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Home & Design: 20 Home Office Inspirations

Originally posted on sweet lemon™ (s|l):

A beautifully designed functional home office makes for a productive work day. An office or workspace that is not properly set up can lead to zero creativity and a general lack of motivation. Both of which I am sad to say, I have been suffering from for way too long.

I have had tons of inspirations + ideas, but for some reason, whenever I sit down to write at my little desk all of my ideas fizzes away so quickly that I just end up using my Notes app to write down my ideas. Ideas that don’t always necessarily make it here on the blog, which is not good for anyone.

In my opinion, the perfect functional home office starts with a great work desk. And that’s what I have been endlessly thinking about and looking for, for months now. For the longest time, months actually, I have been looking…

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Feeling Spring


Spring is here indeed!

Originally posted on Apartments i Like blog:

feeling spring decor

Spring is in the air…finally I can feel it and in a couple days the equinox will be upon us proving it. Time to put away the winter decor and opt for some colorful spring decor options. Just a touch of color here and there in your apartment or home will send the winter blues away!

spring decor

Head to the nearest home decor store and brighten your apartment living room with some great spring color! Adding throw pillows and some silk flower touches will make a dull space spring lively.

spring decor ideas
spring decor ideas

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2014 National Multifamily Rent Outlook


Pretty promising information in this article! #StudioPBA #Denver

Originally posted on Florida Gulf Coast Investment Real Estate:

2014 National Multifamily Rent Outlook

Rent Growth. Rents are anticipated to grow 3.5% in 2014. Rents are predicted to grow at a slightly slower rate in the coming year, and the rate of growth will remain positive, but decelerate through 2017. Seattle, the bay area, and Houston are maintaining rent growth above 4% year over year, along with strong job growth. Steady job growth is driving strong housing demand.

Markets most exposed to energy and tech sectors will experience the strongest job growth over the next few years. Energy and tech-driven markets lead all major metro areas in effective rent growth: 1. San Francisco 2. Seattle 3. Denver 4. Houston 5. Austin (The Rosen Report, Rosen Consulting Group) Rising Rentership.

The 25-34 year old age group is expected to experience a decline in home ownership rate over the next few years due to the recession as well as student debts…

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Spring Cleaning!


Great tips for spring cleaning your abode! #StudioPBA

Originally posted on Apartmentology:

It’s officially spring, and we couldn’t be happier! While it’s only been hitting the 40’s, we’re breaking out our T-shirts and shorts and soaking up the sun! Now that the weather is warming up, it’s about time for a thorough cleaning to sweep away those winter blues. Not only does a good spring cleaning make your home look good, it feels good to get rid of the dust bunnies and air out that lingering winter musk. We’ve put together a few general spring cleaning tips and included a checklist to help you brighten up your home!

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Side Step: A Shoeless House is a Happier Home


Great idea for keeping living spaces clean!

Originally posted on Househappy:

The simple act of removing our shoes has reshaped the consideration for our space.”

Katherine Sacks, an American expat living in Germany, quickly discovered a unique custom in her adopted city of Berlin. When returning home, most people open their windows for a few moments to let in the frischluft (a stream of fresh air) and remove their shoes to slip on their hausschuhe (house shoes).

Over time, Katherine realized that by wearing her hausschuhe, she not only took better care of her space, but that she felt a significant and meaningful separation between “home” and the outside world.

In the end, a shoeless house became a happier home.

Read more from Katherine’s essay for Kinfolk magazine here.

Photo: Maja Norrman for Kinfolk 

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