Working Nature Into Your Decor

Working Nature Into Your Decor

Nature has a way of soothing the soul. From plant arrangements to unobtrusive natural colors or plant inspired objects, there’s a method for incorporating the natural world throughout every room of the home. Here are some ways to bring the outdoors inside and create a calming, peaceful home. Subtle If you really enjoy the colors of ...

Do's & Don'ts Of Backyard Decor

Do's & Don'ts Of Backyard Decor

During the summer months, your backyard (terrace, stoop, roof deck - you get the point) serves a number of purposes. It's a place to relax after a tough day at the office; it's a place to entertain your friends and family; it's a place to showcase your green thumb and grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables to enjoy in your seasonal cuisine. W ...

How To Throw A Half-Christmas Party

How To Throw A Half-Christmas Party

This isn't your traditional "Christmas in July" party. My friends, this is the next great party your friends will beg you to throw year after year. It's the Half-Christmas Party! Whether you celebrate Christmas every year or are simply looking for an excuse to throw a party this summer, Half-Christmas is where it's at. Hold up. Wait a m ...

Apps That Will Help Protect Your Stuff

Apps That Will Help Protect Your Stuff

As a society, we're constantly connected to our mobile devices. Whether we're looking up directions to the closest pizza place or checking in on our friends to see what they're up to, our phones are never far from us. It makes sense, then, to utilize these devices to amplify our home security. These are some of the best (and coolest) app ...

Making Upgrades To Your Rental

Making Upgrades To Your Rental

Making upgrades to your rental definitely isn't the first thing on your mind, especially between work, school, family, relationships, and a little thing called a social life. If you own a rental property, it can be easy to let the upkeep of that space fall to the wayside. Doing so, however, can be detrimental to your renters, your status ...

Everyday Items That Make Your Apartment Feel More Homey

Everyday Items That Make Your Apartment Feel More Homey

Your pad. Your domicile. Your crib. Whatever you call it, the word always means the place in which you live. But when you walk into your apartment, does it just feel like a place to live, or does it actually feel like home? As they say, "home is where the heart is," and if your apartment is giving you less than cozy vibes, something's ...

Reorganizing Your Apartment After the Holidays

Reorganizing Your Apartment After the Holidays

After the dust of the festive season has settled and the last of the gingerbread house has been eaten, it’s time to think about moving on with your life. If you’re anything like us at Modernize, though, getting your apartment back in shape after the holiday blitz can feel like an insurmountable task. Check out this step-by-step guide ...

5 Reasons Your Next Mattress Should be a DOZE Mattress

5 Reasons Your Next Mattress Should be a DOZE Mattress

We all know what it feels like to sleep on the floor, on a couch, or on the $100 brick for a bed you had in college. All of that sucks. All of it. It’s the holiday season. It’s time to upgrade your goals, relationships, and your life necessities. 1.) Trade in That Brick for a ‘Cloud Wrapped in a Dream.’ We often forget how impor ...

How Shifting Millennial Habits Will Affect the Rental Space in 2017

How Shifting Millennial Habits Will Affect the Rental Space in 2017

2016 will go down as one of the most fascinating years in history – from losing some of the most influential folks of our time, to the lowest levels of humanity being experienced in countries like Syria, to Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump in the western world. Through all the craziness of the year that was, some other notable things ...

Pop, Fizz, Clink – 3 New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

Pop, Fizz, Clink – 3 New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

With the New Year approaching soon, you’ll have plenty to toast. Throwing a last-minute New Year’s Eve party? Whether it be a bash for 15 or a gathering with your roommates, a little extra sparkle will make your evening feel festive! Balloons, backdrops, bar carts and bubbly! Oh my! Here are some perfect ideas on how to get yo ...

Apartment Decor For The Holidays

Apartment Decor For The Holidays

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it's time now to turn our minds to the joys of the holiday season. This means making lists and checking them twice, finding the perfect gifts for the ones we love, and of course, transforming our apartments with holiday decor. Norman Vincent Peale, an American minister and author of The Power of Positiv ...

German Bake for Two

German Bake for Two

As a first-time homeowner living with my fiance, I do a lot of my grocery shopping at Aldi markets. They're a supermarket chain based out of Germany, but you can find them across the tri-state area.  Aldi sells similar products, but from generic brands at lower prices. You'll find everything from meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, fre ...