Reno Reveal: A Major DIY Bathroom Redo (Done Just in the Nick of Time!) — Ashley’s Bathroom Renovation: Part 4

Phew. This project was a squeaker. Ashley found out she was pregnant after the renovation was planned and wound up photographing the final space at about thirty-seven weeks. I think she’s pretty happy she didn’t bring her new baby daughter home while the paint was still drying. Take a look at the finished space!

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Clean Like an Athlete: 3 Tips to Help You Reach the Finish Line

If you’re feeling the spring clean and refresh bug, but haven’t yet made any progress on your goals, consider applying some performance boosting methods adapted from spring training to your home field. A clean, refreshed, and re-styled space is a serious mood boost. Carving out the time and energy to tackle it all, however, can make you want to throw the towel in before you even get started. Try experimenting with these sporty strategies before you abandon the notion altogether, in favor of going wildflower hunting, which we all know is a seasonal gateway activity leading straight to lazy summer days.

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High Contrast, High Style: Black & White Art Prints (Under $80!)

“Art is so affordable!” said no one, ever. Well, “no one” was wrong. Etsy is, of course, a tremendous resource for unique home decor finds—especially art. The only problem is, it’s a sea of good and bad. So, we took the liberty of doing the heavy surfing for you, and picked out 15 of our favorite black-and-white prints (some you can download and print out yourself for as low as $3!!) Now that’s worthy of a double exclamation point, don’t you think?

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10 Ideas for Stepping Up Your Stair Style

If your home has a set of stairs, it’s time to take it to the next level. Particularly in a small space, where every square inch counts, it’s important to consider this often-overlooked spot. The plus side of transforming a feature with little surface area: It doesn’t require a ton of paint or paper, making these big-impact ideas remarkably budget-friendly.

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Andy & Danielle’s Cozy, 325 Square Foot Chicago Studio — House Tour


Name: Andy Koch and Danielle Boachie, and cats Zeus and Miss Fluffy
Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois
Size: 325 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months; rented

For such a small space, Andy and Danielle have their limited square footage very well divided into areas with different purposes. They, of course, have the basics such as a kitchen (which quite possibly used to be a hallway) and bathroom, but would you believe they fit a meditation space, a window garden, and a reading nook into 325 square feet?

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The Super Speedy 30 Minute End-of-Season Sort — The Closet Cure Assignment #3

I’m knocking on my wooden desk as I type this, but I think I won’t anger the weather gods if I say that we are safely at the point where we won’t be putting on that heavy jacket, knit hat or big sweater for at least a few months. (Insert warm weather happiness jig here.) For the curers in other parts of the world, you might be saying adieu to your sundresses and shorts. Either way, we’re switching seasons, which means it is a good time to take stock of the seasonal items you wore over the past six months – and then ones you didn’t. Let’s dive in.

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When Home Buyers Contact Sellers Directly: Has This Worked for You? Or ON You?

Hi, Erin. I’m the buyer who saw and bid on your apartment earlier this month.

So began an email I received last spring from a guy I’ll call Chris. My little condo was on the market, listed with a nice agent at a regular real estate firm. Brokers and apartment hunters had been tramping through the place daily, kicking me out to peer in the fridge and disparage my spiral staircase. After some weeks, two buyers were interested. A bidding war (or at least a scuffle) was afoot.

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