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Price point? Article is kind of pointless without.


The New Mini: Contour Blinds by Helena Karelson | Apartment Therapy Boston
11/12/09 05:31 PM

Can you paint these shelves?


Apartment Therapy Boston | DIY: Using IKEA Shelf Unit as Storage Bench Better Homes Gardens
11/4/09 09:57 PM

Their prices are off the wall. What about an alternative to Home Depot that doesn't insult our pocketbooks?


Apartment Therapy Boston | Walpole Woodworkers: Custom Outdoor Decor
6/29/09 08:34 PM

I repeat: very sketchy neighborhood! Not the Cambridge one romanticizes...


Apartment Therapy Boston | Modern Cambridge Cottage For Sale Boston.com Home of the Week, 1.18.09
1/27/09 09:52 AM

OKAY GUYS!

This is next to Alewife and the projects. It's a SKETCHY neighborhood.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Modern Cambridge Cottage For Sale Boston.com Home of the Week, 1.18.09
1/27/09 09:49 AM

Have people never heard of child-protective cord cleats? They cost a couple bucks and work with ANY blind. It really ain't brain surgery...


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Recall Notice Ikea Iris and Alvine Roman Blinds
11/25/08 07:33 PM

It's too bad this sale doesn't make art a little more affordable especially the student section, which for the large majority is extremely mediocre (I'm being nice) but still priced between $500-$1000 per piece. The teachers pieces are mostly out of most people's price range (several thousand to several tens of thousands.)


Apartment Therapy Boston | The Museum School Art Sale - THIS Weekend!
11/23/08 07:22 PM

who takes 10 minute showers????


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Tankless Water Heaters: Worth the Extra Work?
7/14/08 09:04 AM

And enjoy brain tumors for years to come...


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Belkin: FlyWire Gives a Little Dose of Wireless Ecstacy
7/14/08 09:01 AM

this is some ugly shit right there.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Floor to Ceiling Shower Curtain
6/3/08 05:36 AM

UrbanOutfitters' furniture is total junk. You'll be lucky if it lasts a few months without problems...


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Convertible Couch from PBteen
5/30/08 05:51 PM

First let's ban loud pipes that harass entire neighborhoods while their riders wear earplugs to protect themselves!!!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | WeedWacker Wakeup: What's a Fair Hour For Morning Noise?
5/29/08 06:18 AM

First let's ban loud pipes that are allowed to harass entire neighborhoods while their riders wear earplugs to protect themselves!!!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | WeedWacker Wakeup: What's a Fair Hour For Morning Noise?
5/29/08 06:16 AM

First let's ban loud pipes that are allowed to harass entire neighborhoods while their riders wear earplugs to protect themselves from these unbearably loud exhaust pipes.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | WeedWacker Wakeup: What's a Fair Hour For Morning Noise?
5/28/08 02:23 PM

I like the Kidco magnetic locks because you DON'T need to drill your cabinets and are very easy to install!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Tot Loks
5/15/08 05:24 AM

4ddh,

You can get the same Miele without all the accessories and extra controls on the handle and stuff for $389. Same exact vacuum just stripped down to the essentials. No need to pay $850.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Miele Canister Vacuum: Callisto S5280 Canister Vacuum In the Test Lab
4/30/08 05:57 AM

Dyson < Miele

Bagless is pointless if you care about small particles and lead dust, which is often unknowingly blown and dragged into to your house.

You can get the same Miele vacuum (without all the extra options) for $389. The HEPA filter costs you an extra $40 or so bucks. All their canister vacuums are the same, only the option add dollars to the base price. But their entry level vacuum offers the same performance than their higher priced models, you just sacrifice the bells and whistles.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Miele Canister Vacuum: Callisto S5280 Canister Vacuum In the Test Lab
4/29/08 06:17 PM

it depends on your budget but earplugs will be the less costly.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: How Can I Reduce the Sound of Street Noise?
4/29/08 10:09 AM

Beckyf,

I know the difference between "loose" and "lose". Thanks for condescending and achieving nothing about the subject at hand.

I am puzzled why you want to put such a burden on landlords? Corporate America was not held fully accountable for the lead-paint disaster so you just want to pass the blame to landlords (small or large.) That does not strike you as odd? Why not pass the blame to farmers only?

Deleading a house is a major hazard to people's health and it has not proven to reduce indoor lead dust. Deleaded houses have been shown to return to the same levels of lead after several months. Cleanliness is the most major culprit when it comes to lead poisoning and the biggest sources of contamination have always been lead in the air (thanks to leaded gas, which is now fully illegal as of the Clean Air Act of 1996 for all on-road vehicles) and lead dust from soil that gets dragged / blown indoors.

People should be held to the same laws. Either everyone should be forced to delead their homes or no one should be required to do so. Singling out landlords is just random. If you don't find that double-standard ridiculous, what can I say?

If you read about the subject in scientific literature, you will find that deleading is not effective and in fact is quiet dangerous in most cases.

PS: I'm a happy homeowner living in an old house filled with lead and I do not / have not ever owned any rental properties.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Blogging The NYT: Couple’s Suit Accuses Real Estate Firm of Bias Against Children
4/28/08 02:45 PM

You could also eat less beans.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Good Question: Green Alternative to Febreze?
4/28/08 12:50 PM