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Furniture for Small Apartments

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

You’ve got a new apartment, and now you need somewhere to eat, sleep and sit. “But it’s so small!” you think. “A couch will take up all the space!” Not so. You can have a well-furnished, comfortable and roomy feeling apartment that suits your lifestyle no matter how small the room may be. Here are some tips.

Let’s start with a paradox: Using a few large pieces can actually make a room feel bigger than if you have a lot …

The Best Kitchen Appliances for Your Apartment

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Whether you cook much at home or not, there are some appliances all kitchens should have. A refrigerator for instance! A stove and oven may be debatable if you rely heavily on a microwave. Some appliances are fun – that super cool ice cream maker, or the amusing waffle iron. But when it comes to often tight quarters in many apartment kitchens, you need to be extra picky when choosing which appliances to buy. A lack of counter space coupled …

Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Finding enough storage space is tough in an apartment. Sometimes it feels like our belongings are secretly spawning in the night. They have an evil goal in mind to not only make our apartment look cluttered, but also to ensure it is nearly impossible to quickly find anything. There is a way to get back in control and have an apartment that neatly contains all your things in places where you can find them.

Office space

If you work from …

Small Apartment Hacks: New Uses for 15 Common Household Items

Monday, November 25th, 2013

I live in a small space and it is cramped! I needed to figure out how to have all the clothes, work items and kitchen necessities without being a major clutter bug—a la Ariel the Little Mermaid. One of the biggest needs and insights to making a small space work for you is to get gear that does double duty. I repurpose vintage juice glasses and Diptyque candle jars for everything from bathroom storage needs to bud vases. My new …

Using Cabinet Space Creatively

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Although we feel free to put our furniture wherever we like when we move into a new apartment, we often feel constrained by pre-existing cabinets or built-in shelving. We see the cabinets and simply accept them as they are. What few people realize is that cabinet space can be used creatively without altering your lease. You may not need to bring in additional furniture to hold all of your smaller items and utensils. In some cases, you may be able …