Why I Will Never Switch to an Open Kitchen
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Dec 4, 2017
Never (Ever!) Say This Word to Guests in Your Home
From Apartment Therapy → Never (Ever!
Dec 4, 2017
The Paper-Free Gift Wrapping Technique You Need to Try This Year
I did not grow up in a house that delicately opened gifts on Christmas morning. My mother did not collect all the intact gift wrap, fold it carefully and stash it away for another use. We were savages that ripped open presents with abandon. The more shreds I could get out of each box, the longer the unwrapping lasted, which made me a happier child. (My mother did, however, always save gift boxes—the kind you put shirts and pajama sets in—as well as gift bags because she was no fool.
Dec 4, 2017
Marie Kondo’s New Show Is Coming To Netflix
Update: We now know more about Marie Kondo’s upcoming TV show. The Hollywood Reporter announced Wednesday that the eight episode season will air globally on Netflix. The as yet untitled series “will focus on Kondo as she guides people who, as Netflix describes them, are at a crossroads to spark joy in their homes, transforming their lives in emotional and surprising ways.
Dec 4, 2017
These Ultra Trendy Tiles Have Taken Homes by Storm
There are so many beautiful flooring options out there. One that I’m particularly excited about is wood-look tiles. While still achieving the warm tone that real wood brings to a space, wood-look tiles are made from porcelain that can stand up to moisture in any room in the house. From kitchens to living rooms, bathrooms and beyond, these trendy tiles are a hardy option that will not only look fantastic, but will be able to withstand daily wear and tear for years to come.
Dec 4, 2017
This Unexpected Way to Clean a Burned Pan Is Ridiculously Simple
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Dec 4, 2017
Need an Escape? There’s a (Tiny, Rotating) Backyard Pod for That
Not everyone is cut out to be a permanent member of tiny house club. However, the thought of being holed up in one of these cozy rotating “Escape Pods” makes minimalist living that much easier to embrace. The diminutive, dome-shaped retreats created by collaborators Dominic Ash and Jeremy Fitter can serve as office space, a meditative hideaway or a remote hangout spot for those moments when you need to recharge with a super low-key getaway.
Dec 3, 2017
This Newly Renovated House is Only Eleven Feet Wide
The owners of this home, an architect and an interior designer, were faced with the dilemma that eventually confronts most parents in New York: whether to leave the city for a home with more space somewhere else. With two growing children, their two-bedroom, 1,000 square foot rowhouse was starting to feel a little cramped. But they loved their Brooklyn neighborhood and hated the idea of leaving, so they decided to remodel instead of looking for a home elsewhere.
Dec 3, 2017
Brilliant Gifts Under $20 When a Card Just Isn’t Enough
When it comes to close friends and family, buying gifts is often a lot easier. You know them, and you’re probably willing to spend a little more (not just money, but time and effort) to get them a gift that they’ll really love. But for everyone else on your list—when a card just doesn’t feel like enough on its own—there are small things you can do that they’ll definitely appreciate.
Dec 2, 2017
7 Cozy Yet Modern Cabins That’ll Make You Want to Run Away From the City
Can cabins be modern? Most cabin decor I’ve seen definitely leans more towards the country-cute side of the spectrum, but this doesn’t mean that lovers of both modern design and cozy, rustic homes are out of luck. I’ve scoured the internet for examples of cozy cabins that are still modern and stylish, to inspire your next winter getaway, or just give you warm vibes on a cold day.
Dec 2, 2017
Before & After: A Kitchen Goes from Beige to Bright
This kitchen had so much going for it—high, wainscoted ceilings, gorgeous black countertops, tons of cabinet space—but it needed a little something. Does that something involve pineapples? Perhaps… This renovation by change & co is one of the few Before & After projects we’ve seen recently in which so many of the original elements have been retained. The countertops, faucet, and fridge are all the same, and the cabinetry and island were simply repainted.
Dec 2, 2017
Here’s Your Reminder That You Should Never Plug A Space Heater Into a Power Strip
The temperatures are starting to drop, and if your home is a bit drafty, chances are there’s a space heater making its seasonal return from the depths of the closet. Though before you plug it in, one fire department has an important reminder on how to safely operate the units. “The weather is getting colder, and people are pulling out their space heaters,” the fire department shared in a Facebook post.
Dec 2, 2017
This Weekend: Get Rid of These 10 Things In Your Kitchen Right Now
A kitchen that’s crammed with things is not efficient. If your cabinets are stuffed to the gills with items that you have to dig through to unearth the mixing bowl — and then, ugh, you have to put it all back before you’re even able to cook, you probably dread cooking. This weekend, edit what’s in your kitchen so you can chop, saute, and bake all week (and beyond!) with everything you need, from carrots to the pepper shaker, right at your fingertips.
Dec 2, 2017
Give the Gift of Booze (But Not Before Zhushing Up Your Bottles)
If you’re giving the gift of a bottle of something delicious—wine, beer, homemade syrup, fancy sparkling water—consider sprucing it up with a bit of handmade cheer. These 10 projects range from the classic Wrapped-In-A-Tea-Towel to the delightfully unnecessary Transformed-Into-A-Pineapple… These are so unbelievably gorgeous. You could wrap a case-worth of bottles and use them as decorations until it’s time to give each one away.
Dec 2, 2017
These Empathy Cards Are For Anyone Having a Tough Year During the Holidays
Where’s the holiday card for, “I’m sorry your cat died” or “it really sucks to be sick when everyone is celebrating”? When a regular greeting card won’t do, we found some empathetic ways to say, “I’m here for you,” courtesy of Option B. Option B is a non-profit organization started by Sheryl Sandberg that’s meant to help build resistance in the face of adversity, such as grief, discrimination, or assault.
Dec 1, 2017
These Are the Most Instagrammed Places of 2017
800 million people use Instagram to share pictures of their friends, food and vacations. The popular app just released their end of year data, and it’s a fun look into where people are ‘gramming, who they followed, and what filters they slapped onto their photos. New York slides into the top place for most Instagrammed location.
Dec 1, 2017
This Decluttering Pro’s 10-Percent Method Will Help You Pare Down Guiltlessly
Here’s the thing about stuff—even when we don’t need it, it’s easy to become attached to it, assign meaning to it or feel guilt about getting rid of it. Gifts from loved ones or an expensive purchase you regret but can’t return can weigh you and your home down. So, what do you do when you feel like you can’t part with anything you own—even when you have multiples that you don’t need?
Dec 1, 2017
Reddit’s Vacuum Expert is Back With More Don’t-Waste-Your-Money Tips
Way back in the historic year of our lord two thousand and thirteen, a lowly vacuum repair technician popped into Reddit’s “Ask me Anything” forum to answer the community’s burning vacuum-related questions. Boring setup isn’t it? Vacuum expert on an internet message board. But user touchmyfuckingcoffee‘s candor — the man has seen a lot of broken vacuums — and impressive expertise that day became something of Reddit legend.
Dec 1, 2017
My Home Went Viral For The Wrong Reasons—Here’s What That’s Like
After photos of Carrie’s home went viral, we asked her to share her feelings about it. The following has been edited for length and clarity. Think about some of the comments you’ve heard while touring people through your home. Chances are good that guests have said things like, “Oh, I love your art collection,” “That sofa is amazing,” or “Your home is so cozy and bright!
Dec 1, 2017
This Unfolding Tiny House Can Be Built In Just 6 Hours
Here’s a real estate reprieve for homeowners who’ve been to hell and back with foundation problems: an unfolding modular house. Italian architect Renato Vidal partnered with Area Legno to manufacture “M.A.DI,” a tiny home that makes putting down your roots infinitely easier. For starters, the small, eco-friendly modular homes can be temporarily erected without a foundation, but a screw pile anchoring system can be utilized if needed.
Dec 1, 2017
Low-Stress Holidays: The Art of the Gift Basket
Make life easier and give everyone the same thing!
Dec 1, 2017
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That Friend Who’s Always Losing Things? We Found Their Gift
Even the littlest gifts can be thoughtful and memorable. Take Tile, the tiny Bluetooth tracker that makes it easy to find everything that matters. It’s a great gift for anyone who ever loses anything (i.e., all of us). You attach it to the thing you’ll misplace (before you misplace it); then when it’s lost, use your phone to either make Tile ring or to locate it in the app. So really, gifting someone a Tile is like gifting them the thing they won’t have to replace later.
Dec 1, 2017
In the #MeToo Moment, The Wing is the Women-Only Club We Need
In 2016, Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan came together to create a co-working space with an unusual mission. Inspired by the women’s clubs that flourished in early 20th century New York, they imagined a space that would cater exclusively to women. Thus was born The Wing, an organization that is part co-working space, part social club, and all female.
Dec 1, 2017
These Are the Cult Favorite Brands that Offer Lifetime Warranties on Everything
If you, like me, feel serious shopping stress whenever you need to make a purchase, you probably make it a point to shop at stores that have easy or extended return policies. But some brands go above and beyond making returns a more simple, happier process—they back their products for life. As in, if you buy something from them, you never have to worry about shopping for that item ever again, because they’ll repair or replace it forever.
Dec 1, 2017
These Holiday Movies Are Decorating Goals!
These Holiday Movies Are Decorating Goals!
Dec 1, 2017