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Surprise Storage Hacks That Actually Look Good, Too
We’re so used to shopping for furniture room-by-room that it’s hard to think outside the box when it comes to clever ways to create more storage and deciding what to put where. But sometimes, putting furniture in the “wrong” room turns out to be just the right way to get organized. If you’re starting to pre-plan your fall reorganization strategy, this may be just the new way of thinking that makes it all click.
Jun 28, 2017
A (Formerly Neglected) Modern Cabin in the Woods of Washington
Name: Amanda, her wife Courtney and their daughter Location: Stevenson, Washington The basics: 10 months, owned — 1,800 square feet Amanda and Courtney took a chance on a cabin in the woods that was in not-so-great shape. Their hard work and leap of faith paid off in dividends, their cabin is full of the kind of rustic charm that city folks spend their days daydreaming about on the subway.
Jun 28, 2017
Guess What? Bed Bath & Beyond Also Sells Some Stylish Furniture
When you’re on the hunt for a new blender, or drawer organizers, or that bacon bowl maker you saw on TV, you grab your expired 20% off coupons, and you head on over to Bed Bath & Beyond. The big box store is a sure bet for sheets, towels, and humidifiers, but it’s not necessarily the first place you think of if you’re on the hunt for a new coffee or sofa. Well, this post is about to change your mind about all of that, because guess what?
Jun 28, 2017
Time it Right: Here’s What the Transition from Renting to Owning a Home Looks Like (and Costs)
There is so much that’s confusing about the home buying process as a first-timer, and all I can really do (beyond writing articles like this one) is absolutely promise that an attentive real estate agent and a knowledgeable mortgage broker will be your lifelines. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about earnest payments, escrow and amortization in that month or so it takes to close. Definitely more than you paid attention to in college accounting, I’ll tell you that much.
Jun 28, 2017
12 Top-Rated Vacuums (That Are Cheaper than a Dyson)
A low price point doesn't always mean low quality—in fact, some of the least expensive vacuums out there are among the highest rated.
Jun 28, 2017
This Is Not a Drill: Your Favorite HGTV Shows Are Now Streaming on Hulu
HGTV fans, rejoice! The home and garden network’s most popular shows are now streaming on Hulu, just six months after they left Netflix. This is big news, since Scripps (who owns HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Food Network, and Cooking Channel) cut ties with Netflix at the end of 2016, meaning all our fave home and garden shows started to disappear from the site. The two companies first inked a deal in 2014, when eleven shows began streaming on the platform.
Jun 28, 2017
Forget Avocado Toast: Here’s How Long It Takes Millennials to Save for a Down Payment
Contrary to what some might believe, avocado toast isn’t what’s keeping Millennials from buying houses—rather, a shortage of affordable homes is stopping prospective homebuyers from their purchasing dreams, no doubt combined with things like student debt (according to Forbes, more than 44 million people face a total of $1.3 trillion of student debt, more than any other kind of debt, outside of mortgages).
Jun 28, 2017
You Can Order IKEA on Amazon (But It’ll Cost You)
While IKEA isn’t officially selling on Amazon, it is still possible to Prime ship some of their products. Earlier this month, IKEA announced that it’s going to start selling its products on websites other than its own beginning in 2018, with Amazon and Alibaba likely candidates. Shortly after, people started to notice a ton of IKEA items on Amazon, causing much of the internet to think that IKEA surprised us all and started early. Sorry, but that’s not the case.
Jun 28, 2017
Before & After: A Basic-Guy-Style Bedroom Goes Simple Scandi-Chic
Martin’s bedroom certainly wasn’t terrible, but it lacked a sort of grown-up style and sense of personal taste. Enter some sophisticated vintage-style items and an excellent use of white, and you have a calm and cool bedroom, with a bit of a scandi-simple-chic vibe. From Martin: The walls in my room were painted in a less than stellar eggshell paint. The previous tenant set up the room with mismatched drapes, dark furniture, and left it very unkept.
Jun 28, 2017
This Is the Sweet Amazon Prime Deal You Had No Idea Existed
(Image credit: Jonathan Weiss) shutterstock From Kitchn → The Sweet Amazon Prime Deal You Had No Idea Existed null
Jun 28, 2017
Do These Cheaper, Generic Magic Erasers Work Against Mighty Mr. Clean? We Tested.
From Apartment Therapy → We Put These Cheaper, Generic Magic Erasers to the Test Against Mighty Mr.
Jun 28, 2017
Before & After: A Small Brooklyn Apartment Gets a Sweet Makeover
Designer Linda Cava’s Brooklyn home is one of those weird studio/not quite studio apartments that can throw even a seasoned decorator for a loop. The apartment has three main spaces — an open foyer, a large room that needed to be her living room, bedroom and office rolled into one and a tiny kitchen she wanted to modernize. Let’s see how she tackled each of these spaces to suit her needs and her style.
Jun 28, 2017