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It's helpful to get a response from the viewpoint of a landlord...thanks for your post.

Unfortunately, though, none of this does a bit of good in San Francisco right now!

8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This Year
7/23/14 02:58 PM

I like the drawer pulls...they're like updated cup pulls.

Before & After: Robert's Tiny, Transformed Cabin Kitchen The Big Reveal
7/23/14 01:37 PM

I also really like that shade!

A Sweet, Pink Nursery in Mexico Professional Project
7/23/14 01:33 PM

What?! Wow!

Before & After: A Rusty Reject Gets a Reclaimed Reno
7/23/14 01:31 PM

I know "kids need to be kids" but I clamped down pretty hard on mine as early as possible. No hard running, no jumping, no bouncing balls, etc. while inside. Fortunately, I have the luxury of living in a place with no weather extremes so I was able to take her outside or to the park frequently.

Eventually it got to the point where all I had to do was say one word: "Neighbors." My motives were selfish: I didn't want to be bothered with anyone else's complaints.

What has helped cement it in her head is that we've always ALWAYS had noisy and extremely inconsiderate upstairs neighbors. I was able to tell her "See...that's what it would sound like to the people downstairs if WE were noisy."

Noisy Kids? How To Keep The Peace With Your Next-Door Neighbors
7/23/14 01:29 PM

You could get a bunch of little potted cacti/succulents and line a few shelves here and there with them, in between the shelves you are already using.

Ideas for Lots of Empty Built-In Shelves? Good Questions
7/23/14 01:11 PM


My first bathroom was in the style of the examples above, except forest green and black. I just loved it. Now I have an "on sale at Home Depot" bathroom. :-\

How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile
7/23/14 01:08 PM

Fortunately I have mostly mismatched stuff so this doesn't really matter. Otherwise my OCD would surely compel me to rotate every.single.thing, probably with the help of a spreadsheet.

One Simple, Smart Idea: Rotate Your Everyday Household Items
7/22/14 08:00 PM

Ooooh...those tiles! I love them!

Very often I see "before" pictures and think to myself "That's really not that bad and doesn't need to be gutted." This is an exception...the before really WAS that bad! Great job...favorited!

Before & After: Vanessa's Mini Chef's Kitchen The Big Reveal
7/22/14 07:52 PM

Nice...before it looked 80s vintage, now it looks MCM.

I do agree that it could use chubbier legs, though. ;-)

Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Goes From White to Wow!
7/21/14 03:56 PM

I got a knot in my stomach just reading that. Yikes.

Renters' Solutions: 9 Ways To Upgrade Beige Carpet by Layering
7/18/14 08:01 PM

As to the topic...I find it useful to snap up orphaned Pyrex lids and stash them away. Invariably I will find a topless casserole elsewhere and I have a set for a lot less than if I had found it intact.

Found It? Buy It: ALWAYS Snap Up These 8 No-Regret Items At Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores
7/18/14 02:35 PM

The cast iron cautionary tales above are very helpful. Thank you, MedianJoe and Kimithy...I had never considered any of those scenarios!

Found It? Buy It: ALWAYS Snap Up These 8 No-Regret Items At Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores
7/18/14 02:31 PM

I agree. I'd never even heard/seen it before a few months ago, but now it seems to be getting shoehorned into all kinds of print. Feels affected.

/end cranky rant

IKEA 2015 Catalog Sneak Peek: Stylists' Ideas Worth Stealing
7/18/14 01:03 PM

Quite a few of these are pure genius. I think I know what I'm shopping for this weekend!

15+ Uses for Tension Rods You've Never Thought Of
7/17/14 02:26 PM

Ooooh...those low bookshelves. Gimme!

IKEA 2015 Catalog Sneak Peek: Stylists' Ideas Worth Stealing
7/16/14 09:17 PM

The before was bad enough to actually be good! The after is quite nice, though.

Before & After: Chris' Timeless Not Trendy Remodel The Big Reveal
7/16/14 07:06 PM! Thanks for the reply!

Lyn Huckabee's Colorful, Abundant Kitchen Kitchen Tour
7/16/14 02:55 PM

The two-tone theme really highlights the features of the piece, especially in the center front. Very nice!

Before & After: An Auction Gem Gets Glam
7/16/14 02:53 PM

I'm temporarily childless right now as well and I've been happily living on sandwiches. My guilt would never allow me to serve my kid a sandwich for dinner every night!

How I Might Eat if I Lived Alone Kitchen Diary: Anne in South Carolina
7/14/14 07:28 PM