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by dani
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

a neighbor installed a slate-like tile throughout his house. it looks amazing. natural, yet consistent -- and $5/sqft (materials)... plus, with hard-tile (as opposed to glue-down cork), the irregularities of the subsurface will be far less of an issue and you'll be building up a bit more of a therm...
by dani
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

again dani, If you're interested in the overlay option like my floors I'd be happy to show mine off sometime, If of course you're interested in possibly going that route. Good luck with the decision! Thanks much! I did get some samples from him, but I think it will still drop the floor a bit. I thi...
by dani
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

jakabedy, on the outdoor planter.... put your height at the front of the planter (by the start of the steps) so from inside it gives the space more depth. I would try to mimic the layout of the planters the same, if possible. indoor: Also, I have had clients keep evergreens and maples in large plant...
by dani
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

jakabedy, this is a hard one :) Make sure you still use house plants here, if you decide to put plants in again. Trees, shrubs, and perennials used outside the house, need a dormant season (winters) to live. That said, there are a number of "trees" that will grow inside. I suggest you take...
by dani
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

dilettante, from what I can tell there are 2 door that access the space correct? If that is the case, I would put a path of rectangle steppers straight across and a specimen Japanese maple on the right (from the picture view). Chose one that has an open form.... a smaller younger tree would be great...
by dani
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

We looked at and got some prices on parquet, strand bamboo and cork.... the Duro floors run a tad high... $9.00 and that's with out install. Cork and strand seem to be about $6.00 for the most pricey of them. So we may look at them. parquet is the cheapest, but we need to find a "good" bra...
by dani
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

Well, they say hindsight is 20/20 but I was puzzled why the concrete was not finished appropriately when this system was installed -- which if I am reading this correctly, was when you owned the house. . No, it's when the first owners built the house. The working is a little tricky. the system is o...
by dani
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

scowsa, I will check out the link.... my husband is not the fondest of cork, but we will see LOL. It is growing on me. All techbuilts I have seen have wood block (parquet), cork, VCT or brick stone flooring. I have also seen the 2 story houses with wood, and carpet. Concrete is not my first choice, ...
by dani
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

Airfloor?

So... we are at a loss here. We have been doing some digging. We have what is called an Air Radiant Conditioning system. Made by airadco, and suggested by our architect, then installed in our home. So what does all this mean? we have about an inch of concrete over the system, so no polished concrete...
by dani
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 40473

OUCH!!!! bless you! she will be wonderful glad she found someone to recover her roots!
by dani
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 3208

well, the wall paper is about off. Now seeing the wall, I doubt it was anything other than wall paper. It is a little rough in some spots, so I am not sure what we will do in there. there are also some patched holes so they are a different texture too. I would like to keep the beige tub, toilet and ...
by dani
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 3208

oh, and this is one I really like........ It's just simple, but I like the orange accent screen in it too.
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by dani
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 3208

bathroom brainstorming

Well, we have a ton of projects going. but in the middle of stripping wallpaper in the hall bath, I realized, we had not decided what to do with it next. So far the vanity has been stripped of paint and resurfaced. I would like to keep the counter and the sink. The rest I am open to. The floors will...
by dani
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: online source for grass cloth/wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

by dani
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Wall color question
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

I'm all for the lighter colors, such as the mint greens and ice blues.... soft yellows. Only because I like the brighter accents of the mid mod era. I do love accent walls and doors! We have a orange accent wall with no art on it, just the TV on a credenza. The orange wall matches the color of our f...
by dani
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: online source for grass cloth/wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

good points egads, thanks!

I now remember seeing a book full at sherwin williams last year, I'll have to check it out. I think I want some thicker grass with more texture, but not too crazy... the string cloth that is up now, is very late 80's early 90's decor.
by dani
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: online source for grass cloth/wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

online source for grass cloth/wallpaper

does anyone have a good online source for grass cloth or vintage wallpaper? We have string cloth in our dining area, originally it was grass cloth. I'm thinking reverting to grass cloth or the perfect 60's era wall paper. I don't need a lot of it, it's just 2 1/2 walls. I need to measure for the exa...
by dani
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: question about trim for concrete floors
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

These may help.... the pic with the carpet shows how it is now. The fork shows the depth of the concrete. under the aluminum door sill is wood, under the window, where the wood ends, is insulation. so that needs to be covered with something.... http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4990820404_85c75616...
by dani
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: question about trim for concrete floors
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

I find base show molding much less obtrusive than quarter round. Base shoe has only one edge rounded and generally does not project out as far as a full quarter round. Pics of what you need to cover would help. I do not like either on most floors if one can get away without them. Can you find talle...
by dani
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: question about trim for concrete floors
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

question about trim for concrete floors

As I mentioned before, we are grinding and polishing our slab. Our foundation was poured to accommodate wood block (parquet) floors, so it's set a bit lower. When we finish the floors.... the areas around the floor to ceiling windows and Arcadia doors will have a gap at the bottom... should we use a...
by dani
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renovation soon aproaching.... QUESTIONS and NERVOUSNESS
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

blinkbeforebeauty, Thanks for the tips! did they use any type of vacuum system when your was ground? supposedly ours uses an Evo system, so the debris is sucked out to the truck. Similar to hardwood floor finishing now. I think we will be needing to get quite a bit of plastic and cardboard. The WHOL...
by dani
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renovation soon aproaching.... QUESTIONS and NERVOUSNESS
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Original base molding with 1/4 round and parquet floors
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by dani
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renovation soon aproaching.... QUESTIONS and NERVOUSNESS
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

dani, are they original? if so, they were removed before when your ceramic tile was installed. I would not worry too much, it can be remilled if needed. They are original. The original floors were wood parque, so they had a 1/4 round also... when the tile and carpet were installed the 1/4 round was...
by dani
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do first...
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

by dani
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do first...
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Two or three spreading, deciduous trees, planted 20 feet (or more depending) from the house is what I'd spend my money on. I do not have experience with horticulture in your climate. If you want free advice, I'd ask a local tree trimmer what he would plant there. FYI... I'd look at Tree spading som...
by dani
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renovation soon aproaching.... QUESTIONS and NERVOUSNESS
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Renovation soon aproaching.... QUESTIONS and NERVOUSNESS

We are about a month out from starting renovation. We have been in the home just shy of a year. Finally, we have decided we are going to polish the slab. Our contractor is going to remove the mastic under our carpets and the ceramic tile in the kitchen, foyer and bath. Then our existing slab will be...
by dani
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Square vs galley kitchens
Replies: 13
Views: 2888

We had a square in our last home, a 70's ranch. I HATED it. the layout was horrible. I changed the layout of all but the sink. In the end it was more of a galley or a T. with the stove at the head of the T. Our current house a MCM has a galley kitchen. It is a wide galley with 6' floor space between...
by dani
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Loves Park, IL
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Loves Park, IL

by dani
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dining Room Renovation. Completed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

by dani
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691


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