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Bright Colors & Cozy Textures in West Hollywood (Image credit: Bethany Nauert ) When my husband and I were on the hunt for a home last year, one of my must-haves was a spacious master bathroom. You know, the whole nine yards – a huge soaking tub, plenty of storage, dual vanities. So if you knocked on the door of our sweet beach-town bungalow today and asked for a tour, you'd likely be surprised to find a master bathroom so slight that my husband and I can barely fit in it together. (In its defense, it does have a massive tub.)
Cost of Living Comparison: What $100 Can Buy in Los Angeles vs. Portland, OR — All About the Benjamins
You already know that the value of a dollar varies wildly depending on where you're sitting. Even close by in two neighboring states—OK, California is pretty huge—you can get a lot more for your dollar in one over the other. Here's a quick examination of exactly how much the cost of everyday living varies across the West Coast.
Name: Christine Gasparich and her husband Location: Beacon Hill neighborhood — Boston, Massachusetts Size: 1100 square feet Years lived in: Renting 2 years In 2014, Christine's husband was accepted to graduate school in Boston, so they sold their D.C. house, sold or stored most of their furniture, and moved to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood for two years. "I am an interior designer . We chose to rent this apartment because of its amazing architectural details – built in 1855, it features incredible millwork, bowed windows, a delft tile fireplace, high ceilings. At 1100 square feet, it was a very spacious one bedroom," Christine writes.
Finding inexpensive curtains is relatively easy—IKEA's popular VIVAN curtains , for example, are just $10 for a pair of panels—but these affordable options are typically made of basic, boring fabric. But, after a dip-dye bath or a gold-leafing treatment, these steals will look like they're worth a triple-figure price tag.
(Image credit: Anjali Prasertong ) From Kitchn → The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes
Grocery shopping for one may seem like the easiest thing in the world in theory—buying for just yourself should be an automatic money-saver, right? But if you're shopping solo and you go in without a plan, it's hard to keep yourself in check when it comes to impulse purchases and knowing what you really need. And using up food all by yourself before it goes bad can be a challenge, too, so you have to shop and cook smarter. The good news is, it can be done, and it's not that difficult, as long as you have a strategy and stick to it.
(Image credit: Boulon Blanc) Convertible tables have been a small space staple for decades, but what they offer in functionality, they often lack in style. Paris-based Boulon Blanc wants to change that with their new transformable table.
When is a staircase more than just a staircase? When standout details like these take stairs from just a convenient way to move from one floor to another and into the realm of functional sculpture. Whether there's a remodel in your future or you're just an architectural junkie, you'll find plenty to love about these 15 beautiful staircases.
From water cistern, to warehouse, to gorgeous glass house, Casa Aljibe is a unique sight in Alpredrete, a suburb outside of Madrid, Spain.
Name: Katie Location: Austin, Texas I love my home because it's filled with things that make me happy! I consider my style to be "collected eclectic," and my home is a perfect collection of my vintage finds, DIYs, bargain buys, and even a couple of splurges. I'm by no means a minimalist, and I'm certainly not afraid of a little color!