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u/B-80 · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

Your room is really functional, and you're trading off style for function. Honestly, if you really want to make your room look nicer, take the Computer and Musical instruments out, replace the space with some seating, and a small table (maybe with a TV), leave some open space in your room.

As far as what you can do with what you have... Most students are in the same position you are, not a lot of space for our stuff and everything we have is there because it functions well. For instance, that chair that you have is an eyesore, but I'm sure it's comfy and you spend a lot of time in it (I have pretty much the same thing in my room, crappy looking chair, but I love to sit on it; in fact I actually have the same Chassis and speakers as you as well...).

Here's what you can do... Pick a Color Scheme, lose the blinds, and move your desk in front of the window if you're going to keep it. It would be best if you could kind of center it at the window, but I don't see anywhere else you can put your bed.

Your computer is the only thing which can't change color, so go with sometimes like White/Orange, stay away from dull colors and grays, take a chance, paint the walls with orange and white stripes or something(I like orange and white if you didn't notice).

Next, make sure everything is organized. Your room isn't dirty or really messy, but it's cluttered, it looks like everything was just thrown in there. Grab a couple of storage cabinets, shove them in your closet, and throw everything in there that you can bare to not have at arms reach (take some chances, you can always keep something out if you find that you need it too often). Do your best to clear up as much desk space as possible. A desk is not a storage space, it's a workspace, it looks best when it's cleared off.

Thus musical stuff will always look poorly in your room; it has too many wires. If you can find a place to put it elsewhere in the house, that would be best, otherwise, grab these and use them on every cord. Take a second to wind everything up when you're done using it and keep all of the cords out of sight when you're not using them.

Putting some stuff on your walls would be cool too, I like that everything you have up is framed. In my opinion, A few framed items or a lot of unframed items look great on a wall, but I think having a couple of loose posters looks tacky. A few more framed items would be cool (band posters/artwork/movie posters, whatever you're into).

Finally, never understood the rug on carpet thing, especially if it's just another solid color, and especially if that other solid color is black. I would ditch it, if you want a rug, get something colorful and contemporary (this is really the key word for you). The rug is an opportunity to have a centerpiece/focal point/glue that holds the room together, so keep that in mind if you go shopping for another one.

And of course, pick up the chair, clean your closet, put away your vacuum, fix your light bulbs, and pick all that shit up off the floor you lazy son of a bitch...

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Looks like you have young kids and that they use the room a fair bit. This is not going to be a place that you'll want to fill with anything particularly expensive or delicate.

I'd swap the positions of the big sofa and the love seat so you can move the seating a little closer to the TV for a better view and free up a little more space in the play area behind the love seat.

Then Marie Kondo everything in there, particularly the the ancient computer reference books (OS 10.5? Windows 7? Server 2003? Jesus.), unused picture frames, and used shipping boxes/empty packaging

Get a scanner and digitize important documents, and put irreplaceable/hard to replace documents (passports, birth certificates, immunization records, etc.) in a safe deposit box. They're like $50 a year for one that'll hold legal-size documents without folding. $20 if you can live with documents folded in half.

If you're into gaming, you could sell the consoles and build a gaming PC and hook it up to your TV. Emulators will let you play a lot of your old games, and the marginal cost of new games will go down quite a bit. ~$1000 will get you a pretty high end setup. ~$300 will get you a perfectly adequate system. See /r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds for builds.

Also, better storage for the kids' stuff would be a good idea. Teach them to put away what they play with when they're done so that you all have a comfortable, uncluttered space to play or relax in.

u/LoomaHome · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

In all things storage, think "vertical" or "hidden"/"built-in" to save space.

  • Get a bed and bedframe, and put rolling storage containers underneath for your clothes. It saves space AND likely doesn't cost as much as a dresser. Example.
  • Use a hanging shoe organizer on the back of your door to store stuff. One idea: Use it to store your food more efficiently. Example.
  • You need more lighting. It's much cheaper (and looks cooler) to hang up lights on the ceiling. Think of draping them in a zig-zag from one end of the room to the other. Cafe lights look awesome.
  • You'll probably still need at least one extra lamp, though. Tripod lamps look great.
  • Your bed will be the feature of your room for years; make it look good! Get a light grey or cream-colored duvet, two big white pillows (to sleep on), some decorative grey pillows, and one faux leather lumbar pillow in cognac, to put it in front of the grey pillows and tie it all together.
    • Go one step fancier and get a blanket to drape over the bed. Navy blue or emerald green would look good. (Bonus: You have a blanket to curl up with.)
  • Get nesting tables. These can double as your coffee table, eating space, and extra table space when you have friends over, but will "nest" when the extra table space isn't needed, saving space.
  • This rug (2115, in navy blue) would look great in the space, it's affordable, and the darker color will be more forgiving of heavy traffic.
  • If you can only get one plant, either get pothos or monstera. Both make big statements.

    Obviously you need a desk and a chair, and probably some bookshelves, but these are the big things I thought of. Good luck!
u/cacordar · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is a replica. I was pretty skeptical buying it at first, but very happy with the purchase. I get lots of compliments on it. More importantly, it's super comfortable.

Mid Century Lounge Chair with Ottoman,Modern Classic Design,Palisander Wood Natural Leather,Heavy Duty Base Support for Living Room(A Black Palisander) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJ6THDT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3x9HDbWV637BV

u/GoalieJohnK · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Hey man, thanks for the reply!

>What's your budget?

I have always been very stingy with my money, but I would say no more than $1000. I know that won't get me much based off other things I've seen on this subreddit. Why is furniture so damned expensive?

>What's your situation?

Single, 22 year old male, working full time and going to school either full time or part time (depends on the semester). I don't have many people over, but I just want to improve the furniture I have now so that when I get my own place soon, I can work on just the living room and kitchen areas.

>What's your purpose?

I can't really come up with any purpose other than "I want nicer stuff than what I have now" lol. It's my bedroom, and I usually do work on my desk or play games on my desk (Steam) or on my bed (Xbox). I don't spend too much time in here since I'm always so busy, but when I do get free time, I'm typically in my room or playing hockey.

>What's your style?

I'm awful at this. I like the modern mid-century stuff on here, but not the price. I like black or darker furniture. I can't really place anything that "represents me well". However, I did just order these two pieces of furniture for my room (hopefully I don't regret it):

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60236024/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NHWGGWE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

>What's your view?

I live in on the 3rd floor of an apartment complex and there's literally just a tree outside my window, so there's not much to see outside.

Thanks again for the help you've already given and any more that you provide me with!

u/cafebandito · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

I just moved into a new place, so I've had the opportunity to upgrade a lot of my stuff.

Here's my list (sorted by value it provides to me)

  • Velcro Ties - These are amazing for cable management and keeping things neat. Best purchase for under $10 I've made probably in my life.
  • LED Edison Bulbs - I just discovered that these exist and they provide WAY less heat than standard bulbs, even the LEDs I had before. They're great for my small apartment that likes to get hot from light.
  • Dish Rack - Unfortunately the new place doesn't have a dishwasher, but with this dish rack I can clear off some counter space normally dedicated to a standard size dish rack. It is a bit smaller, which is kind of a bummer, but it will encourage me to put the dishes away after they're dried.
  • Cutting board with cutting mats - Nice because you don't have to wash off the entire board if you cut on it. My old wooden one started to smell after using it for a bit, even with cleaning every time and using mineral oil. It's also nice for getting chopped foods over to a pot/pan.
  • Headphone stand - Not much practicality here at all, but it makes my desk look much cleaner than having the headphones just tossed on top.
u/fuzzthegreatbambino · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is a great little space! A couple small things could go a long way to liven it up a bit more. You've got a lot of neutrals in here (which I love, my room has a pretty similar vibe). You could easily add an accent color or two and it would really go well in here - green plants do a great job of this and work nicely with the neutral palette you've got now. As was mentioned already, a fiddle leaf fig would do great in this room. You could also go for a majesty palm if that's more your style. I'd go with something big and bold to fill up the space a little and bring some life into it. If I were you, I'd put it just to the left of the TV stand, and maybe get a good floor lamp to go in the corner on the other side of the TV stand. As it is right now, I don't see any lighting other than the window light and the overhead lights. A floor lamp in the corner and maybe another small lamp somewhere else would go a long way to make it feel more cozy and homey once the sun goes down. I agree with what was said about a bigger rug, too. You've got the space for it, go big!

Also, this is nit-picky, but some of these velcro cable ties could clean up the cords sticking out by the TV and make it look a little tidier. Cleaner = cozier in my opinion. I used to install & service custom home theaters for a living, and I used these bad boys every day for cable management. It's amazing what a difference it can make when you can't see any cables!

u/partisan98 · 7 pointsr/malelivingspace

I got a version of this platform bed. I really like it.

Pros:
Cheap its only about $80 for a queen size
No boxspring needed.
Dont need tools to put it together.
14 inches high so you can fit stuff under it (i keep my laundry basket under it) and can crawl under it when you inevitably drop your phone down the back.
2 pieces and it folds so you can easily carry it up stairs (18lbs each). Folded up it can fit in the back of a sedan if you are moving.
Pretty solid i dont hear any squeaks or anything from it.

Cons:
High chance you will pinch your fingers while putting it together.
It looks like something you would find in a prison/barracks. I highly suggest a $10 bed skirt.
You can stub your toe on the center leg pretty easy. Throw some pipe insulation on it under the bed skirt to save your toes.

u/SolicitingResponses · 88 pointsr/malelivingspace

Additional pictures/gifs if anyone's interested:

https://imgur.com/a/hShEq2F

EDIT: Thought I'd include links for some things being asked for on here. I didn't purchase everything new nor recently so there are some things I wasn't able to ID.

Art/Deco:

u/sonsofaureus · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

You might have tried this already, but how about instead of your back to the wall, the desk goes up against the same wall? This will help with the following:

  1. Cable management - cables hide between the desk and the wall, reducing visible, but not actual clutter. If you're really anal about it, these cheap things will help with cable organization grommet drill + some velcro cable ties
  2. Awkard positioning - if you mean you're bumping your head when you stand up (perhaps making the soundproof foam on the slanted wall necessary), placing the desk against that wall will create more headroom
  3. You have the PC with the front side facing away from you - maybe to avoid having the clear panel on the PC case facing the wall. The PC+the cabinet it's sitting on moves to your left in the new desk position, stays on that cabinet/extension thing, except it's front facing now. This provides some shade cover for your monitor from the recessed window to the left (the one with the shoes), reducing glare. Better yet, measure your windows and go to HomeDepot/Lowes and buy some roll down shades or blinds.
  4. Couch eventually gets added with its back against the wall with the wine fridge, with that rug between the space between desk and couch.
  5. TV gets wall mounted on the slanted wall the desk is put against. Get a TV mount with tilt &/or get a low-sitting futon/laydown couch to achieve comfortable viewing angles.
  6. Get a pool table where the rug is sitting. If it won't fit, at least a foosball table.
u/srs0001 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

For anyone looking at a more affordable platform bed, I would highly recommend this purchase from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NHWGGWE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I purchased it about 3 years ago and I've been incredibly happy with it. It's been through one move with me. All the parts cleverly pack up into the headboard.

Plus free, 2-day shipping is pretty tough to beat on an item that weighs almost 100lbs.

u/fuckglutin · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

It's funny you mention this, the following link has been in my Amazon cart for a while now but I might just pull the trigger.

Do you think this would be easy enough to pack up when moving apartments? I have about 10 months left on my lease.

Definitely solves my bed skirt issue and yours looks much better than the one I have linked below.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NHWGGWE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_20?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

u/alireves · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

yeah, the layout and view is awesome, this is what it looks like at night: https://imgur.com/a/9Ori1Cs

Modifying the pre-installed lights is a great idea, never thought of that. But I'm not sure if its going to work with these:
https://imgur.com/a/uu50QRd
What do you think?

Yeah, I'm thinking about moving the lamp in the living room to the bed room since its so bright and direct. But I have to say, those paper floor lamps you linked, I really don't like them. For me, those scream typical college student living room. I'd prefer something more like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Brightech-Emma-Tripod-Floor-Lamp/dp/B01NCSUZMJ/ref=sr_1_25?s=lamps-light&ie=UTF8&qid=1542238273&sr=1-25&keywords=standing+lamp

But I'm not sure if those would be bright enough.

u/Shortsonfire79 · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I have a queen Best Price 12 inch memory foam mattress. Bought for $280 Sept 2017 on Amazon. 5'6", 130lb male, single.

I'm a side sleeper but try to back sleep. I really like firm mattresses. I often sleep on the floor and when I camp I use a thin foam mattress pad.

9/10 for my purposes. Great firmness. My butt/hips sink into it just enough that it feels ergonomically correct. I rock climb a lot so my body is constantly sore, and the bed doesn't make it worse. It got a bit warm in the California summer. I have yet to notice any sagging. I also use Costco pillows. I'm not a man of high comfort.

u/mack41 · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

They really do a great job and I love the look

25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RQHBZVS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2LGIBb1XFF80B

u/Cookiest · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Hi everyone I'll keep track here for those interested:

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  • Entry (<$100)
    • LEVOIT LV-H132: Seems like a good budget model, with HEPA and Activated carbon. Filters seem relatively well priced. Only drawback is some people complain about the level of noise on the high setting.
  • Middle ($100-$300)
  • High End ($300-$500)
  • Dream ($500+)
u/Rdddss · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

there are a lot of diff cable hider things like this one, its not perfect but is way better then just having them hand down like that

https://www.amazon.com/Wiremold-CMK50-Cord-Mate-Kit/dp/B0015EDVVU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497541406&sr=8-2&keywords=conceal+a+cord

u/__Why · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

On most refrigerators, it is a reasonably simple operation to reverse the opening. Get a friend and a couple of hours and you could resolve at least this piece of the puzzle.

Otherwise, I would say that perhaps getting a rolling cart like this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30240348/ could be helpful. You could move it around as needed and tuck it into the least inconvenient corner when not in use.

Another alternative (especially if you reverse the fridge doors) would be to replace the existing appliance shelf with a baker's rack like this: http://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-6054-268-Supreme-Bakers-Chrome/dp/B0014QS1XC. It is 3' wide and you could put the appliances on the lower shelves.

u/aksack · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I got this one and it's great. Better than my previous more expensive mattress and much, much better than similarly priced one at places like Ikea. I got the 8" one, and it's actually wouldn't mind a bit more cushiness.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GSCELYK/ref=twister_B01F8F142E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

u/zzzpoohzzz · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Right now all I'm running is an Audio Technica LP-120 and Edifier R1280T's I'm sure I'll be upgrading as time goes on, but its a nice little setup. Those little speakers sound great, TBH.

u/Pugzilla69 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

What's your budget?


Even a cheap pair of bookshelf speakers will be a huge improvement over the TV's internal speaker. Makes films and gaming so much more enjoyable.

The Edifier R1280T are really good for $100.

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA

u/ReppTie · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Here's my input along with links to products.

  1. Put the bed on risers to add storage space.
  2. Make a headboard for your bed. If you're handy, this can be done cheaply. If you're not handy, you can buy one for a reasonable price.
  3. Can the dresser and the desk be swapped? If so, put the desk next to the bed so that you don't wake up to a wall to your right and so you can look out the window while working at your desk. The desk can also serve as a bedside table.
  4. Mount the monitors on the wall to free up desk space. Here are a couple options - two singles and a double.
  5. Re-do the shelves. They have a very garage feel. Some cheap board from the hardware store to even out the sides would make a real difference.
  6. Put at least a picture above the bed on the side that's to your left while sleeping. It should be longer than it is tall. Scenery is good. I have this in my bedroom and I like the effect.
  7. Mount the guitar on the wall.
u/twulferts · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I have the queen T&N and I like it just fine. It starts out very firm, but will soften up after a few months. I also have a latex topper that I got off Amazon that softens up the feel of the top.

I got this plain box for it for now because it was cheap. Eventually I'll probably upgrade to something made of wood so it looks a bit nicer.

http://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Master-Platform-Mattress-Foundation/dp/B006MIUM20/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1417143938&sr=1-1&keywords=bed+frame

P.S. The mattress also runs a bit hot, so keep that in mind.

u/editjames · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

OK I love those speakers. What are they?! Edit* are they these?

u/tommy-kennedy · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Hey guys, as mentioned, looking for some advice on what type & color of headboard to get for my room. My gut was telling me to get something tufted in a grey/charcoal color, but I've been having mixed thoughts after talking to a couple of friends. Was thinking something like: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075VCM1XR/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

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I would say my style is somewhere in between Scandinavian & mid-century with southwestern/bohemian influences

u/pencilvester_C137 · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Perfect! I have one very similar to that for my bedroom TV but with 90-degree corners too and am a big fan. You can also easily paint them to match the wall color. There's also a wider one I have in my living room that can hold more cables.

Thinner one I have:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015EDVVU/

Wider one:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015EA3NO/

u/Mike_Rotchisari · 0 pointsr/malelivingspace

I guess things I enjoy. Hobbies, experiences, things like that. That's why my music is one of the centerpieces of the room, instead of waiting until I had more space. I have trinkets from travelling around, some currency from foreign countries I could frame, that kind of thing. I was considering hanging my Les Paul guitar on the wall, with either somthing like this hanger or this horizontal one. I also have a little acoustic guitar like this.

Music, life experiences, could be the two main things.

u/Dark_Shroud · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Same here, I recommend them to people all the time.

Their Smart Base alone is worth it and save a good amount of money of the decades that they'll last. Just not having to purchase or deal with a box spring.

u/TheThunderbird · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

Thanks! I'm an engineer, so my choices were also driven by practicality.

For example, that couch also rearranges into the exact size for a [queen sized mattress]( Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Mattress) to lay on top except for one missing corner, which is exactly the height of the coffee table. I can also fit a queen sized bed where the bar stools go. When my sister and her friend visited, they each got their own queen bed. One of those beds is stored in the closet.

u/Mr_Soju · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

I have those lights and decided against putting them up in my apartment. Why? Because they are freaking heavy. Seriously heavy and are better strung up if you attached them along a wire strung along. The cord is super thick. They are meant to be outdoors. You see these lights on so many outside patios.

I put these up in my place instead. Warm light, way more manageable to string up, and look good.

u/EmpireCityRay · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

OP if you use this suggestion make sure that the extension chord is UL certified as you seem to use a lot of outlets. (I would go with a thick extension chord found at your Home Depot/Lowe's.) Finishing it off with this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015EDVVU

My suggestion would be get a [UL listed] surge protector and purchase and place it in this
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E1E20AI
My method would allow you to lessen the visibility of wires and with a desk and great chord management (snaking the wires behind the leg) you can make it look like you have no wires or outlet box. The scented air freshener should be moved IMO as it wouldn't work in the linked box, if you opt to keep it you can leave the biege tap box and it on it with another outlet in the tap box for the surge protector.

u/Megacannon88 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

I bought a Tuft & Needle queen a couple months ago with a folding, metal bed frame. The mattress was only $600 and the frame about $100. It's easily the best best mattress I've ever slept on. No more sore upper back. The bed frame isn't particularly stylish though.

EDIT: frame: http://www.amazon.com/SmartBase-Foundation-Replacement-Noise-Free-Under-bed/dp/B006MIUM20/ref=sr_1_1?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1452484297&sr=1-1&keywords=metal+bed+frame
Mattress: http://www.amazon.com/Tuft-Needle-TN23Q-Mattress-Queen/dp/B00QBZ265U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452484335&sr=8-1&keywords=tuft+and+needle+queen

u/cozzy891 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I recommend Rollerblade wheels for your chair. I got them for hardwood and I love 'em.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CGZPOK2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Guy-InPlace · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Keep with the mid century modern get a nice tall lamp 1 or 2 and side table on each side.
Two big prints on the back would add a lot of depth, don't go over board with colors. i really like the Japanese style 1 and 2 with the mid century.

u/shortlivedlife · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

You need one or two of these

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0014QS1XC/

Plus whatever you want to cook in, slow cooker, panini press, indoor grill, air fryer, hot plate with easy to wash non stick pans, Nespresso machine, Vitamix, French press, tea kettle, etc.

Pick your most used three and then get s hooks to hang utensils, pot holders, pans, etc.

Put your plates on the shelf below, and spices etc on top plus cereal etc can go on top too.


You can also use the wood top as a cutting board.

u/m11235813 · 51 pointsr/malelivingspace

The coffee table is probably from Amazon. I have the same one and love it.

Edit: as others have mentioned, here is the link.

u/Dani31_5p00n · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

these cable ties could be put to good use. You can use them to wrap the HDMI cords to the back of the poles that hold the monitors. As for the cords bellow the desk, you can wrap them all together with a tie or get something like this to run along the wall.

u/stareatthesun442 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWYO53G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uosQCbD24NF13

That’s my personal preference. Have a 300 in the living room and a 100 in the bedroom. Only good things to say about it.

u/Stevejhgla · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Replacing your office chair wheels with something like these is another option. They are much softer than the standard plastic ones, and tend to be better at not getting stuck / sliding on the floor.

u/Zaouron · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Looks good. Only suggestion would be to grab some Cable Channel molding to clean up the power and video cables for the projector.

u/deathchimp · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

The room looks great, Those cords need work. I'm finding them very distracting. Maybe something like this?

u/Wizecoder · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Does anyone have any recommendations for bed frames or box springs? I definitely need to get something, but in terms of appearance I'm not sure which would be better. In terms of keeping things (relatively) cheap and simple I'm thinking of getting this. [Edit: The twin size one of course]

u/amoliski · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

I recommend something like these velcro wire wraps to bind your TV's cables together to make it look way cleaner. Either that or some cable raceways.

Though I admit I'm a bit crazy when it comes to cable management.

u/canofpotatoes · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Thanks, here is an Amazon link for anyone that is curious. On mobile so I'm not sure if it will work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ETN50B8/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Lndbrghwrstlr · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I honestly am not sure on lamps, I don't have a great eye for them myself. This was one I was looking at earlier but never ended up pulling the trigger on it solely because I can't personally justify $70 on a lamp haha.

u/nourishablegecko · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I bought a VIVO electric base a couple months ago and am extremely happy with it. Fairly priced IMO compared to other options on the market

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071KGDGNK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/ByronSA · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

My wife and I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006MIUM20 it folds very easily and was so much easier than bringing up a huge bed frame up 4 flights of stairs. And it's very quiet.

u/vonkillbot · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

Pro tip: don't worry one bit about people saying you need to get into your own place. The rental market is rough here in CA, student loans might be an issue and a higher value couldn't possibly be placed on savings. This isn't the midwest or the 70's, you're playing the cards as you see them. Good job.

Also hide those damn cables from the TV.

u/fatshamers · 8 pointsr/malelivingspace

Yo bro.

Try cleaning up your cables. Amazon has some cool plastic hiders.

Also, try spacing the stuff on your walls a bit more. It's a bit congested. Other than that, not a bad college pad.

u/Piratica · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Yes LED strips would probably be the easiest. Alternatively, they actually have LED panels on amazon, although if you're trying to simulate a window it may get a bit pricey.

You'd also probably want some cord management with either option, but I suppose you can figure that out down the line.

u/bigdonvincenzo · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I got it for $149 — the price fluctuates between $120 and $170 and goes completely out of stock often. But, I can attest to it’s quality. Good for the price.

Edit: Emerald Home Chandler Rustic Industrial Solid Wood and Steel Coffee Table with Open Shelf https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ETN50B8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_91YLAbJRR49PP

u/pbs094 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

SunnieDog Office Chair Wheels Roll Just As Smooth On Day 1000 As They Did On Day 1 - Heavy Duty Protection For Hardwood & Tile Floors Without A Mat - Roller Blade Style w/Universal Fit - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CGZPOK2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LlrBCb6TM6X65

Bam! That's what you need. They won't mess up the floor and they roll so smoothly

u/fatbottomedgirls · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I would hang that stringed instrument on the wall and pick up some simple frames for your posters. Perhaps also pick up some book ends and de-clutter your books and stuff over the desk.

Did you mount the TV yourself? The fact that there aren't a bunch of cords visible is a nice touch for a college kid.

u/AdamDe27 · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

When you are dealing with such small space, the key is to condense as many things as possible, and really do away with things that aren't needed.

Instead of a toaster oven and a microwave, I would consider upgrading to a better unit that incorporates both functions. It will cost you about $200 but a microwave is putting you almost halfway there already.

If you put that shelving on the left wall it's going to be in your face whenever you try to wash a dish. And as far as the drying rack on the right hand side, I guess my question is...why? Just lay a towel out on the counter when you wash dishes and put them away when you're done. You're cluttering an already small area with a non-essential.



Ultimately; I think this or something like this depending on the dimensions would solve a lot of issues with this space...

You'd place it under the cabinets to the left of the window so it flows down and that whole wall is where things are and the table top can hold whatever small appliances you go with. Then you could get rid of the mission table and keep everything against the wall which gives you a lot more workable space.


PS: I'm not sure what country you're in, but those outlets against the wall on your sink should absolutely be GFIC. It's a code violation and super unsafe. I think code says any outlet within 3 feet of a water source needs to be GFCI and the one on the left wall literally over the sink is idiotic. I'd tie it off and cover that shit up if I were you.

u/AdrenalineEmily · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

This one is awesome. Live in Phoenix. With four dogs. Cuts down on dusting massively.

u/laika404 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

> I don't want to zip tie everything down

Never zip tie cables down. Ever.

Use Velcro cable ties. They are much better.

u/achanaikia · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

I feel stressed/anxious if my place isn't picked up and clean. Check out the book on the KonMari method.

u/kit-08 · 13 pointsr/malelivingspace

velcro cable ties would also help to organize your cables.

u/fozzy99999 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I would get something like this to put the guitar on the wall since your floor space is at a premium.

u/Sarinatu · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

Do some simple cable management. Something like this and you'll barely notice the wires...

u/CommaToTheTop · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Good question, I did a few things. As you can probably see I have a ton of stuff plugged in, so I'm running one giant power-strip and another smaller one that are command stripped to the wall above the molding. Everything else (speaker cable, ethernet cables, HDMI, etc.) is all tied together by device with these guys. It still honestly not great but at least it's tied up and pushed back enough that cables aren't easily seen.

u/TheCasualJedi · 18 pointsr/malelivingspace

Hole in the wall and drop the cable down. Then put a wall grommet near your outlet.

Or one of the cable hiding plastic pieces, legrand makes a good one but make sure you use vinegar to remove them or else they’ll pull the paper off the drywall which Is a pain to fix.

Legrand


Wall grommet

Edit: forgot to mention that if you’re putting a power cable in the wall you’ll need a different cable to actually run through the wall to keep it in code as it is a potential fire hazard. Here is a good kit that would fit for this example

u/kaboomx · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Found similar and cheaper on Amazon Emerald Home Chandler Rustic Industrial Solid Wood and Steel Coffee Table with Open Shelf https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ETN50B8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_idEIBbBWD5YB7

u/MalachiteHorns · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

The kitchen rack I got here on Amazon, and the schematics are from PatentPrints.

u/oddsnsodds · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Maybe new longer / shorter cables to match the distance, and cover them with this:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0015EDVVU/

u/OvaryPolite · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

In case anyone every finds my post... I found the coffee table here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ETN50B8/

u/serotonin_flood · 0 pointsr/malelivingspace

If it was my place, I would mount the TV to the wall and use one of these to hide your TV cables like this.

u/thedeathof_pablo · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

For the frame issue, you can look into this Zinus Queen frame. I have the same one - it ends up being two individual "half-queen" platforms held together with screws. Each one would definitely hold on its own, so it might solve your problem. No idea about the sheets issue though. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MIUM20/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/IIIpl4sm4III · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Oh sorry Im a little stupid. I forgot the suggestions were for console/coffee table.

For the coffee table maybe something like this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ETN50B8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_sBmTDb70KN6AJ

Are you into the white malm style furniture from Ikea?

u/scooberty · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Get a metal frame that sits up high. Put stuff you own under it, in a closet (clothes in a hanging dresser) or on an end table. Throw out everything else.

If you don't want a small room to feel cluttered you have to have less shit :D

u/bryakmolevo · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I own this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MIUM20/ - no tools to disassemble, one person can carry it down stairs, the grid has some spring, and WD40 eliminates creaking. idk if they make your size.

Cool: depends on the style. If your room is minimalist, people will pay attention to the frame because they're bored... but, usually, people won't notice the frame unless everything else also failed. The bottom of your mattress is not a natural focal point.