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Display Name: Closetdweller
Member Since: 7/16/13

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I would slap a wood top on that radiator as a display space / table behind a couple of chairs. It depends on exactly how much extra seating you want in the space, you could do a bench, a couple of stools or low chaise on the non-existent fourth wall which would create a comfy, conversational feeling to the room with a small sacrifice to flow. Moving the couch is a good idea, you could then use its current wall as a space of an entertainment centre to hide all the clutter and even add some art. I would recommend a lovely large area rug to anchor the space as well as a coffee table. The key to changing this space is incorporating both of you in it, it's not his space it's ours.

Arrangement for Living Room After Roommate Moves Out? Good Questions
4/22/14 09:22 AM

Ah the good old burn test, I miss my textiles classes.

Vintage Fabric Lovers Guide to Identifying Textiles for Cleaning Pacific Fabrics
4/15/14 09:24 AM

Can't wait to have a closet big enough.

Small Space Solution: Convert Your Closet into a Bedroom
4/14/14 11:09 AM

I have to vote for your layout choice. A lower sofa will keep the flow from being disrupted by the sofa, but still define the space. Also an added bonus, you can watch TV from the dining table when planning movie nights, sports nights etc.

Better Living Layout Ideas? Good Questions
4/14/14 08:51 AM

What a difference paint can make!

Before & After: A Bold But Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover
4/13/14 03:19 PM

I find that straight usually gives off an institutional vibe. Staggered for me.

What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 10:54 AM

The best way to disguise it would be art. Make that wall a gallery wall and find a framed piece that you love that'll fit into the frame already there for the door to the panel. Maybe some vintage alcohol reproductions?

Best Way to Disguise Ugly Kitchen Electric Panel? Good Questions
4/8/14 08:17 AM

I have seen it twice now on AT what is the name of that botanical fabric in the pic?

Practically Painless Ways to Build a Nest Egg Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/17/14 03:36 PM

I would go with scanning your favourites and framing. After some time in the sun, the cover art you love will fade, discolour and even start to warp. Plus this way you can make them larger as a statement piece, you can rarely truly appreciate complexity of images when they are small.

How To Display 200 Pulp Fiction Paperbacks? Good Questions
3/14/14 08:09 AM

I think the writer is confusing crafts with scrapbooking.

DIY Tools to Live By: Best Crafting Basics
2/13/14 10:42 AM

It would be great if you could come up with more Canadian content including surveys and contests. Maybe a Canadian branch is in order?

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2/13/14 10:20 AM

I am not sure I want to die face down in my toilet while firefighters are looking for me. Ditto on the mobile breathing apparatus.

Things You Never Knew You Needed: A Life-Saving Toilet
2/13/14 10:15 AM

Anyone know a Canadian Supplier for the plant? We don't have an Ikea in the Maritimes.

Tips for Growing Fiddle Leaf Figs
2/10/14 01:58 PM

You could make it more modern or traditional by adding trim work and then painting or staining. It depends on what your d├ęcor sense is really.

Though that panel at the end of the dining room seems oddly placed. it is almost like they couldn't decide whether or not to finish the room.

Should I Remove Wood Paneling in 1925 Bungalow? Good Questions
11/15/13 09:51 AM

Have you thought of using narrow chests of drawers at the ends? You could also create cubbies for the ends of the closet instead. A second hanging bar is a necessity of course. As for overhead storage you could turn this into an off season clothes storage area or a linens spot. I would place some sort of storage bar on the inside of the doors for hanging ties or scarves.

It's a fantastic closet. If you're really looking for expert help I would call on a organization specialist.

How Do I Make the Most of this Big Closet? Good Questions
11/12/13 11:42 AM

I wish my kitchen was that big!

Compact Solutions: 10 Home Appliances for Small Space Renters
10/8/13 01:20 PM

I am a writer and work from a closet right now, so I have a bit of extra insulation on three walls. When the outside world gets a little too loud I usually turn on my favourite music to drown it out. I live downtown so I realize the noise will never truly stop.

For serious noise I would suggest that noise cancelling headphones are in order. At least that way you can stay in your own space avoiding the coffee shop noise and expense. Maybe try some sound proofing panels on your walls? Noise is really just the nature of the city, it's like living next to a railway line you just get used to it. In fact I am so used to the noise that when it's perfectly quiet at night without cars careening down my street I wake up.

In a perfect world people who work from home could live in idyllic country homes. Until then we have to make the best of what we have, a great location with some noisy neighbours.

How Do You Deal with Noise When Working from Home?
10/4/13 11:53 AM

Please keep the sink, it's lovely.

Info on Kitchen Fixtures from the 1920s? Good Questions
10/4/13 07:54 AM

Patch for sure, hope you're not paying for heat or air conditioning. If patch isn't possible, I realize that not everyone is handy, a large upholstered headboard will insulate at least and give a dramatic purposeful look.

How To Decorate Around Ugly Vent? Good Questions
10/1/13 06:22 PM

If you're not interested in planting or a deck there are some high quality astro-turf options. You could place planters closer to the window and your "green field" would extend beyond them. I am assuming you're from England, so planting climate friendly perennials would be key to provide interest year round.

Advice on Prettying Up View of Flat Roof? Good Questions
9/19/13 08:49 AM