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Excellent answer. It is good to read such a responsible reply.

Ursula's Window Seat Room My Room
10/29/13 08:09 PM

Apartment Therapy needs more posts on the value of hiring competent electricians and craftspeople. While today's bill seems high, you must apply that cost to the value of your home. If you want to sell, you now have proof that the electrical work is up to code. Also, you have invested in safety. The DIY ethic has limits.

Meg and Josh's Mudroom: Bringing in the Professionals Renovation Diary
10/16/13 06:45 PM

It looks very dangerous.

Small Space Inspiration: A Loft Bed Suspended In the Air
9/27/13 09:51 PM

I am surprised that you did not originally plan to replace the gas pipes; everything wears out eventually. The money was spent well. Now you have to remember to start saving to replace the roof and other systems. I lived in SF for 25 years and I can tell you that home owners there do not maintain their buildings; the mild weather and frequent droughts allow deferred maintenance.
Apartment Therapy should post the national standards on the expected lifetime of plumbing, and electrical wiring.

Andi's Kitchen Renovation:
What it Really Cost - A Budget Breakdown
Renovation Diary

5/15/13 07:28 PM

I cook Thanksgiving dinners in less space.

Creating a Little Extra Workspace in a Small Kitchen
6/29/11 11:13 PM

After reading all these posts, I realize how differently I have lived from other people since I did not buy furniture until I was in my 50s. Until then, everything was cast offs and dumpster diving. I am going to have to change a lot more in my life.

How Old Were You? First Large Furniture Purchase?
6/28/11 09:13 PM

I was 53 before I bought a piece of furniture that I consider adult. I had to pay off my student loans, cope with unemployment during the 80s, raise my daughter, put her through college. It was so hard for me to buy furniture from DWR, but I love my Nelson swag table and two chairs. Since I live in 400 feet, I don't need much. Since the table, I have bought more furniture from DWR. I find it an easy place to shop with good quality.

How Old Were You? First Large Furniture Purchase?
6/27/11 10:28 PM

Funny, I thought the bed next to the stove was rather normal. I could be very happy in that room--and have been very happy in such situations. The only problem would be food dripping on the bed. Spluttering pasta sauces, brimming stews, over-enthusiastically stirred stir fry, spurting tea pots ....

House of Turquoise Blogroll | Apartment Therapy DC
2/1/10 08:40 PM

I think you would regret tossing it. The lines are wonderful; it is a piece of sculpture. It could be the basis for a whole way of life. Not only is it a magnificent piece of furniture, but it is a part of your family's heritage. My family immigrated so I treasure a thimble and a pair of scissors from a past I cannot know. You can make the chair your own by reupholstering when you have the money. Replacing fabric every 50 years is cheaper than replacing cheap furniture.

Restore Grandma's Chair or Let It Go? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/1/10 08:33 PM

The articles did not mention if the parents were sending their children to public schools. The couples looked quite well off and not typical of most families with children.

My daughter and I talk about her youth in the inner city. It was very hard on her; it was not fun dealing with gangs inside the school and homeless on the streets. She had more freedom to walk and better resources when she moved to her father's suburb. Children should come first. If I ihad had the opportunity, I would have lived in a safe and pleasant suburb with a good school system. My daughter and I could have gone to a well stocked library, a park without homeless, and a school system with books.

Cities are great for the childless and well-off, but they are not good for families who rely on public schools and libraries.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Stay In the City vs. Moving to the Burbs
10/10/08 01:40 PM

Once you paint the walls a lighter color, the bed set will stand out beautifully. With this gift, you have started acquiring the objects that make a home intimate and caring. The stripes are the problem; they drive out hope and thought. If you cannot think of what to do, just paint the room white for now and change the color when you feel more peaceful.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Color Suggestions for My Bedroom Wall and Bedspread?
10/8/08 03:39 PM

If I had a living room that looked like that room, I would entertain, too, but I live in 400 feet. I don't like entertaining with my bed so obvious.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Survey: How Much Time Do You Spend At Home?
10/6/08 05:07 PM

I love Target. I have always purchased bed sheets there. Everything is produced offshore anyways so why spend a lot for a designer label? Besides, I thought AT readers saved their pennies before the current financial crisis. Even the French could afford Target.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Target Bedding
10/6/08 03:39 PM

I would trip over those rails.

Apartment Therapy New York | Chair Skis Paris
10/6/08 05:08 AM

You cannot compare social democracies to the United States. Remember that the Europeans were devastated after World War II. The Marshall Plan revived their economy because there was fear that the local Communist Parties, the partisans against the Nazis, would gain power. The 1953 East German uprising against the Soviets scared the European powers also. Once the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union fell, European workers started losing strikes. They have not had their PATCO yet.

Renting in Europe does not mean living in drug ridden neighborhoods. Schooling is standardized nationally. Your neighborhood does not determine your children's educational opportunities. Europeans can be so sanctimonious. Remember, Europe has a colonial background. It was not pretty: France in Algeria, Italy in Ethiopia. When Belgium gives reparations to the Congo, then they can criticize the US.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Lessons in Smart Spending from the French BBC News
10/5/08 02:25 PM

I can understand loving this light fixture. It is unprretentious, undesigner. It is just a light fixture for a working man's home. I like it for those qualities.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Where Can I Find This Light Fixture?Los Angeles
10/3/08 02:36 PM

Since when have Americans settled for small? A child deserves more space. This small amount of space does not permit building science projects, building blocks left out over night, or parents painting or working. Where does the tricycle go? Americans, demand better wages and living standards! Wall Street Tycoons have bigger offices!

Apartment Therapy New York | Inside Out: Max and Sara Kate's Small Really is Cool!
9/24/08 07:07 PM

Recliners are great. I like the DWR chair, but I wonder how comfortable a big man would be in it.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Chic Recliners?
9/24/08 04:55 PM

Don't buy six chairs at once. Take advantage of DWR sales and buy one at a time. You will look at the chair and love it and look forward to buying more.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Substitution for Emeco Chairs?
9/24/08 10:58 AM

As sculpture it is great, but for the poor cleaning lady trying to dust all those ledges and make her schedule, it would be torture.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Inspiration: Naelyn's Scrap Wood Desk
9/20/08 05:27 AM