Small kitchens are no big deal for local renters

Kristen Russi isn't cooking any feasts in the efficiency kitchen of her rented 425-square-foot Logan Circle studio. Mastering the art of a diminutive kitchen just takes strategy — and a dash of creativity.

By Holly Leber | Home | April 24

These local tenants who teach at home are true class acts

When a 24-year-old gives drawing lessons in the living room of his Bloomingdale group home, they're likely to be unorthodox. But the setting works, artist Martin Swift has found. He is among the local artists who have chosen to teach at their rented homes.

By Beth Cope | Home | April 17

Our Hot Hood for March: U Street

The U Street neighborhood saw its first heyday during the early 20th century Jazz Age, then fell into disrepair following the 1968 race riots. Now the D.C. corridor, replete with trendy bars, ethnic eats and lots of entertainment, is a booming example of a revitalized neighborhood.

3 D.C. bartenders have crafted a top-shelf rental setup

As a career bartender, Chad Spangler is the first to admit he’s not an easy person to live with. “I don’t tell people they can’t come over to my house at 3 a.m. and drink because my roommates are sleeping,” says Spangler, 25, a bartender at Chaplin’s Restaurant and Bar in Shaw. “Those words have never come out of my mouth.”

Special holiday events unite apartments and neighborhoods in D.C.

There’s no place like home for the holidays — and some local apartment complexes have been making that especially true for their residents this year, connecting renters with their surrounding communities through festive public events or charity drives.

By Lea Radick | Home | December 26, 2014