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What New Yorkers want: squeak-less floors, sleek radiators and a stylish bathroom revamp

by Mayra David | 4/18/14 - 11:59 AM

Squeaky floors, leaky faucets and uncontrollable radiators—six city dwellers share their apartment woes (which may be yours too).

  • The creak of dawn The floor...

What New Yorkers want: Kitchen upgrades and turquoise ombre walls

by Mayra David | 4/04/14 - 11:59 AM

Sometimes, the best home improvement is getting a new apartment. Updated kitchens and in-unit laundry are good too. Below, five New Yorkers weigh in on their coveted dwelling fixes.


Pining for a clawfoot bathtub, fresh air and an office under the stairs

by Mayra David | 3/21/14 - 11:59 AM

Space, space, and more space! This week, six New Yorkers clued us in to their home improvement fantasies, and not surprisingly, more room topped the list for most of them.

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Room for Improvement: A secluded den, no more gloopy paint

by Mayra David | 3/07/14 - 2:59 PM

Five New Yorkers share their home improvement dreams, which include carpet-free floors, less paint and a den. Girls (and boys) can dream.

  • Pet-friendly floors We...

Room for Improvement: Dreaming of a lavish ceiling and snow-proof parking

by Mayra David | 2/21/14 - 2:39 PM

Six New Yorkers share their dream apartment overhauls:

  • Floorplan fix I would love to redo the layout of my apartment. I would actually reduce the size of the...

Room for Improvement: Fantasies of closet saunas and a place to track the slush

by Mayra David | 2/06/14 - 12:07 PM

Wintertime and the living ain't easy! Dreams of a sauna, heated floors and winterized windows are dancing through the heads of five New Yorkers who share what they would change about their homes...

Room for Improvement: New Yorkers aren't happy when the noise comes from inside or the outside

by Mayra David | 1/24/14 - 11:06 AM

Peace and quiet is hard to come by in NYC--and sometimes the worst disturbances come from inside your apartment.  Six New Yorkers share the things they wish their New York City abodes would do...

Room For Improvement: A separate home office, a dumbwaiter-turned-powder-room and more

by Mayra David | 1/10/14 - 11:19 AM

Space, space, and more space! New Yorkers know how to stretch a square foot better than anybody. Six city dwellers share their space woes--and the creative ways they'd  like work around them!...

Room For Improvement: A little less Christmas cheer and a second bathroom would be much appreciated this holiday season

by Mayra David | 12/20/13 - 1:23 PM

'Tis the season to be jolly? Well, in New York it seems the consensus is too much holiday cheer, too many holiday visitors, and even a gifted apartment is too much to handle. Five New Yorkers...

Room For Improvement: Something to take the edge off winter and the cooking smells out of the kitchen

by Mayra David | 12/06/13 - 10:55 AM

Heated floors, vented kitchens, and the ultimate man cave. Five New Yorkers share what's on their residential wish list. 

  • Happy feet What I wouldn't give for...