

Before & After: Christina Rocks a Radiator Makeover
6/14/14 11:34 PM

I was thinking the same thing, now the previous owner has to deal with disposing of table legs? That is really rude.

Before & After: A Heavy, Outdated Dining Table Turns Sleek and Modern
5/13/14 12:18 AM

Personally, I would've sanded away all the character, brushed on a flat gray paint and added some faceted glass pulls... j/k.

I love the piece and the refinish work that you did looks fantastic!

Before & After: An Art Deco Dresser Is Restored to Its Former Glory
5/5/14 12:57 PM

I can't imagine that being a profitable endeavor. Automating the system by which one creates a product is much easer if the end user doesn't enter the picture until the product is ready for market.

I love the glowing bike idea though! It would make the streets safer for everyone.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Could Help Save Lives Design News
3/21/14 03:48 PM

Yep, you're spot on Frank. Another mcm piece ruined. If you want the cheap and generic Ikea look why not just buy cheap junk at Ikea?

Before & After: A Modern Nursery Staple on the Cheap
2/28/14 12:39 AM

This looks great. I'm glad it was refinished in colors that complement the simplicity of the piece. I agree that a bold color would have looked garish and out of place.

Before & After: Office Cabinet is All Business Up Front, Then Party in the Back
2/23/14 01:04 AM

Wow, all of them are ugly. Great job AT!

5 DIY Bed Frames With Built In Storage
2/18/14 11:24 PM

Why wouldn't you buy one...
Point: hands free and right there in front of your face.
How do you know you don't want (replaced the word "need" since all you really need is food, shelter, water and, arguably, companionship) one? Have you tried one? As someone who spends a lot of time out of the office and relying on technology for my career I can think of several ways that I could use this to improve my workflow. Personally I feel that if it helps keep peoples eyes on the road while driving instead of messing around with a smartphone it's place in the world is justified. Additionally, I feel it would be awesome to have the ability to capture my kids in photos or on video anytime, anywhere, easily. Someone looking to use it to be a pervert (suggested above) is probably already capable of concealing one of the many "spy cameras" commonly available today.

What do you have against technology? *eyeroll*

Google Glass Releases New Frame Design Design News
1/29/14 12:59 AM

Mine is the same way, maybe we need to remodel our mother in laws ;-)

Before & After: Kim's Bright and White Kitchen Update
1/4/14 09:53 PM

You seem to have a good eye. You are so right about the faux (hopefully!?) beam not terminating correctly. Either remove it all the way or extend it to a wall so that it terminates into a plane.

Before & After: Kim's Bright and White Kitchen Update
1/4/14 11:39 AM

People who really cook want formal dining.

Nothing is worse than having your mother in law looking over your shoulder asking what a roux is and why you don't use Campbells Gravy while she's picking at her ear and half prepared food (at the same time) because she is hungry and showed up 2 hours early. I speak from experience, both personally and from working with buyers who have had similar requests/experiences. Some people want a place to have guests socialize that isn't in the way of their cooking. It's better for food safety, food quality and chef sanity. It's the same reason kitchen's aren't open to restaurant dining rooms when a fine dining is experience is the goal.

Before & After: Kim's Bright and White Kitchen Update
1/4/14 11:28 AM

"I personally love the kitchen and if I didn't I probably wouldn't take the time to comment that I didn't or to point out what I would change." -Really? That's half the point of this type of site. Critique is how people learn to do things better. It's the reason most art and design schools do peer critique. You learn to do better by thinking better.

Before & After: Kim's Bright and White Kitchen Update
1/4/14 11:10 AM

Textiles posted "I thought the idea of having two dining spaces was to have one more separated from the kitchen."

It is! You can't believe how many homes I've shown to buyers (I'm a Realtor) where this has happened and the buyer's write it off because they wanted a formal dining room. A floor plan can be too open.

I once had an appraiser tell me "playing architect usually results in functional obsolescence"; he was spot on!

Before & After: Kim's Bright and White Kitchen Update
1/4/14 10:59 AM

I agree with other posters, the remodel added little to no value. The before kitchen looked just fine (maybe not quite my taste, but not bad enough to justify the effort of a remodel) and the after kitchen lacks storage and looks vanilla. Everybody has jumped on the white subway look; it's becoming passe.

Before & After: Kim's Bright and White Kitchen Update
1/4/14 10:52 AM