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Curbed Handbook

Curbed Handbook

Everything you need to know about your home, from securing a mortgage to painting your living room.

RVs for sale: Where to buy a camper online

Ready to buy an RV? Here are five websites that help connect sellers with aspiring camper owners.

The best sleeping hacks for a good night’s rest

We surveyed Curbed editors to find out how to get the best ZZZs, from the best sheets to top meditation apps.

Refresh your home with The Small Fix newsletter

Introducing The Small Fix, a four-week newsletter challenge with actually achievable projects to make your home look more polished.

Shop 'hygge': Curbed's guide to cozy home decor

Instead of fighting cabin fever this winter, do as the Danish do and embrace the concept of "hygge."

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The ultimate van life shopping guide

We break down over 90 different essential items that make mobile living more comfortable.

Where to donate furniture and household items

‘Tis the season of giving and we’ve rounded up various channels for donating household items, from charities to furniture banks.

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Best apps and sites for selling used home goods

There are more options than ever to help you offload used items around the house—or score a bargain on something you actually want.

Got old fixtures after a reno? Here’s what to do with them

Before you toss dated lighting, banged-up doors, or worn tiles in the dumpster, consider these more sustainable options.

How long household appliances are supposed to last

Experts dish on the lifespan of common household appliances, so you can put your mind and wallet at ease.

36 wood pallet projects you can DIY for cheap

Examples of innovative pallet furniture that show how recycled pallets can become chic decor.

The best furniture for tiny apartments

See our picks for space-saving furniture that doesn’t skimp on style, with pieces for the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and beyond.

From tiny trailers to huge RVs, a definitive guide to every type of camper

Whether you’re looking to buy a new RV or just want to level up your camper vocabulary, this is a good place to start.

How to design your perfect kitchen

Architect Cindy Black has redesigned more than 200 kitchens—here are her nine must-dos for creating the ideal kitchen, plus her tips for creating an intimate dining room.

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So you want a kitchen island? Here’s what to consider first

A kitchen island isn’t exactly an one-size-fits-all solution. Here’s what you should consider when planning for one.

10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen

A tiny kitchen can feel like a curse, but it can become manageable and charming if you know how to take full advantage of all the available space.

A beginner’s guide to decorating with candles

We break down the main types of candles every well-appointed home should have, and how to make the most of each.

8 easy remodeling ideas to revamp your kitchen

Looking to spruce up your kitchen? Try these expert-recommended updates.

How to choose a rug for your living room 

Finding a rug that frames your living room perfectly is no easy feat. These tips can help.

Meet your new essential guide to creating a home in the modern age

Welcome to the redesigned Curbed Handbook.

Outdoor lighting: A beginner’s guide

To help you get started, we asked two experts for tips and advice on choosing outdoor lighting products for your home.

The 7 best ways to find a campsite this summer

We rounded up the top places to book campground reservations, from well-known sites like Reserve America to lesser-known apps.

5 wall decor ideas perfect for renters and DIY lovers

If your idea of a well-appointed home is anything but an empty wall, then good news: The market is brimming with options to dress things up.

Where to buy affordable home essentials

Here’s a brief guide to buying quality home essentials at retailers from Ikea, Target, West Elm, and more.

How to make your home energy efficient

Reduce your carbon footprint and increase your savings with these tips from the pros.

The hunt for vintage wallpaper: Where to find and how to decorate with it

If you’re in the market to buy antique wallpaper, be prepared to search high and low.

Restoring a historic house: 8 tips and tricks before getting started

Restoring a historic house can be one of the most exciting—and overwhelming—experiences. We spoke with interior designer Steven Gambrel about his must-know tips for taking on any project.

How to maintain a healthy relationship with your tenants

Being communicative and respectful goes a long way.

How to be a good landlord

Being a good landlord requires a solid business plan, knowledge of local laws, smart budgeting, and realistic expectations.

What I wish I’d known when budgeting for a renovation

Tips for staying on track, without delays or a ton of expected costs.

What I wish I’d known before hiring an architect

Here are lessons learned from a bumpy renovation.

6 tips for finding an apartment in a city you don’t live in yet

Renting a home without physically seeing it before you move in is not ideal, but it’s not impossible either. Here are six tips to make it less painful.

How to negotiate the sale price of your dream home

With the right team and a few intelligent strategies, that slightly over-budget property could be yours.

Considering a fixer-upper? Here’s what you need to know

Working on a fixer-upper may sound like fun, but the overhaul process can quickly overwhelm.

A guide to popular window types

From casement to sash to Palladian, this is your ultimate cheat-sheet for fans of fenestration.

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one

Before you place a bid on your dream home, here are a few things to know about home inspections—and why they’re so important.