These Kitchens Are All Missing One Major Thing
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Nov 15, 2017
The Most Clever Solution for Storing Your Baking Sheets
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Nov 15, 2017
Savings Alert: IKEA Has a Coupon That’s Good Through the Holidays
If you’re planning to do any holiday shopping (for you or for someone else) at IKEA, we have some good news. The Swedish retailer has a coupon that’s good from now through December 24. If you’re part of IKEA Family, the retailer’s loyalty program, you can use a coupon for $25 off any purchase of $150 or more during a visit to your nearest store from now through Christmas Eve.
Nov 14, 2017
Before You Sweep, Do This to Your Dustpan to Keep Dirt In
Nothing about cleaning my house is quite as rage-inducing as sweeping the floors. Not because it’s difficult, or even particularly time-consuming, but because the dirt never really ever stays in the dustpan. Does it? That’s what I thought, at least, until a friend tipped me off on this stupid simple household tip. It’s so ridiculously easy and quick that you’ll feel silly for not having thought of it before. Here’s the tip: Just run the dustpan under water first.
Nov 14, 2017
14 Perfect Examples of Boutique-Worthy Wrapping Paper (at Drugstore Prices)
Because your loved ones deserve better than metallic cartoon snowmen.
Nov 14, 2017
The $25 Amazon Buy That Cuts Your Painting Time in Half
Painting is one of the least expensive ways to give your space a facelift. But it’s not exactly fun. It’s messy and time consuming especially if you have to do multiple coats — say goodbye to your weekend. Enter this $25 buy, which helps you tackle painting like the pros and shave significant time off the job.
Nov 14, 2017
These Are the Best Cities to Live In When You’re in Debt —and Here’s Why
Folks, I’m here with some revolutionary news. Eating well and exercising is the best way to get in shape, and the secret to paying off debt is having extra money. But as simple and, yes, obvious as those solutions are, they’re actually really tough to put into practice. So if you’re someone living with debt, and looking for a way to make “extra money” come easier, you may want to consider a move.
Nov 14, 2017
A New Study Found The State With the Most Package Thefts
With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general holiday shopping craziness around the corner, odds are you’ll be having more packages delivered than usual. And with the uptick in package deliveries, there may be a higher instance in package theft. And while having a package stolen can range from a minor irritation (enjoy those size 12 slippers, my guy) to a major, budget busting problem, it is never fun to have something stolen from you.
Nov 14, 2017
How IKEA Does Boho: Our Top 21 Decor Picks
The very essence of a bohemian lifestyle tends to go pretty firmly against big-brand commercialism, but if you’re more about the style and less about the ideals—and also looking for some cheap(ish) ways to round out your aesthetic—IKEA is, quite surprisingly, a great place to hunt. The brand’s minimal Swedish vibes might make you think eclectic decor is not to be found in the blue-and-yellow corridors of the retailer, but that’s where you’d be wrong.
Nov 14, 2017
You Can Now Search For Apartments on Facebook
If posting vacation photos and wincing at your uncle’s dubious political rants isn’t enough to keep you scrolling on Facebook 24/7, the social network hopes that hijacking your apartment hunt might do the trick. Last week, Facebook added a new apartment search feature to its Marketplace platform that allows users to browse and filter hundreds of thousands of rentals, including listings pulled from partner sites Apartment List and Zumper.
Nov 14, 2017
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3 Ideas for Easy, Fuss-Free Friendsgiving Decorating
Friendsgiving brings together two of the best things in life — food and friends — while leaving out one of the, er, more challenging (weird holiday family dynamics). When you celebrate Thanksgiving with the family you create yourself, you can do things up the way you want. Skip the cornucopias and go for easy-to-install decorations, along with a Command™ Brand toolkit that lets you get everything up (or down) in just a few minutes with no damage to walls.
Nov 14, 2017
The Most Design-Forward Holiday Cards for Showing Off Your Family, Home or Pets
It’s a well known fact that time accelerates between Halloween and New Years, so it’s imperative that you consider your holiday cards now, before the season passes you by in a champagne blur, and all you’re left with is a stack of empty Amazon boxes.
Nov 14, 2017
It’s Time to Purge Your Holiday Decor: Use Our Two Simple Rules to Declutter
Whether you crank up the Christmas music the second Halloween’s over, or you restrain yourself and stick to fall decor at least until Thanksgiving, now is the time of year that your bins of holiday decor have come down from the attic or out from under the guest beds. Rather than waiting until it’s time to put it all back and bemoaning the amount of stuff you have that, once again, you didn’t use, go through it now.
Nov 13, 2017
Actually Helpful Advice for Hosting in a Small Home
For many small space dwellers, the thought of entertaining over the holidays—inviting friends and family into a teeny amount of square feet—is plain daunting. Don’t let the challenge of hosting in a small home get in the way of your dinner party dreams this holiday season, though. Not only is entertaining in a small space possible, it can be downright pleasant! And these real small-space dwellers share their tips, advice, and lessons learned.
Nov 13, 2017
Why You Should Put a Cotton Ball in Your Trash Can
I’m trying to watch my waste. And we recycle a lot. So my trash can—it doesn’t get a lot of attention. An egg shell here, and some uneaten leftovers there. (I should probably start composting, I think.) It takes some time for my trash to get full, and in the meantime… it can kind of start to stink. I’ve heard a gentle sprinkle of baking soda into the can every once in a while can help, but the truth is, I need something more “set it and forget it.
Nov 13, 2017
The One Product That Seriously Boosted My Closet Space
For most small space dwellers, a tiny apartment usually translates to an equally compact closet—so finding extra storage space can be an uphill battle. Thankfully, there are still some affordable and foolproof ways to score some extra closet space at home—it just takes a little imagination.
Nov 13, 2017
Here’s What This Weekend’s New Moon Means For Your Home
With the Sun traveling through Scorpio this past month, and meeting up for a sparklingly potent New Moon on 11/18, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, dig into the trenches, and get ready for some serious purging. But this lunar energy lends the zodiac’s Phoenix sign a softer, sweeter edge. Let change feel like simply slipping off an old duvet cover. Easy, breezy, and ready for brand new dreams. Below, your sign-by-sign guide to both the stars and your interstellar interiors.
Nov 13, 2017
We Tried Updating An Old Appliance With Liquid Stainless Steel
Can this outdated, off-white relic of a stove be transformed into a sleek stainless steel beauty? When I learned about a product designed to replicate the look of stainless steel appliances, I was itching to see if it worked — it just seemed a little too good to be true. Could this paint make appliances blend in a little bit more, or maybe look a little less decrepit? Less almond at least? For this test, I bought Rust-Oleum’s Stainless Steel from Amazon which retails for about $30.
Nov 13, 2017
The $8 IKEA Find Every Messy Person Needs to Know About
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Nov 13, 2017
Is it a Bad Thing to Give Stores Your Zip Code When You’re Shopping?
While many of us do the bulk of our shopping online throughout the year, as we gear up for the holidays, it’s inevitable we will hit up some brick-and-mortar stores. When it comes time to check out at some of these retail stores, you might be surprised how many ask for personal information, particularly your ZIP code, in order to complete the transaction.
Nov 13, 2017
Why You Should Shop for Houses Outside Your Budget (Really!)
Shopping for a home — even if you’re just at the “looking at Zillow listings” stage — can be psychological warfare. It’s all too easy to get discouraged about what you can’t afford. And for Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, a reality check is exactly what she needed.
Nov 12, 2017
The Crazy Thing People Would Give Up for Cheaper Rent
When the rent is too damn high, there are a lot of resourceful things people will do and sacrifices they’ll make in order to make ends meet, from a diet of boxed mac n’ cheese for the perfect 2/2, to compromising on location. But would you go an entire year without sex?
Nov 12, 2017
Your Thanksgiving Essentials Checklist
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year you have likely (hopefully!) started mapping out your meal, making your grocery list and devising a game plan for getting it all cooked. But don’t forget about your tabletop. Not enough forks to go around? Awkward. Here’s a checklist of essentials for your table to look over. See if you’re prepared and, if not, I’ve suggested some of my favorites below.
Nov 11, 2017
This Sofa Converts to a Bunk Bed & Small Space Dwellers Rejoice
Along with our collective obsession with tiny homes, man caves, and she-sheds, bunk beds are having a moment — as a way to maximize small space living, yet still entertain or accommodate guests. And one Greek company’s new design for a pull-out couch that turns into bunk beds in just a matter of seconds is currently trending on Reddit, for good reason.
Nov 11, 2017
This New Company Wants to Bring You the Cleanest Water Ever
Just how clean is your drinking water, even after you put it through that Brita? According to one new German company with lofty goals to innovate water purification and provide safe, healthy drinking water to everyone, everywhere, even our filtered water hides some very dirty truths — and if the gif from their Kickstarter is to be believed, grody to the max, man.
Nov 11, 2017
From Morning to Night: 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude Today
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many people are starting to think about the things they’re thankful for. But sometimes—especially when things get stressful and you’re dealing with a major life change—it can be hard to get into the right frame of mind or even remember the things you’re grateful for.
Nov 11, 2017
These Ornaments of Insta-Famous Pets Raise Money for ASPCA
As it turns out, famous Instagram pets are good for much more than racking up likes and making us squee uncontrollably at the sight of their adorable faces. In collaboration with West Elm, several of the popular social media stars are putting forth their best poses in the name of spreading holiday cheer and charity. The popular home décor retailer recently launched a line of Christmas ornaments shaped like some of our favorite animals on Instagram.
Nov 11, 2017
Pantone’s Here To Light Up Your Life With Its New Collection
Apparently, the design gods want everyone to kick off the holiday season on a well-lit high note because Pantone has just released its first ever light collection. Created in collaboration with Danish company e3light, Pantone’s Light Collection offers five styles to choose from including the drop pendants, pendant lamps, lamp shades, the “Antares” floor lamp and the “Capella” table lamp.
Nov 11, 2017
Stunning International Homes That Make Us Want to Move, Immediately
Chances are, many of the Instagram accounts (and blogs) that you follow are from the United States. However, there’s a whole world of interior design waiting to inspire you, literally. Broadening your decor horizons helps refresh your eye, introduces you to new talent and bold new ideas. Take a look at some of the favorite spaces we’ve found in our internet travels.
Nov 11, 2017
Would You Use This Power Generating, Bacteria Covered Wallpaper?
What do you think of that wallpaper pattern? It’s got a fun ’70s vibe going on, kicky color combo, oh, and it’s made of bacteria. A team of scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge, and Central Saint Martins have developed a way to print bacteria (the good kind) on to paper, and here’s how it could benefit your home.
Nov 11, 2017
The Decorative Trick That Transformed How I Feel About My Bathroom
For the longest time, I thought there was only one solution for rugs in the bathroom: the traditional bath mat. I always struggled to find something I liked enough. Everything was either too fuzzy and nubby, or too bland in terms of design, as I like to add a punch of color via rugs in my all-beige bathroom to liven things up. That is, until I refreshed my space this past summer and went in a completely different direction. The “area rug as bath mat” concept is not a new one.
Nov 11, 2017
You’re In the Majority If You’ve Lied to Family To Get Out Of This Uncomfortable Holiday Situation
What’s a little white lie between family members? Perhaps you’ve told a fib to get out of a thing or two, especially during the often busy and stressful holiday season. Well, according to one survey, you’re not alone. According to a survey by INTEX, an air mattress company (so you know, grain of salt) 52% of U.S. adults stretch the truth in order to avoid staying with family members in “uncomfortable sleeping arrangements” over the holidays.
Nov 11, 2017
The 10 Commandments of a Clean & Happy Pantry
Be it a room, a cabinet or even just a drawer, your pantry deserves a little love.
Nov 11, 2017
Decorate Your Door With These Modern, Minimal DIY Wreaths
Wreaths are the first thing guests see when rolling up to your home during the holidays. Right over the knocker or right next to the doorbell, any of these modern DIY wreaths will be sure to welcome them with holiday spirit. (Above) Starting with a minimal take of the classic pine bough, this wreath seen on Ruffled incorporates dried flowers and pinecones to add familiar winter textures that are sure to be right at home over your welcome mat.
Nov 11, 2017
I’ve Found the Secret to Tackling My Most-Hated Chore
I don’t know about you, but my sense of time is pretty bad. Like “I’ll be ready in 5 minutes” is almost always a lie, bad. And when I call in a to-go order, I set an alarm because I will severely over-estimate how long “15 to 20 minutes” can be. It never seemed like too much of a problem — at least not with an impatient, loves-to-be-early type of husband in the house who regularly overestimates our travel time to surprise parties.
Nov 10, 2017
Take A Look at the World’s Coolest Library
When you walk into a library, you will typically see most people with their noses buried in a book or intently perusing the shelves for their next exciting literary find. But we can’t imagine anyone would be able to keep their heads down while sitting in this incredibly cool library in China. The Tianjin Bihan library, located in the Binhai Cultural District near Beijing, is probably the most accurate rendering of what a book heaven would look like in real life.
Nov 10, 2017
Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson Sell West Hollywood Contemporary For $5.8M
While longtime celebrity couple Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson may have parted ways romantically, their friendship and joint their real estate holdings remain as strong as ever — including the West Hollywood contemporary they built together in 2014. The hands-on couple of nearly a decade built the contemporary concrete, wood, and glass home together from the ground up in 2014, paying about $2.9 million for the corner lot property — which recently sold for $5.
Nov 10, 2017
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3 Ways to Wake Up Your At-Home Coffee Station
It's your first stop in the morning. Make it gorgeous.
Nov 10, 2017
This American Condo: Buy Ira Glass’s Chelsea Apartment for $1.75M
Eminent radio personality Ira Glass is on the move. The This American Life host has listed his Chelsea condo for a cool $1.75 million. 6sqft broke the news that the one bedroom has hit the market, roughly 14 months after Glass and his wife, Anaheed Alani, were sued by the condo board for “an infestation of bedbugs,” as well as other “unsanitary conditions” that led to rodents. Yikes.
Nov 9, 2017
The Millennials Living at Home Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank
Millennials can’t do anything without there being some sort of stigma attached—they’ve been accused of killing everything from chain restaurants to doorbells, and they’re constantly being labeled lazy and wasteful, despite countless studies proving that that’s not necessarily the case.
Nov 9, 2017
This NYC Penthouse For Sale is a Book Lover’s Dream
Let’s play a game: what sort of Faustian bargain would you make to never run out of bookshelf space again? Fortunately enough, we can hang on to our souls/first born/etc etc and just invest in this New York penthouse that has built-in bookshelves everywhere. If you have several million dollars, that is. Even without the incredible, sprawling bookshelf situation, this apartment is pretty impressive.
Nov 9, 2017
Buying a Home at the End of the Year Can Really Pay Off (in Actual Dollars) — Here’s How
‘Tis the season to be house hunting. Yep, you heard us right; if you’re looking to score a deal on your dream home, the end of the year is a great time to do it. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Who would want to trek to open houses in 20-degree weather when you could be curled up by the fireplace at home?” And the answer would be: People who really, really want to get a good deal.
Nov 9, 2017
Before & After: A Perfectly Nice Kitchen Gets Unbelievably Better
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Nov 9, 2017
Nordstrom’s Home Sale Is Up to 50% Off
Big sale news from Nordstrom today; the luxe department store has a selection of home items that are up 50 percent off. Here’s what we’re loving. The sale applies to nearly 1,000 items, including bedding, pillows, throws, kitchenware, barware, and art, in case you’re itching to do some sprucing up around the house before holiday entertaining season starts.
Nov 9, 2017
These Guys Built a Bed From 7 Sheets of Plywood, and The Video Is So Relaxing
We spotted this DIY plywood bed over on Reddit, and while the design is cool, the video for it is even better. Even if you’re allergic to projects and have no intention of ever building your own bed from scratch, the video is so relaxing, it’s worth a watch. Spotted over on /r/DIY, the project comes from Chris Salamone of FourEyes Furniture and Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop.
Nov 9, 2017