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by kraftdee
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hide the ironing board?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

by kraftdee
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hide the ironing board?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Try this link. I know I saw this somewhere else on the web recently but this is all I can find now.
http://www.designspotter.com/profile/Nils-wodzak.html
by kraftdee
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 2756

by kraftdee
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 2756

by kraftdee
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 2756

bathroom ventilation

Currently the shower is hitting a wood framed window so the contractor is telling us that we have to build a wall up a little higher so that we won't end up with water damage. We have a high window and a half stationery and half louvre where they will be building higher. They're recommending a casem...
by kraftdee
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Replacing louvres/sliders/textured glass windows
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Replacing louvres/sliders/textured glass windows

Hi everyone, I have 3 sliding doors that need to be replaced. Are you replacing with more sliders or something else? Also, are you using aluminum frame? What brand? Appreciate any recommendations. We are by the ocean so are considering fiberglass...The window shop recommends Milgard. For aluminum th...
by kraftdee
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: dry rot repair flat roof QUESTIONS
Replies: 1
Views: 380

dry rot repair flat roof QUESTIONS

Hello, all. We've been trying to figure out the best way to do dry rot repair and hope someone can help with these questions. Our home is mid-cent modern post n beam with a 7 yr old rock&tar (hot mop) roof with a slight pitch and cantilevered eves. Many of the extended rafter tails have consider...
by kraftdee
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eaves and Rafter Dry Rot Repair Cost
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32895125@N05/ Thanks, egads. Here are photos. I hope they come through on the link. Let me know if you have any ideas regarding the following: 1) Worst rafter tails where the damage extends up under the eve: Is it a sound approach to work from underneath? Can these tails...
by kraftdee
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eaves and Rafter Dry Rot Repair Cost
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

We're still stuck in a dilemma of what to do... As is the case in this thread, everyone has a different solution and the same goes with the roofers and carpenters we've talked to.... Because it is a big expense we just don't know who to trust. Most companies will guarantee either 1 year or none at a...
by kraftdee
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eaves and Rafter Dry Rot Repair Cost
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Thanks for your comments. We've had two different recommendations. Have a carpenter repair the beams and eaves, have the roofing company pull back the roof and reset it. Or, have the roof completely redone. We've had the roof for 7 years and it's supposed to be good for 15-20 years. In the end, the ...
by kraftdee
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eaves and Rafter Dry Rot Repair Cost
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

by kraftdee
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eaves and Rafter Dry Rot Repair Cost
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Eaves and Rafter Dry Rot Repair Cost

The roofers are charging $10,000 for a 1800 sq ft home to cut off rafters and eaves to repair dry rot. Has anyone had this done? IS it a reasonable price?
Our roof is good for another 10 years (this has been confirmed by several roofers) so a whole new roof is not needed right now.
by kraftdee
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Late 60's Modern Renovation
Replies: 22
Views: 2973

Wow, stunning house. You sure seem to have a good sense of what to do. Thanks for sharing the progress. I'd love to know what the tile is that you are using, whatever details you can give?

Thanks
by kraftdee
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: touch plate double switch
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Thanks so much for your replies. I found it!
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: touch plate double switch
Replies: 3
Views: 613

touch plate double switch

Does anyone know where to get a touchplate double switch plate.
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

I know you all don't like the semigloss but for the kitchen and the dining and hall it works out ok. We have the brown beams and wood panels in the rest of the house and believe it or not in the bathroom too. The bathroom still looks fine after all this time. They must have used a great sealer. My r...
by kraftdee
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Who wants to repaint? Not me. One room ok but the whole house... Well, they painted the ceiling (previously painted white flat). They have sprayed with the semigloss and did not caulk between the planks so it looks terrible with some paint inbetween the planks and some gap. Previously it was painted...
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

I can't thank you all enough. So so so so so so helpful. Now I just need to ask a little more advice. My friend told me to do white trim with the Swiss Coffee (ceiling baseboards, door frames, etc. I'm thinking of BM White. Any comments about that choice? A designer told me to paint the two living r...
by kraftdee
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Hello, travelteam. I appreciate your picture. I'm prob going to go with the swiss coffee walls and white trim. I noticed in your photo what looks like a wood door on the right side of the picture. Please tell me what that wood is? Is it a door? Is it hollow, solid? Did you get recently or refurbish?...
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Boxoutbm,
I looked at the photos of your house on the blog and it seems that the light is picking up soft pink hue... is that the light fixture, flooring or furniture, or camera, that causes that? It doesn't look sterile at all. It's really nice.
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

ONe more thing, redneckmodern. Are you kitchen cabs painted? IF so, what color are they.
Also, do you have any accent walls or are they all white?
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

This is so helpful and it especially helps to see your houses on your blogs that look very much like mine (of course, after it gets painted)...we've got old wallpaper in the dining and kitchen.

redneckmodern can you point to the room on your blog that has the behr white color you describe.
by kraftdee
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls

We have the chocolate beams, with the stained wood panels, floors are all pretty much neutrals in medium tones - tiles, linoleum, carpet and cork. Kitchen and dining have been painted white and I don't want to strip --so they'll stay with white. It'll be alot of white. Lots of windows with inner cou...
by kraftdee
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help STLModern landscape his front yard!
Replies: 38
Views: 8348

This is going to sound really dumb but I don't know anything about this kind of stuff. We have sand yard and the sand over time has receded. I want to fill it in at least (at the front door area) to the level of the house. Where would I buy sand and will they deliver it and install it? I can't physi...
by kraftdee
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help STLModern landscape his front yard!
Replies: 38
Views: 8348

Awesome!
by kraftdee
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: PAINTER RECOMMENDATION
Replies: 3
Views: 942

PAINTER RECOMMENDATION

Can anyone recommed a GOOD painter for home interior in LA or the Torrance area? Thanks
by kraftdee
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: AC contractors in Long Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 870

heat/ac installers

I would recommend P & M Mechanical I don't know if they go to Long Beach but they're not far. http://www.pmmech.com/index.htm They are such nice people. They gave my DH so much time and help. The owner even offered for us to come to his house since DH was considering a similar system. We did go ...
by kraftdee
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Carpet for MCM
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Carpet for MCM

Hi Everyone, We currently have carpet in living and bedrooms only that needs replacing. DH has bad back so can't handle the whole house with hardfloors. He wants cushy or soft high quality carpet. I know this prob isn't standard for mcm design but does anyone happen to have any ideas on what would w...
by kraftdee
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mid-mod driveway gate - seeking photos for inspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 2152

Here's another link that might interest you: http://www.eichlerforsale.com/eichler_fence
by kraftdee
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: need courtyard ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Hi All, thanks for your comments. I'm going to take a look at the nursery tomorrow. I like the idea of green things.... That's awesome, BOXOUTBM. I like how it looks. Do the stones really stay in there without cement? Can you think of any drawbacks to adding a little concrete to make them stay? The ...

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