5 Tips to Make Living with Roommates Easier

May 10, 2018 Setting Up A Home

Whether you’re entering your first year of college or moving to a new city, getting along with roommates isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Old habits die hard, and living in a shared space can sometimes challenge the lifestyle that you’ve grown so accustomed to. If you find that you and your roommates are constantly fighting over who ate the last slice of leftover pizza, or the acceptable noise level when having friends over, take a look at theseRead More

The guide to setting up an Airbnb rental in New York City

AirBnb rental properties have been popping up in New York City which is undoubtedly the hottest spot for vacationers and business travellers. A decent studio in New York City can be rented for $150-350 for a room on AirBnb. An entire AirBnb rental that sleeps more than 6 can cost $650 and more. Other than the size and occupancy, the nightly cost of renting a room or entire place depends on the location as well as how the unit looksRead More

The cost of furnishing an apartment

March 21, 2018 Setting Up A Home

The cost of furnishing a home from scratch might not be what you expect. If you’re planning a big move soon to be closer to work or finally make the leap to live on your own, then you probably have all your ducks in order. I’m sure you budgeted all the costs of moving to your new place like the increase cost in rent, utilities, internet and those pesky move-in fees! Now, what about the cost of furnishing the newRead More

Karen Lau, a woman in tech who founded an interior design platform

March 8, 2018 Founder Stories

Our very own woman in tech, our CTO Karen Lau started her career as a programmer in Telecommunications after earning her Bachelors of Computer Science degree. She quickly climbed the corporate ladder and become one of the youngest portfolio managers for building Canada’s Telco network. Like many people in their 20s, Karen found herself at a career crossroad. Deciding between business school and a completely different career, Karen decided to pursue her passion in Interior Design by going back toRead More

Home Style on a Budget: How to Refresh Your Room for Less

By Alexa Caruso Trends come and go but your space is yours forever. So how do you switch-up your home style without breaking the bank? Here’s some tips on how you can freshen up the home style in your space with a new look for less.   Tips: Get crafty – If you’re willing to put in some elbow grease you can change your space for pretty much next to nothing, and don’t forget you’ve got the whole online worldRead More

5 Christmas Housewarming Gift Ideas

December 16, 2017 Decorating 101

Christmas is a time when you are much more likely to visit friends and family. Sometimes this may also tie in with them moving to a new home. Why not combine the two things and pick them out a Christmas housewarming gift? Stuck for ideas on what to buy? Here are some of the amazing 5 Christmas Housewarming Gift Ideas that you could buy as a treat for the new homeowner during the festive season. A cleaning supplies cake CleaningRead More

Couples Moving in Together: Adjusting his style to fit yours

November 24, 2017 Setting Up A Home

Couples that have different tastes in styling often have clashes of opinion when it comes to moving in together.  Adjusting his style to fit yours is often complicated. Many of whom just want a space to display their belongings, making the home feel comfortable and familiar. Whilst others just want equal space in the closet and bathroom cupboards. Compromising and understanding the other person leads to a happier relationship whilst creating a space that happily reflects the two of youRead More

Designing a Home for Entertaining

November 24, 2017 Decorating 101

Entertaining space is an essential element of a home, especially for new graduates. There are some tips for designing a home for entertaining. A Gathering Space A living room is a space used frequently for gathering. Recently, a television is not trendy putting in the living room but a projector or a home theater. Hence, when you live in the house could have a great sound environment and large screen for enjoying movies or music with comfortable seating. The kitchen isRead More

New Home New City. Explore And Make It Yours.

November 24, 2017 Relocation Tips

New City Moving to a new city is both exciting and intimidating. However, it is less intimidating when you have the right tips for getting to know your city and make settling into your new home simpler. 1. Sightseeing Crossing off all the sights is the best way to learn about the history and the new developments of your city. See and experience the beauty and wonder of what it has to offer before you start your new adventure. WeRead More

3 ways to make your room feel BIGGER!

November 24, 2017 Decorating 101

             furnishr.com/products 1. Statement furniture with a dual purpose. Low and high: Sofas with low arms add room height and make the room feel bigger by allowing an overall view from multiple angles. Select furniture with a “wow” factor: The “wow” comes from small characteristics such as materials used, accents, details and patterns. This will enable you to style a room that reflects your personality. Multi-purpose functionality: Selecting furniture with a dual purpose allows flexibility in life whilst removing the needRead More