This Viral Paint Hack Is a Clever Way to Make Low Ceilings Look Taller
Instagram commenters were fooled.
The Foolproof Way to Calculate Your Home's Square FootageProjects & Improvements
You'll need a measuring tape and calculator on deck.
Aug 11, 2023
6 Home Safety Features Everyone Should Know How to Find
Home Projects
According to pros.
Jul 25, 2023
5 Bad Habits Your Plumber Wishes You'd Stop Right Now
Home Projects
Are you guilty of any of these?
Jun 28, 2023
How to Celebrate Pride Month, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Here’s your June astrology reading.
Jun 2, 2023
How To Use an Uno Shade with a Harp & Finial LampProjects & Improvements
Changing up a lampshade can be a quick and easy way to transform the look of a room, but finding the perfect lampshade can be a challenge. IKEA offers a wonderful selection of lampshades at reasonable prices, but they have uno fittings. Uno fittings are a large threaded ring in the middle of the fabric shades top tripod. According to Flip The Switch blog, uno fitters are commonly found on small and medium shades, and less frequently on large and over-sized shades.
May 29, 2023
Did You Know You Can Use a Tablet Stylus With the Apple MacBook?Projects & Improvements
The Macbook Air and the Macbook Pro laptops are both known for their best in class touch pad. Accurate and smooth to the touch, nothing really compares. Love your Macbook touch pad? Find even more reasons to love it and pick up a stylus for tablet style pen input on your Mac. Pair it with a software package that takes advantage of the capacitive touch pad and stylus compatibility.
May 27, 2023
How to Replace Your Oven LightProjects & Improvements
If you’re an avid baker, then you probably rely on that little light in the back of your oven. The oven light helps you make sure everything is rising and browning like it should, whether you’re baking a batch of blueberry muffins or loaf of banana bread.While you may have a tried-and-true method for cleaning your oven, what about changing the oven light? Needless to say, if you’re absolutely lost when that little bulb burns out, you’re in the right place.
May 24, 2023
How to Hang Art on a Brick Wall in 5 StepsProjects & Improvements
It looks intimidating, but all you need are the right tools and a little patience.
Mar 31, 2023
8 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your HomeProjects & Improvements
If you'd like to share your home style with Apartment Therapy readers, read on for some tips for taking better photos of your home so you can stand out and get featured.
Mar 30, 2023
These Homeowners Found a 300-Year-Old Well In Their Kitchen During a RenovationProjects & Improvements
You never know what you'll find in your next home renovation.
Mar 23, 2023
3 Projects to Prioritize If You're Not Living in Your "Forever Home"Projects & Improvements
These investments are perfect for our "for now" home.
Mar 18, 2023
The Ingenious Way to Get Rid of the Clutter That Piles Up at Your DoorProjects & Improvements
Why you need a “landing strip” for your home.
Jan 23, 2023
This Is the Secret to an Instantly More Presentable (and Odor-Free) SofaProjects & Improvements
Here's how to whip it back into top shape.
Jan 18, 2023
How to Actually Get Started on Your Home ProjectsProjects & Improvements
And keep at it all year long!
Jan 17, 2023
Why You Should “Reset” Your Living RoomProjects & Improvements
For one thing, It’ll help minimize clutter.
Jan 11, 2023
How To: Move A Couch Around A Tight CornerProjects & Improvements
In a classic Friends episode, Ross convinces Chandler and Rachel to help him move his new couch up a few flights of stairs in lieu of paying the delivery charge. A hand drawn sketch and a few “pivots” later and, of course, the couch is stuck in mid-rounding-the-corner. When moving your own furniture, there are a few ways of getting your sofa around those tight corners.
Jan 2, 2023
You’ve Been Using Command Strips All WrongProjects & Improvements
Avoid these six very common mistakes.
Jan 2, 2023
How To Remove a Light FixtureProjects & Improvements
Changing out a light fixture can be an easy, relatively quick way to update a room, and it can often make a dramatic difference. Here’s a quick guide on removing the old fixture, leaving just what you need to connect your new one. • safety glasses• circuit tester• screwdriver• step stool or ladderInstructions1. First, shut off the power at the breaker or fuse box.
Jan 2, 2023
How To Hang Fabric as WallpaperProjects & Improvements
Applying fabric to a wall with liquid starch is a great solution for renters and commitment-phobes alike. A bit time-intensive, yes, but the results are just about as good as it gets. And unlike some wallpapers, you can take it with you when you move! This kitchenette turned walk-in closet (old house, used to be multiple apartments..) had great light and was begging for some inspired design.
Jan 2, 2023
Why Your Smoke Alarm Is Chirping (and How to Fix It!)Projects & Improvements
Here are five common reasons why it just won't stop making noise at you.
Jan 2, 2023
6 Tips to Make Your Living Room More Like a TheaterProjects & Improvements
Living in the city has it’s advantages—none of which are awesome McMansions with pre-fab home theater spaces. But if you’re a movie buff, you can still fake that luxe home theater look. All you need to do is take on a few quick fixes in your living room.Get the theater vibe by painting your room with dark colors, like burgundy or navy blue. As a bonus, the images on your screen will look better because the light won’t reflect off your new dark walls.
Nov 10, 2022
Everything You Need to Know to Paint a Projector WallProjects & Improvements
So you’re on a high from last night’s Oscars and finally ready to set up a proper home theater, huh movie buff? Well, you’ll need more than a projector and comfy chairs. It’s a common misconception: You can’t just aim your projector at a bare white wall and drool over your $1,800 projector’s stellar picture. To get the best viewing experience in your home theater, follow these tips for painting a projection wall. Paint it proper.
Nov 4, 2022
Troubleshoot a Fuzzy or Blurry Picture on Your TVProjects & Improvements
Our bedroom TV has been in need of a little upgrade for several years now, so we’re using the excuse of hosting a Super Bowl party to finally take the plunge. We’ll grab a new, compact HDTV for the bedroom—but first, it will pay its dues by supporting a sports-bar-style 2-TV setup in our separated living space. Stoked? Sure, but we know that we’ll have to troubleshoot a few things to make sure we’re getting the best image from our new TV.
Nov 3, 2022
One Thing You'll Need to Know the Next Time You Paint in a Carpeted RoomProjects & Improvements
Tarp and painter's tape won't always save you.
Nov 2, 2022
Why I Loved Having a "Lemon Neighbor" — and How to Be OneProjects & Improvements
It's about so much more than just citrus.
Nov 1, 2022
Nate Berkus's Three Tips For Picking Plumbing Fixtures For Renovations
Your next bathroom or kitchen remodel will look *that* much better.
Oct 28, 2022
Tips for Hanging a Flat Screen TV Over a FireplaceProjects & Improvements
We know that folks are pretty divided over the concept of a flatscreen over the fireplace — there are concerns about the aesthetics of this location, as well as proper viewing angles and the impact heat may have on your tv performance. But, let’s say you have decided that it is the way to go for your room and are now facing the second part of the equation — how to place it just right.
Oct 25, 2022
The Cure for Getting Sticky Tree Sap off Your Hands Is in Your PantryProjects & Improvements
Getting un-stuck from your Christmas tree's sap is easier than you think.
Oct 25, 2022
The Biggest Regret House Flippers Have About Fixing Up a Home
Real Estate
It has nothing to do with cutting corners.
Oct 23, 2022
How To: Properly Place A RugProjects & Improvements
Our friend recently bought a nice shaggy rug for her main living room but wasn’t sure if the rug should go flush against the wall or sit in the middle of the floor? This inspired us to do some research and offer a How To for properly placing a rug in different rooms in your home. Here are 3 ideas for 3 of your main living spaces.
Oct 13, 2022
How To: Make an Ottoman SlipcoverProjects & Improvements chicago how-to how-to-make-an-ottoman-slipcover--085993> click thumbnails for larger picsProject: Ottoman SlipcoverTime: 2 1/2 hoursCost: $20.00 excluding extra set of legs No question about it, the little straw ottoman is already as cute as can be. It can however, go to work for you doing double, or even triple duty with help from a slipcover and a change of legs.
Oct 13, 2022
HGTV Stars Share the Secrets to Pulling off a Large-Scale Renovation
“I think anyone can do a renovation like ours.”
Oct 12, 2022
The Home Projects You Should Never Attempt on Your OwnProjects & Improvements
According to a California real estate agent.
Oct 5, 2022
How To Live Alone Without Feeling LonelyProjects & Improvements
Whether by choice or by circumstance, living alone has a lot of advantages. But perhaps one of the most subtle yet saddest disadvantages is sometimes feeling lonely. And though occasional feelings of loneliness are natural, why feel lonely when you don’t have to? There are things you can do to create a home that repels loneliness when you live solo. This is the most important one in my opinion. I think you need to throw your curtains open every day. Let the light in.
Oct 3, 2022
Window Sill Extender Ideas for Maximizing Every Inch of SpaceProjects & Improvements
Windowsills are usually nothing more than a space for plants or forgotten tchotchkes, but they provide plenty of opportunity, especially if you can find a way to make them larger. Windowsill extenders may sound like a funky contraption, but they enable you to make more out of the smallest ledges.This can be as simple as scooting a bench or shelf in front of a window or extending your space outside through the use of a window flower box.
Sep 28, 2022
How to Fix Hot, Dead or Stuck Pixels on Your ScreenProjects & Improvements
I love tech, but I don’t know the first thing about the pixels on my screen—well, until now. One of my pixels is dead. But I learned all about how to locate and fix defective pixels, including hot pixels (always on), dead pixels (always off), and stuck pixels (defective sub-pixels), and I’m going to share my knowledge with you. Good news: If done carefully, you can fix your defective pixel yourself, and might save you a lot of time and worries.
Sep 21, 2022
How to Soundproof an Apartment: 9 Tried-and-True MethodsProjects & Improvements
Muffle the noise and make life at home much more pleasant.
Sep 18, 2022
Is Your House Making You Sick? 5 Ways to Purify Home Air NaturallyProjects & Improvements
Would it shock you to know that the air you’re breathing indoors can be up to 5 times worse than the air outside? Neglecting the quality of the air you breathe on a daily basis can result in illness, allergies, asthma, and frequent headaches, and it can even be harmful to your digestive system! But you don’t have to settle for poor air quality. Here are five simple, ways for you to naturally purify the air in your home without purchasing an expensive air purifier.
Sep 15, 2022
How To Patch a Hole in Drywall or Plaster WallsProjects & Improvements
Repairing medium to larger-sized holes in plaster and drywall isn’t quite as difficult as one might think. Wall and ceiling repair patches made from fiberglass and perforated aluminum are excellent solutions that help to get the job done in just a few simple steps. Did I forget to mention how easy they are to use? So easy. Upon moving into our new (very old) home, we noticed that almost every wall had a dent or large hole in it from constant contact with a door knob.
Sep 15, 2022
How To Recaulk a BathtubProjects & Improvements
If you’re looking for a way to make your bathroom feel cleaner and brighter, try recaulking your bathtub. It takes a couple of hours to remove the old caulk and apply the new caulk, but it’s definitely worth it! Here’s how I recaulked my own bathtub in a few easy steps. Ready to give your bathtub a makeover? Great! Here’s what you need to get started.
Sep 9, 2022
How to Measure When You Don't Have a Tape Measure or RulerProjects & Improvements
You can find rough measurements or distances using easy-to-find items you already have on hand.
Sep 8, 2022
5 Tips for Keeping Your Dishwasher in Tip-Top Shape, According to a ProProjects & Improvements
Number 5 can save you so much money in the long run.
Aug 31, 2022
4 Ways to Spot a Worthwhile Fixer Versus a Money Pit
Real Estate
It's better to know exactly what you're getting into.
Aug 14, 2022
Why It’s Worth Renovating Homes with Unconventional Pasts
According to “Murder House Flip” stars Mikel Welch and Sarah Listi
Aug 14, 2022
Nearly 3 Out of 4 Empty Nesters Renovate Their Homes, Survey Finds
Goodbye kids, hello home office.
Aug 10, 2022
This is the Most Stressful Room to Renovate, According to One StudyProjects & Improvements
49% of renovators say it's the most stressful room to work on.
Jun 20, 2022
6 Things That Get Extra Dirty (and Messy) in the SummerProjects & Improvements
And how to keep them clean.
Jun 18, 2022
This Is Exactly How to Write an Apartment AddressProjects & Improvements
Here’s a breakdown of the correct wait to address mail when you’re sending it to an apartment.
Jun 16, 2022
How to Create a Conversation Pit in Your Home That'll Amp Up Cozy Vibes
Make it happen in six steps.
Apr 27, 2022
This Home Maintenance Checklist Could Save You Tons of Money in the Long Run
Starter Packs
Home maintenance is, by definition, an ongoing process. It’s also admittedly a lot of work! To keep your own home looking and functioning its best, it helps to have a plan, a process, and, yes, a checklist.
Apr 6, 2022
Setting a Budget for Your Home Repair Project? This Is the Google Sheet You Need
Starter Packs
Because budgeting for even a basic repair project can feel overwhelming.
Apr 4, 2022
8 Questions to Ask a Home Repair Pro Before You Hire Them
Starter Packs
Even if you’re well-versed and well-practiced in home repair, sometimes a job requires a professional.
Apr 3, 2022
6 House Sounds That Could Spell Doom
Starter Packs
If houses could talk, what would they say? Listen carefully, and you might hear them trying to tell you there’s a leak in the attic, or your plumbing is about to blow.
Apr 2, 2022
4 Home Repair Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind
Starter Packs
A trip to the hardware store for home repair materials can be both costly and inconvenient — plus, it might mean you’ve overlooked some simple hacks available to you with household items you never considered.
Apr 2, 2022
What 9 Homeowners Learned About Home Repairs the Hard Way
Starter Packs
When it comes to home maintenance and repairs, the truth is you sometimes don’t know what you don’t know — that is, until you’re standing in your flooded basement, wrench in hand, wondering where you went wrong. 
Mar 31, 2022
10 Home Repair Tools You Should Buy *Before* You Need Them
Starter Packs
It doesn’t matter if you’re a DIY novice or even someone whose handiness only goes as far as hanging up a few pictures on the wall; there are some tools that absolutely everyone should have on hand.
Mar 31, 2022