• Can I put a cloth over my lamp without starting a fire?

    My lamp is too bright, but i don't want to sit in darkness.
    My lamp is too bright, but i don't want to sit in darkness.
    6 answers · 1 hour ago
  • What is the best type of flooring for a kitchen? Wood? Tiles? Laminate?

    Best answer: Though the flooring trends keep on changing and evolving, there are no hard rules for that. You can try any type of flooring depending on your taste and style. However, if still, you are not able to make the choice, you can seek the help of professionals to know about the different flooring options and the one that... show more
    Best answer: Though the flooring trends keep on changing and evolving, there are no hard rules for that. You can try any type of flooring depending on your taste and style. However, if still, you are not able to make the choice, you can seek the help of professionals to know about the different flooring options and the one that would fit best for your house.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do American houses have so little lights?

    They have like small bulbs on the ceiling and lots of table lamps. Why don't they just use fluorescent lights in every room? Won't that be much brighter? Is the electricity bill in US that expensive?
    They have like small bulbs on the ceiling and lots of table lamps. Why don't they just use fluorescent lights in every room? Won't that be much brighter? Is the electricity bill in US that expensive?
    14 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is this design detail in my room called?

    What is this design detail in my room called?

    Best answer: The lower one is a "picture molding" from which you hang things on hooks that fit into the groove. This is also a popular elevation at which to mount a "plate" or "dish" molding, having a flat top with groove to allow standing a plate against the wall with its lower edge held by the... show more
    Best answer: The lower one is a "picture molding" from which you hang things on hooks that fit into the groove. This is also a popular elevation at which to mount a "plate" or "dish" molding, having a flat top with groove to allow standing a plate against the wall with its lower edge held by the groove.

    The top one may ALSO be a picture molding (I have some of those) but the one in the photo is simply a crown molding. A more decorative type of crown molding may qualify as a cornice molding as well and you may see places that have both a crown and a picture molding.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would a wall sized heat sink work to cool a house?

    Best answer: Only if the outside temp was cooler than the inside temp, as after a hot day when the outside air cools to below inside temp. Heck sinks are passive!

    But IN that case, a big house fan and open doors work better. Forced vs. natural convection.
    Best answer: Only if the outside temp was cooler than the inside temp, as after a hot day when the outside air cools to below inside temp. Heck sinks are passive!

    But IN that case, a big house fan and open doors work better. Forced vs. natural convection.
    4 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Parade ideas?

    So I am building a float and need some sort of way to light up the inside and make it really bright because it will be pitch black in our parade. We however are using power from a truck and can t use very much voltage. Does anyone have ideas for what type of light might work to light up the inside of like a pvc... show more
    So I am building a float and need some sort of way to light up the inside and make it really bright because it will be pitch black in our parade. We however are using power from a truck and can t use very much voltage. Does anyone have ideas for what type of light might work to light up the inside of like a pvc structure covered with a blanket?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the small round thing on the side of a kitchen sink?

    Best answer: That is the air gap for the dishwasher, generally required by plumbing codes. If the drain becomes clogged, the air gap will discharge the dishwasher waste water into the sink instead of backing up in the dishwasher (and potentially back into your potable water system).
    Best answer: That is the air gap for the dishwasher, generally required by plumbing codes. If the drain becomes clogged, the air gap will discharge the dishwasher waste water into the sink instead of backing up in the dishwasher (and potentially back into your potable water system).
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Are ceilings considered walls?

    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is this a twin bed?

    Is this a twin bed?

    Best answer: Yeah you got it! It's called a twin or a single :) Instead of buying a commercial foam topper you can also go to a hardware store and buy a piece of foam in the size of the bed. Cheaper! :))
    Best answer: Yeah you got it! It's called a twin or a single :) Instead of buying a commercial foam topper you can also go to a hardware store and buy a piece of foam in the size of the bed. Cheaper! :))
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Colors that will match?

    Best answer: Depends on the shade of brown...if it's cool and neutral, use beige and natural blues and soft green for a woodland feel. if it's more to the warm or reddish side of brown, accent with orange, gold, black, copper and other fall tones.
    Best answer: Depends on the shade of brown...if it's cool and neutral, use beige and natural blues and soft green for a woodland feel. if it's more to the warm or reddish side of brown, accent with orange, gold, black, copper and other fall tones.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Where do you get colored string lights for your bedroom?

    Not like christmas tree lights. I got a few sets of string lights for example one is stars and the lights that comes out of them is blue and then i have flamingos and the light is pink. I used to get them at rue 21 but they closed them all down near me.
    Not like christmas tree lights. I got a few sets of string lights for example one is stars and the lights that comes out of them is blue and then i have flamingos and the light is pink. I used to get them at rue 21 but they closed them all down near me.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • What do you call a bathroom that has 2 doors. One that leads from the kitchen and another that goes into a small hallway?

    Best answer: A "tudor" bathroom. Get it? Tudor. Two door. I crack myself up.
    Best answer: A "tudor" bathroom. Get it? Tudor. Two door. I crack myself up.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Blind installation?

    Best answer: The 32 is a good fit. It'll leave you with 3/8" on either size, which is great. You don't want it to fit tight - the window frame may not be perfectly vertical (they rarely are - but blinds hang straight down due to gravity) and you'd get rubbing on the sides if it's too tight.
    Best answer: The 32 is a good fit. It'll leave you with 3/8" on either size, which is great. You don't want it to fit tight - the window frame may not be perfectly vertical (they rarely are - but blinds hang straight down due to gravity) and you'd get rubbing on the sides if it's too tight.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where to buy masculine wall art/home decor that IS NOT for a man cave????????????????????????

    Best answer: For inexpensive items, look in thrift stores, resale shops and yard sales. Kirkland's and Michaels have art and posters for the wall--not sports, but city scenes and outdoor scenes. Think outside of the box and look in Walmart for inexpensive items that can be hung on the wall or placed on a desk or table. ... show more
    Best answer: For inexpensive items, look in thrift stores, resale shops and yard sales. Kirkland's and Michaels have art and posters for the wall--not sports, but city scenes and outdoor scenes. Think outside of the box and look in Walmart for inexpensive items that can be hung on the wall or placed on a desk or table. Now is the perfect time when many stores will have Christmas gift ideas for sale.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Carpet or Vinyl flooring for the bedroom?

    Best answer: We're having dust problems because of the carpet, and are planning on removing it and putting in hardwood or composite.
    Best answer: We're having dust problems because of the carpet, and are planning on removing it and putting in hardwood or composite.
    6 answers · 1 week ago