10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores

Here’s the unfortunate truth about 99% of all living spaces: every house and apartment—large or small—likely has something that’s weird, oddly placed, or just plain ugly. These persistent little problems (cords, vents, pipes, outlets) might drive you nuts, but stay they must, especially if you are a renter. The only solution is to get creative…. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

What Size Air Conditioner Do You Really Need?

I’m a huge baby about temperature, and fans sometimes just don’t cut it. So in the midst of a recent heatwave I decided I was going to bite the bullet and get an air conditioner. But when I started researching online, I found myself confused by the various units’ cooling and efficiency numbers, with prices seemingly directly correlated with each. I didn’t really know what any of them meant. Given the size of my apartment, how big of an air conditioner did I need? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

No More Ugly Radiators: How To Buy (or DIY!) Your Way Around an Eyesore

While you may be grateful for it in the middle of a cold winter, an ugly heater can be an eyesore that you get tired of having to decorate around. Peeling or chipping paint, the wrong color or shape, or an awkward location can all make a radiator your least favorite piece of your home. Even if you don’t have a problem with how it looks, it may just be taking up valuable real estate that could be put to better use. But, don’t despair! We’ve got many ideas and options for improving the situation when you can’t renovate or Read More

Read This Before You Paint Your Old, Peeling Radiator

Radiators are hot topics for apartment dwellers. We love them, we hate them, we cover them, we camouflage them, we paint them, we do makeover after makeover trying to help them blend in. If yours sticks out like a sore thumb or just use a refresh you maybe wondering if paint affects the radiator’s efficiency. Here’s what you need to know before you get out your paintbrush. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico