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Display Name: kirsten.modine
Member Since: 12/20/13

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WHAT!? This couldn't be more timely for me. Great idea guys!


Introducing Apartment Therapy Color Search: Get Inspired! Sherwin-Williams
7/1/14 10:22 AM

White is definitely back in a big way. I kind of wish I had gone with white. It looks so crisp and clean. You made a good choice!


Should I Have Gone With the Stainless Range? Good Questions
5/8/14 09:19 AM

Personally I barely notice the plexiglass at all, but maybe it is more noticable if you are actually living there than it is in photos. The good news is that you already hate your door, which often leaves you pretty free to take risks. You actually have quite a few options here:

1. You could draw a fun lacy or geometric pattern on it with glass markers.

2. You could wallpaper it with a funky removable wallpaper. There are tons of awesome ones available now, or you can even design your own on Spoonflower.com

3. You could create an interesting pattern using washi tape

4. You could use it as a dry erase memo board. Maybe draw a fun picture frame around the border for a more decorative look.

5. You might be able to squeeze a wreath hook behind that stuff and use this area as an art gallery, changing out prints, paintings or wreaths whenever you feel like a new look.

6. If your landlord will let you, you could etch a fun pattern into it using etching compound found at your local craft store.


How Can I Beautify My Plexiglass-Covered Front Door? Good Questions
5/1/14 08:25 AM

Definitely! I've done it. What it comes down to really are the specific needs of the breed you select. I lived for 4 years in a 980 sq/ft apartment with a 65 lb greyhound and had no problems at all (aside from how to make that giant dog bed more attractive). That particular breed is known for having brief spurts of energy, and then looooonnngggg periods of laziness, which makes them perfectly suited for apartment living and just one or two walks a day.

A larger dog is also nice because they don't have to "go out" every few hours. I could easily walk her for 10 minutes before work, leave for 9 hours, and then walk her for 30 or so minutes when I got home, and then again before bed and she was good to go! Some smaller dogs require trips home in the middle of the day because their bladders are smaller and they need more trips outside.

Of course I'm partial to the greyhound (they are soooo sweet and desperately need to be rescued from racetracks) but as long as you select a breed that is fine with living in a small apartment, you will be fine. "Working dogs" such as golden retrievers, siberian huskies, or any kind of shepherd are generally a bad choice for apartments because they have a ton of energy (for all of that working they were bred to do) and typically do better with a yard, but there are plenty of lazy breeds that would love nothing more than sleeping all day until you are ready to take them on that long walk!


Would You Have a Big(ish) Dog in a Small(ish) Apartment?
3/12/14 10:45 AM