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  • Are You Sick of these 5 Apartment Design Trends?

    Who knows why things go into style. For a while, everyone wore bell bottoms. Now, you couldn’t find a pair unless you went to a vintage store. But everyone from toddlers to seniors can find a pair of skinny jeans. Do you know what’s cool now? Mustaches and bacon (independently

    National 07 January 2013 21:30
  • ‘Editor’s Notebook’ with Diana Mosher: Let the Model Unit Tell Your Green Story

    Eco-friendly building materials and green operations are key to winning over the renter demographic interested in healthier and more sustainable living environments (pretty soon that will be all of us). But are you really conveying your company’s commitment to green in a clear and meaningful way? Consider outfitting a model unit

    National 28 December 2012 17:06
  • ‘Editor’s Notebook’ with Diana Mosher: Tabletop Technology Designed to Boost Occupancy

    In our increasingly mobile world, would you be willing to invest in tabletop technology that tethers its users to one spot? What if the tabletop happened to be an enormous and very powerful multi-user touch table? There’s no doubt apartment residents and prospects will be impressed every time they walk by

    National 21 December 2012 05:26
  • ‘Gimme Shelter’ with Daniel Gehman: Tiny Cars and Tiny Cribs

    There’s a direct correlation between automotive design and apartment design. I was reminded of this by a recent newspaper article I read about the new Chevy Spark, a diminutive vehicle (some may even say “tiny”), which is nonetheless loaded with technological features, like the requisite USB port for personal entertainment

    National 22 October 2012 14:26
  • ‘Gimme Shelter’ with Daniel Gehman: Apartaminiums? Condoments?

    I’m intrigued by a new housing concept being constructed in southern California by Lennar. They call it the “Next Gen” house, and it is basically a modestly sized single-family detached residence that incorporates a studio or small one bedroom apartment that is completely autonomous except for one door that connects

    National 13 April 2012 19:07
  • 5 Amenities That Probably Aren’t Worth the Investment

    All apartment buildings offer some amenities. If not, apartment living would be like a prison sentence (although prisoners have a yard to workout, plus a cafeteria, so I guess prisons have amenities too). And because more and more people are living in apartments nowadays, developers have started adding all sorts

    National 11 April 2012 15:23
  • 6 Apartment Trends I Want to See

    Sometimes trends take hold of an industry, and it seems like everyone gets on the bandwagon. (Except for “fetch.” Stop trying to make “fetch” happen. It’s not going to happen!) Same goes, of course, for apartments. I recently read an interesting blog on RentCafe called “Changing Trends in Apartment Living.”

    National 22 March 2012 15:36