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8 Futon Bunk Beds for the Coolest Sleep Setup
Because what’s cooler than a built-in lounge space?
Jun 14, 2022
Ask Maxwell: How Can I Help My Daughter to Fall Asleep?
My daughter is in sixth grade, school starts early but has trouble falling asleep at night so she’s exhausted every day. Any recommendations? LucyDear Lucy,I have insomnia myself so I’ve wrestled with this for years. As a kid I used to lay awake in bed and listen to my clock radio for hours before falling asleep.
Jun 13, 2022
I Have 5 Kids. Here’s How I Get (and Keep) Their Bedrooms Organized
These routines really help keep things under control.
Jun 9, 2022
Before and After: A Small, Dirty Kitchen Gets a Bright, Scandi-Inspired, Family-Friendly Makeover
Now it's a dream family kitchen, with an amazing circular window.
Jun 9, 2022
This Star Wars-Themed Removable Wallpaper Is the Best Thing I’ve Done to My Son’s Room
When he gets tired of it, we'll just take it off.
Jun 8, 2022
The Easy Laundry Routine I’ve Started that Helps Me Declutter My Kids’ Clothes
Seasonal decluttering now only takes a few minutes.
Jun 8, 2022
The $16 Solution to Your Family’s ‘Clothes Chair’ Problem
In other words, how to get your kids to hang up their clothes.
Jun 6, 2022
10 Small-Space Tricks We’re Stealing from These Clever Before and After Projects
Making the most of all tight spaces.
Jun 3, 2022
The Birthday Party Tradition You Should Absolutely Stop Doing
This is one bit of party "etiquette" that really needs to stop.
Jun 1, 2022
I Swear By This Kitchen Sink Cleaning Trick I Learned Growing Up
It's the little cleaning habits that ultimately make a big difference.
May 31, 2022
The 7 Most Popular Living Room Colors of 2022, According to Over 60 Interior Design Experts
There's more color on the horizon.
May 30, 2022
I’m in The Middle of Moving with My Family, and These 5 Decluttering Tricks Are Actually Helping
They help immensely as I'm sorting through our belongings.
May 30, 2022
5 Actions We Can All Take to Advocate for Gun Safety Policies
We at Apartment Therapy Media and our three brands — Apartment Therapy, Kitchn, and Cubby — are deeply grieved over the shocking gun violence of the past weeks. We mourn for the victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, the Laguna Woods church shooting, and those of the Uvalde school tragedy. We also mourn for the thousands of others who have been killed in mass shootings — a daily reality for far too long.
May 26, 2022
How to Frame an Heirloom Piece of Clothing
It's a great way to preserve memories.
May 25, 2022
This Boy’s Room Celebrates Black Joy In Style
Cookbook author and writer Nicole Taylor on designing a kids room that’s packed with style and meaning.
May 24, 2022
Childhood Memory: Dad & The Accident
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.
May 23, 2022
10 Kids Bedding Sets That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Bedtime
Who doesn’t love fun bedding?
May 21, 2022
Portable, Battery-Powered Lights Are the Best Thing to Happen to Kids’ Rooms
Get light where you need it, when you need it - no cords required.
May 19, 2022
I’m a Mom to 5 Active Kids, and These Are the Laundry Products I Can’t Live Without
My laundry products need to be simple yet effective. Here's what I always keep on hand.
May 19, 2022
Justina Blakeney’s Colorful Home Is on The Cover of Architectural Digest’s First Family Issue
Unsurprisingly, the founder of The Jungalow has a colorful, plant-laden home that gives all the good feels.
May 18, 2022
The 3 Questions I Ask My Kids at Every Family Meeting
They keep our family meetings short, but are focused enough to bring out any concerns.
May 18, 2022
The Secrets of Scandinavian Family Homes
How to get that chic, cozy, yet clutter-controlled comfort in your own home.
May 18, 2022
The Best Kids Toy Storage and Room Organizers to Tame Kid Clutter
Yes, we love them, but man, it’s everywhere.
May 18, 2022
3 (Fun!) Ways To Get Kids Excited About Helping Clean Up
Kids will clean almost anything if you make a game out of it.
May 16, 2022
I Tried My Grandmother’s Technique for Cleaning Stainless Steel, and It’s the Best Method By Far
You can stop buying those special cleaners now.
May 16, 2022
Ask Maxwell: What’s the Perfect Wall Color for a Low-Light Bedroom?
How do I choose a wall color for a kids’ bedroom that gets very little daylight?JelisaDear Jelisa,I hope my answer is helpful, because I’m not going to say that I’d recommend painting a bright or reflective color that will make it seem brighter!
May 16, 2022
This $5 Paint Project is So Quick and Easy, But the Payoff Is Huge
It would look especially great in a kid's room.
May 14, 2022
A Surprising (and Very Smart!) Way to Use a Tension Rod in Your Kitchen
This simple tool can do double duty in your home.
May 13, 2022
A Family-Friendly Home Where Almost Every Piece of Furniture Doubles as Storage
"The stylist in me wants everything to be beautiful, but the mom in me wants everything to be functional and practical, too."
May 10, 2022
9 of the Coolest Triple Bunk Beds for Kids
Yes, triple bunk beds exist AND they come in incredibly cool setups.
May 9, 2022
14 Clever Ways to Take Your Kid’s Bunk Bed to the Next Level
Amazing accessories that are available to outfit your bunk beds, from zipper sheets to battery powered lamps.
May 9, 2022
The Small Storage Bins This Dad of Three Is Obsessed With
They're the best I've found for storing small toys and art supplies.
May 6, 2022
Ask Maxwell: Should I Feel Guilty that I Only Have One Child?
My partner and I have a wonderful daughter, and our family feels complete. However, when we tell others that we’re “one and done,” the reaction is often one of dismay. The message for a single-child household is often one of deprivation; that our daughter won’t have enough family when we’re gone, or we’re keeping her from enjoying siblings. How might you address some of this internal parent guilt (not to mention, the single-child naysayers)?
May 6, 2022
6 Bunk Bed Shelves for More Space and Storage
It's no longer required to climb off the top bunk for a glass of water.
May 2, 2022
The One Simple Tool That Helps My 3-Year-Old Put Away Her Own Laundry
She wanted to do it herself, so here's how I helped her.
May 2, 2022
Ask Maxwell: What in the World Do I Gift My Tween?
I’ve always loved buying presents for my two kids, but now that my older daughter is 13, it’s hard. I’ve seen some of the things I’ve given to her end up in the bottom of her closet. What do presents even mean, at this rate? Emily(Good morning! I’m taking three weeks off for a little summer vacation, so I’m going back into the archive to share three questions that seemed very helpful this past year.
May 2, 2022
How to Keep Your Kid’s Artwork While Also Throwing It Away
It's time to free the fridge.
Apr 29, 2022
The Best National Park to Visit with Kids
Can you guess what it is?
Apr 28, 2022
19 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms and Mother Figures of All Kinds
Spoil her a little.
Apr 26, 2022
Before & After: A Recipe Developer’s Kitchen Gets a Super-Organized Upgrade
Get inspired with these before and after photos!
Apr 26, 2022
I Finally Found a Large, Comfortable Standing Mat for the Kitchen
Calling all washers of dishes: this one's for you.
Apr 26, 2022
This Scottish Family Home Is Brimming with Whimsy and Charm
If you love the color green, you will love this charming Scottish home.
Apr 25, 2022
Ask Maxwell: Speaking To Your Teenager About Their Feelings?
My son and I used to talk all the time, but now that he’s a teenager he just clams up. What’s a healthy way to keep channels open with him and stay in touch with what he’s going through? ElaineDear Elaine,This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot and this past week I had a small breakthrough (aided by my therapist, who is love). Staying in touch with your children as they go through the teenage years is INCREDIBLY HARD, but IMPORTANT.
Apr 25, 2022
Before and After: A Boring Basement Gets a Treehouse-Inspired Makeover
The after is an explosion of color, pattern, and imagination.
Apr 24, 2022
This Pro Organizer’s Home Is Fresh, Modern, and Clutter-Free
Name: Janelle Williams, husband Darrell Williams, and three children ages 19, 16, and 11 Location: Annapolis, MarylandSize: 2600 square feet Type of Home: Single Family HouseYears lived in: 5 years, ownedStarting the year off by touring the homes (and drawers, pantries, closets, and more behind-the-scenes spots) of professional organizers, small space dwellers, and other design experts has become a tradition on Apartment Therapy.
Apr 23, 2022
This Family Home Escaped the 90s — and Is Now Full of Cool Statement Walls and Modern Details
Homeowner Sandy Jandu describes her home's style as "Escaping the '90s." She explains: "It's a three-bedroom builder-grade from the 1990s, chock-full of 45-degree angled halls and nooks to nowhere. We have worked our tails off to bring it to life, and while our home has a ways to go, it feels like OURS."
Apr 22, 2022
Before and After: This Family’s New Living Room Features a Bold Wall of IKEA-hacked Built-Ins
The bold library wall is a bookworm's fantasy.
Apr 21, 2022
Before and After: A Cluttered Garage Gets a Shelving Upgrade for $275
This homeowner and organizing enthusiast has tons of tips for getting the most out of your garage storage.
Apr 19, 2022
Childhood Memory: Daisy BB Gun
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.
Apr 18, 2022
The 5-Step Plan That Gets My Sleepy Kid Out of Bed in the Morning
One or more of these tips is bound to work for your kid, too.
Apr 18, 2022
Before & After: A Family’s Cottage Gets a Big Expansion with Tons of Extra Storage
Before, it was barely able to fit one person. Now, it can seat plenty of guests.
Apr 17, 2022
19 Parents on the Best Advice They Ever Got
From a new parent self-care move to a trick borrowed from puppies.
Apr 17, 2022
An 800-Square-Foot A-Frame Fits This Family of Four (and a Dog!)
Steffy Degreff is a lifestyle and fashion content creator and shares things like style hacks and home DIYs on her website, Instagram, and TikTok. She and her family have been renovating this 1974 A-frame cabin in the woods of Upstate New York.
Apr 17, 2022
This Family’s Brooklyn Apartment is Bright, Airy, and Totally Unique
It's the perfect happy medium for a young family.
Apr 16, 2022
12 Stylish Bookshelves to Encourage Your Little One’s Love of Reading
Each pick is both functional and cute!
Apr 15, 2022
This $10 TikTok-Famous Stain Treatment Saves My Kids’ Clothes
It also has near-perfect reviews on Amazon.
Apr 15, 2022
Before and After: A 1980s Bathroom Becomes a Cheery, Kid-Friendly Room for $800
The whole family helped with this renovation!
Apr 14, 2022
Before and After: A Boring Living Room Becomes a Bright Family Hangout for $700
You don't have to change every single thing in a space to totally transform the feel of it, and this redo is proof.
Apr 13, 2022
For Your Kid’s Budding Art Collection, Turn To These 8 Artists That Teach Black Pride
Surround your kids with images that have the power to resonate with them deeply.
Apr 13, 2022
How To Create a Date Night With Your Partner While the Kids Are Asleep
Yes, it's possible.
Apr 13, 2022
11 Pro Tips for Maximizing Your Pantry Space
You do NOT need to decant things into cute jars! Promise.
Apr 12, 2022
Ask Maxwell: What Are Some Great Bedtime Books?
Could you recommend some chapter books to read to very young children at bedtime. I have grandchildren who are 5, 4 and 2 years old?ShereenDear Shereen, I’ve absolutely got some books for you, though I will say that is a big stretch in ages. The five and the four year old will be great with one kind of book, and the two year old with another. That said, older children love to revisit younger books, so you may be able to get them all together at bedtime eventually.
Apr 11, 2022
An Under $100 IKEA Bookcase Makeover that Looks Like a Built-In
It's amazing what a little trim can do.
Apr 11, 2022
This Family Is Creating a Fairytale Home
Camille Simmons of Planning Pretty shares the story of her 1920s California cottage.
Apr 11, 2022
This Pro Organizer’s Home Is Every Bit as Impressive as You’d Expect
Jennifer is a part-time nursing professor and the full-time CEO/lead professional organizer for organizing company, Organized by Jen D. She shares this San Diego home with her husband, Tony, sons Alton, Aiden, and Sean, and pets.
Apr 11, 2022
Before & After: This Teen’s Blah Bedroom Now Has the Coolest Industrial Look
The once childish space is now unrecognizable — and very, very cool.
Apr 10, 2022
Before and After: This Nursery Gets a Bold, Pattern-Mixing Look for $1,000
This in-between space is now reaching its full potential.
Apr 9, 2022