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Display Name: akuma no uta
Member Since: 2/20/14

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I'm a 24 years old and I bought a home with my boyfriend 2 years ago, and I have to say I'm so glad we didn't do what everyone else did and rented. My parents bought their very first home a year before that (they had always rented) and they always tried to burn it into me how renting is throwing money away - and I really do believe it..., it's nice to have somewhere to live that's also an investment. The maintenance sometimes drives me nuts and of course there are so many unforeseen expenses, but I can't see ever renting. In Ohio, you can get an okay 1-2 bedroom apartment for about $600-800 a month - which is ridiculous. We were able to purchase our house in cash (a foreclosure) and put in a lot of renovation - so now our $64,000 home is appraised at about $99,000 which makes us proud (spent about 7,000 on reno)

From my experience, with a lot of people my age, it seems they're so eager to get out of their parents houses that they will start renting at ages like 16, 17, 18 ,etc and never save...


One Inspiring Reason For Owning a Home Comment of the Day
7/13/14 01:57 PM

my favorite tour


The Beautifully Strange World of Miranda Lake House Tour
6/20/14 09:41 AM

The secretary I would think - if we knew the maker, why is it the only piece with no maker?


Can You Spot the Most Valuable American Antique? American Style Quiz
6/20/14 09:38 AM

MCM Brody bentwood dining set for $25, Eames plycraft chair for $5. Vintage marquee letters for around $20, Baumritter strap sofa for $75 and a Lane Acclaim living room set for free. I hate Ohio but prices here are good ;) Basically you need to find people who are selling their MCM pieces as "old granny furniture" or are just throwing them out on bulk day...


Tell Us: What's Your Best Bargain Find?
5/21/14 01:48 PM

BRAVO


Before & After: A Dilapidated Dresser Cleans Up Its Act
3/18/14 12:33 PM

From a quick search ,Streptocarpus and Saintpaulias (options 1 and 2) and definitely non toxic to cats and dogs. I had a hard time finding toxicity info for number 3, and 4 and 5 are definitely toxic to cats and dogs. (Any plant experts feel free to correct me if this is wrong). Just thought this info would be a handy addition to this article!


Add Some Color! 5 Cheery, Easy-to-Grow Indoor Flowering Plants
3/16/14 01:16 PM

I thought this was a store at first run through, it looks like Anthropologie after a clearance sale or something. Thanks to Kathryn for all of the info (not that I would ever hang 100s of feathers from my ceiling). I'm so sick of all of the animal bones everywhere in some of these homes. Maybe I'm watching too much Hannibal on NBC but now it's just getting creepy.


Alexandra & Christine's East Meets West House Tour
3/15/14 08:24 PM

THIS IS MY FAVORITE TOUR EVER. I love your pacific rim poster and the legos and the harry potter oh my gosh this has me so excited. you're perfection.


Lauren's Eclectic San Francisco Apartment House Tour
3/10/14 08:16 PM

I love the mix of the antique storage boxes with the toys/etc. As a 23 year old woman with an action figure collection (no shame haha) I always enjoy seeing cute ways to store toys and figures on apartment therapy


Quinn's Room of Treasures My Room
3/5/14 01:42 PM

I'm so jealous of people who can freely display all of their things like them - I have 3 insane cats and have had too many broken messes to clean up and too many close calls to count...


Candice and Jason's Colorful, Light Filled Apartment House Tour
3/5/14 10:16 AM

Wow sometimes I'm so happy to live in Ohio where this wouldn't cost me more than 40 bucks!


Is This a Reasonable Price for a Vintage Formica Sideboard? Good Questions
3/5/14 10:13 AM

omfg I can't believe this is Sanford Parkers home


Taryn & Sanford's Unflappable Abode House Tour
3/1/14 09:20 AM

I'd never have it in my house, but I still absolutely love it. Fantastic job


Before & After: How Plycraft Met IKEA and Made a Great Chair Baby
2/25/14 01:53 PM

Is there any info about the weight support? I'm worried about the decrease in top/bottom/side thickness. For everyone saying we're over-reacting, this shelf line is literally the only store bought way to store 1,000's of LPs...The Kallax looks fine, I don't care how something looks as long and it's safe and sturdy for our collection.


IKEA Discontinues EXPEDIT, Prompting Petitions Design News
2/20/14 02:42 PM