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Great article. Thanks for the tips.

Sadly, I haven't felt like my place is "home" for a long time. My current place is nice and all, I like the size, etc., and I'm working on the transition. But for now it's a place to shave, shower, and sleep. Mental and emotional support? Far from it. More like bad memories...


Can't Buy Happiness: 5 Simple Ways to Turn Any House Into a Home You Love
7/15/14 12:40 PM

We should have our share in Alberta as well, somewhere near Two Hills.


The World's Rudely Named Locations, Mapped Design News
7/11/14 03:53 PM

They missed Dildo, Newfoundland, Canada.


The World's Rudely Named Locations, Mapped Design News
7/11/14 03:23 PM

Agreed.

If people spoke in person they way some think they can comment online, I wouldn't have them over. I have better ways to spend my time with more courteous people.


Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions
(About Your Home)

7/10/14 06:04 PM

Bed and breakfasts or very small boutique hotels are my favourite. The owners tend to know their town and what's going on. I've been to places I would have never known about without some local guidance and had some legendary experiences.

Knowing what is promoted in the city I live in for tourists, I know there are better options than what the travel brochures list. I suspect the same may be the case wherever I go.

I've stayed in a couple of high end hotels. Some are good. Some less so. I was treated poorly at a luxury hotel at the desk and humiliated in the process. I'm not ready to paint them all with the same brush, but it proved to me money doesn't mean class.


Hotel Escape vs. Living Like a Local: How Do You Travel?
6/10/14 02:37 AM

Thanks for the article! I enjoyed the read and it highlights various impacts.

I live in a boom town. Well, I should say boom or bust town. As long as the price of oil stays high, the city experiences a boom.

I wonder if anyone uses a megaphone to say, "Hi neighbour!" ;)


How McMansions Ruined America Design News
4/16/14 03:06 PM

There's a big difference between the original post and being expected to listen to a 45 minute dissertation on prostate health while you're trying to make it out to work.

A simple, polite "Hello" or "Good morning" is courteous and easy. Nobody needs to avoid each other and there's even a small chance the neighbour you don't know is a friend you don't know yet.

Sometimes, yeah, it's scary. I can relate to the anxiety prone. The other person might even feel the same. But it gets easier. Think of it as CBT.


Do You Avoid Your Neighbors?
4/15/14 01:51 PM

DebiGinAZ, that would be wonderful. Your daughter sounds really special.


What Would You Do With an Extra Room?
4/15/14 12:19 PM

Recording studio.


What Would You Do With an Extra Room?
4/15/14 12:18 PM

It's pretty sad really. Sure, there are the personality clashes that perhaps aren't what you want first thing leaving your place. But some neighbours are pretty cool. And living like a hermit isn't going to do much for the community.


Do You Avoid Your Neighbors?
4/15/14 11:18 AM

Wow! This is beautiful. It looks so classy!


Before & After: A Seriously Stylish Kitchen Renovation on a Budget One Kings Lane
4/11/14 05:17 PM

I've been wanting to try these in my living room and my daughters room. But the appearance of the metal brackets and standards put me off a bit too.

The white blend in fine with white walls. But given the limited choices of colours available (usually white, black, or silver), counting on that happening with anything different is moot.


Small Space Secrets: Swap Your Bookcases for Wall Mounted Shelving
4/11/14 04:47 PM

I wish I could do this in 30 minutes. The last time I cleaned my fridge I ended up with water spilled all over the floor after trying to rinse off the shelves at the sink. Clearly, I need some practice.


How To Clean the Inside of Your Fridge in 30 Minutes or Less
4/8/14 03:10 PM

Pretty cool idea. But I wonder how hygienic it is. It would need to filter the incoming air quite well since blowing detritus from the ground up and all over the body wouldn't be very clean. Unless you have very clean floors on a regular basis.

I love microbiology.


Body Dryer Wants to Replace Your Post-Shower Towel Design News
4/8/14 01:03 PM

At my daughter's school every child has one on their coat hook. There was a lice problem and one of the controls was for children to put their coats (and snow pants, hat, gloves, mitts, stuffies, whatever soft goods they have) in the bags instead of touching each others coats, etc., and ending up with hitchhikers.

It seems to have worked. They still use them as a precaution.


In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/8/14 12:10 PM

I have a dual/triple purpose room - my living room. It's my bedroom, living room, and music studio. Actually, if I took up anything else it would be that too.

The bed is near the window (similar to the recent tour of Jacqueline Clair but with far less style than her) and the small area between the bed and the kitchen holds the rest.

The top of a large chest of drawers on the wall opposite the bed holds the television and studio gear, but that's about to move to the same wall as the bed to balance the room a bit better and (and give me more room for gear with the telly gone to another small table in its place).

It's hard to define a primary function. Ironically, I'd like the focal point to be the living room aspect. In lieu of a sofa (already gone) I'm going to try a couple of smaller chairs and a small side table as a coffee table. I'll see how it goes. I'm hoping the chair/table combo will give it a focal point as the place to sit and relax among the (hopefully organized) chaos - a room within the room. I want it to seem cozy even if it is tiny.

It's been a work in progress for some time. We'll see how it goes. :)


Pull It Off: 5 Ways to Create More Harmony in Double-Duty Rooms
4/7/14 12:11 PM

Wow. It looks fantastic! A stunning example of what can be done.


Dan's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/2/14 04:52 PM

I think I'm in love...


Jackie's Colorful Upper East Side Home House Tour
4/2/14 01:38 PM

Yeah, me too.


New Kelly Wearstler Wallpaper Line Inspired by Liberace Design News
4/1/14 05:46 PM

Hahaha. This reminds me of the scene in Despicable Me when Vector says, "Curse you, tiny toilet".


New Generation of Appliances Targets Small Space Renters
4/1/14 01:50 PM