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July 6, 2013

Steven asks…

I found some apartments in South Beach on Craiglist. Should I trust them.?

I live in Maryland. I had a buddy who found a nice apartment in South Beach. For 850. It’s gorgeous. He found it on craigslist.com.

I always wanted to move down there. Not because he moved to that gorgeous area. Should I trust craigslist.com

Administrator answers:

Basic rule of thumb on Craig’s list if it looks too good to be true, stay away , esp in popular cities like Miami or NY city

Joseph asks…

Anyone ever heard of open face cabinets?

So I just moved into a gorgeous apartment looking to give it some spice, I really want to paint and having a hard time on deciding what color to do the kitchen since everything is beige, but for the cabinets i want to pull the doors off, paint the trim work and then hang a curtain or lace something that matches the paint, having such a dilemma,the reason i want to pull off the doors is because the paint is chipping off the color they painted them and you can see that they were brown underneath, any suggestions would be so helpful thanks :)

Administrator answers:

This really comes down to preference. I have seen them, and i think they are a great idea. What i would do though is make the open shelving high, creating the illusion of more space and make sure these are not overfilled, as it will look cluttered. Open shelves are great for plates, cups and vases as these stack easy and look good. Things such as tupperware etc should be hidden as they are not really attractive. Lower cabinets should have doors. If your worried how these look, you can replace the doors, sand them back and repaint etc.
Colours are really down to preference. I like bright colours in the kitchen with a lot of light. Oranges, Blues etc. But most of all i like the idea of a chalkboard splash-back! You can write things on it, and it looks so funky in the kitchen! But decor is completely personal.

Donna asks…

i need color/decor advice for my apartment!?

i just moved into a gorgeous apartment with
beautiful hardwood floors but it has boring white
walls and we aren’t allowed to paint :(

i have a light tan sectional …
what colors and decor would you add
for rugs etc?

pictures appreciated!

Administrator answers:

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Nancy asks…

What is your opinion about this living arrangement?

Me and one of my close friends want to get an apartment. We found an absolute gorgeous one (brand new) for 765…which comes out to be 382.50 per person. I have lived on my own for the past year when i was away at college….Well now I am back in my hometown and finishing up college here. Do you think it is stupid to move into an apartment and pay rent and all of that when you could live at home for free? I just dont want to live at home anymore. I want to be independant!! Any advice?
I am going to get a part time job…but i am paying for the rent with my student loan money.

Administrator answers:

Sometimes you just have to get out on your own; but I would think about discussing with my friend what would happen, if for some reason, someone were to get ill or any number of things, and could not pay their part of the rent. Even though you wouldn’t think of it happening, it does, best friends included. I moved out to live with my brother and his wife…they got divorced a few months later, my other brother moved in, he went bankrupt, then my other brother went bankrupt, and I also lost my job…each of us took turns being financially ruined. It caused a LOT of tension between us. It was crazy, it seemed like they couldn’t remember when they went through the same thing, just a couple months prior. Definitely make sure you look over the contract REALLY well and find out what would happen if you have to break the lease or if one person leaves, if you would be permitted to sublease. If you can come to a good agreement and feel safe that things will go smoothly; I think it sounds like it would be really fun. Just make sure you remember to give each other their space. Good luck!

Sandra asks…

My best friend told me my apartment was “hideous”?

I’ve lived here for 2 years and I’m very proud, I’ve worked hard for this gorgeous apartment valued at well over $50,000. I must admit I like to brag about it alot, but yesterday my best friend told me that both myself and the apartment were “hideous” – what actions should I take to complete my revenge?

Administrator answers:

Say YO MAMA!

Lisa asks…

I need color/decor advice for my apartment!?

i just moved into a gorgeous apartment with
beautiful hardwood floors but it has boring white
walls and we aren’t allowed to paint :(

i have a light tan sectional …
what colors and decor would you add
for rugs etc?

pictures appreciated!

Administrator answers:

Just because you can’t paint, doesn’t mean all hope is lost! There’s plenty that you can do for your walls. First off, simple art is always good. Also, give the room some depth with lush curtains. If you don’t have any wall art, then get creative! You can either make art, buy art, or create wall panels. Wall panels are just fabric covered pieces of wood. You can use this same fabric in creating decorative pillows for your tan couch.

If you have white wall, wood-toned floors, and a tan couch then the sky is the limit for any extra colors. You can compliment them with like colors and the use a little pop of a bright color like red or an acid green or robin’s egg blue. Also, because everything is so tonal, incorporate metals into it.

Here are some sites for good ideas, how-tos, and pictures:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

http://www.designspongeonline.com/category/diy

www.craftzine.com

these will give you some good guidance. Plus, there’s always hgtv.com and diynetwork.com

Ruth asks…

Easy care house plants? I want to get more but what else besides pothos?

I also have a cute money tree and this other plant that has a white flower but I want to fill the inside of our apartment with lots and lots of gorgeous plants!
Thank you everyone

Administrator answers:

I have a Heart Leaf Philodendron it is part of a plant that was given to may aunt over 50 years ago. The plant I have was my mothers cutting, it is at least 20 years old. I am going to give a cutting to my daughter, that will make it three generations, a heirloom plant.

Good luck which ever one you choose.

Below is a sites with other plants that is also easy to grow.

Http://redwoodbarn.com/houseplanttable.html

http://gardening.about.com/od/houseplants/a/EasyHouseplants.htm

Mark asks…

What is the paint color in mariah careys penthouse apartment on mtv cribs?

I’m painting my room and I remembered watching mtv cribs
and in mariah careys penthouse apartment, when she opened
the door to welcome you in, you entered this big hallway entry.
It had this gorgeous pinky orange glazed color and I was
wondering if anyone knew the name of the color or what I
could do to get that color.
Thanks so much any help would be appreciated thanks!

Administrator answers:

Is this the color you’re talking about?

Http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2006-04/11/xin_200403111401661670350.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2006-04/11/content_565282.htm&usg=__TKT_IVh52mQf-_AeSbKp5nlZij4=&h=515&w=400&sz=72&hl=fr&start=3&tbnid=Jx5ssLWqZ6KYpM:&tbnh=131&tbnw=102&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmariah%2Bcarey%2Bpenthouse%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Dfr

If so, simply print this out in color and take it to the nearest paint store and they can match it.

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