Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?






For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which made your dreams come true) might not be the home that will allow you to achieve the rest of your dreams. The good news is that it’s ok to admit that your home no longer fits your needs! According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, Read More






This Online Store Is Going to Be Your New Favorite Lighting Source






Sometimes the most obvious place to shop for items is the best one—you just have to know it’s there. Case in point: Lights.com, an online lighting store founded by husband-wife duo Sheva and David Knopfler. Can you get more spot on than that domain name? Their story is similar to other startups in the home space. Graduate to the real world and you suddenly realize everything you need—sofa, mattress, etc.—is so expensive, and you don’t want a crappy futon and cheesy Medusa floor lamp in your apartment anymore. Well, if you’ve ever shopped for cool affordable sconces, pendants, or chandeliers, Read More






How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard






You don’t have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool—and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn’t have to take up the entire thing. We’ve got plenty of examples of less-than-enormous backyards where homeowners have squeezed in a pool—and lots of other things, too. Above: The owners of this Austin home didn’t want a full-sized pool: instead, they had the designers at Clayton & Little Architects create a 8′ by 8′ concrete ‘dipping pool’, just big enough to provide a respite from the Texas summer heat. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






14 Designers Share Their Favorite Shades of White Paint






Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it’s more like 50 shades of white. Design lovers know there’s no such thing as one shade of white paint. There’s egg shell, cream, ivory, snow, alabaster, ecru…shall we go on? With dozens (and dozens) of nuanced shades to choose from, painting your walls white is easier said than done and, quite frankly, is a complete headache. To help ease the process, we asked 14 designers for their favorite white paints. Now all there’s left to do is see if you can tell the difference between “Simply White” Read More






A Modern Montreal Home Has the Best Black and White Tile Backsplash — House Tour






Name: Maca Atencio, husband Esteban, and kids Nico and Oli Location: Montreal, QuebecSize: 1,120 square feetYears lived in: 11 months, owned Living in Montreal can be fun, artsy, and beautiful, and that’s completely on display in lifestyle blogger Maca Atencio’s home. She and her husband Esteban had waited a couple of years to buy the perfect house for their little family, and this one had every single detail they wanted! The wonderful eco-friendly house is located in the heart of Montreal, and it was designed in a modern multi-level layout, with ceilings over 12 feet and mezzanines. READ MORE » Read More






This Greek Cat Sanctuary Needs Someone To Care For 55 Felines






If Mamma Mia 2 had you looking up one-way flights to the Greek isles and you love felines, you’re in luck. A cat rescue in Greece is looking for someone to care for 55 furry friends in an island paradise. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming!






The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. How will this impact buyers? More inventory means more options. Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist, explained that this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy: “The continued year-over-year growth in completions means more homes on the market in the Read More






Questions We All Have: Why Are Towels So Expensive?






It doesn’t matter if you’re a maximalist or minimalist, traditional or contemporary: Everyone has a huge stack of bath towels in their home. At Apartment Therapy, we take shopping for towels very seriously. The right one, perfectly plush and absorbent, can transform your bathroom into an at-home spa. And, depending on the color or pattern, add some stylish flair to your space. “People don’t always think of towels as a luxury, but if you’ve ever stepped out of the shower and wrapped yourself in a fluffy, cloud-like, preferably oversized towel or robe, you know the truth,” says Andres Modak, co-founder Read More






A College Student's Small Home Is a '60s-Inspired Hang Out — House Call






Name: Trevor DodsonLocation: Auburn, AlabamaSize: 550 square feetYears lived in: 3 years I started renting this apartment my sophomore year of college and stayed until after graduating. It’s one side of a small, brick duplex in Auburn, Alabama. I love the idea of rescuing quality furniture and not buying cheaply made and overpriced brand new items—so most of my furniture pieces are from thrift stores and consignment shops. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






Target’s New Glitter Inflatable Chair Will Take You Straight Back to the ‘90s






Inflatable chairs did not die in the ’90s. Unless you count that one time your cat popped your chair with its nails. In 2018, inflatable chairs are back and even better than before. Sure, you might not be 10 anymore, but no one is ever too old for an inflatable chair. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico