The Mrs and I long for the give and bounce of the cheap mattress she had in college. But shopping around it seems like none of the new mattresses have that great springy coil bounce we enjoyed so much. What are we missing here? Is there something specific to ask for? Do I need to go super-cheap off-brand to get what we're looking for? [more inside]
Best thrift stores for furniture in Brooklyn? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to furnish my apartment in Boston/Cambridge. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help?
I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help? [more inside]
Furniture ideas for the perpetually mobile. For better or for worse, I've been changing living spaces about every six months. I'm sick of lugging furniture but don't want to live completely out of boxes. What are your ideas for cheap, compact, very mobile solutions for (at least) a desk, dresser, and full-size bedframe that doesn't require a box spring? Bonus points for book storage ideas and organizational pieces. Real furniture or makeshift (i.e. tupperware bins) OK. [more inside]
How can I cheaply furnish a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
Where's the best place to get furniture online? I'm looking to get a cheap couch/futon contraption for around 150-200 dollars, and so far I'm looking at kmart.com. I don't know where else to look.
It there any way to stain or paint laminate/particle board furniture without it looking horrible? [more inside]