If greener is your goal, here are 10 simple changes from Apartment Therapy for the most efficient eco-friendly home makeover.
There are numerous benefits to renting an apartment instead of buying a house. Many apartment complexes have amenities that you will not have if you own or rent a house, such as a pool, tennis court, and laundry services. Plus, plenty of home-owner hassles are typically taken care of when you reside in an apartment, such as maintenance and lawn care. If you're feeling down about not owning a home of your own, or if you just want to remind yourself how fabulous the apartment lifestyle is, here are the top 10 benefits of apartment living.
It's a natural law of physics that homes get messy. But we can have control over how messy they become. The decorating choices we make contribute to a sense of either disorder or calm. Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to chaos and visual stimulation. Fortunately, Apartment Therapy is here to offer tips and considerations for creating an atmosphere that gives the illusion of less mess
Have you ever had a bottle of shampoo explode in your luggage? How about a sock without its match? Is your shower crammed with miscellaneous body washes, hair products, and soap bottles? In one way or another, we've all experienced these seemingly unpreventable mishaps. Sadly, we often accept these universal day-to-day problems as unavoidable, inevitable facts of modern life. But there are plenty of creative, hassle-free solutions to many of the annoyances and difficulties we face.
Don’t let the weather keep you from meeting your fitness goals. Real Simple recommends exercises that are so simple, you don’t even have to change out of your PJs into workout clothes. Plus, you can sprinkle these exercises into your day—squeezing in a few minutes here and there. All you need is a sturdy surface, like the back of a chair or couch.
The holidays may be over, but the cold weather is hitting New England particularly hard. If you’re snowed in during this week's blizzard, Lifehacker has some fun ways to make the most of it.
Out with the old, and in with the new! 2017 was all about mixed patterns, faux finishes, and textured furniture. But what's in store for 2018? Chron consulted the experts, and we've selected 10 of their top choice trends below.
In the past, moving into a new apartment meant having to survey the neighbors for the best eats in town, collecting food menus, digging around on the internet for phone numbers, and doing some major detective work to figure out which restaurants even delivered to your side of town. Fortunately, the days of dining-in worries are over. Now, you can discover the best apps for getting your favorite feasts delivered right to your door, with a simple tap on your mobile screen.
If you currently reside in an apartment, congratulations! You have taken the first step toward efficient and green living. Naturally, since houses are larger in size, they require more money, time, and resources to run well. Not only are smaller spaces are much easier to manage; they also take less time to clean and maintain, and are often much more efficient in terms of eco-friendliness.
Converting to an environmentally friendly household isn't as tricky or time-consuming as you may think. With a few simple steps, you and your family can be well on your way to decreasing your carbon footprint and feeling happier and healthier in general.
With January 1st just around the corner, perhaps you’re starting your list of resolutions—losing weight, saving money, creating more time in your schedule for family and friends. In the spirit of new beginnings, what goals will you set for your home? HGTV has consulted with the experts and come up with some excellent resolutions to make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year.
Official Ugly Christmas Sweater Day was December 15. But for those who relish the chance to wear the ugliest, most garish of prints, Christmas is one week away, which means the sweaters still have time to make themselves known. And what a statement they make! From holiday parties to school fundraisers to pub crawls, Christmas Pageants, and Nutcracker performances, the ugly Christmas sweater has become as much a tradition as secret Santa gift-giving and kisses below the mistletoe. 'Tis the season for the knitted creations. Whether it’s glitter poinsettia embellishments, flashing red and green lights, giant elves or gingerbread men you crave to display on your torso, the Ugly Christmas Sweater is the garment to wear—for the next seven days, and then no more. Stick a few extra Christmas pins on your vest for good measure, and don't forget the ornament earrings!
When the holiday season rolls around, some of us have a taste for the extravagant, dressing up the outside of our homes and surrounding foliage with 25,000 twinkling lights, imported from Italy. Others go for the whimsical, displaying a giant inflatable Santa in the yard that lights up at night to greet the neighbors. Perhaps you prefer to keep it simple, placing several traditional candles in the windows. Unfortunately, all of the above are hazardous.
If you aspire toward eco-conscious living, the holidays pose more than a few dilemmas. From preparing celebratory meals to disposing of waste, it can be challenging to stick to earth-friendly methods, especially if you don't know where to start. Let this helpful guide from RentCafe point you in the right direction.
Those of us who’ve spent our lives in New England might be accustomed to the region’s epic winters—the howling winds, blankets of snow, and slushy driving conditions. Perhaps you can't wait to hit the slopes, lace up your ice skates, or feel the freezing air blow through you as you glide down the local sledding hill on your snow tube. But what if feeling cold and damp is not your idea of a pleasant time?
Everyone has different priorities when it comes to finding a new home. Perhaps you need a certain number of bedrooms, or a convenient location to your office to shorten the commute. Maybe you want a dishwasher and laundry machines. Whatever it is that you desire, a property manager can help assess your needs and guide you toward a unit that you love.