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Maximizing a Minimalist Studio Apartment Bathroom

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in: Apartment Living with the tags: , ,
It’s insanely easy, even if you think you’re a no-nonsense ‘man’s man’ (what does that even mean nowadays?), to spend a ridiculous amount of money on self-maintenance paraphernalia. The commercial world really wants you to believe that you need to combat everything from oily skin to dry [...]

Just Do It: Get Out, Get Fit, & Get Outfitted in Downtown Detroit!

Friday, the iconic ‘Swoosh’ went up on the front of my building. And by ‘my building,’ I mean, my home. Because, yes, I live in a Downtown Detroit Loft, and the Nike Store in Detroit will essentially be on my first floor. Which is absolutely appropriate as all of the activities I [...]

Maximizing a Minimalist Studio Apartment Kitchen

Cooking and eating at home is one of the most money-saving ways you can spend your time and budget — the difference between spending $8 per meal and $3 is enormous when you consider that you’re saving those $5 three times a day, every day, all month long. (Except when you [...]

Hunting For Your Very First Apartment? Read This First!

At some point, nearly everyone graduating from anything must take a big step, and find their first apartment. Rental houses are too pricey, buying a home straight out of school is impossible, and moving back in with Mom, well, that’s a blow your pride isn’t willing to take. [...]

How to Get an Apartment as a Freelancer/with Irregular Income  

With the Great Recession came a fact that many institutions across the country have failed to adapt to: that many (possibly even most, though that’s debatable) Americans don’t have the kind of 9-5 job that was considered a standardized marker of ‘maturity’ for the [...]

Landing an Apartment BEFORE You Land a Job

Any landlord can tell you that the #1 way to predict that a tenant will pay the rent on time is to look at their income — if it’s steady, stable, and enough to cover their needs, you’re quite likely to see the rent on time every month. If it’s not, you’re [...]

Feng Shui for Loft Studio Apartments

Feng Shui — the Eastern art of balancing the energies within a space to produce the kind of energy that makes you love to live there — has a lot of rules that seem contradictory with a loft studio apartment. Concepts like ‘face your desk away from the back wall, toward [...]

(Southern) Comfort (Food), Incredible Conversation, Cocktails, & Check-Ins at Detroit Hot Spots

Wings and Things
When I moved to Downtown Detroit, I did it so I could easily explore places that were new to me. I wanted to immerse myself in city life, and being able to walk to all the places that I wanted to spend my time more than made up for the fact that I have to drive 35 miles out of Detroit [...]

4 Creative Ways to Define Spaces in a Studio Apartment

Detroit’s studio apartments are an excellent, inexpensive option for people who are looking for a straightforward place to stay. How, though, do you maximize the space in a studio? While the wide-open layout is great for avoiding claustrophobia, ironically, it can actually make the [...]

4 Tips for Maximizing a Loft Studio Apartment

There are lots of reasons why a loft studio apartment may be right or wrong for a given person — but even for those people who perfectly fit a loft studio, there are plenty of ways you can mess it up if you don’t use the space cleverly. Here are five simple things you can do [...]