Archives by: Chin Suarez

6 of the Most Common Small Kitchen Mistakes

Take a moment to look around your kitchen. Yes, it may be small and not how you dreamed it to be. But no, you’re wrong for thinking it can’t be as useful and spacious as a chef’s kitchen. You may have a small kitchen but it can function just as effectively as a big one. Size isn't everything. It all comes down to the design and layout of the kitchen. So buying a six-burner stove and a double bowl sink isn’t ... Read more

7 Ways to Incorporate Industrial Design in Your Home

In a time of mid-century modern, shabby chic, and Scandinavian design, industrial design provides a unique approach. With a timeless and complex quality, industrial design is not going anywhere soon. Some reasons for its recently growing popularity include practicality, uniqueness, and appeal to those with strict budgets. From exposed brick walls and ceilings, to re-purposed and thrift shop items such as salvaged pallets and laboratory cabinets, the style is distinctive. Photo by Matt Baxter Transform your home with one of today’s hottest interior design ... Read more

7 things your home can stand without

Look around your home and tell us what you see. Yes, it isn’t spring but you’ve got to dedicate a day to do some general cleaning and decluttering. Come to think of it, do you really need that many framed photos and knickknacks on display? And let’s not ignore how many artworks are pinned against your walls. Yes, they’re worth-displaying individually but as a whole, with everything going on, it might only come off as clutter. Photo by Annie Spratt Look around. If you ... Read more

7 things to consider for your first apartment

Did you just graduate? Perhaps you finally got a decent paying job and now you're ready to look for your first apartment? Whatever it is, one thing’s for certain: the day has come you set off on your own and move out of your parents’ home. Looking for your first apartment can be both daunting and exciting. However, as you find yourself struggling and adjusting to the weight of responsibilities you have, you might find yourself burdened and clueless. Photo by Ján Jakub ... Read more

5 ways to lighten up a dark room

Who likes living in a dark room that resembles that of a cave? No one. A dark, poorly lit room can make one feel as if they’re in a solitary confinement, isolated from the outside and inaccessible. It can be pretty soul-sucking, to be honest. Photo by Joseph Albanese Don’t fret, there are ways you can combat the dark room syndrome and lighten it up a bit. Take notes for here are a few of the many ways you can brighten up and make ... Read more

6 habits of people who have clean homes

Don’t your eyes sparkle whenever you come in your sister or friend’s home and see a clean and tidy house? Whether your there unannounced or for an occasion, it’s impeccable how they keep their house clean while effortlessly while you, well, that’s a different story. If you find maintaining a clean home completely daunting and takes too much time and effort, you’re thinking wrong. It’s second nature to some people, and chance are, they used to be in your shoes prior. It ... Read more

7 Tips for Using Monochromatic Themes

The monochrome trend is far from vanishing in the limelight. It dominates the fashion world and it brings sophistication to interiors. Neutrals and/or monochromes are the foundation of an ethereal style. Neutral decorating is part of many interior styles from Scandinavian to Minimalist and Monochrome. The decorating scheme is simple yet exquisite, and its flexibility goes well with a range of styles. When layered, structured and designed right, a neutral colors make a bold statement. Want to use a monochrome style work ... Read more

6 Home Furnishings Worth Splurging On

If money weren't an issue, we'd all have beautifully furnished homes with high-end appliances. But money is an issue for *almost* all of us. To enjoy comfort and fiscal responsibility in a new home, one must be budget conscious when picking new furnishings and equipment. Being budget conscious isn’t a problem. It only becomes one if you’re opting for cheap items that only last a week. Often times than not, loosening your pocket means saving more in the long run. Albeit true ... Read more
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