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A railing would be required for this to be according to even Austin's codes. There is a reason they exist. Guess no permits pulled or inspected. Just guessing!

Erin's Warm & Wood-Wrapped Austin Budget Bungalow House Tour
7/28/14 03:16 PM

AT had me til the kitchen clock told me this was done in 2010. Come on, really? Lately it has been a lot of recycle and reruns! Comments really not Germaine when over a year old. Heck the children are almost grown by now! :-)

Wendy & Gavin's Bright White Cottage House Tour
7/27/14 03:25 PM

I think that you have hit one of the nails on the head as they say. It's about paying it forward and NEVER forget where you came from because it will help you remember where you are going! I was a divorced mother of three, abused and broke, and it was only due to the kindness of others, that we often got to eat, stayed warm etc. I will NEVER forget those days of rice and ice water for dinner, or pancakes for a week every meal.

Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/27/14 10:10 AM

I can only hope that taxidermy, your choice floor or wall, will go the way of the dinosaurs soon, never to return. Also the term tchotchke. Please, let's just call it what it USUALLY is, dust collector, and space invader.

How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/25/14 04:06 PM

I even have my DH in rotation. He is in Colorado working our business and rotates into to town for a week never the same week of the month. LOL keeps him new and fresh to me like towels and dish ware except with a few minor defects. :-)

One Simple, Smart Idea: Rotate Your Everyday Household Items
7/23/14 12:27 PM

I have enough trouble with finger smudges and prints on the stainless steel, can't even imagine the upkeep for some of these kitchens!

And Now for Something Completely Different: 10 Standout Kitchens
7/23/14 12:12 PM

The AT writers may have been misleading but look at all the dialogue it generated! just saying!

Radical Renters: When Renters Make Big Changes
7/22/14 03:14 PM

Are there needs and even possibly wants that can be diy'd and make it even more special. Possibly something for that new house etc. Don't forget estate sales and garage sales if they are available in your area. These can be good places for those lawn and garden items etc.

How To Cut Down on Impulse Purchases, Save Money, and Buy Things You Really Like
7/22/14 03:06 PM

I as well am assuming the shoes are the photographer. Hard to get that shot over the should of a child!

I feel that if you are using cloth napkins, not only should they be ironed but a little starch is a nice touch. Elegance is easy, just a little time and effort. Your guests will be awed!

How To Set The Table Properly
7/22/14 11:30 AM

Ok people let's review THEY HAD $2,000 to spend. All of yu out there that would replace hardware with white, etc etc etc, remember THEY HAD $2,000 including appliances. I think that for their money they did a fantastic job. Biggest bang for the buck as they say.

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen's Fresh Facelift on a Budget
7/22/14 09:22 AM

For me no matter price, bugs boring in my furniture are not wanted. Who is to say that they don't just have lunch through your collection. No thanks for a replacement table for me.

Weekend Shopping Alert: 10 Furniture Finds at 50% off or More
7/19/14 08:54 PM

In the world of rentals it is normally termed "fair wear and tear" which interrupted means, there are certain aspects of daily normal living which put wear on buildings. Know its meaning in your area.

How To Definitely Get Your Deposit Back: 10 Things To Do Before You Move Out Renters Solutions
7/18/14 04:05 PM

You know how they say "Keep Austin Weird" as their city slogan......well here in Denver we "do as we want" but thanks for the help (unsolicited) btw. I love that you have done it your own way, it's works for you and you haven't gone into interior decorating debt to keep up with the ebb and flow of trends but have stayed true to who you are and where your are in your priorities. LOVE the loft! One of my favorite sayings is "stay true, it will carry you through". Oh, I'm in the Springs so I do know! God bless!

Bridget & Robert's \"Collected Treasures\" Budget Friendly Loft House Tour
7/17/14 03:29 PM

Nice to see a home not "staged" for the photo shoot. A home where "real" people live, cook and enjoy their neighbors company over the fence. We had better learn to grow our food again as the agricultural land of this country is being gobbled up by developers, and road systems. These folks will be fed, will you?

A Day in the Life: Katie & Soloman's California Homestead House Tour
7/17/14 11:28 AM

Love this tour! The corbels under the beams in certain places bring the architectural element to the top of the loft. Nice job throughout. To those worried about children in the loft due to the knives, keep your kids home, we won't miss them!

Scott & Kristan's Inspiring Arts District Loft House Tour
7/17/14 10:26 AM

Neighbors can be problematic no matter rent or buy. Owning surely does not guarantee good folks next door! Having said that I do agree that apartment bad neighbors are the worst as they are CLOSE, no buffer zone in a lot of cases. Although loud is still just loud no matter rent or own!

The 10 Worst Things About Renting (And How to Deal with Them) Renters Solutions
7/15/14 03:38 PM

Btw toilet paper is in a basket next to toilet so I am not required to perform yoga to get to it. Two rolls fit perfectly.

How To Make the Most of a Bathroom with a Pedestal Sink Renters Solutions
7/15/14 08:53 AM

I found a very tall narrow bookcase at IKEA in the dent and scratch section. There was enough room between the sink and toilet for placement. It now holds all my anti aging creams plus a few right size baskets to slide in hold unsightly loose items. It is VERY tall, 7 shelves, not deep but deep enough. Secured it to the wall and viola

How To Make the Most of a Bathroom with a Pedestal Sink Renters Solutions
7/15/14 08:52 AM

I love the bath tiles and the waffle repeat of the shower curtain ties it together. Should be glad not sad. I love it and am sure others do too.

Abby's Fabled South End Townhouse House Tour
7/14/14 11:38 AM

It would seem that a question and answer session prior to signing a lease might help with some of these problems. I have to believe that yours is not the only unit and or building with a unit for rent in your area. Sometimes it isn't that the landlord is being harsh BUT they have been stung on someone painting that really had no business having a paint brush in their hand. It's nothing personal it's just the business of doing business. An ongoing open line of communication with the landlord and or management company agent is always a good first step. To perform electrical installations in your unit should be one of those "have a professional" kind of things. Improper installation can be the case of a fire and as we all know, just because you saw in on a self help video does not mean that all of us can do it. Some men should not be allowed to use power tools and some women should not be allowed to use a paint brush. Just saying, know when to get the professional!

6 Rental Updates that Won't Break Your Lease or Piss Off Your Landlord
7/14/14 10:37 AM