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Old 06-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Snazzying up ur home. What to do?

I would like to snazzy up my home a little. I am pretty suck at interior decoration and need to despartanify/deminimalize. I don't even have anything on the walls right now.

So this is what I am thinking about

reseal deck - $150
granite kitchen/baths - $7000
redo master bath - $5000
ditch the stupid metal slatted blinds. get pleated or wooden $5000????

get a sectional couch - $3000???


What would you do to spiffy up your house?
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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ripping up carpet and doing hardwood floors.
tile in the bathroom.
garden
new paint
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$5000 for blinds? Try just a couple hundred, unless you have a LOT of windows. When my girlfriend and I put blinds in our house, we did 4 ~36 inch windows, one ~18 inch window, and our master bedroom 36" window was a $120 black out shade, since we both work nights. I think the total came to $240.

www.selectblinds.com

Pretty sure we bought the 2" express faux wood blinds in white.

What color are your walls? A well coordinated color scheme goes along way to tie in all the rooms. We're a fan of "gobe desert".
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I had a set of NT01s in the living room for a couple of weeks. They really tied the room together...

Curly is right, colors and changing how light works in the rooms can do wonders. Blinds are cheap and make a big difference. I'm renting and I've got the same blinds you do. I hate them, but I'm cheap and lazy. Check out roman blinds, the honeycomb looking blinds, or larger wooden slat ones.

A new couch will make a dramatic change, especially if its previously received the same type love as the Miata:

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I would highly recommend a lot of mirrors as they will make spaces feel more open and you can do drugs off them.
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lights, windows, backsplash, tile, recessed lights, cabinets, hardware, paint, wallpaper, etc etc etc.
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not everyone is as artistic as you are
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I can't take full credit for our room baby
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Do something fancy with the walls, and crown molding? Always makes a simple room look a bit more "snazzy". Old shitty carpet? Pull that ---- up and get new better carpet, or hardwood. New counter tops and tile in the kitchen, new cabinets. Redo the bathroom in tile if it's all vinyl.

I'm pretty nifty with interior design thanks to my mom. That's probably not good to admit to, I already drive a Miata and love cats.
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Wife is an interior designer, she says the biggest rule of thumb to "generally" follow is natures color patterns (dark floor to light ceiling with mid tones in between)--it usually adds a touch of class to the basic color scheme. Ikea art prints and some mid-high end furniture will go far. There's also a lot of places on line that have plans for DIY furniture that can turn out really well with little know-how if you're in to that sort of thing.
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Sheesh, interior design? On a Miata forum?

Why don't you guys just tatoo "kick me" on your foreheads?
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Yeah we're gay so what?
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Yeah we're gay so what?
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Gay is one thing. Flaming is another thing altogether.
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If ****** brainsack can have a place like that why cant i.

My place looks like a college students slumhouse. Fail.

I like the crown moulding and hardwood floors ideas. I still have carpet upstairs in my bedrooms.

I also like the lighting idea. My lighting is *****.

Regarig blinds did you have to install them
Yourself? I am afraid of doing something horrible. I can also do elextrical work but i need a nailgun and Great Stuff. Drywall is my type of work thoigh. Just cover everyhing up with spoodge. Paint. Bam. Done


I was thinking aboht a lazy boy couch. U guys have any experience with them? I dont want to go to one of the money laundering TOTAL CLOSEOUT places

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ive got class, bro.

replaced the cabinets and did the backsplash; never buy GE their appliances suck. We added that hardwood too.

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I was thinking aboht a lazy boy couch. U guys have any experience with them? I dont want to go to one of the money laundering TOTAL CLOSEOUT places
I don't know about their couches, but I have two Laz-E--Boy recliners that still look good and work perfectly after about 25 years. They do show some wear, but are by no means junky looking.

Quality furniture is worth the extra cost. Our cheap couch, while less than 10 years old, looks like crap.
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furniture is expensive. get the good stuff.
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brain you live in a townhouse?
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