You've finally moved into the first place that you care about and want to make it a real home, but then you start adding up the costs. With patience, research, and unconventional shopping you can turn your first adult apartment into a beauty on a budget.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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