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Q: Hi, I have lived in my mid-century apartment in LA for over ten years now. I have a very basic 1-page lease that doesn't go into great detail about long-term maintenance of the apartment. When I hit the five year mark, my apartment managers had the carpets cleaned at no additional cost to me- and from what I have heard from the older generation such as parents, aunts, and uncles, this is standard maintenance a landlord should do for long-term tenants...
The Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to New York October 13-18, 2015. The seventh annual festival will show feature-length and short films that explore the human elements of art, fashion, architecture and design in our everyday lives.
Since starting Apartment Therapy, I've always felt it's good to do everything you can to make your home comfortable and clean (in as little time as possible), and that air and water quality were fundamental. Living in New York City, I've never had a problem with the water, but when I started to drink cold filtered water I loved the difference. Particularly when making coffee or tea, filtered water really seemed to improve the taste. Years later, this is what I've learned.
Name: Alison & Derek Fandel and Great Dane puppy, Francis Location: Grant Park; Atlanta, GA Size: 1,580 square feet Years lived in: almost 9 years; Built & Owned
This custom-built home wonderfully combines a minimal black and white aesthetic with touches of color and natural textures. Each room I explored seemed to exude its own personality while still remaining connected to the entirety of the home, exemplifying Alison's knack for design.
The post I wrote last week about groovy 70s furniture got me thinking about conversation pits. I'm convinced that conversation pits were the pinnacle of architectural evolution, and it's all been downhill from there. Maybe we're just afraid of that kind of greatness. But it's 2015, y'all. We've accomplished so much, and we've come so far. I think it's time to bring the conversation pit back.
If you're trying to get your family around the table tonight and every night (and are facing some resistance) I urge you to persevere. My (sometimes forced!) family dinners left me with some wonderful gifts that I still appreciate today, many years later. What are they?
Though there are many things we can do to cool off during hot summer days, nights can be tricky because, well, we're asleep and can't do much! But sweaty, insomniac nights of tossing, turning, and throwing off damp sheets with an angry flourish are so frustrating- and the days that follow can be pretty bad themselves. Here are a few ways to make those hot summer nights a bit cooler.
Want to get out of your lease early? You need to play it smart. Whatever the reason you need to leave, we can help you navigate the tricky business of breaking your lease before things get ugly and expensive. Try these five things.