Paul in Mill Valley, CA's Profile

Display Name: Paul in Mill Valley, CA
Member Since: 3/28/08

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Before & After: All White Kitchen Gets a Subtle Kick
7/3/14 08:16 PM

Wonderful job - it's a beautiful transformation. I especially love how you replaced the garage doors with a door & window combination. It's spectacular.

Before & After: Annette and Gustavo's Incredible Garage Remodel
6/12/14 07:35 PM

Nice work - looks nice.

We're currently quoting on a deck here in San Framcisco and I bet it would close to $15K to have the deck replaced here. I can't believe it only cost $2,300 US.

Before & After: Busted Balcony Gets a New Base Reddit
6/9/14 06:00 PM

Marin County, CA.

We gutted our 1,300 sq,ft. house last year and the renovation included replacing the furnace with radiant heat. The whole system was about $12,000. The system also includes an on demand water heater. The climate here in the SF Bay Area is pretty mild so we don't need and don't have central air - most people don't.

We love the radiant heat. It's so efficient and doesn't blow dusty air through the house. Perfect for someone like myself with horrible allergies.

How Much Does it Cost to Install a New HVAC System? Reader Intelligence Request
5/10/14 08:08 PM

I don't think I would admit this on this forum.

BTW, there are reclamation yards in most cities that stock old doors, windows, bathtubs, etc. So, you may be able to find a replacement at a location close to you.

Reader Regrets: Jake's Short-Order Door
4/14/14 03:46 PM

I really like this. I think the dark wood works well with the green. Great work.

Before & After: A Mid-Century Modern Media Stand Makeover
3/9/14 05:06 PM

I find it a strange mix match of styles and textures. I'm not sure I understand the decision on using that sink with no storage.

Before & After: From Boring Bathroom to Bold! Professional Project
3/9/14 05:03 PM

Probably not a meth house but maybe a hoarder of cats and crap. Sad that they didn't reuse the chandelier - joking.

Before & After: Condemned Meth House Gets Majorly Modernized
2/11/14 01:22 PM

This is definitely pretty but all I can think of is how this is going to look in a year from now - dusty and musty after sitting in a humid bathroom.

DIY Home Decor: How to Make a Vinyl Chalk Cloth Wall Organizer Apartment Therapy Tutorials
2/10/14 11:58 AM

Groovy pad. I love the original Malm fireplace - it's beautiful.

I'm not bothered by the shag carpet at all but I'm not a fan of area rugs over carpet as it collects dirt and looks dirty.

Kristen & Kourosh's 70s Modern California Beach House House Tour
2/2/14 02:40 PM

I agree - not a fan of the open shelves as you have too much stuff and it looks crazy cluttered. Also am I the only one who thinks the dark floors is a bad idea as it shows all the dust and dirt?

Before & After: Maxwell & Ursula's Light Rental Reno Best of 2013
12/27/13 03:44 PM

What a cozy and relaxing space - LOVE the wall cover! It has a bohemian, shabby chic vibe that's very west Marin.

Larissa's Blue Brooklyn Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/24/13 03:01 AM