What's a design hot take you stand by? 🔥

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DanielaAraya
DanielaAraya Posts: 156
edited July 2 in Design Questions

I'll go first: I love open shelving in kitchens. Yes, things get dusty, but I don't mind a little extra cleaning to be able to see what's in the kitchen.

What's your hot take?

P.S. Be nice! We're not yucking anyone's yum :)

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  • losfrangeles
    losfrangeles Posts: 45 ✭✭
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    Nothing makes me sadder than seeing a cute vintage house with the original features, especially vintage kitchens and bathrooms, ripped out and replaced. If you want a boring white/gray box, please go buy a boring white/gray box and leave the character and charm for those of us who appreciate them.

  • DanielaAraya
    DanielaAraya Posts: 156
    edited June 30
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    @losfrangeles have you watched the HGTV show Small Town Potential? They do a great job preserving the charm of some of these old houses around the Hudson Valley. My favorite episode is a Tudor-style home that looks like something out of a storybook — a good balance of making some modern upgrades while still keeping true to the home’s architecture. I do think there’s a nice way to do the all white/neutral look but I hear you on wanting to preserve the charm of original homes!

  • losfrangeles
    losfrangeles Posts: 45 ✭✭
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    I stopped watching HGTV when one of their longtime hosts entered into a business arrangement with a dangerous convicted felon (I swear I am not making this up). But I’ll look up that show!

  • SNandez
    SNandez Posts: 27 ✭✭
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    Also check out the show "Restored" on Max. Bret Waterman is AMAZING at modernizing while preserving all the details.

  • SNandez
    SNandez Posts: 27 ✭✭
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    Currently I'm TOTALLY here for color drenching a room! It's such a fun, unique take on painting rooms and to me really gives a WOW factor.

  • AdrienneBreaux
    AdrienneBreaux Posts: 64

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    I absolutely and 100% against furniture arranged on the diagonal!

  • DanielaAraya
    DanielaAraya Posts: 156
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    @SNandez YES! I love color drenching and have done this in a few rooms now. Call me obsessed!

  • DanielaAraya
    DanielaAraya Posts: 156
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    @AdrienneBreaux I'm guilty of trying this in my dining room and it made me feel a bit loopy 😛

  • angielolo
    angielolo Posts: 3

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    Wallpaper on everything!! Walls, cabinets, table tops etc.

  • DanielaAraya
    DanielaAraya Posts: 156
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    @angielolo yes!!! Do you have pics of cabinets you've wallpapered? I'd love to see!