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B&A: A Built-In Bench Majorly Upgraded One Family's Entryway for Under $500
HOME PROJECTS
This built-in project helps keep a family of five highly organized.
Oct 30, 2022
B&A: A Small 1940s Kitchen Gets a Smart New Layout and a Fresh Look to Match
HOME PROJECTS
"Gosh, it's so hard to pick one thing that I love most," this homeowner says of the after. "I just love how the space feels. It is calming, bright, modern, minimal, and it makes me happy every time I walk into it."
Oct 29, 2022
Before & After: A Tiny Office Becomes a Sweet Nursery Built Around IKEA's KALLAX
And the prettiest robin's egg blue paint color.
Oct 29, 2022
This Super Simple 2-Ingredient Charcoal Face Mask is a Skin Saver
Activated charcoal and aloe are the two darlings of the beauty world right now, showing up in drugstore products, high-end cleansers and DIY recipes alike. This homemade face mask recipe combines the two star ingredients into the simplest skin detox around. Remember those blackhead-removing strips that were so fun as a teen? Consider this their trendy, grown-up cousin. So, what is activated charcoal, anyway?
Oct 15, 2022
I Replaced All the Ugly Ceiling Lights in My Rental Apartment for Under $120
And it's easier than you think.
Sep 13, 2022
Durable Dekton Countertops Are Taking On Quartz
But which is better?
Sep 9, 2022
With a Moss-Covered Panel, July Is Once Again Revolutionizing the AC Industry
July's previous AC products have had 30,000 people-long wait lists.
Jul 31, 2022
Run To Trader Joe’s To Pick Up These New “Pool Float” Planters
That plant shelf is probably pretty full already, but there’s always room for just one more.
Jul 17, 2022
5 Practical Decor Items Tia Mowry Can't Live Without
A tour of the actress's home is a showcase of comfort and family.
May 24, 2022
Aldi’s Fan-Favorite Accent Cabinet Has Returned to Stores
Run, don't walk.
Apr 16, 2022
Clare Paint Is Holding Its First Spring Sale Ever — Just in Time for a Spring Refresh
Score beautiful, eco-friendly, low-odor paint for a steal.
Apr 7, 2022
How This Adjustable Bed Became an Easy IKEA Hack
Now I sleep so much better.
Mar 17, 2022
This $14 Amazon Frame Is One of My Most Luxe-Looking Desk Accents
Small but mighty, it's one of my favorite home purchases to date.
Mar 4, 2022
These Stylish Covers Will Add a Pop of Color to Your Air Conditioner Unit
The covers have been designed in collaboration with celeb-loved furniture designer Sophie Collé.
Feb 5, 2022
Aldi Is Selling Diffusers That Look Like Succulent Planters
Lift your mood and improve your aesthetic all at the same time.
Feb 2, 2022
Amazon Shoppers Swear By This $10 Draft Stopper to Keep Out the Winter Chill
Keep the winter chill out for good.
Dec 17, 2021
6 Times CB2's Stairway Bookcase Stole the Show in Rooms All Around the House
Bookcases aren't just for living rooms!
Dec 17, 2021
The 10 Best Draft Stoppers to Keep Coziness High and Energy Bills Low This Winter
Doors, windows, garages, fireplaces — you name it, we've got a way to keep the cold out.
Dec 2, 2021
Sur la Table’s Warehouse Sale Has Ridiculously Good Deals on Staub Cookware Right Now
Cozy season is here, and with that comes all the best kinds of cooking opportunities (IMHO). From rich, braised meats and hearty stews to soul-filling chili and baked mac and cheese, nothing hits you right in the feels quite like fall cooking. Luckily for all us home chefs, fall also ushers in some of the best cookware deals of the year, making this the time to splurge on those heavyweights you’ve had your eye on for months.Case in point?
Sep 24, 2021
These Stylish Floating Shelves Add Storage Without Taking Up a Ton of Space
Not only do floating shelves free up precious floor space (especially when several are hung together), but they serve as a pretty focal point in a room, too.
Sep 22, 2021
The Small but Mighty Space Heater That Doesn’t Take Up Any Floor Space
Just plug it in and prepare for warm and toasty vibes.
Sep 10, 2021
Your Best Sleep Ever: We Snooze-Tested Amazon’s Top 5 Best-Selling Pillows…And Discovered the Perfect Pillow for All Types of Sleepers
In an effort to help you catch more Zzzz, we rounded up three types of sleepers—back, side, stomach—to test the five best-selling pillows on Amazon. Here's what they thought.
Jul 21, 2021
5 Things I Learned After Installing My First-Ever Bidet
Bidet novice? I was, too. Here's what I learned.
Jun 30, 2021
This Designer Transformed a Classic BILLY Bookcase Into a Chic Rattan Cabinet
It definitely doesn't look like a BILLY anymore.
Jun 20, 2021
The Best Dehumidifiers to Buy Right Now for Every Budget
They fight mold, reduce allergens, and can help you get through that heatwave.
Jun 7, 2021
One Designer Created a Stunning $40 DIY Light Fixture Using an Unexpected Amazon Find
It looks “amazing” from every angle.
Jun 1, 2021
I Finally Found a Dreamy Scalloped Wicker Table That Doesn't Break the Bank
One writer scored this sophisticated piece in an unexpected place.
May 24, 2021
8 Stylish Portable Air Conditioners and Fans to Help You Beat the Heat On the Go
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Stay cool — no matter where you are.
May 21, 2021
Lowe’s Launched a New Expert-Curated Guide to Innovative Home Products
Introducing The Lowe's List For Innovation, a curated guide to the most innovative home products available in-stores and online.
May 15, 2021
This Is My Secret Source for Buying Coffee Table Books on the Cheap
It's not Amazon, either!
May 7, 2021
This Acrylic Side Table Is Trending on TikTok — And You Can Get on Amazon
What’s groovy, multi-purpose, and looks more like modern art than a standard catch-all for your bits and bobs? This side table that is currently popping off on TikTok.
May 2, 2021
10 Boho-Chic Dog Beds to Keep Your Pup Chilling in Style
Shopping
From bold patterns to fluffy textures —and, of course, rattan.
Apr 26, 2021
This Viral $5 Target Wall Decor Is Hiding in an Unexpected Spot
Keep your eyes peeled on your next Target run.
Mar 25, 2021
Hang Out in Style with These 9 Chic Hanging Chairs
Add a touch of boho flair to your home today.
Mar 24, 2021
IKEA Now Has “Disassembly Instructions” to Make Your Moves Easier
Break out the allen wrench.
Feb 23, 2021
4 Under Counter Lighting Solutions That’ll Brighten Up Your Kitchen in Minutes
Shopping
This lighting fix is a dream for renters (and homeowners!).
Feb 22, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Bidet
Ready to give one a go? Start here.
Feb 19, 2021
These Build-It-Yourself Paper Toy Kits Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
Build some teeny tiny furniture and houses with Cardkits.
Jan 17, 2021
This Hanging Macrame Hammock is Purrfect For Your Free-Spirited Cat
Amazon's cat hammock will delight pet parents.
Dec 13, 2020
10 Beginner Supplies (Under $35) to Get if You Want to Start Painting as a Hobby
I’ve tested tons of products, turned the pages of many art books, and tried out lots of different supplies. Here are the beginner tools I think are worth buying, for adults or kids, if you want to try your hand at painting.
Nov 23, 2020
11 Electrical Upgrades Everyone's Asking for Right Now, According to Pros
These are the top requests in 2020.
Oct 22, 2020
9 Clever Hacks Hidden in IKEA's 2021 Catalog
Add these to your must-hack list.
Oct 20, 2020
6 Secrets to Finding Vintage Treasures Online, According to Furniture Flippers
You don't have to risk a trip to the flea market to find great deals.
Oct 19, 2020
Under $300: 13 Cute, Chic (& Cheap!) Coffee Tables
When you’re working with a tight budget, deciding against a coffee table seems like an easy way to save a grand. And yet, no living room feels complete without one (I mean, does anyone really want to set their mug down on the floor?). After searching some of our favorite sources, we found that this finishing touch can be surprisingly affordable—and the 13 options that follow will anchor the room for less than $300.
Jul 17, 2020
Record Scratch: Crosley Debuts a Star Wars-Themed Turntable
Star Wars fans, if you’re still shook from The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Friday, allow me to continue to make your week. Crosley Radio, makers of the candy colored record players that pop up in many a styled living space on this here site, have debuted their newest design: A Star Wars emblazoned turntable, in honor of the franchise’s 40th anniversary.
Jul 17, 2020
Amazon Just Launched Virtual Crafting Classes So You Can Learn a New Skill This Summer
Use this summer to master a new skill.
Jul 17, 2020
4 Sources for Architectural Salvage in Chicago
Architectural salvage shops are increasingly popular destinations for designers, collectors, and remodelers, and for the home decorator looking for unique furnishings, there’s no better place to start a search. In part, salvage stores hold such wide appeal because the items there carry the forgotten tales of the past, and invite collectors to imagine creative reuse ideas.
Jul 17, 2020
Emily Henderson’s Flea Market Finds Are On Chairish Right Now
If you’re a fervent follower of Emily Henderson on social media like we are, you probably already know she was just in Round Top, Texas for the town’s massive flea market. The designer and blogger was in the Lone Star State snagging items for herself, for clients, and also for vintage resale site Chairish, where you can take your pick of specially chosen pieces from the show, starting today.
Jul 17, 2020
DwellStudio’s New Collection at Staples Is Here to Pretty Up Your Desk
If there’s one thing that makes work more fun, it’s new office supplies. We normally save our pen and notebook binges for September (back to school vibes forever), but we might have to make an exception for DwellStudio’s new collection that’s launching this month at Staples.
Jul 17, 2020
5 of the Most Underrated Things at Costco
Costco’s vast selection of items has been well-documented, and anyone who’s a fan of the discount megastore knows it sells more than half-gallon tubs of mayo and toilet paper in bulk. While some of its more… unusual… offerings (think: caskets) get lots of attention from media outlets, the store stocks a whole host of housewares and home improvement items that rival what you’d find in a Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Jul 17, 2020
Looking For Fish Scale Tiles? Where to Find Our Favorites
Fish scale tiles (also know as fan tiles or scallop tiles) are one of our favorite shapes right now, so we’ve rounded up a list of sources for these beauties. Whether you’re looking for tile for your floor or your walls, terra cotta tile or marble tile or glass tile or cement tile, we’ve got something here for you.
Jul 16, 2020
Cozy, Cute and Cuddly: The Best Dog Beds for Your Pup
Your dog probably rates your lap as the number one sleep spot, but when that’s not an option, these comfy beds would probably come in as a close second. Before you take your pick, consider your dog’s size, sleep preferences, and any health concerns. An older dog may prefer a firm mattress, while an anxious pup may want a comforting cocoon to nestle into.
Jul 16, 2020
Beautiful and Versatile: The Best Console Tables
The console table is, in our opinion, a wonderfully versatile and underrated piece of furniture. It’s perfect for an entryway, but equally useful as a side table in a hallway or living room. Not only do these pieces offer a convenient place to drop your keys and mail when you walk in the door, but they’re also stylish enough to make the entire room. The narrowest option on the list, measuring only seven inches deep, this console table is sized for small spaces.
Jul 15, 2020
The 6 Best Water Filter Solutions I’ve Tested
Since starting Apartment Therapy, I’ve always felt it’s good to do everything you can to make your home comfortable and clean (in as little time as possible), and that air and water quality were fundamental. Living in New York City, I’ve never had a problem with the water, but when I started to drink cold filtered water I loved the difference. Particularly when making coffee or tea, filtered water really seemed to improve the taste. Years later, this is what I’ve learned.
Jul 15, 2020
Review: Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress
Bed: Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress Manufacturer: Zenhaven by Saatva Retail Price: From $1,299 My Year In Bed (YIB) rolled on this past August as I was absolutely unable to sleep while staying at my mother’s house for a week with my daughter. In fact, the twin beds we were both sleeping on were so old and so uncomfortable (you can see the old 70’s Sacrolign mattresses below) that I called my friends at Saatva, who had been wanting me to test their new all-natural latex mattress.
Jul 15, 2020
Review: Loom & Leaf Memory Foam Bed
Bed: Loom & Leaf Memory Foam Bed Manufacturer: Saatva Retail Price: $999 My Year In Bed (YIB) just keeps going as I keep getting requests to try more mattresses. This one is also from a new company, Saatva, who has just launched a new brand, Loom & Leaf, a line of memory foam mattresses to pair with their traditional spring models. While not a big fan of memory foam in general, I found this bed very comfortable and not at all the “sink into it and get stuck” type of foam bed.
Jul 15, 2020
Review: The Hastens Excelsior II
Bed: Excelsior II with BJX Mattress Top Manufacturer: Hastens Retail Price: $13,350 I just received a new bed to test for October, so it’s time to weigh in on the bed I tested for the whole month of September — the Hastens. My nutshell review: awesome bed, awesomely expensive. I LOVE this bed for two reasons: 1. I sink into it wonderfully and sleep really well and 2. it has zero smells or textures that are toxic or off-putting. Ten beds to go.
Jul 15, 2020
This Stylish $40 Foldable Camping Table is My Best Amazon Purchase of All Time
And it weighs less than a big umbrella!
Jun 23, 2020
10 Drying Racks to Spare Your Clothes and Save Energy on Laundry Day
We found stylish and effective options.
Jun 3, 2020
Get the Look: Molded Plastic Shell Rocker
The molded plastic rocker, whether the authentic Eames variety or one of the many replicas, is a definite design classic. Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948, we still see these stylish rockers in a lot of house tours and kids rooms today. To get the look in your own home, check out our resource list for this iconic rocker after the jump…Authentic Eames Rockers Authenic Eames Rockers are made in the USA by Herman Miller. Their shells are made from recyclable polypropylene.
Apr 14, 2020
10 Great Humidifiers We Love
image:78113c68e82a4c44a1573ec0e4ddb4bb73682f53 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" It’s that time of year when the air is oh so dry and sore throats and bloody noses abound. With an end to winter still quite a ways away our thoughts have turned to ways to add more moisture in the air.
Apr 13, 2020
Work It: 11 of Our Favorite Desks for Every Budget
Even if your back-to-school days are far behind you, there’s a good chance that you find yourself at a desk most days. These 11 desks are beautiful, practical, adaptable, and will do their best to turn paperwork into a glamorous endeavor. This solid wood desk comes in a variety of colors (including bright teal!), has a drawer/drop-down keyboard tray, and has received 112 reviews to date with an average of 4.1 stars. Available in grey, white, black, espresso, and teal. Dimensions: 20.
Mar 28, 2020
The $14 Trick to Making Any Piece of Furniture More Functional
If you live in a tiny apartment where a single space serves multiple purposes (your bedroom is your living room is your dining room, right?), the best thing you can do for your furniture is to make it mobile. Adding a fresh set of wheels to tables, bar carts and kitchen islands lets them slide from one side of the apartment to another, filling in wherever they’re needed most. Here’s how to turn those pinch-hitting pieces into veritable MVPs.
Mar 11, 2020
This Etsy Find Is a Minimalist Planter and Docking Station All In One
Dock stations are great for keeping wires and devices in place without invading the surrounding space, but not all of them are design-forward like this—and anything that involves plants is worth investing in in itself.
Jan 23, 2020