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7 Affordable & Big-Impact Personalizing Tricks All Renters Should Try At Least Once

Though moving into a bland rental apartment with lots of decor limitations can be a bummer, it doesn't mean you've got to stay stuck with a home you don't love — or that doesn't express your personality. Use one or more of these proven tricks for renters for a big impact on the look of your space — without spending a lot of money, either. READ MORE »

5 Small Design Details to Add Today For A Cheerier Kitchen

Before & After: A Modern Vintage Loft Kitchen Makeover Looking to infuse your small/sad/bland/plain kitchen with a little bit of cheery spring-like excitement? You don't need to go big, expensive or permanent. These five design details, though small, will make a big impact in your kitchen space. And they're easy and fast enough you can add them to your space today! READ MORE »

10 Room-Sized Rugs for Under $200

The right rug really ties the room together, and if your floors are especially ugly, it can also cover over a multitude of sins. Problem is, unless you live in a shoebox, the right-sized rug is probably a big rug, and big rugs can cost a lot of money. Show More Summary

How To Wash Your Kitchen Cabinets — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

No matter how careful of a cook you might be, the "splatter" struggle is real. Food stuffs, especially grease, make it their business to find the most remote, unthinkable surfaces to cling to in your clean kitchen. Even if they don't...Show More Summary

Smart Takeaways from 10 Truly Tiny Kitchens

While large kitchens are often the stuff of dreams, small kitchens are the more down-to-earth practical cousins, with much to teach us about making the most out of everyday cooking spaces. Take these tips and a healthy dose of inspiration from ten tiny kitchens that demonstrate myriad ways to maximize your opportunities. READ MORE »

Demi Moore Lists Her Central Park West Tower — Design News

Bought in 1990 with then-husband Bruce Willis, Demi Moore is selling her three-story tower overlooking Central Park (the other tower is owned by Bono). The residence includes a 2 bedroom, 2 bath lobby-level maisonette for the total price of $75 million. READ MORE »

25+ Cheap Makeover Ideas for Basic Vinyl Roller Shades

Instead of ordering new curtains or blinds, take a second look at the vinyl roller shades already hanging in your window. For just a little bit of money, you can embellish those budget basics into something that looks a little more custom and expensive. READ MORE »

New Yorkers May Actually See the Elusive Rent Freeze — Design News

According to the Rent Guidelines Board's annual report this week, landlords only experienced a.5% increase in operating costs last year, the smallest increase since 2002. It's looking like, come June, New Yorkers might see the first rent freeze on stabilized apartments in the Board's 46-year history. Show More Summary

Mike's Creative 1932 Craftsman Bungalow — House Call

Name: Mike Location: San Antonio, Texas The house was only the second one I ever looked at and though it needed a lot of work, it spoke to me right away. My dad and I did all the renovation — a complete gut — over the next year and a half. Show More Summary

Stylishly Store and Display Your Record Collection: Our Best Advice

A killer vinyl collection is a thing of pride — and an awesome way to enjoy and listen to music at home. But unlike its more modern digital brother, record collections can take up A LOT of space in a home, as well as need regular maintenance to keep clean and uncluttered. We've gathered our best vinyl advice for your record collections. READ MORE »

5 Blogs from the United Kingdom to Check Out

I'm an avid blog reader, and include sites from near and far, and by bloggers both famous and virtually unknown, on my daily must-read list. Since moving to London nine years ago, I've added more and more UK-based blogs to my reader; here are five that I think are worth adding to yours. READ MORE »

Sign Up for Tidal & Maybe Get a Call from Jay Z — Design News

If you haven't signed up for Tidal— Jay Z's new streaming music service— yet, here's a potential incentive. Exec Vania Schlogel says Jay, Jack White, and other artists have been phoning fans to say thanks for streaming their music. We'll pick up for Beyoncé any day. READ MORE »

Where-To-Live Quizzes: Have You Taken One? Did You Follow Its Advice?

Sophia's Rooftop View Over Paris Although no quiz could really accurately predict how I'd feel living in any given city, I still thought it would be fun to see where the all-knowing internet predicts I would be most happy. I was not expecting the word "Arkansas" to be involved... READ MORE »

Alexis & Ian’s Designer Pad — House Tour

Name: Alexis Tompkins and Ian Mesey Location: Inner Richmond, San Francisco, California Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented As a designer, Alexis views her home as a platform for experimentation. It’s also an opportunity for her and Ian to let their inner funkiness shine. Show More Summary

Before & After: Danish Chairs Get a Fresh New Fabric

Dena picked up this pair of Danish chairs at an antique market. The fabric was nasty, the finish not great, but she saw the potential. They look much more modern and fresh now: READ MORE »

Rooms In Bloom: 14 Fabulous Floral Arrangements from Our House Tours

Fresh flowers are one of life's ultimate indulgences: they're beautiful, they're fabulous, they're gone before you know it. Here are 14 gorgeous, ephemeral arrangements from our House Tours and a discussion of just what makes them work so well— besides their own gorgeousness, of course... READ MORE »

How To Dye Textiles In A Front Loading Washing Machine — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Dying textiles is a great way to give new life to an old blanket or pair of jeans. If you're working on a small item, a plastic bucket is ideal, but if you've got something sizable like a quilt, a large enough container to properly cover and agitate the item in can be difficult to come by. Show More Summary

This Weekend: Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Feel With This Easy Task

Your kitchen cabinets are the face of your kitchen. A large surface area, they take up a lot of actual space in nearly everyone's kitchen, as well as command a lot of attention. Whether or not your kitchen cabinets are currently your...Show More Summary

Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs!

Source: Tracy Hardenburg Designs When a sofa is floated in a room, the long blocky back can be a big visual roadblock. Many people place a console or "sofa table" of the same height behind the sofa to mitigate this effect and often place a lamp, picture frames, a vase or other decorative items on it. Show More Summary

Where are All the Record Presses? — Design News

Happy Record Store Day! Curbed mapped all the plants where vinyl is pressed in the US. Since physical records are continuing to make a comeback, the demands on these dozen presses are high. READ MORE »

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