Archive for 'HOME'

Over-the-top pools that make a splash

Over-the-top pools that make a splash

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine Yes, we know. Pools are a hassle. If you own a home with an in-ground pool, you know that too. There’s the maintenance – even if you hire [...]

Renting vs. buying South Florida property

Renting vs. buying South Florida property

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine If you’ve shopped for an apartment in South Florida recently, then you’ve no doubt experienced sticker shock when you saw the asking rents. According to the April 2019 [...]

Finding joy in your clutter: our home editor takes on Marie Kondo

Finding joy in your clutter: our home editor takes on Marie Kondo

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine As a compulsive organizer, I read Marie Kondo’s book and binge watched her Netflix show to see what the fuss was all about. If you have no idea [...]

Q&A: Creating ‘seaside comfortable’ spaces

Q&A: Creating ‘seaside comfortable’ spaces

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Will Meyer, of Meyer Davis Studio Inc., led a recent tour of the seaside comfortable spaces he and partner Gray Davis designed for the new Auberge Residences & Spa [...]

Where are the best real estate deals now?

Where are the best real estate deals now?

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine If you follow the real estate market – and hey, who in South Florida doesn’t? – you’re probably aware that things are changing. Mortgage-interest rates are rising, and [...]

Take a bath from ordinary to exceptional

Take a bath from ordinary to exceptional

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Designer: Susan Lachance Photographer: Robert Brantley Lately it seems pretty bathrooms have become as obsolete as pink tile with matching bathtubs. Susan Lachance shows pretty is coming back [...]

Home improvements that pay off at resale

Home improvements that pay off at resale

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine  Remodeling magazine recently released its 31st annual Cost vs. Value report, comparing costs for 20 of the most popular professional mid-range and upscale remodeling projects in 149 U.S. [...]

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Whether you have a small apartment or are considering downsizing, you may want to consider these space-saving furnishings from Europe. “The Italians and other Europeans are very familiar [...]

Designer adds more affordable rug line

Designer adds more affordable rug line

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Have a wood, laminate, stone or tile floor? It is a design sin to go bare. Rugs should be added to define areas and add an anchor for [...]