The Best Mattress Toppers

While buying a new mattress is the best way to solve the problem of an old, lumpy mattress, sometimes that’s just not feasible. Maybe you don’t want to shell out a couple hundred bucks on a new bed, or maybe you just need a temporary solution to tide you over for a shorter period of time. Either way, a mattress topper is […]

The Best Coffee Makers You Can Buy Now

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 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 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 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 Window Air Conditioner Units

If you don’t have central air conditioning, a window unit is a must—especially if you live somewhere warm, and especially in the summertime. While choosing an A/C unit isn’t the sexiest of interior topics, it’s truly a practical one, and one that should be given quite a bit of thought. Large space or small space? Can you handle noise? Would […]

The Best Dehumidifiers to Buy Right Now

Air conditioners and humidifiers are common in most homes, but dehumidifiers are actually just as useful. Much like an air conditioner cools, a dehumidifier works by taking away moisture in the air. The magic happens inside the unit, where humid air passes through cooling coils, drips away excess water into a tank, and exits as, well, less-moist air. The benefits? A reduction in […]

The Best Robot Vacuums You Can Buy Now

Whether you have pets and need the extra help or just want to streamline your cleaning process, a robot vacuum is a great product to add to your arsenal. These small, vaguely cute machines run on their own, and most can even be put on a schedule and charge themselves so you truly don’t have to think about it. There are a […]

The Best Vacuum Cleaners You Can Buy Now

If there’s one appliance that’s truly a status buy, it has to be a vacuum. Think about it: Do people take such pride in any other household product? Vacuums aren’t just a cleaning tool anymore—they’re also something to talk about and even show off. People genuinely love their vacuums. That’s partly why we’ve never sat down and made a list of the […]

The Best Pillows You Can Buy Right Now

Is there anything more personal than buying a pillow? You can survive with less-than-perfect sheets and quilts, but pick the wrong pillow and your entire sleep pattern can be thrown out of whack. Honestly, choosing a pillow is a lot like dating: There’s a whole lot of trial and error and trying out different options to decide what you do […]