Monthly Archives: February 2015

How to upgrade tired furniture

Kitchener Apartments, Apartments Kitchener, Apartments for Rent in Kitchener, Kitchener apartment rentals, Apartments in Kitchener, Apartment rentals in Kitchener, Kitchener Apartments for RentIf you’re looking to conserve cash, but still want to update your furniture, upgrading your existing furniture is a great option. To help Newport Towers Apartments residents narrow down which DIYs they should try, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some furniture upgrades that will enhance your Kitchener Apartment.

 

Re-Tile With Glass Gems

Add a pop of colour into your apartment and your furniture with the help of Madigan Made’s Glass Gem Table tutorial. With the help of spray paint, gems, craft glue, pourable resin and a few other materials, formerly dull tables are given the ultimate facelift. Grab the necessary gems and supplies at Michaels located at 500 Fairway Road South #1. The Newport Towers Apartments are a six-minute drive and 22-minute transit commute from the store.

 

Fabric Wrapping And Repainting

Give your furniture a refreshing update by switching out the fabric and splashing on a few coats of paint. If you’re looking for a step-by-step tutorial on how to upgrade your family heirloom or recent thrift store purchase, Life On Virginia Street’s blog documents the whole restoration process. Fabricland located at 1352 Weber Street East has a large selection of fabric and material options to help you outfit your furniture. The store is a seven-minute drive and 30-minute transit commute from the Newport Towers Apartments. Alex Haralson’s blog walks you through reupholstering your furniture and transforms pieces before your eyes. Drop by Value Village to pick up some furniture pieces that you can play around with. Located at 120 Ottawa Street North, the store is a six-minute drive; 23-minute transit commute and 42-minute walk from the apartments.

 

Photo Transfers

Incorporating a photo or a graphic transfer will help you create a truly unique piece. The Flying C’s Mod Podge Transfer Tutorial will add a vintage photo feel to your tired furniture.

 

Ombre

Ombre is a style of painting that starts off lighter and fades into a deeper colour or starts off deeper and fades to a lighter colour. This particular look has grown in popularity and come to include clothes, hair and furniture. Now you can incorporate this look into your dresser, chests and even kitchen chairs. The Divine Minimalist’s Ombre Accent Chair is another example of how ombre can enhance your furniture. Visit the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 563 Highland Road West and pick up some pieces to experiment with. The store is a six-minute drive, 22-minute transit commute and 49-minute walk from the Newport Towers Apartments.
Update your furniture and your apartment’s look without spending a ton of money with the help of these crafty DIYs. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments offer current and prospective residents exceptional rental options and amenities.

 

3 Ways to make laundry night simpler

apartments for rent in Kitchener, apartment living, cleaning, Kitchener Apartments, Apartments Kitchener, Apartments for Rent in Kitchener, Kitchener apartment rentals, Apartments in Kitchener, Apartment rentals in Kitchener, Kitchener Apartments for RentLaundry day can be a hassle that many would rather avoid. With some pre-planning and helpful tips, residents of the Newport Towers Apartments can make it a breeze and less of a burden on their daily routine. To simplify laundry day, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some organization tricks that will make the process more efficient and effective.

 

Make a Laundry Kit

Avoid carting your laundry supplies around or forgetting something when you’ve already made it to the laundry room by creating a DIY Laundry Kit. Gather your laundry tools, including detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, bleach, coins or a smartcard, in a laundry bin and restock as needed. When it’s time to do laundry, simply grab your dirty clothing and your supplies and you’re on your way. Visit Walmart at 1400 Ottawa Street South, which is a six-minute drive and 23-minute transit commute from the apartments, to pick up the containers and laundry supplies you need.

 

Keep Track Of Time
Set a timer so you know when your laundry needs to be moved from the washer to the dryer or to determine when it’s finished. While most machines are set to ding when they’re finished, it is easy to forget and leave your clothes to sit longer than they should. Using the timer will help encourage you to get your clothes as soon as they’re done and to put them away – avoiding a situation where they pile up. The Newport Towers Apartments feature energy efficient washers and dryers.

 

Create a Schedule

Breaking up the task of laundry will make it less of a burden and a more manageable part of your routine. Designate a particular kind of clothing or a particular portion of the household to do laundry for each day of the week. For example, the Mary Organizes blog splits up the task by assigning Miscellaneous Mondays, Towel Tuesdays, Kids Wednesdays, Adult Thursdays and Bedding Fridays. Feel free to play around with these concepts and design a laundry schedule that works with your lifestyle.

 

Sorting and Folding

While it might be tempting to procrastinate and leave your laundry folding and sorting to another day it’s better to get it over with. One method that will encourage you to put your laundry away as soon as it is done is to have only one laundry basket. This will force you to fold what you’ve already completed before you put more in. Always make sure you refill your laundry supplies before you start a new load. Grab additional items at Zehrs Markets at 750 Ottawa Street South. The store is a two-minute drive, one-minute transit commute and an eight-minute walk from the Newport Towers Apartments.
Simplify your laundry routine with these creative and helpful tricks. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments offer current and prospective residents an ideal rental option in Kitchener-Waterloo.