Turn Your Tiny Outdoor Space Into a Relaxing Nook

Posted on April 27, 2016 by triplecrown

Turn Your Tiny Outdoor Space Into a Relaxing Nook

Scoring outdoor space with your apartment is like hitting the lottery. No matter how small the payout, you’re still excited. There are ways to maximize the usability of your outdoor space, even if it’s not a huge amount of square footage. Use these tips to turn your tiny outdoor space into a relaxing nook perfect for reading, lounging, or sipping.

Comfortable Seating

The key to any usable outdoor space is comfortable seating. Look for overstuffed cushions and fluffy throw pillows in weatherproof — and wine-spill proof — fabrics that mirror the furniture you love most in your living room. If …

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Categories: Homes

Before Renting, Review This Apartment Inspection Checklist

Posted on April 20, 2016 by triplecrown

Before Renting, Review This Apartment Inspection Checklist

Moving can be overwhelming. Whether you’re relocating across the country or across town, there’s a lot to do — and pack — before you leave. It’s easy to become preoccupied with finding boxes and changing your address, but you should do an apartment inspection to make sure you’re choosing the right rental to call home.

  1. Explore the Space
    You’re probably not going to show up empty handed to your new apartment. When doing your apartment inspection, take stock of the space that’s available. Be realistic about what you need. If you’re downsizing, bring a tape measure to ensure your essential
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Categories: Rentals

Easy Ways to Identify Your Home Decorating Style

Posted on April 13, 2016 by triplecrown

Easy Ways to Identify Your Home Decorating Style

Defining your home decorating style can be confusing. When out shopping, you might enjoy a variety of pieces in varying colors, patterns, and styles, but it’s important to avoid a hodgepodge of furniture in your home. To make your overall look cohesive and to inform future purchases, take stock of what you like and dislike, honing in on your unique home decorating style.

Focus on Your Feelings

Furniture and fabrics can make you feel something. Look around at your existing décor. Does the white wrought-iron bedframe you inherited from your great-grandmother make you smile? Do the dated drapes in your …

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