Arguably our most important supplier, Cole Hardware is a neighborhood treasure on Russian Hill. Once a month, they treat their rewards club members to a glass of wine and a $10 discount of a $25-or-more purchase.
— and if you think you don’t need $25 worth of stuff from Cole Hardware at least once a month, you are mistaken. They’ve got awesome stuff.
Our distaste for analog media notwithstanding, it’s always a great idea to have a look at what’s new at IKEA every year, and the annual catalog release is a good time to do it.
Remember the excitement when the [Sears/JCPenney/Delia*s/American Girl/insert your favorite childhood catalog of choice here] arrived? For me, that feeling is still alive and well. Last week, I eagerly awaited a certain special delivery, and I was not disappointed. In my mailbox I found an advance copy of the 2020 IKEA catalog, and today I get to share it with all of you. The catalog theme is Save Our Sleep, and it’s not hard to imagine why they’ve chosen that focus.
Creativity is the answer to many of life’s problems, especially when it comes to the home. There are only so many places you can put things, so the more you can think outside of the box within your walls, the better. If KonMari-ing or major decluttering were easy, we would all do it. But since stuff—at least some of it— is important, most of us have to find solutions for storage. Small space dwellers are the best people to steal ideas from, since the struggle is particularly real for them. So, we looked to a few of our favorite tiny house and apartment tours to bring you some ideas and products you can use to be stealth about storage in your space.
Hi, Folks! It’s been one of the snowiest winters in memory, and none of us have been up to the mountains yet this season, therefore the workshop is closed until April 22nd – so we can go make some tracks before it all melts!
Hooks come in handy in many kitchens to keep utilitarian things like pots, pans, and utensils right within reach. They can also serve as a decorative element to turn your best-looking cookware and tools into part of the room’s flare.
But a blank wall is not the only place to hang hooks in your kitchen! Just about any surface will do. Try one of these overlooked places to hang hooks in your kitchen.
Decorating a tiny house? The only way to go is up. Not only does designing vertically create the illusion of a clean, clutter-free space, but it can also trick guests into thinking your home is bigger.
“Store items high and low, and out of the eye-line to make spaces seem bigger,” Spesard says.
Take advantage of the space underneath your bed and couch, and install a hanging pot holder in your kitchen.
They say “tiny house,” but on Russian Hill we know this is de rigeur for “apartment living.”
When it comes to making some of these ideas a reality in your studio or flat, we can help make that happen.
Many of these ideas were the inspiration for the start of Russian Hill Handyman Co. — if you’ve seen the loft bed in Rick’s apartment, you’ll know what we mean.
Two tiny house experts share their best decorating tips.