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Japanese Abandoned House Lux Renovation, Flips, and Investment Rentals

Luxury abandoned house renovation for solo living

NHK just published a new episode of Japanology Plus with a fresh look at what is happening with some of Japan’s vacant houses. The program tours a few cases where vacant houses are reimagined for investment, flip, and local revitalization potential. Some real estate investors take advantage of the low price for akiyas, renovating and […]

Where to Find Housekeeping Services in Japan

Maid services in Japan

Homestead Harmony: Mastering Clean Homes and a Simple Life In the bustling life of modern Japan, balancing work, family, and personal time can be quite a challenge. Many families are discovering the convenience and peace of mind that come with professional housekeeping, cooking, and nanny services. Whether you’re a busy professional, a parent juggling multiple […]

Japandi Aesthetic: Designer Dream or Cultural Blasphemy?

The term “Japandi” has gained traction as a popular interior design aesthetic, blending elements from Japanese and Scandinavian design traditions. @dpinteriordesign Japandi Design 🪴 Skip to the end for some affordable decor pieces to add to your space 😌 #interiordesign #homedecor #interiordesigner #interiordecor #japandi #japandistyle #japandiinterior #design #designtok #interiordesignideas ♬ original sound – Deepa Designers […]

How to Manage Culture Shock With Home Design

Home Design for Culture Shock in Japan

Moving to a foreign country is tough. Smelly, moldy, frigid (or hot!) houses can make this worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s how to make your home a place of restoration.

Standard Products by Daiso is Poised to Challenge Muji’s Success

Standard Products Haul

What is Standard Products? A Quick Introduction Standard Products is a noteworthy new home and lifestyle store line, introduced by parent company, Daiso Sangyo. Daiso is the largest 100 yen shop in Japan, with 2023 sales of nearly 600 billion yen. Standard Products has already gained popularity and notoriety for it’s affordable, well-designed home products. […]