Shopping for real estate in New York can be a bit heartbreaking. Corey found this out the hard way when he and his partner put in an offer on their dream apartment, only to be completely outbid. They wound up instead with a perfectly decent Williamsburg two-bedroom, with lots of space and beautiful views. But the good-enough apartment lacked character, and they couldn't stop thinking about the one that got away.
The leaves are starting to fall and there's a nip in the air, which for most of us means the end of the swimming season. But for a lucky few, swimming can continue year-round in one of these breathtaking indoor pools.
Dutch doors are like the mullet of threshold barriers (and I mean that in the best way). Versatile, allowing for fresh air and a clear barrier at the same time. And they can be beautiful, too. Two doors means there are four sides to play with color and features like window panes.
Fashion is such a great resource for home style that we've combined two of our favorite Apartment Therapy features — our Fashionable People profiles, featuring chic House Tour subjects, and our Color Search tool, powered by Sherwin-Williams® — to help you find sartorial-meets-interior inspiration in a snap. Each of these lovely ladies has a rich, moody and distinctive color savvy that translates beautifully to the home. Which suits your style best?
When Brian and Greg purchased a 1,500 sq. ft., 1960's-era ranch house that had been on the market for over 500 days, they knew they could turn it into something special. A first priority was turning an 11 x 12 kitchen that comfortably fit one person into a bright, open space that met their needs as a growing family and frequent hosts. I would say they achieved their goal...a thousand times over.
This is a post about a part of your kitchen that you may not have even known existed. I had to work at an architecture firm before I learned that the little cove at the bottom of your cabinets is called a 'toe kick'. And it turns out that paying a little attention to this humble spot can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your kitchen.
After 10 months of searching, Alison and Jovito purchased the home of their dreams: a charming 100-year-old brownstone in Brooklyn's Ocean Park. There were lots of things that needed updating all over the house, but they decided to focus first on the most egregious spots: the upstairs bathroom and the very, very, brown kitchen.
Your apartment. It's not quite a dream home. The floors are terrible and the kitchen is in need of an overhaul. Your rental might not be Mr. Right, but it is Mr. Right Now. If the place you call home feels a little dated, here are some easy ways to modernize your apartment.
Looking to add a little color to your home, but not sure which color would look right in your space? We found readers who had this same paint color dilemma, and asked them to try the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer for web or iPad – an easy (and fun!) online tool that lets you upload a photo of your room and virtually "paint" the walls with different colors. They’ve come up with four bold colors for their spaces, but they need you to help decide which one to choose!
Jean Lauer is the brains behind The Sweeten, a super successful "matchmaking" service that pairs NYC homeowners with the professionals who can help them make their home into the place of their dreams. So, in other words, she's seen it all when it comes to what makes a project go smoothly or, well, not-so-much. Here are her top three things to NOT do when planning your renovation—give them a read to help keep your expectations (and sanity!) in check...