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Have a Few Hours? Apartment Therapy is Looking for Volunteers in NYC!

The Apartment Therapy makeover team is in New York City next week! This holiday season, we are working with City Living, a non-profit which helps create homes for young people aging out of the foster care system. One of their clients just moved into her first apartment, and we’re going to help her get settled. If you are in the area the weekend of December 8-10, and want to join us as we spruce up her space, we’d love to see you there. Read on for more information and details. (далее…)

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$300 Later, This Rental Kitchen Is No Longer Recognizable

This is what Tara’s kitchen looked like when she moved in this past year. Not too pretty, eh? With her landlord’s approval, we did a light reno that didn’t cost a lot, but made a major difference in both appearance and function. Spending money on a rental isn’t for everyone — but for those of you who love to cook, have a horrible kitchen, and plan to stay put for awhile, then a little investment may well be worth the time and expense. (далее…)

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Before & After: A Subtle Yet Significant Bathroom Upgrade

When Patricia moved into her rental loft earlier this year, her least favorite room in the whole place was the bathroom. The rest of the place is open, with tall ceilings and plenty of natural light. The bathroom, however, was old, grey, and windowless —basically the complete opposite of the rest of the home. Her leasing manager is extremely friendly, but wasn’t okay with her making any major changes. So, Patricia started making small tweaks to improve the space, bit by bit. (далее…)

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Before & After: This Kitchen Lost The Layout, But Kept All the Character

This kitchen had issues, to say the least. We’ll gloss over the linoleum floor (not horrible, but not great) and the counter top, which sagged where it shouldn’t (never a good thing when you need a functional surface). Instead, we’re going to jump right on over to the stove, which had to be plugged in with an extension cord! Combine that with a fridge that was eating up floor space, and you know it’s time to rethink the kitchen layout. (далее…)

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This Holiday Weekend: Perhaps The Most Important Thing You’ll Do This Year

Hopefully your belly is full, and perhaps the dishwasher is too, loaded with dirty plates and cups —all the markers of a good Thanksgiving holiday and leftovers. You might be a little tired today too, especially if you’re hosting a bunch of guests, cooking a huge meal, or driving a long distance to spend the day with friends and family. In the wake of so much activity, I’m here to remind you not to forget this one small, yet also big, thing. (далее…)

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