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Old 06-02-07, 04:58 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Redesigning my room, need help


Hey Overclockers,

So this summer I'm planning on redoing a few aspects of my room, mainly because it's been neglected for awhile and I'm embarrassed to have anybody over, frankly.

I'm no interior decorator, so here is where you guys come in. I need suggestions for the coolest and most practical things to have in my room, as well as any design suggestions. Here's a short list of things I must change.

-New paint (probably white), and I have no idea how to paint a room
-New ceiling lighting, and I need to figure out how to get a mount up there
-New blinds
-New desk
-A new bed, absolutely no idea on this one

I'm open to suggestions. Even if it's not on the list, think of something that you'd like to have in your room and I'll try to integrate it into mine. I'll also attempt to get you guys semi-accurate dimensions of my room as well as a few pictures.

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Old 06-02-07, 05:10 PM   #2
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Whats your budget ? having a budget is crucial, you don't wanna spend anymore than you really have to

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Old 06-02-07, 05:13 PM   #3
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Any pictures of the current setup?

A nice aquarium setup can do wonders for any room, if you want to give that a try.

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Old 06-02-07, 05:23 PM Thread Starter   #4
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Budget is pretty much almost unlimited at this point...but I'm not buying a plasma TV to hook to my ceiling.

I'll try to get pics as soon as I clean it up a bit. Actually, I might not clean it up.

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Old 06-02-07, 05:36 PM   #5
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Old 06-02-07, 05:56 PM   #6
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Got some diminsions as well? No use in getting a queen air bed if nothing else will fit.

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i'd look into some amish made furniture everything from amish people rock
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Old 06-02-07, 06:47 PM   #8
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personally i wouldn't go with white walls. i live in an apt and every wall is white and they show everything.

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Old 06-02-07, 07:29 PM   #9
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Just take a trip to IKEA and buy a room in some boxes. Have fun putting everything together, damn i hate building IKEA things. SO cheap though and aesthetically pleasing.

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Old 06-02-07, 07:58 PM Thread Starter   #10
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13'2" by 8'6"

I'll have pictures in a second, so you guys can get a better feel for how my room is laid out.

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So a king size bed is out of the question I've got a room around... that sizze a bit bigger with only a queen and its a tight fit to have my desk in there as well hmmm....

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Old 06-02-07, 08:20 PM Thread Starter   #12
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Using this baby...I was able to find the dimensions of my room with basically 0 work. Love these things.
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Old 06-02-07, 08:25 PM Thread Starter   #13
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The view into my room, and no I'm not a fatass, I just don't clear my desk.

And yes my room is really dirty. It's finals week.
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Old 06-02-07, 08:28 PM Thread Starter   #14
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This didn't make the shoot, but it's awesome anyway.

Silicon Graphics O2 workstation. Found it about to be trashed in a room at Universal Studios, of course I kept it.
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Old 06-02-07, 08:31 PM Thread Starter   #15
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Okay last one, which is where my bed is now.

So here's some explanation:

-I have 2 desks. One is for work, the other is for computers. Both are huge and take up way too much space, so I'll probably cut down on the computer desk since it has far too much depth.

-I could probably fit a queen bed in here, it's just a question of now

-Dresser has to go, I'll move everything into the closet, currently a dumping ground as you can see. There's a PC-70 you can barely see in there.

-No, you can't have my O2. Period.
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Old 06-02-07, 11:07 PM   #16
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I love your beautiful hardwood floors in there.

I would think about taking out the panneling, wall mount the LCD monitor, custom build a desk into the wall, maybe a spot for a nice tv.

Have a nice bed, off to the side, giving a free space for moving around.

For heavens sake man, get a closet organizer installed!

Painting is easy, you just need a steady hand or an angle to not paint your doorframe or any other wood that you don't want painted Use a smaller roller and just be sure to cover evenly and dont roll obsesively to allow the paint to drip, = bad.

also for some inspirations,
http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/rooms_i...p/bedroom.html

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Old 06-02-07, 11:16 PM   #17
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Can you please take pictures of your room and try to put them in a panoramic or atleast images all all the walls? Really the room does not look that bad to me, it needs a few posters and if possibly I would move the bed(If possibly maybe put the dresser where the bed is, then put the bed where the computer desk is, and slide if over to the spot the dresser was in) but besides that it looks pretty nice. The wood is extremely nice looking.

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Old 06-02-07, 11:50 PM   #18
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Mirrors. They make the room appear larger than it actually is. I'd go with a rustic type setup given you have the hardwood flooring and the halfpanel on the walls. Just one mirror, I'm not talking about going all crazy and putting them on the ceiling or anything like that A border across the top would look rather nice as well, just find one you like. Given the fact that you're in the US, the mounting plate for your light should be a standard type which makes it pretty much universal for whatever type of lighting fixture you'd like to put in it. Is there a home depot close to you? The people in there are generally very helpful and friendly and can give you a lot of advice on how to properly do the things you want to do.
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Old 06-03-07, 12:31 AM Thread Starter   #19
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. A few notes on things.

-The wood floors were actually a pleasant suprise when we ripped off the rug. We were planning on having these nice white oak floors installed (I can take a shot from downstairs if you guys are curious), but we found these and they look great. I might do some resurfacing just because a few places are a bit scratched, but no big deal.

-As far as I'm concerned, taking off the wood paneling is probably a no-go, even though it would probably look much nicer (and open up my painting options). Plus, who knows what's under there?

-I'm not sure how wiring my room is going to work. I have attic access, and I think there should be some fixtures up there (there's a light fixture on the ceiling in the next room over), so I should be okay.

-I haven't even touched that closet in years. Seriously.

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ust one mirror, I'm not talking about going all crazy and putting them on the ceiling or anything like that
I can see it now...Hugh Hefner's personally annotated guide to interior design.

I'm looking for more gadgets and cool stuff to have in here. I'm looking into an LCD TV, but that's going to be a hard sell to the parents. Also looking for a good place to get framed posters and stuff like that. I don't plan on going nuts, just like 3-5 perhaps.

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Old 06-03-07, 12:52 AM   #20
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Allposters.com will Mount, Frame, or Laminate any posters you order for them. Though personally I recommend you use a place like Ebay or Deviantart and either buy the frames yourself or take them to a local glass or picture store that will do it for you.

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