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5 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted On: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The holidays are a time for showing others you care whether that be your family, friends, co-workers or apartment neighbors. However, if the hectic holiday season has you in a rush to find last-minute gifts, there is no need to worry. Our CTBest team has rounded up a few quick and easy DIY holiday gifts that are perfect for anyone on your gift-giving list.

Movie and Popcorn

Movies and popcorn just go together, so give your gift recipients the gift of both! Pick up a festive flick or a movie you know they’ll love and pair it with a few packs of popcorn and some movie theatre candy. Tie everything together with a bow for a cozy and effortless at-home holiday movie night that anyone would love. (more…)

Host a CTBest Friendsgiving

Posted On: Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Whether you’re staying out or heading home to spend the day with family, the days leading up to Thanksgiving provide the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of friends while overeating everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving foods. Thankfully, the popular mashup holiday of “Friendsgiving” offers an opportunity to do just that! So, before you head home, gather your friends and get ready for a feast. We’ve created a guide to help you host a Friendsgiving in your CTBest apartment.


When it comes to inviting guests, only invite as many people as your apartment can handle. The last thing you want is for your guests to feel cramped and uncomfortable in your home. Consider factors like seating arrangements and where guests will hang out beforehand to determine how many people to invite. As far as invitations go, keep it informal by calling up friends or sending a mass text or email. (more…)

How to be a Good Apartment Neighbor

Posted On: Monday, October 14th, 2019

Everyone who has ever lived in an apartment can agree that much of the stress that comes from apartment living stems from issues with neighbors. Shared walls aren’t the most effective in drowning out noisy neighbors and addressing problems can be awkward and uncomfortable when you don’t know who your neighbors are. Luckily, these issues are easily preventable. The key to having a good experience with your apartment neighbors is to be a good apartment neighbor yourself. Follow these easy tips to create a neighborly community among your apartment neighbors.

Introduce Yourself

If you haven’t already, take the time to introduce yourself to your apartment neighbors and open up the line of communication. Not only does this show your neighbor that you are a nice and inviting person, but it also allows you to create an ally that you can go to if a problem ever arises. (more…)

One Bedroom Living at Hoyt Bedford

Posted On: Friday, October 11th, 2019

Still searching for that perfect one-bedroom apartment to call home? Hoyt Bedford has you covered. Located in Downtown Stamford, Hoyt Bedford has it all with its charming park-like setting, incredible amenities and vibrant location. However, what makes Hoyt Bedford a perfect place for single living is its abundance of unique one-bedroom configurations. With over 24 one bedroom floor plans, finding that perfect one to call home may just be closer and easier than you think.

At Hoyt Bedford, residents have the option of both terrace and traditional one-bedroom apartment floor plans. Terrace one-bedroom apartments range from 545 to 1,135 square feet and feature wall-to-wall carpeting and ceramic tiled kitchens and bathrooms. Select apartments also include a washer and dryer and open out to an outdoor terrace. (more…)

Learn More: 2 Bed, 2 Bath Apartments at 77 Prospect Street

Posted On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

If you and your family or roommate are looking for a new place to call home, look no further than the two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments at 77 Prospect Street. Located in Downtown Stamford, the elegant 12-story 77 Prospect Street apartments offers an assortment of unique floor plan options designed to support a “live, work, play” lifestyle in the city.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom units at 77 Prospect Street feature 1,184 to 1,255 square feet of comfortable living space that allows residents to live happily and privately with spacious bedrooms boasting a private on-suite bath and a roomy walk-in closet. (more…)

Get Out of the Summertime Slump

Posted On: Friday, September 6th, 2019

After a long, relaxing summer of warm temps, leisurely days and weekend getaways, it can be hard to get back into routine of work or school. If you fell into the notorious “summertime slump” this year, don’t worry! Here are a few tips to help you increase your productivity and get you back on track just in time for the start of the school year:

Tidy Up

A cluttered home often leads to a cluttered mind. If you’re looking to add some productivity back into your life, start by tidying up your surroundings. Instead of trying to clean your entire apartment, focus on the most important room or the place you plan to spend the most time. Eliminate distractions around you and organize your space in a way that will benefit you and your new routine. (more…)

Hey Stamford! Food Festival Back in Downtown Stamford

Posted On: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Foodies are in for a treat this weekend! For its third consecutive year, Hey Stamford! Food Festival is back at Mill River Park serving up delectable dishes from Stamford’s favorite restaurants. On Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from 1 to 9 p.m., join over 40 food trucks and local chefs and artisans in celebrating the city’s expansive food scene. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s festival:

Food Lineup (more…)

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.


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…)

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…)

Ways to Find A Roommate

Posted On: Monday, May 27th, 2019

Sometimes the most stressful part of planning to move into a new apartment isn’t budgeting costs or figuring out moving plans, its finding someone to live with. Finding a roommate can be difficult, especially for those who may not be from the area or know anyone there. Luckily, thanks to the interconnectedness of today’s technology, there are several platforms to help make the roommate search process a whole lot easier.


Craigslist is the world’s largest classified section online, which makes it a great place to find just about anything, including roommates. On Craigslist, users can either enter a listing of their own, or browse other listings that are already created. The amount and type of info that is posted depends on the user. The key here is to search for postings that are thorough with details about what the poster is looking for. The more detailed information that is posted, the more high-quality and legitimate the poster likely is. (more…)