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5 Benefits of Living in Apartments Vs Dorms for College Students

Posted on July 31st, 2017 in Apartment Living
Many young adults can’t wait to get to college, not only because it’s the first step toward a dream career, but also for the independence it brings. Certainly, taking full responsibility for oneself and one’s decisions can be a bit scary, but it’s also fun and exciting. One thing that many [...][...]

6 Highly Anticipated Renovation Projects in Detroit

Posted on July 28th, 2017 in Apartment Living
Detroit is city jam-packed with gorgeous architecture, but unfortunately, a lot of beautiful, historic buildings have fallen into disrepair over the years. In L.A. those buildings would probably be knocked down to make way for something new, but Detroit prizes vintage architecture – just check out the [...][...]

Styling Your Home as a Renter – Infographic

Posted on July 24th, 2017 in Apartment Living
Link to Styling Your Home as a Renter – Infographic
Whether you own your apartment or are renting it, you still want it to have personality. You want to be styling your home such that when people walk in they can sense you coming through — that it’s not just another bland and tasteless rental space. While renting means that there can be some constraints on [...][...]

Rhythmic Interior Design: Creating Visual Engagement

Posted on July 18th, 2017 in Apartment Living
One of the best ways to create an interior that draws a visitor in is the use of rhythm. Not the sonic version, but the visual kind of rhythm — one that involves a repetition of a specific element. But it’s not all just about doing the same thing over and over; that quickly gets either boring or trite. [...][...]

Applying Use-Based Design in Putting Your Apartment Together

Posted on July 12th, 2017 in Apartment Living
When you talk to an interior designer, you’re almost definitely talking to someone who is highly competent in user-based design. That is to say, they’re great at making a space that is informed by who you are, what you love, and what your goals are. But that’s not the same thing as use­-based [...][...]

The Best Way to See the Detroit Skyline in the Summer? A Rooftop BBQ!

Posted on July 10th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events
Every year for the past five years, my downtown Detroit loft has hosted a Pre-Fireworks Rooftop BBQ and, as usual, it was fabulous! Residents can bring guests and we get a chance to meet new neighbors and mingle with our friends from the building. The Leasing Office and Staff organized games that were not only fun [...][...]

Advanced Adulting: Finding Zen in Everyday Apartment Life

Posted on July 6th, 2017 in Apartment Living
Adulting — as a concept, it’s fairly new, but it resonates with meaning across a huge swath of American society. We have tenants in their early 40s with kids in middle school who admit on a regular basis that adulting is a practice they’re not nearly as at-ease with as they’d like to be. We [...][...]

Enjoy Bass in Your Apartment without Bugging the Neighbors

Posted on June 30th, 2017 in Apartment Living
This is a problem that has existed ever since we invented subwoofers (OK, probably long before that): you crank up some Luis Fonsi (w/Daddy Yankee and NOT BEIBER, naturally), and three minutes later the maintenance guy is knocking on your door asking you to turn it down because the downstairs neighbor works graveyard [...][...]

Apartment Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part III: Pizzas

Posted on June 18th, 2017 in Apartment Living
You know by now what we’re up to — we’re not even going to waste any time here. BEGIN! The Italian-American Classic: The MargharoniA crust. We’re going to assume you know which kind you want on each of these recipes, and just leave it right there for you to do with as you please. Pizza sauce. [...][...]

Apartment Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part II: Principles

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in Apartment Living
We talked last time about what makes a pizza, and what makes a pizza party. Now, we’re going to give you some of the principles you need to create your own unique apartment kitchen pizza awesomeness, in the style of one of our favorite cookbooks. OK, maybe a little less hippie than all that, but something [...][...]