No Pantry: The worst thing ever, or easy to work with?

Posted by Ingrid Evens on October 30, 2015 at 11:07 am

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If you are currently living in an apartment, you will understand all too well the frustrations that can come with having a small kitchen. In fact, in older or renovated apartments it is very common for the already small kitchens to not have pantries at all! At first glance, this might seem like a pretty big deal. But we’ve put together a few ideas that will help you free up some of that much needed cupboard space for your pantry goods.

1. Bookshelves – The concept of a bookshelf being used for more than just books is a trend that is quickly growing; and we love it! This shelf is a great alternative for storing your plates and bowls. A good tip is to pick a shelf that matches the color of your kitchen cupboards, that way it won’t look out of place.

2. HooksThese little guys are an affordable and quick solution to help store your mugs. They can be easily applied to the outside panel of cupboards, or even above the kitchen sink. In fact, the fast “on and off” access will make you wonder why you were even going to use a cupboard in the first place.

3. Lazy Susan – This is a small set of circular shelves that turn on their own axis and can fit in most cupboards, or almost anywhere on your counter top. This option is a practical and cost effective way to store your spices. You can purchase one at almost any home improvement or grocery store.

4. Pot RackThis can be a very practical solution when you are limited on space. All you need is a free wall and you’re good to go. Hang your pots, pans, and lids and you got yourself some extra room for food that will make up for having no pantry at all.

Check out our Pinterest board ideas for small kitchens here 

If you are working with a small kitchen or no pantry, we hope you found these tips useful. Or if you are currently moving and are looking for a place to call home, give us a call at 512 258 8224. One of our apartment locators will help you find a place, and the service will be of no cost to you. Call today!

Three Decor Tips For Halloween That You Can Use All Season Long

Posted by Ingrid Evens on October 6, 2015 at 2:12 pm

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Halloween is just around the corner and if you are anything like us, finding time on a full schedule to purchase and decorate your place to make it look as “Halloween” as possible, might be far down on your list of to-dos. Well don’t worry, we got you covered, and the best thing about these options is that they are available at every grocery store and can be used all season long! Not just for the month of October.

Candles – These are on the top of our list. You can get them in many sizes and colors, and they come with a lid for when they are not lit. The best part though is the variety of scents that remind us of the season! Autumn Morning and Pumpkin Spice are our favorite!

Flowers – You can use flowers all season long and in any amount of arrangements and colors. We love orange, yellow and red to match the season. Fresh flowers can also add a little life into your home, and are a quick and beautiful reminder that Fall is here. As the weather gets colder, try using fake flowers to give the same effect.

Lights – A few boxes of stringed lights are a lovely way to light up your home, front door, porch, or patio. You can find these in different colors, and with different designs over the bulbs. They are cost effective and can make the season come alive in your home. Try it, you just might like it!

If you love these ideas and are looking for an apartment of your own to try them out in, give us a call at 512 258 8224. We would love to help get you set up just in time for the holidays! Best of all our help is at no cost to you. Call us today!

 

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