A lovely tiny house hack, via Reddit. I assume those shelves continue down the wall as a sort of cat stairway.
I love the wooden enclosure on the exhaust fan over the stove - and the butcher block countertops and exposed beams are lovely, too.
Our friend Adria Saracino at PartSelect recently constructed this useful infographic to help you decide "what to do with your broken appliance - repair or replace" (click the link for the full interactive infographic)?
I can attest to its usefulness; I recently had a problem with my previously-excellent Kenmore dishwasher. This wonderful device, which has made my life so easy for 3 years now, suddenly decided that it was finished cleaning dishes on the top rack. It deigned - although I worried that this might be temporary - to clean dishes on the bottom, but not the top. After a $120 Sears service call, all was fixed: it was a matter of mineral deposits from hard water clogging up the nozzles, nothing a quick acid treatment couldn't fix.
However, many times we don't have the luxury of paying $100+ for a service call when a new appliance might be only twice or three times that cost. Who knows how long the fix would last - would it be worth paying a third of the cost of a new appliance for 1 year or service, when for the full price you could have something that would work a minimum of three - and ideally close to a decade?
This chart can help you answer these questions and more!
Detroit's amazing Art Deco masterpiece: Joseph Nathaniel French designed the beautiful 1928 Fisher Building. I've never been to Detroit, but well-maintained and appreciated architecture like this is reason enough to visit.