Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Balconies vs. Patios: The Pros and Cons

Bonface Landi

 · Apr 27, 2021

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A well-organized and pleasant outdoor area is something everyone craves.

One of the biggest downsides to apartment living is the big lack of available outdoor space. Even if you have a small patio area, it can often feel overwhelming trying to decide how to decorate it to truly make the most of it.

Hana Ames

 · Aug 6, 2020

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Many apartment balconies have room for a full-size barbecue grill — though some can barely accommodate a small one. Compact grills are great for simple things like hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings, but with a little creativity, they can also be used to create

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 25, 2019

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Apartment living certainly has its perks: you don’t have to do yard work, you never have to pay for the repairs on anything if it breaks, and you can feel free to leave as soon as your lease is up. Of course, the renter’s lifestyle is not without its little annoyances, including paper thin walls, […]

Ramona Branson

 · Aug 21, 2018

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A balcony can provide a little private oasis of outdoor space in an otherwise enclosed apartment home: fresh air, natural light, and maybe even enough room for a little bit of a party. There are many ways we can enjoy our balconies — from barbecues to reading nooks and small gardens.

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Oct 10, 2017

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If you are living in a small apartment, with limited storage space, then you are probably wondering how you will have room for bicycle storage. But just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean that you can’t make room for the things that are most important to you. Try utilizing some of these […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 11, 2010

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The following article will give you some background information and building tips to show you how to create a Zen Garden. Firstly, if you’re a stickler for correctness, “Zen Gardens” are actually called Rock Gardens or karesansui in Japanese. For this article, however, we’ll call them by their given Western name, Zen Garden. Zen Gardens […]

Jordan Gaither

 · Dec 4, 2009

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Choosing between ceramic pots and plastic containers for your balcony garden can be confusing. Each type has its pros and cons. If you’re a new gardener, you may have to experiment with both to truly understand their differences. Ceramic Pots A ceramic pot is a clay pot which is hardened by baking the clay at […]

Lisa Bernstein

 · Nov 19, 2009

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If you’re going to plant your own balcony garden, why not make do-it-yourself DIY planters? You’ll cut down your costs and get the personal satisfaction of using your own creativity. If you’re not sure what to use, here are some ideas to try: Metal Don’t throw away old metal pots and bread pans, or other […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 6, 2009

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A garden balcony can be a great idea. With the right setup, something like this can provide a lot of fresh herbs, flowers or vegetables, as well as creating a nice space to spend time in. But there are a few things most gardeners will want to look at for utilizing a balcony space on […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 27, 2009

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