Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

18

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. ...


11

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. ...


10

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:


10

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.


8

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 ...


8

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 ...


6

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 ...


6

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 ...


5

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 ...


5

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 ...


5

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.


4

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 ...


4

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 ...


4

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 ...


3

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 ...


3

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, ...


3

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.


3

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 ...


3

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 ...


3

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:


3

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 ...


2

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 ...


2

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:


2

It is a possibility that when the previous owner set it up originally they set it up that way for medical problems, like excess stomach acid. I've been told by doctors to raise the head of my bed before, but I never did. He just told me to put wood underneath the feet or wheels at the head of the bed. If any of the screw holes match up where all the feet ...


2

I don't understand why having several boxes is a problem for the swivel wall mount, but not for a ceiling/etc mount? Either way you have to have the boxes somewhere, and I assume you didn't intend for them to be hanging from the ceiling.. The wall mount is simple. You can use a mount like this: Put all your other equipment in the wardrobe/closet. Get ...


2

The frame is squeaking because two pieces of wood are rubbing against eachother. The first thing I would do is start tightening any screws, nuts and bolts on the bed frame. If this does not improve it you will need to locate where the squeak is coming from and determine if you can do something to hold the two components together better, such as driving a ...


2

I don't quite follow how a dining room table would fit in to this equation. Typically beds can be turned into bunk beds by fastening the bestposts together. Whether your beds can handle that structurally, I don't know. I have done the L-bed thing with a pair of Ikea beds, though. Maybe this gives you some ideas: I got a whole bunch of 2x2s and Simpson L ...


2

Tom, I have 6 bedrooms with 7 closets, 4 of which are open. My experience says that the open closets get used more efficiently. In our open closets: We can see everything so everything gets worn. Nothing gets hidden in the back corner. We end up organizing much better. We were not very organized before removing the doors. Now we have to be organized as ...


2

As DA01 commented, the total apartment area appears to be calculated as everything within the external walls, whereas the rooms are calculated as the volume of each room minus the space taken up by closets, wardrobes etc. A quick visual check seems to bear this out - the size of those closets and unusable spaces added together would just about fill the ...


2

I'm pretty sure you've already considered this, but just in case you haven't... It may be an obvious option, but the direction your blinds face is pretty important... To block street- and auto lights, you'll want to make sure inside edges turn down, if you're any higher than the first floor.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible