All posts tagged: home improvement

How to make a room do double duty: tips for making a room multifunctional 

For a lot of us, the best kind of home decor is the kind that is both functional and fabulous. From a home office that doubles as a playroom to a living room that doubles as a bedroom, there is no reason a room can’t meet two of your needs, instead of just one. Whether you have a spare room or a small apartment, these tips will help you create a room that works for you and is capable of doing double duty. 1. Combine ideas that work best together in your space When thinking through which types of ideas you want to merge together consider the space you are working with and whether or not the ideas are compatible. A bedroom/kitchen? Probably not the best idea, unless you want your sheets smelling like your dinner. Some classic examples of ideas that work together include: bedroom/living room dining room/home office guest bedroom/playroom bedroom/gym The goal is to combine ideas that function well together in terms of aesthetics, space, and functionality. 2. Prioritize the main function …

Trending Task: Spring Cleaning

The first day of spring, what people who hang around observatories call “the vernal equinox,” occurred two weeks ago on March 20th. Did you notice? Yeah, we really didn’t either. People who know about things like this are chalking this missed milestone up to an overly warm winter (this last one was the 4th warmest in at least 117 years), but we suspect a reluctance to embrace spring cleaning may also be a factor. Spring cleaning is simply really intimidating. Scrubbing your home from top to bottom, bestowing order upon a cluttered garage, and weeding a garden overgrown after months of frost — that’s a whole lot to take on, even if it is just once a year. The spring cleaning tradition is rooted in multiple cultures around the world — one of our favorites is its role in ushering in the Persian New Year, when it’s called “shaking the house.” Well sometimes you just can’t shake it alone. Maybe that’s why TaskPosters around the country are outsourcing their spring cleaning to-do lists to TaskRabbits. …