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creative, non-invasive solutions for turning a space into a wall?

Architects, craftspeople, interior designers, anyone else...help me with ideas for closing off my open bedroom in a heavily eaved, converted attic! Cross-section of the entryway space here. More after the fold. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me make my big house seem ... smaller?

Our old farmhouse was remodeled in the 50s and as a result, the living room is seriously something like 35 x 20 in some spots, while others are 'only' 15 feet wide. We moved here from a house that could fit IN our current living room. It's freaking me out. I'd really like to make the house, our living room especially, seem more cozy. What are some ideas or hacks to make this happen? I see lots of tips on how to make rooms seem bigger, but not so many to make the walls feel like they're closing in on you.
posted by checkitnice on Nov 9, 2014 - 27 answers

Space-saving furniture and storage for office/bedroom/studio & more?

What are the latest and greatest for minimalist, efficient use of space for small, multipurpose rooms? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Oct 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me name 7 conference rooms

I need to name 7 conference rooms. I've seen the threads with the really funny names but these have to work with stodgy overlords. [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 5, 2014 - 63 answers

Current issues in archival reference

I'm interviewing tomorrow for a reader services position in an archives and need some help thinking about what current topics the committee might want to talk about. [more inside]
posted by CheeseLouise on Aug 14, 2014 - 3 answers

Apps 86°

I have a lot of cream cheese. I have a lot of wonton wrappers. I need to make room temp (in hot August weather) appetizers. Hopefully toddlers will like some of them. What recipes do I want? I'm also happily accepting other recipes or ideas for warm room temp apps, and/or store bought items. I'm throwing a party in August for my toddler's birthday and am, um, self-catering. It will be an indoor/outdoor party, and our AC isn't great to begin with, so let's assume it will be warm inside as well as hot outside. I'm planning to rely heavily on Trader Joe's NYC stores for apps and wine, so suggestions are welcome, as they are for other stores or homemade ideas.
posted by cestmoi15 on Jul 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Getting a room on short notice

I have the opportunity to book a Boston show with a solo artist for 22 May and have been struggling to find a room for him to play. Details under the cut. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on May 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Song finding: "The living room"

Find this song/artist? Male solo guitar singer-songwriter, NYC downtown type. His first record would have come out near 1996 or 97 on a tiny label. The opening track was called "The Living Room" and was about the club in NYC. The chorus was "Why do they call it the Living Room, when it's got no life like a ..." (memory fades.) That's all I've got. Who was it?
posted by neustile on Apr 28, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for a boardroom rental in downtown Los Angeles..

I am in search of a boardroom/conference room space (accommodating max. 10 people for a meeting for 2-half days) in downtown Los Angeles. Any recommendations? Especially for rentals under a $250 day rate with wifi and water at the location. Thank you.
posted by likeapen on Apr 3, 2014 - 2 answers

once-a-week cooking ideas, vegetarian, low cal version, no freezer.

I'm looking for lunch and dinner ideas i can prepare on Sunday to eat throughout the week. Needs to be vegetarian and low calories (max 350 cal lunch and 450 cal dinner), and be ok to eat at room temperature, after spending half the day without refrigeration. Snowflake context below. [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

messed up

Hope me! How do I organize a really cluttery room, with limited space to work within? I feel like I'm just shuffling things around. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 4, 2014 - 33 answers

Reclaiming safe space after suicide attempt

I am just home from the hospital and a subsequent care center after I took a prescription overdose nearly 2 weeks ago that was nearly fatal. I live in an apartment with a roommate. Even before the overdose, I never felt fully comfortable here even though I realize it's better, safer,etc. than a lot of living situations I've had. But now that I associate my room with wanting to die, it's naturally a bit more dire that I break that association. I'm familiar with some spiritual ways of cleansing a place, and have a plan to slowly do physical cleaning as well. What are some other ways of reclaiming and even embracing my space?
posted by mermaidcafe on Jan 31, 2014 - 26 answers

How to make light floors and dark furnishings work?

It's time to paint the living room. Problem: we have light wood floors with dark furnishings and my SO wants to keep the room "light and airy" whereas I would do anything to avoid white or eggshell walls and keep pushing for colors he says are "too dark and claustrophobic". What color scheme can we both agree on to really tie the room together? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Temporary bookshelf walls - outside of NYC?

Can I get a temporary bookshelf wall outside of NYC? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Nov 12, 2013 - 11 answers

How to support 90" countertop in sewing room?

How can/should I best support a 90" span of countertop, in a room where we want to do sewing, crafts, and schoolwork? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Nov 10, 2013 - 12 answers

London accommodation tips

So, after leaving her job to pursue another degree in a field that she loves and having been out of work (or studying) for nearly 3 years my other half has been offered the job of her dreams. Yay! Unfortunately we're in Yorkshire and the job is in South West London, and the job is (initially at least) a 7 month short term contract. So she needs accommodation. [more inside]
posted by hardcode on Oct 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me Allergy-Proof my room!

I'll be staying at my mom's house for a couple of months, in my old room. My allergies have been going bat**** crazy for the past week, and as a result I am getting a horrible night's sleep. Sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat, the works. Please help me Allergy-Proof my room so I can return to some semblance of normalcy. Picture + details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Sep 12, 2013 - 14 answers

House Hunters: Get Me Out of Here Edition

I moved into a new house about a week ago. Everything seemed great. Good, quiet location, central location, etc. etc. But, I've come to realize that the folks living across the street are bad news. They're extremely loud, vulgar, and generally up to no good. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Sep 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Secret Room Literature

We've built a small secret room in our house for our children to discover. One of the features in the room is a bookshelf where we're putting secret room themed books. [more inside]
posted by MarkAnd on Jul 30, 2013 - 109 answers

What can we do with this room?

We have a three bedroom house, with just two of us living here. One of the spare rooms has been turned into a guest room, and the other has been a kind of library of sorts. We have put up Elfa shelving on all the available wall space in the "library," but the rest of the room has become just a storage space. I would like to figure out what to do with the room so that we were making better use of it. The room is the size of a small bedroom, with a window and a small closet. It also attaches to a shared bathroom, with its own vanity. We're also planning on turning the little office space we have into a workout room, so that's probably taken care of already. Any thoughts hive mind?
posted by blurker on Jul 8, 2013 - 9 answers

Funky, unusual, cheap accommodation in LA

We're going to do a couple days in Los Angeles for a mini honeymoon next Thur/Fri nights. Want to see the Getty Museum, Olvera Street and maybe some Hollywood. Looking for someplace cool and unusual to stay - we like retro, art deco, mid century, kitschy, cheesy stuff. Clean, basic, bedbug free, a fridge in the room would be nice. Suggestions? Thank you!
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Jun 7, 2013 - 14 answers

Best organizing/storage items for a small bedroom

So I'm trying to change my constantly messy room (which is small) and I've realized that besides daily cleaning, part of what needs to be done is changing the things I use to help store/organize my room. I've done some purging, and will need to do some more, but feel that I'm not getting the most out of what I'm using now (a bookcase, clothes drawer, small desk, small reach closet). I want to use my space more efficiently and be able to organize more of my things in the small space I have! So I'm looking for the best furniture/containers/DIY/storage options that you guys have. Also any websites that show options/ways of doing this would be great too. Don't have a price limit/low budget, but if it's $150+, please note why it's worth the money/time. Thanks!
posted by packfan88c on Apr 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Cheap conference room audio for non-profits

I need a better audio setup for a projector in a conference room for a non-profit with no budget. Seriously: we're poor. [more inside]
posted by Fnarf on Mar 28, 2013 - 28 answers

If nothing else it feels good...

There is a steam room at my gym and I am considering putting it to use. Please tell me as much as you can because I have no fregging clue what I am supposed to be using it for or what I am supposed to do while I steam. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Mar 14, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me live in a Wes Anderson movie

How can I decorate my room to look like a Wes Anderson movie? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Nov 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Conquering a divider.

How can I, in a relatively-affordable (ideally less than $150), non-permanent fashion, create a partition across one end of my basement to hold the heat from my space heater in to my home office/nook? [more inside]
posted by jferg on Nov 5, 2012 - 22 answers

New roommate at 40, where do I start?

I’ve decided to get a roommate to offset my bills. What is this going to be like? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Sep 15, 2012 - 17 answers

That beautiful room? It's for you.

Name That Story/Author: Latina mother asks husband to build rooms for new babies. The last room--is special. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Sep 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Silicon Valley apartment hunting

I'm looking for an apartment in Mountain View. Any tips or tricks? [more inside]
posted by value of information on Sep 9, 2012 - 8 answers

finding good budget accommodation near art students league

I will travel from Ireland to study at The Art Students League on 57th St. Any recommendation on finding an adjacent good room to rent, or within easy access in a safe secure neighbourhood, as my budget is very tight. I would also be happy to swap accommodation or hospitality/study period. Thanks
posted by helen frances on Aug 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Reducing noise between doors

How to temporarily reduce sound through a shared door? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Renter's remorse.

I just signed something a few hours ago to rent a room, and already, I'm regretting it. Is there any kind of "buyer's remorse" grace period in the state of California? I haven't given them the first month's rent or security deposit, yet. [more inside]
posted by Redfield on Jun 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Where to find a reasonably priced studio flat or room in London?

Where to find a reasonably priced studio flat or room in London? I've been looking for accommodation in London for quite some time now, but so far I've been unsuccessful (or.. unlucky) with searching in all the "usual" places (Gumtree.com, Findaproperty, flatland.co.uk etc.) In the meantime, I need to move within a couple of weeks, and can't seem to find anything in East Central London (close to City University) that is not super expensive and/or managed by a (what i prefer to call) "greedy agent"... very frustrating :/
posted by Vivban on Jun 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Where to host an afternoon of boardgaming in Austin?

Where in Austin can I host 25-45 people for boardgaming between 1-6 PM that will cost me less than $300? [more inside]
posted by Zorz on Apr 9, 2012 - 9 answers

And in the laundry room, an original Daniel Edwards

What is this thing on my wall? This is on the wall of our laundry room, and I don't know what it is. I want to add shelving in the area, so can I remove it without causing a problem? NSFW only if you have imaginative farsighted co-workers. [more inside]
posted by razdrez on Mar 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Ideas for Partitioning a Room to Save On Heating Costs

Anybody have ideas for a how to partition our living room from our kitchen to conserve heat/energy? But in a cheap yet stylish way? Opening between the two rooms is about 10-14 feet wide (image a normal doorway about seven times the width, maybe the size of a small garage door) [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Dec 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Is the $20 Las Vegas sandwich for real?

Is the twenty dollar sandwich a myth? We are headed to THEHotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and I'm wondering if it is worthwhile trying this trick. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Sep 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

How to find a room in NYC?

NYU grad student desperately seeking an affordable room in Bklyn or lower Manhattan. She's my cousin from Uruguay, early thirties, just arrived in NYC. She's tried craigslist with no success. I am not in NYC. Where else should she look for ads? Feel free to memail me.
posted by mareli on Aug 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Room in Stockholm

My girl -friend needs to find a room/sublease in Stockholm. [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Jul 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Help us find a spot for our rehearsal dinner in Chicago

Where in Chicago should we have our rehearsal dinner? We need a place that's got a private room for 40 people on Labor Day weekend. We are on a budget, and we have a few criteria. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Jun 27, 2011 - 7 answers

How to rent an affordable room in Cambridge, MA

Trying to rent a room for a few nights for elderly parents in the Cambridge, MA area. Anyone had experience with renting guest rooms from private parties? Please help me figure out how to navigate this! [more inside]
posted by Shusha on Jun 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Entering Planet Room.

I'm getting tired of how my room currently looks. The walls cannot be painted. I want to pretty the room up with lights of various colors, patterns, and effects, so at night, when I enter my room, it feels like I'm entering a different space entirely. What ideas, suggestions, examples can you lend me? [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on May 23, 2011 - 16 answers

New room for a nine year old

We want to help give a nine year old girl a new start, by making her room more habitable and homelike for when she returns [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Feb 14, 2011 - 49 answers

Would it be prudent to build a room addition at this juncture?

Would it be prudent to build a room addition at this juncture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous_account on Jan 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Where to get a room at the WEF Davos?

Where could I book a room close to Davos, Switzerland, between the 25th and 29th, January 2011? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Dec 25, 2010 - 3 answers

I need far sight

Help me navigate the world of room video conferencing. [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Oct 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I move into a month-to-month before finding a long-term place?

I am looking for a place to stay in or near Washington DC - I need to move in by November 1. I have found a place which I could stay for a few months (month-to-month rent) but until I could find something that more closely fits my preferences. Should I go with this place now before it is gone, or should I try to find a place I would be comfortable with long-term within the next week and a half? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can I scream?

I live in an oldish (1920s) apartment building, in a studio. A while ago I tried the time-honored "scream and rant to an empty room" method of anger management--and got a visit from a dozen cops my neighbor called, and who went through my place to check that I wasn't axe-murdering someone or anything like that. This is, of course, not sustainable, but if I can't rant at home, where can I rant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 - 40 answers

Cheapo audio setup for small conference room (with wireless mics?)

I work for a nonprofit that rents out smallish space for other nonprofits to meet in. We have one room that's big enough that soft talkers are sometimes hard to hear in back, and one of those soft talkers has recently asked if I can set up a wireless lavalier mic for her. So I need to solve too problems: the mic system, and the amplification system. [more inside]
posted by Erroneous on Sep 22, 2010 - 3 answers

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