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Great comment Jeoff! If it was my kitchen, I'd spend the 2K on updated appliances and paint the cabinets white.


What Can I Do with $2000 to Update This Kitchen? Good Questions
7/23/14 10:42 AM

I like dresser tops clear as I hate visual clutter. Because I couldn't get my S.O. to keep stuff off the top of his dresser, I had the master bath remodeled with built in drawers and cabinets from floor to ceiling and got rid of the dresser and chest of drawers. I am judgmental and if you don't have enough storage, you probably have too much stuff. Hate me if you like.


How To Get the Most Storage Out of Dresser-Top Space? Good Questions
7/23/14 10:36 AM

Again, what's wrong with blank space? I've never understood the need to fill any space up with stuff. I agree with other posters: get the stuff off the frig. Way too much eye clutter and it detracts from the sleek look of the room.


What Should I Do with Awkward Space above Fridge? Good Questions
7/23/14 10:33 AM

Books are the best choice. However, that being said, there is nothing wrong with empty spaces. Clean, white, airy is restful for the eyes of the beholder.


Ideas for Lots of Empty Built-In Shelves? Good Questions
7/23/14 10:28 AM

I preferred the white. I like light and airy and orange . . . well, let me just say I think the color orange should only be found in crayons and pumpkins.


Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Goes From White to Wow!
7/19/14 01:17 PM

Our microwave is built into the wall above the wall oven. It gets used just about every day of the week (great for cooking turkey bacon). It's used to defrost meat, make baked potatoes, heat canned vegetables, reheat coffee, make a cup of tea, occasionally it also makes a bag of popcorn. It's also used to reheat leftovers when someone needs a snack. I've used it to melt butter, chocolate and caramel. I consider the microwave a must have appliance.


How I Replaced My Microwave Without Buying a New One
7/16/14 02:07 PM

Less dishes to wash? I'd suggest we eat out more often. Eating not only invovles the dishes and utensils you actually eat with, it means pots, pans, lids, baking dishes, and in my case, measuring cups. So, if I eat out, I don't have dishes and pots to wash, I don't need containers for leftovers (eventually they need to be washed) and I no longer have clutter in the frig from all the meal leftovers. I'd not only save time doing dishes, I'd save time from not cooking, not shopping and not cleaning up the kitchen. Sounds like a win-win to me.


The Easiest Way to Do Fewer Dishes
7/16/14 02:01 PM

Wish I had thought of using black trim when redoing a bedroom. The motif of the room was desert southwest so I used terra cotta colored paint. While I like it, black would have been a better choice when I change the room. Black goes with everything!


Design Dare: Paint Your Trim Black
7/16/14 01:56 PM

Home is wherever my cats reside.


Can't Buy Happiness: 5 Simple Ways to Turn Any House Into a Home You Love
7/15/14 02:17 PM

I am finding as I age, there are fewer people in my world. I don't live alone right now, but my fear as long been of living alone, dying and no one finding me for a long time. My brother, aged and ill rarely comes here. My sister never comes here. My closest friends and acquaintances live in other towns and my cats don't know how to dial 911 when their food dish is empty and the litter needs to be cleaned as well as their water fountain. Maybe I'll get "lucky" and die first.


5 Problems You Only Face While Living Alone (and How to Deal with Them)
7/15/14 02:13 PM

And the easiest of all? Take a piece of plywood or other wood and drizzle paint down the front. Use a variety of colors and drip/run the paint until the board is covered. Makes an interesting piece of wall art.


Reuse & Restyle: 10 Home DIY Project Ideas for Leftover Paint
7/13/14 02:03 PM

As "pets" are not human, they should all be considered exotic! I had a sister-in-law who used to lie about the number of kids she had when she went to rent a new place. She had five boys and it was hard to find some place to live with that many kids. I have always had probably too many cats (high was 6 and currently have 4). We wanted a particular condo but were informed we could have no more than 2 cats. Excuse me, my 6 declawed, indoor-only cats would cause a lot less damage than any one child. Whatever happened to common sense in dealing with life issues? Sorry state of affairs.


Tips For Negotiating a Lease with Exotic Pets
7/11/14 04:10 PM

I agree with you on the rice cooker, rather like a wok, as both take way too much space in the cabinets. I disagree with you on the coffee maker and bean grinder. Those are two countertop appliances we must have in our house. I want a top sheet as is usually ends up as the only covering I get (sleep with a bedding hog; cocoons himself in the duvet and/or blanket). Matching nightstands in our house . . . we go to bed at different times and both have lamps, alarm clocks and CPAP machines.


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 04:03 PM

People should own homes but a major problem is young people want the kind of home their parents probably have. They don't realize they need to start small and that they don't need a McMansion. Most houses built in the 40's and 50's were under 1,000 sq ft. Too bad local zoning ordinances killed the small house. I'd love a small home but can't build what I want. My daughter lives in a manufactured home we bought for her. Her kids? They're on their own. We can barely afford the upkeep, taxes and utilities for our "dream" home. Another issue is young people today appear to be more invested in having the latest smart phone or tablet. Maybe we need to rethink the values we have instilled in our children.


One Inspiring Reason For Owning a Home Comment of the Day
7/8/14 08:08 PM

White is my favorite color for my home. When you find the right place, you will know by the emotional feeling you get. In 1984, we looked for a piece of land to build. When I stepped on this piece and looked south, I knew it was "home." We had a house built on the land in 1987 and I will probably die in this place I call home. Great job on yours and may you have many happy years there in your "tree house."


Kelly's Luminous Tree House House Tour
6/25/14 01:52 PM

Never used Turkish towels. We've been using the waffle weave towels from Gilden Tree for a few years and they dry amazining fast.


Where Can I Find Turkish-Style Towels for a Good Price? Good Questions
6/25/14 01:47 PM

I've tried other expensive electronic self-cleaning litter boxes and gave up on them. Some of my male cats have very large urine "balls" and they tend to clog up the rake in the cleaners; miserable to clean them. Another cat refused to go in the utility room where the automatic litter box was housed. Used my living room carpet instead. I have been back to scooping for quite some time. My favorite cat litter (which I am NOT paid for plugging) is Tidy Cats Small Spaces. I have four large male cats and this litter is the best I've ever used and I've been scooping litter for over 50 years!


The Scoop on the ScoopFree Litter Box by PetSafe Tech Test Lab Review
6/24/14 09:11 PM

Myers-Briggs said I was an ISTJ. This article confirms it for me. I'm an introvert with a capital I.


Design Tips for Introverts & Extroverts (and How to Tell Which One You Are)
6/19/14 07:16 PM

I certainly agree . . . Siamese cats then and Siamese cats now. I already have a white short shag rug in my living room so guess maybe for once I'm "in fashion?"


American Style Through the Decades: The Sixties American Style
6/18/14 04:49 PM

Paint them black enamel. Black goes with EVERYTHING! Seriously, if you own the chairs, they're yours so do whatever you want with them.


Blasphemous To Paint Eames Classic Molded Plywood Lounge Chair? Good Questions
6/17/14 09:07 PM