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hardwood floors

When you’re apartment hunting, there are a lot of big-picture considerations — the neighborhood, the commute to work, size of the apartment, your budget, pet policies and more. Most people on the search are attracted to hardwood floors over carpets, but what many people fail to realize is that hardwood floors are not necessarily always better. Here are some of the pros and cons to consider while apartment hunting.

furnishing apartment

If you're on a budget, knowing what to buy first will help you allocate your spending accordingly. That way, you can get what you'll truly need, then use the rest of your budget on little touches that will turn the space into a home. Here's a priority list of what to buy when furnishing your first apartment.

When it comes to arranging furniture in your apartment,it's sometimes necessary to get a little creative (and even to just throw the rule book out of the window every now and then). One of the most difficult rooms to design tends to be the bedroom, especially if it's small. So, here's what you need to know to arrange furniture in your bedroom:

The hotter the weather becomes, the more you may need your apartment to become your refuge. To help you find nirvana at home this season, we're serving up some hot apartment living tips to make your summer cooler than the AC that's pumping! Check out this summer edition of your happy-at-home apartment tips.

Not to be confused with coastal décor, which is inspired by the coastlines of northern California and the Eastern Seaboard, and Mediterranean décor, which emphasizes style found in Spain, southern France, Greece and Italy, tropical décor style conjures up images of warm trade winds, sand, sea and sun of the warmer climates near the equator, from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. So no matter what season it is, you can recreate this breezy, warm style at home in your apartment by following a few simple tips.

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