For those of us apartment/condo dwellers in the Northern Hemiphere, it is NOT hanging out on the balcony season — but it IS balcony decor scheming season. Our balcony spent most of last summer in a state of crapped-out dormancy, but I vowed that next year will be different… so the scheming has already begun.
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"Our space is great. There aren't really many challenges with the structure of it." Says the girl who built a bed in a closet. That's just the first reason you'll love this home tour.
I had one of those spooky nights last week — one where I had too many scary thoughts and every noise was a serial killer or a monster coming for me.
Irrational fears aside, it made me realize I haven't taken any security precautions in my flat. I've lived here for a while, but whatever I do still needs to be non-permanent.
What can I do to keep my mind calm and my body safe?
Our neighbors upstairs walk REALLY loudly. This isn't normal. The walking shakes our ceiling, scares our cats, and goes on late into the night.
I don't think it's right to try to confront people about walking, when the problem is probably that there isn't enough insulation between their apartment and ours to mask the noise. Is there anything we can do from down here that can minimize the noise? Or is this worth talking to our neighbors about?
Everyone needs a little soundproofing knowledge now and then, but nerds more than most. Here are our solutions for soundproofing your space.
A Jules Verne-meets-Tim Burton apartment in NYC just went on the market. Ogle it and you'll find a new use for submarines in decor.
I kind of hate wood. I'm one of those terrible, sinful people that will paint old wood furniture aqua, yellow, or antique white rather than treat it properly. I don't whisper sweet nothings to my wood furniture and seductively offer to apply another coat of stain to it. I mostly just paint it and eventually forget that it ever had a lovely cherry finish.
This led to a small problem in my apartment. No matter what I tried… I HATED those damn cabinets. Until I found this solution.