Attention young Offbeat Homies: At some point, you will cease to live with your parents or in a dorm room, and will very likely live in a cheap apartment, quite possibly with roommates. I hit this particular milestone my Junior year of college, and here's what it taught me…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of apartments posts.
My husband and I live in an apartment that we love, except for the bug problem. We have a large gap in our door where they keep coming in. I've done some research about sealing the gaps, but it all seems geared to people who own their home. Any advice for bug and weather proofing for the renting Homies?
Our kitchen is teensy. I can pretty much touch both walls ay once, in both directions. I love to cook and bake, so it was important to me that even though the kitchen was small, it worked well and held everything I need at arm's reach without chaos in every cupboard.
We're renters, so while I could write a million posts about things I'd do in this kitchen if I owned it (pot rack, wall mounted lid racks, more sensibly proportion cabinets, extra shelving… etc), here are some ideas that anyone can do — whether you own your house or not.
My husband and I are about to apply for an apartment. It's almost perfect! Except for the interstate being a stone's throw from the balcony. Are there any non-damaging but permanent ways to help keep our apartment relatively quiet and calm?
y fiance and I are going to be moving soon, and have started apartment hunting. We have a definite budget for rent, so that means we're looking at cheaper complexes.
We have found several places that we can afford, and everything seems decent enough, but the online reviews for these places are all very disappointing.
I'm wondering how seriously I should take these reviews — can I trust apartment review sites?
Just because you live in a small apartment in Cologne, Germany, doesn't mean it has to feel cramped. Jasna's apartment is all about crafts, colors, feminine decor, and a spotted fridge. And somehow, it doesn't seem cramped at all! Oh, and wait until you see how she uses clothing as decor.
I recently got the green light to paint our apartment. Its a lot to take on all at once, so I've been knocking it out in small chunks. This week, the entry way! After a debate of "is the chevron look already over?," I got to work.
One of my most important tools was a Conair MORE BIG CURLS box. You'll see why.
A couple years ago, I had to disassemble my adorable apartment, passing along my furniture to my students and packing everything else into my car. But before I began the process of getting rid of my worldly possessions, I thought my little flat deserved a bit of a photo shoot.
98% of what you see here is second hand. And with the exception of electronics, nothing cost more than $150!