Before and After: Someone Pulled Off a $6K Bathroom Reno in 5 Days

July 16, 2018

This before photo is beautifully lit, but don’t get distracted by the lovely highlights and shadows: there were a lot of issues with this bathroom. And in the span of an average work week, the entire room was utterly transformed.

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One Simple Way to Reduce Visual Clutter All Over Your Space

July 16, 2018

You may have only heard of decanting when it comes to wine, but this technique is a game-changer for organizing your home.

By moving everyday products into containers, you’re eliminating the visual clutter created by clunky shelf packaging—which was never meant to fit neatly on your shelves. This is also great for those who buy—or want to buy—in bulk. No need to store the extra-large box on your shelves, instead, decant into a usable jar and refill as needed.

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Light Up Leather Arm Braces

July 16, 2018

mixing leather and wearables results in some fantastic arm braces
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Light Up Leather Arm Braces

July 16, 2018

mixing leather and wearables results in some fantastic arm braces
Read more on MAKE
The post Light Up Leather Arm Braces appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

A Tiny D.C. Studio Is a Smart and Stylish Use of Small Space — House Call

July 16, 2018

Name: Rachel Spikula
Location: Dupont Circle — Washington, DC
Size: 355 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Landing this place was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I looked at a few apartments in big buildings, but they didn’t feel right. I wanted to find something more distinctive in a smaller building and began looking for condos to rent. I almost overlooked the listing for this unit. The photos were unflattering—the furniture was set up poorly and was not to my taste—but I could see the potential. Also, the price was right. So right, that the site I was using to search popped up a notification saying the listing could be a scam. I was a little hesitant to contact the agent but thought “Meh, I won’t wire anyone any money.”

I set up a viewing and put in an application, still worried it could be a scam. But when I got a call from the agent telling me I didn’t get the place, I was gutted. I had already planned the layout in my head and fantasized about all the furniture I would buy. (I landed here via the West Coast and brought nothing with me so I was excited to start from scratch.) A few days later, I got another call from the agent telling me the original applicant dropped out and the place was mine!

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20 Surprising Things You Can Clean in the Dishwasher — Apartment Therapy’s Chore-Free Summer

July 16, 2018

Welcome to Apartment Therapy’s Chore-Free Summer. Every weekday until July 20, we’re arming you with time-saving shortcuts and hacks that’ll help you work smarter, not harder, when it comes to homekeeping this summer. Because cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore.

If you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher at home, you’re in command of one of the easiest, most versatile cleaning machines the world over. You can get a lot more than dishes clean in that narrowly-named kitchen appliance—without hardly trying.

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You Can Now Rent Frank Sinatra’s Malibu Pad

July 15, 2018

If you hit the lottery this month, you can afford to rent Frank Sinatra’s Malibu home. The home just went up for rent but it comes with hefty monthly price tag. It is just a cool $110,000 a month. Think you can swing that?

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Clever IKEA Hacks Personalize This Farmhouse Home — House Call

July 15, 2018

Name: Jennifer DeBrincat, my husband, Brett, and our whippet, Jon
Location: Everson, Washington
Size: 1,032 square feet
Years lived in: 24 years, owned

I share our home with my husband and our 7-year-old whippet, Jon. We make and sell farmhouse tables and benches. We all need and crave peace and tranquility so I try and decorate with simplicity in mind. I try and keep our home consistent throughout with a fairly neutral color scheme. I love decorating and always have so my biggest thrill is redesigning the shelves we put up in the living room or adding molding to the walls or building the kitchen island. Such fun!

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Think Twice Before Tossing These 4 Things When Moving (Even If You’re in a Purge Mood)

July 15, 2018

Whether you’re moving to another state, or just down the block, packing can be an ordeal. And when you’re in the process of a move, you may find yourself wanting to purge a lot of items.

“Ask yourself why you want to keep the item. Is it for sentimental reasons? Does it spark joy? If it’s not for any of the two reasons above, chances are you can get rid of it,” says Allison Dunn of Organized Spaces by Allie.

However, while downsizing is great and wanting to have a clutter-free zone is everyone’s goal, you may throw away items you want or need later on—just because it feels good in the moment. If you’re feeling like you want to toss it all, take a break, then regroup and try and take stock of what you’re packing and what you want to get rid. “Choose the ‘best of’ items and corral and sort like items rather than randomly tossing things out,” said Angela Kantarellis, founder of AKorganizing.

To further help you get through that purge mood, here are four things you should absolutely never throw out while moving:

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Amazon Has Up to 25% Off Furniture and Decor For Prime Day

July 15, 2018

The day that every Amazon shopper has been waiting for is finally here! Prime Day 2018 is close to being upon us. It begins on July 16, 2018, at 3 PM, but Amazon Prime members already have access to many deals and steals from the online retailer. If you’ve been on the market for some big Amazon products, now is your time to load up your cart and take advantage of free Prime shipping!

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