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Update Your Space with Lighting

Monday, 19 June 2017

Does your space need a revamp? Try new lighting and see if that helps! http://www.greystar.com/blog/2017/02/23/al_changelighting

 

    1. Decide what kind of lamp your space needs

      There are a number of different lamps to consider depending on what you need. A table lamp and a floor lamp produce entirely different results. A table lamp can be an accent piece as well as a source of lighting, and there are many different styles of floor lamps to fit a bunch of different aesthetics. Floor lamps also typically provide more light to a room, so if you are going for brightness, these might be your answers.

      Check out how custom lighting can improve your apartment.

    2. Lighting isn’t always about brighter

      Sometimes a room doesn’t need more brightness but rather softer or dimmer light. Dim light can set a more intimate mood or set the tone for a get together. Brighter light is perfect for getting work done. A lamp that can do both is an excellent choice: turn it down when you need to, and turn up the light when you need to get work done.

    3. Consider the bulb

      On top of saving electricity, using the right kind of lightbulb can drastically change the light in a room. LED and CFLs are both energy efficient and come in a variety of different hues. Soft blue light will give a room a more natural look. Depending on the effect you are going for, certain lights will also enhance colors in your room. LEDs often bring out reds and blues, so if you want to make something pop, consider changing out your lightbulbs. You can also consider smart LED lightbulbs that can be wirelessly controlled by Bluetooth. These smart bulbs can change colors, dim, or brighten using your smartphone.

      Learn more about which lightbulbs you should buy.

    4. Don’t forget about candles

      While it’s easy to turn to electric light for your primary needs, don’t forget about candles. Candles can provide soft, romantic lighting or set the right ambiance. On top of providing soft light, candles can also add a tasteful perfume to your apartment. Just make sure you extinguish the flames before leaving your home.

    5. Make use of natural light

Depending on your apartment, you might also need to consider natural light. You can use curtains to limit the light and provide an accent to your room, or open the space to let the light in. Also, make sure you clean your windows often. You would be surprised at how much smudges can affect natural light.

 

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Moving from a House to an Apartment

Friday, 16 June 2017

Are you currently in a house but moving to an apartment? It can seem daunting moving all of your items into a smaller space, but it is doable! Check out this article to learn more. https://www.rental-living.com/apartment-resources/tips-moving-from-house-to-apartment

 

Start The Process As Soon As Possible

We realize sometimes life doesn't allow for things to be perfectly planned or done with ample time to spare. However, if you do happen to have the time, use it wisely! Get the process going as soon as possible. These things ALWAYS take more time than you expect.

Take Inventory Of The Things You Need And The Things You Don't

Obviously, even if you're moving from a smaller house to an apartment, not everything is coming with you. Start by taking inventory of the things that are DEFINITELY coming with you and the ones that are not.

Figure Out What To Do With Items NOT Coming With You

Garage sale? Rummage sale? Craigslist? Donating to Goodwill? Giving away to friends and family? Self-storage? Trashing it all? Have a plan for the things not coming with you after taking inventory. We're guessing you'll still have a pretty big pile of things you're unsure of keeping or letting go. You'll need to decide what to do so...

Learn To Let Go

Naturally, there will be a big pile of things you'll be on the fence about. There will be things you'll want to hang onto... probably more than you expect or are willing to admit. At some point, you'll have to let go of some things. Moving to a new place can be a clean slate. You don't want to begin by cluttering up your new living space with unessential items. TIP: If you still need help, bring in a neutral third party to help you purge and stave off the urge to hoard.

Ensure Everything Coming With You Will Fit

Measure all the furniture you plan on taking with you as well as the new space in your apartment. This seems obvious but it's a rookie mistake that happens frequently. For example, maybe your old master bedroom fit every piece in it neatly but your new apartment bedroom doesn't have room for both nightstands or the media chest.

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