How To Sew by Hand: 6 Helpful Stitches for Home Sewing Projects

There are many amazing DIY projects that require a bit of sewing, but that doesn’t mean you have to run right out and purchase a sewing machine! Much can be done by hand, so we’ve rounded up six common stitches that can be used on a myriad of projects for home decor, complete with step-by-step photo tutorials. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

These Are the Best Plants to Take to the Office

You probably don’t have time to fuss over your plants at work, but at the same time, it’s so lovely to have something alive, organic and REAL beside you while you crunch numbers, plan projects, or soothe clients over the phone. Fear not the fluorescent lighting, your dark cubicle, artificial temps, or having only one wee spot to stick something small. Because these plants won’t just survive in your office, they’ll thrive. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Is Paint The New Mattress? An Interior Designer Wants to Revolutionize the Industry

With a female interior designer at the helm as CEO and a pared down, environmentally amped-up selection of color choices, the new online-only paint company Clare is a breath of fresh air. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The $14 Trick to Making Any Piece of Furniture More Functional

If you live in a tiny apartment where a single space serves multiple purposes (your bedroom is your living room is your dining room, right?), the best thing you can do for your furniture is to make it mobile. Adding a fresh set of wheels to tables, bar carts and kitchen islands lets them slide from one side of the apartment to another, filling in wherever they’re needed most. Here’s how to turn those pinch-hitting pieces into veritable MVPs. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

Is Amazon's New Part Finder Feature Better Than Your Local Hardware Store?

A new in-app feature from Amazon will now help you identify the type and size of any missing screw, bolt, nut, nail, or washer for your DIY projects. But is it better than heading to your local hardware store? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This Couple Dramatically DIY'd Their Tiny Rental Kitchen & Now It's Awesome

Courtney Duffey has lived in her micro New York apartment for a couple of years now. Together with her carpenter boyfriend, she’s DIY’d much of 225-square-foot space to make it more livable and homey. The kitchen is teeny tiny, but some of the most mighty changes happened in that one small area. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 of the Best Things You Should Make Instead of Buy

Over the years, we’ve shared a lot of money-saving projects, large and small. If you can make something at home easily and cheaply, why wouldn’t you? Save some cash and flex those DIY muscles with these ten ideas for things to make rather than buy, from the Apartment Therapy and Kitchn archives. Your wallet and your home will thank you. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Renter-Friendly Budget DIYs You Can Do This Long Weekend (That Actually Look Good)

Faced with a long weekend ahead of you, if you’ve got the itch to do a little DIY project to improve the way your rental home looks, this post’s for you. All from the same insanely stylish rental apartment in a basement, these two projects are fast, affordable and most of all… attractive enough you’d actually like to display. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Renter-Friendly Window Treatments That Don't Damage Walls

Most of the time, I’m okay with skirting around a landlord’s rules and will happily drill holes to hang art and curtains. However, every now and then, you meet a landlord who’s such a stickler, you wouldn’t even dare bring a drill into the apartment. If you find yourself in such a situation, these damage-free ideas for hanging curtains will help you keep your privacy—and your security deposit. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico