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Re: #noshame

Post by nicole » 10 Sep 2018, 17:34

Now that we're back in small rooms I really miss the big rooms.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Warren » 10 Sep 2018, 17:38

JasonL wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 17:28
Thermodynamics suck
People that pay three quarters of a million dollars for their house are happy to pay a few extra pennies to keep it comfy.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Mo » 10 Sep 2018, 18:03

Warren wrote:
JasonL wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 17:28
Thermodynamics suck
People that pay three quarters of a million dollars for their house are happy to pay a few extra pennies to keep it comfy.
Not if you live in greater NYC or greater Boston.
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Re: #noshame

Post by JasonL » 10 Sep 2018, 18:41

I like open floorplans but without super high ceilings. My upper floor master with vaulted ceilings is a PITA to temperature moderate even with ceiling fan running. Part of it is ductwork design sucks and puts registers in the ceiling while barely moving any air, but still - depending on the temp gradient with outside, there's a solid 5-10 degree difference and thats a lot.

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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 10 Sep 2018, 18:47

I'm sure there are some people who do really prefer the feel of larger rooms -- or want them for specialized pursuits like juggling; I bet Jadagul longs for a four-story-high room so his girlfriends can practice their nude aerialist tango or something ;) ;) ;) -- but by a large degree, most people who are impressed by the look of large rooms with 2-story-high ceilings find that they aren't very inviting to live in day to day. People like a feeling of "shelter" even if they don't realize it and so they'll naturally feel most cozy and homey in an area with slightly lower ceilings. (You could even have one large long room and if you put in a conversation area with a ceiling soffit around it, many people would be naturally drawn to it and find it comfortable).

Also, if you're trying to fit a TV area and a dining area and a conversation area all in one big room adjacent to the kitchen with 20-foot ceilings, acoustics are going to be a BITCH. There was one episode of This Old House a while back when they revisited a couple whom they'd helped covert a barn into a house -- ground floor pretty much all one room, two stories tall -- and the couple admitted while they still loved the look of it, the only place they really spent their time was in the nook under the stairs leading up to the bedroom/loft, because the ceiling was low there and they could actually hear each other talk.

The Not-So-Big House books make for some serious design porn, for me -- she designs medium-size (they're not trailers on wheels or anything) homes for people who could ordinarily afford a palace and then uses their budget to splurge on gorgeous details and high-end finishes instead, and it is SOOOOOO PRETTY. *fans self, mops brow*
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Re: #noshame

Post by Warren » 10 Sep 2018, 19:20

Ellie wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 18:47
but by a large degree, most people who are impressed by the look of large rooms with 2-story-high ceilings find that they aren't very inviting to live in day to day. People like a feeling of "shelter" even if they don't realize it and so they'll naturally feel most cozy and homey in an area with slightly lower ceilings. (You could even have one large long room and if you put in a conversation area with a ceiling soffit around it, many people would be naturally drawn to it and find it comfortable).
I don't believe you.
Also, if you're trying to fit a TV area and a dining area and a conversation area all in one big room adjacent to the kitchen with 20-foot ceilings, acoustics are going to be a BITCH.
I absolutely believe you.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Jadagul » 10 Sep 2018, 21:37

I actually do have a two-story ceiling in my living room, with a lofted office. (No nude aerial tango, though; I don't think my apartment complex wants me drilling load-bearing mounts into the ceiling. If I could get up there, which I can't).

I've never found it particularly oppressive, but of course I wouldn't; I'm always kind of confused that people put decorations on their walls, because why would you bother looking at the walls? But the space above does feel nice.

And I don't think anyone else has ever complained either. And the acoustics aren't too bad.

What is bad is the temperature in my lofted office in summer during the day. And the power bill.

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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 13 Sep 2018, 17:23

Amazon Prime just recommended a design show called Great Taste, No Money but I totally read it the other way around -- lots of money, no taste -- and damned if I don't want to watch the hell out of that show. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: #noshame

Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Sep 2018, 17:48

Ellie wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 17:23
Amazon Prime just recommended a design show called Great Taste, No Money but I totally read it the other way around -- lots of money, no taste -- and damned if I don't want to watch the hell out of that show. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Here you go. ;}
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Re: #noshame

Post by Warren » 13 Sep 2018, 19:31

Ellie wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 17:23
Amazon Prime just recommended a design show called Great Taste, No Money but I totally read it the other way around -- lots of money, no taste -- and damned if I don't want to watch the hell out of that show. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Netflix has you covered
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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 28 Sep 2018, 01:27

Ellie wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 13:30
I fucking love watching This Old House to simultaneously ogle at the skill of the craftsman (and feel oddly soothed by watching them work) while simultaneously mocking the hell out of virtually every homeowner and their horrible tastes and tacky interior designers.
Yeah, yeah, don't judge a book by its cover -- but I take one look at her face and her stupid giant necklace and I just know that her designs are going to be HIDEOUS.


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Edited to add: oh my god, she's smirking SO much during her interview. No wonder I hate her. JasonL's unifying theory about my smirk aversion gains another data point.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 28 Sep 2018, 01:36

Husband: I want lots of dark blue in the dining room design.
Designer: Obviously this is what you meant, right?
Wife: It's pretty! Let's dance about it!
Designer: *smirk smirk smirk*
Kevin: Good god, man, just say no to this monstrosity!
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Re: #noshame

Post by Mo » 28 Sep 2018, 06:09

I would totally watch Ellie watch HGTV MST3K style.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: #noshame

Post by dhex » 28 Sep 2018, 07:19

Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 01:36
Husband: I want lots of dark blue in the dining room design.
Designer: Obviously this is what you meant, right?
Wife: It's pretty! Let's dance about it!
Designer: *smirk smirk smirk*
Kevin: Good god, man, just say no to this monstrosity!

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Re: #noshame

Post by Kolohe » 28 Sep 2018, 09:05

Really? I don't think the show could get so much relentless positivity if it had instead hired a golden retriever to host.
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Re: #noshame

Post by dhex » 28 Sep 2018, 10:52

The eyes give it away.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Warren » 28 Sep 2018, 11:09

Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 01:27
JasonL's unifying theory about my smirk aversion gains another data point.
I am not familiar with this theory. link?
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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 28 Sep 2018, 21:34

Mo wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 06:09
I would totally watch Ellie watch HGTV MST3K style.
When I watch HGTV, I go from zero to Frank Costanza very, very quickly. :lol:

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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 28 Sep 2018, 21:38

Warren wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 11:09
Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 01:27
JasonL's unifying theory about my smirk aversion gains another data point.
I am not familiar with this theory. link?
Starts here and continues onto the next page, wherein JasonL unites my dislike of Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Dormer under a theory of smirk aversion.

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Re: #noshame

Post by Warren » 29 Sep 2018, 10:21

Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 21:38
Warren wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 11:09
Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 01:27
JasonL's unifying theory about my smirk aversion gains another data point.
I am not familiar with this theory. link?
Starts here and continues onto the next page, wherein JasonL unites my dislike of Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Dormer under a theory of smirk aversion.

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I see.
I can go either way with the smirk. If it's smug smirk I share your aversion. But a smirk can also be single entendre, which is nice.
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Re: #noshame

Post by tr0g » 29 Sep 2018, 12:18

Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 21:38
Warren wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 11:09
Ellie wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 01:27
JasonL's unifying theory about my smirk aversion gains another data point.
I am not familiar with this theory. link?
Starts here and continues onto the next page, wherein JasonL unites my dislike of Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Dormer under a theory of smirk aversion.

viewtopic.php?p=248452#p248452
I'm sorry, I can't parse 'dislike of Natalie Dormer'. It looks like English but it makes zero sense to me.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Kolohe » 29 Sep 2018, 18:05

*Lannister-like Typing Detected*
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Re: #noshame

Post by dhex » 29 Sep 2018, 18:46

She's the chick who looks like she had a stroke while duckfacing her influencer bid.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Pham Nuwen » 29 Sep 2018, 20:59

dhex wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 18:46
She's the chick who looks like she had a stroke while duckfacing her influencer bid.
I ... can't really argue with that assessment.
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Re: #noshame

Post by JasonL » 29 Sep 2018, 21:38

But in a hot way. Like Liv Tyler

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