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Thrift Store to Apartment Decor

Posted On: Friday, August 16th, 2019

No need to spend a fortune on pricey furniture and décor when you can score both for a fraction of the price at the local thrift store! Thrifting isn’t just limited to funky vintage fashion finds. With the latest upcycling trend, many people are choosing to purchase unwanted thrift store finds and transform them into beautiful pieces for their homes. It may take a bit of searching, but with some creativity and a bit of luck, you can discover some hidden thrift store gems for your CTBest apartment.

Mirrors

Add light and create the illusion of space in your apartment with a vintage mirror. Thrift stores are the perfect place to find eclectic mirrors that are full of personality. Buy several smaller mirrors to create a gallery wall or purchase a large one to serve as a stunning statement piece. If the mirror doesn’t match your style, don’t be afraid to paint or gild it to fit into your apartment’s style. (more…)

Outdoor Exercise Classes at Harbor Point

Posted On: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Being active outdoors can be hard when you live in the city, but not when you live in Stamford! Skip the gym this summer and exercise outside at Harbor Point. Outdoor exercise classes allow you to experience the beautiful weather and sites of the city, while also getting a good workout in. Whether you’re a fitness junkie or a newbie to the fitness world, Harbor Point offers a variety of fitness options that all Stamford residents can enjoy. Here’s a sample of the many outdoor classes that are currently offered:

  • Yoga on the Boardwalk – If you’re looking to relax your mind and improve your alignment with a fun, upbeat yoga class, come down to the Harbor Point Board Walk! Exhale hosts weekly yoga classes every Sunday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.  (more…)

Add Color to Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Monday, July 29th, 2019

Nobody wants a bland, stark white apartment. While painting the walls might seem like the go-to option, this can be difficult or potentially not even allowed when you’re renting an apartment. Luckily, you don’t need paint to add color to your space. Put down the paintbrush and think outside the box! For some inspiration, here’s a few ideas to help you add color to your CTBest Apartment:

Hang a Tapestry

Why paint walls when you can easily create your own eye-catching wall décor with a colorful tapestry! The bright colors and patterns of tapestries are a quick way to add pops of color to an otherwise plain apartment wall. Hang a tapestry above your bed or behind a couch for a funky boho feel. (more…)

Montoya Apartments: Two-Bedroom Villas

Posted On: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

When most people think of apartment living, they picture tall buildings and fast-paced city life. However, what if we told you apartment living can also include quiet serenity and beaches in your backyard? Our Montoya Apartments offer just that! This beautiful community located in the quaint seaside town of Branford offers residents rolling hills and access to local beaches and recreational destinations.

The Montoya Apartments’ two-bedroom villas come in two floor plans: The Brentwood and The Sonoma. These villas boast numerous features and amenities to provide residents with cool and comfortable coastal living. (more…)

Money-Saving Moving Tips

Posted On: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the road, moving costs can add up quickly and steeply. After paying your security deposit, first month’s rent and furnishings for your apartment, the last thing you want to do is spend a ton of money on moving costs. When moving on a tight budget, the key is to plan and be resourceful. While some expenses may be unavoidable, there are still plenty of smart and easy ways to move into your new apartment in Branford or Stamford without breaking the bank.

Toss, Donate or Sell

The less there is to move, typically the less expensive (and the easier!) it is to move. Before packing up your stuff, set it out and evaluate what you use regularly and what you will need in your apartment. If you don’t need it or donating. Depending on the condition of the items, you may even be able to sell them to second-hand stores or online through social media. Not only could you be saving money, but you could also be pocketing some extra cash to decorate or furnish your apartment with! (more…)

Organize Your CTBest Kitchen

Posted On: Monday, July 15th, 2019

The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in any apartment, which means it’s also likely to be the messiest. No matter how big or small your kitchen is, staying organized and using space effectively can be challenging. Here are a few kitchen solutions to help you organize your CTBest kitchen:

Hang Things with Hooks

Fumbling through messy draws of cooking utensils isn’t ideal, especially when cooking a meal. Instead, try mounting hooks above the stove or on the side of a cabinet for a much more organized and convenient kitchen set up. In addition to cooking utensils, you can also use hooks to hang potholders, gloves or rags for easy access. (more…)

The Morgan: Apartments for Rent in Stamford

Posted On: Monday, July 1st, 2019

If you’re looking for an apartment to rent in Stamford, consider The Morgan! Located in Downtown Stamford, The Morgan offers the best of both worlds: spacious high-rises minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown while located in the serenity of the Strawberry Hill neighborhood. With studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom options, The Morgan offers convenient and affordable downtown living that is sure to exceed all expectations.

The Morgan offers a variety of floorplan options featuring gourmet kitchens with new appliances that create the perfect setting for cooking and enjoying meals. A tile-lined entryway welcomes residents, and wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the spacious living room and bedroom areas provides residents with year-round comfort. Residents can also enjoy a quiet getaway on the apartment’s private terrace which provides picturesque views of Downtown Stamford. (more…)

Separating Space in a Studio Apartment

Posted On: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

When considering renting a studio apartment, one of the biggest concerns is space. Studio apartments typically consist of a bathroom and one large multipurpose room that serves as the bedroom, kitchen and living room. The studio layout, while extremely open, can often seem strange after living in a traditional home, and many studio renters prefer to separate the space. While simple room dividers or partition walls can do the trick, here are a few creative ways to not only separate the space, but also maximize it:

Use Bookshelves

One of the easiest ways to separate space is to use a bookshelf. Placing bookshelves perpendicular to a wall to divide the living space is an effective way to partition off the space and also provide extra storage for the apartment. Extra storage space is essential in smaller studio apartments, so having a piece of furniture that serves two functions is ideal. The bookshelves don’t have to reach the ceiling, however taller shelves draw the eye upward and provide the illusion of height. (more…)

Renting with Pets

Posted On: Thursday, June 20th, 2019

There’s nothing like having a furry friend by your side, especially when moving to a new place. While many apartments are leery of pets and have a strict “no pet policy,” there are also several pet-friendly apartments in Connecticut that will offer generous accommodations to furry friends. Simply following a few rules will help you to become the ideal pet owner in your rental community!

Be Informed

When choosing an apartment, especially when there are pets involved, it is important to be knowledgeable about the rules and guidelines your prospective apartment has in place. Many communities may have a strong “no pets” policy, while some may have restrictions on certain animals or breeds. If you find an apartment that is pet friendly, make sure you are prepared and willing to pay a pet deposit or an extra amount per month in rent. When in doubt, ask the leasing office for details regarding their pet policies. (more…)

Sharing an Apartment Made Easy

Posted On: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Sharing an apartment with roommates is a great experience. Not only does it save money, but it provides a social atmosphere that is often missed out on when living alone. However, issues with roommates can occur even in the best roommate situations. Knowing how to resolve them, or prevent them ahead of time, can make sharing an apartment easy and stress free.

Be Clear with Expectations and Set Ground Rules

Most issues that occur with roommates tend to stem from not being clear about expectations before moving in. When getting to know your roommates, try to get an understanding of what they expect from you as a roommate and vice versa. How often will you and your roommates clean? How will guests and visitors be handled? How early or late do your roommates generally go to sleep? What are your roommates’ views on pets? Asking these questions can help you and your roommates to understand each other, create compromise and establish rules ahead of time so that problems don’t arise later. (more…)