Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was living in a 200-square-foot apartment with a cramped corner sink and a refrigerator for a kitchen. Suffice to say, storage was practically non-existent, save for the lone cabinet I used to stash dinnerware and small foodstuffs. That is, until I discovered an organizer on
Month: June 2020
Name: Clarice C. Hanna, husband, and catLocation: Upper East Side — New York, ManhattanType of home: Studio ApartmentSize: 450 square feetYears lived in: 5 years, renting Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live with my husband Michael and cat, “Little Girl.” The apartment
A home doesn’t have to be built in a traditional shape to be practical. One house, built this spring in Denmark, has an unusual three-legged shape that cleverly creates natural communal and private spaces, while also dividing its yard into three sections with different lighting conditions. Called Villa Korup, it was designed by Danish/German architect
When you’re living in a small apartment, the summer heat can turn your little studio into a fully furnished sauna. And while your home spa experience may feel glamorous, that heat can quickly become unbearable, if not dangerous. If your place lacks central air conditioning, renters can invest in window units or floor units to
Sometimes there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a space—it’s just… blah. That can seem especially true in a new-to-you home, when you haven’t had the time to make a room feel like yours. For Emily May of @gohausgo, one of the final rooms in her house that hadn’t yet gotten some love was the bathroom.
Whereas traditional design can sometimes feel prim and stuffy, and modern design can lean too heavily on the sleek and streamlined look, transitional design samples elements from each aesthetic to form an equally classic and fresh feel. Think of transitional design as having the best of both worlds. “At its core, transitional style is a
Today I’m sharing all the secrets to installing your DIY ground level deck in a fishbone pattern with hidden fasteners Capped in a picture frame. This is luxury for bare feet and a great way to impress the neighbors! The wood stays cool, and with these hidden fasteners from Camo there are no splinters. The
How to refinish wooden outdoor furniture to restore that new look. Refinishing cedar wood furniture with some new varnish is a great way to makeover your back deck or front porch. 🎥 What to Watch Next: DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkAgl7_UY3WiHSUfqLEGSWY_Y_lkITpV DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa – https://youtu.be/IdxatOzZbxE DIY Raised Planter – https://youtu.be/-egbs4284gU DIY
Name: Ailsa and Paul, with dogs Berg and MariLocation: Cheshire, Northwest England Size: 300 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned (though they rent the land) Like many other #vanlifers, Ailsa and Paul fell in love with the freedom that traveling in a converted van provides. So, the couple took a year off
There’s no denying that pets are an important part of life. After all, they really are a part of the family. That being said, pets can cause all sorts of problems when it comes to selling a home. Homeowners have to be diligent in making sure their place is spotless before hosting an open house.
Welcome to my farmhouse! She’s a beast, and still in the middle of renovations. Today we’re giving you an updated farmhouse tour for 2020 to give you a sense of what projects we’re currently working on, what we’ve accomplished so far, and even some future teasers of what we have coming up in the future!
Have you ever looked at your living room and thought of all the details you’d change? Me too. While a complete design overhaul may seem out of the question (and budget), there are still some simple ways to get a little closer to the design scheme of your dreams. From framed wallpaper art to clever
It may hide your garbage, but that doesn’t mean your kitchen trash can has to be as unsightly as what’s inside. While the most important thing to look for when shopping for a kitchen trash can is functionality, you don’t have to sacrifice style. We rounded up our favorite trash cans that are as stylish
Designing a gallery wall is all fun and games until you get to the actual picture-hanging part. Before you know it, there are several “mistake” holes poked into your drywall, and you find yourself rearranging the entire gallery wall in order to hide or incorporate them into the design. If only there was a simple
“Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva creates a backyard chicken coop for a homeowner in Connecticut in ‚ÄúBuild It.‚Äù (See below for steps.) SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse Steps for How to Build a Chicken Coop: 1. Stain the sheets of T1-11 and allow to dry. 2. Place two sheets of T1-11
My former apartment was full of character, and while I love living in a more modern space now, the one thing I miss the most about my previous place is the charm of having a fireplace mantel. While the fireplace itself was non-functional, that didn’t matter to me. Having a mantel to decorate fulfilled
The reward—and the reason that keeps me going when decluttering seems like an overwhelming task—is that at the end, your home will contain only the things that serve you. You’ll be surrounded by things that make you happy. Because just like editing, once the extra, unnecessary stuff is deleted, only the best is left. “Keep
Pinterest mood boards, HGTV shows, and our favorite influencers’ Instagram posts often inspire people to try new home design trends. But experts say if you’re thinking about selling your place at some point, don’t make any decisions on your home flooring just yet. Your home is your personal retreat and reflections of who you are,