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Display Name: MelanieRose
Member Since: 4/28/14

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Okay, I'm back. Not stalking, but I just realized I called you Molly. My apologizes. Two Buffalo entries in a row and I got the names confused. So sorry.


Before & After: Keely's Fresh DIY Kitchen Makeover The Big Reveal
7/25/14 09:32 AM

Looking at this again I realize that you had a portable dishwasher in the pantry. Talk about inconvenient. The fridge in the pantry is way less inconvenient than having to roll that dishwasher to the sink every time you want to use it. I grew up with a portable dishwasher near the sink and it was still very inconvenient as you couldn't use the sink while it was running.


Before & After: Keely's Fresh DIY Kitchen Makeover The Big Reveal
7/25/14 09:28 AM

Hi, Molly! Former Buffalonian here. You did a really beautiful job. What a difference a simple makeover makes. I know that the fridge in the other room isn't the most convenient - my in-laws (also in Buffalo) have that layout too, but you make due with the space you have and replacing it with the dishwasher is totally worth it. Diane's suggestion for a shelf at the same level as the bottom of the cabinets above the dishwasher is a good idea. It will make it look more seamless.


Before & After: Keely's Fresh DIY Kitchen Makeover The Big Reveal
7/24/14 04:11 PM

Really fun tour. I love all the fabrics and textiles. I would love to visit, but I would hate to clean this place. It must take all weekend.


Caro & Josh's Colorful & Quirky English Home House Tour
7/24/14 10:36 AM

I lugged several of these from Thailand a while back and gave them to friends and family, but I never kept one for myself. Stupid me. I can't believe some of these sites are selling them for $50+. That's quite a mark up.


Thai Triangle Pillows: Floor Seating for Crowds
7/24/14 10:07 AM

That's an awful lot of sugar and honey for a little amount of yogurt especially since granola is packed with sugar too. I think it would be tasty without any sugar or honey added, but I like to eat plain homemade yogurt.


Recipe: Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles Recipes from The Kitchn
7/24/14 09:44 AM

We have a counter-depth Fisher and Paykel - I think it's 17.6 cu.ft. It is more than big enough for our (four of us) needs. I believe they also make a tall skinny 13 cu.ft one too. We always have extra space in our fridge and we make all of our food from scratch. Sometimes the freezer can get tight with all of the soup and broth that I freeze after making.


What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? Good Questions
7/24/14 09:13 AM

We have a counter-depth Fisher and Paykel - I think it's 17.6 cu.ft. It is more than big enough for our (four of us) needs. I believe they also make a tall skinny 13 cu.ft one too. We always have extra space in our fridge and we make all of our food from scratch. Sometimes the freezer can get tight with all of the soup and broth that I freeze after making.


What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? Good Questions
7/24/14 09:13 AM

The after is so pretty and has a much more functional layout, but I'm still trying to process the idea that your original kitchen didn't have sufficient storage (as labeled in the picture). Not a judgment, just an observation based on my own kitchen storage needs. Anyway, you needed more storage and you went for it and it looks really lovely.


Before & After: Rachel's DIY Kitchen Renovation for $10,000 The Big Reveal
7/23/14 09:25 AM

Question - isn't a craftsman influenced bungalow redundant? I grew up in a bungalow and we also referred to it as a craftsman. Were we wrong in this? Just curious.


Graylin's Craftsman Influenced Bungalow House Call
7/18/14 10:37 AM

I was expecting to see info for raw cast iron. I use baking soda. Some of the marks don't come off, but I don't mind - I kind of like them.


How To Clean Cast Iron Stove Grates Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
7/18/14 09:40 AM

I've had a mail slot for years and never thought about it in this regard. I always assumed if someone wanted in, they'd probably do enter through the back door or a window. Anyway, a mail slot is convenient for traveling because you don't have to stop your mail unless you're expecting packages.


How To Make My New Mail Slot Burglar Proof? Good Questions
7/17/14 11:48 AM

Rolling suitcases are great for laundry and grocery shopping if you don't have a cart. That's what I used while living in Montreal. I didn't mind too much hanging out at the laundromat - coffee and a book made it a relaxing time. The most annoying was rolling the suitcase several blocks through the gravely snowy sidewalks.


Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 10:33 AM

I wasn't going to comment, but I just want to say that your kitchen is really beautiful and you shouldn't have to defend your choices to anyone. Thanks for sharing.
We had 80s cabinets that had also seen roach problems long before we moved in. Boy was I glad when we got rid them. I originally thought we had the same kitchen, same layout, etc. until I realized you had a whole other side to your kitchen. Ours looks almost identical to the window side of your kitchen, but our range is on the left side of the sink...sadly we don't have space on the opposite wall for counters.


Kitchen Before & After: An IKEA Kitchen Renovation for $8,700 Kitchen Remodel
7/15/14 09:42 AM

I definitely wasn't implying that all homes in the Colorado or southwestern states follow this design sense. I was only stating that this style is more at home in the southwest than the east making it seem less trendy. My family members that live in the southwest have houses filled with antlers, skulls and southwest blankets, cowhide stuff all over and they are all in their 60s or older and trust me, their houses are far from stylish. But they are based in Arizona and New Mexico, not Colorado.


Bridget & Jake's \"Make It Your Own\" Denver Homestead
7/11/14 12:00 PM

Your house is not my style, but I really love your home. Even though it is very traditional, you incorporate so many quirky and personal elements that prevent it from being stuffy and impersonal like many of the more traditional homes featured on AT. This has really opened my eyes - I learned that traditional doesn't have to mean boring.


The Pineapple Housewife's Happy Home House Tour
7/10/14 12:45 PM

I'm all about squeezing in a quick nap. I often sleep on the bus and subway. Those are the best naps ever! Once I was woken by the conductor because I took the subway to the last stop and everyone had already vacated the cars - even the lights inside were turned off. Needless to say, I felt very refreshed for the return trip to my actual destination.


Swede Dreams: Snoozing at IKEA
7/10/14 12:25 PM

I think a lot of what can be construed as trendy depends on where the person lives. If this house were on the east coast where I live, it would definitely give off that trendy vibe. However, being in Colorado it doesn't have the same effect. I've never been to Colorado, but this is exactly what I would expect from a Colorado home. Skulls, antlers, southwestern style blankets, rustic wood, cowhide rugs, etc. all seem very Colorado and give it a more timeless rather than trendy quality. I imagine that many people have similar items in their Colorado homes whether they are 25 years old or 90 years old.


Bridget & Jake's \"Make It Your Own\" Denver Homestead
7/10/14 12:09 PM

Well, I learned something. I thought only roofs on the exterior of a house had soffits.


10 Ways to Disguise a Kitchen Soffit Kitchen Design
6/25/14 10:45 AM

Don't be embarrassed! I'm excited too. Haters gonna hate, but I'll be having too much fun checking out the new stuff and drinking my free Ikea family member coffee to care.

BTW, those bent plywood office chairs are really nice. Ours already has them, but they are not cheap.


A Sneak Peek at IKEA's New 2015 Collections
6/24/14 11:55 AM