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By ROB KASPER | April 4, 1992
Whiletucked away in a closet last weekend, I was reminded of the quiet appeal of these small, dim spaces.A good closet is a sanctuary. A refuge where you can close the door on your troubles. A place you can mull life over. Just you, the quiet and your shoes.Most of the closet literature I have read misses this point. The field is dominated by closet reform types.Authors who tell you, for example, how to use every available inch of closet space for storage. First they instruct you to arrange your clothes so the longest garments hang at one end of the closet rod and the shortest hang at the other.
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By Susie Danick, For The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
I live in a traditional Colonial-style home with a basement and will be moving soon but the idea of packing is overwhelming. To run smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively, moving needs a plan (or a "plan of attack," as it were). Thinking ahead allows you to spend money to move only those items you'll actually use and have room for in your new home. When planning a move, your first step is to design a floor plan. This will help you determine what moves and what stays. It will not only guide you, but also your movers on move day. Creating a floor plan doesn't require a complicated computer program.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | May 16, 2008
Five years ago, a South Baltimore property on Jackson Street was a vacant lot next to a bar and littered with bottles and debris. Andy Wertlinger and his wife, Gina, living across the street at the time, saw great potential when they purchased the corner lot from the city in March 2003 for $20,000. Unsure of the next step of what to do with the 15-by-107-foot site, the Wertlingers turned to local architect and designer Richard Polan.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
After years of watching Lynn Weisberg purchase garment after garment, boutique manager Karen Ciurca-Weiner finally told her loyal customer a hard truth — she needed to stop buying and start looking at what she had. Ciurca-Weiner suggested that what Weisberg really needed was to organize her closet. "She kept buying all these clothes," Ciurca-Weiner said as she stood inside her client's closet, a 9-by-12-foot converted office space that now has shelving and drawers to accommodate Weisberg's clothes.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1998
Don Mellinger lives on a 38-foot cabin cruiser named "For Heaven's Wake" at the Anchorage Marina in Baltimore. It has plenty of room, he says. "A couple could live on the boat very easily." Enough closet space for two? That's another issue entirely.Mellinger, 49, and soon to be married, can't even keep four seasons' worth of clothing below deck. If it's summer, than everything fall, winter and spring goes to his office or father's house. After Mellinger marries this fall, he will move out of his boat, so as to avoid closet disagreements with his bride.
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By Lisa Wiseman | February 7, 1993
When you first moved into your home, it was great. You told yourself you couldn't have found a more perfect place. But as time passed you realized that the perfect home was lacking a few things.Why on earth would you have bought a house with three bedrooms and only one bathroom? How come there's never enough closet space? And why didn't you insist on getting an indoor pool?3' Next time, you say. Next time . . .Dorothy Fuchs, national publicist, Maryland Public Television: I want huge closets -- bedroom-size would be good.
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By Karol V. Menzieand Randy Johnson | February 9, 1991
Sometimes, when it comes to designing a new bathroom, too much space is as bad as too little.We knew, when we set out to draw plans for a Baltimore row house rehab, that we wanted laundry facilities and a family bath in the front part of the second floor. The question was where, in a space 17 feet wide and 19 feet deep, to locate them.Since the space had been gutted, there was nothing to preserve, though we wanted to keep the three windows across the front and the single window at the back.
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Liz F. Kay | October 13, 2011
Here's the good news: You've still got two weekends to gather materials for a creative costume without spending a fortune. And Consuming Interests is hosting a contest to reward the best cheap costumes! Check the site for more details in the days to come, but you'll be able to upload an image of your best cheap costume from Halloweens past or present, right from your hard drive or via email, Twitter, Facebook and more. If you're in need of inspiration, check out the Baltimore Sun's Halloween guide for ideas about what might be popular costumes this year.
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By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | February 17, 2008
Contemporary styling and minimalist aesthetic define this brick townhouse in Baltimore's Roland Gate community. The open floor plan and high ceilings add depth to the main floor, which includes the kitchen, family room and breakfast area. The large bay windows allow natural light to emanate throughout the room while strategically placed track and recessed lighting illuminate the house during evening hours. According to owner Samuel Chung, he and his wife, Sarah, have been entirely pleased since they bought the house in 2006.
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By Susie Danick, For The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
I live in a traditional Colonial-style home with a basement and will be moving soon but the idea of packing is overwhelming. To run smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively, moving needs a plan (or a "plan of attack," as it were). Thinking ahead allows you to spend money to move only those items you'll actually use and have room for in your new home. When planning a move, your first step is to design a floor plan. This will help you determine what moves and what stays. It will not only guide you, but also your movers on move day. Creating a floor plan doesn't require a complicated computer program.
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Liz F. Kay | October 13, 2011
Here's the good news: You've still got two weekends to gather materials for a creative costume without spending a fortune. And Consuming Interests is hosting a contest to reward the best cheap costumes! Check the site for more details in the days to come, but you'll be able to upload an image of your best cheap costume from Halloweens past or present, right from your hard drive or via email, Twitter, Facebook and more. If you're in need of inspiration, check out the Baltimore Sun's Halloween guide for ideas about what might be popular costumes this year.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | May 16, 2008
Five years ago, a South Baltimore property on Jackson Street was a vacant lot next to a bar and littered with bottles and debris. Andy Wertlinger and his wife, Gina, living across the street at the time, saw great potential when they purchased the corner lot from the city in March 2003 for $20,000. Unsure of the next step of what to do with the 15-by-107-foot site, the Wertlingers turned to local architect and designer Richard Polan.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | April 20, 2008
It can handle the smelly shoes, the disorganized sports equipment, the overstuffed book bags and even the dripping-wet dog. After all, that's what mudrooms are designed for. Increasingly, homeowners are turning to these utilitarian rooms as a buffer between their hectic lives and the sanctuary of their home. A well-planned mudroom offers organized storage for all the items that would otherwise be piled on chairs, couches and tables. Typical features found in a mudroom are cabinets, lockers, benches, baskets and hooks.
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By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | February 17, 2008
Contemporary styling and minimalist aesthetic define this brick townhouse in Baltimore's Roland Gate community. The open floor plan and high ceilings add depth to the main floor, which includes the kitchen, family room and breakfast area. The large bay windows allow natural light to emanate throughout the room while strategically placed track and recessed lighting illuminate the house during evening hours. According to owner Samuel Chung, he and his wife, Sarah, have been entirely pleased since they bought the house in 2006.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2001
The Army announced yesterday a $3 billion contract to privatize housing at Fort Meade, a move that will eliminate more than 2,600 run-down housing units and replace them with a community of single-family homes. The Army promised its new development would have a "distinct architectural theme," which would include "modern interior layouts ... lots of closet space ... and first-rate appliances." The Army also is aiming for the interiors to be color-coordinated, it said in its press release yesterday.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2001
The U.S. Army announced yesterday a $3 billion contract to privatize housing at Fort Meade, a move that will eliminate more than 2,600 rundown housing units and replace them with a community of single-family homes. The Army promised its new development would have a "distinct architectural theme," which would include "modern interior layouts ... lots of closet space ... and first-rate appliances." The Army also is aiming for the interiors to be color-coordinated, it said in its press release yesterday.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2001
The U.S. Army announced yesterday a $3 billion contract to privatize housing at Fort Meade, a move that will eliminate more than 2,600 rundown housing units and replace them with a community of single-family homes. The Army promised its new development would have a "distinct architectural theme," which would include "modern interior layouts ... lots of closet space ... and first-rate appliances." The Army also is aiming for the interiors to be color-coordinated, it said in its press release yesterday.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
After years of watching Lynn Weisberg purchase garment after garment, boutique manager Karen Ciurca-Weiner finally told her loyal customer a hard truth — she needed to stop buying and start looking at what she had. Ciurca-Weiner suggested that what Weisberg really needed was to organize her closet. "She kept buying all these clothes," Ciurca-Weiner said as she stood inside her client's closet, a 9-by-12-foot converted office space that now has shelving and drawers to accommodate Weisberg's clothes.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1998
Don Mellinger lives on a 38-foot cabin cruiser named "For Heaven's Wake" at the Anchorage Marina in Baltimore. It has plenty of room, he says. "A couple could live on the boat very easily." Enough closet space for two? That's another issue entirely.Mellinger, 49, and soon to be married, can't even keep four seasons' worth of clothing below deck. If it's summer, than everything fall, winter and spring goes to his office or father's house. After Mellinger marries this fall, he will move out of his boat, so as to avoid closet disagreements with his bride.
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By Lisa Wiseman | February 7, 1993
When you first moved into your home, it was great. You told yourself you couldn't have found a more perfect place. But as time passed you realized that the perfect home was lacking a few things.Why on earth would you have bought a house with three bedrooms and only one bathroom? How come there's never enough closet space? And why didn't you insist on getting an indoor pool?3' Next time, you say. Next time . . .Dorothy Fuchs, national publicist, Maryland Public Television: I want huge closets -- bedroom-size would be good.
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