I love plants, but our row house is sooooo dark. I found a partial-light-loving banana palm and rearranged the entire living room to make her feel welcome.
Our basement is tiny, so figuring out the configuration without spending 6-figures has always been a puzzle. We finally got rid of the huge bed in exchange for a sleeper sofa (40% off and brand new from a neighbor who couldn't get it through a narrow basement door), I added some Freecycle storage (I'll post that later), a Flor rug (also free), and a full bath (definitely not free). The only thing missing: a place to warm a meal or make coffee.
With the help of a Freecycle china cabinet, a curb alert sink, and a Freecycle microwave (not installed yet), we are 95% there! Just need a mini-fridge!
At the Cottage, I'm trying to pull off that intentional mismatch thing that everybody does. I'm not great at it. But the whole solid meets floral meets animal and... boom! This guy! Freecycle is amazing.
On second thought, maybe I'll just leave it right here?
Tiny kitchens always need more workspace. Hubs found this on the listerv. Free. And topping the radiator with a piece of salvaged granite from Community Forklift gives me a nice storage spot.
The basement had a massive Queen bed in it, perf for guests, but awful for anything else. On the Listserv - a BRAND NEW QUEEN SLEEPER for 40% off! Boom. And those snazzy Flor tiles are all from Freecycle and the neighborhood list serv. Basement = heaven.
Now I just need to move the Queen bed frame to the cottage. Baby steps.