I have a room I'd like to hang some pictures in .
I'm interested to know if there are guidelines on what size and number of pictures would look best. [more inside] posted by southof40 at 3:43 AM - 7 answers
I am trying to get my act together. I have an average sized apartment room wall. I want to use it to plan world domination! Well really the domination of my next few years of goals and tasks. Please give me cool or creative ideas for a way to have a huge display of multiple years of calendar, lists and reminders, and events and goals. The only catch is that I cannot repaint or damage the wall in a major way. Long-winded details inside. [more inside] posted by cashman at 5:59 PM - 13 answers
The pallet-dropping saga continues. After talking with various government employees, I finally got in touch with a person in code enforcement who stoically informed me that, since the business is zoned for agricultural, they are allowed to work 24 hours a day and do whatever they well please and there's not a thing we can do about it. [more inside] posted by massofintuition at 5:33 PM - 10 answers
Is such a thing even possible? I have always rented apartments and am now looking into purchasing a loft, preferably, in either San Francisco or Los Angeles. I really have no interest in then paying for "rent" to some HOA at around $400/month. Is there a reasonable way to not do so, or does it entail looking for solo owned places which are probably really expensive?
I'm hoping to keep it around 500k total.
Thanks in advance for any advice. posted by madglee at 12:41 PM - 16 answers
West-side LA Rental question: My first year's lease is up. I asked my property manager about renewing, and the manager told me, "oh, once your 12mo is up, you just go month-to-month, no contract." What's going on here? [more inside] posted by Alterscape at 10:42 PM - 22 answers
I'm planning to get some cheap/free used furniture from family/friends, thrift stores and maybe craiglist. I don't know anyone who's strong enough to carry it up to a second story apartment (no elevator). How do I find someone to do this that isn't a full-service moving company? [more inside] posted by desjardins at 8:30 AM - 22 answers
Despite the several inches of snow still on the ground, it's time to start thinking about gardening. I have some seeds left over from last year - are they going to be any good? How do I make sure that they're still viable? [more inside] posted by backseatpilot at 6:38 AM - 10 answers
I am moving out of a room in a single-family home in Pittsburgh. What do I need to do to make the move-out as smooth as possible, and get back as much of my deposit as possible? [more inside] posted by dean_deen at 10:55 PM - 6 answers
Me and my SO completely paid off our mortgage a couple years ago. So, we have full equity. That's great, we're happy w/the situation. Now, if for whatever reason we decide to uproot and move to an entirely new city and/or state, how would the financing work? [more inside] posted by anonymous at 7:23 PM - 8 answers
My husband and I are thinking about having a home built -- a production home -- in one of the many subdivisions in our growing area. We have purchased a home before (and sold it later; not in our current area) but it was older and had been flipped. What do we need to know about the production home process? [more inside] posted by danielle the bee at 6:39 PM - 9 answers
My friend bought thischair at a vintage store in town. The salesperson did not have any information about its history or style. Does anyone here know the name of this chair or know the period that is comes from? Any information about it would be much appreciated. posted by beisny at 3:27 PM - 3 answers
My balcony is gross and I want to paint it. I know nothing about painting. Tell me what materials I need and what procedures to follow. Pics inside. [more inside] posted by zeri at 5:29 PM - 14 answers
We've just started renting a house, so we can grow delicious things to eat! However, I need to unpack (and write, and cook, and teach, and...) rather than garden. I am willing to throw a certain amount of money at this problem. What should I look for at garden stores? [more inside] posted by wintersweet at 12:11 PM - 11 answers
We had our furnace inspected yesterday. It's worked fine all winter. We were told we have a bad heat exchanger. We were encouraged to buy a whole, new furnace for $10K. Our preference is to ride it out with the old furnace for another few years and replace it when it is convenient for us. Does that make sense? [more inside] posted by clarkstonian at 8:44 AM - 16 answers
I'm in the due diligence period of buying a house built in 1964. It's in Atlanta. The inspection yesterday went well, but the house has a fuse box and a breaker panel (the breaker handles AC and washer/dryer only). I know absolutely nothing about electric/wiring issues or systems. [more inside] posted by arm426 at 1:02 PM - 32 answers