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What is the difference in quality between Home Depot/Lowe’s porcelain tile and that from a specialty tile store? | Ask MetaFilter.

Flushmount Lighting Fixtures | Making it Lovely. “This is my least favorite category of ceiling lighting, but often in our homes, flushmounts are the only option that will work.” As a lady with 8 foot ceilings I highly appreciate this list.

The Brick House, paint dipped cord wrapped table legs. Simple and lovely.

Propagating Rosemary at Juniper Moon Fiber Farm.

· comments [2] · 05-8-2012 · categories:links · the home ·

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  • 1 Jen // May 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    We tiled our bathroom with an uber cheap home depot tile. I don remember why, but for some reason, we got two different lots from different stores. They were both nominally 1 foot squares, but one lot appeared to have been sized to the nearest cm equivalent and had to be returned. Other than that, I’m entirely happy with how that turned out.

    As for lighting, even less aesthetically pleasing but even more low ceiling height friendly are pot lights. We have that in our basement where my husband’s hair grazes he ceiling. Get ones with a good reflector that are compatible with compact fluorescents so you don’t have to be concerned about heat (in the cieling space and close to your head.) The light will be more diffuse, too. Big box stores will have ones appropriate for retrofit installation.

  • 2 Jen // May 8, 2012 at 10:44 am

    *less heat and more diffuse compared to halogens, i meant to say.

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