RDP into personal desktop from work laptop over LAN/wifi - suggestions to get the best possible "thin client" experience at home? Is it a bad idea to use my work computer this way? [more inside]
Are there good reasons to answer the door to strangers? [more inside]
Sell our House or Not? We are at an impasse, HELP! Extended explanation inside. [more inside]
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
So much of my headspace is wrapped up in how my house looks (which is not so awesome) and it drags me down whenever I’m at home. This isn’t how I want to feel about my home. Can you help me change my attitude? [more inside]
I want to attach a weathervane to a rooftop. To prevent roof leaks after screwing through the shingles, what should I do? Silicone? Washers? My dry attic thanks you in advance for the advice.
Is there a reliable way to find out when and where a movie that's too old to be in first run theaters but too new to be airing on cable and/or streaming will be available to watch? Example inside. [more inside]
I have a split rail fence in my back yard that is in very sorry shape, and I'm planning on replacing it soon. However, I recently noticed that parts of the fence are being eaten by termites. I don't see any sign of termites around the house (although I'm not an expert). If I replace the fence and take away the termites' home, what's the risk that they will decide to take up residence in my house (or deck or trees)? [more inside]
Is it safe to put rags with Murphy's Oil Soap on them in the dryer? (I'm putting them in the washer first, obviously, but all the warnings on my dryer about oil and grease are making me nervous.
My boyfriend wants to buy a house. I don't. How do we work through this? [more inside]
Bought a house, hence the DecorateMyBedroomFilter! DYI: how do I put up a curtain rod for a window whose corner meets a slanted ceiling? Décor: what kind of wallpaper should I put up on a single accent wall of my otherwise very white and neutrally furnished bedroom? [more inside]
I'm renovating my office, which is currently a monument to 80 years of bad decor. Help me modernize and brighten. Overview. Many details within. [more inside]
Are there any home exchange websites specifically for rustic cabin-type dwellings? Looking to swap my place in Spain for something in the states. [more inside]
What's in WMF's Ceradur coating for non-stick pans? And is it safe to use unlike Teflon? [more inside]
InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
What are some positives and negatives about living in Alexandria/Arlington Virginia area? [more inside]
Family-finances-filter: need financial advisor and online resources to address mortgage refi / retirement questions on behalf of my parents. [more inside]
Our stove's electric cord melted and our electrician says that he thinks it was a fault with the stove itself. When I say the cord melted, it is a 6 inch gooey mess starting in the center of the cord that had heated up to the point where it started to burn through the wall and melted a hole in the gas line. The stove itself was off (oven and burners) and it apparently happened spontaneously. The electrician was, in his words, "shocked your house did not burn down. Be glad you smelled the gas when you did". My question has two parts going on the electrician's hypothesis: 1) The stove is out of warranty but it is still only 7 years old. Maytag is sending a repair person to asses the problem. Would we have any leg to stand on to ask for money towards a new stove? I doubt it but am hopeful. 2) Who, if anyone, should we notify that there may be an issue with these stoves? I would hate to think that someone else's house might burn down through some sort of faulty wire and we could have let "someone" know. (we are in Georgia). A bonus question - can anyone think of how this could possibly have happened? It seems pretty odd to us and to the electrician and we cannot think of something that might have made this happen.
In my house, we have three macbooks and one external hard drive full of media. Please help me figure out a system for sharing the hard drive, setting up a media server, and wireless backup. [more inside]
1. What is the plot size of a typical bungalow and a 2-storey house in Toronto? I am trying to be knowledgeable about this so I can compare different houses on the MLS site. [more inside]
How do single income families afford health insurance? [more inside]
Dfwhvacfilter: looking for a recommendation for a good honest reputable air conditioning service business. My ac at my house is running but no cold air. I live in the North Dallas area. Thanks in advance.
Help us downsize! Moving from 2400 sq ft to 1200 sq ft and .25 acres to .00000000025 acres. [more inside]
How to decide what to request repairs vs. credit vs. ignoring after a home inspection? [more inside]
Questions when considering starting a home daycare. [more inside]
Buying advice for audio equipment that can be used for both home video and for field recording? [more inside]
Do I really need to have my furnace and AC inspected once a year? [more inside]
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]
Paging Holmes on Homes... [more inside]
Any experience replacing double-hung windows with something like the "european-style" tilt-and-turn windows or a casement window? [more inside]
I own a house and needed a new furnace. I found a guy to do it, and he totally screwed me over. He left all his tools in my basement and not had any contact with me for a couple months. Do I own these tools now, and what if anything should I do now? [more inside]
Buying a home from my father? Snowflake details inside [more inside]
Should I purchase owner's title insurance for my new home? [more inside]
Do you cook a lot? Yet your house smells clean? Tell me how you do it! [more inside]
I want to hang some LP covers on a wall, and remember years ago seeing a cheap little kit that was something like four pieces of clear plastic for the corners, connected by an elastic string X-shape in the back that could hang on a nail. The result was a neat frameless effect that I liked, but I can't find it again. Does anyone know what that kit was and where I can buy it? [more inside]
HOME REPAIR: My over-the-range microwave had water in it! I uninstalled it and found a slow drip coming from the vent duct. Then I went outside and saw a bunch of ice coming out from under the eaves. I don't know much about home construction or repair. What should I do? [more inside]
Is there an economical way to set up a few webcams so I can remotely monitor my house (for disasters) while on vacation? [more inside]
Carpet installation in Seattle? Experiences with Empire or other? [more inside]
Is there a software that can capture real time video feed from another computers screen on your home network?
Is there software that can capture real time video feed from another computers screen on your home network? [more inside]
Missed the game itself, but noticed that in yesterdays outing the Lakers were wearing their home gold and the Heat were wearing black with the game in Miami. Why?
How do I go about refinancing my house as an IT contractor? [more inside]
After buying a home we are stumped on how to design it and get ideas on living rooms, bath, etc. [more inside]
This past year, we bought a house. A month or two later my wife sold her house. We'd really hoped we could sell the house first, obviously, but it was a bad market and we were in a rush get the home (my wife's house was in another state). So now we both have a0 large mortgage and a large chunk of cash. We're trying to figure out what to do now. [more inside]
I started a new job a month ago. I like my job and I like my co-workers, but what I would really like is to work from home. When should I ask or should I ask at all? [more inside]
Looking to buy/acquire a puppy in (North) London. I am worried about vaccinations etc. and have some questions about ethics of the whole thing. Can I get a puppy from a shelter? Or should I feel happy about paying for one from a 'good' home through a website? [more inside]
This Christmas we were told by my Dad that he will be giving us his house when he moves out of state. It doesn't have a functioning kitchen (no sink, just a fridge and a microwave and he washes his dishes in a tub with water from the bathroom) The house has charm, and there could be plumbing problems and it's also in a dicey neighborhood. So my question is this: What do we do with this house? Fix it up enough to live in it for the price of utilities and taxes for a few years so we can go back to school? Try to sell it without even fixing it (we'd get maybe $20,000). Fix it up and become landlords after living there for a few years? [more inside]
Team A vs. Team B. Which is the home team if listed like this? I have seen conflicting opinions. Is there a standard in the US? Is it different in other countries? Does it differ by sport?
What's the best way to record audio (or video) of myself sleeping? Yes, ideally, eight hours of low-quality audio in one shot. [more inside]
How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation? [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas/resources on maximizing a small house's space for a family of four. [more inside]