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Inspiration for Wall of Sliding Doors
- Published on Friday, 29 October 2010
Authors: vezWhile it is not yet finalized, it looks like our basement plan will involve having a wall of sliding doors blocking view of the appliances. I think this wall of doors, at about 20 feet long, could make a great focal point. I doubt we will find any (cheap) off-the-shelf solution for this space, so I have been thinking about creative...
Lead Testing Results
- Published on Thursday, 28 October 2010
Authors: vezWe have replaced all plumbing supply lines inside our house, but were concerned that there is lead in the supply line from the City, so last month we submitted a water sample to Toronto Public Health for testing. We received the results earlier this week, and the lead level in the sample was 32 parts per billion. This is not good, so...
Basement Layout Version 7
- Published on Wednesday, 27 October 2010
We are now on our seventh version of the layout for the basement, and I think we are getting close. We have brought back the large bedroom from our first layouts, as we decided this is important to us. However, we still kept some of the open space from our most recent layout by not creating a laundry/furnace room. This new layout...
Bowling Alley Furniture
- Published on Monday, 18 October 2010
Authors: vezI occasionally search for "reclaimed" wood and materials for inspiration for our upcoming projects, and have noticed listings on craigslist and kijiji for reclaimed wood from bowling alleys. I would love to use planks of bowling alley wood for the sliding doors in our basement, but 3" thick slabs of pine/maple would make for VERY heavy...
Blog Action Day - Water
- Published on Friday, 15 October 2010
Authors: vezOur neighbour posted about Blog Action Day, which intends to unite the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue. The issue for 2010 is water.
She posted this great video that highlights the many faults of bottled water. Additional information can be found at Inside the Bottle. The City of Toronto has banned the sale of plastic...