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Sub Zero Looks for Less

I really want a Sub Zero refrigerator but I don’t want to pay $6000 when I can get one with similar dimensions and appearance for a lot less.

Here’s my plan: I’m going to get a Maytag or other rectilinear refrigerator for less than $1200 and then to give the refrigerator a built-in look, I’m going to have a vent custom made in stainless steel to dimensions that will equal the width of the refrigerator and so the height will match the height of the cabinets.
Additionally, I’m going to remove the curved handles of the refrigerator and replace them with straight line handles.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1169
Availability: Buy Sub Zero Looks for Less here

New Favorite Website: The Selby

The Selby features portraits of notable personalities in their homes as photographed by Todd Selby. All the homes are pretty interesting. The home of paola kudacki and james penfold is pretty fantastic.

Soho Eggshell Tub

This luxe modern, free standing tub is perfect for a remodel and the price isn’t too bad either.

Deck mount telephone style tub faucet included
White cast acrylic construction
Maximum water capacity: 44 gallons
Maximum immersion depth: 17.7
Water capacity: 44 gallons
High back and contoured for comfort
Dimensions: L 63″ x W 20″
Weight: 143lbs

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Home 00 by Studio i-29

Amsterdam’s i29 has done it again with the 00 House. This 1614 square feet home appears to be quite large due to the expansive wood floors and open spaces. The large movable walls allow for changing the space when necessary.

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Closet doors

These closet doors are actually not too bad. You rarely expect anything from the major hardware stores to be something that you mind find in a home decor magazine, so when you find something that’s simply designed with no silly flourishes, it’s a pleasant surprise. These may be a good replacement for your builder-grade mirrored sliding doors.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Open shower

I’m trying to figure out how add a shower to a narrow half bath by taking over a closet to get some extra room. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of room to take any more width, so there’s not really a way to add a shower door or other major division.

This small bath separates the lavatory from the shower with a simple step down, but keeps the flooring and wall tiled with the same glass mosaic to give the feeling of a larger space instead of smaller fractured spaces. The drain in the floor and simple shower head doesn’t take a lot of space and because there’s not a door, the space feels more open.

Also, the little perch for shampoo and soap is not obtrusive into the space, yet perfect for the necessities.

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Wall of Books at Philip Wood and Tanya Ketenjian’s home

Okay, so the remodel posts are supposed to be less about furniture, and more about actual construction or remodeling your home, but this wall of books sort of qualifies because you would want to actually attach these to your wall for stability, but in this case Philip used two Expedit shelves from Ikea and stacked them.

Anyway, I love the look of tall stacks of books because they add a real sense of warmth without clutter (assuming it’s all books spines and not knick-knacks you’re looking at).

Also, I’ve met Philip through one of my best friends who is a Citizen-Citizen designer, and Phillip is just an all around down to earth, cool guy.

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Sly Slim

I live in an older home with great bones, but it is in need of some serious updates. I love these simple modern doorknobs. Updating to these would really update the feel for minimal investment.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Sly Slim here

Kraus Ceramic Lavatory sink

If you’re on a budget, but still want style, $175 is a pretty good deal on a sink.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Kraus Ceramic Lavatory sink here

Genuine Fake Bookshelf Wallpaper

If you were interested, I found the wallpaper from Abigain Ahern’s amazing house.

The papers are hand printed and designed by Deborah Bowness and there are some interesting options, like my favorite Illusions of Grandeur, which features a fake mirror and chandelier.

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The lovely home of Abigail Ahern

This place is sooooo inspirational. It’s the perfect mixture of old and new.


Pivoting Doors

Admittedly, I’m rather new to the concept of pivoting doors because until recently, I lived in a place where the sole purpose of doors was to keep the outside out. But, now that I’m in Southern California, and the weather is almost perfect year round, you start to think of ways to bring the outside in. Pivoting doors are a great way to ‘move’ an entire wall.

I found some great resources for the pivoting hinges and the hinges themselves don’t look too expensive considering they do quite a lot. ePivots and Rixson both sell the pivot hinges and are a good place to start.

(room shot via Canadian Architects.)

Veneta Cucine

I love the openness of this Italian kitchen.

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Kohler Bath Floorplans

If you’re working on a bath remodel or even new construction, you may find viewing typical room layouts helpful. Kohler has several room layouts starting with a tiny 40 square feet all the way up to the whopping 335 square feet bath.

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Made LLC portfolio

Here is the lovely portfolio of Made LLC, and there is a great mix of simplicity and depth to these rooms.

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