Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’

Apartment Building Under Construction

Is Your Apartment Building Under Construction? Have No Fear!

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Construction crews can create a lot of hassles in apartment buildings, from noise and interruptions to damages and worse. And while nobody wants scaffolding blocking out the sunlight or window cleaners staring right into their bedroom, it’s important to know what to do when situations like these inevitably arise. Here’s the good news: as a […] read more

When done correctly, basement apartments can feel light, breezy, and just like home.

The Pros and Cons of Basement Apartments

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A basement apartment is just that: a unit in the basement of an apartment complex or multifamily property. read more

A sparse, clean apartment patio area.

13 Ideas for Bringing Your Dream Apartment Patio to Life

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One of the biggest downsides to apartment living is the big lack of available outdoor space. Even if you have a small patio area, it can often feel overwhelming trying to decide how to decorate it to truly make the most of it. read more

Inside a small studio apartment.

Comparing a Studio and a One-Bedroom Apartment

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With apartment rental costs rising all across the country, those looking for a place to live are forced to consider smaller housing accommodations to survive. People are no longer looking for a two-bedroom apartment to have a spare room for guests or a space devoted to business, writing, or exercise. Rather, they’re wondering if they […] read more

A young man hangs out with his roommate - and his new significant other.

How to Handle Your Roommate’s Significant Other

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"After college, I got an apartment with an old friend from high school," says Brooke, a 25-year-old media relations assistant living in Washington, D.C. "We were both single and loved going out. It seemed like the perfect living situation until my roommate started dating a guy from her grad program. All of the sudden, I had a third roommate. He hung around the apartment while she was in class, eating my food and hogging the bathroom. I didn't even like the guy." read more

A well-decorated, modern master bedroom.

Creating the Perfect Master Bedroom

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A master bedroom shouldn’t be just the largest bedroom in the apartment — it should be a veritable Shangri-la focused on you and your partner’s most intimate wants and needs. A special place you daydream about when you’re stuck in traffic, arguing with your mother-in-law, or having a root canal. Practicality may come first when […] read more

Two female roommates sitting on a couch and looking very displeased with one another.

The 3 Worst Things About Living with a Roommate

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They say that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes. When you get your first apartment, however, there’s actually one more certainty: living with a roommate. read more

Vertical Blinds

Replacing Vertical Blinds: 6 Chic Alternatives to Dress Up Your Rooms

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Architects seem to love big windows more and more with each passing year. Compare today’s structures with a few from the 60s, and you’ll notice that the windows have significantly increased in size, even in buildings with relatively small floor plans. read more

Apartment Balcony

Making the Most of Your Balcony

A balcony can provide a little private oasis of outdoor space in an otherwise enclosed apartment home: fresh air, natural light, and maybe even enough room for a little bit of a party. There are many ways we can enjoy our balconies — from barbecues to reading nooks and small gardens. read more