Q: I recently found this chair in the alley and felt compelled to save it. Upholstery costs are steep, so I ultimately decided to pass it on via the free section of Craigslist. The response has been overwhelming!
Q: My wife and I are thinking about an interior remodel of our home, but don't know where to start. We have a good idea of what we want done, now we just need to know who to call first to really start planning it out. Contractors? Home improvement guys? Architects? Structural Engineers?
We'd like to turn a full wall into a half wall in order open up the main area of our house (living room and dining room):
Q: We purchased our first home in August. Over the past few months, we've been spending our time looking for ways to make the house more "us". This small half bath on the main level is fine, but it's boring and not really our style. We already have plans to replace the pedestal sink with a narrow sink and a more modern rectangular mirror, but we'd really like to spruce up the walls with some bold and exciting wallpaper:
Q: We have a smallish bathroom, with the only window in the shower. We recently bought this red sparrow shower curtain. The toilet, vanity and large wooden-framed medicine cbinet are all white, as is the bathtub.
Q: Good morning, Apartment Therapy lovelies! Our family loves Christmas, but each year that passes we buy less and less. We like it that way! We want to start some Christmas traditions that involve giving back to those in need.
Q: I kind of like this set for our small dining area. It reminds me of grandma's house. I think with a few accessories it could really work. My husband thinks it's hideous BECAUSE it reminds him of grandma's house. So my question is — is it retro vintage, or just plain ugly?
Q: Hello! This will be our first winter in our new apartment and although I LOVE that our big windows in the front let in lots of light, I can already tell we are going to have an issue with our apartment being cold this winter. I am a renter and the windows do not appear to be old or in bad shape, so asking for them to be replaced is really not an option. Do you have any good ideas, Apartment Therapy readers? I would think there has to be newer technology in window insulation than the plastic my parents used back in the day...right?
Q: I just moved into my first new home and came to the realization I don't really know very much about how certain things work in my house or how to repair them. I was wondering if there was a book (preferably available in Kindle format) that covers the basics of maintenance and repair of home appliances, wiring (including how to hide them), plumbing, and home electronics/computers...something that covers it all.
Q: I just purchased a house and I love everything about it but the huge fireplace that takes up the entire wall in the living room. My husband and I prefer a more modern style, and would welcome any suggestions on how to make the fireplace look more like our style. We're starting from scratch, so there is nothing to match it to yet.
Q: I live in a small apartment and I need to replace my couch with something that's more comfortable to sleep on. I was thinking about buying a futon, but they all seem to be so modern, which is not my style. My home is filled with antiques and traditional furniture. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.