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Bathroom renovations!

How do I remove a recessed toilet paper holder? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Feb 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Searching for homeowner blog

Homeowner blogs? [more inside]
posted by starman on Jan 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Umbrella Insurance

Insurance filter Umbrella insurance - good for them or good for you? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Jan 24, 2007 - 4 answers

can you recommend a home security / alarm company?

can you recommend a good home security / alarm company? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Jan 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Remodeling on a budget - scrap counters?

Remodel Filter: Looking for scrap granite / mica countertops for some home remodel projects - or how to go about begging for them. [more inside]
posted by jimmy0x52 on Jan 19, 2007 - 8 answers

What can be used as a suitable lubricant for wooden curtain poles?

We have some wooden curtain poles on which the wooden rings move really smoothly, but also have a couple where the curtains "judder" and sometimes stick quite badly when pulling them open or closed. How can I get the non-compliant curtains to move smoothly?
posted by Davis McBain on Jan 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Which of your own behaviors should you change when you have guests over?

When friends with whom you don't usually spend time in close quarters come for a brief stay at your house, what things should you change about your everyday, hanging-around the house behavior? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jan 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Pimp my home security!

Help me secure my home! I need input on a safe and a security system. [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Jan 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Home Buying Hidden Costs

Help me budget for buying our first home. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Jan 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Can this happen in bankruptcy?

If 2nd Mortgage gets discharged in bankruptcy, can payment still be made to keep home? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jan 7, 2007 - 4 answers

It's not just about the money. When should we really buy a house?

How do we figure out whether we're financially and emotionally ready to buy our first home? We have a really good handle on what we can afford, which neighborhoods we like best, what houses are going for. We've read "Home Buying for Dummies." We've saved up an OK chunk of cash. But my husband and I are both worried, and for different reasons. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jan 7, 2007 - 32 answers

How can I get my shower to drain water?

Because the bottom of my fiberglass shower is totally flat, the water doesn't drain down and so mildew builds up at triple the frequency. Short of replacing the shower, how can I create the effect of a downsloping shower floor?
posted by deern the headlice on Jan 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I work from home doing a real job?

I would like to work part time from home, earn a reasonable wage (at least $10/hour and preferably more), have some job security, and if possible set my own hours. Is that realistic? And how can I do it? [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Jan 2, 2007 - 12 answers

How clean is my house?

Do you worry about how clean your home is when people visit? Do you notice imperfect cleaning at others' homes? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Dec 29, 2006 - 54 answers

I want to datarock

[BedroomRockStarFilter] How do I start making music on my PC? [more inside]
posted by unmusic on Dec 22, 2006 - 20 answers

Are home warranties worth it?

Does anyone have an opinion on home warranties? [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo on Dec 17, 2006 - 12 answers

We got the big ol tv, but let's make it sound nice

What is the best home theatre system for us? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 15, 2006 - 12 answers

What items should I get to fill up my living room wiht this Eastern theme?

I need help redecorating my house. I am going for the "Eastern" and contemporary look (Indian/ Middle Eastern/ Asian decor mixed with West Elm-ish contemporary style). I want to have Buddha statues, silk fabric for the window curtains, silk throw pillows, artificial plants and etc. [more inside]
posted by apple on Dec 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Staying connected over distance

Absence makes the heart grow fonder-filter: next year, I shall be starting a new job which involves spending a significant amount of time away from my wife. As in opposite coasts of the continent separated. I’m setting up some things to help us stay connected (setting up skype with video, a slingbox so we can watch TV together, a webcam so she can keep an eye on me, that sort of thing), but what other simple, practical things can we do to stay connected? How have you handled this?
posted by baggers on Dec 8, 2006 - 15 answers

Hotel instead of parents house for the holidays?

Hotel/Home for the Holidays? My girlfriend and I are facing a major dilemma in visiting her home town for Christmas: Stay at her parents house or stay in a hotel. Any advice or past experiences would be most appreciated. Much much [more inside]
posted by travis vocino on Dec 7, 2006 - 44 answers

vacant notices on neighborood homes

I purchased my first house about 1 month ago. It's not in a desirable neighborhood but OK - today I saw just a few houses down from mine that the city sheriff put big orange notices on the doors of 9 homes saying vacant or uninhabitable...should i be concerned about this? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Dec 5, 2006 - 12 answers

French connection?

How can I locate a retailer to purchase this product not sold in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by dudiggy on Nov 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Level with me, I can take it

My significant other and I are having an ongoing arguement about leveling our 80 year-old house. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Nov 26, 2006 - 17 answers

How/where to rent a beach home when I'm only 21 years old?

How/where to rent a beach home when I'm only 21 years old? [more inside]
posted by boscord on Nov 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Using the wrong insulation correctly

[Klutz Construction Filter] Insulating a daylight basement with the wrong size of insulation, can I safely make it work? [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep on Nov 25, 2006 - 6 answers

caffè nella mia casa canadese

Is there a Canadian program similar to Illy USA's "Illy A Casa" where good quality espresso-grind coffee can be automatically delivered to my home every 4-6 weeks? [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Nov 22, 2006 - 5 answers

OS X Home Security

Recently my bike and some other trivial stuff has been stolen off my porch. My bike was locked. :( I want to bait this thief with another bike (my broken one) and see who this jerk is. I have a mac and want to use a wireless webcam. Infrared is key since I believe he strikes at night. Is there an app for OS X and a compatible webcam for this situation? Ideally, it would not capture footage unless their is activity. -thanks
posted by bloodniece on Nov 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Attn: Networking Gurus - Help me not break my internet connection!

How can I make my computer trust it's wireless connection to get to the internet? I have a Windows XP professional system with a wired connection through a local router to a softmodded Xbox and a wireless connection (USB adapter) that connects to a router in another room and out to the internet. Every time I enable the wired connection, I lose the ability to connect to websites. (Extended details inside) [more inside]
posted by neolith22 on Nov 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Amazing Dryer Balls!

"Amazing Dryer Balls"...anyone use them? Do they work (as a replacement for chemical-y dryer sheets)? [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Nov 12, 2006 - 14 answers

What are "green" alternatives to replacing an old shingle home roof?

What are some "green" alternatives when replacing an old shingle home roof (in New England)? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Nov 8, 2006 - 13 answers

How to remove paint from a parquet floor?

How to remove paint from parquet floors? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Nov 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Be it ever so humble...

How can I make my house's decor appear sophisticated and interesting? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 28, 2006 - 25 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

AAAA! I'm in garage door torsion spring hell! AAAAA!

Please help save me from garage door torsion spring hell! [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Home theater shops in SF?

I'm taking a friend shopping for a home theater tomorrow in San Francisco. She has a very healthy budget, and I want to hit up some of the higher-end boutique stores that can give a good demo. Which ones should we go to? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Oct 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Elegant trash/recycling bins?

I have little under-cabinet space and and am looking for a somewhat elegant solution to trash/food waste/recycling. Because of the lack of under-counter space, I need something free-standing and preferably with a small footprint. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Oct 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Home delivery of groceries?

Does anyone have any experience with home grocery delivery in South Orange County? [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo on Oct 19, 2006 - 4 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

Some help on the Home Projector front.

More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 13, 2006 - 9 answers

What tools does a single person moving out on his own need?

I'm going to be moving out on my own soon. What kinds of tools do I need to keep on hand for basic repairs around the house? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Oct 10, 2006 - 27 answers

What's the minimum oil we need?

What's the minimum oil will it take to keep our new apartment warm through the winter? We're in a relatively moderate climate (Pacific Northwest). [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Olive Oil vs. Unfinished Red oak floor

I spilled olive oil on our new red oak hardwood floor, the day before the contractors are coming to sand, stain and finish it (a small bottle fell off the shelf and the top popped off) . How screwed are we? [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Oct 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Is this an electrical fault ?

I know, I know, light bulbs seem to fail in clusters, but I don't think this is to do with putting a bunch of lights in at the same time. This week for instance, I got up and turned on my kitchen lights (8 x 50w small spots) and one blew and tripped my Ground Floor Light fuse. A day later and I get home and turn on the same lights, another goes and trips the lights circuit again. Later in the week, another goes in my study. I replaced all the bulbs today. I turn them on, everything is fine, I go outside and turn on the porch/side lights (3 x 60w) and two of them blow. I nearly always have an inop light or two. My question is this : Is there an electrical fault which might explain this pattern of failure ? Thanks
posted by matholio on Oct 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Cost ratio of mortgage payment vs. rent?

When you made the jump from paying the rent to paying a mortgage, what was the ratio? [more inside]
posted by woj on Oct 6, 2006 - 36 answers

New neighbors, tell me what you really think about our town!

I'm in the process of buying a house in Chester Springs, PA (a western suburb of Philadelphia). If any MeFites are locals, I've got a few questions about the area . . . [more inside]
posted by galimatias on Oct 6, 2006 - 3 answers

How to get my rescue kitty off wet food?

I'm trying to get my six to nine month old rescue kitten off wet food, but its just not working with the usuals. I've had her for 3 weeks now. Difficulty: 20 year old prima-donna feline housemate who needs wet, but now enjoys kittenchow. [more inside]
posted by verytres on Oct 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Can two Distros share a Home?

Linux Filter: Is it copasetic to use the same home folder on two different installs of Linux? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Oct 3, 2006 - 15 answers

Building a single-family outside of code

What are the consequences of building a single-family residence outside of code? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Oct 3, 2006 - 16 answers

Advice on deck staining & bathtub caulking

Questions about 2nd coats. 1) DECK: Just stained deck two days ago with a semi-transparent latex deck stain ("Weatherbeater" brand). Unfortunately it dried a little unevenly, showing brush marks, so there are lighter and darker patches. Can I apply a second coat, or will that peal once the rain comes? 2) TUB: re-caulked around tub yesterday. Aesthetically it might look better if I could apply another layer of caulk to smooth out edges and make a little thicker (used white silicone bathroom stuff), but will the fresh caulk adhere properly to the 24-hour cured caulk? I had to scrape the bejesus out of the gap to get the old caulk out, and I don't want to risk the new caulk job failing.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Options for Unwanted Kids

Adoption? Foster parents? What are the options for two neglected children of a crack addict mother? [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Sep 30, 2006 - 16 answers

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