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Display Name: Slangevar
Member Since: 5/3/11

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It's odd to think that a 4-bedroom house in England with a (brilliant) pub attached costs less than a crappy 1-bedroom cottage in my middle-class Los Angeles neighborhood.

Buy this English Home with a Personal Pub in the Backyard Design News
7/30/14 03:15 PM

I'm not sure I could live in a cave home (holy claustrophobia), but my hat is off to this couple - beautiful work. Especially that bathroom - gorgeous!

Before & After: French Ruin (Bought for 1 Euro!) Turned Cozy Cave Home Vocativ
7/30/14 01:11 PM

SherryBinNH - we had the same solution - no overnight guests. Which to me makes the bedroom/bathroom situation much more frustrating than the kitchen/bathroom situation.

How to Make the Most of Typical Rental Features: The Only Bathroom is Through the Bedroom
7/25/14 01:46 PM

Kate Berumen - I'm not sure where you live, but in the U.S. they make two two-bunk beds - the wooden MYDAL and the metal SVARTA.

Before & After: IKEA Hack Renders KURA Bed Unrecognizable...and Amazing Ikea Hackers
7/24/14 12:52 PM

If it's available, consider paying the overage to engage an ecocleaner. I'm horribly allergic to the industrial cleaners they use to clean carpets, plus it smells for ages after they're finished.

How To Make the Most of Wall-to-Wall Carpet Renter's Solutions
7/24/14 12:47 PM

Many, many years ago, my dad bought me a very realistic-looking fake leafy plant (knowing that I had a very black thumb, but loved greenery). I put the thing into a vintage Coke crate and stuck it on top of my fridge. Countless people have commented, "That's incredible - how do you keep that plant so healthy?!" When I married, my husband liked it, too, so we've kept it in the same place through three homes - in that awkward spot above the fridge.

What Should I Do with Awkward Space above Fridge? Good Questions
7/23/14 12:51 PM

CB2 sells self-adhesive, removable wallpaper that they're marketing to renters. Here are the varieties (I like the blank DIY kind) -

How Do I Decorate Greige/Yellow Graduate Housing? Good Questions
6/26/14 04:46 PM

I usually really dislike dark rooms in homes, but this is charming. Reminds me of a gastropub loo. Nice work!

Before & After: Powder Room Exceeds Its Potential
6/19/14 01:11 PM

Brilliant job. I was glad I clicked through to see the photos on your site - you guys did so much work!

Before & After: Backyard Patio with DIY Built-In Benches Smitten Studio
6/19/14 01:08 PM

Totally adorable. I would probably shout "Ta da!" every time I opened the closet.

Before & After: A Linen Closet Surprise
6/19/14 01:06 PM

I use the phone apps to keep most of those lists. For example, when I hear about a book I like, I either add it to my Amazon cart as a reminder or download a Kobo sample (if I buy the Kobo book, my local bookstore gets the proceeds!)

Five Lists I Always Keep in My Phone
5/19/14 02:52 PM

Another article I read made it sound like she gave each of them $1,000. Better than $333, but still perhaps not as much as they deserved. The woman doesn't seem to be using or needing the money, so why is she saving it? For an inheritance? But if so, why not tell her children? Maybe because she didn't want them to know about it. I vote for giving more to the college kids! They would probably do something wonderful with it.

A $20 Thrift Store Sofa Had a Spendy Surprise
5/19/14 02:51 PM

I don't think they changed the tiles... it's just the difference between light from the fixture (in the before pic) and natural light (in the after). I wish people would keep the lighting and angles the same - it makes it harder to see what's really been done.

Before & After: A $70 Bathroom Makeover That Looks Like A Million Bucks
5/1/14 03:32 PM

I wonder how comfortable it is? We have a very similar sofa, which is beautiful, but frankly only good for conversation with friends... not relaxing. Why are ugly couches so much more comfortable?

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home a Haven
4/8/14 07:03 PM

This will go great with my electric face lotionizer.

Body Dryer Wants to Replace Your Post-Shower Towel Design News
4/8/14 01:13 PM

But that little dog is such a sweetie! How can you vote against that face?

Pet Madness Day 12: The Final Battle!
3/31/14 01:22 PM

That last one was nearly impossible.

Pet Madness Day 8: The Last of the Sweet Sixteen! Apartment Therapy's Pet Madness: Cats vs Dogs
3/27/14 12:33 PM

In a few years, using the word "ass" in a post will seem really quaint.

Before & After: Loveseat Avoids Reupholstery Redo
3/26/14 12:14 PM

I love the idea of the ironic books-in-fireplace display. Just riffing...
"Fahrenheit 451" (per MissSLL)
"Mary Poppins" (per sara-liz)
Stephen King's "Firestarter"
"Burning Man: A Visual History"
Any book on Santa Claus
The Ashes trilogy...

Cheap, Yet Chic: 8 Living Room Ideas for Little to No Money
3/25/14 07:52 PM

Love how the living/dining room and kitchen look like an intimate gastropub - great atmosphere.

James' Beautifully Handcrafted Apartment in Clinton Hill House Tour
3/25/14 02:19 PM