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Peep Out Of Our Peephole, People!

My partner and I just moved into a new apartment in Queens. There's one small issue, and it's our peephole. It's missing the cover on the inside. Where can I get a replacement? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jul 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Why are there no apartment yentas, for tight rental housing markets?

If I were looking for an apartment right now I would love to delegate the search and matchmaking to someone who made such searches, and presentation of credit data, references etc, their occupation, and I'm sure that many busy people would also want to use this service. Why aren't there people who do this?
posted by Baeria on Jul 9, 2014 - 23 answers

Renting a room. The walls are pink. I'm a dude. What I cover it with?

Is there any cheap neutral-colored wallpaper that I could use that's temporary? Or anything else that I can cover it with that I can take down later? I just can't do a pink room, man. [more inside]
posted by suburbs on Dec 18, 2013 - 28 answers

My apartment's radiators are loud and letting out steam. Is that normal?

We've just moved into a new place and it's now gotten cold enough to turn on the heat. Two of the radiators are really loud with air escaping, and often have visible steam coming out of the valve on the side. I've never seen radiators do this. Is this normal? Is this safe?
posted by msbrauer on Oct 31, 2013 - 9 answers

What's a giftable home/apartment security upgrade?

I have a friend moving to a sketchy part of town (and living without a roommate for the first time). I want to get her some sort of security "thing" as an apartment-warming gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Aug 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Making The Best Home Bar With A Small Space

For the first time ever I have a space in my house just for cocktail preparation. Awesome. I have some great old glass bottles to go on top of this bar. Also Awesome. What do I put in these bottles to become the envy of cocktail-makers-and-consumers everywhere? How do I best use this space (close up) both in terms of keeping stuff on hand and visual appeal, base liquors, mixers, tools, garnishes, etc. Assume we'll drink anything, but the fussier and old fashioned, the better. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

SENSORS ONLINE

I'd like to install some home automation/home monitoring hardware in an apartment. [more inside]
posted by A god with hooves, a god with horns on Jul 27, 2013 - 6 answers

sick of Apartment Therapy

I like looking at Apartment Therapy for tours and DIY ideas but it's gone annoying and stale. What are some other decor blogs with fresher content? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jun 20, 2013 - 14 answers

I am literally going to clean all the things.

I would like to do a massive clean/organization of my apartment over the next few weeks. Help me figure out a game plan. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 10, 2013 - 22 answers

Alternative living arrangements?

I may be on the lookout for a new residence soon, and I'm open to alternatives to the usual apartment/house rental. In particular, living in an RV or camper trailer parked on the street outside of a friend's house (or in their driveway if long-term parking on the street is illegal) seems doable. And fun. And possible (I asked). What's it like? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 6, 2013 - 19 answers

How to bed down for the night?

Dear adventurous loungers of Metafilter, please tell me about the cleverest space-conserving bed or couch replacements you've ever seen. [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Mar 20, 2013 - 32 answers

What do I need to know about buying vs renting?

Teach-Me-About-Renting-Vs-Buying Filter: I'm in my mid-20s and have been in my "grown up job" for about a year now, and it's about time to get my own place. What do I need to know, beyond just comparing rent and mortgage payments? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Feb 12, 2012 - 39 answers

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there?

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Mar 6, 2011 - 28 answers

Kansas City, here I come

What do I need to know about moving to Kansas City, MO? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Feb 27, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I clean the white painted concrete floors in my apartment?

how on earth do I clean these crazy floors? The paint isn't sealed - it's floor paint - and the floor isn't totally even. [more inside]
posted by amycup on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Burglarproofing for renters?

What are the most cost-effective ways to burglar-proof a rented apartment? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 16, 2010 - 25 answers

Making my apartment more like Mom & Dad's

Finally moved to a big(ger), cheap(er) apartment in Brooklyn with my boyfriend after years in a tiny apartment in Manhattan with my best friend. Now that I have more space and disposal cash, I want to make my apartment a real home. Suggestions, please? [more inside]
posted by coupdefoudre on Sep 9, 2010 - 30 answers

Help me with the basics of furnishing my new bedroom!

I now am the proud leaser of an apartment, and more pertinently, of an unfurnished bedroom. Before I go out and say "this looks nice, I'll buy it," what are some good resources, tips, threads, or hacks for furnishing and decorating a bedroom or living space or the like? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me with my new audio setup.

Right now we play music using the iMac in our living room. But in our new apartment the computer is going to be in the office. How can I get the tunes out of there and into the adjacent living room? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Nazar Boncuks on my stoop, a Mezuzah on my door frame, prayer flags outside... help me represent all faiths!

Help me decorate a multi-faith home! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Feb 24, 2010 - 15 answers

I'm looking to buy a spaceheater for my girlfriend's apartment. Anyone have any recommendations on ones that won't burn the place down?

I'm looking to buy a spaceheater for my girlfriend's apartment. Anyone have any recommendations on ones that won't burn the place down? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Feb 18, 2010 - 19 answers

apartment electroshock therapy on the cheap?

What can I do to make my apartment more beautiful and interesting using items purchased from an art supply store? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 24, 2010 - 9 answers

The New Place

Help me make my first purchase for my apartment... [more inside]
posted by SarahElizaP on Jan 21, 2010 - 41 answers

How do I build a balcony enclosure to reduce wind and noise yet preserve my awesome view of NYC?

Help me make my noisy, windy city balcony more enjoyable. [more inside]
posted by jacquilinala on Dec 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Can I screen out the six legged bastards?

Would placing an additional window screen material on the outside of a vent cause ventilation problems? [more inside]
posted by medea42 on Oct 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Home Lighting Basics

I'm looking for a detailed and thorough guide on home lighting principles and ideas. Where is this source? [more inside]
posted by bouchacha on Apr 22, 2009 - 8 answers

A (padded) room of one's own

Help me figure out a solution for textured rental walls? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Feb 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Ceiling sprinkler head looks like it keeps getting lower, is it going to go off?

My apartment has a ceiling sprinkler system and one of the heads that has descended slightly from the ceiling. Should i worry that the sprinkler head will go off? [more inside]
posted by slhpatterson on Jan 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Help for a musty room?

Help for a chronically musty room? Though I keep my bedroom clean, organized and vacuumed it's always got an "old closet" smell. It's not terrible, but it's definitely noticeable upon entering. Any tricks for getting rid of it? The catch: I don't want to cover things up with another scent - I just don't want it to smell at all. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Sep 15, 2008 - 28 answers

House vs. apartment. Are the costs of maintaining a house roughly less, the same as, or more than levies on a comparably sized apartment?

House vs. apartment. Are the costs of maintaining a house roughly less, the same as, or more than levies on a comparably sized apartment? [more inside]
posted by lottie on Jun 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Where to buy furniture/home accessories online for small spaces?

Furniture for small spaces: Somewhere on the internet, there exists a hip little home furniture/accessories store with products designed specifically for those living in tiny dwellings. Do you know what it is? [more inside]
posted by krisken on May 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find this shelf!!..

where can i find something similar to this , but a smaller width and a lot cheaper ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Apr 3, 2008 - 3 answers

I don't want a 1000 pound dresser

I'm moving to a new place and need to know what kinds of simple items I can use to furnish my place and keep it looking neat [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Mar 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I find a small, tall organizer?

Where can I find furniture for a particularly small space? [more inside]
posted by werty on Feb 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Sawing boards sans garage

What set of power tools can I assemble that will allow me to build things out of wood and will store in a closet? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jan 22, 2008 - 23 answers

Don't get your honey where your money is.

How do I maintain positive relations with a group of work friends recently turned neighbors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Now that I'm out, she's keeping the cash!

My landlord won't give me my deposit back. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Sep 12, 2007 - 20 answers

Can a home be a luxury?

Can a home be a luxury? I want to know if you think it [is/is not] so. A lot [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2007 - 23 answers

setting up a website/webserver from an apartment

What kind of internet provider and other stuff do I need to run a website out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on Oct 25, 2006 - 14 answers

What causes dust build up and how can we keep it to a minimum?

What causes dust build up and how can we keep it to a minimum? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Oct 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Should I buy a condo conversion?

I'm thinking of buying a condo that was converted from an apartment; am I going to regret it? [more inside]
posted by bbuda on Sep 8, 2006 - 15 answers

Can our apartment be functional and still look nice?

Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 12, 2006 - 20 answers

How to hang a large, unframed mirror without using glue?

I have a large mirror that my former roommates acquired via dumpster diving. It measures 48" x 36". It has 4 small holes, one drilled in each corner, 5" diagonally from the corners and 3.5" from the sides. It's unframed and quite heavy. How can I hang it without using glue or mastic? [more inside]
posted by Famous on Jan 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Bad Apartments

I'm interested in stories about living in apartments where something bad has happened. Apartments with gnarly histories. Murders, suicides, 'haunted' apartments, whatever. Did it affect the value? Did you learn about it only later? Did you hire an exorcist? Did a new paint job suffice? etc. Anyone have such stories, or know of such?
posted by Hobbacocka on Feb 6, 2005 - 16 answers

How best to secure my ground floor apartment?

I live in a sorta gritty urban area in a ground-floor apartment that has semi-burglar-accessible windows that have no bars or gates. (The landlord is a cheap slum-owning pig, no help.) What should I install myself for serious home security that'll still let me enjoy a nice breeze and also peace of mind and body? Alarms? Internal bars? Any fave products? Money is almost no object, but I'd really rather not have to use a hammer drill on the exterior brick. (Question anonymous for ParanoiaFilter because my name is in my profile and also in the phone book with my address, and I'm a terribly sensible gal.)
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2005 - 13 answers

Temporary Lodging in London

My 23 year-old brother is moving to London for a couple of years (European citizen, so no work permit issues). He will have very little money when he gets there, so he is looking for affordable lodging. When I did the same thing 10 years ago, I stayed at a hostel for a couple of months until I had a steady income, had enough money for a deposit, and found roommates for a flat. Would you concur that this is the best option, and if so, do you have any hostels to recommend? Mine was in Holland Park and I liked it, but I can't remember the name or anything about it. I'd also appreciate hearing any alternate suggestions for inexpensive housing in London. Thank you very much for your help!
posted by widdershins on Sep 7, 2004 - 8 answers

Unusual Housing in Toronto

HovelFilter
I was thinking about buying a place to hang my hat, but I'm not sure what's right for me (Let's all go inside, shall we?) [more inside]
posted by Capn on Jul 7, 2004 - 8 answers

Are portable air conditioners any good for cooling a baby's room

Portable Air Con: My flat (apartment) is too hot when the weather's like this, and I'm looking to do something about it for the comfort of our new baby who's been a nightmare since the warm spell started. Anyone know if these things are any good? I here to avoid "air coolers", any other advice (and what is a 'mechanical air conditioner'?)... btw fitting proper a\c is out of the question because of planning regs).....
posted by brettski on May 20, 2004 - 10 answers

Any advice for being the letter in a sublet?

Any advice for being the letter in a sublet? (More inside, naturally) [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on May 17, 2004 - 4 answers

Where can I live cheap in LA?

Help for a semi-homeless Wendell. [when is there NOT more inside?] [more inside]
posted by wendell on Feb 6, 2004 - 9 answers

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