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Re: The perfect gray is...

While this isn't our bedroom, this picture is a good representation of what the bedroom looks like now. The walls and the sloped dormer are painted the same color.

by Zoe

October 29th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Re: The perfect gray is...

Thanks for the recommendations, Garnetgirl, Baby Monster, and Yimmers. I wanted to love Revere Pewter because it looks great in other homes, but not in ours. It was way too dark and tan.

by Zoe

October 29th, 2016, 6:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

Replies: 26

Views: 661
Re: The perfect gray is...

*** Update *** We met with our painter at the house today. After looking at all the foam board samples I had laid out, we chose Benjamin Moore Stonington. Gray Owl and Wickham Gray were our other strongest contenders. After deciding on that, we went upstairs to talk about the bedrooms. Our painter s...

by Zoe

October 29th, 2016, 6:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Views: 661
Re: The perfect gray is...

House Cat, I've used foam board for all the samples I've painted. I've asked both SW and BM sales people for their suggestions and they both said it was hard because everyone looks for something different in their grays. Not very helpful. Our painter is meeting us at the house on Saturday to go over...

by Zoe

October 27th, 2016, 6:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Views: 661
Re: The perfect gray is...

Callie, I must have said "That's the one!" about 10 times before bringing the sample boards I painted to the house and seeing it other lighting. Soxfan, thanks for the recommendation for Coventry Gray. Pinto, I've read that post and watched videos from Kylie. She's good. My head spins afte...

by Zoe

October 27th, 2016, 6:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Views: 661
Re: The perfect gray is...

Maccers, beautiful colors! I'm looking for a lighter gray, like Heather gray, but I love the colors you mentioned, especially Pebble Beach. Deb, could you be thinking of Seattle Gray or Sea Haze? Our house doesn't seem to get the best natural light, so everything I've picked so far seems pretty dark...

by Zoe

October 27th, 2016, 6:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Views: 661
Re: The perfect gray is...

Thank you, Redwood! I'll look at those, too.

by Zoe

October 26th, 2016, 3:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Views: 661
Re: The perfect gray is...

Thanks so much, Pinto! I love Revere Pewter and Edgecomb, but they're too beige for what I'm looking for. In pictures I've seen on Houzz or Google, Wickham looks bluish gray, but I might try it anyway. I do like the swatch.

by Zoe

October 26th, 2016, 3:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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The perfect gray is...

My husband and I are having the interior of our new house painted before we move in. Painting is beginning next week, and I can't commit to a light shade of gray or greige. Everything I've tried has been too dark like putty or too blue, purple, or green. We would love to choose a neutral that can t...

by Zoe

October 26th, 2016, 2:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The perfect gray is...

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Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

****** Update ****** First, I apologize for not answering everyone's replies. I didn't have anything to update until now and I'm just now seeing the latest replies since I last posted. I appreciate you chiming in and giving me your suggestions. Soooo, it's a long story that I won't bore you with, bu...

by Zoe

September 2nd, 2016, 2:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Have you (or anyone else) watched Transparent? What do you think? I haven't watched it yet but I want to check it out. We watch a lot of heavy dramas (cop shows, mostly). Blue Bloods is one we really love. I'd love to find a great, light-hearted comedy. I'm not sure that the fall line up will be. I...

by Zoe

August 30th, 2016, 4:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

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Views: 6694
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Have you (or anyone else) watched Transparent? What do you think? I haven't watched it yet but I want to check it out. We watch a lot of heavy dramas (cop shows, mostly). Blue Bloods is one we really love. I'd love to find a great, light-hearted comedy. I'm not sure that the fall line up will be. I ...

by Zoe

August 24th, 2016, 1:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

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Views: 6694
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Missy and Zoe, I will be curious to see what you think! In general I really enjoy Hulu/Netflix/Amazon original shows. Just saw this! D. and I liked Marcella a lot. I liked the mystery of it, and I thought the characters were fairly well written. I do wish the writers would have gone into more devel...

by Zoe

August 24th, 2016, 1:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

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Views: 6694
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Thanks, Lyra! We're excited and it's hard to have patience. My husband reigns me in though, he's good like that. It's fun drooling over everything I see on Houzz and Pinterest.

by Zoe

July 13th, 2016, 7:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Tacori E-ring|1468375195|4054974 wrote:I just watched series "Marcella." It was AMAZING.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcella_(TV_series)


I was just coming to this thread to say the same thing. Well, we're not too far into it yet, but we really like it so far.

by Zoe

July 13th, 2016, 7:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 313

Views: 6694
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Queenie, I'm surprised at how popular one story houses are here. I think my husband prefers two stories, partly for the "exercise" factor :bigsmile:, but mostly because to him, it feels more like a home. I see his point, I suppose, so I could go either way. We both grew up living in two st...

by Zoe

July 12th, 2016, 3:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

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Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Unfortunately, a three car garage won't be doable, but I think with a basement, we'll be fine for storage. We'll figure out where to store the lawn mower later. OMG, we'll need a lawn mower! I've never mowed a lawn before and my husband hasn't done it in YEARS. We may have the most interesting look...

by Zoe

July 12th, 2016, 9:53 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Alj, hi! :wavey: The layout you mentioned, Side A -------- Main Living -------- Side B, is one that I love and one we'll consider if it can fit on the lot. That's what the development's model home is, and we I love the separation between the master bedroom/bathroom and the other bedrooms. We'd use o...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 6:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

part gypsy|1468271528|4054488 wrote:I didn't read through all the responses, but if you can check out the "not so big house" book I think it has a lot of great stuff of maximizing usefulness of a space.


Thanks, Part Gypsy! I'm unfamiliar with the book but I'll look it up.

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 6:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Zoe, you are getting really great suggestions! I found out that the more upgrades that we are putting into our house, the more our builder is willing to negotiate a discount on those options. Some of the options then became less in price having it done now, than for us to do it ourselves (or hire s...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 6:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Thanks so much, Tyty ! I'm writing down your ideas so I don't forget to mention them to my husband. Telephone , thank you for your advice! We're not sure how long we'll stay but since it will be our first home purchase, we'll plan on staying quite a while. We bought a condo 11 years ago but it wasn'...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 6:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

We added lights for every bedroom closet, vented the stove vent to the outside of the house, and wish we'd gone for a 3 car garage so that we wouldn't need a storage shack. Unfortunately, a three car garage won't be doable, but I think with a basement, we'll be fine for storage. We'll figure out wh...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 5:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Thanks, Missy! I hope to have separation between the master and the other bedrooms. We don't have guests stay over often, but it would be nice to give us all some privacy. We need to think about whether we want one floor living or two, in addition to the basement we'd opt to have. I don't mind havi...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 5:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

iLander, thank you so much for your thoughts! How do you negotiate with the sales agent when they've made it pretty clear that the price is the price is the price, you know? We're hoping to save money by having my in-laws do the wood floors rather than use the builder's flooring people. How do you d...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 5:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

December-fire, thanks for the tips! I figured that if I chose a very, very neutral (boring) interior wall color, then any artwork and furniture pieces I choose to hang up or use will automatically coordinate. I can even change my mind and decorate with more blues instead of greens, and it won't matt...

by Zoe

July 11th, 2016, 4:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

I love browsing through Houzz. There's so much to look at, I could spend hours on that site!

by Zoe

July 10th, 2016, 3:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Thank you, MayK! Choosing paint colors is what I'm dreading the most, but we're a long way from that stage. I'll keep your thoughts in mind. Honestly, as of now, I'm leaning towards just sticking with a very safe neutral like eggshell for the interior walls because white goes with everything. We can...

by Zoe

July 10th, 2016, 1:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

NTave, thank you very much for your advice! We know that upgrades would be best suited for kitchens, master bedrooms, and bathrooms. We're not sure what comes standard and what is considered an upgrade, so it's hard to know what will fit into our budget. I do know that white cabinets and a kitchen i...

by Zoe

July 10th, 2016, 1:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Elizabeth, those are all good things to think about. Thank you! We don't have kids, so that's not an issue. We're in our early 40s, so accessibility isn't a major worry for us now. It is something to think about for the future though, which is one of the reasons I'm leaning towards one floor living....

by Zoe

July 10th, 2016, 1:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452
Re: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Thanks, Missy! I hope to have separation between the master and the other bedrooms. We don't have guests stay over often, but it would be nice to give us all some privacy. We need to think about whether we want one floor living or two, in addition to the basement we'd opt to have. I don't mind havin...

by Zoe

July 10th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Building a house...what you wish you had known

Replies: 61

Views: 1452