Category: Apartment Life

Before and After: DIY Craft Storage Desk

Before and After: DIY Craft Storage Desk

| March 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

When we first moved into our apartment, I didn’t really have a dedicated crafting area. The apartment is small, only 650 sq. ft. with one bedroom, so it’s not like there was a ton of room to spread out. We did a pretty good job making the most use of all the space that we […]

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Amplified Apartments: The Delightfully Splashy Brooklyn Enclave

Amplified Apartments: The Delightfully Splashy Brooklyn Enclave

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Amplified Apartments, a blog series about apartment hackers who’ve made strides against the mother of all renter dilemmas: square footage. This week’s Amplified Apartments hits the concrete pavement of Brooklyn, NY. There, Jacklyn and her fiancée discovered a one bedroom apartment with potential – the New York City equivalent of unmined gold. With […]

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A Real Life Renters Story: My Passion for Handmade, Sentimental Décor

A Real Life Renters Story: My Passion for Handmade, Sentimental Décor

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

If someone were to ask me what my biggest passion is in terms of my home and my perspective as a renter, my absolute answer is handmade, sentimental décor. Why sentimental décor? In my opinion, the best part of my house has nothing to do with the walls or the architecture or the appliances or […]

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The Google Smart Home

The Google Smart Home

| March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

2014: Finally, The Year of The Google Smart Home It’s hard to hear talk about a “smart home”—in essence, a fully automated, connected habitat that allows residents the ability to control its functions remotely—without thinking of that most clichéd of all space-age clichés: the Jetsons. However, with pioneering powerhouse Google’s recent $3.2 billion purchase of […]

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