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  1. Remodeling
    in a 3-story townhome, would you rather have your washer and dryer upstairs with your bedrooms if they were to be placed in the back of your master walk-in closet or in the basement in an unfinished space under the stairs?
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    We are wanting to remove our basement stair closet in hopes of opening up the room. We took down the walls and are wondering if any of these posts are load bearing. We know the house is resting on the two red metal posts in the middle but are questioning if we are able to removed the studs...
  3. Remodeling
    I just moved into the first house in my life. I am so excited and want to remove the frame of the closet by our front door and install a Pax system from Ikea instead. I never doubted that the wall I am going to remove is load bearing, since it is short, not across our house, and the back wall...
  4. Building & Construction
    Wth.... we closed on this home a week ago and just moved in. Last night I can hear my sister getting pounded through the walls.... that was wrong on so many levels ....anyways It turns out my closet and her closet aren’t separated by a proper wall but by a piece of plywood in between and there...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi there... first post ;) 15' X 18' est - small master bedroom along the back wall of the house want to bump out 2.5 ft cantilever for a wall sized closet. Only issue is that the baseboard is along this external wall. No idea what to do with the heating element. I know that heating should...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello, In the attached picture I would like to build two sets of sliding doors on their own track but the problem I have run into is I can only find tracks to buy that are specific sizes such as 48 or 72 inches long. The two openings are 91 inches and 93 inches. Does anybody know where to buy...
  7. Building & Construction
    This question is easy to answer for an experienced framer but difficult to filter and search. I am trying to convert the unfinished walkin space behind our master closet (upstairs) to a cedar closet for winter clothes storage. Is it safe to remove these 2x4 support braces? Our house is wood...
  8. Windows and Doors
    My intention is to put in bifold doors for a closet that previously only had curtains. It is an old house and nothing seems to be standard in size. The height of the closet is 79.5". I see almost all doors come in 80". Would that fit for this project? I have been searching for a chart that would...
  9. Building & Construction
    I have begun tomy basement however the stairs into it will be going into what will be an unfinished portion (utility room). Opposite from the main level entrance to the basement stairs is a small closet. My plan is to turn the staircase 180 degrees so you will then enter the stairwell from where...
  10. Flooring
    I took the carpet out of the bedrooms, and laid a floating laminate wood floor. How do I reinstall the folding closet doors? Specically how do I attach the track to the floor? I think if the screws secure the laminate to the subfloor it could lead to gapping as the boards expand and contract.
  11. Electrical
    My home's breaker box, along with home networking equipment (phone lines, modem, router, ethernet switch), are located in the corner of my basement. I plan on finishing the basement and would like to hide all of this equipment in a dedicated closet. I understand all of the size and lighting...
  12. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm repairing and upgrading the wire shelving in our master closet. The existing single shelf recently collapsed from the weight of clothes. While I'm putting it back, hopefully much stronger than before, I'm also adding a second wire shelf to increase hanging space. In the previous...
  13. Carpentry
    I’m currently planning to install swinging doors for 3 closets in our house. I would need your help and expertise because I have one challenge to overcome. During the construction of our house we asked the contractor not to install closet doors. The closet door openings have been drywalled...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    I am looking to build a stand alone closet for my master bedroom. Has anyone built one? I was initially looking at armoire designs but I'm looking at a minimum of 72 inches wide and 24 inches deep. I haven't seen anything out there beers ikea and I don't plan on spending $500-1500 on it. I'm...
  15. HVAC
    The furnace installed inside a closet is being replaced. The platform supports the gas furnace and provides a return air vent prior to he filter. The original plywood platform had drywall on top of it, and the furnace on top of the drywall. I don't like the drywall for the platform, however I...
  16. HVAC
    In the process of renovating my house and finishing my basement. I plan on having an Audio Video equipment closet under the stairs that may become warm due to the equipment within. Is there any reason I should NOT add a small extra return air vent to the closet (there is no supply to the...
  17. Flooring
    I am installing laminate floor in one of my room. My plan is to install laminate floor into the closet in the room. This is not a walk in closet. The closet has a 6 feet opening with a double sliding door. When the door is close, the door is meant to be flush with the frame of the closet...
  18. Remodeling
    I'm out of ideas for my master bedroom closet doors. This is a long-term flip, we're hoping to sell in April of '14. Each side opening is exactly 47 inches wide, so currently they're symetrical. The center partition cannot be removed (as far as I know) as it supports the half wall thing above...
  19. Carpentry
    Hi there, I'd like to build a closet shelving case using predrilled laminated boards at HomeDepot. I'm trying to figure out how to join the top & bottom shelf to the side boards. I took a picture of my existing closet cabinet. The top & bottom shelves are screwed to the side boards. As you...
  20. Plumbing
    Hello, I have just finalized the installation of a new toilet closet flange. The flange is not perfectly levelled. There's a 1/8" difference between the left side and the right side. I know this should be ok with most toilets but do you think it's necessary to try to level it ? I'm a...
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