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?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of apartments posts.
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!
Did you know millions of people in Beijing live in tiny underground apartments built into subterranean apartment blocks and air raid tunnels under the city?
Look through Sim Chi Vin's photo essay to meet a mother with an eight month old baby, twentysomethings saving on rent by living underground, and people who are woefully underemployed — all living in 10'x10' boxes.
When you need to add a space for your kid in your one-bedroom condo, what do you do? How about adding a loft made of LEGO blocks? It's a very tiny building material, and it makes for a super cool custom bedroom you've got to see to believe.
Apartment hunters, meet the Nakagin Capsule highrise apartment building in Tokyo.
The 140-unit apartment building, built in 1972, has fallen into disrepair and faces demolition. It's a tragic building: its innovative modular design has led to its neglect.