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Two notes: 3M hooks are great, if they item they are supporting are flat against the wall. As soon as any of the weight extends outward (ie: shelf), the hooks cannot hold the weight as they were not engineered to support the exdending object. Think what a canterlever does and you will understand. The second note is that the 3M hook that can support a heavy load are thick and therefore, when you hang a shelf from it, the shelf will lean forward.

The ideas I read above about the Stolmen system from Ikea looks like the best option. Using vertical tension rods to support a narrow shelf will allow you to have a less cluttered floor space. Good luck in your quest.

How To Attach Wall Shelves Without Drilling Into Walls? Good Questions
7/16/14 01:49 PM

Both the black and gold versions look nice. The key thing is that it was cleaned and restored. Good work!

Before & After: A Grimy Garage Shelf Turns Into a Storage Showpiece
6/13/14 06:20 PM

Beautiful bed/storage/loft area.

Danny & Joni's Former Knitting Factory Small Cool Contest
6/7/14 06:53 PM

One of my pet peeves with many places I lived at are the bathroom switches being on the outside of the bathroom. Why?

Inheriting A Houseful of Quirks
6/2/14 11:19 AM

I suggest consulting a real estate agent and see if they add or lower your resell value to your home.

Are These 1970s MDF Built-Ins Trash or Treasure? Good Questions
5/16/14 11:54 AM

I replaced all my ceramic dishes with glass. Corel is another good option. Big plates only encourages eating larger portions. I have my "daily" dishes in small quantities and easily accessible wheras my "formal" dishes are stored and pulled out on special occasions.

6 Helpful Things To Consider When Shopping For New Dishes Reader Intelligence Report
5/16/14 11:47 AM

A few people suggested switching rooms: bedroom < - > living room. As bedrooms are used mainly when sleeping, a window is actually "in the way".

Suggestions for Decorating Windowless Living Room? Good Questions
5/16/14 11:38 AM

It is beautiful just the way it is.

Is This Ship Sculpture Worth Something? Good Questions
5/8/14 01:20 PM

I like the upward indirect light in the dining area (on the back wall). Nowadays, LEDs with warmer colors (I believe that fluorescent tubes were used) to give the room a more calming effect are being used.

What Did the Ideal Home Look Like 70 Years Ago? Design News
5/3/14 07:47 PM

I agree with P-DdeR. This could revolutionize housing. The technology and materials are here now. There is no real reason not to make it available to everyday clients now.

NYC Tests Post-Disaster Housing in Brooklyn Design News
5/2/14 08:39 PM

I would give it a slightly darker stain (drawers and legs) to bring out the grains of the wood/veneer. As for the top, give it a much darker stain to make a good contrast.

Who Made This Desk and Should I Paint It? Good Questions
5/2/14 11:00 AM

I agree with several posters: no need to cover the entire bay window with a single covering. Just place 3 small tension rods at the windows with a light sheen (not sure of the correct word for semi transluscent is "sheen") curtain. You can then open the blinds, get light in and still have privacy.

Ways To Hang Curtains without Installing Hardware? Good Questions
4/24/14 03:24 PM

In one word: Wow!

Kitchen Before & After: A Cramped NYC Kitchen Gets a Chic Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/22/14 06:09 PM

Only fit for an art gallery...

Never Forget This Exists in the World: The \"At One\" Sofa
4/15/14 10:55 AM

I tried to view the videos, but all I get is a recording saying "this content is unavailable". Is it because I am in Canada?

Apartment Therapy Goes American Dream Builders with Nate Berkus
4/13/14 04:07 PM


What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 12:09 PM

Yes, very bright floor. Corner toilets are so rare. Also rare, two doors in a bathroom. I imagine it is between the master bedroom and a hall. The new floor definately adds character and uniqueness. The steps are well presented.

Before & After: Alexa's Affordable Stenciled Vinyl Bathroom Floor Makeover
4/6/14 04:18 PM

Looks great. Good balance between "adult" and "child" decors. As for the "wall". Yes, it appeared to have been a temporary wall. The expanded space gives a brighter look and feel.

Before & After: A Fresh, Flexible & Fun Family Apartment Professional Project
4/6/14 04:10 PM

Having clothing out in the open is not visually appealing to me either. It looks cluttered and makes the room look like an open closet.

No Closet, No Problem: 10 Fixes for Apartments with a Lack of Closets Renters Solutions
4/3/14 02:01 PM

Does anyone know why moving day in Quebec set for the same day (July 1st) for everyone?

Why May 1st Was \"Moving Day\" For All of Manhattan
4/3/14 12:53 PM