Tag Archive for neighborly advice

Found Furnishings

The prospect of furnishing an over-priced apartment in a costly city can be daunting. But before you go running off to that Swedish transnational, take a couple weeks to look around you–you’ll be surprised at the things you can pick…

Renters’ Rights

Sometimes, finding the right apartment is the easiest part of the rental process. Negotiating with a landlord can be confusing and stressful, and new renters can find themselves lost in the fine-print of their contracts. Although a landlord’s obligations may…

Elbow Grease

If you have a pet, a baby, a smelly roommate, or a tight budget, you have a reason to switch to DIY cleaning products. With only a few ingredients, many of which you probably already own, you can clean your…

Sunrooms in the Off-Season

Hyde Park voyeurs have one Chicago architect in particular to thank for the ease with which they can observe their neighbors. The man in question, early 20th century designer Andrew Sandegren, is credited with the proliferation of the proto-solariums that…