If you’re a homeowner, you have tons of options to winterize your abode. Install storm doors, upgrade your heating system, build walls or take them down! As a renter, your options are a bit more limited. Does that mean you’re stuck wearing a blanket and mittens around your apartment all winter? Far from it! There are a handful of quick, easy, and even cheap damage-free ways you can prep your place for winter and lower your energy costs. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Apartment DIY’ Category
The first official day of fall is September 22! Grab a pumpkin spice latte (and a glue gun) to start the season off right with these DIY fall decorations for your apartment, made from materials that you can find at the dollar store or on a nature walk! Read the rest of this entry »
If you think furnished apartments aren’t on-trend, think again. Living stylishly is one of the many advantages of renting a furnished apartment! From picking throw pillows to the season’s cutest patterns for your doormat, find out how to flip any furnished apartment into a home that feels absolutely fabulous. Read the rest of this entry »
Feel like your landlord won’t fix anything? Maybe you’re dealing with a fridge door that won’t close, a jammed window, or a plumbing leak. Whatever the case, sometimes getting your landlord to pay attention to needed repairs is as useful as telling a wall to change color on its own. Here are a few tips to get your landlord’s attention and (hopefully) resolve your apartment repair problems! Read the rest of this entry »
Does winter weather make you weary? Do you roll your eyes at the thought of the first snow? Are you cold right this second? Winter can be tough for some of us, but apartment dwellers have some situations that can’t always be fixed without the landlord making alterations, or even worse, without accidentally ruining something. Luckily, we’ve got some apartment life hacks for how to survive the winter without spending all of your money on running your heater and replacing your carpet (yikes!). Read up, because baby, it’s cold outside. Read the rest of this entry »
The library is packed, the sun at the park is creating a blinding glare off of your computer screen, and those five dollar lattes from the coffee shop are really eating up your budget for, well, eating…so where on earth are you going to study for that Chem test? If you’re one of many college students living in an apartment, chances are that your place is no mansion. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to create your ideal study space amidst your one bedroom or even studio apartment! Check out these tips on how to create a space that’ll guide you straight ahead to straight A’s. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kelly Schwarze
If Friday nights are usually spent in bed watching the 13-inch screen of your laptop, it’s time to take your movie marathons to the next level and create a home theater that will have all your friends and family members knocking down your door for a season pass. You can create a theater in your living room that will not only be just as thrilling as watching the latest chart toppers, but also provide plenty of opportunities to entertain your favorite people. Grab some popcorn and start imagining your new home theater with these five pieces. Read the rest of this entry »
If a burglar thinks your apartment is “easy pickings,” it could become a target…even if the fanciest thing you own is a VCR with a copy of Dirty Dancing stuck in it. Why not make things difficult for that burglar? You’d be surprised by how much you can do to protect your apartment without spending big money on armed guards and snarling dogs. Read the rest of this entry »
Depending on your style, an apartment with hardwood floors can feel cozy, swanky, or vintage. While hardwoods look good and certainly feel good under your bare feet, what about cleaning them? Here are some quick cleaning tips for apartment dwellers who want to make their hardwood floors shimmer and shine! Read the rest of this entry »
It seems like no matter how careful you are with your one-bedroom apartment‘s furniture, something is bound to cause a little damage. Whether it’s the process of moving, the presence of puppies, or the perils of popsicles, life happens and your furniture can get caught in the crossfire.
So how can you keep your furniture looking like new? Here are 5 do-it-yourself ideas for the renter who wants to take matters into their own crafty hands.