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Re: Home Projects

Postby Juice on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:37 pm

okay so i'm here, now what?
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Re: Home Projects

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:37 pm

<giggles like a schoolgirl>
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Re: Home Projects

Postby pittsports87 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:38 pm

lololololol
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Re: Home Projects

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:42 pm

i don't think i want to take a shower underneath what you guys are talking about
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Juice on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:47 pm

who said anything about a shower?
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Re: Home Projects

Postby no name on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:09 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:It really is incredible how much more awesome hardwood floors make your house look.


i cant disagree more. i guess they make it look fancier, but i think its cold and uninviting.

i know im in the minority



Agreed, but the wife loves rarely having to sweep the floors. She uses thoes, instant mops you put the wet nap on?? done. I hate walking on cold floors and it feels like a doctors office not like a house.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby mac5155 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:27 am

no name wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:It really is incredible how much more awesome hardwood floors make your house look.


i cant disagree more. i guess they make it look fancier, but i think its cold and uninviting.

i know im in the minority



Agreed, but the wife loves rarely having to sweep the floors. She uses thoes, instant mops you put the wet nap on?? done. I hate walking on cold floors and it feels like a doctors office not like a house.


I think if I were to ever do it that I'd put it in some rooms but not all. There are times when I like lying on the floor to watch TV.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:23 pm

You can always get a throw rug for the area around the TV. When it gets too nasty from spills and such, just throw it away and buy a new one.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby mac5155 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:You can always get a throw rug for the area around the TV. When it gets too nasty from spills and such, just throw it away and buy a new one.


I know but then you have to worry about fading if the room has a lot of sunlight.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby meow on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:36 pm

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Anyone have one of these? I'm thinking about putting one of these in for next winter. We love the fireplace for aesthetics, but they are about as efficient as...something that isn't very efficient.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Crpl_Klinger on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:45 pm

Kraftster wrote:More energy efficient, hold up better, etc. Seems like a classic aesthetic vs. functionality type of thing. I just wonder how poor fiberglass doors are. Will have a storm door on the front door and it does not get particularly bad weather anyway.


We haven't had any issues with the fiberglass door we installed. Especially if you're putting a screen door/storm door outside of it as well.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby mac5155 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:25 pm

meow wrote:Image

Anyone have one of these? I'm thinking about putting one of these in for next winter. We love the fireplace for aesthetics, but they are about as efficient as...something that isn't very efficient.


my fiancees mom has one similar built in to a TV stand. The guy who sold it claimed it ran on a few cents a day. Not sure about that but it manages to heat one or 2 rooms
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Pitt87 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:19 pm

count2infinity wrote:
Kraftster wrote:Yeah, I've assisted on some Pergo projects and planning seems to be key. If you have it planned well it does seem like a pretty easy job.

Juice - do you have a dog? I'm wondering how the floor holds up to ~90ish lbs. dog running/slipping and sliding on it.


my parents have dogs that walk on it (labradors, so not quite 90 lbs) and it has held up pretty well to them. very easy cleaning too.

I won't do non- original hardwood again. Laminates are incredibly simple to install and maintain, plus the expense is limited to the cost of material an installation. The finish lasts longer and repairs are fairly simple. Even in a bathroom.... tile is so cold, while cork is beautiful, renewable (read: cheap) and easy.

As for installation, planning wasn't as important as having enough material. The guy at Lumber Liquidators near Robinson said buy 20% more sq. Footage than you measure, since there will be some cutting scraps. He was dead on; I used the last plank I had for the last row. Would have never guessed that much, and one mistake would have sent me back.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:02 pm

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Any thoughts about some good ways to decorate these shelves? a tv is going to be going right in the middle
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:07 pm

The usual will work: books, candles, shrunken heads, picture frames, vases, etc.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Don't forget gargoyles and a tarantula shadow box.


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Re: Home Projects

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:14 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:Image

Any thoughts about some good ways to decorate these shelves? a tv is going to be going right in the middle


Is that a mirror in the middle now?

Personally, I'm not a fan of the all white.

I would paint or strip down to real wood on the mantle area or paint the shelves to give them some visual depth. Then decorate with whatever theme you go with. Our family is all Pittsburgh memorabilia, our living room is more "country", our computer room is all tropical island.

Lots of family pictures strategically placed will also give it a homey feeling.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Another option would be to paint the background wall and leave the shelves and mantle white.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:17 pm

Two flatscreens on both sides and a walk up bar would be an amazing wall.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:17 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:Image

Any thoughts about some good ways to decorate these shelves? a tv is going to be going right in the middle


Books, fake plants, memorabilia, DVDs/whatever you want hooked up to the TV...

Options are virtually limitless.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:17 pm

its hard to tell from the pictures, but the shelves, mantle, and trip around the perimeter are off white versus white walls.

that is a mirror above the mantle.

i was just thinking. im a single guy in my 20s, i don't really have enough stuff to decorate the entire thing in terms of pictures and knick knacks. since ill be purchasing stuff i need some ideas.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:19 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:its hard to tell from the pictures, but the shelves, mantle, and trip around the perimeter are off white versus white walls.

that is a mirror above the mantle.

i was just thinking. im a single guy in my 20s, i don't really have enough stuff to decorate the entire thing in terms of pictures and knick knacks. since ill be purchasing stuff i need some ideas.


Wait you're single? Bobblehead city man. Nothing impresses the girls more.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:20 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:its hard to tell from the pictures, but the shelves, mantle, and trip around the perimeter are off white versus white walls.

that is a mirror above the mantle.

i was just thinking. im a single guy in my 20s, i don't really have enough stuff to decorate the entire thing in terms of pictures and knick knacks. since ill be purchasing stuff i need some ideas.


What are your interests?

For example, my family has similar shelves that we put model cars on that we bought when my brother and I were kids.
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Re: Home Projects

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:23 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:
Wait you're single?


I am now :fist:
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Re: Home Projects

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:23 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:
Wait you're single?


I am now :fist:

:fist:
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