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Save on Your Home Energy Costs with These Renovations and Changes

Kitchen and Residential Design

via There's no secret that homeowners’ bills have been going up over the past decade, as the cost of living is always on the rise. Unfortunately for many families, increases in wages haven't kept pace making the rise in the cost of living all the more impactful. According to the U.S.

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We Asked Interior Design Pros to Share Their Best Tips on Small Space Living

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The pros weigh in on how they handle small space living. Image: McGinn Photography Anyone who’s ever had to deal with a tiny apartment knows that small space living comes with its own set of challenges. It doesn’t mean designing these spaces is impossible.

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Try This 4-Step Guide to Improve Your Restless Winter Sleep

Apartment Therapy

Winter is the season of cuddles and curling up inside on the couch, hiding from the cold via baking and binge-watching. You'd think with all that nesting you'd be sleeping like a baby during the winter season.

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DIY Do or DIY Don’t

Burgin Construction

Do you have a list of home renovations that you plan to DIY? Every homeowner has a list of things they need to update, upgrade, remodel or improve but, all too often small project success can lead to an overconfidence and really biting off more than you can chew. Here are some projects that are ideal for a DIY’er and some that are best left to the professionals. DIY Do – New Light Fixtures.

Architectural Sketches 002 – The Series

Life of an Architect

About 30 days and thousands of sketches later, it’s time for the next round of Architectural Sketches – The Series. While I think adding “The Series” on to the end certainly makes it sound super exciting, I’m not entirely convinced of its value.

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If You Love An Old Fixer Upper, This Instagram Is For You

Apartment Therapy

Some people are just old house people. Never content to live in a cookie cutter new build, creaky floors and dated wallpaper are selling points. If period details and the promise of a lot of elbow grease are for you, then this Instagram account is your new (old) favorite thing. READ MORE ».

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Jennifer Aniston May Have Single-Handedly Brought Back This Dorm Room Staple

Apartment Therapy

By now we've all heard the sad (but probably inevitable) news about the split between Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, which isn't so much the sort of thing a design junkie like me really dwells on. Sure, I wish they could have worked it out as much as the next person.

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The Pinterest-Proven Formula for the Ultimate Cozy Bedroom

Apartment Therapy

Let's do an experiment. Navigate over to Pinterest, type the phrase "cozy bedroom" into the search bar, and see what comes up. Pretty specific, right?

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Apple Employees Are Reportedly Walking Into Glass Walls

Apartment Therapy

Working for one of the world's biggest tech companies comes with benefits, but apparently, also hazards. Apple employees are reportedly knocking their noggins by walking into glass walls. READ MORE ». Architecture

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This Stunning Arctic Circle Hotel Is Also Energy Positive

Apartment Therapy

Taking energy efficiency to the next level appears to be the goal of this "energy positive" hotel that's set to be constructed within the Arctic Circle.

9 Reasons You Should Be Using This High School Staple at Home

Apartment Therapy

I haven't set foot in a high school in years, but I still sometimes have nightmares about forgetting my locker combination.

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30 Ways to Remake the IKEA MOPPE Mini Storage Chest

Apartment Therapy

The MOPPE is one of IKEA's most popular products, and it's not hard to see why: it offers six storage compartments for $16.99, it's made of attractive minimal birch plywood, it's imminently stainable and paintable, and its drawers can be reversed to hide the opening notches.

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Don't Move All Weekend

Apartment Therapy

It's a brutal winter. The world outside can be a horrible place. Can you blame anyone for wanting to cancel their plans, stay in, sleep late and watch TV all weekend? It's self care, after all, and we can all get behind that. READ MORE ». Self Care. Mind & Body. Wellness

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How New York City's First Elevator Revolutionized Real Estate

Apartment Therapy

Not far from the Apartment Therapy offices in New York City is the five-story E.V. Haughwout building. It wouldn't be difficult to walk to the top floor, but in 1857, you wouldn't have had to because this is the site of the very first commercial elevator in New York City , manufactured by (who else?)

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Living Room Under $100

Apartment Therapy

Shelves. They are versatile surfaces that keep your space organized, create visual interest, and show off your favorite decor. There are very few other ways to really amp up your space for such little money.

We're Floored: Amazon Has a Huge Deal on Rugs Today

Apartment Therapy

Looking to upgrade underfoot? We have great news for you. Amazon's Deal of the Day today is for rugs, and there are some serious savings to be had. READ MORE ». Shopping Guides. Sales & Events. Rugs & Carpets

10 Tiny Details that Really Up Your Organization Game

Apartment Therapy

When it comes to housekeeping, a little effort can truly go a long way. That's why it pays to mind the details when you're organizing all of your home's unsightly stuff.

I Stuck My Vacuum Cleaner In The Dishwasher & This Is What Happened — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Apartment Therapy

According to most user manuals, vacuums need to be cleaned every three months, which includes rinsing out the inside of the canisters with soap and water and washing the filters. And if I were the type of person who reads user manuals, I would have known this—but I am not. READ MORE ». Affiliate.

Twitter Is Entrenched In a Debate About Toothbrushes

Apartment Therapy

It's something we do every day, but who knew it could be so controversial? This week, Twitter got into a debate on toothbrushing habits, and we want to know where you stand. READ MORE ».

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Lunar New Year: These Pups Are Ready For the Year of the Dog

Apartment Therapy

Friday marked Lunar New Year, and the good news for good doggos and playful puppers the world over is that this is their year—literally. It's now officially the Year of the Dog, and four-legged floofballs were all over Instagram celebrating the momentous occasion. READ MORE ». Popular Culture.

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Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

Apartment Therapy

You run out of the house already late for work, hop in the car and turn the key in the ignition. only to hear a "click click" noise instead of the comforting hum of the engine. Obviously something's not right. Is it the battery (easy fix), the alternator (more complicated), or both?

10 Reasons Why Menards Has Such a Huge Cult Following

Apartment Therapy

Hi, my name is Sarah Smith and I am a ridiculously devoted Menards shopper. Now, please understand: this doesn't just mean that I like the store and shop there often.

A New Swedish Fitness Trend Combines Jogging and Picking Up Trash

Apartment Therapy

Scandinavians have come up with a pretty awesome way to simultaneously whip the body and the planet into shape with an increasingly popular fitness trend referred to as plogging.

Small Bedroom Ideas: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Storage In Your Sleep Space

Apartment Therapy

We're big advocates of doing more with less stuff, constantly encouraging you to declutter and pare down. Well, that's great, unless you need the stuff!

Before and After: The $100 Closet-Turned-Mudroom Makeover

Apartment Therapy

Other than the John Malkovich/Narnia door in the back, this was a totally ordinary closet. Thanks to a clever vision, some spatial strategizing, and a bunch of affordable accessories from IKEA and Target, this closet is now a super-handy mini-mudroom — and the whole makeover cost less than $100.

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Are These Design Don'ts Killing Your Love Vibe?

Apartment Therapy

In their new book, Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You , Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro of Energy Muse offer up a variety of rituals to help you root, restore and revive.

These SuperAdobe Homes Blend The Past and The Future

Apartment Therapy

Utilizing primitive tactics to remedy a modern problem is undeniably smart, if you ask the designers behind this crop of SuperAdobe homes that comprise the CalEarth Institute , a non-profit organization in Hesperia, California.

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Apartment Therapy

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math questions such as, Is this shirt a good deal? or How much should I tip my Uber driver? Here are some good mental math shortcuts to keep under your hat.

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?How Bad is It Really to Wear New Clothes Before You Wash Them?

Apartment Therapy

Wearing new clothes straight from the store — without washing them — probably won't kill you, but it can cause some nasty reactions, and has the potential to pass along some ickiness that maybe you'd rather not know about.

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Big Brother Is Watching Your Cat

Apartment Therapy

Things cats love: boxes, sunshine and destroying your privacy online. In an effort to raise awareness as to just how much information we're giving away on the internet, Florida State University professor Owen Mundy put together IKnowWhereYourCatLives.com. READ MORE ».

9 Stores with the Best Decor Sales This Holiday Weekend

Apartment Therapy

If you've been in the market for virtually anything home related, you're bound to score an amazing deal—or two—this President's Day weekend. We put our deal-finding goggles on and uncovered some pretty epic sales that may even rival those found on Black Friday.

A Lingerie Designer's Small & Serene Philadelphia Home — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name : Maddie Flanigan. Location : Old City, Philadelphia. Size : 500 square feet (approximately – slightly less). Years Lived In : 4 years, owned. What's old is new – that's a theme that plays throughout every facet of Maddie Flanigan's life.

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Artistic Inspiration: Michaelangelo's Tuscan Villa Is For Sale

Apartment Therapy

If you've ever wanted to live like a Renaissance master, now is your chance. Michaelangelo's 16th century Tuscan villa is on the market for a cool €7.5 million (about $9.3 million). READ MORE ». Italy. Real Estate

A World Traveler's Miami Beach Home — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Sonia Gil and her partner Tony Vazquez. Location: Miami Beach, Florida. Size: 2,000 square feet. Years Lived In: 2 yrs, owned. It's not hard to see why Sonia's Miami Beach home is her pride and joy. The renovation of this 2,000-square-foot home was a labor of love, but the end result is a sleek, modernly styled space that exudes a cozy warmth. And it's the perfect home for Sonia and her partner Tony. READ MORE ». House. Affiliate. Organic Modern. Tours