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OMG - I am working from home today and an email just came in and it seems I was just given the Spotlight award for Q1. OMG. This comes with cash too. Dear God. I was not expecting this at all. I should be happy, really but this is also a bit more pressure to continue to do well or better. Just when I was thinking about relaxing a bit more this year.
 

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My birthday dress from December 2017. I had a blast. I took this just before my friends came over for the birthday bash.

I am obviously going to the artistic route there again.





I was at home so I was wearing sandals.
 
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Have you finished your house yet or still under constructions? Are you having fun?
Ya guest bathroom. Ripped out old vanity and medicine cab, made a niche and textured the walls to blend. Will put in new vanity the next couple days. Still have to paint, connect the drain and water but easy from here. Learned how to do plumbing and electrical.

I always have fun, arm is almost ready to start working out again and weather is amazing. Got up to 83 here today.

My lunch today. Have a gone a bit lazy this week and didn't make much at home.

Looks really good, havent had chinese in a while. You guys have detailed boxes up there, we have the plain red and white one.

Btw the chinese food containers unfolds into a plate, they did a neat job on it
 

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Ya guest bathroom. Ripped out old vanity and medicine cab, made a niche and textured the walls to blend. Will put in new vanity the next couple days. Still have to paint, connect the drain and water but easy from here. Learned how to do plumbing and electrical.

I always have fun, arm is almost ready to start working out again and weather is amazing. Got up to 83 here today.

Looks really good, havent had chinese in a while. You guys have detailed boxes up there, we have the plain red and white one.

Btw the chinese food containers unfolds into a plate, they did a neat job on it
Are you going to school to learn that or learning all by yourself online or something? The Contractor who worked in my house didn't know either plumbing or electrical so he had to hire an actual plumber and electrician to do the work. He did do the demo though and the wallpapers and some other stuff. He even had someone putting the tiles in the washrooms but he did do the backsplash in the kitchen. And some of the flooring.

Good to hear that the arm has been healed properly. It does take its time, doesn't it.

Weather has been relentless as far February is concerned. Oh well...we do kind of expect it. And it has its beauty too.

And that was Japanese not Chinese. :p I think it was a protein bowl but I'd asked them to add some rice (was craving for it). I wasn't able to finish it though so ate the leftover last night. I love the food containers, yes.
 
Are you going to school to learn that or learning all by yourself online or something? The Contractor who worked in my house didn't know either plumbing or electrical so he had to hire an actual plumber and electrician to do the work. He did do the demo though and the wallpapers and some other stuff. He even had someone putting the tiles in the washrooms but he did do the backsplash in the kitchen. And some of the flooring.

Good to hear that the arm has been healed properly. It does take its time, doesn't it.

Weather has been relentless as far February is concerned. Oh well...we do kind of expect it. And it has its beauty too.

And that was Japanese not Chinese. :p I think it was a protein bowl but I'd asked them to add some rice (was craving for it). I wasn't able to finish it though so ate the leftover last night. I love the food containers, yes.
Nah ive always been handy, fix my own stuff, string my own rackets etc. It was probably electrical, can be tricky. Plumbing is just cutting and connecting pipes (but dirty work)

Its been 3months now, can finally pick stuff up using a top claw grip

I have a friend who lives in tornonto, says the artic thing is coming back :( Its 78 here now, have windows open

Looks tasty, honestly though i cant tell the difference between chinese and japanese.

Hope your day goes well :) This forum has lost a step or two
 
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Nah ive always been handy, fix my own stuff, string my own rackets etc. It was probably electrical, can be tricky. Plumbing is just cutting and connecting pipes (but dirty work)

Its been 3months now, can finally pick stuff up using a top claw grip

I have a friend who lives in tornonto, says the artic thing is coming back :( Its 78 here now, have windows open

Looks tasty, honestly though i cant tell the difference between chinese and japanese.

Hope your day goes well :) This forum has lost a step or two
I can see the electrical one being tricky - not to mention dangerous. Perhaps best to hire a certified electrician to do the job? As manly as you think all this is, you may end up electrocuting yourself lmho! :p

Look, there's really a good amount of difference between Chinese and Japanese food but I don't want to bore you with this.

The day was terrible though worked from home workwise it was terrible. Didn't even get a chance to have a decent meal. Had a deadline and a lot of issues with another deadline so had to go back and forth with a lot of people and was on the phone a lot. Hope your day went well though.

So your friend in Toronto knows what's going on here. Today it was just bizarre. It started out being foggy and windy. Then the sun came out for a brief moment. Soon after flurries started followed by gusty wind followed by sun again etc. It was just plain crazy. I was very busy but I could still see what was going on outside through the big windows. One time I even saw a black trash bag flying by and I am on the 22nd floor! The crazy wind brought it that high up. Crazy stuff - so much for global warming and all, really.
 
I can see the electrical one being tricky - not to mention dangerous. Perhaps best to hire a certified electrician to do the job? As manly as you think all this is, you may end up electrocuting yourself lmho! :p

Look, there's really a good amount of difference between Chinese and Japanese food but I don't want to bore you with this.

The day was terrible though worked from home workwise it was terrible. Didn't even get a chance to have a decent meal. Had a deadline and a lot of issues with another deadline so had to go back and forth with a lot of people and was on the phone a lot. Hope your day went well though.

So your friend in Toronto knows what's going on here. Today it was just bizarre. It started out being foggy and windy. Then the sun came out for a brief moment. Soon after flurries started followed by gusty wind followed by sun again etc. It was just plain crazy. I was very busy but I could still see what was going on outside through the big windows. One time I even saw a black trash bag flying by and I am on the 22nd floor! The crazy wind brought it that high up. Crazy stuff - so much for global warming and all, really.
Its tricky because you have to send back a wire to the box (3 wires, im used to positive negative), doesnt make sense but i get it now. Im very safe, i turn of the breaker, the switch and have a little tool that lights up if there is current. Ive done my drier and hotwater tank elements (240v). The problem is when you have to crawl the attic, find the 2*4 where the wall is shared, drill a hole and drop the line (hope you drilled the right spot).

Most of the japanese here are steak houses, very good, yours looks like chinese, maybe the rice.

At least its over :)

Ya, said it was 70mph winds and super cold. Its nice here now 67, dont even have to wear a shirt.

Does your building move when it gets windy? I was on a very high floor in hawaii and could feel it. Im afraid of heights as it is, thought it was going to fall over.
 

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Its tricky because you have to send back a wire to the box (3 wires, im used to positive negative), doesnt make sense but i get it now. Im very safe, i turn of the breaker, the switch and have a little tool that lights up if there is current. Ive done my drier and hotwater tank elements (240v). The problem is when you have to crawl the attic, find the 2*4 where the wall is shared, drill a hole and drop the line (hope you drilled the right spot).

Most of the japanese here are steak houses, very good, yours looks like chinese, maybe the rice.

At least its over :)

Ya, said it was 70mph winds and super cold. Its nice here now 67, dont even have to wear a shirt.

Does your building move when it gets windy? I was on a very high floor in hawaii and could feel it. Im afraid of heights as it is, thought it was going to fall over.
Personally I don't think you should be allowed to do any kind of electrical work if you don't have the certificate for it. Sorry for being harsh but I am trying to save your life here. :)

I do have some electrical issues in my apartment; for example, some of the sockets don't work. And one of the light fixtures under one of the cabinets is loose so it goes off every now and then. I put something there so it would stay on, but that's not the right way of doing things. I have an electrician who comes and fixes a few things but he's much older, takes ages and talks far more than the work, so if I call him he is here for the whole day. And given that he's Russian therefore can barely speak English (not a racist comment but he just came to Canada in his mid 40s I think and wasn't able to pick English up properly) keeps the conversation to a one way street. I just nod and pretend to understand lmho. He's such a sweetheart though and I always give him tea/coffee with some nice snacks. He enjoys that very much.

Both Chinese and Japanese predominantly eat rice as most Asians do not just these countries. So it's a very common element all throughout Asia.

As to my building, it trembles like a little girl when it gets very windy and makes these really eerie noises and also, the rough wind tends to growl. So you'd probably react to that like a little girl too given that you have issues with heights. lmho :p But it doesn't bother me and I am used to it. I just ignore it.
 
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Another snow storm is heading our way with a combination of 15-25 cm snow, ice pallets and possible freezing rain and strong winds tomorrow.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
Personally I don't think you should be allowed to do any kind of electrical work if you don't have the certificate for it. Sorry for being harsh but I am trying to save your life here. :)

I do have some electrical issues in my apartment; for example, some of the sockets don't work. And one of the light fixtures under one of the cabinets is loose so it goes off every now and then. I put something there so it would stay on, but that's not the right way of doing things. I have an electrician who comes and fixes a few things but he's much older, takes ages and talks far more than the work, so if I call him he is here for the whole day. And given that he's Russian therefore can barely speak English (not a racist comment but he just came to Canada in his mid 40s I think and wasn't able to pick English up properly) keeps the conversation to a one way street. I just nod and pretend to understand lmho. He's such a sweetheart though and I always give him tea/coffee with some nice snacks. He enjoys that very much.

Both Chinese and Japanese predominantly eat rice as most Asians do not just these countries. So it's a very common element all throughout Asia.

As to my building, it trembles like a little girl when it gets very windy and makes these really eerie noises and also, the rough wind tends to growl. So you'd probably react to that like a little girl too given that you have issues with heights. lmho :p But it doesn't bother me and I am used to it. I just ignore it.
If you understood how it worked you would see how safe it is, more risk in falling off the ladder. A friend of mine is a pro and doesnt even flip the breaker for most stuff, just puts on rubber gloves.

When the lights are flickering, you could create a spark that creates a fire. I assume you got it taken care of.

Gotta watch out for flickering power, could create a spark.

Thats the nice thing about trade type work, language doesnt really matter.

I'll have to keep an eye out for a japanese place, cant recall one in the area.

I probably wouldnt even get on the elevator, no fond of those either.

Another snow storm is heading our way with a combination of 15-25 cm snow, ice pallets and possible freezing rain and strong winds tomorrow.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
You guys are getting hit hard up there, i think florida is the only place that wasnt hit by the vortex (thanks gulf of mexico). 78 here today, windows are open. Cold is coming though :( Gonna get down to 50
 

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If you understood how it worked you would see how safe it is, more risk in falling off the ladder. A friend of mine is a pro and doesnt even flip the breaker for most stuff, just puts on rubber gloves.

When the lights are flickering, you could create a spark that creates a fire. I assume you got it taken care of.

Gotta watch out for flickering power, could create a spark.

Thats the nice thing about trade type work, language doesnt really matter.

I'll have to keep an eye out for a japanese place, cant recall one in the area.

I probably wouldnt even get on the elevator, no fond of those either.

You guys are getting hit hard up there, i think florida is the only place that wasnt hit by the vortex (thanks gulf of mexico). 78 here today, windows are open. Cold is coming though :( Gonna get down to 50
I guess it is safe to use if you know what you are doing but when you live in a condo, you are not supposed to touch anything unless you are a certified electrician because otherwise, you run the risk of taking the whole building down should anything go wrong. When I did my reno, I had to run the electrician (another one) by the board for approval and the technician had to show his certificate to them.

I have one socket that looks a bit burned - the top one but the lower one is fine so I use that when I plug something in. I do have some things around the house that I need to get done. But I don't find the time to do it and I need to find someone who's good with everything in the sense where I'd just give him the job and he'd do everything without any supervision. I'd really like that comfort and I do know someone but he's very busy with reno and charges way too much for a day's work.

January was really good and we're getting comfortable but then all hell broke loose. On the plus side, I will most probably be working from home. Yay. :)
 
I guess it is safe to use if you know what you are doing but when you live in a condo, you are not supposed to touch anything unless you are a certified electrician because otherwise, you run the risk of taking the whole building down should anything go wrong. When I did my reno, I had to run the electrician (another one) by the board for approval and the technician had to show his certificate to them.

I have one socket that looks a bit burned - the top one but the lower one is fine so I use that when I plug something in. I do have some things around the house that I need to get done. But I don't find the time to do it and I need to find someone who's good with everything in the sense where I'd just give him the job and he'd do everything without any supervision. I'd really like that comfort and I do know someone but he's very busy with reno and charges way too much for a day's work.

January was really good and we're getting comfortable but then all hell broke loose. On the plus side, I will most probably be working from home. Yay. :)
That the best part about owning your house and not living in a HOA. True private property.

If it doesnt work its burnt, lucky no fire. I wouldnt put any plants or baskets in front of it. Does your condo have an on site handyman? Chances are the cap where they merged wires is a little bit loose. When i do it here, i use the big twist cap then wrap heavy in electrical tape. The ones i replaced even had a little of the wire exposed and no tape.

Thats why i do it myself, i know its done right. My master bath had non stainless steel screws, reason why i had to redo the walls. Some people just do crappy work and lack common sense.

Id prefer to work from home, need to build tennis court in my back yard :)
 

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That the best part about owning your house and not living in a HOA. True private property.

If it doesnt work its burnt, lucky no fire. I wouldnt put any plants or baskets in front of it. Does your condo have an on site handyman? Chances are the cap where they merged wires is a little bit loose. When i do it here, i use the big twist cap then wrap heavy in electrical tape. The ones i replaced even had a little of the wire exposed and no tape.

Thats why i do it myself, i know its done right. My master bath had non stainless steel screws, reason why i had to redo the walls. Some people just do crappy work and lack common sense.

Id prefer to work from home, need to build tennis court in my back yard :)
Yes, we do have an onsite handyman and I have a very good relationship with him but he's always so busy I hate to bother him with my stuff. But the building has its own electricians too so perhaps I can arrange something with them. They will charge me but that's fine. I don't have anything in front of it.

I do like a private property but might be too much work for me but I am still up for it. I just love the security of a condo. There were times I fell asleep without locking the door. In a house, I have to be extra careful and find a house in a neighbourhood that's ideal for singles. I do worry about those things on top of keeping the house neat but I suppose I can always hire some help. I do crave for a house from time to time because I too love privacy. And I don't want to know my neighbours. I don't care for those. In a condo, it's easier not to know who your neighbours are.

You are right about the crappy work. I absolutely hate it. My contractor rushed in the end even though I gave them ample time, but one of them was more busy talking on the phone and chitchatting so they fell behind schedule and I was really upset. When I moved in, they were still in the house working so I ended up staying in a hotel for a few days and made my commute to work from there. Luckily the hotel was right around the corner so every evening I'd come and inspect everything. I became good friends with them and maybe that's why they became a little lazy, but they were both trustworthy and that mattered to me a great deal plus the comfort of it. But they did some sloppy job towards the end of the project. They promised a door but wasn't able to deliver on time so I had to settle for something I didn't like all that much. And the finishing could have been better.

I'd love a tennis court in my backyard if I ever buy a house along with a pool! And gardens both front and back of the house. If I go slightly away from the city then I'm able to afford all these as it's much cheaper but I am in the heart of the city, so it's very expensive here to afford a big house completely on your own.

I do have some tennis courts that belong to our building and I have practised there a few times in the summer.
 

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Look what I did with this picture. Cool or a bit much?



And this woman was having her lunch all by herself in the cafeteria so I decided to take a picture from behind. It's a rule of 3 composition with lots of details through the windows and I wasn't able to resist the urge.

 
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Look what I did with this picture. Cool or a bit much?



And this woman was having her lunch all by herself in the cafeteria so I decided to take a picture from behind. It's a rule of 3 composition with lots of details through the windows and I wasn't able to resist the urge.

Too much color in the first one, if you blended some parts of it in b&w it could look cool. I think the red cabinets are to much. 2nd one is very clean
 
Yes, we do have an onsite handyman and I have a very good relationship with him but he's always so busy I hate to bother him with my stuff. But the building has its own electricians too so perhaps I can arrange something with them. They will charge me but that's fine. I don't have anything in front of it.

I do like a private property but might be too much work for me but I am still up for it. I just love the security of a condo. There were times I fell asleep without locking the door. In a house, I have to be extra careful and find a house in a neighbourhood that's ideal for singles. I do worry about those things on top of keeping the house neat but I suppose I can always hire some help. I do crave for a house from time to time because I too love privacy. And I don't want to know my neighbours. I don't care for those. In a condo, it's easier not to know who your neighbours are.

You are right about the crappy work. I absolutely hate it. My contractor rushed in the end even though I gave them ample time, but one of them was more busy talking on the phone and chitchatting so they fell behind schedule and I was really upset. When I moved in, they were still in the house working so I ended up staying in a hotel for a few days and made my commute to work from there. Luckily the hotel was right around the corner so every evening I'd come and inspect everything. I became good friends with them and maybe that's why they became a little lazy, but they were both trustworthy and that mattered to me a great deal plus the comfort of it. But they did some sloppy job towards the end of the project. They promised a door but wasn't able to deliver on time so I had to settle for something I didn't like all that much. And the finishing could have been better.

I'd love a tennis court in my backyard if I ever buy a house along with a pool! And gardens both front and back of the house. If I go slightly away from the city then I'm able to afford all these as it's much cheaper but I am in the heart of the city, so it's very expensive here to afford a big house completely on your own.

I do have some tennis courts that belong to our building and I have practised there a few times in the summer.
No need to be bashful, they like fixing things. You can also get some of those plastic plug in things for the outlets (child proof) if questionable.

I get along great with my neighbors, they are great people and we help each other out. I did leave my garage door open over the weekend, was cleaning my paint brushes at 3am and got distracted. They wake up early and keep an eye on my house as i do theirs. They give me a key when they go out of town, their neighbor does the same. Great cooks as well.

When they talk on the phone, just ask them how X is going, they will get the hint. You could of also gotten scammed, I watch some holmes on holmes, he is in canada. They have some weird thing like when 80% of the job is complete they dont really have to finish. I forget but it didnt sound right. I think he said you pay as you go, no single lump sum in begin, at end is fine. Keeps them in check.

Its a great show, he gets donations and fixes peoples houses who were ripped out, they are very thankful. He also points out how poorly of a job they did, like putting 2 2*4's together instead of a proper 4*4.

You would like my parents house. They have a garden, pool and the property line is shared with the tennis club. 25 yards to court 6 (there are 10courts)
 

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No need to be bashful, they like fixing things. You can also get some of those plastic plug in things for the outlets (child proof) if questionable.

I get along great with my neighbors, they are great people and we help each other out. I did leave my garage door open over the weekend, was cleaning my paint brushes at 3am and got distracted. They wake up early and keep an eye on my house as i do theirs. They give me a key when they go out of town, their neighbor does the same. Great cooks as well.

When they talk on the phone, just ask them how X is going, they will get the hint. You could of also gotten scammed, I watch some holmes on holmes, he is in canada. They have some weird thing like when 80% of the job is complete they dont really have to finish. I forget but it didnt sound right. I think he said you pay as you go, no single lump sum in begin, at end is fine. Keeps them in check.

Its a great show, he gets donations and fixes peoples houses who were ripped out, they are very thankful. He also points out how poorly of a job they did, like putting 2 2*4's together instead of a proper 4*4.

You would like my parents house. They have a garden, pool and the property line is shared with the tennis club. 25 yards to court 6 (there are 10courts)
I am the opposite because I have no desire to know my neighbours. That's why I prefer condos because it's more private but if I were to live in a house, it would most certainly be away from the immediate neighbours. More private as in. When I envision my house, I always see it away from others in its own area. I don't like it when people get awfully nosy and they do. I got to know a person, you can say he is a neighbor because he's on the same floor as I am and I don't mind the chitchat when the path is crossed but then he gets awfully personal and I absolutely detest it.

I am a friendly person don't get me wrong but I wouldn't want to share my time with anyone as I always find something better to do and love to spend my time doing the things I really love and just chitchatting about mundane stuff isn't my cup of tea. I am really not into events or politics or anything current events so I tend to run out of subjects with them and what they share, I almost never find those interesting. I am not unsocial, it's just that my time is really precious to me and love to spend it wisely. Don't try to convince me otherwise btw. :p We are just different but unique individuals.

I don't mind helping out at all if someone comes to me and tells me to keep an eye on their house while they are away and I am very happy to do it, but I won't be exchanging foods or information. Because I am not interested in others' lives and they should respect my privacy for the same reason but there are people who tend to think they know best which is fairly annoying.

I do watch Holmes on Holmes occasionally but why is it weird? I feel it's fair. When I did my reno, I always paid based on the work is complete but I'd pay upfront. For example, I'd pay 20K at each installment and once that amount of work is done, I'd pay another 20K and so one. I don't really know if it's a Canadian thing but that's what I did.

I prefer shows like Fixer Upper or Masters of Flip or Property Brothers or Save My Reno. I feel creativity is higher in these shows.

Your parents seem to have a very nice house. I am happy for them. :)
 
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I liked the wall and backsplash. The cabinets were just over whelming.
I actually don't like the backsplash. I liked it back then (2016) but it now looks too traditional and old. I like the wall, yes but that's the dining room wall.

I tell you what about the cabinets - these are the only thing I kept from the previous condo because my contractor convinced me that they were in very good condition and I reluctantly agreed and worked my around to it. I haven't had one person who saw the cabinets in person telling me that they look awful unless they are lying, but I personally am okay with it though in the near future, I have plans to do the kitchen all over again. I just want to keep the floor and the appliances.

But I love colours very much.
 

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I liked the wall and backsplash. The cabinets were just over whelming.
This is the exact colour of the cabinets without any enhancements. Maybe still a bit much for you. What about your kitchen?



Here's a before and after picture. You can see the original cabinets, countertop and the backsplash as well as the old appliances. I changed the floor too because I didn't like the tiles and wanted to have the same flooring all throughout the house.

The only thing about these pictures is that they are taken from each side of the galley kitchen. The breakfast nook wasn't there as the cabinets ran all the way to the end of the window. So I took a few cabinets out and made room for the nook and added the blinds and curtains and put up the industrial looking light on top of the nook.

Before:



After: never mind the plastic on the chair I had kids over and I told you that already. :p

 
This is the exact colour of the cabinets without any enhancements. Maybe still a bit much for you. What about your kitchen?



Here's a before and after picture. You can see the original cabinets, countertop and the backsplash as well as the old appliances. I changed the floor too because I didn't like the tiles and wanted to have the same flooring all throughout the house.

The only thing about these pictures is that they are taken from each side of the galley kitchen. The breakfast nook wasn't there as the cabinets ran all the way to the end of the window. So I took a few cabinets out and made room for the nook and added the blinds and curtains and put up the industrial looking light on top of the nook.

Before:



After: never mind the plastic on the chair I had kids over and I told you that already. :p

I meant the color enhancement of the cabinets in your altered picture. I like your color and handles.

Did you get them refinished? Looks like a different color.

Im going to take mine down, sand and paint white i think, they are oak (real wood).

I also need to get new countertops (is your quartz) and get an undersink like you have. All of my appliances are 5yr old stainless steel. Have to rip out tile in kitchen when arm is great, then the floor will be the same throughout the house.
 

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I meant the color enhancement of the cabinets in your altered picture. I like your color and handles.

Did you get them refinished? Looks like a different color.

Im going to take mine down, sand and paint white i think, they are oak (real wood).

I also need to get new countertops (is your quartz) and get an undersink like you have. All of my appliances are 5yr old stainless steel. Have to rip out tile in kitchen when arm is great, then the floor will be the same throughout the house.
I really did not get them refinished. Could be the way the pictures are taken. They were in pretty good condition. Whoever lived in that apartment, my guess is, did the kitchen because the cabinets didn't even look 5 years old. But there's a catch to it. They are not made of wood. I wanted to change the colour, but John my contractor, said that I wouldn't be able to do so because they are...whatever they are called. The handles are cool, I agree.

The countertop is quartz, yes.

White is really a great colour for the cabinets. And your appliances sound almost new. My appliances are only 3 years old and I always extra clean it. I like it new and clean but also, if I were to sell them it would sell fast.

Do have hardwood floor all throughout the house? I think tiles in the kitchen, especially in the way it was, was fairly dated. I do like Spanish style tiles in the kitchen, washrooms etc. Very flavourful and gorgeous looking - like the one below. I have some ideas and can't wait to start but not in this condo when I move to a house.

 
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I really did not get them refinished. Could be the way the pictures are taken. They were in pretty good condition. Whoever lived in that apartment, my guess is, did the kitchen because the cabinets didn't even look 5 years old. But there's a catch to it. They are not made of wood. I wanted to change the colour, but John my contractor, said that I wouldn't be able to do so because they are...whatever they are called. The handles are cool, I agree.

The countertop is quartz, yes.

White is really a great colour for the cabinets. And your appliances sound almost new. My appliances are only 3 years old and I always extra clean it. I like it new and clean but also, if I were to sell them it would sell fast.

Do have hardwood floor all throughout the house? I think tiles in the kitchen, especially in the way it was, was fairly dated. I do like Spanish style tiles in the kitchen, washrooms etc. Very flavourful and gorgeous looking - like the one below. I have some ideas and can't wait to start but not in this condo when I move to a house.

I was looking into a "london fog" quartz countertop. My floor is cement, stained with "pacific fog". Its like a whitish grey, looks very good. I like cement because i hate grout lines
 

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I am most probably going to self-ban myself for a bit. I need to get some things done at work and need to give 100% attention.

I am still toying with the idea. I plan to finish it by end of February but if it doesn't go according to plan, then I will have to go with the ban.
 
I am most probably going to self-ban myself for a bit. I need to get some things done at work and need to give 100% attention.

I am still toying with the idea. I plan to finish it by end of February but if it doesn't go according to plan, then I will have to go with the ban.
Dont you need something todo while snowed in? My buddy said you guys are getting like 3ft tomorrow, sent me a pic of the tunnel to front door a few years ago, was funny

Id wait til the weather gets better
 

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Dont you need something todo while snowed in? My buddy said you guys are getting like 3ft tomorrow, sent me a pic of the tunnel to front door a few years ago, was funny

Id wait til the weather gets better
I worked from home today and didn't go out at all. I was tempted to go out and take some pictures but then felt lazy about it. I am probably going to work tomorrow but I have a semi-flat tire. I might have gone over something and punctured it a bit. So not sure how ideal it would be to drive on such slippery condition with a punctured tire.

We already got a lot of snow today but it was a mix of freezing rain, ice pellets and snow. Some more snow in the forecast tomorrow - maybe another 5-10 cm.

Can't wait for Friday!
 

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See, I never really knew that the original belonged to Lord Creator. Dunno who they were but so beautiful. Rivers of Babylon also belongs to them, who knew!


 

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Just shot these through my home windows. I really wanted to take some pictures in downtown Toronto during the storm but my job got in the way... oh well. I am sure I will get another chance.

This is after the storm so a lot calmer than in the morning or yesterday when it was really brutal. I shot whatever I could find today from home. lol





 
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Here's a picture of my kitchen after the reno. Total gut job but I still regret the backsplash. So ordinary and traditional. I'd do something entirely different if I were to do a makeover.

I forgot where you wanted to see my kitchen. Im going to take out the tile to make the concrete contiguous. Will also get new countertops and redo my old cabs, i can sand and paint. Undermount sinks are great

The window is 36" wide, to put in perspective.

https://postimg.cc/gallery/1jo66t0x4/
 
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