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Hello, from a new Streng owner

Postby miss kiny » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:10 pm

We are moving into our new 1963 Streng home in about 2 weeks. I am so excited that we found one to buy. I was getting nervous that we may end up in something other than a streng, but it worked out!

Anyhow, hello....

here are a few pictures.

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We have already scheduled someone to come out and scrape the popcorn ceiling.... I really wish it had the original exposed beams still. Any idea on how to get back to the original beams or is it more energy efficient to leave the insulation and ceilings alone? We will be the second owners of this home. All the old touches are still there.... the asbestos lino (covered with carpet), the original lamps etc.... I am so excited about this... Sadly not a skylight to be found though? Can those be added back in? I have so many questions.... ;) I'll try to stay brief and not over whelm you all.

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congrats on the new home

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Postby jesgord » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:09 am

Congrats on the new home. Looks like it will be a great place to live.

Is this your house?



Love that corner fireplace! :D

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insides and more hellos

Postby miss kiny » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:37 am

yep, that's the one! :)

and hello to the fellow sacramento streng owner.... I can't wait to see your place. :)

I feel like a kid the last week of school.... I can barely concentrate or settle down to do anything, I am so excited. I added a flickr album, shots of the inside). It is still staged and has all the furnishings from the original owner. My sons (6 and 8) took some of the photos with a big dslr, heavy.... so a lot of them are crooked.

So let me know what you all think. We are taking out money for remodeling, updates, fixes, whatever.... and in the back back in the corner under the trees we a putting a "modern shed" (google it) for an art studio that will match the lines of the house but give us some much needed studio space.

I am glad the fire place hasn't been painted. The popcorn is being scraped. We don't know what to do with the floor though.


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Re: insides and more hellos

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Slab polishing!!!!!!

Postby miss kiny » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:17 pm

WOW! Miquel! nice! That is our first idea... We really love that look so much. We are wondering with it being the asbestos lino and we have kids is this too dangerous a thing to do? I know it's not friable asbestos, but it still seems messy. Ideally that would be pefect!

Our other idea is recycled rubber flooring.... ? It comes in a high gloss look as well and is pretty cool.

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Slab polishing!!!!!!

Postby miss kiny » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:20 pm

WOW Miquel! nice! That is our first idea... We really love that look so much. We are wondering with it being the asbestos lino and we have kids is this too dangerous a thing to do? I know it's not friable asbestos, but it still seems messy. Ideally that would be perfect!

Our other idea is recycled rubber flooring.... ? It comes in a high gloss look as well and is pretty cool.

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Slab polishing!!!!!!

Postby miss kiny » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:21 pm

WOW Miquel! nice! That is our first idea... We really love that look so much. We are wondering with it being the asbestos lino and we have kids is this too dangerous a thing to do? I know it's not friable asbestos, but it still seems messy. Ideally that would be perfect!

Our other idea is recycled rubber flooring.... ? It comes in a high gloss look as well and is pretty cool.

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Postby Miguel » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:30 pm

We were very careful doing it, but it was all worth it.
We were lucky in the sense that the tiles popped out without any effort, but for some people this is a hard process and the tiles break. Used spray bottles to keep the area wet while doing it, and of course, HEPA mask, gloves and overalls used during the process. To remove the mastic, Bean-e-doo is the best choice. You can find a lot of information on this board if you do a search on VAT removal.


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