10 Affordable “Undercover” Favorites at IKEA Right Now
It’s no secret IKEA is an amazing resource for thrifty furnishings and home decor. The robust super store has everything you could need to set up your home, though many items are incredibly recognizable. Sometimes, you just want something that looks nice, but doesn’t scream “I got this at IKEA!!!” Hold on to your hacked-FRAKTA hats, and discover our favorite 10 undercover home decor items to pick up right now at the Swedish retailer.
Jun 20, 2017
Think NYC Real Estate is Scary? This City Might Be Worse
Lately, social media is abuzz with Toronto’s insane real estate offerings: undesirable homes (in serious need of renovation and lacking ordinary amenities) selling at unbelievably high prices. Properties lacking everything from parking spaces to proper bathrooms have been selling at double and triple the asking price—with no signs of the area’s inflated costs slowing down anytime soon.
Jun 20, 2017
How Long Should You Really Use Your Kitchen Sponge?
(Image credit: KPG Payless2) shutterstock From Kitchn → How Long Should You Use Your Kitchen Sponge?
Jun 20, 2017
Before & After: A Bathroom Suffering from “Green Fever” Gets a Makeover
That sure is some green, isn’t it? Anna, of Interiors by Popov, wanted to bring her client’s very verdant powder room into modern times with a sleek and sophisticated upgrade. She upgraded the room from top to bottom, without a hint of green. From Anna: The powder room we were called to tackle had a severe case of “green fever”. Emerald green floor, neon green walls and an outdated oak framed vanity were the original finishes from 1984.
Jun 20, 2017
A Sunny 1,200-Square-Foot 2-Bedroom in a Former Brooklyn Church
If you have a love for older homes, but a desire for modern amenities this apartment could be the perfect compromise. This former church and school in a landmarked district of Brooklyn was converted to condos in 2005. Arrive home to a beautiful, historic brick exterior and then enjoy all the modern comforts of home.
Jun 20, 2017
Your Total Beginner’s Guide to Successful Indoor Gardening
(Image credit: Shannon Douglas) From Kitchn → The Total Beginner’s Guide to Successful Indoor Gardening null
Jun 20, 2017
8 DIY Ways to Upgrade Ceiling Lights
There's even one trick that gives you a whole new look for free.
Jun 20, 2017
A Tiny Home Community That Makes Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage
In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans struggling to get by or living paycheck to paycheck, she created a rent-to-own program with rents as low as $250 a month.
Jun 20, 2017
Before & After: Energizing an Entryway on a Budget
Kim’s entryway was a bit of a hodge-podge and wasn’t as welcoming as she would have liked. She set out to improve the style and flow of the space, in just 6 weeks and with a budget of $250. See how she did! From Kim: Our foyer was dark and dingy, with worn paint and carpet. The furniture was a mishmash of styles and did not reflect our true style. The style did not compliment or flow into the four adjoining rooms, nor did it have a cohesive design.
Jun 20, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Herman Miller and More Mid-Century Favorites
We spend our days scouring the Marketplace for gems you can’t find anywhere else. Buy and sell with over 200,000 neighbors that love quality home furnishings and good design. Who can resist one-stop shopping? Los Angeles-based seller Nate Dusaban has a corner stocked with home essentials and some of our favorite mid-century modern designers, just for a much better price than we’re used to seeing.
Jun 20, 2017