The significance of cruddy New York bathrooms, etiquette for living in a friend's closet, and more

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How to be a good guest if you're crashing in your friend's closet (My First Apartment)

The surest (and most elusive) marker of adulthood in NYC: a halfway decent bathroom (BKMag)

How to know when it's worth it to renovate your aging apartment (NYT)

Related: 9 time-tested tricks for making your rental's kitchen more livable (Apartment Therapy)

A building with amenities is cheaper than you'd think, if you're willing to compromise on location (NYT)

Behold one of Sweden's smallest apartments—and rethink your anti-loft-bed stance (Refinery 29)

It's getting a little easier to land a mortgage as a "high risk" borrower (NYT)

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