Архив автора: Nancy Mitchell

Before & After: This Tired ’70s Bathroom Got a Classic Update — Sweeten

After a long search, Melina and Fabio finally found a two-bedroom place in their desired New York neighborhood — and at a price they could actually afford. The only problem? The bathroom, which hadn’t been renovated in the apartment’s 40-year lifespan, had seen better days. With its dated vanity, off-color tile, and always-dirty grout, it was definitely in need of an update. (далее…)

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Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms

If you’re dealing with a common small-apartment problem — a bedroom scarcely large enough for a bed, much less anything else — look no further than this list of clever space-saving solutions. These are some of the best ideas we’ve seen for tucking away all the stuff that tends to accumulate in a bedroom, and ensuring that your sleeping space will be calm and restful. (далее…)

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The Best IKEA Products for Small Spaces

In Europe there’s a long and proud tradition of tiny apartment living, so it’s no surprise that the folks at IKEA have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to living in little spaces. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the handiest and most versatile IKEA products for small space living. (далее…)

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Costly Home Upgrades That Can Hurt You In the End

Remodeling your home is a good investment — or so the thinking goes — because any time you improve your home, you’re also adding value to it, value that you will recoup when you sell someday. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There are many improvements where you’re likely to only recoup a portion of the money you spend in additional home value, and a few that could actually hurt the selling price of your home. Here are some of the worst offenders. (далее…)

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The Best Wine Racks — Annual Guide 2017

We have a lot of experience with wine racks, and this year we’re standing behind the tried and true while finding some great new additions to the crowd. They will all do the job extremely well, but you will want something that suits your home and fits in your space. Because after you buy nice wine, where do you put all the bottles? The ideal wine storage is horizontal, so the cork is always wet, but how to accomplish that? All of these will hold your wine in the ideal position, declare your good taste to anyone who enters your kitchen, and, if you regularly keep around multiple bottles of wine, even save you quite a bit of space. (далее…)

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The Best Cabinet Doors for Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when designing your kitchen is what kind of cabinets to buy. And all cabinets are not created equal: the style of cabinet you choose will have a huge impact on the look and feel of the space. If you’re as taken with the modern country kitchen are we are, take a look at this roundup of six different cabinet types that are perfect for your farmhouse-style kitchen. (далее…)

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The Best Wine Racks — Annual Guide 2017

We have a lot of experience with wine racks, and this year we’re standing behind the tried and true — J.K. Adams — while finding some great new additions to the crowd. They will all do the job extremely well, but you will want something that suits your home and fits in your space. Because after you buy nice wine, where do you put all the bottles? The ideal wine storage is horizontal, so the cork is always wet, but how to accomplish that? All of these will hold your wine in the ideal position, declare your good taste to anyone who enters your kitchen, and, if you regularly keep around multiple bottles of wine, even save you quite a bit of space. (далее…)

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Minimalism is Dead. Long Live…Minimalism?

When I first started blogging for Apartment Therapy, there was a certain minimal, Scandinavian look that was absolutely everywhere. You’ve probably seen it: white floor, white walls, neutral palette, very little furniture (although quite possibly with a sheepskin draped over a chair.) Over the years, I’ve watched the interiors on our site (and others) grow more cozy, cluttered, and colorful. I’ve read countless articles about maximalism being the new minimalism. People are even dyeing sheepskins pink. Does all this mean that minimalism is Over? Or can this particular look never truly die? (далее…)

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6 Ideas for Updating Thrift Store Art

Nothing adds character to a space like art. But if you’re on a tight budget, your options might be a little limited. You could make like a college student and thumbtack a poster of The Starry Night to your wall — or you could make like a savvy DIYer and take some thrift store art to the next level. (далее…)

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The Surprising History of a «New» Trend that isn’t New at All

Few kitchen trends are so polarizing — and simultaneously so ubiquitous — as the recent move from closed cabinets to open shelving. But while we may think of open shelving as a new trend, it’s actually been around for a long, long time — and even predates the appearance of cabinets as we know them now. Let’s take a look at the surprisingly long history of open shelving. (далее…)

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