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by deagna
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern housing designs vs children
Replies: 10
Views: 4716

Hysterical!

I agree that the style of parenting was quite different and one that we embrace in our home today. Of course, we have a Cliff May and thus have averted the dangers of staircases and indoor reflecting pools but we didn't even childproof the cabinets when given a window in which to do so. Our son is 2...
by deagna
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: SHAZAM! This so sooooooooo boss!
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

...the mirror view television sunk into the table...
by deagna
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nearing the Finish Line: Kitchen Remodel
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

$115 ea.

(it sounds like $150)
by deagna
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nearing the Finish Line: Kitchen Remodel
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

We got them from West Elm. I think they were $150 ea or $100 ea if you buy 4, which we did. We got our big living room rug there too.

It was a splurge.
by deagna
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nearing the Finish Line: Kitchen Remodel
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

I love it!
by deagna
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Photo Contest (Prizes!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1069

so... is the exterior shot supposed to look good or should it look more like it NEEDS the Home Depot gift card? (Ours is definitely the latter-- still).

I'll wait to see if we can get a really nice snow shot since you all in California can't get one of those!
by deagna
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A door to the affordable side - Found Source: Custom Doors
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Those are pretty great doors!
by deagna
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century home buyers - gender of decision maker?
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

totally shared decision.

i've found that modern style people gravitate toward each other and are unlikely to love it if their spouse doesn't.
by deagna
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

very cool. you've probably got a great collection. you should definitely get a scanner.
by deagna
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Joe - how on earth did you end up with that?
by deagna
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

PDF is a great idea! I just don't know where to post it to...
by deagna
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Cliff May Brochure

We ripped out our kitchen cabinets this weekend and found a two page brochure (with termite damage) from the builder of our house. It's pretty interesting if anyone's interested.

I posted pics on my blog
http://cliffmayremodel.blogspot.com/sea ... iff+may%22
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

That's hysterical! :D

That's like our previous owner who worked for an epoxy company epoxying over all of the bathroom tile and kitchen countertops!
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

I remember seeing 3m clear film on that tv show where they break into people's houses to show them how unsafe they are. Thanks for the link. Very interesting.
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

Oh we love the indoor/outdoor. It's why we bought the house. We don't own a single set of shades yet, though we will in the bedrooms. Our house is completely open to the back yard, which is great. I bet our house is quite a different dynamic than those out there in CA. We see our neighbors all the t...
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

We're definitely going to put motion sensor lighting around the front of the house (for convenience and security). I forgot that many of these homes have the privacy fence. Ours is just open all the way around. I know people could certainly break into our house no matter what we do, but I just don't...
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

I think what was left of the glazing compound was original to the house. It was not in good shape. We added/replaced most of it, but we're mostly excited about having a more substantial barrier between us and Mr. Winter.
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

I'm sorry I'm so confusing. Our points are on the outside which is why they're rusted and I'm afraid some of the panes will fall out easily. We want to replace them all with double-pane insulated glass in an all new wood window assembly which would have stops instead of points. I wouldn't think sing...
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

I'll post a detail before we start work to make sure it'll work the way we want. We've never built windows before (as most people I imagine), but Cliff May windows look simple and we love that, so we'll keep it as simple as possible. About those single-pane windows in California. Aren't they a serio...
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

No, the rusted points are on the outside and most of the windows need to be reset because the points have rusted or are just missing, but we just want to replace them instead. When we redo the windows, there will be a lip that acts as a stop on the outside, but I want the removable, nailed in stop w...
by deagna
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

We have recently been thinking of replacing the floor to ceiling windows in our Cliff May with double pane. Breathing is an awful thing here ($400 gas bill last month). We were thinking of building them ourselves so they look identical from the outside (except not operable because we don't want to i...
by deagna
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Skylight Help
Replies: 15
Views: 788

I'm in KC, a little warmer than where you are, but it's been in the single digits lately and our windows collect a considerable amount of condensation which then runs onto the sill. This only happens where we have single-pane glass. I imagine this could definitely happen with skylights. I wonder if ...
by deagna
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Detail - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Thanks for all the comments! I suppose it's kind of nice that all of these prefab homes are detailed just a little different. lasquirrel - I was thinking of painting it a different color than the blocking that rests on it to make it stand out. I think it might look pretty cool, but ours is dirty and...
by deagna
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: furnace advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 812

All of a sudden, I need to get a new one too. I really want an electic heat pump, but we're still shopping around.

I wish you luck with your new furnace, whatever you choose!!
by deagna
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Detail - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

It was not properly nailed plywood. It was tacked on 1/8" plywood. It was hardly big enough to act as a diaphragm. It was mostly just ugly. I guess we should just caulk it from the outside and leave the cover on it there so we can leave it exposed on the inside. I mostly just thought it was a r...
by deagna
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Detail - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Thanks for the responses so far. The detail is kind of hard to see because the metal angle is the same color as the wood surrounding it. The area I'm talking about is just above where the 4x4 beam beneath the window meets the side beam. There is a a 3x4 metal angle on top of the 4x4 with two pieces ...
by deagna
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Detail - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Cliff May Detail - Help

I have two questions for all of you fellow Cliff May owners and enthusiasts: 1. What on earth should we do with this metal angle detail? Is this a standard detail? It previously had a 1/4" wood bandaid over it before and we hated the way it looked. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2402/2205292222...
by deagna
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace redo -- 100 Ways to Screw up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

I love that tile!! So sorry about the septic problem. There's always something keeping you from doing the fun stuff!

We also use the "lots of swearing" technique on our MCM.

Good luck to you!!
by deagna
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interior Trimout
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

I love the transformation! It looks great. It's good to see others in KC doing what they can for modern architecture.
by deagna
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Coverings
Replies: 35
Views: 5558

I was just noticing that on Cliff May's promotional floorplans (posted on the Cliff May Registry website) that he has drapes drawn in. I just thought it was interesting. Probably just a way to show people that like them that they are possible in a house with so many windows. Anyway, we were thinking...

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