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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Im not sure how to lay the kitchen and the living in this space. (Photo provided) Its a second floor, which we are turning into an apartment. The rooms are not in the picture. Its a 2 level floor. I want an open concept kitchen and living room...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi Any thoughts on what materials can be used to make an industrial shelf like the one shown in the picture attached here .. ? In particular I am interested in the type of metal uses and the other items and where should I start looking to source them ? raul
  3. Interior Decorating
    Hello DIY Friends, First time poster so I'd appreciate any help. Me and my fiancee are renovating an older home and converting it to an open floor plan for the Kitchen / Living / and Dining room area. We're having a tough time deciding on layout and what should go where and are hoping for...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hey, I'm hoping someone can help me out! I am creating a pass through in our wall (which is a load bearing wall) from the kitchen to the living room. However I"m at a standstill because there is a vent in the way where the jack studs need to go to hold the header up. I would greatly...
  5. Painting
    Flooring: The color flooring I'd like is the one pictured on the left. I'm looking for a good matching wall color to go with this lighter shade of hardwood flooring. The crown molding is off white and the ceiling is pure white. The baseboard molding can be painted whichever color, I'm also...
  6. Interior Decorating
    Hi I am looking for decor ideas for my living room with pieces in contrast somewhat like this - source - wonderfullights.co.uk The room is 6m by 7m with 3m height and windows facing the east. Ideas covering most of the interior aspects welcome.
  7. Interior Decorating
    Hi All, I'm new here to the forum and I am hoping that this is the right place to post. I am having a tough time placing the furniture in my living room, i realize that my furniture may be a bit too large for the space, but at the moment we don't have the means to change it. I'd like it to be an...
  8. Electrical
    hey guys in the next few weeks im going to do work on my living room where im going to scrape the popcorn off the cieling and install pot lights then crown moulding to hide the new wires and upscale the look. my question is how far my pot lights should be from each other and how far from the...
  9. Interior Decorating
    Hello, I wanted some help in decorating my small living room. I bought new black leather couches keeping modern look in mind. Need suggestions on the below items: - Selecting coffee table to match the style. - Deciding on the accent color for the room, the walls look more of a pale...
  10. Carpentry
    Recently moved in to a new place that has a cut out for an entertainment center. The wife and I want something sleek and modern looking but haven't been able to really find something in a store that fits the space. The dimensions are 9ft 2in long, 2ft deep, and 6ft 11in high. We really like...
  11. Interior Decorating
    Hi everyone, I am new to this site, because this is the first time I have needed to worry about remodeling a home! :icon_cheesygrin: So, the home I bought is a rehabbed place, so no crazy colors or anything, but unfortunately, its like almost entirely grayish. Gray fireplace, grayish paint...
  12. Interior Decorating
    Hey folks, I recently bought a house and I know nothing about interior design. The living room in my house is rather long and awkward because it has a lot of entry points. I was hoping someone could give me some advice on how to set up my living room. Right now I have a couch, coffee table, and...
  13. Flooring
    I'm currently installing 3/4" x 2 1/4" unfinished oak in my entire house replacing all the carpet. So far everything has gone perfectly fine except I'm not too sure what to do about the 3 step downs going into the living room. The three steps lead up to the: entry *currently has laminate*...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there! We have a red brick fireplace that sits in the middle of our living room. We hate it. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it matched the rest of the house, but it doesn't. So we'd like to whitewash it or give it a lighter look. My fiance is against painting it because he thinks it will...
  15. Interior Decorating
    Hi there! We have a red brick fireplace that sits in the middle of our living room. We hate it. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it matched the rest of the house, but it doesn't. So we'd like to whitewash it or give it a lighter look. My fiance is against painting it because he thinks it will...
  16. Interior Decorating
    Hello Everyone, I'm working on decorating my living room. This is what I've done so far...please let me know what you think. I would love to hear your ideas or suggestions!
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