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10 Clever Ways to Use Stock Kitchen Cabinets (Throughout the House)

Turns out that stock cabinets are good for something beyond the kitchen. By modifying unfinished, or white, cabinets you can create pseudo-custom pieces designed specifically for your space— without the need to hire someone to build something especially for you. Show More Summary

10 Perfect Canisters for Kitchens, Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

You may not notice it on a daily basis, but the labels all over your shelves and counters could be contributing to visual clutter around your home. It's time to get rid of labels once and for all and replace temporary bottles and boxes with these elegant and sturdy jars and canisters. READ MORE »

Should You Move in Together? Here's a (Hilarious!) Flowchart To Help You Decide — The Bold Italic

To cohabitate or not to cohabitate? Answer incorrectly and you could be in for a world of awkward, tense hurt. It's less about the romantic notions of coffee in bed on a Sunday, and more about the real, practical, can-you-handle-it circumstances that are sure to crop up. Want to find out if you're ready? READ MORE »

Stylish Holiday Retreat In Bali With Black-Accented Décors: Mahatma House

Mahatma House is located in the traditional Balinese village of Seseh, just steps from the black volcanic-sand beaches. Set against a tropical beachfront atmosphere, the holiday villa features a beautiful 60-foot river stone pool, a generously-sized deck and a poolside lounge with seating for up to 12 guests that includes a large circular fire bowl. Show More Summary

5 Things to Do When It's Not Your Choice to Move

Between break-ups, lease shake-ups and all the condos that are being built in my city, I can't tell you how many times I've had to be dragged from a beloved apartment I wasn't ready to leave yet. When it's not your first choice to move — leaving home can be even more stressful. Show More Summary

Cara and Otis's Soft San Francisco Student Digs — House Call

Name: Cara and Otis Location: San Francisco, California This is our first home together and we are both students! As in, our budget was (and still is) extremely low. Our house is solely furnished via leftover furniture in our parents' garages, IKEA, Goodwill, and mainly the Craigslist Free section. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Budget Black & White Home Office

How do you take a bland spare room with builder's beige carpet and turn it into a sleek, modern, black and white home office and craft room combo...without spending a lot of money? Well it took a lot of patience and some awesome used furniture finds but Melissa turned this boring blank room into a sleek home office for her and her husband. READ MORE »

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Real Estate Agent, But Aren't — Reddit

If you're in the market for a new home, you know there's a lot of information to process and gather. And if you're working with a real estate agent, chances are you're leaning on them for advice, expertise and answers. But are you asking...Show More Summary

Make This DIY Geometric Planked Wood Headboard For Under $100 — The Weathered Door

A headboard can make or break a bedroom. Bold enough, it can be a statement that sets the tone for the entire room's design. This eye-popping, hand-painted geometric headboard would certainly boost any bedroom, and you could make one yourself for under $100! And it's a much more affordable option than the $700 headboard option it's inspired by... READ MORE »

13 Trendy Decorating Ideas + Bolia: Now Delivering To EU Countries

Want to see 13 trendy decorating tips for Autumn/Winter 2014? Danish design brand Bolia has gorgeous furnishings and accessories for interiors but there are also some design tips you can pick up from their deliciously inspiring catalogs that I’ll highlight below… And Bolia has some good news! They’ve only been available to those of us living […]

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet: Shifrah's Medicine Cabinet Progress — Apartment Therapy Weekend Project

Your medicine cabinet is probably one of the last things you face at night and one of the first you encounter in the morning. One that's crammed full, messy, and, um, not the cleanest isn't the best way to bookend the day. Playing a losing game of Jenga with its contents is downright stressful. Show More Summary

Dyes & Pies @ Amber Waves Farm This Sunday! — Fundraiser for Food Education

We've been proud supporters of The Peconic Land Trust and Amber Waves Farm (read our posts about the farm here) for years as Apartment Therapy Media gives 1% of its revenue to environmental organizations through Yvon Chouinard's 1% For The Planet organization. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Heavy Dresser Gets a Knot-Too-Shabby Makeover

What do you do when you've got a heavy, boring dresser that needs some style to stand out? You tackle the problem with a fresh coat of a paint and an affordable DIY design detail that takes it from plain to personalized. READ MORE »

Weekend Meditation: Find What Feels Good Around the House

There's a yoga teacher who's motto is "Find what feels good." It certainly applies to listening to your body as you move and contort it (into sometimes awkward positions), but I can't help but think it applies to life at home, too. READ MORE »

Elegantly Connected: EMMA and EMILY Padded Chair Designs by Färg & Blanche

Swedish-French design duo Färg & Blanche has come up with two elegant padded chair designs for Swedish furniture brand Gärsnäs. EMMA (depicted in the first two photos below) is a hand-sewn, well-tailored armchair that “speaks the language of craftsmanship picking up the gauntlet. Show More Summary

125 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

It's turned into a bit of a Labor Day tradition around here - we send you off on this pre-long-weekend Friday with a BIG list of ideas to inspire you to get a little creative during your bit of extra downtime ahead. This year we've expanded the list to a whopping 125 possibilities; our goal is to find something for everyone! READ MORE »

Summer's End by Michelle Morin — On The Wall

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Which Cities Have the Dirtiest Hotels? — Design News

A survey of booking portal's 6 million users has determined which cities have the cleanest and dirtiest hotel rooms. Tokyo topped the clean list, with a score of 8.93 of 10, with Warsaw coming in second. For dirtiest, Rio de Janeiro was the worst with 7.29 of 10, followed by London at 7.52. READ MORE »

How Can I Hide Old Mantelpiece Mirror? — Good Questions

Q: My new apartment is a wonderful former-flophouse in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Almost all of it has been renovated and the building managers decided to leave in the antique fireplace to add to the charm of the apartment. While I love the fireplace, I absolutely hate the old built-in mirror... READ MORE »

The Enchanting Story of the Little Red Lighthouse

If you happen to look down at just the right moment while speeding across the George Washington Bridge, you may spy a flash of red, a plucky little structure that pre-dates even the bridge itself. You, my friend, have spotted the Little Red Lighthouse. So just what is this super-cute, colorful lighthouse all about? We investigate. READ MORE »

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