• What are the pros and cons of building a brick and board shelf like the one pictured here vs. your standard all-wood shelf with some 2x4s?
  • What do you call that one wood-and-wool style of cottage?

    Best answer: I'll presume you're talking about wattle-and-daub construction, though nothing about it is "fluffy":
    https://www.google.com/search?q=wattle+a...
    Best answer: I'll presume you're talking about wattle-and-daub construction, though nothing about it is "fluffy":
    https://www.google.com/search?q=wattle+a...
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Bathroom opinions?

    I bought a house two years ago (1000 sqft, one level ranch with full unfinished basement). 3 bedrooms on main level (one is kinda small, only 9x9), and one four piece bathroom. My original idea to make my dream home was convert the small bedroom into a master bathroom and closet, but I have recently decided that... show more
    I bought a house two years ago (1000 sqft, one level ranch with full unfinished basement). 3 bedrooms on main level (one is kinda small, only 9x9), and one four piece bathroom. My original idea to make my dream home was convert the small bedroom into a master bathroom and closet, but I have recently decided that maybe this house isn't my forever home so I should keep the main level a 3bd/1ba vs changing it to a 2bd/2ba. I still plan to live here for years to come though. Also, FYI, I do plan to finish off most of the basement, add a couple bedrooms maybe. It did/does have a really cheap, thrown together "bathroom" consisting of a toilet and shower (phone-booth size) that was literally just sat on top of an already existing floor drain, but not actually connected (we have torn out the shower). There's a sink outside this "bathroom" in the laundry area. My questions: Should I make a real basement bathroom as cheap as possible just to have another functioning bathroom for when my roommates move in soon? Or should I put a tiny bit more money into it to make up for the master bathroom I'm not giving myself anymore? Like a soaking tub, shower (possibly tub/shower combo, I like them put together), existing toilet can stay, then add a sink vanity; add a real floor or maybe use that cool looking colored epoxy over the concrete, obviously real walls are needed as currently there is paneling nailed to 2x4s. Any opinion helps, thanks!
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • A good way to hang posters up without damaging them?

    Best answer: If you don't have much of a budget, places like IKEA have fairly good poster frames in at least 2 shades of wood or faux wood. If you have a better budget than that, go to a craft store's framing department and talk with them. Metal or plastic framed poster frames are at various locations, including... show more
    Best answer: If you don't have much of a budget, places like IKEA have fairly good poster frames in at least 2 shades of wood or faux wood. If you have a better budget than that, go to a craft store's framing department and talk with them. Metal or plastic framed poster frames are at various locations, including Target, for ex. OR, there are various kinds of white or blue putty or glue adhesive products for walls (Sticky Tac, Poster Putty, Poster Tack, Sticky Tack, UHU Tac, Tac n' Stik) if you're trying to go very cheap. Elmer's, Duck, and Scotch all sell them in white which is nice if you're doing a wall that is white. You don't want blue stains on a light colored wall. A lot of the newer white putties come right back off again with no sticking, but you want to hang it on a wall that has a little bit of a sheen to the paint (not flat paint). They are great for dorm rooms that are usually painted white, so you aren't penalized when you check out of the room.

    If you have a very expensive or rare poster, you should not use sticky tac or another glue adhesive though. Try to find a frame that is an anti-glare plexiglass (not glass).

    I have signed full-sized movie and movie teaser posters from Francis Ford Coppola films and they are in a natural wood frame from IKEA. I've been pretty happy with the protection and clarity. If you have one in the area or are driving by one, go with the poster measurements you need and take a look. Some come with acid-free matting you can choose to use or not, some don't. You can also measure your poster and shop online from Amazon, etc, though finding a 5-star frame may be expensive.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I move a kitchen sink?

    I am going to remodel my kitchen. The kitchen sink is awkwardly in the corner, and I want to move it about 3 feet so that it is more well centered in the kitchen counter. I've replaced kitchen sinks before, but never moved them. Will I run into any trouble just extending the drain and water pipes over three... show more
    I am going to remodel my kitchen. The kitchen sink is awkwardly in the corner, and I want to move it about 3 feet so that it is more well centered in the kitchen counter. I've replaced kitchen sinks before, but never moved them. Will I run into any trouble just extending the drain and water pipes over three feet? There is space for me to do it.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Any ideas on how to hang tissue Pom poms not from a ceiling?

    I m planning my sons first birthday party and the ceiling at the reception hall is way too high. The walls are painter cinder blocks so tape will not stick to them.
    I m planning my sons first birthday party and the ceiling at the reception hall is way too high. The walls are painter cinder blocks so tape will not stick to them.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Cool desk “ornaments”? All ideas welcome?

    Best answer: I know exactly what you need. One of those drinking storks to liven up your desk. If it is too indiscreet, then a jade plant. Still too much? A smiley-face?
    Best answer: I know exactly what you need. One of those drinking storks to liven up your desk. If it is too indiscreet, then a jade plant. Still too much? A smiley-face?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What name is that kind of room is call?

    trying to think of what my grand dad has for before going to backyard, I don't think its a porch because it's enclosed but it's like a gazebo but it's attached the house as an exit to the backyard and a lounge space to relax and have tea. This might be a bit old structure room not everyone has it... show more
    trying to think of what my grand dad has for before going to backyard, I don't think its a porch because it's enclosed but it's like a gazebo but it's attached the house as an exit to the backyard and a lounge space to relax and have tea. This might be a bit old structure room not everyone has it just like a second living room but separated but the room is more open to the outdoors. What is it? I'm trying to talk about that kind of room but can't word it to make me remember what it's called. Not like a practised using that wordy name or I would have it in my mind.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What size bed should I have?

    I am 6”4 and I am looking for a good bed that’s confortable for me to sleep in so I was wondering what size should I get it. (Twin, Twin XL, Full,etc)
    I am 6”4 and I am looking for a good bed that’s confortable for me to sleep in so I was wondering what size should I get it. (Twin, Twin XL, Full,etc)
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where is a good place that I can buy stained glass panels?

    I want to start making stained glass items that I can hang on my window, but I can't figure out where I can buy glass.
    I want to start making stained glass items that I can hang on my window, but I can't figure out where I can buy glass.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My mom and I just painted my little sister's bedroom turquoise and the panel at the bottom is white. What color bedding should she get?

    Best answer: Bedding, first choice, light grey or silver. Second choice, black. Third choice, light red or dusty rose.
    Best answer: Bedding, first choice, light grey or silver. Second choice, black. Third choice, light red or dusty rose.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do i need a box spring ?

    I have a headboard with a frame (not metal ) and it has planks in the center. Im wondering now do i need a box spring or can i just put my mattress over the planks
    I have a headboard with a frame (not metal ) and it has planks in the center. Im wondering now do i need a box spring or can i just put my mattress over the planks
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago