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 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

The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint

It’s fragrant, fast-growing, green, and complements fruits, vegetables and meats. It’s also its own ice cream flavor. So what’s not to love about mint? If you’ve ever grown the herb, you know where I’m going with this, but if you haven’t and are interested: read on for the dos and don’ts of successfully growing mint in your home garden or in a container. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This Photo-Friendly Tree is The OG Designer Plant

I looooove fiddle leaf figs. I first noticed them in Wilson’s office on House, of all places. I’d get so distracted admiring the plant that I’d have to rewind to catch the dialogue. Now that I have my own fiddle leaf fig, it’s affectionately known as “the Wilson plant.” The good news is, if I can take care of one, you can too. Here are some tips for keeping them healthy and happy. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 Ways to Fake a Window Seat Even as a Renter

Nothing speaks to my bookworm heart as much as window seat, but, as a renter, I thought my dreams of a window seat would have to wait. Apparently other renters felt the same. These clever folks DIY-ed their cozy nooks and now we can all have a reading haven! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico