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7 Convertible Furniture Items to Consider

Ramona Branson

 · Mar 23, 2017

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Convertible furniture can be one of the best answers to fitting more of your living needs into a smaller apartment or housing space. If a single piece can serve more than one purpose, it will eliminate the need for additional chairs, couches, or storage and allow you to condense your belongings to fit the area […]

Ah, the idyllic coziness of one-room living. Whether you’re living in this small space because you live in a city like New York or Tokyo—where one room living is quite common especially for working individuals—or because you’d like to minimize your energy use and leave behind a more green carbon footprint, you’ll need to know […]

Elaine Heng

 · Feb 16, 2017

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Many apartment dwellers will often daydream about the gourmet kitchen they’ll have someday. Some might think about open shelving, a farmhouse sink, and a subway tile backsplash, but most are daydreaming about having plenty of room to store their things.

Ramona Branson

 · Feb 14, 2017

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Living in a small place truly has its advantages when it comes to cleaning. Because space is limited, it rarely takes a lot of time to declutter and deep clean. There is, however, one big problem with cleaning a small apartment. They all have one thing in common: a major lack of storage space. So […]

Ramona Branson

 · Feb 2, 2017

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Just because you don’t have a designated dining room with ample square footage does not mean that you can’t host a proper dinner party. Small spaces may limit what kind of furniture you can buy or how much storage you may have, but they in no way prohibit you from hosting friends or family for […]

Ramona Branson

 · Jan 23, 2017

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Though you may fantasize about a home office with mahogany bookshelves, an executive desk, and plenty of storage for your files, this may not be possible for everyone—especially when you live in a small apartment.

Ramona Branson

 · Nov 3, 2016

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So, you’re living on a shoestring budget? We can relate! Oh, and you’re in a tiny one-bedroom apartment with limited space?

Staff Writer

 · Sep 22, 2016

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Yes, you read that right. It is possible to be happy with, and in, your small kitchen! Sometimes it feels like everyone is aiming for a life that’s bigger and our small spaces can make us feel inferior. I invite you to spend a few minutes considering how your small space can actually bring more […]

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Aug 4, 2016

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A deck or patio is a nice outdoor space, but with a little design effort, it can become an additional room and an extension of your home. Who doesn’t like to spend time outdoors when the weather turns warm (especially those of us who live in northern climates!)? The best way to make the most […]

Merri Cvetan

 · Jun 9, 2016

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