Archive for March, 2001

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Kitchen Design

Kitchen Planning Questionaire.pdf Kitchen and Bath Studios in Bethesda.  They will help design if we are getting our cabinets from them.

Radiant Floor Heat

After seeing it on many, many This Old House projects, and after 10 years of living with forced hot air heat, boy would I love to have under floor radiant heat! Putting radiant heat on the first floor would have the advantage of being more efficiant than radiators, more comfortable, and cheaper to operate.  It [...]

Resources and Expertise

Mi Casa, the non-profit that developed the This Old House DC project, did 1367 Meridian Pl, the same house as ours, in 1995.  http://micasa-inc.org National Building Museum Gree Building Exhibit: http://www.nbm.org/Exhibits/greenHouse2/greenHouse.htm National Kitchen and Bath Association: www.nkba.org American Institute of Architects: www.aia.org Amicus Green Building Center – 4080A Howard Ave. Kensington, MD 20895-2465 http://www.amicusgreen.com - Products, services [...]

Kitchen Floor

Marmoleum – A natural linoleum made up of linseed oil, rosins, and wood flour, calendered onto a natural jute backing. Marmoleum  Available at Eco-Green Living (1469 Church St), Georgetown Floors (3233 K St) and Classic Floor Designs Inc (2120 L St) Natural cork, or something with a cork backing, so it will be soft on the [...]

Architectural Salvage

http://www.thebrassknob.com/ - A small store front location in Adams Morgan and a larger warehouse at 1st and N, NW.  This is where TOH found some of the details for their DC rowhouse. The only thing I can think of now that we would need is a replacement volute (scroll-shaped thing) for the capitol at the top [...]

Lawn and Garden

Reel mower http://www.reelmowerguide.com/

Rainwater Collection

http://rainbarrelguide.com/ http://www.rainbarrelguide.com/where_to_buy_rain_barrels.html

Composting Resources

It seems like we might want to start with worms, since we don’t know what the rat situation is in Columbia Heights. The worm bin could go out on the porch (the inside part). Worm Composting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermicompost http://www.earth911.org/master.asp?s=lib&a=organics/composting/wormcompost.asp http://www.css.cornell.edu/compost/worms/basics.html Rat-Proof Yard Composting: General Composting Info: http://www.compostguide.com/ http://www.cleanairgardening.com/accessories.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compost http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Container_composting