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Idea: Non-functioning fireplace

I’m not sure if you’ve had the distinct displeasure of getting an estimate for repairing a non-working fireplace, but let me tell you, it’s more than you probably care to spend. I know it’s certainly more than I care to spend. Anyway, this post started out being about bath planning (hence the photo via Kohler featuring the Provinity vanity), but then I found this fantastic image of a non-functioning fireplace filled with fire wood.

Now say that five times fast.

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Studio Ilse

Here’s another inspiring interior project from Studio Ilse. It’s an interesting juxtaposition between both industrial and ornate, and stark and colorful.

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View Studio Ilse here

Suzanne wallpaper from Marcel Wanders by Graham and Brown

This wallpaper is pretty fantastic.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Suzanne wallpaper from Marcel Wanders by Graham and Brown here

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting transforms rooms into modern spaces because unlike a traditional fixture, it doesn’t break the ceiling space, but instead provides a nice consistent light throughout the room.

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Modern Garage Doors

BP Glass Garage Doors has a wide selection of glass options for modern garage doors that is worth checking out if you’re looking to remodel your garage.

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View Modern Garage Doors here

Thor Place by ODOS architects

I was perusing the lovely Below the Clouds today and came across the portfolio of ODOS architects. The Thor Place is heartbreakingly beautiful. It is so modern and simple with an amazing use of space.

Piatto diccia filo-pavimento

This shower is slimline and amazing. The drain is hidden under a Corian panel.

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Cantilevered Stairs at Stairporn

I just found these fantastic cantilevered stairs over at stairporn.

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(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Honky Interior Designs

Christopher Dezille, designer for Honky has a not-to-miss portfolio with some inspiring work. I love the simplicity of this den.

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Create this look: Woolsey Studio Bath

If you like the look of this bath from the Woolsey Studio, it can be done economically with discount plumbing.

This above the counter lavatory sink is $294, and this
wall-mounted faucet is only $268.

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Szymon Szczesniak house by Moomoo

This home by architects Jakub Majewski & Lukasz Pastuszka (aka Moomoo) in Poland is quite stunning. The exterior is an amazing charcoal/black color–It’s worth a look.

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Acme 3-in1 Kitchenettes

Admittedly, these look horrible at first glance. But if you have a little imagination, or even better, the February 2008 issue of Domino and turn to page 76, you will see that these can be customized and can actually look quite modern. What’s great about these is that they’re perfect for a tiny apartment and they are priced at $1200 and up. Additionally, they are somewhat customizable because you can specify the color of the base for a small upcharge and you can switch out the knobs with virtually anything.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1200
Availability: Buy Acme 3-in1 Kitchenettes here

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Spritz Collection from Restoration Hardware

When faced with redoing a bath, you can opt to do it in one fell swoop, with coordinated fixtures, or you can try to do it as your budget allows, piece by piece, hoping to achieve a cohesive look. If you’re in the first category, you may be interested to know that the Spritz Collection from Restoration Hardware includes everything from matching sink and bath faucets, to towel bars and soap holders. I don’t recommend going too overboard with the lighting and accessories though.

Shown: matching wall mounted sink faucet ($565) and bath faucet ($669)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $19
Availability: Buy Spritz Collection from Restoration Hardware here

Secure Mailbox options for gates

If your mailbox is on the street away from your house and it’s either standalone or wall mounted, one sure fire way to prevent identity theft is to protect your mail. For homes with exterior fences, any of these wall mounted mailboxes would work, from the inexpensive vertical mailbox slot (bottom middle) all the way up to the $305 mail drop with optional receptacle (lower left).

Other options include the traditional and modern horizontal mail drops which are essentially just holes which fall to the open ground, so you’d need some sort of receptacle to catch and protect the mail. And, for the mother of all options, the $340 Dvault (right).

Purchase Information:

Price: $55
Availability: Buy Secure Mailbox options for gates here

Discount Shower Enclosure

I’ve been looking at the possibility of turning a large laundry room into a second bath, which means basically starting from scratch when it comes to all the fixtures. As you know, it can add up really quickly and the next thing you know, you’ve spent $15,000. One way to reduce costs is by searching at discount plumbing supply stores, as long as you have time to search.

Here’s a great shower entry that’s 1/3 the cost of what I’ve seen at other design stores. It was listed at $2,500 and now it’s only $799!

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Purchase Information:

Price: $799
Availability: Buy Discount Shower Enclosure here