05
Dec 17

10 Ways to Warm Up Your Bathroom This Winter

Growing up in the South, I had never heard of such things like radiant flooring, heated towel racks, or steam rooms for bathrooms. But as a current resident of the North, I’ve learned that a life without warm towels and heat lamps is a life I don’t want to be a part of. If you cringe every time your feet hit the cold bathroom floor, or you think that taking a long, scalding hot shower every day might lessen the dread of pulling back the shower curtain to a frigid draft, I’m here for you, and I want to help. With these tips, you won’t need to run up your gas or electric bill, waste water, or suffer the bathroom blues anymore.

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01
Dec 17

How Not To Embarrass People Who Use Your Bathroom

Everybody who is human has an embarrassing bathroom incident. Take pity on any guests, and make sure that theirs doesn’t happen on your watch, in your home.

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26
Nov 17

Why Air Plants Are So Popular, Yet Completely Misunderstood

On paper, air plants sound like a dream for low-maintenance types. No pots or dirt, infrequent watering, and an endless variety of creative ways to display them without taking up a lot of space: all tempting too-good-to-be-true reasons for a little impulse plant purchase. But if you’ve ever owned an air plant, you know they don’t quite live up to the hype of being indestructible. There is a ton of misinformation out there, and, if you don’t know what you’re doing, they are surprisingly easy to send to the plant cemetery.

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25
Nov 17

20+ Ways to Shake Up The Look of Your Bedroom

Bored with your bedroom? Here are over twenty suggestions for ways to shake up your look. Some of these are simple ideas, and others are a little more complicated, so no matter your level of commitment, you’ll find something here for you. Your bedroom will be looking badass in no time.

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01
Nov 17

12 Ways to Create a 'Bedroom' in a Studio Apartment

Either by choice or by the vagaries of fate, you have found yourself living in a studio apartment. That’s it. Just one room. And maybe you’re cool with that, but you don’t feel like looking at your bed all day long. Or you need a little privacy for when houseguests stay, or you just want to create a little separation between the parts of your apartment devoted to sleeping and waking. Apartment Therapy has a few ideas.

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30
Oct 17

Take Full Advantage of IKEA's Legendary Kitchen Sales with These Insider Tips

IKEA kitchen sales are legendary. 3-4 times a year, for about a month, the store has a department-wide sale for up to 20% off — a huge savings off big ticket purchases for a renovation. IKEA’s current sale goes until 11/19, so we hit them up for all their juiciest bits of insider intel, all to help you get the most out of the opportunity. Read on, then head to your local IKEA, or plan ahead and get all your ducks in a row for the next one.

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30
Oct 17

10 Tips to Help Your Houseplants Survive Fall & Winter

With end of Daylight Savings near, you’re not the only one anticipating (or rather dreading) the harshest months of the year. Pretty soon, your houseplants will be busy dodging drafts and soaking up every last ray of dwindling sunlight. To give your ferns and fiddle leaf figs a fighting chance at survival, follow these ten tips for winter plant care to get your plants through the worst of it.

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06
Sep 17

The 8 Tools Every DIYer Should Always Have on Hand

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In college I had a ‘beginner’s toolbox’ with basics like a hammer, level, tape measure, and mini cordless drill. This little baby drill became the bane of my existence. It never held a charge, wasn’t powerful enough for even self-tapping screws, and made the highest pitched whine. As soon as I was able to, I invested in a cordless power drill and learned an important lesson. Get the good stuff.

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21
Aug 17

How To Use Picture Ledges in Every Room of the House

This post is dedicated to the versatility and utility of a decor item that doesn’t often get top billing: the picture ledge. This diminutive cousin to the shelf is perfect for displaying photos in an unfussy, modern way, and it can do lots of other things too. Don’t believe me? Check out this collection of ten ways to use picture ledges in every room of the house.

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