Last night I slept in my own bed after several days in the road and realized that the hotel beds were much more comfortable and rejuvenating than my own. How can I replicate the hotel-bed experience at home? [more inside]
posted by mikewas
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Help me name my new business venture. I'm looking for a creative/non-cliche name for a bed & breakfast that will cater to crafters, with an emphasis on scrapbookers. Basically it will be a three day/two night girls weekend. The B&B has a large craft area. We'll also offer massage, manicure and pedicure. Any ideas?
posted by ReneeOg
on Mar 5, 2008 -
I have been wanting to redo the bedroom in blue and chocolate brown, and I really really love this duvet cover
, the king-size sky version, although I wouldn't mind if the blue was a few shades darker. Is there something similar but cheaper out there? And maybe made of a sturdier fabric...
posted by lemonade
on Feb 12, 2008 -
Woodworking filter: What steps can I take to ensure a home-built bed can withstand, umm, nocturnal escapades? [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs
on Jan 18, 2008 -
I've been sleeping on a cheap Ikea mattress for a few years now and have finally decided to invest in a better one. I like the Tempur-Pedic beds, but I haven't really looked into them due to the high prices (I need a Queen). I recently came across these Bergad Isoform Mattresses while researching online and found quite a few good reviews on epinions. I'm a bit worried about having to purchase one without being able to test it, though I hear they are quite comparable to the Tempur-Pedics. What are your thoughts?
As an aside, I have a genuine curiosity about how these beds are for sex. I'm used to spring mattress beds which seem to be more buoyant than the foam beds, and I'm curious if that affects sex in any way. I don't mean to be crass, but it IS hard to find reviews on that other thing people do in their beds!
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb
on Dec 27, 2007 -
How can I cheaply turn a twin bed frame, box spring and mattress into a full/double frame? (The current frame and mattress can't be disassembled or moved to a different room, so I need to expand/modify the twin frame + box spring so it supports a double mattress, then just store the twin mattress underneath it on the floor and bring in a double mattress for the top.)
posted by lorimer
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Do you like your Dalselv bedframe from Ikea? Does it wobble or is it very stable? Did you finish/paint it, or did you leave it bare?
posted by lorimer
on Dec 5, 2007 -
I received a gift of a 500 thread count sheet set. I've always been under the impression that the higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the sheets are. These sheets, however, are not soft. They are noisy, wrinkle easily, and don't feel very pleasant.
Since I don't have the receipt to return them, what can I do to make them feel better? I've already washed them twice and used fabric softener sheets in the drier but with no success.
posted by asuh
on Dec 3, 2007 -
I'm finally doing something to make my bedroom liveable (and, hopefully, bring some sanity to my scattered life!): lofting my bed! Keeping guitars and bikes underneath! Cheap, affordable, and I can build it myself! One problem: I've got no carpentry experience... [more inside]
posted by entropone
on Oct 18, 2007 -
I have a small double or three-quarter
size bed. Most people seem to prefer an underblanket (or mattress warmer) to the traditional electric overblanket and I think I would too. But should I get a single-size and leave a few inches of bed unheated? Or get a double-size and wrap the excess around the side of the mattress? [more inside]
posted by Martin E.
on Sep 28, 2007 -
Where can I get a UK-sized twin (single) mattress? Vancouver B.C. preferably but I'll take an online order as well. [more inside]
posted by kaefer
on Sep 24, 2007 -
What is the most visually pleasing, safest way to lift this IKEA MALM bed frame about a foot and half off the floor? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Aug 29, 2007 -
Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Aug 12, 2007 -
How do I go about making a futon mattress or something close to that on a 100$ budget? [more inside]
posted by Obscurum
on Aug 11, 2007 -
Imaginary vacation question: Would you think a carbon neutral Bed and Breakfast was interesting? Would you seek such a place if you knew about one? What would make a "green" experience a special part of your travels?
posted by Freedomboy
on Jul 23, 2007 -
Where can I find a relatively tall and simple platform or lofted bed, or at least a better way to describe what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by madetoheal
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Not another bedbug question: Unidentified bugs in bed, officially not "bedbugs". Can you help me identify them? [more inside]
posted by kraigory
on Jun 11, 2007 -
GoodNightSleepFilter: Is it possible to find an individual mattress pad/topper that replicates the actual pillow-top that comes attached to pillow-top mattresses? [more inside]
posted by scody
on May 16, 2007 -
Just got a new queen bed, and my linens are too small. (Double/full fit.) I need to get some nice, comfy stuff, but really don't want to spend $150+. Do you guys know of (legit) out-of-the-way sites on the Webinet that sell nice sheets for awesome prices?
posted by Mikey-San
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Voltage converter / inflating an air mattress to be used in Italy: My friend, a sculpture instructor in Florence, Italy, is putting us up and guiding us around the city. Very cool. He has asked that we bring an air mattress with an electric pump, which he will later use for camping, also in Italy. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Jan 5, 2007 -
Help me sleep better- My futon is old, lumpy and I am currently too broke to replace it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky
on Dec 17, 2006 -
I want to get the box spring and mattress off the floor without buying a bed frame. [more inside]
posted by sian
on Oct 10, 2006 -
My girlfriend recently purchased a foam mattress topper, for our extra-firm hand-me-down queen mattress. It currently resides between the fitted sheet and the mattress, but it creeps down the bed, night by night. The bed doesn't have a footboard, and the mattress topper ends up sagging off the bottom of the bed, and not reaching to where your head goes.
posted by adamwolf
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Memory Foam Mattress Toppers
- assuming the density, thickness and size are all the same is there any difference from brand to brand? Also, I've heard they can trap heat. Do they get uncomfortably warm, or are there other things I should think about before purchasing? [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Who likes sleeping only 18" off the floor? Why have box springs been eliminated from modern bed design? [more inside]
posted by saffron
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Would a memory foam mattress topper be uncomfortable if it were cut in the middle? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Jun 4, 2006 -
Since my lady and I mostly just lay in bed all day, we're looking for some more appropriate clothing for our lifestyles. What are your favorite lounging around clothes? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning
on May 22, 2006 -