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African American man coming home from work and opening door of apartment into kitchenWhether it’s your mom, friend, or new significant other that happens to “pop in,” it’s bound to happen: someone will want to see your apartment. Bachelor pads have the stigma of being very “Bond-esque,” but how practical is a secret door that’s hidden behind a sleek bookshelf? Here are some tips on how to pull off a bachelor pad when you’re not saving the world (but could easily be mistaken for trying).

Bearded man with computer looking up at math equations on chalkboardThe rising cost of rental rates has been all over the news for the past two years. And now, those stories are being replaced by ones highlighting the softening of those same costs as well as the value associated with being an apartment renter (rather than a homeowner). But there is a whole lot more to the equation than just the basic cost – primarily rent. In fact, there is a ton of math that goes on behind the scenes at both apartment communities and inside renters’ apartments. Follow along as we crunch some numbers you may not have considered when it comes to your next apartment. 

Couple looking at unfurnished apartment, imagining all of the possibilitiesYou’ve just moved into your new place. You’re unpacked, proud of yourself for finally unpacking, and start to think…Do I have a coffee maker? Wow, that wall is really barren. Did I forget toilet paper?! How can I make this place feel more like home? Fear not, forgetful fellow. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to rent nearly anything you could possibly need to furnish your apartment. The best part about it? You can have most things delivered within hours. And if you think we’re just talking about basic couches and boring side tables, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Young blonde woman relaxing on couch with hands behind headWe’ve all seen the same Facebook post from our desperate friends: “Moving day! Can anyone help? Will pay in six-packs and pizza slices!” Zero likes. And it’s no wonder why—moving is a pain, and helping your friend lug that solid wood entertainment center down three flights of stairs isn’t exactly worth a bachelor’s favorite meal. Keeping up with hand-me-downs shouldn’t be at the top of your list, which is why many people are now choosing to live in furnished apartments. With an option to filter your search results to fully furnished rental options only on ApartmentSearch.com, your life can be made easier with the click of the mouse. Just check out these unexpected perks!

Brown door mat with black lettering reading "Welcome"Do you consider yourself the host/hostess with the most/mostest? Are you the envy of friends and family for the Pinterest-worthy parties you create? …No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been on the receiving end of: “I’m going to be in town this weekend! Mind if I crash at your place?” (*insert wide eyes emoji here*) Of course you want to accommodate but…ohmygosh how on earth will you get ready for company should you make muffins and possibly put on an apron and wow there’s so much to do where to start AHHHH.

We know. Luckily, we’re here to help. Below are some tips to make your apartment feel like a cute, cozy, home away from home for anyone that crashes at your pad.

AS_Holiday-DecorationsAs we head toward the end of January, it may be slightly embarrassing to admit that you’ve still got decorations from the holidays decking the halls of your home. If you’re an apartment renter, the prospect of squeezing that artificial tree back into the corner of the coat closet may seem especially daunting. Whether you rent a one-bedroom apartment or a studio, have no fear! Here are 4 space-saving tips for how to pack away the holiday chaos in an orderly fashion.

Tip #1: Use old egg crates to store ornaments

Looking for a quick and easy way to store fragile ornaments? Simply take an old egg carton out of the fridge and place an ornament in each cranny and close the lid! Your ornaments are protected and organized in a snap! It no longer takes professional boxes, bags and tissue paper to store the tree décor.

Tip #2: Use leftover cardboard boxes to wrap up lights tangle-free

Pantone Color of the Year 2015Every year, the world-renowned Pantone Color Institute forecasts the “Color of the Year” for the next year. Pantone is a major authority on colors and has created a standard language for the color communication from designers to producers to retailers. Since 1990, Pantone has predicted what colors will be trendy in the upcoming year. In 2014, the color was the bold yet enchanting Radiant Orchid. For 2015, Pantone leans toward a naturally impactful color: Marsala. So what is Marsala and how can you add elegant touches of it to your life?

This rich color incorporates earthy tones into a more traditional red wine hue. Small touches of Marsala are perfect for warming up a room and making a sophisticated statement. The hearty but stylish tone has a universal appeal and transfers well to design, fashion, beauty, and home décor and furnishings. Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate the 2015 Color of the Year into your apartment décor: