Two East Coasters Share a 380-Square-Feet “Teeny Tiny Casa” in San Fran
Name: Kathryn and her husband Derek Location: San Francisco, California The basics: 9 months, rented | 381 Square Feet Kathryn and Derek not only make this small space work for them, they thrive in it. Choosing to look at their apartment not as a burden but as an opportunity, they’ve embraced living small and all of the ways it can bring them closer together.
Jun 8, 2017
5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Gas Grill
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman) From Kitchn → 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Gas Grill null
Jun 8, 2017
Here’s Your First Look at More Pieces from HAY’s IKEA Collection
It’s been a full year of IKEA teasing us about their upcoming collection with Danish design brand HAY. The collaboration was announced at the company’s Democratic Design Day in 2016, and now that the annual event is happening again this week, we have more details and images on the forthcoming collection, called YPPERLIG, which will hit stores in October 2017.
Jun 8, 2017
Build It on a Budget: Home Office Essentials from $20 to $299
I often end up on the sofa in a nest of throw pillows and blankets when I work from home. While comfortable, this arrangement doesn’t really provide focus to the tasks at hand. It’s why experts recommend carving out a nook where you can have an established space to buckle down and work. You don’t need much to get started, just a desk, a lamp and a chair. I built a few home office setups using secondhand and vintage finds from Marketplace.
Jun 8, 2017
Before & After: A Narrow NYC Kitchen Lightens Up
For years, Jenna and her husband had been wanting to lighten and modernize the narrow kitchen in their Chelsea apartment. Finally, after living there for six years, the impending birth of their daughter gave them the hard deadline they needed to finally take the remodeling plunge. The old kitchen was full of dark, heavy finishes, which sucked all the light out of a very narrow space.
Jun 8, 2017
13 Smart & Stylish Products to Up Your Bathroom Storage
Keeping bathroom ephemera organized—and possibly even attractive—requires constant vigilance, ruthless culling, and the right tools. This baker’s dozen of bins, caddies, shelves, and hooks will keep all of your supplies in order, whether on display for easy access or tucked away for privacy reasons. As seen in Ana and Patrick’s bathroom, above, a storage ladder can provide a ton of attractive storage on a small footprint.
Jun 8, 2017
Building a Better Bench: DIYs For Every Area of Your Home
A good bench can be difficult to find, especially if you need one that’s just the right size for an awkward space. The available options tend to be too big, too small, or just too utilitarian. These DIY benches solve this common problem, letting you customize a bench that literally fits in better with your decor.
Jun 8, 2017
Before & After: A Rental Living Room Goes Glam
Chelsey’s living room was far from awful but it was missing the things that make a space feel like a home. Building on the glam that was already there, she created a space full of metallics, rich textures and one jazzy feature wall. From Chelsey: Plain-old boring! There was literally NO life in my old living room. From the bare colors, to the lack of decor, it was just a hot mess. I didn’t just want to have an apartment, I wanted to have a home.
Jun 8, 2017
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Meaghan and Eric’s Crowded Family Bed
Meaghan and Eric’s family defines busy: Meaghan runs McNamara Design, a firm that specializes in interiors, installations, and furniture upcycling, as well as a daycare. The Maryland couple also has two little ones — with a third on the way in September! Amidst this “organized chaos,” as Meaghan calls it, her and Eric’s master bedroom is an oasis of peace.
Jun 8, 2017
10 Gardens That Will Inspired You to Grow Food in Small Spaces
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From Kitchn → 10 Inspiring Gardens for Growing Food in Small Spaces null
Jun 8, 2017
You Do You: These “Rule Breakers” Prove You Can Use Rooms Any Darn Way You Want
Use a bedroom as a living room? An extra office space as a den? A closet as a bedroom?! Yes—though rooms come with “historical precedent” of how they were used in the past, it doesn’t mean you have to use a space in your home the way it was intended. Not only do you have permission to use your home any damn way you please—it just makes sense to do so. Why not craft a home that functions just the way you need?
Jun 8, 2017
Simple Drawer Hacks
Simple Drawer Hacks
Jun 8, 2017