Whether you just rented a new one bedroom apartment or you’re still in the process of searching for the perfect place, you’ve thought of simple ways to make your space unique to your tastes. When it comes to walls, you’re dying to do away with the same old blank and boring standard. You’ve thought about applying wallpaper, but that takes too much time; time you’ll have to put back in to taking that wallpaper down just to get your security deposit back. Adding a fresh coat of paint is always an option, but that takes effort you’d rather not exert for the same thing you had before: walls that are all the same color. Womp womp. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re moving into a studio apartment, the first thing you want to do, decoration-wise, is make the place feel like “you.” But, before you start unrolling your old posters to hang up, you remember that you are not supposed to put holes in the wall of your apartment. What next? Here are some helpful hints for hanging wall art without the headache.
Whether it’s your own canvas art, old Polaroids of your family, news clippings, or a wall hanging, you can get creative with how you display your wall art. For example, you could:
Make a clothespin picture hanger. All you need are hooks that stick to your wall (think 3M command strips), string, some clothespins, and whatever small décor you wish to put up. Pictures, concert tickets, a note somebody wrote you in fifth grade – the opportunities go far and wide with the clothespin method. Read the rest of this entry »
As apartment residents get ready to head out on their summer vacations – and enjoy the amenities their own cities and apartment communities have to offer – one of the primary things they look forward to is visiting their favorite restaurants and discovering new foods, beverages and desserts. We discovered some of the best shops and restaurants for delicious food this summer, and are revealing which cities are home to the award-winning eateries.
New York, N.Y. : Arguably the best city for foodies in the U.S., it is difficult to pick just one restaurant to feature here. But we did find a very unique shop to help keep you cool this summer: Big Gay Ice Cream, which has locations in the East Village and the West Village. The shop’s soft-serve ice cream is served with eclectic toppings and the cones have fun names like Bea Arthur, Gobbler and Mermaid. Read the rest of this entry »
In the middle of the Mojave Desert, the world-renowned City of Las Vegas offers residents a unique living experience. From the 24-hour casinos to spectacular shows to exquisite dining, this buzzing city has no short supply famous attractions. Even if the Strip doesn’t appeal to you, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Las Vegas. When you’re ready to get out of your new apartment in Las Vegas, explore some of our favorite locals’ attractions:
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fifteen miles from the Vegas Strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers the best sites of the Mojave Desert. This beautiful conservation area showcases red rock formations with scenic views. While visiting the area, you can partake in a wide variety of activities. From hiking and biking to rock climbing and even horseback riding, there’s something for every nature enthusiast to enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for things to do in DC this Memorial Day weekend? For many in the area of our nation’s capital, Memorial Day weekend means venturing into the District to honor the servicemen and servicewomen of our country. Here are 5 of the top ways you can celebrate Memorial Day weekend 2015 in the Washington, DC area.
1. Jazz in the Garden
Friday May 22, 5 PM
Kick off your Memorial Day weekend by stepping into the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden to listen to the sweet sounds of the opening of this summer series. The Jazz in the Garden 2015 season runs through August 28, and features 15 of the area’s most acclaimed jazz musicians playing jazz guitar, salsa, old school funk, and everything in between. Bring a picnic basket, lay down a blanket, and relax in this beautiful park.
2. The Rolling Thunder Run Motorcycle Rally
Sunday May 24, 12 PM
More than 900,000 bikers from across the country attend the Rolling Thunder Run on Memorial Day weekend. The main event is on Sunday, when the Rolling Thunder XXVIII First Amendment Demonstration Run occurs, starting in the North Pentagon parking lot, running through the Mall area. Whether you ride or watch, the Rolling Thunder Run is always a must-see (and must-hear!) event. Read the rest of this entry »
Lansing, Michigan is a hotbed of politics, culture, higher education, and the arts. No matter if you’re just looking to visit or hoping to settle down with a new apartment in Lansing, there’s a lot to explore and experience. Here are some of our favorite Lansing landmarks to check out on your next visit to Michigan’s capital city! Read the rest of this entry »
One of the perks and benefits of living in an apartment is maintenance service. However, sometimes it’s easier to fix a problem yourself than wait for maintenance to arrive. If you’re looking to save time and frustration, follow these simple DIY tips for apartment maintenance.
Having the right tools can solve many plumbing problems. Keeping a plumber’s snake on hand can help you quickly unclog a sink or shower drain without having to call maintenance. Know the difference between a sink plunger and a toilet plunger? If you don’t, odds are you’re using the wrong one for the job. Also think about what you put down the drain. Oils, solids and even coffee grounds can clog up your garbage disposal and kitchen sink. Read the rest of this entry »
After putting in too many hours of hard work during the first half of your life, you certainly deserve to live in a city and state that has the type of surroundings and lifestyle you are looking for in retirement. But the lifestyle and amenities that are important to one person are drastically different from another person. Fortunately, there are so many outstanding choices all over the U.S., that you can choose the best city that fits your personality and what is best for you and your family. It was difficult, but we narrowed down the best U.S. cities in which to find an apartment retire, based on Forbes’ list of “Best Places to Retire in 2015”. Read the rest of this entry »
The Midwest is full of towns and communities with richly different dynamics. But one of the Midwest’s most distinct cities is Kansas City, Missouri. A city with a pivotal role in the nation’s history, Kansas City is blossoming in present day. It is a city with a strong core community and flourishing local economy. To get you excited to find your very own Kansas City apartment, let’s take a look at some of our favorite KC shops, stops, and eats.
When it comes to shopping, Kansas City has a hotbed of local designers, chefs, and creatives with storefronts. With places like Vinyl Renaissance, the local record store, and contemporary boutiques like Frankly Basic, Kansas City has a variety of shops to delight both local residents and tourists alike. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re looking through the amenities for apartments to rent, you may notice that a unit includes “washer/dryer hook ups” or connections, rather than a shared laundry room. Now you have to make a tough decision: rent a washer and dryer, buy them, or go to the laundromat. If you’re not sure how to approach the issue, take a look at these tips first to help make an appliance choice that works best for you and your budget.