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Re: Thank You, LiveModern
We had a new forced-air heating and cooling system installed, highest efficiency possible. In L.A., from about mid-December to April you need to have heat. ... by richierod last modified Apr 24, 2012 07:59 AM
Re: concrete shower walls?
BTW, there is a picture of how I installed the panels here:   http://livemodern.com/forums/materialsmethods/97901912?b_start=0#107847053     ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: hardie in shower
@Matt: 4 years and going strong, no issues at all.   @brano: when I bought them they came in 4' x 8' and other sizes like 4' x 10' as well.   ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: concrete shower walls?
@chad: check this post here: http://livemodern.com/forums/building/913022728     The house has been performing well over these last 4 years and is ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
New World Order: Appraisal of Modern Homes
Yep folks, the good old days of hiring an appraiser who you knew appreciated modern architecture are gone. Now the banks go through an appraisal management ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:19 AM
New World Order: Appraisal of Modern Homes
by richierod last modified Oct 02, 2009 02:12 PM
Re: Do you catch heat all year round?
I'm in SoCal. One day, after completing my modern home a lady stopped by to take pics. I asked her what was up, and she told me she was an architect whose ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:21 AM
Re: Can anyone here design a narrow modern/ultramodern home?
Wow, that IS a small lot! There are plenty of architects here who will jump at the challenge, I'm sure. Out of curiosity, do you know what the setback ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:19 AM
Re: finishing fir soffitts
You don´t say, but it appears from what you´ve looked into that your soffits are outdoors. If so, there really is no other choice than the Sikkens product. ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM
Re: Pics of my new home - Need help on furniture =D
I'll add that EQ3 is a good source for modern furniture. IKEA is also a good source, provided that you pick and choose carefully.        -R. ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:28 AM
Re: hardie in shower
Brano -  I used a construction adhesive to mount the boards to the hardie backer - I don't remember which kind, but NOT liquid nails. Go to a good lumber ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: modern window trim- help!
Zora: You're welcome! They are 2x4 walls, but there's no reason this won't work with 2x6 walls, the DF would just be 2 inches wider...   Brano: I like ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM
Re: modern window trim- help!
Hi -  I also chose vinyl windows for their great cost savings. I trimmed them up inside with a simple metal reveal (Fry Reglet) and Douglas Fir trim. ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM
Re: Looking for interior lighting LED ceiling cans
I have 3 LEDs at 400 lumens each shining over a bar/breakfast area of approx. 3' x 12'. This is barely adequate, and when I can I will switch over to 650 ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: cement board for finished floor
My cement board floor is only in the laundry room - as you can imagine it gets a lot of dirt and grit in there - but it has held up fine. I put some masonry ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:38 AM
Re: Looking for interior lighting LED ceiling cans
I recently had to change an LED bulb that died prematurely - luckily still under warranty. It does happen!  Also, make sure to buy the highest light ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: Michelle Kaufmann Designs Calls It Quits
And now I wonder if our brave pioneers of the modern prefab movement discovered the same issues when they folded decades ago. Perhaps we should leave a note ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:20 AM
Michelle Kaufmann Designs Calls It Quits
Please see the article (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/05/green-prefab-firm-michelle-kaufmann-designs-is-closing.html) on the LA ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:20 AM
Michelle Kaufmann Designs Calls It Quits
by richierod last modified May 30, 2009 06:43 PM
Michelle Kaufmann Calls It Quits
Michelle Kaufmann Designs closes it's doors after the economy takes it's toll on production and financing of her green prefab homes. by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:13 AM
Re: Plywood tabletop, how much support?
If you commission this, the woodworker will have good answers for you. If you do it yourself - seems pretty straightforward - you would probably be safe in ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: Glass or Plexi Walls or Shower
Another solution.... I have a big 4' x 10' sheet of 3Form in my master shower, the other side faces a hallway that is illuminated by a big 4' x 10' window. ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: Glass or Plexi Walls or Shower
The thing that concerns me about glass adhered to walls is that glass doesn't move (much) and wood does. So, in a humid environment, and especially when ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: peeling carport ceiling
My guess is that the peeling is caused by the difference in contraction/expansion ratios of the drywall and the "mud" used to cover the screws and joints. ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM
Re: hardie in shower
brano -  yeah, sorry, I thought there were some pics of the bathrooms on the Thank You, Livemodern post.... I used a small reveal, say, 1/8" to 3/16" ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: hardie in shower
Check my entry here under "Thank you LiveModern". I did my showers in Minerit, much like Hardie panel, and it turned out great. Make sure you coat the ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: Repurposed Materials for Rain Screen?
I don't know if it was ever built, but Pugh-Scarpa had a plan to build a house in New Orleans using old pallets as a rainscreen. www.pugh-scarpa.com As ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM
Re: Alternative flooring
I would be wary of using 1/4 material as it will conform to the inherent imperfections on your existing floor and look wavy. A better option might be to lay ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM
Re: Extra Bamboo - can I use it outside?
Unless the flooring is finished with a coating graded for exterior use (doubtful) you are limited to indoor uses.      -R. by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: Insulating a MCM home
Before you get married to the modified bitumen roof - which I think would be a mistake - you should look into spray foam roofs. These are great for three ... by richierod last modified Jan 04, 2012 01:34 AM

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