I am in the market for a new couch, and I am having a very hard time deciding whether to reupholster my existing couch or to just buy new. Do you have any experience making a similar decision? How did you decide, what did you decide, and are you happy with what you picked? [more inside]
What are the downsides, or dangers to my TV, of putting my TV in a bay window? [more inside]
I need new sofa cushions. Help! [more inside]
We have cats and, unfortunately, love them very much. We keep their nails clipped and have lots of scratching posts, but they still sink their little claws into everything. Are there fabrics, either for rugs or couches, that you've found work better with cat claws? I was told that things like microsuede provide less purchase for their little pointy claws -- is this true? What fabrics should we avoid?
Wizards of Hive, Before I buy that 90" couch from a friend, how can I make sure I'll be able to get it up my L-shaped stairs? Sure, there are a lot of variables. But is there a tool or methodology for figuring this out ahead of time (presuming I know the depth and height of the couch too)? I don't think I have the cardboard to build a mockup. This couch is 50 miles away and can't be returned. Thanks!
What couches are good to clean urine out of? [more inside]
One of the rubber-band cushion supports broke on my Mid Century Modern couch. I would ideally replace all of the bands, since they are all showing signs of their 50-60 years of use. I was hoping someone would have some magical source for replacement parts.
I would like to take the big, corner desk out of my office and instead have a couch, along with a laptop table that I can use as needed. Or maybe a small stand-up desk off to the side. I am wondering what the outside perception might be, as well as any potential problems I may not have considered. [more inside]
I bought a timber couch to restore. Is it a designer piece, and if so, does anyone recognise the designer? [more inside]
I need suggestions for good couch co-op games to play with my wife on our Xbox 360. She has been playing the hell outta Skyrim and has finally gotten the handle on using a controller for 1st person control. Was thinking Portal 2 but I need some more suggestions [more inside]
Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
How do I attach velcro tape to my couch cushions? [more inside]
I’m trying to think of a way to make one part of my side of the bed more like the back of a couch. But I’m not very creative, apparently. Can you help me please? [more inside]
Do I cut the piping off a sofa when making a new cover? Please help me avert a diy-disaster! [more inside]
How can I make this cover stay on my couch? [more inside]
Can you please recommend to me a resistant and attractive blanket I can throw on furniture so my dog can sit with me? [more inside]
Our new couch has a tear along the seam of the seat. How can we fix this ourselves? [more inside]
Can you recommend me a decent sofa-bed/sleeper that is both comfortable as a sofa AND great to sleep on? [more inside]
Can you recommend a carpet cleaning company in Toronto? [more inside]
New baby, new couch. Bad idea? [more inside]
Why are sofas dumped beside the road always missing the cushions? [more inside]
How can I clean liquid bubble bath out of the fabric couch cushions? The care tag says NOT to wash/launder the fabric cover as it will shrink and no longer fit the foam interior. [more inside]
How can I train my dog to stay off the sofa? [more inside]
Is there any hope for a couch that sat in the rain overnight? [more inside]