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by Jamal
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help. My 'new' house is too dark
Replies: 48
Views: 17593

if you think those fascia boards and the indirect lighting is orginal and would like to stay with the original theme (along the lines of SDRs post...) one of the techniques used in our home is to put a light behind a translucent barrier. So you could replace the wood panel with a translucent glass b...
by Jamal
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modular wall panels
Replies: 8
Views: 3062

by Jamal
Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help. My 'new' house is too dark
Replies: 48
Views: 17593

Ha! We've been going through the same problem with our house - it seems these MCM homes have similar traits....see related post "to hack or not to hack" here are some things we found out: - since you already have electrical routed to the ceiling (lucky you - we didn't!) - the possibilities are endle...
by Jamal
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Hack or Not To Hack...(lighting question)
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

thanks - we are in the neighborhood north of washtenaw and south of geddes. yeah - our house is the one with the walkout and the deck. there are some more pics if you are interested... http://home.comcast.net/~jhameedi there are spotted cases in our neighborhood where people with more money than sen...
by Jamal
Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Hack or Not To Hack...(lighting question)
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

Thanks to everyone for advice/comments. All things considered - I think there are probably bigger battles to wage on this house... The architect was Robert Metcalf (former Dean of Architecture at University of Michigan) and the house was built in 1963. There are some really cool houses designed by h...
by Jamal
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Hack or Not To Hack...(lighting question)
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

Sorry for the delay... Here is a pic of the hallway - I took it at night with the ceiling lights turned on and without a flash to give you an idea of the light level - looking at the picture now it's close enough to give you a picture. You are looking down the hallway which runs the width of the hou...
by Jamal
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modular wall panels
Replies: 8
Views: 3062

we looked at these about 6 months ago. we were thinking of installing these on a wall in our basement - but couldn't get around: 1) expense 2) seams have to be hand finished between panels - so we were worried about tile ghosting unless someone installs them who knows what they are doing - not likel...
by Jamal
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are Box rain gutters the only way?
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

The gutters have a nice finish now - but as they weather - they will turn a dull grey. Galvanized steel will rust too if left unprimered and unpainted...we could have used stainless steel or copper but the house is not supposed to have gutters - so we'd like them to go away. The weld seams are prett...
by Jamal
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are Box rain gutters the only way?
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

we FINALLY got our gutters done. Galvanized steel - fab'ed on site. We will paint them in the spring and hopefully - as SDR said - they will disappear... 2 sides of the house and garage have box gutters and the opposite sides have drip aprons...the gutters in the back flow out the sides, and the gut...
by Jamal
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Hack or Not To Hack...(lighting question)
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

To Hack or Not To Hack...(lighting question)

We have a false ceiling in the main room of our house -- that follows a long walkway that goes from one side of the house to another. It is beautiful mahagony, completely orginal, and in great shape. We have installed uplighting on the top of the false ceiling to highlight the bent laminated beams a...
by Jamal
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pebble Floor in DWR Stores
Replies: 11
Views: 4039

by Jamal
Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pebble Floor in DWR Stores
Replies: 11
Views: 4039

mlandish - do you still have the company's contact info? we asked the same question at the store here and they said "a company out in california came out to install it..."
by Jamal
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pebble Floor in DWR Stores
Replies: 11
Views: 4039

Pebble Floor in DWR Stores

Does anyone know how to put down a pebble/epoxy floor similar to the floors in Design Within Reach stores?

Is the cost similar to an terrazzo floor?
by Jamal
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Remodeling--what does $100K get you these days?
Replies: 14
Views: 3840

we're not on west coast but consider yourself in good company when you get bummed out at how much/little $100K buys these days...but as Joe said - if you are willing to invest the time (and have it to invest) - there are many ways to save money.
by Jamal
Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are Box rain gutters the only way?
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

we just went through this with our architect before we started our roof/gutter redo... if you have a linear, flat roof with straight fascia boards at the perimeter, he thinks box gutters that keep the 90degree angles are appropriate. some mcm homes have tilted (tilt away from the house) fascia board...
by Jamal
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mid-century Hummers
Replies: 35
Views: 19766

wow - i found a car thread on this site...

has anyone seen the house from the pontiac g6 commercial - where the woman gets in and peels out of the driveway? that house seemed pretty cool - what little we saw of it...
by Jamal
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pictures of our P+K redoooo...
Replies: 79
Views: 21099

PM - thanks for the lead on the doorbell. I knew they looked familiar - (Le Meridien NYC)... Stephen - we have some more pics located at: http://home.comcast.net/~jhameedi We ended up doing most of the design ourselves - and were torn because the house is very linear (hence the linear paths) - but a...
by Jamal
Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pictures of our P+K redoooo...
Replies: 79
Views: 21099

2 questions: 1) where did the doorbell come from and does it by any chance come with an orange or yellow backlight - or is it easily modifiable to such? we have 2 sidelights on each side of our front door broken up into shades or organge and yellow stained glass....i've been trying to figure out a w...
by Jamal
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Improve Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 40
Views: 45345

by Jamal
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Improve Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 40
Views: 45345

Along the lines of Item 22... When we moved in - we lived in the house untouched for 1 year. We soon realized that with MCM homes (this is our first one) - a large part of the interior design experience was the exterior (landscaping, gardens, views, etc). Glass, glass, and more glass... So we made t...
by Jamal
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A Question About Flooring
Replies: 18
Views: 3518

how much is the farbo or stuff like it go for ($/sq ft). We have been struggling with what to put in our basement. It too is asbestos vinyl tile. The thing I really don't like about the tile are the tile lines - any way to minimize the dark lines? What does polished slab cost - that sounds really ex...
by Jamal
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathroom ideas?
Replies: 113
Views: 127497

Our bathrooms were remodeled/renovated - whatever you want to call it. None of the materials used (concrete, glass, nickel plated hardware, chrome, ceramic) are new to the original house... Master (a photographer I'm not...): http://home.comcast.net/~jhameedi/mbroomsmall.JPG 1/2 Bath (ditto...): htt...
by Jamal
Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Base Molding: A naive Q
Replies: 16
Views: 3862

by Jamal
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Installation of Gutters On A Flat Roof
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

by Jamal
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Blurring the indoor/outdoor line - glass and lots of it...
Replies: 11
Views: 2568

just an idea for you - our walkout basement has 4 6'x7' glass panels - 2 of which are sliders. one of the things we played around with was duplicating the look with aluminum folding panels - like a nana door wall. it isn't really representative of the era - and there is an issue with screens but in ...
by Jamal
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Installation of Gutters On A Flat Roof
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

according to the house's original architect - the internal drains (we had 2) were not the problem. it's the fact that owners never got up on the roof and cleaned out the drains (leaves, etc) so they had water pooling in the center when leaves blocked the drain. then as the tar and gravel wore out - ...
by Jamal
Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Installation of Gutters On A Flat Roof
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Next week we will be ripping open our flat roof. The house started as an internally draining roof - the internal drains were not maintained - and then a previous owner sealed the internal drains, added a slight crown to the roof, and added awful gutters on 2 sides of the house and 2 sides of the gar...
by Jamal
Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing the look of fireplace
Replies: 54
Views: 12379

Yup - kitchen/bathroom wall and ceilings done with Graham Ceramic (with mold inhibitor added). Turned out great and super easy to paint....
by Jamal
Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing the look of fireplace
Replies: 54
Views: 12379

oh one more thing on the backsplash - we painted the kitchen and our bathrooms with Graham Ceramic paint - both rooms without backsplash and counters butting up to the wall. It is very expensive for paint but it is amazing how easily stuff wipes off it....very matte too.
by Jamal
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing the look of fireplace
Replies: 54
Views: 12379

yeah we live in a neighborhood called ann arbor hills east of downtown. there are many mid century modern homes near us - many of them with redwood siding. our house does have redwood siding but unfortunately, the prior owner put semi-solid stain and paint over it and that is it's current condition....

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