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I was curious so I just did some googling around and it seems that, if anything, some lenders might require a closet for a room to be included in the bedroom count for the house. I imagine this might be to help ensure consistency in home valuations. Check the first few results here for more info. Code does require a bedroom have an egress window however. ...


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I couldn't find a solid source that says a closet is Required, to make a room a bedroom. It seems to depend more on the agency listing the property, and the mortgage company financing the sale of said property. The only requirement I could find dealing with bedrooms from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), was that an emergency exit is required. ...


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Yes. You can use slats instead of a box-spring. It will be a LITTLE bit stiffer, but it's perfectly fine and you'll love how your bed squeaks less. Here's a pic from an Ikea bed frame assembly guide - just as an example:


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You need an egress window in any bedroom. The purpose is to provide an alternate point of exit from inside a bedroom in the event of an emergency. Having an exterior door located nearby but still outside of the bedroom will not qualify. If the bedroom doorway is blocked, the occupant still cannot exit the room.


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I fixed my metal bedframe by putting leather patches between parts that are rubbing. Wooden frame is a bit more tricky - not so easy to identify where the parts are rubbing, but this is the first initial step. I'd say check all the joints and see if you can tighten the bolts or add glue to moving parts. Basically, the noise comes from parts rubbing on each ...


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A bed frame is at best going to support the box-spring around the edges (perhaps even somewhere in the middle if there is an extra cross member). If the box spring is on the floor (or a platform bed), then it's supported everywhere. Which in my opinion is better for the mattress. Of course, your wife may dislike the look of it on the floor. I'd chock it up ...


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sheet of cardboard (or similar) cut to fit inside


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The two standard ways to strip paint is heat or chemicals. Both are labor intensive and messy, and chemicals are caustic. I assume you are planning to strip the paint only because you are left with an uneven surface after it was already partly removed? Otherwise, just paint over it right? It might be easier to lightly scrape to remove loose paint, then skim ...


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As Chris Cudmore states in his comment, it is most likely a leveling issue (the other, but less likely cause could be misaligned hinges). Place a level across the top of the front of the unit. Note whether it is level or not. Then do the same across the top of one of the sides. If the unit is tipped, but only front to back (the front test was level), you ...


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So based on advice from ratchetfreak in comments I took his advice and went with the 'corridor' effect on the 37" wall (pic below). As the room has two doors it gave me an interesting perspective on what the 'walking into the room' vibe was. For door #1 (the bottom door in pic) I felt like the closet made the room feel smaller on entrance. For door #2 (left ...


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Box springs help evenly distribute pressure on the mattress not just while laying but also when you're getting on/off the bed resulting in concentrated pressure points. They are for the most part, very firm and yield only the slightest bit. Most box strings don't even consist of springs at all. They normally consist of cheap flexible wood, thin upholstery ...


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The main reason for having doors that I can think of is that UV light will fade clothes and degrade some materials over time. As a commenter said, this might more of a problem depending on what direction the rooms window faces. Having doors also will help to some degree with smells from cooking or smoking.


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Most times with anything wood, it is not the wood rubbing together that is squeaking, it is your nails, screws, bolts, or whatever holding it together that are loose rubbing on the wood that squeak. I would go around your bed frame and tighten everything. If you find one that wont tighten you can use some wood glue in the hole to help with the squeaks(If ...


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It's going to take 71.5 pounds of force pulling straight out from the wall in order to begin moving the bed downwards. The required force will actually increase a bit as the door begins to rotate and the tension from the gas springs becomes closer to perpendicular to the bed frame, and then the force required will begin to let off as you reach closer to the ...


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I don't have an answer based on any existing building code other then to relay my experience dealing with my attic remodel. I think the point the egress route is a secondary exit if the primary (door) is blocked due to smoke/fire. I would imagine if your door to the outside is in a different location than the stairway to the upstairs (main floor) you may ...


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If the door to the suite is in the foyer section, it could also be called the antechamber. That would make the bed section the main chamber or bedchamber. ...and of course, no discussion of chambers should ignore the chamberpot ;)


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It may be that the frame was originally designed to have slats span the rails, and not have the mattress (box spring) sit directly on the rails. This would have lifted the mattress up a bit, and possibly allowed it to ride over the bits that are giving you trouble. This was one persons solution:


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Buy paper window shades. Specifically the ones that are folded like an accordion and have an adhesive edge at the top. Trim them to the width of your windows. Lay them out flat and paint one or both sides black with spray paint. Stick them up behind the Venetian blinds. If you only painted one side then you can face the white side out if you are concerned ...


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Believe it or not, there is an entire Pinterest page dedicated to beds made out of pallets. There are no instructions, but plenty of designs in addition to your IKEA model that you can use for inspiration. Some involve simply stacking the pallets in various configurations, but several of them are quite stylish and it's pretty easy to see how they ...


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It sounds likely that you might have a minor leak somewhere perhaps. You haven't really mentioned where you live as that can have a big impact on the expected environment in the home. If you in a low lying area and have a basement it could be related to ground water in the area seeping into your basement. More than likely though you simply have a leak ...


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First off, a reality check; not trying to discourage you, just trying to set some expectations here: First off, the actual pressures you're dealing with are very small. Absolute pressure is measured in Pascals; 1Pa = .0001psi. Your 80dB sound is inducing pressure changes of approximately .2Pa = .00002psi (that's two hundred-thousandths of a psi). Second, ...


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Does the bed have slats? I was ready to throw away a daybed for being incredibly noisy, but before I did, I replaced the fancy springy laminated-wood slats it used to have with cheap plain wooden slats. The squeaks stopped immediately. Turns out, the fancy slats were just a tad bit too big, and the ends were rubbing against the frame at the slightest ...


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Kids being kids this is a bad idea. Without any means of locking the bed on the table it will slide off and someone will get hurt. One lower cost option is to check craigslist and see if someone needs to swap some bunk beds for regular twins. I admit it would be a long shot but eventually someones kids has grow out of them.


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Window unit air conditioners rely less on the ledge and more on the window itself to keep from falling. The unit is surrounded by a frame. You carefully set the unit in the window with the frame tilted forward some towards you. You then lower the window until the A/C frame can rest on the frame of the window itself. Portable air conditioners usually (as ...


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It's called "Master Bedroom". In your diagram, it's part of a "Master Suite", consisting of a foyer and a bedroom.


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Get a set of second hand curtains from the local second hand shop. We just did this to our master bedroom. Now we own the house but didn't want to pay a lot of money for curtains and my wife found some really nice second hand roman blinds for $7.50 each. We put them underneath our regular curtains and the room stays warmer at night and significantly ...


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A nice ladder can be built similar to the following. Use 1x4 sized material and bore holes through it to accept closet pole for rungs. Select the angle of the vertical rails to suit your space and desired usage preferences. Rung spacing should be even - but not too close together. Ladder can be simply screwed through the side rail of the bed into the edge ...


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Instead of combining desk and bed space, another way to go is to look for ways to combine your bookshelves into your desk. Especially try to find a corner, possibly somewhat round desk with large shelf space. If you have a dresser, it can be easily replaced by beds with large drawers as the base. Put shelves up directly on the walls at a decent height to ...


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You could get some ideas from Resource Furniture designs. I have a feeling they're a little pricey (you've got to request quotes), so you may just be able to look at some concepts they have and make a DIY version. Specifically, if you're looking to have a desk and a bed in the same room, here's a good option:


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We just solved the problem of creaky slats. We cut up strips of those cheap egg crate bed toppers and wrapped it anywhere the wood slats meet the bed frame. No more creaking during fun time!



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