My college roommate and I loved everything about our first apartment, except for the noise. All day and all night long we heard creaks and groans coming from the ceiling, interspersed with occasional thumps and thuds. This of course made us curious about our neighbors, and eager to catch sight of these giants. There must be, we figured, at least four 250 pound men crashing about up there. Then one day we finally spotted them leaving their apartment, and they turned out to be... two very small girls. And a beagle.
So've filled your tiny closet to the brim. And the dresser, too. You've done the rod extenders and the under-shelf baskets and it still doesn't seem like enough space for your massive collection of clothes. Don't fret. Before you purge or move half of it to a storage unit (a.k.a. your parents place), try one of these solutions.
I'm a renter and have some freedom to put nails and screws in the wall, but I still try to avoid it when I can. I've recently become addicted to hanging framed artwork with adhesive strips, but I've come to realize that pictures are just the tip of the adhesive decor iceberg - the gateway to full adhesive nirvana.
In the bathroom, space is always at a premium, and that's esepcially true in a smaller bathroom. If you're at a loss as to where to store all the necessities in your teeny tiny bathroom, these 11 hardworking products can help.
A lot of the spaces that we feature on Apartment Therapy have gorgeous, soaring ceilings. "Sure," I hear you say, "it's easy to make a space look good when your ceiling are 14 feet tall." But what if your living space is a little humbler, with ceilings no higher than the standard eight feet? There are still things you can do to make your home look fantastic — and spacious to boot. Here are four ideas, with plenty of (low-ceilinged) examples to inspire.
It is possible to entertain like Martha Stewart, minus the sprawling vineyard estate. All it takes is a little ingenuity and a few cake stands. Here are five foolproof, actionable ideas to help you make the most of your small space for entertaining friends and family for the holidays or anytime.
Don't let another rental situation come and go without doing all you can to make it its best and make it yours. These five things should be done in every rental — and you won't feel like you're wasting time, energy or money!
Jess' rental had a beat up fireplace that was a bit of an eyesore in the middle of her living room. She found the perfect low-cost way to give it some glamour, with a classic renter's trick that we love:
Some fortunate folks out there have the luxury of a doorman at their apartment building; someone to accept packages on their behalf while they're away at work or on vacation. The rest of us just come home to "missed package" slips stuck to our doors. Until now. Here are 5 services popping up in some big cities that let you get home deliveries on your time.
Need to be away for a while but don't want to eat a chunk of rent? You might be in the market for a sub-leaser. Letting someone in your home comes with plenty of issues so let's wade through them together. Read on.