A couple of years ago, I found the Apartment Therapy website, and don’t ask me why, but it’s become one of my favorite sites on the Internet. Neither Mary nor I has any intention to make any kind of changes to our house, we aren’t planning on moving into an apartment, nor into another house (despite the name, the site covers both houses and apartments)… in short, there’s no reason that I should like the site that much. But I do. It makes me… happy. I don’t know why.
There are a few articles that show the results of a renovation project, such as the one above, where a spare bedroom that had heretofore been used as a storage room is returned to its original purpose. If you click on the description of either picture, you can see the whole article, including some more pictures of the room. I especially like the bathroom renovations, for some reason. I have neither the talent nor the patience to undertake any of the projects, but it’s fun to see what people come up with to improve their homes.
There are also articles about cleaning, many of which recently (it’s the end of March as I write this) have to do with preventing anyone from getting ill with the Covid-19 virus and what to do if someone does come down with the illness so that no one else gets it. Speaking of Covid-19, which has practically all of us barricaded in our homes right now, there are suggestions for how to spend your time to maximize enjoyment and minimize stress.
There are tours of homes, particularly unusual ones (such as the family who lives in a renovated church), overviews of the best (and worst) cities to live in for a person who enjoys some specific activity (e.g. people who like to walk, who enjoy the arts, etc.), cost comparisons of different cities, and so on. They cover so much territory on the site that the best way to find out about it is to visit the site and see what it has to offer.