A 50/50 solution of vinegar and water is a great, pet-friendly, kid-friendly floor cleaner (although it does make my dog sneeze if she sniffs the floor while it's wet). I just spray it on with a spray bottle and wipe it up with a shammy or microfiber cloth attached to a Swiffer wetmop. Easy peasy, and it does an amazingly good job. Great on tile too.
Homekeeping 101: Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor
|1/19/12 4:30 PM|
We put in a quartz countertop (Cambria) when we did our kitchen 4 years ago and LOVE it. The description above says engineered stones are not heat resistant, but we've found them to be. (Silly me always thought they were heat resistant [oops!], and I've placed many a hot baking pan on the countertop with no ill effects.) We LOVE our quartz countertops and will likely be using quartz in our next kitchen (we're moving in a few months). Although I love the look of wood, too...just a little nervous about how well wood countertops clean up, especially when it comes to preparing/cooking meat.
Ultimate Guide to Choosing Countertops: Pros & Cons
|6/8/11 12:07 AM|
Wow...gorgeous home. I'm an AT junkie but have never posted a comment...I just now created an account, however, so I could comment on this home. Props to the owners. My husband & I own a Western Pennsylvania home close in age (113 years old) and similar in feel (albeit about 500-square-feet smaller), but I've struggled tremendously to keep the home light and bright with the original dark woodwork. This home tour is a great source of inspiration on how to pull it off. Definitely bookmarking this one!
Angelique's Feminine Vintage Harmony
|2/24/11 9:50 PM|