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Display Name: moparbrownstoner
Member Since: 12/28/11

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Detroit sounds intriguing also.

Living In The Most Expensive Cities:
How Long Can We Keep This Up?

9/20/12 10:45 PM

Having lived in both cities for over a decade, I think housing in SF is actually more expensive in NYC, although you get more for your money in SF. NYC is bigger and more varied, with a lot more on the low end to buy. OTOH rents are increasing dramatically everywhere except the Bronx. I recommend you save up to buy a starter place somewhere for about $200,000. You could buy an apartment in Oakland or NYC, or a house in a rural area of the Hudson Valley more than two hours from NYC, or a cottage or condo in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, which has many of the benefits of the Bay Area with few of its drawbacks. Good luck with your search.

Living In The Most Expensive Cities:
How Long Can We Keep This Up?

9/20/12 10:39 PM

These are beautiful mid century modern chairs, stylish and well made, and well worth the cost to upholster. But what is wrong with the original upholstery? It looks great with the wood and appears to be in great condition. Maybe you should leave it alone and tackle an easier project whose existing upholstery is ugly or ruined. Try a little ottoman or a dining chair.

Worth the Cost to Recover Vintage Chairs? Good Questions
4/16/12 05:53 PM

I agree: White stick on tile floor (or real white tile floor), navy walls, keep the beautiful blue turquoise tile.

What you need is to get some turquoise grout. That thick line of white grout in the corners of the turquoise tile does not look right.

Maybe try white and blue or gray and white striped Hamam towels? Have fun!

Colorful Paint Schemes for New Bathroom? Good Questions
4/10/12 07:54 PM

Such a cute house. I love that 1930s-40s California modernist style with the open beams and the fireplace. It has appeal both at the curb and inside.

Shiva's Eclectic, Romantic Modern Ranch House Tour
3/1/12 12:36 AM

Paint is used to very good effect here.

Michelle & Joshua's Secondhand Compromise Apartment
House Tour

12/29/11 11:32 PM

Most important life lesson learned the hard way: Buy the solid wood bookcases.

8 Things That Would've Made Adulthood Easier
12/28/11 10:23 AM