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What are your recommendations for bedroom recessed lights in a step ceiling?

While remodeling our bedroom we are considering recessed lighting. The bedroom has a seating area also - the bed area is 14' x 15' and the seating area is 10' x 9' (overall length is 24 ') and the ...
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Are these signs of bed bugs?

I find these bugs crawling from under the bed : I don't know what they are. I haven't seen them on top of the bed just on the floor. But I've been getting rashes all over my body even though I didn't ...
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Circuit breaker adjustment

Two of the guest bedrooms in my house are under the same circuit breaker trip switch. I just found out that I can't have a 1500W room heater plugged inside each of those bedrooms at the same time, as ...
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Ceiling fan noise is it normal or abnormal?

I recently installed a new ceiling fan in my bedroom . A Case Endeavor fan. It wobbles a little bit, really a 'little' (maybe it is me) so I've been attempting to balance it . However the larger ...
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How could our sliding mirror doors have cracked so easily?

I purchased and installed a set of sliding mirror doors 2 weeks ago. In the space of two weeks all four of the doors have developed cracks in them. A couple of them are at least a foot long. I have ...
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Do I need a box-spring for my bed?

I've moved into a smaller room and would like to maximize my space. I've decided to build a new bed frame, but for that to work how I would like I would need to eliminate my box-spring as it would ...
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Multiple weak light bulbs vs one strong light bulb

I currently have a small room with a single CFL bulb at the center of its ceiling. The bulb lights up the whole room well enough. I encounter the problem though that when standing in front of the ...
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Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?

I am getting vibrations from some other flat's downstairs dish washer / extractor fan / air conditioning. We're not exactly sure what what is causing it - we can't determine it. In fact, it could be ...
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Breaker trips immediately

I am new to this site and appreciate all your help. I tried to replace a light fixture in one bedroom with a newer, heavier one. The house was built in 1971 and has 2 circuits for all the lights. ...
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Protections from CO/CO2 Poisoning in Rooms?

I'm aware that there is little risk of CO/CO2 poisoning in typical house rooms in the US, even after long periods (A few hours, maybe a day) in a particular room. How is this accomplished, and what ...
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How to remove a bed slat holder (without breaking it)

Is there a trick to remove those plastic slat holders without breaking them? Ps: There is only a few milimeters gap (5 mm maybe), not enough for a small screw driver to play with the pin. (No way ...
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Does it matter whether a bedroom door swings in or out of the room?

I am looking to install french doors to help brighten the room just outside of a basement bedroom I am currently planning (egress window added and all per building codes). All the other existing ...
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How to Stop Squeaking of a Lofted Bed

The bed in question is a Viv Rae Nadia. I assembled the bed, put the mattress on, and stored several things on the included shelves. Any sort of movement makes a squeaking noise through some parts of ...
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Is this mold? Black? White?

Guys I need to find out what this is- it's also on my wooden bed racks
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Is the discoloration on my bed frame rails mold? [duplicate]

So the wood panels lay on top of the metal beams, it's a bed frame but I noticed these spots on the metal and rubbed them off and smelt like rotten eggs please let me know 😑
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How to take apart this bed frame joint with hidden screws

How can I take apart the pictured bed frame joint? It doesn't have visible screw heads on the outside of the footboard (image 1), and the recess in the runner that contains he screw is covered by some ...
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Wiring for Bedroom - how to express design to electrician

I bought my first flat a couple of months ago in north London and for my first bit of redecoration I wish to get my bedroom up to a really nice standard. Before i go into picking out wall coverings ...
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Why is there a white wire connected to multiple black wires in my light box?

I have a total of four receptacles a ceiling fan and a light switch. My line voltage comes in from the first receptacle, then comes out at the ceiling fan, then is wire nutted to the three other ...
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spraypainting - is it hazardous to spray paint metal in your bedroom?

I have a 9 foot metal baseboard heater that I spray painted with some cheap enamel spray paint by color place. It says non toxic when dry, and that it can be used for interior and exterior. It has a ...
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Mounting a tv on a sandstone wall

I just bought a new TV for my bedroom, and I want to mount it on the wall. The only problem is that the walls of the house are made of sandstone and if i mount it directly to it, it won't hold. I was ...
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Polystyrene scent in bedroom

I want to store boardgames on the top of the wardrobe in my bedroom. Unfortunately, there are a few screw and wooden lists on the top of it, which makes it impossible to store anything on the ...
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How to secure a top heavy tall iron headboard

I have an iron headboard that is 80 inches tall in the center. It's very top heavy - and just plain heavy too. If it's just mounted to the bed frame would that be enough to keep it from falling ...
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Sound Proofing the wall between bathroom and bedroom [duplicate]

Is anybody able to recommend the best way to sound proof my wall which is adjoined to the bathroom. I'm gutting out my bathroom and having it refitted which new shower, bath and etc and relocating ...
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What would be a realistic way to lever a pallet bed?

I'm planning to build a pallet bed base, like this one or this one. The main problem everyone state about pallet bed bases is the dust that gather beneath. Thus, I would like to engineer a way to ...
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How can I level my bed?

I have a very uneven floor in my bedroom, and a metal bed frame (non-leveling feet), soon to be a wooden bed frame. I'd like to level my bed. What are some good ways to do this? One approach is to ...
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How to enlarge grommets

I've installed a telescoping curtain rod that's 1-1/2" in diameter, and bought curtains with grommets that turned out to be only 1.6" in diameter (outer diameter 2.7"). Unsurprisingly, the grommets ...
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How to handle expansion of wood when attaching a bed to the walls of a room

I would like to carry out a similar project as the one described in this thread(Can I use bolts to attach a bed to the walls of my room?). I have seen several similar projects but they do not seem ...
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How to repair broken bed

One side of the bed has totally come off. See pictures for the broken side plus the screws that are attached to it . My question is that is there any scope of repairing this bed so that in the future ...
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Make 16 square meter room operable for two persons [closed]

I have really serious question to me. We have flat with two rooms. One is beeing used by me and my brother. It is 16 square meter room. There are two beds and two desks and some old shelfs. I have ...
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How can I tightly join two perpendicular pieces of wood in a loft bed from the inside corner without access to the outer side?

I'm trying to assemble a double loft bed from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80160867/), but the problem is that it's 80" wide and the room is 80" wide. This means that there's no ...
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Fixing up a 1920 rowhouse - front wall - to insulate or not

I tore down some 70s wood paneling in my front bedroom of a 1920 rowhouse and there is no insulation except for the plaster on top of brick. Someone told me just to put on sheet rock(the plaster ...
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Can I add insulation on the outside of a bedroom wall adjacent to garage attic?

I have a new construction home, and one of the bedrooms is adjacent to the attic above the garage. The room is always a couple degrees cooler than the other rooms, so was wondering if I could spray ...
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how can I Soundproof a room without wall modifications

My My room is right next to the staircase and basically I have two neighbours that does a lot a noise, the ones right next to me and under me, the noise doesn't go through the floor but by the ...
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Does wardrobe/closet need doors?

I was always told to let the wardrobe doors open sometimes, so "let the air circulate". And I wonder, does the wardrobe actually need to have doors? What would be the problems (other them visual) of ...
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Convert Den into Bedroom

I'm looking at a house that has a room that is listed as a den. It looks like a bedroom without a door or closet. It does have a regular sized window for a bedroom. What would I have to do in order ...
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What type and size plywood is appropriate to reinforce a box spring for 425 lb user?

My boxspring is crumpled in pretty bad in one section and its causing back issues but i can't afford a new bed. i was told by the physical therapist to get plywood to stick between the mattress and ...
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How can I add a closet to an existing room?

So I am looking to add a closet to an existing room. I want this to be a built-in because where I live real estate listings do not count a bedroom with a free standing closet. However I can't ever ...
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How do I use a headboard intended to mount on a wall onto a bed frame instead?

I bought a headboard online without realising that it does not have legs. It's just an carved wooden plank that has holes on the back for it to be hung on a wall. I live in an apartment and I do not ...
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Outlets that work only part of the time

In one of the bedrooms there are two outlets that work part of the time if you plug something in you might have to wiggle the plug to make it work. The bedroom next to it the closet light does the ...
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confused about ceiling wires

I need to install a ceiling fan i bought, but the wires are not matching up. On the ceiling fan the wires are blue, black, green, and white. The wires from the ceiling that i need to connect to the ...
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is my murphy bed doable and safe?

I want to build a murphy bed from scratch : I don't know if that kind of structure can be made without drilling in the wall to fix the frame and without making some large base. for Now on my 3d ...
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How to deal with baseboard heating causing problems with a headboard?

I've got baseboard heating along every wall in the master bedroom. The bed I bought has a headboard that's tenuously bolted to a frame which doesn't exactly match. On top of that, the baseboard ...
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How can I heat up my apartment to kill bedbugs in Southeast Asia?

I have a bedbug problem in my apartment and I want to fix it myself with heat. (I do not want chemicals sprayed around.) Apparently, getting a room to 140 degrees for two hours is sufficient to kill ...
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Best place to put Microwave Oven

What is the best place to keep Microwave Oven in home? I thought to keep it my kitchen but my electrician said not to put it in kitchen along with LPG (but didn't provided any specific reason). What ...
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Do I need to finish or top coat oil-based stain so that it doesn't rub off on a bed?

I built a headboard out of 1x4 common boards and stained them with Minwax Wood Finish Honey Oil-Based Interior Stain. Since the finished product will be in close contact to bed sheets, pillows, etc. -...
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How can I remove old paint from plaster walls?

I first stripped the wallpaper from my bedroom walls using a steam stripper and scraper. This revealed a lurid pink paint on the walls and a peculiar purple ceiling paint which came off in sheets like ...
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Is it OK to paint bedroom plain yellow? [closed]

I have a 4 by 3 m room which I painted yellow. However it's only the first layer of paint, but when I'm in the room (in the daylight) my skin and my clothes reflects that yellow like there's a yellow ...
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How to exterminate/identify these insects?

A week ago, insect bite marks started showing up on my arms, and I couldn't sleep in my bed. I tried to find the culprit but was unsuccessful. Today I opened up my lamp cover and found these: I think ...
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How can I thoroughly blackout a bedroom window on a budget?

I am renting a house that has beautiful wooden venetian blinds - that I can not remove or replace - but they are not very effective at blocking the ambient night light that is abundant on my street. ...
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Coving around borrowed light doorframe

Have a 70s build house with covered borrowed light above the doorframe. How would one go about fitting coving in this case to achieve a quality finish? I can either (1) attempt to route the coving to ...