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Brandi's DIY & Antique-Chic Prewar Apartment — House Tour

Name: Brandi Ware Location: Crown Heights; Brooklyn, New York Size: Approximately 970 square feet Years lived in: 1.7 years; Rented Born and raised in New York City, and then moving back after several years in Texas, presented Brandi with several unique (and welcome) challenges. Show More Summary

Surprise! 5 Homes With Totally Unexpected Interiors

The crumbling stone building above looks run down and abandoned. If I were a burglar, I'd walk on by and not spare it a second glance. I'd also be a dumb burglar that should learn a good hard lesson about not judging a book by its cover, and all that good stuff. You'll see why in a second. READ MORE »

Corner Terrace House Clad in Timber Screens: Lines of Light Residence in Singapore

On a challenging corner terrain in Singapore, HYLA Architects envisioned and implemented Lines of Light Residence, an imposing dwelling with a modern glass facade: “This terrace sits at a corner site and thus the full side of the house fronts the side street. Show More Summary

Design Advice Wanted: Help! What To Do with Stairway Landing Wall?

Is there one area of your home that just stumps you? You're not happy with the way it looks, but can't think of a solution? Or maybe you can think of so many solutions that you just can't decide? I hear you. I've got one of those problems myself, and I'm hoping you can help me out with it. Warning: this post is going to be random... READ MORE »

A Set of Extraordinary Knives

Whether you are a professional-level home chef or just someone who likes to mess around in the kitchen, a proper knife is absolutely essential. In this post we will show you knives that are not just amazing for slicing, dicing, and julienne-ing but that look incredible while doing it. A great knife is the best […]

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Goes from Elementary to Elegant — Smitten Studio

Believe it or not, this dresser is not vintage. Nor is it a high-end retail piece. Thanks to the ingenuity of Sarah Sherman Samuel over at Smitten Studio, a basic, no-frills IKEA staple was transformed into a sleek, beautiful, and functional feature. READ MORE »

How Much Did It Cost To Hire a House Cleaner? — Reader Intelligence Request

We regularly ask readers to share how much they spent on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay. Today's Question: How Much Did It Cost To Hire a House Cleaner? READ MORE »

Look! You Could Live in a Treehouse (& It's in Italy)

If you, like me, still harbor some Swiss Family Robinson fantasies, you'll love this. In Turin, Italy, 25 Verde is about as green as they come — both figuratively and literally. It's overflowing with plants, trees, moss walls and a green roof. Show More Summary

In France, All New Commercial Buildings Must Have Green Roofs — Design News

Last week, France's parliament approved a new environmental law. The mandate requires all new buildings in commercial zones to have green energy roofs, covered partially with either plants or solar panels. READ MORE »

The Best Way to Store Your Reusable Grocery Bags — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? A Smarter Way to Organize All Your Reusable Grocery Bags READ MORE »

Think Your City is Dirty? Try Living in 19th Century London. — NPR

Westminster Abbey during the 1890s. Horse poop not pictured. Some people love New York. And then there are other people, like my mother, who enjoyed visiting, but couldn't help asking, as we strolled through midtown — "is it always this...Show More Summary

Best English Roll Arm Sofas: George Sherlock, Bryght, Cococo Home & 4 More — Maxwell's Daily Find 03.23.15

Stocksund Sofa • From $599 • IKEA The deep seat and low, rolled arm of a "English" sofa is a one of my favorite styles. Perfect for napping, and great as an extra bed, they can mix well with any style, be recovered in modern fabric for a totally fresh look and give any room a relaxed and comfortable feeling. Show More Summary

Modern Home Built Between Canopies in Austin, Texas: Canyon Edge Residence

Developed by Tom Hurt Architecture, Canyon Edge Residence dominates a narrow and steep wooded site off Cuernavaca, in Austin, Texas, USA: “A quiet ledge about 10 vertical feet below the road offered a natural place for the house andShow More Summary

Spring Cleaning: 3 Tips for Your Cleanest Home Yet

Duffy's 1930s East Austin Abode Spring is here! It's the season of flowers and bunnies and new life, and it's also the season for throwing open the windows and doors and giving your home a really deep clean. We've dug through our Apartment Therapy video archives for some of our best cleaning tips. Show More Summary

Check Out Scathing Yelp Reviews of New York's "Best" Buildings — Design News

Yelpers have no problem sharing opinions and airing grievances—and that also extends to real estate. Curbed rounded up some choice reviews of some of NYC's most well-known apartment buildings. If you could use a laugh, a cry, and an eyeroll, head on over and check it out. READ MORE »

Stop Cheating Yourself Out of A Clean, Clutter-Free Home: 5 Ways to Keep Yourself Accountable

Julia & Bruno’s Colorful and Airy Home Some strong-willed sporty people can hit the gym every day of our own accord (Dabney, we're looking at you) but most people need some sort of a workout buddy to keep them honest about their exercise hours logged. Show More Summary

Tina's 1920s Spanish Craftsman Bungalow — House Call

Name: Tina Scherzinger Location: San Diego, California I bought my 1920s spanish craftsman bungalow (1100 sq ft) last year and then spent six months renovating it completely and even changing the floorplan from a three (small) bedroom, one bath home into a spacious two bedroom, two bath home. Show More Summary

In a Zombie Apocalypse, Avoid Scranton — Design News

If Walking Dead has you prepping a survival plan, researchers at Cornell have important intel for you. In a fictional simulation, big cities were the most susceptible to zombie outbreak initially, but cities in between major metro areas were the most likely to attract hordes 28 days out. Show More Summary

Gallery Wall Burnout: 5 Ways to Take a Break from the Trend

Confession: I'm still head-over-heels for a great wall art collage. In fact, it's hardly a "trend" and more of a classic design tool that looks great in just about every type of home. BUT, if you're starting to feel like this look is overused, there are some alternative ideas you can experiment with in your home. Show More Summary

Be Ready for Red Flags: Think About These Things When You Tour a Potential New Home

Rebecca & George's Hilltop Homestead Picture this: you're facing yet another problem in your brand new apartment but — lucky duck — you have roughly 11 months left on your lease! Don't you wish you could go back in time and save yourself tons of time, money and headaches by identifying these potential problems before you sign? We're here to help you do just that. READ MORE »

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