11 Beautiful Kitchen Backsplashes That Make Cleaning Easy

April 18, 2018

Tile is by far the most common material for a kitchen backsplash. But for people who hate cleaning grout, or just love a seamless look, there is another option. Here are eleven beautiful backsplashes that have no visible seams or grout lines at all. They’re all super easy to clean, and just might transform the look of your kitchen.

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Here’s How Often You Need to Clean Everything in Your House

April 18, 2018

While it’s not every day you run into someone who genuinely takes joy in the process of cleaning, you have to acknowledge and appreciate the comforts of a clean living space. The shining floors, the crisp sheets, the knowledge that nothing creepy or crawly is residing in the cupboard under the stairs… yes, there’s something truly special about a clean home.

But what exactly makes a clean home clean? It isn’t just elbow grease and an army of cleaning supplies — it’s also knowing exactly what to clean and when. In an effort to keep your efforts at a reasonable level, here’s the lowdown on exactly how often you need to clean everything in your house.

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An Installation Artist’s 400-Square-Foot Portland Studio Apartment — House Tour

April 18, 2018

Name: Jessica Pezalla and Hazel the dog
Location: Alphabet District — Portland, Oregon
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

When Jessica Pezalla, an artist and designer who founded the creative studio Bramble Workshop, was looking for a new apartment last year, she wanted to live in an urban location and in a vintage building. She found the perfect spot to rent—a corner unit in a great 1920s building that has tons of light for her plants and plenty of room for her and Hazel.

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SMEG Adds Even More Appliances That Are Actual Works of Art

April 18, 2018

It’s Design Week in Milan and SMEG and Dolce & Gabbana are back with even more appliances turned art. If you thought the fridges were extra, just wait until you have a hand painted oven and range hood to match.

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Why You Should Always Travel with a Tennis Ball

April 18, 2018

When packing for a trip, you probably include a change of clothes and toiletries in your carry-on — in case your luggage gets lost — along with a travel pillow, moisturizer, good reading material, and a layer if it’s cold on the plane. But there’s one other item that doesn’t take up much space, and can get you to your destination feeling fresh and nimble.

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Prime Day Who? Wayfair’s Largest Sale Of The Year Is Coming April 25

April 18, 2018

First, there was just Black Friday. Then we got Cyber Monday. Then, in 2015, we got Prime Day. While there are an unending list of online sales and promotions, those have remained the three major online holidays for deep discounts (and big spending).

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Before and After: This $7K IKEA Kitchen is a Serious Stunner

April 18, 2018

This kitchen has lots of counterspace and TONS of storage (although, what’s with that lonely floating cabinet), but it has a few issues, “ugliness being the main one,” according to the homeowner. IKEA to the rescue!

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IKEA’s Latest Collaboration Is Designed To Display — Not Hide — Your Stuff

April 18, 2018

When we think of storage, it’s usually about hiding our belongings from view. But not everything is meant to be stashed away and out of sight. IKEA’s latest limited edition collection is about showing off your stuff and putting your unique style on display.

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Before and After: A Cheap Collage of Browns & Creams Gets a Bold, Blue Modern Remodel in Queens

April 18, 2018

Peggy Wang, Buzzfeed’s founding editor, decided one day a few years ago she was ready to move out of tiny apartment living. “It was like a weird sudden existential outburst in my usual lazy put-everything-off-forever mindset,” she writes. When she purchased this 1100-square-foot home in Queens, it felt like the right fit. But boy it needed a face lift. She worked closely with White Arrow—Keren Richter and her husband Thomas Richter—to remodel this home.

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Moving in Together? Five Tips from an Advice Columnist Who’s Heard It All

April 18, 2018

It’s a big, exciting step in a relationship, but moving in with a partner can also be a minefield of new complications. Just ask Meredith Goldstein, the Boston Globe’s Love Letters columnist who’s been answering readers’ relationship questions with a familiar warmth and comedic candor since 2009.

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