24
Mar 19

Fixer Upper House Problems TV Doesn’t Tell You About


I learned all this the hard way.
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18
Mar 19

This $10 Amazon Buy Is a Cheap Way to Safely Change Your Locks


Rest easy in your new home.
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08
Mar 19

Michaels Has a 'Bulk Buy' Section That Will Change the Way You DIY

Plus, other insider secrets that will enhance your next shopping trip to the craft store.
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07
Mar 19

Dear Taylor Swift, Let’s Talk About How You Just Discovered Command Tape

We have a few more lessons to add to your list.
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01
Feb 19

5 Inspiring Examples of Pipes as Curtain Rods

In my many years of living in apartments and houses that tend to include windows (ok, they have all had windows), I’ve long found myself underwhelmed by curtain rods. If I do what’s practical and just buy something affordable, the materials yield an almost hilariously flimsy product. If I squirrel away extra dollars for significantly higher quality curtain rods, I seem to suffer decision fatigue on exactly where to purchase them (after all, you don’t want to spend a wad of cash on something so innocuous only to find yourself second-guessing your choice in the end).

While I’m a big fan of vintage-accented rods (think old crystal), I also badly wanted to bring a small bit of an industrial feel into my new home in Portland, Oregon. Industrial can be a bit of a misfit aesthetic when not in a warehouse-type neighborhood (I am not), but I found a way to make it work subtly with this one simple design replacement: Use a pipe instead of a curtain rod.

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31
Jul 18

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.

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28
Jul 18

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….

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29
May 18

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.

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14
May 18

An Interior Designer's Ambitious DIY Remodel Filled With Vintage Finds — House Tour

Name: Michelle and Alex Gage
Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania
Size: 2000 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

“Everything needed to go!” That’s how interior designer Michelle Gage describes the Havertown house she and her husband bought three years ago. Because it’s in the suburbs, they were able to get more for their money — 2000 square feet — but Michelle reports that though large, it was, well, hideous.

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05
Jan 18

Before and After: An Unsightly Attic Becomes a Stylish Bedroom (with a Walk-In Closet to Boot)

When interior stylist Jaimy and her husband Marcel wanted a quieter place to live, they decided to move to her hometown…where they were able to buy her childhood home. To truly make it their own, the new home needed quite a few updates. One of the most striking transformations has been the attic. The idea was to let daughter Dalí have the master bedroom, so Marcel and Jaimy could inhabit the top floor. It sure is spacious enough, but a lot work needed to be done. Like most attics, it had been used for storage without paying much attention to aesthetics. An outdated sink unit was still in place, but slowly falling apart. This floor was, to put it mildly, rather depressing.

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