We have strand woven bamboo and love it. We live in a small city, and there were very few good bamboo options in town. Bamboo options were either crappy or way too expensive. We ended up ordering samples of strand woven bamboo from several online distributers. We went with Ambient but also really liked Yanchi and Cali. Ours is a medium brown (honey) that is hand scraped. It shows some dirt but hides pet fur well. Both light and dark wood (and bamboo) are going to show dirt. Our contractor said that shiny floors are the worst for showing dirt-- maybe it's more that than light or dark. I'd rather see the dirt though than have nasty carpeting. I don't think it's any worse than tile.
Should I Install Dark Hardwood Floors?
|5/21/11 12:34 AM|
I understand the practical aspect of registering for gifts in this situation, but it is really tacky. Gifts should not be expected for a new apartment and developing a registry shows an expectation. It's likely that the people who would like to buy them gifts are close friends and family who know the couple and can pick out items that the couple would like.
Tacky or Tasteful? Registering For a Housewarming | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
|5/11/10 04:52 PM|
The couch is absolutely hideous. I disagree with those who say sell it though. I generally think that it is a better idea to use what you have until you are in a position to buy exactly what you want than to keep buying cheap furniture that you don't really like. In the long run, you end up saving money. It sounds like that it where you and your partner are anyway.
How Do I Make My Big Green Couch Work? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
|2/5/10 09:12 PM|
I would return it and save for Le Creuset.
Should I Keep My Cheap Berndes Dutch Oven? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
|2/5/10 06:56 PM|
I use my wonderful Le Creuset dutch oven for pot roast. I love this recipe of Tyler Florence: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/pot-roast-with-vegetables-recipe/index.html
What Is the Best Way To: Make Pot Roast? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
|2/5/10 02:24 PM|