Recent Studio Apartment Articles

Lovely Basement Bedroom with Sunny Egress Window/missycaulk/flickr

Basement Remodel? Don't Forget the Egress Window!

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 17, 2014

There are so many good reasons to remodel your basement -- more usable room, additional privacy, increased resale value, and energy efficiency, to name just a few. The best part is...

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Downsize without Leaving Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 05, 2014

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The...

Roommates at their shared dinner table. Photo: Thomas_EyeDesign/

Tips for Finding the Right Roommate

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | May 14, 2013

Roommates are hard to find. Let me rephrase that. Good roommates are hard to find. It is very easy to find people who are renting out rooms in apartments. It is tempting to just take...

Framed art, hip linens and good lighting make this dorm room attractive. (Photo: Jeff.Dlouhy/Flickr creative commons)

An Interior Designer's Tips for Dorm Room Decorating

Posted by Linda Merrill | Sep 14, 2012

In 1900, a pair of freshly minted prep school graduates Frank Roosevelt and Lathrop Brown moved into a suite of rooms in the famous Adams House at Harvard. The future President of the...

Muffy, if you are going to hang curtains in your apartment, you'll need to ask mummy and daddy for a power drill. (Photo: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/

Home Improvement Items Every College Student Should Own

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Aug 14, 2012

I just returned home from a 3000 mile road trip. Part of the preparation for this trip included clearing many tools out of the back of my truck to allow us to use the space for camping...

A prime example of DIY home security. (Photo: Simeon Eichmann/

DIY Home Security

Posted by Noah Garfinkel | Jun 27, 2012

I live in a New York City apartment with no elevator and wacky New York City wiring, so my home security mostly consists of living in a place that very inconvenient to break into....

The loft in Kevin's cabin in New Mexico.

The Fundamentals of Lofting a Bed

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Mar 07, 2012

When I was designing our 200 sq foot cabin, one of the design elements was a sleeping loft. This concept is pretty common in the fundamental plans of many “tiny house” designs....

Tip #5: Go vertical like a giraffe. (photo via cornstaruk/Flickr)

Live Like the Animals

Posted by Adam Verwymeren | Feb 19, 2012

Animals inspire us, entertain us and keep us company. But the animal kingdom also offers us plenty of tips and trick on how to live smarter and more efficiently. Freed of human burdens,...