How Much Do You Spend on Groceries Each Month? — Reader Intelligence Request

We regularly ask readers to share how much they spent on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay.

Today’s Question:

How Much Do You Spend on Groceries Each Month?

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Smart Storage Spotlight: Lessons Learned from Chris's Cozy Chicago Hideaway

Name: Chris Tuttle
Location: Boystown; Chicago, Illinois
Size: Studio
Years lived in: 1 year; rented

Apartment Therapy tours give us the chance to see how other people live their lives, and we are all the richer for being invited into their homes. Today, we’re taking a look at all the custom ways that Chris maximized space in his small Chicago studio. Chris is a DIY guy, so there’s lots of unique inspiration to absorb and plenty of innovative ideas to take away.

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Eric's Fantastically Fashion Forward Apartment in a Former Convent — House Call

Name: Eric

Location: Baltimore

I recently relocated to Baltimore for a position at Under Armour. Baltimore is fantastic about honoring its history (homes in former cigar factories, for instance), and I happened to find a former convent that has been converted into apartments.

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The Very Best Lighting Under $100 — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

It’s always nice to be reminded that good design doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. We’ve scoured the web to find some seriously stylish lighting pieces for your home — all of which will set you back $100 or less.

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Seattle's "Up" House Is On the Market — Design News

Seattle’s Edith Macefield House is on the open market. The 1,550 square-foot residence failed to attract any bids on the auction block, so it is accepting offers until April 20. Each offer must include “a proposal illustrating how the buyer will honor and memorialize Edith Macefield.”

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Before & After: Big Changes for a Little Kitchen — Sweeten

When Pallavi and Arup bought their one-bedroom Murray Hill co-op, it had a couple of pretty common NYC apartment problems: a teeny-tiny kitchen, and a bedroom with nearly non-existent clothes storage. The little sliver of the kitchen that you see in the photo above was all that would fit in the picture — it was really that small. But since there was no way to expand the footprint of the apartment, to make their kitchen bigger, they had to get creative.

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E's Graceful Time Capsule — House Tour

Name: E

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Size: 17,500 square feet

Years lived in: 20 years; owned

When E bought his home, he was looking for privacy and this 1930s house, situated on 14 acres, fit the bill. Over 20 years, it’s become a safe haven where he can relax with his parents, wife, and daughter (all of whom have lived with him at some point), entertain friends, and take advantage of everything the place offers. Although E travels a lot for work, he loves coming home for the holidays, enjoying a home-cooked Southern meal, and playing poker in the dining room with buddies.

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Lilly Pulitzer Translated Into Home Goods: 5 Favorites from the New Line for Target

When Target announced its collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer, did visions of colorful, patterned sundresses dance in your head? Well, we were more interested to see how the signature bright prints would translate into home goods. The official Look Book is out and we’ve scouted a few favorite finds.

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Get Ready to Grill: Outdoor Cooking Essentials

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to cook some delicious meats (or veggies!) over an open flame. Here’s a roundup of everything you need to become a grilling master and make delicious meals outdoors all summer long.

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5 of the Hottest New Decorating Trends According to Cats

Interior design expert Mr. Schnoogums, contemplating some of the newest trends.

So many of the decorating ideas on this website come from human beings, so today we’ve decided to turn for advice to the most important people you will ever have in your home: cats. Two feline interior design experts, Fluffy and Mr. Schnoogums, graciously agreed to sit down (well, plop down) with me and discuss some of their favorite new trends for 2015.

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