These Are the Healthiest Cities in the U.S.
What it means to be healthy is varied and subjective, but where you live can contribute to your overall wellbeing. According to a new report published by wellness app Mindbody, some cities are serious #goals.
Feb 3, 2020
10 Sweet and Simple DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas
These easy projects will fill your home with a whole lot of love.
Feb 3, 2020
This New HGTV Show Challenges People to Build a Dream Home in Just 100 Days
We’re already stress sweating in the best way possible.
Feb 3, 2020
Beautifully Organized: Family Rooms
A family room is the workhorse of the home: television, playtime, conversation, games, relaxing. It’s the room that has to handle it all. Here are some examples of rooms that manage not only to accommodate all those activities, but also to do it beautifully. TOP ROW: 1. Chris Colleen’s Small, Hip Family Home: Here, instruments on the wall are ready-at-hand and decorative.
Feb 3, 2020
Quick Tip #41: How to Clean & Polish Stainless Steel
Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We’re sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today’s helpful hint, and links to tons more… Use OLIVE OIL! Before buff and polish, take a few minutes and clean your sinks, fixtures or furniture with whatever dish soap you have laying around.
Feb 3, 2020
The Crazy Easy (and Effective!) Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
Do you ever have a lightbulb moment and simultaneously feel totally, smugly proud of yourself for thinking of it and really dumb for not thinking of it sooner? Yeah, well that’s how I felt about this cleaning tip that will — seriously — revolutionize your stainless steel cleaning routine. I’ve been using oil to polish my stainless steel appliances for a while now.
Feb 3, 2020
A 248-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Basically All Windows (& Seriously Dreamy Views)
Monique and partner Aswan designed and built this tiny house themselves over eight months.
Feb 3, 2020
17 Smart and Beautiful Ways to Organize Your Kitchen Shelves & Cabinets
Here are some of the sharpest ideas for arranging your kitchen—straight from real homes.
Feb 3, 2020
This $10 Amazon Buy Is a Cheap Way to Safely Change Your Locks
Rest easy in your new home.
Feb 3, 2020
Wonder How Bobby Berk Finishes Those “Queer Eye” Makeovers in Three Days? Two Words: Secret Warehouse
We got a glimpse into how this seemingly impossible 72-hour task is possible.
Feb 3, 2020
AT on Cleaning Your Housekeys
This didn’t start as a post. It started yesterday because we spilled coffee all over our keys as we were trying to get into the office (bad coffee lid) and the resulting mess was so unpleasant we took the whole key bundle to the bathroom for a cleaning.As we considered putting all the keys under the water, our first thought was that we shouldn’t do it. Somehow, keys in our mind were associated with all sorts of things that shouldn’t get wet, like batteries, a wallet or a watch.
Feb 3, 2020
6 Cleaning Mistakes that Could Ruin Your Phone (and Other Electronics)
It's better to be dirty than useless. Some cleaning methods can permanently damage your device, or maybe even render it unusable.
Feb 3, 2020
5 Ways to Clean Your Keyboard
My mom recently purchased an iMac &mdash her first and only Apple product. She had a Dell laptop and was a little worried about a keyboard and mouse (they weren’t included in the purchase). She called to ask how much a keyboard and mouse would cost and I offered to send her our Apple white USB keyboard and mouse. There was only one problem..
Feb 3, 2020
Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season: Clean Your Keyboards
We all know by now the potential our keyboards have to become cesspools, so we’ll skip the gross-out statistics and just say you should be cleaning your keyboard often. Once each month is a good solid goal to start with, increasing the number of cleanings during cold and flu season or if you work in an office/share keys with other members of your household.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Clean Hardwood Floors with Black Tea
It’s warm and soothing for your body, but did you know you can also use black tea to clean your hardwood floors? Tannins in the tea add a light, warm “stain” and help to bring out the wood’s natural warm tones. In addition to it’s beautifying qualities, black tea derived from the Camellia sinensis plant contain polyphenolic compounds that prevent microbial growth.
Feb 3, 2020
There’s a Wrong Way to Refinish Floors and Then There’s This Way
I learned this one the hard way.
Feb 3, 2020
How To: Install Hardwood Floors
We sure do love the clean look of hardwood floors and have covered hardwood flooring throughout AT. Since this is do-it-yourself month at Apartment Therapy, we thought we’d do some research on this more advanced project. We found an 8-step process on how to place this pretty accent in a room but still wonder…is this an easy DIY or is it easier to bring in a professional?Ok, AT, have any of you tackled hardwood floor installation on your own?
Feb 3, 2020
8 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Okay, we’ve tackled the best ways to clean laminate, tile, and carpeted floors, and now it’s time for the [my] holy grail of flooring: hardwood. Maybe you have gorgeous hardwood floors that you’d like to pass on to your great-grandchildren, or you want to pay the proper respect to the trees that gave their lives, or perhaps you just want shiny, shiny floors; in any case, read on… Here is some of the best advice from around the web for keeping your hardwoods happy.
Feb 3, 2020
8 Brilliant Decorating Ideas to Steal from Places that Get Really, Really Cold in Winter
It's still winter, so here's how to deal, according to people who live in in really chilly places—like Chicago, Minnesota, and Quebec.
Feb 3, 2020
How Not to Kill Your Houseplants, According to Botanists
These professionals know what they're talking about.
Feb 3, 2020
6 Tips for Buying Plants You Won’t Kill, According to This Author and Plant Store Pro
Shopping for plants (and learning how to care for them) can be overwhelming even for the most experienced plant parents.
Feb 3, 2020
Behold, I Found the Best Alternative to Those Single-Use Makeup Remover Pads
And they're less than $15 for a pack of 20!
Feb 3, 2020
Try This 4-Step Guide to Improve Your Restless Winter Sleep
You'd think with all the nesting you'd be sleeping like a baby during the winter season. Not so.
Feb 3, 2020
This Is Definitely the Cheeriest Tiny House of All Time
It's full of pops of color, energetic patterns, cute organizing ideas, and a great vibe... and all in just 145 square feet!
Feb 3, 2020
This $70 IKEA Nightstand is What Your Bedroom is Missing
Run—don't walk—to IKEA!
Feb 3, 2020
Before & After: This Once-Generic Room Is Unrecognizable After a Makeover
DIY millwork and a fresh coat of paint have COMPLETELY transformed this generic room.
Feb 3, 2020
A Valentine to Home: A February Letter from the Editor
The other night, an overloaded drawer pulled right off the tracks as I was opening it. I told my husband, John, that we had to finally declutter and clean the whole thing before putting it back into place. It was almost midnight, but I knew that if I put it off I wouldn’t get back around to this particular project for months at least. This is our “electronics” drawer, which means it’s half full of old orphan cords.
Feb 3, 2020
We're Not Sure What's Sexier in This Bungalow, the Sofa or the Kitchen Cabinets
Originally built in the 1970s, this 826-square-foot bungalow has been completely remodeled by an avid DIYer!
Feb 3, 2020
Meet Pink Noise, The Sleep Aid That Might Be More Effective Than White Noise
Pink noise is making literal waves.
Feb 3, 2020
This $18 IKEA Item Moved with Me Over 16 Times—And Still Looked Like New
It's so versatile and so cute.
Feb 3, 2020
I Think February is Actually the Best Month to Declutter—For 2 Good Reasons
By the end of January, I've scooted all the obvious excess from the house. But this is when the real decluttering begins.
Feb 3, 2020