Faux-renovate your bathroom, when guarantors overstep their bounds, and more

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"Renovate" your rental's blah bathroom without saying goodbye to your security deposit (Apartment Therapy)

Just because your mom's the guarantor doesn't mean she can stop your landlord from renovating (NYT)

NYC's hottest new amenity: the sound of silence (NYP)

Make $200,000-plus? There are more ways than ever to invest in real estate, Kickstarter-style (NYDN)

What you need to know about paying a contractor before you start haggling (Houzz)

Take some small-space inspiration from this tiny Parisian attic (which has a guest room and home office!) (Business Insider)

"Married to rent," "live-in closets," and other three-word descriptions for NYC (NYP)

The hidden apartment in Radio City Music Hall and other well-kept New York secrets (Refinery 29)

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