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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-10-2008, 04:03 AM
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Posted By triptakers
pre-made built-ins?

does anyone know of a place that has ready-made built-ins (like bookcases, cabinets, that sort of thing)? Yep, looking for shortcuts, rather not make my own if ready-made is out there...for the right...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-04-2008, 07:12 AM
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Posted By triptakers
I have something similar

We have tiles based on that idea already, lol - alphabet tiles from the toy store - they are great, and actually cost less than the ones at that link. I'm about to Freecycle them now that my kids are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-03-2008, 03:29 PM
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Posted By triptakers
man, I wish I had that program!

actually, the slide will go from the landing down to the right, if that makes sense - it's 5 ft up, so I can get one of those cool outdoor (rated to 250 lbs) ones & stick it right on.
Can't believe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2008, 07:42 PM
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Posted By triptakers
You're totally going to laugh...

but... the door needs to be behind where your chair is... because where you have the door, I'm putting in a slide. :D

IMO, life is too short to ALWAYS take the stairs!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2008, 08:18 AM
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Posted By triptakers
very cool!

thanks for those workups, very cool! I could go nuts with that thing, I think!
Yep, second one is what we're thinking...well, sort of - we'll put a little door there to get to the under-landing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 05:12 PM
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Posted By triptakers
phase 1 - demolition. The FUN part!

Well, here's what we did yesterday (I use the term "we" incredibly loosely here,since I did....well...nothing :p ).
We'll keep the storage under the landing, but now it's soooo much more open, I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-01-2008, 04:42 PM
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Views: 7,603
Posted By triptakers
what negativity?

No! You're just saying what my husband has been saying - but who listens to their husbands? :D

Pergo's not organic, though, and the box even says it's good for basements.... so would it really...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-01-2008, 06:56 AM
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Posted By triptakers
bah humbug!

Thanks guys - seems like the exact discussion we're having over here - but point taken, why risk damage, etc... I guess maybe pergo & area rugs will be our route then (I really hate tile, it's so...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 06:51 AM
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Posted By triptakers
thanks to you both - since we're not framed yet,...

thanks to you both - since we're not framed yet, we're going to try super-hard to eek out the extra couple of inches - can't change the floorplan too much, though, since we've already been permitted....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-31-2008, 05:16 AM
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Posted By triptakers
cork or bamboo in basement?

Has anyone used cork or bamboo flooring in their finished basement? I hear it's not recommended (nor any "wood" floors)...
Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2008, 05:14 AM
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Posted By triptakers
small shower?

Hi!
We're putting a bathroom in our basement as we finish it, and have a TINY bathroom to work with.
Has anyone got (or showered in ;) ) a 32 inch shower stall? Is it a reasonable size (ie can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2008, 05:05 AM
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Posted By triptakers
opening up a stairway in basement?

Hi! We've begun finishing our basement, and are looking for ideas (and photos, since I have a bad imagination) if you have any for the stairwell. We're thinking of doing storage under the landing &...
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