Renovating

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make a Kitchen Feel Bigger
7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make a Kitchen Feel Bigger

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make a Kitchen Feel Bigger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By David Glenn The kitchen is the heart of your home, but a tiny, cramped kitchen just isn’t all that inviting—for you or your guests. While a complete kitchen renovation may be way out of your budget right now, here are some simple ways to make a kitchen look and feel bigger than it is.…
5 Renovations You Can DIY
5 Renovations You Can DIY

5 Renovations You Can DIY

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Owning your first condo is a special experience and you are eager to make the space your own. However, you might not have the money to invest in large-scale renovations.  Thankfully, there are plenty of small projects – with big impact – that you can easily do yourself on a limited budget.  (Just remember to skip these five that you should never try…
5 Renovations You Should Never Try to DIY
5 Renovations You Should Never Try to DIY

5 Renovations You Should Never Try to DIY

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you consider yourself handy around the house or you’ve just got a weekend free, a DIY project to spruce up your condo can be a creative and profitable use of your spare time. Unfortunately, not all renovations are DIY. Below are five such projects that qualify as too tricky, too dangerous or both. 1. Demolition It might…
6 Tips for Picking the Perfect Room Color
6 Tips for Picking the Perfect Room Color

6 Tips for Picking the Perfect Room Color

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was living in my first places out of college, they all shared the same central characteristic: boring white walls. I didn’t think much of it. You rent an apartment, the walls are white and you can’t paint them unless you want to paint them back when the lease is up. So, you become…
Making Your New Condo Yours
Making Your New Condo Yours

Making Your New Condo Yours

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you buy, you’re in an enviable position. All of a sudden, after years of renting and having to put up with the paint color, light fixtures, appliances and carpeting that are already in the unit, you get the opportunity to really decorate. And not even just decorate – you can remodel. It’s a heady…
Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the course of your hunt, it’s likely you’ll come across a place that has a lot of potential. It might not be exactly what you want, but with a redone kitchen, new lighting, a second bathroom and freshly stained floors, it would be fabulous! In other words, you’ve stumbled upon the classic fixer-upper. It’s…
How to Work With A Contractor
How to Work With A Contractor

How to Work With A Contractor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you’ve got your place, you’re probably going to want to make a few changes. In other words: remodeling. At the very least, you’re going to want to paint. So, great! This can be an exciting project, whether it turns out to be a couple coats of paint, or a bathroom redo. If you’re exceptionally…