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5 Super-Functional Solutions from Families in Small Spaces
From storage to layouts to sleeping arrangements, there are all sorts of considerations that have to be figured out when sharing a small home with a family (of any size).
Jan 7, 2022
My $20 Space-Saving Cabinet Hack in a Tiny Kitchen
Vertical storage is the way to go.
Jan 7, 2022
Before & After: A $1500 Refresh Transforms a Boring Powder Room into a Hotel-Quality One
There's a lot of style packed into this little half bath.
Jan 5, 2022
5 Little Decluttering Tips You Need to Master This Year
Two words: declutter caddy.
Jan 4, 2022
The Easiest and Best Ways to Get Rid of These 5 Household Stains
From "art" on walls down to pesky food stains on carpets, we've got solutions to life's little messes.
Jan 3, 2022
Ask Maxwell: Best Rug for My Kitchen?
I’m in the market for a new rug for the kitchen, but I need something that’s durable and will stand up to lots of kid-spills and foot traffic. Do you have any rug-shopping tips?AliceDear Alice,I’ve got the perfect solution for you and you couldn’t have done this so well when I started Apartment Therapy back in 2004.
Jan 3, 2022
The Best Kids Beds, According to Experts and Designers
Everything you need to know to buy your child’s first real bed.
Jan 2, 2022
13 Vintage-Filled Home Tours that Are Pure Magic
Finding the perfect home decor piece comes with a little thrill, and that’s only amplified when said item is a one-of-a-kind family heirloom, estate sale discovery, or thrifted gem. These 13 house tours are filled with unique items big and small.
Jan 2, 2022
This $40 IKEA Solution Completely Changed Our Family’s Laundry Habits
Sorting laundry is my own personal hell. Until now.
Jan 2, 2022
Before and After: This Family’s Townhouse Remodel Includes A Gorgeous, Affordable IKEA Hack
Name: Gianna Marzella-Vazquez, husband David, 5-year-told son Leo, and 2-year-old son Noah. Location: Beechhurst — Queens, NYCSize: 1800 square feetType of Home: TownhouseYears lived in: 5 years, owned This project is near and dear to my heart as it was my first home where I lived with my husband David and two young children, Leo and Noah. We took on a massive renovation while I was pregnant with Leo.
Dec 31, 2021
How to Store Your Artificial Christmas Tree
It's not in the box it came in.
Dec 30, 2021
Two Simple Rules to Solve Your Holiday Decor Decluttering Woes
Rather than waiting until it's time to put it all back and bemoaning the amount of stuff you have that, once again, you didn't use, go through it now.
Dec 30, 2021
Before and After: An IKEA Cabinet Gets a High-End DIY for Under $40
This IKEA classic shows its versatility once again with a gorgeous, expensive-looking transformation.
Dec 30, 2021
9 Things to Purge from Your Kitchen Today, According to This Chef
Give your kitchen a much-needed clean-out.
Dec 29, 2021
The Bedroom Paint Color Real Estate Experts Recommend
It doesn't fare as well in living rooms.
Dec 28, 2021
This New DIY Trend Gives Your Walls the Most Luxe Look Ever
And it can be done with scrap wood!
Dec 27, 2021
18 Affordable Costco Home Goods That Are Actually Great Quality
Beyond bulk food, this warehouse store offers deals for the kitchen and bedroom, too.
Dec 27, 2021
Ask Maxwell: The Very Best of 2021
Dear Cubby Fans (and those of you who like to trip down to the bottom of the email each week and read this column),It has been an amazing year of growth here at Cubby. While we’re technically a year and a half old at this point, time has gone quickly and it only feels like now, at these holidays, that I can look back and take stock of how much Cubby has grown.
Dec 27, 2021
This Viral TikTok Hack for Cleaning Burnt Cookware is Surprisingly Effective
The before-and-after shots are pretty impressive!
Dec 26, 2021
The 10 Most Important Things That You Need to Clean for the New Year
And some of these must-clean items are rather unexpected.
Dec 26, 2021
11 Cheerful Kid-Friendly Home Tours That Will Leave You Inspired for the New Year
Find inspiration for creative kids’ rooms, playrooms, and generally child-friendly living spaces. 
Dec 25, 2021
This Mother-Daughter Duo’s Rental Home is Full of Colorful, Cool Scandinavian Touches
Liz S. and her daughter Olivia share this Pittsburgh rental apartment that's filled with a beautiful yet budget mix of decor from thrift stores and Facebook Marketplace, along with a few splurges like Panton chairs.
Dec 25, 2021
Before and After: This Family’s Brooklyn Brownstone Got a Stunning Total Makeover — Fast
With plans for a larger gut reno in the future, Katrina and her family to still wanted to make their old, shabby home look good for them NOW. Using smaller, high-impact but low-budget ideas helped transform the space from blah to “I really want to hang out here."
Dec 24, 2021
Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Bright Makeover with Peel-and-Stick Flooring
Another highlight: Countertops that look like marble, but cost way less.
Dec 23, 2021
Here’s How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Fabric
The most important step starts with your utensil drawer.
Dec 22, 2021
10 Adorable Night Lights for Your Little Ones
From a sweet little moon that goes along with their favorite bedtime story to a colorful snail that lives inside a solar-powered mason jar, these night lights promise a glow so nice that kids will actually want to go to bed.
Dec 19, 2021
Before & After: A $5,000 Makeover Transforms This 9-Year-Old’s Room into a Serene Space
An aunt created a brand-new, totally cute and chic bedroom for her niece that can change as her style and interests change.
Dec 19, 2021
Steal These 8 Doable Tips From Real Family Rooms
These parents have thought of everything: vintage rugs, multi-tiered ottomans, and other tiny smart hacks to maximize family spaces.
Dec 18, 2021
The $12 Amazon Find That Made a Huge Impact in This Nursery
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. Join us over on Instagram for more! When Rachel Thomas and her family moved into their new home, a ‘90s builder special in Pickering, Ontario, she knew exactly which room she wanted to work on first.
Dec 18, 2021
Before & After: This Seriously Scary Laundry Room Got a Sunny Reno We Can’t Stop Staring At
Some lemon wallpaper, room screens, and tons of house plants give this dank space some fresh life.
Dec 17, 2021
4 Totally Doable Tips for Tackling the Mountain of Laundry Quickly
Here are some tips to help you reclaim your couch for resting, not folding.
Dec 17, 2021
14 Things People With Great-Smelling Homes Never Do
I wanted to learn how to alter my bad-smelling home habits — for my own nose and to be more hospitable to my guests.
Dec 17, 2021
Before and After: Simple Layout Tweaks Transform This Kids Bedroom into a Jungle-Themed Oasis
Sometimes small changes make the biggest difference.
Dec 15, 2021
Before & After: This Duo Flipped an Antique Hutch into Two Pieces of Furniture for Under $100
We're not sure which one we like more!
Dec 14, 2021
The Top 5 Dreamiest Ski Resorts for Families
Come for the slopes, stay for the fabulous amenities — spas, hot chocolate, kiddie centers, and more!
Dec 14, 2021
This Family of Four’s India-Inspired Home is Full of Gorgeous Found Objects
Since she was a little girl, Sunita Chhabra has loved collecting colorful, beautiful things — and her house is covered is vibrant hues and cool objects. It's travel-inspired, mural-filled maximalism.
Dec 13, 2021
This So-Cal Style Home Gets a Soft, Festive Holiday Makeover
For the holidays, Beth Sayler wanted her decor to add to their neutral, beachy color scheme, so she carefully selected items that matched the neutral colors and materials that felt natural to the beach vibe.
Dec 13, 2021
Ask Maxwell: What’s Your Best Christmas Book Recommendation?
I’m looking for good stories to share with my children about these Christmas holidays that are accessible, reverent, and not Hallmark cliches. Any good suggestions? MartyDear Marty,What a nice question you ask. While I wish we had comments working on the site (they will come) so others can chime in, I’m going to give you the answer where my head goes right away: Peter & Lotta’s Christmas by Elsa Beskow.
Dec 13, 2021
This 500-Square-Foot Home Is a Bold, Pop Art Paradise
A few words to describe this one-bedroom apartment? Maximalist, Eclectic, Graphic, and Neon. And the best part is that all of the added details are renter-friendly. (You've probably never seen such creative uses for washi tape or such colorful cabinet upcycles!)
Dec 12, 2021
3 Fabulous Ways to Decorate Mini Christmas Trees for Under $15
Whether you're decorating a big tree or a small one, let these affordable redos inspire you.
Dec 11, 2021
Here Are the World’s Best Cities of 2021 — the Top Pick is In the U.S.!
Here are the destinations that topped the list.
Dec 10, 2021
The Best Way to Remove Pee Smells from Your Mattress
If you have kids or pets, you'll want to read this.
Dec 9, 2021
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Stained Coffee Mugs — And the Winner Was Also the Easiest
It was also the easiest! And, you probably already have what you need!
Dec 8, 2021
The 15 Coolest Bookshelf Makeovers We’ve Ever Seen
We’ve rounded up 15 of the best bookcase makeovers, from painted Facebook Marketplace finds to newly-crafted built-ins and more.
Dec 7, 2021
These Christmas-Decorated Hotels Are Utterly Magical — Here’s How to Get the Look in Your Own Home
We rounded up the most festive and glam hotels to steal some decoration inspo for you.
Dec 7, 2021
The Biggest Lighting Mistake Homeowners Make — and How to Fix It
If you’ve ever sat in a waiting room under the harsh glow of a fluorescent fixture, then you likely know the power of a bad light bulb.
Nov 4, 2021
Childhood Memory: My Father’s House — 1966
NOTE: These short memory stories, dropped in as they are to my Ask Maxwell column, do serve a purpose. While definitely different, my aim is to provide context for what we were thinking when we were children, which will help us to understand our own children. I find that in going back into my own childhood and sharing stories of my own struggles and what I was thinking at the time has been very helpful in connecting with my own daughter as she has grown.
Dec 6, 2021
A Furniture Flipper’s Home Is Full of Incredible Budget Furniture Facelifts
"Furnishing our home with unique Facebook Marketplace finds and old pieces my family was getting rid of has become one of my biggest passions," explains Leslie Jarrett. "There is something special about bringing pieces that were on their way to the landfill back to life!"
Dec 5, 2021
These Sweet Nursery Trends Will Be the Most Popular in 2022
From neutral and soft decor to bold pops of color, the possibilities are endless when it comes to designing a home nursery. A baby room should be a warm and comfortable space for them to sleep and grow up in, but it should also be a well-organized, savvy space that parents also enjoy spending time in—after all, between nap time and night feeds, they’ll also be regulars in the room.If you’re looking to give your nursery space an overhaul, take inspiration from the latest trends.
Dec 5, 2021
I’m a Cleaning Expert and This Is the $10 Find Everyone in My Family Uses
The set comes with all the tools you could possibly need for the little detail work that makes a big difference.
Dec 4, 2021
Before & After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets Transformed into an Airy Sanctuary
Completed in just four months, this tiny DIY kitchen in Chicago is now a total showstopper.
Dec 4, 2021
This 2,500-Square-Foot NYC Home Is Filled With Playful Wallpaper and Serene Colors
Here's how a family home manages to have minimal design AND lots of kid-friendly play spaces.
Dec 4, 2021
A DIY Pro Ditched Dining Room for a Dreamy Reading Room
Interior Stylist Jessica Nickerson of House Homemade loved the layout and charm of this house when she first saw it ... but it needed A LOT of updating. Thankfully, this DIY maven isn't afraid of doing the work!
Dec 1, 2021
Before and After: A Holly, Jolly DIY Playhouse Makeover
This little fairytale house will make you want to be a kid again.
Dec 1, 2021
This $50 Product Solved My Biggest Living Room Pet Peeve
And you can get it at The Home Depot!
Nov 30, 2021
A Few Simple Tips for Designing an All-Purpose Space That Kids and Adults Will Use Every Day
Just stick to these easy design rules to create a delightful and super-functional room that kids and adults will love.
Nov 30, 2021
Two Things These Realtors Say You Should Never Do in a Kids Room
These two mistakes can make or break a home sale.
Nov 29, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Should You Lower the Toilet Seat to Keep Germs from Exploding Out?
Now my son has escalated a new situation in our house of which my wife and I are both apparently guilty — we don’t lower the toilet seat before flushing each time. My son says we’re both disgusting. What is the truth here?!?!CarlDear Carl,I thought you might be back. 🙂Since Covid began germ etiquette has definitely ratcheted up and this is one that my own daughter brought into our home two months ago when school began again IRL.
Nov 29, 2021
Before and After: A Designer’s ’70s Era Beach House Got Such a Light and Bright Update
Interior designer Catherine Armstrong lives in Byron Bay and recently completed an inspiring full renovation of the home she shares with her family.
Nov 28, 2021
The Secrets to the Coziest, Most Functional Family Den Ever, According to Pro Designers
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. Join us over on Instagram for more! I grew up binging “Leave it to Beaver” — you know, that 1950s sitcom about a family of four without a hair out of place — with my Dad. Now as a frazzled parent myself, some elements of the series seem more than a little ridiculous.
Nov 28, 2021
This Family of Four Lives in an Incredibly Cute and Cozy Cabin in the Woods
East Fork Pottery's founders Connie and Alex Matisse share this incredibly cozy cabin in the woods with their two young daughters (and lots of fantastic ceramic dish and tableware).
Nov 25, 2021
Before & After: A $190 Kids Bedroom Refresh Celebrates All the Natural Light
You've gotta see the smart closet hack in this room.
Nov 25, 2021
4 Ways to Stash Kids’ Messes Out of Sight
You heard it here: It's OK to store toys in every room.
Nov 24, 2021
6 Fast Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Back in Order After Thanksgiving
(Image credit: Esteban Cortez) Preparing for Thanksgiving is by no means a one-day affair. If you’re hosting, you’ve been getting your house and kitchen ready, and spent days making lists, shopping, and cooking. Once the feasting is over, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cleaning up—and you shouldn’t have to! Here’s our fail-proof, get-it-done method for getting your kitchen back in shape so you can relax.
Nov 24, 2021
A French Quarter Family Home with the Coolest Vintage Details
Courtyards, curved staircases, and stunning balcony views ... this French Quarter rental apartment is a dreamy New Orleans home for a family of four.
Nov 23, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Thanksgiving Memory — 1995
When you’re a teacher, there is no holiday like Thanksgiving. The fall semester starts after Labor Day and you endure nearly three months of grueling class time to get your children in shape and moving meaningfully through the curriculum. You know the clock is ticking, parents are watching and your fellow teachers, all more experienced than you, are probably farther ahead. Teaching is very competitive.
Nov 22, 2021
The Most Important Thing You Can Clean Before Thanksgiving
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, or Friendsgiving, or reserve the big holiday meals for later in the year, you can't deny that your kitchen gets a lot of use this time of year.
Nov 21, 2021
A Last-Minute Thanksgiving Cleaning Checklist
On Kitchn: A Thanksgiving Dinner Outdoors (Image credit: Leela Cyd) Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And you’re hosting. If you started planning weeks ago, you’re in great shape to pick up and get to the real work of having guests and preparing a very special feast. If you’re only getting around to preparations now, don’t despair!
Nov 20, 2021
A 15-Minute Weekday Routine That Completely Takes the Stress Out of Cleaning
This super-easy hack gives us so much more time to spend together on weekends.
Nov 20, 2021
Before and After: This $350 RV Bedroom Revamp Is So Cozy and Peaceful
Woodstock-era inspiration and beautiful boho touches take this mobile bedroom from brown and drab to bright and modern.
Nov 19, 2021