The Best Handheld Vacuums

Vacuum cleaners are a staple in any home, but have you ever considered handheld vacuums? These mini vacuums are perfect for smaller messes, or just more precise, deeper cleaning. If you have a pet, handheld vacuums are great for picking up hair and dander, but even if you don’t there are many benefits to adding a handheld vacuum to your cleaning […]

The Best Bath Towels

There’s nothing like getting out of a relaxing bath or refreshing shower and cocooning yourself in a luxe bath towel. But not all bath towels are created the same, and we can all agree that there are so many options out there. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorites, at all different price points, to help you choose the […]

The Best Cotton Percale Sheets

When it comes to buying sheets, you probably think there’s only one thing that really matters: feel. What you might not realize, though, is that there’s a whole lot that goes into what your sheets feel like. From the material used to the weave to the thread count, there are plenty of things to consider when figuring out which sheets […]

The Best Coffee Makers

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs includes five tiers of requirements humans need in order to thrive. Typically illustrated by a pyramid shape, the hierarchy includes a baseline of physiological needs: food, water, warmth, etc. Those are all fine—but what about coffee? The Apartment Therapy staff seems to run mainly on caffeine, and therefore we take coffee very seriously, from the flavor to the […]

The Best Toaster Ovens

The debate between toasters and toaster ovens has divided households for years, with no clear winner in sight. While both appliances have their pros and cons, it’s undeniable that toaster ovens stand out for their versatility. A true kitchen workhorse, toaster ovens not only make toast and heat up bagels, but can also function like a regular oven, baking or […]

The Best Portable Grills

It’s officially summertime, aka outdoor eating season. No matter your cooking style, having a grill in your arsenal is key to summer entertainment—after all, there’s nothing quite like grilling dinner with friends outside on a warm night. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a yard large enough to house a full-size grill, the portable versions are great to bring […]

The Best Blenders

  Blenders are a way of life over here. These kitchen staples have come a long way over the past fifty years, and they are now not only useful but beautiful enough to keep out on your counter. And we recommend that you have one that fits right into your kitchen. While they’re most well-known for creating delicious smoothies, these […]

The 10 Best Solutions for Shoe Storage

Remember the episode of “Sex and the City” where Carrie Bradshaw goes to look at apartments, and the only one she can afford has a tiny closet, and she’s like, but where do the shoes go? And her agent is like, you get one of those racks that hang on the door, and Carrie is like, ew, no? Well, if you’ve ever […]

The Best Linen Sheets

Despite being devoted to my bed and coziness in general, I’ve never really paid attention to bedding beyond aesthetics. My naïveté led me to believe that sheets were sheets, no matter what the material. I was (obviously) very mistaken, but I didn’t realize it until I purchased a microfiber sheet set from Amazon solely based on price. Not only did […]

The Best Mattresses

Whether you’re buying your first mattress or you’re replacing one you’ve had for years, the world of mattress buying is probably, well, overwhelming to say the least. The proliferation of direct-to-consumer brands delivering “beds in a box” has made the landscape of mattress retail almost unrecognizable compared to just a few years ago. Now you don’t have to go to […]