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u/Vasalgelnowplease · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Alright my man. Since you have such a low budget ($700) but don't want your apartment to look like crap, your best bet is going to be minimalism. You're in a great sub for minimalist inspiration. Take this recent post, for example. Not everyone was super impressed, but I'd say he did pretty good for a budget of $195. At the very least we can say with 100% certainty that it looks better than the average undergrad apartment.

I took the liberty of checking out the Halifax craigslist offerings and they are far and few between. However, I did find a potentially decent desk: see here. You might be able to haggle down the price a little with some luck. Otherwise, you might want to look at Amazon for desks (example 1 and example 2). For a desk chair, you could look at Amazon, but you might be better off going somewhere local (even if you go to Walmart) because you want to make sure a desk chair is going to be comfortable.

For a mattress, I'd again suggest Amazon. I'm just not sure you're going to find any better deals than what they have to offer. Mattress buying also involves a lot of personal preference, but "big box" mattress stores are incredibly overpriced. It seems that memory foam mattresses (such as this) are the most inexpensive, so I would look around Amazon to see what you think you'll like. I think I saw a mattress for as little as $99.^(though personally, I'm not sure I'd trust it...) Keep in mind that you will either need (a) a box spring and bed frame or (b) a platform bed in addition to the mattress. With your budget, a platform bed will probably be your best bet. You can even get one with a "headboard" for pretty cheap (the headboard will definitely up your apartment's style a little bit and keep it further away from "garbage apartment of undergrad" level): see here and here.

Alright, I'll break down what we've done so far. I'm in the US and don't know that much about Canadian dollars, so I'm doing this in USD - hopefully it's close:

  • $150 for desk
  • $50 for desk chair
  • $180 for mattress
  • $170 for bed frame

    That leaves you around $150 for other items. I assume you have basic human needs covered (bed sheets-do not sleep on a bare mattress!- and towels), so you could use this money for more furniture or for decor. I would probably try get some attractive and functional bedding (please do not get anything polyester!) in a minimalist pattern. Ikea is really unbeatable for this - see here and here. For a couch, I would either consider Amazon or start scouring Craigslist every day. I would probably forego a coffee table until you have other things that will improve your quality of life (dining chair/table, television, etc.); you really don't need one.

    Anyway, these are just a couple of suggestions. Hope this helps!

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/LiftingNurse · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Hey there so this is my room! My main goal currently is not for any frames/things to hang on the wall but focusing on the bed that is to be coming!

Currently have ordered this Zinus Bedframe Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard / Box Spring Optional / Wood Slat Support, Queen ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mf3pDb7AB4RSK
and Zinus boxspring for some height Zinus Armita 5 Inch Low Profile Smart Box Spring / Mattress Foundation / Strong Steel Structure / Easy Assembly Required, Queen

Still searching for mattresses, currently like a beauty rest from Macy’s and yes I know about tufts&needle and all those other brands. I have to lay on them myself, prefer spring over memory foam... I sleep firm and will continue to.

What I would like help is on bedding, I’m looking for good comfortable sheets and a thin/quilt for the top. I saw linen but due to paying out of pocket for school I can’t pay $300+ for sheets

I live in Southern California where’s it’s 100+ and gonna be hot for quite some time.

Thanks for the read and appreciate the help!

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/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.

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.

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/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/alireves · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

yeah, the layout and view is awesome, this is what it looks like at night:

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:
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:

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

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

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: 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: It is 3' wide and you could put the appliances on the lower shelves.

u/scupuotta · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Amazon. It was a little tough to assemble, but it's a nice, solid desk and I love it.

u/sk9592 · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

Honestly, if you want a meaningfully better 2.1 setup than the Z-2300 then you should go for a pair of bookshelf speakers, a subwoofer, and an amp.

Personally, I would even go for a AV Receiver rather than an amp.

One example of a "budget" setup I would recommend costs $406 and the parts are linked below:

  • $80 Bookshelf speakers

  • $150 AV Receiver

  • $168 Subwoofer

  • $8 Speaker Wire

    You can definitely save some money by buying parts used. Your local Craiglists will probably have deals on old subwoofers or AV Receivers.

    $400 definitely sounds pricey, but it's no more expensive than "premium" 2.1 computer speaker sets. For example Razor charges $500 for their top of the line 2.1 speakers. Those speakers are no better than the Pro Media 2.1. They just come with pretty lights on them.
u/orcinovein · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is a 100% improvement OP. The chair and the bigger sofa were the perfect change. The Ikea lamp ties in with the bigger furniture and doesn't feel so big and overwhelming like it did before. Extremely well done.

Couple more suggestions, I would route the rear speaker wires behind the painting too and then down the middle. Then use a cable cover that runs from the bottom of the art down behind the couch to conceal the cords. Purchase a couple of patterned/accent pillows and throws to add some color to the room and you're money.

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.

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

u/GunpowderMonkey · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Modway Render, 59" TV Stand, Walnut

I have this one as well, although I found it on sale at Home Depot. It’s a great looking TV stand at a good price, although not solid wood if that matters at all.

u/Castleprince · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Thanks! Yeah, I did. I used this mount and this in-wall cable management system. I highly recommend both!

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:

Wider one:

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/MrGCar · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

That's totally fine. They're Micca MB42-x's

I definitely recommend the speakers, but not the amp. (it gets pretty fuzzy at mildly loud volume)

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:

My suggestion would be get a [UL listed] surge protector and purchase and place it in this
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:

u/jakeorin · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Racor B-1R Solo Vertical Bike Rack, White

It took about 15 minutes to install, pretty easy.

u/shortlivedlife · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

You need one or two of these

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/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/catalinashenanigans · 7 pointsr/malelivingspace

I've got the same one. Very happy with it for the money. Solid construction.

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.

u/hempybogart · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Something like this freestanding rack would look good in the corner where bikes/sofa box are in the pictures

u/Cik22 · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

Easy solution. They should be white to match the base boards. They have double sided tape on one side that keeps them on the wall. I’ll warn you though it is super sticky. You can also pain the tubes to match the wall color if needed.

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/Shortsonfire79 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

For OP: There's this book the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It basically tells the reader to purge. The method is what helped me, though.

She writes that you should categorize your stuff in such a way that you purge things with low sentimental value first ending with things like pictures, handmedowns, etc. The thought process here is that you purge old clothes, unused appliances, movies, etc first so that you get in the groove of getting rid of stuff. By time you get to old pictures and memories, you have a general idea of how things go and don't dwell on stuff that you might look at two years from now.

I think the book was worth a read. I read it between moves and it helped me get rid of a ton of my crap. It also helped the way I fold my laundry which saved a lot of space too. TBH, I only read about the first half up to the purging section, then skimmed the rest. It got a little repetitive by then and I already had the gist of the book.

u/er147 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I just got this reed diffuser a few days ago, I would recommend it. Faint but noticeable clean smell whenever I enter my room.

u/firestormchess · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Right. The television power cable does not run through the wall. It plugs into the top doohickey, which is basically a power outlet and space to push cabling into the wall. That top doohickey outlet, has its own power cord that runs through the wall to the bottom doohickey which plugs into your wall via a power cord.

Different product, but exact same idea...Looks like this

u/ByronSA · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

My wife and I bought: 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/marcospolos · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

After much debate from r/hometheater , I picked up these

Simple as they get, and sound amazing.

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

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/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/Algorit · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

I agree, I have this "clean scented" reed diffuser and it's wonderful. It lasts a long ass time too (~4 months now and still half of it).

u/ufamizm · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard / Box Spring Optional / Wood Slat Support, Queen

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.


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

u/hippopotadile · 37 pointsr/malelivingspace

Ideally? Conduit in the walls.

Worst case? Something like this.

u/240strong · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

Looks to be mounted on drywall, or similar, wall. Most likely has all his cords ran behind the wall with a kit similar to this:

*Note: Anyone who may read this, please dont just cut a hole in the wall behind your tv and lower again behind your console. They make kits like this for a reason and you shouldn't be just running live power cords behind the wall, ESPECIALLY an extension cord.

u/oklahomachad · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I just got it on Amazon, but I think it is available at a lot of places: nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug,...

u/IIBuc_NastyII · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Cable Concealer On-Wall Cord Cover Raceway Kit - Cable Management System to Hide Cables, Cords, or Wires - Cord Organizer for TVs and Computers at Home or in The Office

Worth it.

u/wunderball · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Minimal, simple to install, and durable so far (though the rubber padding on the hook is starting to stretch and will probably tear eventually--no big deal).

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:

u/OvaryPolite · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

In case anyone every finds my post... I found the coffee table here:

u/road_to_nowhere · 7 pointsr/malelivingspace

Came here to say this. Regular power cables aren't rated for in-wall installation. There are kits that are rated for this type of installation. Here's one.

u/spell__icup · 21 pointsr/malelivingspace

You can get [the same look](PowerBridge ONE-CK Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System with PowerConnect for Wall-Mounted Flat Screen LED, LCD, and Plasma TV’s for your space!

u/itmeitnotme · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Not the exact one, but maybe try this? similar chair

u/omgwutd00d · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

It's just a cheap laminate desk I found on Amazon.

u/Le_Groundhog · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

You can always get those cord raceway kits at Home Depot/Lowe’s or and just run them against the wall or floor. Additionally you can hang a surge protector to either the wall or tv stand using command strips and plug in your electronics into that. You would then need to just zip tie the cables so they don’t lay on the floor.

u/OwnBlue · -3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Lime green chairs are a little sissy, desk legs remind me of grandma furniture, and not a fan of the nailheads on the ottoman remind me of big sequins.

You could put a moose head on the wall, add one or two mid-century chairs, a modern desk, and ottoman to add some leather. Maybe get all the plants in matching pots that are grey.

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.

u/belloman · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

This one

It just leans against the wall -- no drilling necessary.

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?

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/Pewpewarrows · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

It’s a Racor Vertical Bike Rack:

My bike doesn’t leave any marks on the wall using this, but I haven’t taken the mount off the wall yet to see if there’s been any damage behind it.

u/bryakmolevo · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I own this one: - 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.

u/snapdragon187 · 0 pointsr/malelivingspace

dont get a fucking sound bar man might as well have a tube tv from the 90's


get a good receiver on ebay, then order some good stuff with silk domes.



same receiver I have used to cost over 1200 msrp when made and no HDMI but coax or SPDIF is better than HDMI! just do optical out from tv to the optical in on the receiver dude this thing is better than most amps out there today going a grand+ for amp quality alone, fuck all that HDMI bullshit.




start with that stuff upgrade to sub later yo



then just buy another pair of the micca's for rears and you'll have hifi surround sound. better than some shitty sound bar yo!