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 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 Coffee Tables for Any Style

Coffee tables don’t often drive the design of a room, but they can be a statement piece instead of an afterthought. Equally important as the style you choose, the shape and proportion of your coffee table will make sure it’s a functional team player in your living or sitting room. Here are 10 standouts to help start your search.   […]

The Best Portable Air Conditioners

Summer calls for cooling, but not all of us have the luxury of central air. In fact, because of our window placement or where we want to cool (hello, hot garage), a portable air conditioner might be the best bet. A portable air conditioner (PAC) is a unit that sits on the floor, and can be moved around with relative […]

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 […]

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

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 […]