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I love it. I'm jealous of all the height changes.

I like the little detail in the sheetrock near the ceiling.

If had to point out one thing I'm not crazy about... I don't love when the countertop material continues up the backsplash, and then another, different backsplash is put on top of that.

I appreciate all the hard work you've put in here though!

Moar pics!

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Looks like Ikea in the kitchen... correct? ... Any problems or issues? I am going to do the same thing... I have 60" to work with on the sink (12+36 sink base + 12). They do not make a 12" cabinet with a drawer... so it's either 12" with shelves, no drawers... or the 12" pull out cabinets... Are you happy with the cabinets?

Looks great!

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I am super happy with the cabinets. They are made like Kraftmade cabinets. I reinforced ours here and there with wood glue, larger nails etc. My wifes parents has had theres for 20+ yrs and look great.

Highway 6...home tour is quite a ways away, but till then, there is rumoured to be buried treasure under the flower beds...come over with a shovel and dig for free. Not sure which bed so be prepared to dig in all, but you can keep 1/2 of what you find...hahaha

Flipper...split level is due to 1968 addition (Robert Maurice) to a 1935 initial build. I have the backsplash part of the countertop cause I am OCD and would be obsessed about water etc getting behind the cabinets.

Bobby, Jan, Marsha etc are welcome as long as they dont report child labor violations. Alice is not welcome. There is no more carpet in the house. ha

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My wife was upset I didnt clean up befor this one..

round lights from Ikea and the bubble from DWR. The blue is from the Sherwinn Williams retro line.

Dr Greaser,

Wow nice redo. I was a kid when that look was in and it takes me back... on the subway tile, did you use DalTile or Florida tile or another brand?

Also did you change out the plate glass for safety glass on the patio sliders and side panels? Just wondering.

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all the glass is tempered. There is one part of the house where its sheet glass, fortunately its in a area where an accident would be unlikely. The tile is the cheap stuff at the big box store.

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all the glass is tempered. There is one part of the house where its sheet glass, fortunately its in a area where an accident would be unlikely. The tile is the cheap stuff at the big box store.

I thought your living room looked familiar.....its a small world, Greaser. I think I was in your house when it was for sale in late 2007? It was in very rough shape. Some slab and some pier and beam. Flat roof around the center courtyard. Low voltage light controls. Deep lot with a funky garage building and a well. On the other hand it has a neat overall design and lots of footage. Correct me if I'm wrong, but its a 1930's house that was added onto in the fifties, is that right?

You are a brave fellow to take this place on...... wow.

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I thought your living room looked familiar.....its a small world, Greaser. I think I was in your house when it was for sale in late 2007? It was in very rough shape. Some slab and some pier and beam. Flat roof around the center courtyard. Low voltage light controls. Deep lot with a funky garage building and a well. On the other hand it has a neat overall design and lots of footage. Correct me if I'm wrong, but its a 1930's house that was added onto in the fifties, is that right?

You are a brave fellow to take this place on...... wow.

yup thats the one...sometimes bravery and stupidity look the same....kinda like intelligence and arrogance.

we knew it was a good house, just looked bad. Funky garage hmmm interesting choice of works. Potential lawsuit...ya.

The addition was in 68, designed by Robert Maurice. He has done alot around Houston, and seems mostly in River Oaks. Original house was built in 35

It was very funny to see other peoples expression when they were showing the house. there was alot of WTF, and just the silent head shake, with an abrupt exit.

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Those panels look great! Got me thinkin.... What is the material and stain color?

flipper

mahogany panels from Clarkes Hardwood in the Heights. 4 coats of amber shellac. They look awesome....pics dont do them justice. We bought a walnut sheet and mahogany sheet, and experimented before coming up with the final finish.

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I used liquid nails and a small finish nailer at the bottom to secure it, with 2 people only glue is needed...once the panel is on the wall you can move it around a little, then really press and it holds. These are 1/4 furniture grade panels. They can be used for anything.

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I used liquid nails and a small finish nailer at the bottom to secure it, with 2 people only glue is needed...once the panel is on the wall you can move it around a little, then really press and it holds. These are 1/4 furniture grade panels. They can be used for anything.

$?

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Did you glue the panels directly onto the gypsum? I have seen wood paneling done this way up north with cheaper materials (~2'x4' horizontally arranged MDF panels gridded 1/4" apart, with the gyp painted black in the interstitial for a garage interior by Max Levy AIA). How did/do plan to detail the base of the panels w/r/t the floor material?

Let us know how the room acoustics turn out when you finish.

Nice home.

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I glued the wood over the sheet rock...at the bottom I will take 5in strips and use as a baseboard...the rest of the house uses the same style, 1/4in plywood baseboards. at the top, I dont really need anything, but I may put a small moulding (screen divider) at the top and on the sides. As for acoustics, it doesnt really matter, as long as it looks good.

I butted the panels together..no need for a divider, although I wanted to use an aluminum T-strip...like the plastic ones you see in offices, but aluminum. The sides are straight enough that they join with no gaps.

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all panels are up..doesnt look like I will need top or corner trim...will put baseboard made from same wood. This looks rediculously good. I am super happy with the results...once the rain stops I can cut the other boards..but here it is for now.

well the pictures are coming up, so you will have to take my word for it.

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all panels are up..doesnt look like I will need top or corner trim...will put baseboard made from same wood. This looks rediculously good. I am super happy with the results...once the rain stops I can cut the other boards..but here it is for now.

well the pictures are coming up, so you will have to take my word for it.

boo!!! Just attach them to the post!

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