Everything You Need to Know About Container Store Custom Closets

  Here’s some juicy tidbits from our recent chat with EJ Thoren, Custom Closets Market Manager at The Container Store   Can you tell us a bit about The Container Store’s custom closet process? While we offer free in-store design services every day, we also make house calls. From masterful closets and chef-inspired pantries to orderly playrooms, offices and garages […]

The Best Family Friendly Sofas

Fur. Spills. Crumbs. Bouncing. These are the imminent dangers to your home when you have pets and/or kids, so you have to make sure your furniture can stand up to them. We did the research for you and found sofas that have a sturdy build and are made of durable fabric—perfect for even the most chaotic households. They’re pretty much […]

The Best Cotton Percale Sheets

When it comes to buying sheets, you probably think there’s only one thing that really matters: feel. What you might not realize, though, is that there’s a whole lot that goes into what your sheets feel like. From the material used to the weave to the thread count, there are plenty of things to consider when figuring out which sheets […]

The Best Coffee Makers

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs includes five tiers of requirements humans need in order to thrive. Typically illustrated by a pyramid shape, the hierarchy includes a baseline of physiological needs: food, water, warmth, etc. Those are all fine—but what about coffee? The Apartment Therapy staff seems to run mainly on caffeine, and therefore we take coffee very seriously, from the flavor to the […]

Ikea kitchen cabinets take their mojo out of the kitchen

You’ve seen us rave about how much we like Ikea kitchens. Like here and here for inst. What you didn’t know was that we loved Ikea kitchens so much we don’t relegate them to the kitchen. in fact, we like them all over the house. The cabinets can be customized who use all over the house. As wardrobes For storage […]

The Best Vacuum Cleaners

If there’s one appliance that’s truly a status buy, it has to be a vacuum. Think about it: Do people take such pride in any other household product? Vacuums aren’t just a cleaning tool anymore—they’re also something to talk about and even show off. People genuinely love their vacuums. That’s partly why we’ve never sat down and made a list of the […]

The Princess & The Pea. The Best Mattresses

Whether you’re buying your first mattress or you’re replacing one you’ve had for years, the world of mattress buying is probably, well, overwhelming to say the least. The proliferation of direct-to-consumer brands delivering “beds in a box” has made the landscape of mattress retail almost unrecognizable compared to just a few years ago. Now you don’t have to go to […]

Stay Cool Man. Window Air Conditioner Units

If you don’t have central air conditioning, a window unit is a must—especially if you live somewhere warm, and especially in the summertime. While choosing an A/C unit isn’t the sexiest of interior topics, it’s truly a practical one, and one that should be given quite a bit of thought. Large space or small space? Can you handle noise? Would […]

25 Men’s Sneakers We’re Crushing On Right Now

Honestly you really only need one pair of sneakers at a time, but what fun is that? Skip the fancy wardrobe items that you’ll never really wear anyway and invest yourself in some of these fresh kicks. You’ll thank me later. High style with low effort. You want the goods? We got ’em for you. You’re welcome. 1. Oliver Cabell […]

Reform + Ikea: Our Current Design Crush

Copenhagen-based Reform  makes Ikea-compatible cabinet fronts, has us going goo-goo like the little design babies we are. And with good reason. They offer cabinet fronts and countertops designed by renowned architects in amazing finishes and colors. OUr current favorite is the diagonally grained Degree line by Cecilie Manz.  Subtle yet warm, Reform Diagonal in wood laminate. Or perhaps you want to […]