After several decades of helping your children plant their roots, it can be hard to believe it’s time for them spread their wings. With kids at college or officially moved out on their own, this is the time to downsize or transform the additional space you now have. Aside from the obvious choice of creating a guest room, use this opportunity to be creative with how you can reinvent parts of your home. Whether it is to explore a new hobby, recommit yourself to previous passions, or rethink your livable square feet, find out how to maximize your home to create a new and improved version.
Ahhh, ’tis the season for crisp fall air, pumpkin spice everything and cozy vibes. Today, we’re giving you all the fall feels with the ultimate fall porch inspiration. Whether you’re going for something classic, modern, or even spooky — we’ve got you covered. Feel free to get creative with gourds, colorful pumpkins, hay, wheel-barrows, and autumn accessories. Comment down below, and let us know which porch is your favorite. Bonus points if you tag us (@atproperties) on Instagram with your creations!
There isn’t a season in Chicago that is more fleeting than fall. While summer in Chicago gets all the flashy glory, autumn is its understated, classic counterpart. Take advantage of all a Chicago fall has to offer, by adding these activities to your must-do list.
Fall vibes in the suburbs can be contagious. The seasonal porch decor, local festivals, and influx of pumpkin patch photos across social media can make even summer’s biggest fans wear all the plaid, order a pumpkin spice latte and appreciate the full essence of autumn. Join in on the harvest fest season fun, by adding these family, adult-only and pet activities to your fall must-do list.
The change of seasons often comes with the itch to make other changes, including at home. Sometimes those changes include downsizing from a larger home to a smaller dwelling.
With students returning to college, and recent graduates setting in new jobs with plans to venture out on their own, the house may seem a little more empty. Or maybe you are on a mission to Marie Kondo your life, and the first step is majorly scaling back your belongings to live more simply in a smaller space.
If you’re considering downsizing your home, below are several questions to ask yourself to help you determine whether the time is right.
Do you ever feel stuck when it comes to decorating your house? Lately, I’ve been experimenting with inexpensive ways to transform a room. It’s important to stay away from the ‘full makeover’ mindset and start small with statement pieces you may already have around the house.
It’s been scientifically proven that room design affects moods and productivity (I can’t work in my office unless everything is put away). However, it can be hard to design a space you love with personal touches when you’re renting or planning on selling soon.
Today’s post is all about simplicity — we’re focusing on inexpensive and non-permanent tricks that will transform an entire room so you can enjoy it while you’re there and get the biggest bang for your buck when it’s time to move on.
Summertime is winding down, but that doesn’t mean patio season has to end.
In fact, fall is our absolute favorite season to enjoy the outdoors in. The crisp, cool air and the smell of burning leaves…
And it’s this time of year when you’ll find some of the best deals since furniture starts going on sale.
Discover some of our favorite patio essentials that will take you from the final weeks of summer well into autumn. Whether you’re grilling out with the neighbors or reading a book solo — these patio picks will leave you relaxed and refreshed.
Whether you’re in denial about summer’s conclusion, or you’re excited for cooler weather and the all-pumpkin-everything that makes fall, well, fall, making several tweaks to your home decor can help ease the transition between seasons. A few small accessory updates will help you crave extra time at home, as the days become shorter and the temperatures dip.
These tips will create a retreat to enjoy the longer upcoming nights, by incorporating rich textures, a neutral palette, and cozy accessories.
Kids’ sticky hugs, gummy smiles, and belly laughs are the best parts of your family’s home. Their oversized and generally clunky colored gear, however, is not so endearing. Whether you are settling in your new home, or you are staging your house to sell, avoid letting the space become overrun with brightly colored plastic. These tips will help blend your children’s belongings into your home’s aesthetic, without compromising your personal style.
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