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Louisville Kentucky: Baseball, Bourbon, and Horse Racing

Louisville Kentucky: Baseball, Bourbon, and Horse Racing

Louisville Kentucky: Baseball, Bourbon, and Horse Racing

When you like of Louisville, Kentucky, three things come to mind: baseball, bourbon, and horse races. Whether you are a long-term resident, new to the area, or just passing through, there’s plenty to do in Louisville.

Louisville Slugger

Baseball is America’s game and anyone who watches baseball knows that Louisville Slugger baseball bats reign supreme.  A must-see for any baseball fan, the Slugger Museum & Factory is a fun, interactive experience brimming with baseball history. Feel the difference between size and weight of the bats used by baseball icons, watch a bat get made from start to finish, and see a fastball thrown in real time. With artifacts dating all the way back to baseball beginnings, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a grand slam for baseball fans.

Bourbon & More Bourbon

A glass of nice bourbon is like a warm summer day; you can’t beat it. If you’re looking to do something without the kiddos, Louisville has got you covered. Home of Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, and a host of other bourbon distilleries, Louisville is a bourbon drinker’s paradise. As always, you should drink responsibly and never get behind the wheel of a car if you’ve been drinking. Louisville has got you covered; book a bus a tour for less than $100 and visit distilleries to your heart’s content, get an Uber or a Lyft, or designate a driver. And remember to eat. The bus tour provides snacks, but there are plenty of spots to stop and have a bite between distilleries if you’re going the Uber or designated driver route. Stay hydrated, trust your driver, eat food, and enjoy the heck out of that mint julep.

Kentucky Derby

You know what pairs nicely with that mint julep? The Kentucky Derby. Quite possibly the most famous horse race in the country, the derby is a fun outing for the whole family. The cherry of top of the two-week Kentucky Derby Fesitval, the Kentucky Derby is held the first weekend of May. Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been a staple in horse racing. The first leg of the Triple Crown, horses who compete and win the Kentucky Derby are treated like royalty. With the average race lasting roughly two minutes, you go more for the experience and the traditions than to see the actual races. It’s a Kentucky Derby tradition to wear a fascinating fascinator, so be on the look out for ladies in amazing hats. You cannot have a full Kentucky Derby experience without having a mint julep. This refreshing cocktail, made with Kentucky’s finest bourbon, is just what you need on a warm spring day.

If you’re looking for a fun family – or couples – vacation, place your bets on Louisville. It’s a shoe in.

Maybe you aren’t in the mood for a trip. There’s nothing wrong with a staycation.

Published at Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:20:32 +0000

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This Old Victorian Reveal: 2nd Floor, Before, Design & After

This Old Victorian Reveal: 2nd Floor, Before, Design & After

Finally, finally the full reveal of the before, design and after of the upstairs floor of This Old Victorian is here! Finishing the second floor – specifically our master bedroom – really marked the culmination of this crazy five year renovation project. And I couldn’t be happier with the final result. I can’t to hear what you think.

Ahhhh, there’s the grown up master I’ve been dreaming about – basically for an entire decade. But let’s back up and start from the very beginning. Because it’s a very good place to start!

We actually did the more dramatic and extensive renovation of our upper floor, (as compared to the ground floor), if you can believe that. While the original layout featured four bedrooms, it actually left a tremendous amount of wasted space. And with only one teeny tiny totally insufficient bathroom, it really was not practical for how we live today. So we went to work. Nearly 24 months of work to be exact. The original floor plan for our upper level is on your left, the remodel on your right.

As you can see from the plans above, we accomplished three major things with our overhaul of the upstairs:

  • Removed the second set of stairs, reclaiming a significant amount of usable floor space
  • Created an entire new kid’s bath using the fainting room off the front bedroom
  • Built a master suite, connecting unused hallways, the original bathroom & the fourth bedroom

While our new layout did result in losing a bedroom, now there is not a single square foot of wasted space and I have the master of my dreams. So everyone wins! Now for those oh so glamorous Before shots.

This space was once…scary and then became our soothing guest room.

Our master bedroom had an auspicious beginning. We filled in that archway, created a second closet and obviously that fireplace had to go!

There was nothing really masterful about the original “master bath.” But it made a great closet!

What is now my son’s room started off the same color as the original Apt 34. How’s that for full circle?

Can you imagine a lovely vanity against that wall and a deep soaking tub under that window?? Nope, I can hardly envision it either. But keep scrolling to see how we got there.

Here is the 2nd floor in process.

Demo of what was to become my master closet and then master bath. As I mentioned in the post about our first floor, we had to take everything down to the studs to replace all of the knob and tube wiring, add in modern plumbing, add insulation (the entire house wasn’t insulated) fix rot in the framing and floors…we discovered more problems as we went of course. A renovation is often like a pandora’s box of problems!

This view looks from the stairwell back into what would become the kid’s bathroom.

We made sure to preserve original 1850s architectural details like the arched hallways and the glass transoms above each door.

What lath and plaster looks like when scraped back to its bare bones. I actually think it’s quite lovely.

It’s alway a good idea to lay out your tile pattern as a test run.

Once the new floors went in, I thought we were so close. And yet we were still so far.

My master bedroom looked like this 1.0 version for the better part of two years.

And here is the complete(ish) tour of our second floor!!

As you ascend the stairs from our entry, you turn right to find two doors facing one another. One leads to our son’s room, the other to our master. This bedroom was the last space I completed as its design challenges plagued me for quite some time. You can see my documentation of my master bedroom saga here.

Figuring out this bedroom is where I ran up against my design novice limitations. The layout and scale of the space just stumped me. I finally realized I needed yet another custom piece to deal with the room’s unconventional window placement so enter Lauren Nelson Design. Lauren and her team’s custom bed & amazing custom fireplace finally helped me realize the bedroom of my dreams! Lauren also sourced the exceptional vintage rug and an amazing refinished dresser (which you can see here) to complete the space. While I never thought I’d put a bed below a window – supposedly it’s a no no – but that is exactly what this room requires and it lives so well now. I just lay in bed and gaze lovingly at that fireplace. Swoon.

Reno tip: know your limits – Learning by trial & error is both too time consuming and $$$. You’ll save yourself time, money & marital drama if you just hire a pro when you need one.

As you move from our bedroom area, you enter a passthrough en route to the master bath. There you encounter two more doors. On one side sits a pocket door for our WC. The other pocket door leads to what was the original upstairs bath (see the before above) and is now my walk-in closet!

dream closet on apartment 34  dream closet on apartment 34

I worked with California Closets to create my custom dream closet space. You can see the entire story about creating my closet right here.

The end of the passthrough leads to our master bath. I won’t sugar coat it. A master bath the size of a bedroom is luxurious for sure. Two full vanities, a soaking tub and a massive walk in shower offer that spa like feel that I should probably work to appreciate more than I ever take the time to do. I think I over compensated for living in 800 sq feet for more than five years.

If you’ve been following along all this time, you’ll already know that my master bath was another ride on the struggle bus. Lighting is both my crowning jewel for this house, but also my nemesis. After multiple attempts, I think I finally got it right. You can see the story all about my major rookie lighting mistakes in our bedroom and master bath right here.

My son’s bedroom , while shoebox-shaped and smallish, still offers plenty of room for fun. Two windows allow natural light to spill in all day long. Wall-mounted shelving and a darling toddler bed from the Netherlands maximize the floor space to ensure there’s plenty of room to play – and keeps the space whimsical!

The room’s curved wall long served as yet another major design conundrum, but Carter’s love of outer space finally sparked an idea. I found a set of constellation decals on Etsy and simply colored over the stars with a glow-in-the-dark marker. Now he has his own starry sky to admire as he falls asleep every night.

You can see Carter’s entire toddler room design (and his original nursery) by clicking right here.

Finally, there is our kid’s bathroom. I was rather disappointed that this bathroom did not make the cut for Domino, so I had to be sure to share it here. I so love this space. The floors, one of my first major design decisions for the renovation, are hexagon handmade tile by Fireclay set in an ombre pattern. They start dark at the doorway and transition to white as you hit the tub. While a touch difficult to see in this image, the tub is also surrounded by Fireclay tile, this time running in a vertical stacked pattern all the way to the ceiling to create a clean, modern look. The floating vanity really lets you appreciate the tile floor and helps the room feel a bit bigger. I intentionally did not install a backsplash for an extra clean, modern look. Three years in and the walls still look great. This room is whimsical and playful but has the classic bones that will grow along with our four year old.

The only other upstairs space you do not see here is our guest room. In an ideal world every single corner of This Old Victorian would have been perfect for Domino, but real life often gets in the way. So instead the guest room served as my photo staging area – aka where I hid all my crap –  hence why it is absent in the feature. You can see our guest room here though. Although I’m now about to completely redo it. Cuz a blogger’s work is never done.

And there you have it. I hope this gives you a (more) complete picture of this renovation process. There were many additional mishaps along the way. Like when our crawl space flooded and submerged our brand new furnace. Or the winter we had major rains and discovered some of the house’s windows still leaked when there was water running down our kitchen walls. I suspect such adventures are likely to never end. It comes with the 150 year old house territory.

I hope I’ve given you a realistic view into what a true restoration entails. I’ve certainly learned more than my fair share about all things interior architecture, renovation, restoration and figuring out how to turn a house into a home. I’ve leaned it’s not a quick and easy process, but really it isn’t supposed to be. Building a home that reflects both who you are and who you want to be takes time, commitment and a whole lot of patience.

But the end result is worth the wait.

For the complete tour of the first first floor of This Old Victorian,  CLICK HERE.

For the online feature in Domino magazine, CLICK HERE.

For the entire five year history of this renovation saga, CLICK HERE.

For my newest project – a complete redo of our yard CLICK HERE.


Master Bedroom
custom bed lauren nelson design /  bedding rough linen / lumbar pillow custom lauren nelson design / custom fireplace lauren nelson design / vintage rug tony kitz gallery / vintage bedside lamps almond & co / georg stool skagerakthe Marset ginger pendant ylighting / curtains the shade store / walls roman clay by portola paints /

Master Bath
tub & tub filler kohler / dancing pendant menu ylighting / walls white wisp benjamin moore / stool elsie green / tray skagerak / towel parachute / art cristina coral / 

Carter’s Room
LampsPlus Tides Pendant / Bitte Wooden Toys / Farrow & Ball Hague Blue Paint / PomPom at Home Pillow / Ferm Living blanket / Toddler Bed / Sloth print / eSale Striped Rug /  Woopsy Desk Lamp from LampsPlus / Pehr Designs Alphabet Bin / Overstock Wing Chair / Sutro Tower / Overstock Woven Basket / Room & Board dresser / Room & Board end table / Calico Corners Roman Shades  / Minted Art Print / Stacked Bookcase from Sourced By Good / Birch Coat Rack / Jennifer Ament print / custom framing Framed & Matted / Windy Chien Helix Light / Cork Globe / Throw Pillow / Lego Storage

Kid’s Bathroom
swing lamp / fireclay floor and shower tile / kohler tub and faucet / silestone counter top / custom vanity / ikea mirror  serena & lily dip dyed stool /

photography by seth smoot for domino magazine 
produced by kate berry
styled by rosy fridman

Published at Mon, 23 Dec 2019 06:53:24 +0000

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Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh: What Is Going to $1,200 Get You?

Zumper Stanton Ave. | Zumper weird simply how some distance your greenback goes in Pittsburgh? we now have angled up the newest areas for hire by the use of rental sites Zumper and residence e-book to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding affordable residences in Pittsburgh with a budget of as much as $,ages. lift a look on the listings, beneath. be aware: expenditures and availability are subject to change. Hoodline presents data-driven analysis of native happenings and tendencies throughout cities. hyperlinks blanketed in this article can also acquire Hoodline a fee on clicks and transactions. Morningside Ave. Morningside provided with the aid of Hoodline Zumper supplied by Hoodline Zumper here s a two-bed room, one-bathroom condo at Morningside Ave. listed for $,month for its rectangular feet. building facilities encompass garage parking. within the assemblage, you ll locate hardwood ground, valuable heating, air conditioning and a dishwasher. cats are acceptable. walk ranking suggests that the encompassing area is reasonably walkable, is never mainly bikeable and has a couple of regional accessible transportation options. See the complete list right here. Stanton Ave. Stanton Heights provided by Hoodline picture: Zumper subsequent, there s this three-bedroom, one-bathing room condo at Stanton Ave. it s activity for $,one hundred forty fiveages. The unit presents a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting, storage parking and out of doors space. decent news for animal enthusiasts: This rental is both dog-genial and cat-friendly. in line with walk rating, the enviornment around this handle is rarely very walkable, has basal mountain bike basement and has some alteration options. See the complete checklist here. Atwood St. Oakland offered by means of Hoodline picture: Zumper take a look at this -rectangular-bottom two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit it s observed at Atwood St. it be also listed for $,a hundred forty fivemonth. The building has extra storage space. that you can additionally expect balk flooring within the assemblage. Pet owners, steal heed: The acreage is both dog-couthy and cat-pally. there s no leasing charge required for this condominium. stroll ranking indicates that the area around this address is quite walkable, is relatively bikeable and offers abounding regional accessible busline options. take a look at the finished record right here. This tale turned into created immediately the usage of local precise estate records from Zumper and house ebook, then advised by an editor. click on right here for greater about what we re accomplishing. additionally, if you’re an abettor or a broking service, study on for precise property advertising concepts to promote your local record. received innovations? Go right here to allotment your feedback.

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The least expensive residences for hire in Allentown, Pittsburgh

picture: Zumper Arlington Ave. | picture: Zumper in line with condominium website Zumper, median rents for a one bed room in Allentown are aerial round $, compared to a $ one-bed room median for Pittsburgh as a whole. however how does the low-conclusion appraisement on an Allentown apartment seem this present day — and what could you get in your cash? We took a glance at local listings from Zumper and residence book to discover what price-aware house seekers can are expecting to find within the community, which, in accordance with stroll score rankings, is a bit of walkable, is pretty bikeable and offers abounding local public transportation alternate options. examine on for the cheapest listings purchasable right now. note: expenditures and availability are discipline to alternate. Hoodline presents facts-driven analysis of local happenings and traits across cities. links blanketed in this article may acquire Hoodline a commission on clicks and affairs. proctor way offered via Hoodline picture: Zumper provided by means of Hoodline picture: Zumper Listed at $month, this one-bedroom, one-bathing room house, discovered at abettor approach, is .% below the $month average appoint for a one bed room in Allentown. The constructing features outdoor space; the home also has excessive ceilings, stainless steel home equipment, a dishwasher and a deck. bodies and canine are not accustomed. The list specifies a $forty utility price. See the complete checklist right here. climax St. offered via Hoodline Zumper supplied via Hoodline Zumper This two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, situated at climax St., is listed for $ages. The building includes additional storage space as an amenity. Pet house owners, inquire in different places: This chapter does not allow cats or canine. seem out for a $forty application price. See the finished listing right here. Arlington Ave. provided by means of Hoodline Zumper provided with the aid of Hoodline Zumper right here s a three-bedroom, one-bathroom residence at Arlington Ave., which is going for $month. The building comes with outside area. in the assemblage, you re promised stainless-steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Pet lovers are in good fortune: This apartment is each dog-warm and cat-intimate. The list specifies a $forty utility price. See the full checklist right here. Millbridge St. supplied by way of Hoodline Zumper provided by way of Hoodline Zumper again there is this ,-rectangular-foot residing area with two bedrooms and one bathing room at Millbridge St., additionally listed at $ages. you ll discover an eat-in kitchen and a dishwasher within the unit. bodies and canine are not allowed. Be prepared for a $forty software fee. See the record right here. This record turned into created automatically using native actual property facts from Zumper and house ebook, again reviewed by way of an editor. click on right here for extra about what we re doing. moreover, in case you’re an agent or a broking service, examine on for precise property advertising and marketing ideas to promote your local record. bought innovations? Go here to allotment your feedback.

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CallAssist24/7: A Must Have From Central Media

CallAssist24/7: A Must Have From Central Media

CallAssist24/7: A Must Have From Central Media

In the apartment business, getting and retaining quality residents is the goal. CallAssist24/7 from Central Media helps you do just that.

What exactly is CallAssist24/7?

It’s an emergency answering service and a modern solution to call management.

CallAssist24/7 Features

  • Never miss a call from a resident
  • Adjust maintenance schedules from your phone – yes, our platform works on both iPhone and Android devices
  • See your maintenance schedule and work orders all in one place
  • Photo sharing – more on that a little later

CallAssist24/7 is a streamlined communication tool that allows your residents to report an issue to the leasing office, including photos of the busted pipe or whatever their issue may be. The leasing office and the maintenance office now have all the information necessary to create a work order and schedule a repair. The resident knows when and – perhaps more importantly – who is coming to their apartment to do the repair. The maintenance team, having access to the photos sent by the resident show up prepared, allowing the repair to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. From the resident’s point of view, having a photo of the person coming to do the repair can be reassuring. Happy residents lead to long-term leasers and less turnover.

What People Are Saying About CallAssist24/7

“The training made the conversion go very smoothly. Call Assist is so easy to use, our staff caught on very quickly.”

“The ability to see all after-hours calls in one morning email has been very beneficial for the management staff to ensure all work orders are being addressed in a timely manner.”

“The administrative side to CallAssist is so wonderful. Making changes to the roster, updating on-call list – with CallAssist it’s so fast and easy, freeing the management team up to work on other tasks.”

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Published at Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:27:16 +0000

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DIY Projects for a Rental Apartment Makeover

DIY Projects for a Rental Apartment Makeover

You shouldn’t have to own a home to take pride in where you live. Renting an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t give it a well-deserved makeover, it simply means you have to do it without damaging or altering the structural integrity of the property.

Most people think painting the rooms different shades, pulling up the carpet, or nailing big fixtures onto the walls are the best ways to transform your home, but in most rental properties, that isn’t allowed. This can be daunting and result in an abandonment of the very idea of an upgrade. However, easy solutions exist, and they will help you transform your apartment into your very own home. Check out these cool DIY projects that can make a difference in your apartment’s look and feel.

Refurbish Your Furniture

Every apartment is full of furniture. From dressers to tables to shelves, furniture is a great starting point for your DIY journey. Whether you inherited a piece from a family member or bought it at a resale store or garage sale, there are so many things you can do to transform the furniture into something unique. Adding a new splash of paint and polish can really bring it to life. Remember, of course, proper sanding and painting techniques are essential.

Want to go a step further? Antiquing is a trendy DIY trick that a lot of people love. The process is a little complicated, but once you finish the project, you can change any old piece of furniture into a stunning focal point.

furniture makeover

First, you need to sand down the entire surface, giving it an even, clean surface to paint. Second, apply primer, allowing enough time for the primer to dry, and then paint it. Third, sand it again. This final sanding is the part of a process that ensures an older, antique look. Make sure you sand areas down enough to allow the wood to poke through the paint, which will make it look like the furniture has endured years of wear and tear. Finally, apply stain, allow it to dry, and apply a final coat of polyurethane to protect the final product.

Antiquing is a great DIY project that is low cost and will give your furniture that vintage look. It will help you better implement certain design styles that require aged furniture as centerpieces, such as vintage or shabby chic.

Spruce Up Your Floors

Floors are often a missed opportunity in apartment makeovers because people don’t really consider changing or revitalizing them. Sometimes, it’s not enough to just run a broom or vacuum over your floors. Years of foot traffic can scuff up the tiles, hardwood, or concrete, and even flatten the fabric of your carpet until it’s stiff and difficult to manage. If you live in an older apartment, your floor can turn into an eyesore.

So, if you have a carpet, give it a much-needed steam cleaning. If you have concrete floors, which are incredibly popular these days, give that floor a good polish. Polished concrete not only looks great but, when properly maintained, it can last forever.

custom area rug

If you want to step it up a notch, you can always create a custom area rug. If you go to any store that sells carpet, they will usually have carpet square samples or very cheap carpet squares that you can take home. An extremely cost-effective DIY project is taking all those carpet squares and sewing them together to create a large area rug. The design ideas are endless because you can either keep them the same or if you want to get creative, cut them into different shapes. It may be a time-consuming process, but all you need to know is how to use a pair of scissors, how to read a tape measure, and how to use a sewing kit. Suddenly, you’ll have a statement piece right in the middle of your living room, that will fit great in a shabby chic or boho design style.

Add Flare to Your Décor

rental makeover pillow decor

If you do a quick search for DIY projects for your home, you’ll find a ton of ideas that can turn your apartment makeover into an interior designer’s dream. There are thousands of things you can do to transform your home, and some of them are breathtaking.

For instance, you can glue exotic fabrics to canvas pillows and turn them into unique pops of color that can brighten any room. Pick an exciting fabric or textile, choose a design, and just go with it. It’s simple to do and it can refresh the look of a couch or an armchair.

headboard diy makeover

Or, you can take it a step further and craft a homemade headboard for your master bedroom. Find an old door at a resale shop, or even buy a cheap one from a hardware store. Take it home and paint it; the possibilities are endless. You can make it a simple pop of bright color to accentuate your aesthetic, or go for a simple, worn wood vibe that would fit great with most colors—be them on your wall, sheets, or décor items. When you’re finished and the paint is dry, attach it to your bed frame, and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind headboard.

DIY projects for your apartment makeover can be a ton of fun, and you can do them without breaking any rules. Whether you want a change in the feel of your apartment or a new conversation piece, you don’t need to feel limited by the fact that you’re renting your home. These are just a few DIY projects to get you started, but there are so many options. Think outside the box, get a little creative, and have fun with it.

About the author: Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.

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5 Great Dog Breeds For Apartment Living

5 Great Dog Breeds For Apartment Living

Humans have been living with domesticated dogs for tens of thousands of years in a wide variety of environments. During that time, our canine companions have been selectively bred for a variety of purposes.

Some dog breeds are better than others when it comes to living in an apartment. For example, breeds from the herding group often have very high exercise needs, and those from the hunting group can easily become problem barkers.

This is where the importance of researching the traits of different canine breeds becomes a defining factor. There are some breeds that thrive particularly well for people who are renting. And, contrary to popular belief, they’re not all toy breeds. Let’s take a closer look at 5 of them.

1. Boston Terrier

Boston terrier

If you’re looking for a small dog with a distinguished look and plenty of personality, then a Boston Terrier is a great choice for apartment living. This little canine companion is 15-17 inches at the shoulders and no more than 25 pounds with a tuxedo-like coat, large loving eyes and ridiculous bat-like ears.

Temperamentally, this lover of the indoors generally has a positive and playful disposition that charms everyone he meets. He’s smart enough to learn new tricks quickly and is very people-oriented. Boston Terriers do have a reputation for being somewhat mischievous, and like most small dogs, they can be difficult to house train.

The Boston Terrier does need daily exercise. However, his small and compact body makes it easy to run him indoors with a good game of fetch. In fact, due to his flat face, outdoor exercise during the heat isn’t recommended.

Because they’re very attached to their people and adore affection, the Boston Terrier can get very lonely if left for a long period of time on a regular basis and isn’t a good choice for people who work long hours away from home.

2. Bichon Frise

Bichon frise

If a fluffy pooch is more up your alley, then look no further than the Bichon Frise. This companion breed is simply a delight with a playful disposition and the right stuff for families with small children. Quick to make new friends, the Bichon Frise is a great way to meet new people and she will get along well with your neighbors’ dogs, too.

Another upshot of the Bichon Frise for apartment goers? This breed is among the so-called “hypoallergenic” breeds. Although they still shed some, their long-growth fur does not shed as often, and they tend to produce less dander than many other dog breeds. On the other hand, do plan on learning to use dog clippers or taking her to the groomer every 6-8 weeks for a trim.

One downside of the Bichon Frise is that she can become a problem barker, especially if left alone too often and under-stimulated. Keep her engaged with plenty of attention, games, tricks and lots of fun and you should be able to prevent this problem.

3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Some people are looking for a small dog who thrives in apartments who is a little bit more laid back. If you don’t mind a dog with relatively high grooming needs, then a great choice for an affectionate companion dog for renters is the Cavalier King Charles (or for that matter, the King Charles Spaniel, a very similar breed well suited for apartments).

This toy breed comes in at around 13 inches at the shoulders, weighing in at around 15 pounds. Easy to take with you anywhere you go, and generally good with children and strangers, this beautiful and sweet breed ranks 18 on the AKC list of the most popular breeds in the U.S.

They adapt well to active or more sedentary lifestyles. A favorite among those looking for mellow companion dogs, the Cavalier King Charles is also a common breed chosen for therapy dogs, nursing homes and for seniors.

4. Great Dane

Great Dane

Some people think that only small dogs are appropriate for apartments, but there are a few notable exceptions. If your landlord allows larger dogs (some leases have weight limits) then one fantastic choice in a large breed dog is the friendly giant known as the Great Dane.

Coming in around 30 inches at the shoulders, this imposing dog is actually known for a gentle and loving disposition. Although they have relatively low exercise needs, you’ll need to devote at least an hour a day to a brisk walk and have access to some secure areas, such as a dog park for some weekly off-leash play.

Great Danes can become protective of their family members, and some will become problem barkers, particularly if left to become bored. However, when well socialized, they tend to make friends easily and get along well with other dogs and children.

A major downside of all of the giant breeds, including the Great Dane, is a short average lifespan of just eight years. In addition, make sure you have the budget for their rather significant appetites. Adolescent males, for example, can eat as much as 10-15 cups of dog food per day!

5. Greyhound


Finally, we turn to an often overlooked dog breed who does surprisingly well living in an apartment — the Greyhound. They have very low grooming needs, tend to do well alone for those that work long hours and benefit from being kept in pairs.

This beautiful and ancient breed is well known for his couch potato ways, even though they’re the breed of choice for dog racing. In fact, Greyhounds retired from the track are in constant supply, making this breed an easy one to find through rescue organizations devoted to making sure these noble and lovable dogs find forever homes.

As sighthounds, Greyhounds have a bad reputation for mixed pet households. They can “hunt” small animals such as cats, ferrets and rabbits. Careful screening is required if you plan to keep them with other pets.

Although they don’t need much daily exercise, this breed does love to run. Look into lure coursing as a possible weekend activity to keep your Greyhound fit and happy.

Find the right dog for you

Just as important as choosing the right breed of dog is having a plan in place to introduce them to your apartment, whether they’re a puppy or a mature rescue dog, use our guide to kickstart your planning.

Published at Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:00:04 +0000

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Choose Sublet Apartments for Your Extended Stay in Los Angeles


Sublet apartments can be a very attractive alternative to living in hotel rooms for any business traveler, and finding a sublet in LA is very easy and convenient these days. It also saves you from the headache of finding a rent on your own, dealing with a broker and paying all sorts of fees. You can find an apartment already furnished and ready for you to move in, providing all the comfort necessary for accommodation, whether you’re in Los Angeles temporary or for a long stay.Resorting to a sublet LA apartment assures you the flexibility you need to carry on with your business, while the tenant remains responsible for the rent. You just have to work out the terms with the tenant, like the length of the agreement, the amenities that will be included and what kind of bills you can expect to pay, saving this way a lot of time and money.Finding a sublet in Los Angeles has never been easier, all the information you need is already available on the internet, as subletting has become increasingly popular these days. So you’re just one click away from your dream apartment, all you have to do is search the internet and you will be surprised by the multitude of alternatives available, whether you’re looking for a small apartment, or you want a luxury apartment.Once you find a sublet Los Angeles offer that suits your requirements in terms of price and comforts, all you need to do is contact the lender and arrange a meeting. You will surely enjoy living in an excellent furnished apartment with all the comfort it provides rather than renting a hotel room.Source: Free Articles from

For an Extended Stay Los Angeles you should definitely go for a sublet apartment. There’s really no better alternative when it comes to Extended Stay Los Angeles than a sublet apartment.

Apartment Living

How to Budget for a New Dog

How to Budget for a New Dog

It may take new dogs a while
to adjust to apartment living, but it can be a wonderful experience for both
you and the pup. One thing you need to prepare for is the cost
of caring for a dog
. Between food, grooming, pet insurance and more,
you could easily spend thousands of dollars annually. Luckily, there are ways
to make the cost more manageable as long as you plan ahead of time.

Consider Adoption

A lot of people want a
pure-bred dog. Adoption centers typically have more mutts, but the cost of
adoption is significantly less than purchase a puppy outright. You can save even
more because dogs in adoption centers are usually already vaccinated,
neutered/spayed and microchipped.

Preventive Veterinary Care

Another way to cut pet costs
is to take your dog to the vet regularly for routine check-ups. These
preventive visits will be much more affordable than treating an actual problem.
When budgeting for this expense, you need to consider whether you live in a
small or big city. Veterinary costs tend to be higher in larger cities.

Get Pet Insurance

Between one
to two percent of this nation’s dogs have insurance
. It really is a
shame because pet insurance is a major asset when you are trying to budget for
a pet. On average, this insurance costs about $225 annually, which is
significantly less than if you had to pay out of your own pocket for every vet

Buy Nutritional Food

There are numerous options
for pet food at the supermarket, and you should really opt for the premium dog
food. Although it is more expensive, it has more nutritional value. That means
your dog gets all its nutrients without eating as much.

Dogs are expensive, but they bring years of love and happiness. Share your experiences of living with a dog in an apartment by commenting below.

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Apartment Living

Affording Rent for Your Buckhead Apartment

Let’s face it.  Buckhead apartment rent can be
expensive, but it is definitely within reach if you know how to manage your
money.  First, it is important to
assess about how much rent you can afford.  A conservative ratio that you can use is 25/35.  This means that your rent should cost
you no more than 25% of your monthly income and your overall debt (including
rent, utilities, insurance, car payment, etc.) should not count for more than
35% of your monthly income. 

Start by tallying up your other
costs like the ones mentioned above, aside from rent.  If you make $4,000 a month before taxes, for example, you
could spend up to $1,400 on everything and still have money for incidentals,
savings and investments (or shoes). 
If your car insurance, car payment, cell phone and credit card payments
equal $650 a month, you can spend about $750 on rent.  If you want to be even more accurate, estimate utility costs
and factor those in.

Though this may seem like a low
figure, it is the budget-friendly ratio. 
Other ratios are more around 28/36.  It is important, however, that you know where your money is
going so that you know where it is possible to save.  If you have little-to-no debt, it might be completely fine
for you to rationalize a higher rent payment.  Also, think into the future.  Are you up for a promotion at your job?  Do you know what the salary increase
might be?  Does your job work on
commission?  If so, how do you plan
to prepare for a low-performance month? 
How might your rent come into play with all of this?  Thinking about these questions will
allow you to prepare for your financial future and choose the right Buckhead
apartment for you.

Now that you have your finances on
lock, try calling PROMOVEFeature Articles, Atlanta’s free apartment locating service.  They will help you find the best
apartment in Buckhead that will suit all your needs and your budget.  PROMOVE’s dedicated team will be with
you from the initial search until you get your key on move-in day.  Happy hunting!