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20 Doable Ways to Deep Clean Your Home This Weekend — ​Weekend Projects

by Shifrah Combiths from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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My personal cleaning schedule builds in one day a week to do a deep cleaning task that needs to be done monthly. Honestly, though, I'm rarely on-schedule enough that these monthly projects aren't bumped out to catch up on skipped weekly chores. Whether a deep cleaning project is a catch-up task for you or it gets you ahead of the game, this weekend we're going to pick something to clean deeply. Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects is a guided program designed to help you get the happy, healthy home you've always wanted, one weekend at a time. Sign up now for email updates so you never miss a lesson. READ MORE »

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The Total-Body Workout You Can Do at Home (in Your Living Room)

by Diana Kelly Levey from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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No space to work out? Been there, tried that excuse. I lived in a 300-square foot studio in Manhattan for five years and meticulously planned out where my queen-size bed would fit in my main room (to the right of the doorway) and how to squeeze my overstuffed 8-foot-long couch with recliners in that same room (to the left). The space that was left between the two? Wide enough for a yoga mat with about three inches on either side and a foot in front of me. In that tiny sliver of space, I still managed to do kettlebell swings, strength training routines, yoga, limited Pilates, and even some dance workouts I'd stream onto my TV with the laptop on the bed. Somehow, I figured out a way to make do and exercise—so I'm convinced you can, too. READ MORE »

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Holy Homes: Inside Houses That Used to Be Churches

by Adrienne Breaux from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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No matter how large the structure, there's something powerful about the architecture of a building that was once a church. And I think there's nothing quite as lovely as saving an old building from being demolished by repurposing it as something else. And that's just what these six structures have in common. Once houses of worship, they're now homes. READ MORE »

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I Saved $7K Living with My Parents—Here's How We Managed

by Lauren Ramirez from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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When I was a kid, I used to dream of busting out of my hometown. I'd pine for shows in the mid-2000s that featured gorgeous locales like cities in California, or chic ones like New York City. I was convinced that once I made my big move, it'd be permanent: There would be no turning back to come home again. But while my husband finished up with the Army, I found myself needing to house hunt, find a job, and see about putting down roots. I didn't particularly fancy doing this all online, and we'd be making a cross-country drive when it was all said and done to move into our new home. I wanted to be sure of our new neighborhood and city and life; this meant doing my due diligence and what I liked to call "field research" first. In layman's terms, I needed to have a home base: No place seemed better for this than, well, home. So not only did I moved back into my hometown, but I also moved back in with my parents for a few months. I wasn't alone in this scenario: Many millennials are moving back home in order to save money these days, and while some empty-nesting parents secretly can't wait to have their space back again, chances are there are more elated parents than not to welcome you back into the fray. Still, as a married person, nothing felt more cringe-worthy than living in my childhood bedroom. It wasn't a decision I made lightly: I weighed the pros and cons for quite some time before deciding it was in fact worth it. I knew that living in my childhood home would come with special challenges, but I would discover it was beneficial in more ways than one. But before I realized that, I first had to reconcile the fact that I would be sharing space with my parents again—this time as adult. So before embarking on this journey, I had a conversation with Stephanie Wrenn, my best friend who had been living with her mother for a year. I had questions about what to offer to pay my parents while living there (if anything), how to best figure out a budget so that I would save while living there, and how similar it would be to living there as a child. Here's what we worked out: READ MORE »

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Before and After: A Surprising (and Very Sweet) Use For A Dysfunctional Closet

by Tess Wilson from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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Whether you're a pet owner looking for some inspiration, a design enthusiast who loves a good transformation, someone stressed out by this photo who needs to know that this closet is nice and neat now, or simply a human who could really use some photos of two darling dogs, this is for you. READ MORE »

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What Nobody Tells You About Trendy Sliding Barn Doors

by Dana McMahan from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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I'll leave it to anthropologists of the future to figure out why we all became so enamored of sliding barn doors in this decade. Though most of us do not, in fact, own barns, there's not a place in our houses safe from the onslaught of this trend. READ MORE »

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An Interior Designer's Minimal Home Is an Oasis in a Busy City — House Tour

by Lula Poggi from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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Name: Blanca (Toco) Goñi , Fernando Oliver, little Clara, and dog Tigro Location: Palermo — Buenos Aires, Argentina Size: 1,077 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned A neutral color palette, natural materials, and white furniture are the trademarks of Toco Goñi, an Argentinian interior designer who's worked for over seven years, mostly designing custom furniture for her clients. The apartment she shares with her husband and their daughter is full of light and charm and is a true oasis in the busy city of Buenos Aires. READ MORE »

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The 9 Best Sources for Outfitting Your Small Space

by Danielle Blundell from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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Furnishing a shoebox of an apartment or a tiny home can be quite the challenge, especially if custom goods are beyond your budget. But it's possible to be strategic about how you source items, starting with where you go looking for pieces in the first place to browsing sections (i.e. the back to college department) that you'd otherwise avoid. And, of course, double-duty items and clever repurposing are your small space best friends. Add these nine designer-approved stores to your list, and happy shopping! READ MORE »

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These 3D Printed Tiny Houses Are Made of Mud and Compost — And They Cost $1,000

by Melissa Massello from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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Going directly head to head with low-cost, eco-friendly temporary housing from the likes of IKEA , Italian production company WASP (World's Advanced Saving Project) has just debuted a $1,000 3D printed tiny house —and it's made of materials as old as civilization itself. READ MORE »

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Peperomia Is One of the Easiest-to-Grow Plants Out There

by Rebecca Straus from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Oct 20, 2018 01:08 AM
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If you live in a small-efficiency apartment, you probably don't have the space for a showy, sprawling monstera or a towering ficus. You need something petite that can comfortably sit on an end table or windowsill. And unless you've been fortunate enough to find an apartment with an abundance of natural light, you probably need something that can survive in a sliver of sun. You need a peperomia. READ MORE »

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