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April 12, 2022

12 affordable side tables for small spaces

A side table adds functionality and convenience, providing a great place to set drinks and food, eyeglasses, the remote, and other items. Some people use them for lamps, floral arrangements, photos, and other decor items. Others use a stylish side table as a design element, either as a cohesive piece that brings the other furniture in the room together or for a unique pop of color. If you have a small space, you may be limited in size. However, these 12 side tables ensure that you won’t be limited in style and function, while also not breaking the bank, with selected pieces ranging in price from $100 to $450.
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March 23, 2022

Spring for some furniture must-haves–on sale now at 18 of our favorite stores

While it may seem that the world of consumer goods is one perpetual sale, when we're really in the market for something specific, a discount can really help. Furniture is expensive, and the wealth of choices can be overwhelming. Sometimes a seasonal sale–or a hidden clearance section–can be just the push we need to acquire that brilliant piece we've been coveting. Below are some opportunities to furnish your space with the help of sales that are happening right now.
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March 15, 2022

Everything you need to outfit your tiny NYC apartment kitchen

If you’re outfitting a new kitchen in New York City, chances are you don’t have endless cubic feet of storage space or a Kardashian-style pantry to fill with every snack you crave. If you’re working with limited space but want to have the necessities to whip up an impressive meal for date night, we’ve rounded up the must-have kitchen products. Ahead, find the easy-to-store essentials that every NYC apartment kitchen needs, regardless of culinary skills or kitchen space.
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March 7, 2022

29 essential items that make working from home easier

Whether you’re working from home a couple of days a week or spending the entirety of each workweek at home, you need to create the right environment to work efficiently. And since you’re at home, there’s no reason why you can’t also be comfortable – and choose items that you’d actually like to use. Ahead, find some of the WFH essentials you’ll need to create the perfect workspace.
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March 3, 2022

Brooklinen’s new towel collection brings NYC icons to the beach

Though it might not be quite time to hit the beach, we're counting the days. Luxury bed linen disruptor Brooklinen has offered us a ray of sunshine in the form of a new collaboration with a nod to everyone's favorite New York City icons. Inspired by their Brooklyn roots, the company is collaborating with six New York City artists on a collection of limited-edition, summer-themed beach towel prints. The first three in the series, available starting March 3, include NYC Summer, High Tide, and Island Life. The first of these is indeed a snapshot of summer in the city.
Pigeons, pizza, pretzels
February 28, 2022

8 best places in NYC to thrift for home goods

New York may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean there aren't plenty of deals to uncover. If you’re looking to dress up your walls or find a new couch that doesn’t cost a month’s rent, a thrift store is often your best bet. So where can you find these wallet-friendly unicorns? There are plenty of larger chains throughout the five boroughs like Housing Works, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill, but also many under-the-radar shops that each offer their own brand of charm. You can find the weird and the wonderful, give new life to ancient floor lamps or grab a barely-used armchair. Plus, what’s good for your wallet also happens to be good for the environment. And best of all, many of these stores are money-making vehicles for various nonprofits or charities, meaning your money is working twice as hard. From a 10,000-square-foot warehouse to a carefully curated resale shop, here are the eight best stores in NYC to thrift for home goods.
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February 24, 2022

Everything is for sale, including the $6.5M apartment, at this Upper West Side interior design exhibition

The Belnord at 225 West 86th Street is getting plenty of attention recently. The Upper West Side condo building stars as the fictional Arconia in Hulu’s "Only Murders in the Building" series. Now, a three-bedroom unit, on the market since October for $6,475,000, is having a turn in the spotlight as an international interior design showcase. The Belnord Project presents the home's interiors and art in a shoppable exhibition curated by frenchCALIFORNIA in partnership with Evan Snyderman of modern and contemporary design gallery R & Company.
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February 23, 2022

The 15 best poufs and ottomans you can buy online

I love poufs and ottomans because they’re so versatile that they can be used for seating, serve as a footrest, and some can even provide storage. Poufs and ottomans are available in a variety of sizes and materials, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and nurseries--as well as on the patio. Below, find some of our favorite poufs and ottomans you can buy online.
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February 8, 2022

50 practical items that make perfect housewarming gifts

Space is always at a premium in New York City – even for people moving into a larger place. When thinking about housewarming gifts, quality always takes precedent over quantity. And since new homeowners and tenants need to maximize their space, our list of best housewarming gifts includes practical, well-made, durable, and long-lasting choices that are also fashionable enough to work in any design style. We also went beyond the typical housewarming gifts to include some new, cool, and fun items that you may not have thought of.
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January 25, 2022

13 unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

This year, think outside the box to wow your Valentine. Use these ideas for fun, flirty and family-friendly one-of-a-kind gifts for your one in a million. These gift ideas include something for everyone in your life, from the plant lover to the New York City foodie. In particular, there are plenty of experience gifts for Valentine’s Day. Because why not gift the present of your presence?
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January 13, 2022

12 design-forward lounge chairs to update your reading nook

There has never been a better time to design a corner of your home that's dedicated to the pursuit of cozy. Whether it's a reading nook, a scrolling snug, or a daydreaming den, this chill zone should provide a break from the home office, the home gym, and whatever part of your home is Grand Central Station. That doesn't mean it can't be as easy on the eyes as it is on your mood. Below you'll find a selection of chic and cozy lounge chairs to elevate your off-duty oasis (and if you really still want a BarcaLounger, you'll find one here).
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December 23, 2021

Everything you need to host a NYE party in your NYC apartment

Ring in 2022 on a festive note with these tips and easy buys to make your apartment (no matter how small) party-ready. Whether you’re eager to leave 2021 behind or you’re looking forward to a night spent reminiscing on the highs of the past year, your New Year's Eve party should feel decadent, festive, and sophisticated. If you’re planning a party for a small New York City space, good news: we have the best tips, tricks, and products that will ensure you and your guests have a night to remember.
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December 3, 2021

44 perfect gifts for every New Yorker

As much as we all want the same things sometimes, when it comes to the goodies that peek from stockings and hide in wrapped boxes, it can be a real challenge to find the right match. New Yorkers are finicky, have it all, and want everything and nothing–all at the same time. Our 2021 gift guide is up to that challenge. All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing.
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November 9, 2021

A Brooklyn edition of Monopoly is now available

A new edition of the classic board game Monopoly replaces the famous Atlantic City squares with beloved landmarks of Brooklyn. Making its debut Tuesday, Monopoly Brooklyn Edition features historic landmarks, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Soldiers Sailors Memorial Arch, entertainment spots, including Coney Island and Barclays Center, cultural institutions, like Weeksville Heritage Center and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and many more destinations.
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October 29, 2021

The 24 best places to shop for mid-century modern furniture online

Lovers of mid-20th-century modern design have never had so many options. Vintage and new versions of designs that defined the century, from Art Deco to '80s-style Memphis–often with a focus on Scandinavian aesthetics and 1950s "Atomic Age"–can be found everywhere from e-Bay to trendy High Street stores like CB2. Vintage treasures from gallery-level to quirky bargains abound online. And many of the best designs are still in production today, available from sources that specialize in finding that perfect Prouve dining table or Togo sofa, genuine or "inspired by." Below you'll find enough sources to make your modernist dream interior a reality–without a trip to Denmark or a time machine.
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October 6, 2021

Yelp and Chasing Paper have a new wallpaper highlighting small businesses in NYC

Yelp has teamed up with home decor brand Chasing Paper to create a series of three wallpaper prints featuring beloved small businesses in San Francisco, NYC, and Austin, with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting a select charity in each city. The New York City print highlights spots like Amy Ruth's, Di Fara Pizza, Jim's Shoe Repair, and Books are Magic, and its sales will support Hot Bread Kitchen. The trio of fun wallpapers was designed by Amanda Giuffre of Noun New York.
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September 9, 2021

The 6 best furniture rental companies in NYC

New Yorkers are no strangers to moving, whether it's because they found a new roommate, a better rent deal, or a more convenient neighborhood. Not only is furnishing your apartment expensive, but it's also not guaranteed that the new sofa you bought will fit in your next place. As a result, many nomadic city dwellers are turning to furniture rentals to outfit their temporary abodes. Furniture rental companies offer a cheaper, more flexible, and more sustainable alternative to buying new. Plus, most companies deliver, assemble, and then remove the furniture when your rental term is up, alleviating some of that moving-related stress. Ahead, we take a look at six of the best furniture rental companies that serve New York City and break down each by the products offered, lease terms, and rent-to-buy options.
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August 12, 2021

10 houseplants that are safe for pets

Pet parents also tend to be plant parents, but it can be hard to get your green thumb on when you're worried about your pet chowing down on a houseplant that might hurt them. We spoke to Erin Marino from The Sill (an NYC-based plant delivery service specializing in providing plants to city dwellers) to learn about which houseplants are non-toxic and won’t harm our furry friends.
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July 15, 2021

Everything you need to know about affordable housing: applying, getting in, and staying put

Affordable housing has long been a topic at the forefront of NYC politics, but it gained even more attention with Mayor de Blasio's plan to preserve or build 300,000 affordable units by 2026, which has resulted in a slew of new lotteries, a new more user-friendly web portal, and an update to ease the process for immigrants and low-income New Yorkers. But the topic is not without its issues, especially with the city reeling in the wake of the pandemic. Many still wonder if the city is doing enough for affordability and if some of the available units are really affordable. Ahead, we break down the different types of affordable housing programs, how you can qualify and apply, and what happens if and when you get in.
Everything you need to know about affordable housing
July 8, 2021

Everything you need to know about using a guarantor in NYC

After finally finding that perfect New York City apartment, it's time to prove you can actually pay for it. Many NYC newbies and even natives can't meet landlords' strict criteria, like having a high credit score or a salary that equals 40 to 45 times the monthly rent, for example. This is where guarantors come in. A guarantor is a co-signer who guarantees payment on the lease if it otherwise can't be made. But this is an entirely additional process, from finding someone who fits the bill to gathering all of the necessary paperwork. Ahead, find out everything you need to know about using a guarantor, as well as some tricks of the trade.
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June 30, 2021

How to keep your houseplants alive while on vacation

Whether you're going down the shore for the weekend or taking off the month of August, you'll want to make sure you've got a plan in place for your plant babies. Ahead, we break down the four most important tips for keeping your houseplants happy and healthy while you're away and share the best products to make the prep-work simple. And if you're looking ahead, we're also rounding up some of the most low-maintenance plants.
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June 28, 2021

How to choose and install an air conditioner in NYC

While a summer spent in the city is typically an exciting time for New Yorkers, it can also be quite miserable for those whose apartments don't have central air conditioning. For renters, though, a window AC unit makes the most sense since it's a much cheaper alternative to installing central air and can be taken to your next apartment. Although installing your own air conditioning unit can be intimidating, 6sqft has put together a comprehensive list of AC installation tips to help you chill out and enjoy the short and sweet summer months ahead.
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April 28, 2021

30+ Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom

Many of us celebrated last Mother's Day from a distance, which makes this year's holiday even more special. Ahead, we've put together more than 30 gift ideas that will brighten mom's day whether she's near or far. From the mom looking to get zen to the mom who loves to cook (or eat!) to all the bookworm mamas, we've found a little something for everyone, with some special NYC-themed treats to boot.
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April 22, 2021

13 simple ways to green your apartment

As climate change and environmental issues continue to be hot topics on a global scale, more and more people are trying to do their small part at home. To get some easy lifestyle tips on how to “green” your apartment right here in New York City, we spoke to an NYC-based zero-waste expert and an eco-conscious interior designer who filled us in on things like eliminating single-use items, saving energy, and composting.
13 easy ways to go green