Whether we rent or own, our homes often serve as a backdrop to our lives—the place where we raise our families, celebrate our accomplishments and seek refuge from the complex world outside. But a home can also be a source of tremendous angst. Set out to buy one, and you may enter a market with high prices and fierce competition. Sign a 12-month lease, and you may not know how to make the place feel like home. Once you get the keys, you are handed the dizzying task of organizing, decorating and maintaining your largest investment. Where do you begin?
“The New York Times: Right at Home – How to Buy, Decorate, Organize and Maintain Your Space,” is a user’s manual to homeownership. It’s filled with information and tools on how to buy, decorate, organize and care for your home—whether that’s a two-bedroom apartment you’re renting for a year or the house where you plan to live out your life. Authors Ronda Kaysen and Michelle Higgins have spent more than two decades interviewing experts and demystifying all aspects of home buying and care. With the deeply sourced reporting you’d expect of The New York Times, Ronda and Michelle can offer practical and sound advice on the many questions involved with homeownership.