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All about apartment living in downtown Detroit or anywhere. You know living in an apartment is different than a house so let’s talk about the ins and outs of apartment living and how to get the best out of your living environment.

Getting Together with Friends for a Great Time in Detroit!

Posted on February 27th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food
You hear a lot about trendy new eateries offering culinary delights from name-recognizable chefs popping up in Detroit. And thankfully there is no shortage of those—and they are definitely must-try dining destinations!! But, you don’t always hear as much about the tried-and-true and (literally) cornerstones of [...][...]
 

Silent Sweat: A No-Gear Apartment-Friendly Workout

Posted on February 25th, 2017 in Apartment Living
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to designing an apartment-friendly workout! Among other things, you have to decide whether you want to work out in front of the massive windows that will let all of your neighbors see you, or in one of the rooms that has no windows but also much more limited space. Also, [...][...]
 

What is Detroit’s Cost of Living?

Posted on February 20th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit
As one of the premier living spaces right in the beating heart of downtown Detroit, one of the questions we get from tons of people who want to take advantage of the D’s rise is the one in the title. How much is Detroit’s cost of living? Fortunately, there are several groups out there who do solid research [...][...]
 

Genuine Loft Apartments Explained: Why the Long Corridors?

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Apartment Living
When it comes to loft apartments, there are basically two kinds: the kind that are called ‘lofts’ for no reason other than that they’re downtown, and the kind that are genuine loft apartments. As in, the kind that were originally industrial or commercial space built above the street level, and were [...][...]
 

How to Put On a Romantic Apartment Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 5th, 2017 in Apartment Living
Romance is in the air! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the torture and death of a man famed for illegally marrying young Christian soldiers (right before they were sent off to die in the name of Rome) by eating chocolates and making out. Yep, it’s Saint Valentine’s Day! And we’re [...][...]
 

How to Make Your Loft Apartment Inviting

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in Apartment Living
There’s an art to making a home inviting — the kind of place that says, ‘come in, be comfortable.’ Unfortunately, that art is in danger of getting lost, at least among the busy apartment-dwellers of Detroit’s urban core. So here’s a quick primer in setting up an apartment that will [...][...]
 

Progressive Parties: The Perks of Living in a Downtown Detroit Loft!

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit Food
One of the perks of living at The Lofts of Merchants Row is that every month they host a Resident Event where we can get together with friends from the building and meet new neighbors. This month ‘peeks’ were added to that perk, as we got to visit our neighbor’s homes in a Progressive Party that went from loft [...][...]
 

Maximizing Your Spice Rack, Apartment Kitchen Style

Posted on January 24th, 2017 in Apartment Living
We all know those people who never put enough salt in their food, and seem to be limited in their seasonings to ‘pepper and seasoning salt.’ We also all know those people who keep an alphabetized spice rack with 48 individual canisters, unlabeled because they know what each one contains by look alone. But [...][...]
 

Making the Plan: Maximizing Your Apartment’s Space

Posted on January 18th, 2017 in Apartment Living
One of the fellows that works for us is married, with a kid, and spent the first several years of that kid’s life in a tiny 645-square-foot apartment. It was advertised at 900 square feet, but like many apartments, the ad was an outright lie. How and why they realized it, however, is a story worth telling [...][...]
 

How to Get Hygge This Winter 

Posted on January 12th, 2017 in Apartment Living
This winter’s new meme is a good one — good enough for us to introduce it to you before it’s really taken root. It’s a Scandinavian word (Danish with Norwegian roots) pronounced ‘HYOO-gah,’ spelled ‘hygge,’ and meaning ‘inner coziness’ in much the same way [...][...]