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I pinned this shoe bench from West Elm ages ago and of course they no longer sell it. Know anyone that sells something similar? I specifically like the bent wood part. Happy to order online or go somewhere in-store. I'm in Austin if that helps.
I'm looking for recommendations for an online exterior designer / advisor. Ideally, I'd like to provide them with pictures of my house from all directions, show them some of my inspirations and ideas, and have them deliver renderings. [more inside]
I noticed water damage on a basement wall yesterday and, sure enough, the foundation is cracked right on the other side of it. I've got requests for inspection/quotes in with the only two (really?) foundation repair companies I could find in the area, but is there anything I can/should do myself in the meanwhile? Photos. [more inside]
Do you have a couch you love where the seats are deep enough to comfortably nap on? Tell me about it! [more inside]
In 2016 my dishwasher broke. I paid $10 to some web site to sell me the maintenance manual. Like not users' guide, but the manual that tells repair people to press these two buttons at once to enter repair mode, then this button to drain or whatever. Now I need that manual again. I can't find it. What would the web site have been? [more inside]
So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey . . . The dang cat has fleas again. Which presumably means both cats have fleas. Again. [more inside]
Is it worth it to involve homeowners insurance in a water damage claim? The cost of fixing could be anywhere between "just clears the deductible" to "remodel your kitchen" depending on whether we'd go for just the bare minimum to address the immediate problem or something more extensive. [more inside]
I have a conundrum it was suggested I present to the cloud mind that is Metafilter. I bought this big old oak chest at a flea market today (it's probably 1300x600x600 mm or so) with three locks in the front, and but one key. [more inside]
We recently bought a house and are preparing to move in next Friday. Until then, we're trying to eradicate a musty/moldy/old cat pee smell in the basement, where two bedrooms are located. An ozone generator seems like a good option for blasting away these things/smells, but it's hard to get a sense for how effective it'd be, or how dangerous. Or if there are other air purifiers we should use instead. [more inside]
I'm house hunting. I've seen eight of them so far, and I'm getting to a point where I feel the need to make a final decision, no takebacks. I want a house for the sake of having a house at this point but I also want a house that adds to my overall financial health (good resale value, the type of house I can rent out, etc.) I am a single person with no kids looking for a two-bedroom starter home on a relatively low income. [more inside]
Is it possible to perform a do-it-yourself plumbing repair on pipes leading to street? [more inside]
I have a boring grey and white bathroom with white marble floors. I bought these cabinet knobs to jazz things up. What shower curtain should I get to go along with them? The only other decor in the room is photography from a trip to Tunisia so I guess I'm going for a Mediterranean or Moroccan type thing. [more inside]
My oven just bit the dust. How do I buy a new oven? What do I look for? Are there any that you especially recommend? Are they all pretty much the same unless you go super high end or super low end? Help me, Metafilter. Additional questions and criteria within! [more inside]
I've picked out a glass tile for our bathroom that I'm pretty in love with. The contractor at first complained because it was more difficult to install, and now is claiming that because our house is built on unstable soil that we can expect a catastrophic failure at some point. Does he have a point? [more inside]
I have identified my mystery mole pepper- it's a Chilhuacle negro! Great! Only the wiki page for the pepper is in Italian, and most other pages about it are in Spanish. I know it's a Mexican mole pepper, and mine seems to have become a perennial. How do I care for it so that I can get good sized peppers this summer and fall? [more inside]
I'm looking for the kind of cheapo mattress pad that's just a rectangle of flat quilted cotton with loops of elastic on the corners. I want it to protect my featherbed without squishing it the way I think one with the full elasticated skirt would. What the heck is my search term and where can I find one in double/full size? Maybe they're not even made any more? So frustrated!
Hello everyone. I would like to find this glass: https://i.redd.it/7xp4p7jb6ds11.jpg. (Muffin top not needed.) Does it look familiar to anyone? I have tried the Google and not yet found it. It must be somewhere. I feel like I would be happier with it (x8). Thanks!
We have a two-acre section of land in Northern CA, zone 9a. We want to do something other than just grow weeds on it. [more inside]
2 and 1/2 year old roof leak around gas flue/pipe [more inside]
Is there any way I can salvage a seat cushion that's full of milk? [more inside]