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Making an Atlanta Apartment Feel Like Home

Atlanta apartments can feel like more that great places to live, they can be a renters sanctuary – home sweet home. Renters should always check with their lease and the landlord before making any changes in their unit. JAMCO residents have the freedom to decorate the interiors of their apartments however they like; however, in order to receive a refund on their security deposit or to avoid additional charges, the apartment must be returned to its original condition.

Living room at Stonetree Apartments

Stonetree Apartments in East Point, GA delivers many unique floor plans to call home.

Start by painting the walls a color you love. Remember, a darker color will be more difficult to cover up when you move. Affordable temporary wall coverings are available if you are not allowed to paint. Use the walls of your Atlanta apartment to display photographs, art and collections. Choose furniture and art you love and invest in them now. Why wait until you own a home to live comfortably? You can take these treasures with you when you move out of your Atlanta apartment.

Next, unpack all your stuff. The quickest way to make an Atlanta apartment feel like home is to surround yourself with your things. Have you been lugging that one box from apartment to apartment never to be unpacked? Consider whether those items are essential and if they are not: donate, recycle or throw them out. Once the last box is empty, renters will quickly feel at home.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves up metro Atlanta apartments with unique floor plans that our residents love to call home.

Making the Most of Small Floor Plans, Atlanta Apartments

Not all Atlanta apartments are created with equal square footage, but apartment residents can get the most out of their floor plans with 5 simple tips for living in a small space.

  1. Household items used on a daily basis can make beautiful decorations when displayed. Shiny copper pots arranged on the stove in the kitchen are a great example. In a child’s bedroom, treasured toys can be left out while you make use of “under the bed” storage for more unsightly items.
  2. A spacious living room can be made out of a tiny layout with a few personal touches. Art and books do not necessarily mean clutter when properly displayed and they can open up the entire world inside any Atlanta apartment.
  3. Of course, apartment dwellers know that less is more. Getting rid of things you don’t use can mean big bucks in your pocket. Selling items of value and donating the rest will help keep closets and storage areas organized.
  4. Clean, well organized Atlanta apartments feel bright and roomy. It is important to de-clutter and clean especially in a small floor plan. Not only will your home feel and smell better but cleaning will reduce the risk of pests inside too.
  5. Finally, remember that light is a great way to make an apartment seem larger. Well-placed mirrors can double the natural light in a space. Even without tons of natural light, residents can include light colored furniture, linens and window coverings to open up their apartment.
Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro

The spacious floor plans at Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia start at 1200 sq. ft.

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganzas!

Atlanta apartment dwellers don’t have to hunt long to find a local Easter egg hunt with several communities and neighborhoods as well as the governor hosting extravaganzas this spring!

Riverdale residents can hop over to Town Center to participate in mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon’s egg hunt on April 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. The location is convenient to Emerald Pointe Apartments and Stratford Arms Apartments as well as all apartment communities in Clayton County.

DeKalb County renters don’t miss out on the eggstraordinary fun as the Decatur Business Association presents its Easter egg hunt in downtown on Saturday, April, 12. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. sharp on the front lawn of Decatur First Baptist Church, minutes from Linden Ridge Apartments in Decatur. Admission is free.

At the same time on April 12th, north Fulton County residents in Alpharetta and Roswell apartments can spring into action at the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the North Park softball fields, 13450 Cogburn Rd, Alpharetta. Pre-hunt activities start at 10 a.m. and include: face painting, animal balloons, inflatables and the Easter Bunny of course!

Atlanta Apartments Residents Hunt for A Special Home

JAMCO Properties wishes everyone the best of luck and if you’re hunting for that special Atlanta apartment this spring, we have the home for you!

Holiday Diet Do’s for Atlanta Renters

This time of year, the temptation to splurge from your healthy eating habits will come from joyous roommates, friends and especially mom’s kitchen! Avoid putting on winter weight and still celebrate the holiday season in your Atlanta apartments. Don’t ignore party invitations; keep these 3 tips in mind instead.

Mountain Lake in Stone Mountain Georgia

Be home for the holidays at Mountain Lake Apartments

First maintain your regular routine by eating regular meals. Office potlucks and family feasts might tempt you to skip breakfast, lunch or dinner but that spells a recipe for diet disaster. Skipping meals is a leading cause for unhealthy snacking for many Atlanta renters. Enjoy your favorite holiday meals in moderation instead of skipping a meal to make up the calories.

Next keep a written record of all the food you prepare in your apartment or eat at parties. Remember to include any beverages you drink! Writing a food journal and tracking your food intake can prevent diet slips and help residents know how much time they should spend in their apartment community’s fitness center.

Finally Atlanta apartment renters can delete restaurants and take-out from their lunch menus. By packing a healthy lunch each day, residents save on the waist and the wallet too!

JAMCO Properties, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia wishes you a healthy holiday season and a happy new year!

Affordable Gadgets for Your Atlanta Apartment

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PC World reviews the best and most affordable streaming gadgets to turn any HD television or monitor in your Atlanta apartments into smart televisions. Entertainment for your living room, master bedroom, home office or den has never been cheaper. Learn how you can cut the cable and stay connected to your favorite shows and movies plus music and the web.

Like Morrowood Townhomes, all JAMCO Properties, Inc. communities are pre-wired for internet and cable.

Morrowood Apartment Townhomes for rent in Morrow, Georgia

Morrowood Townhomes – Townhouses for rent in Morrow, Georgia

Food Safety in Your Atlanta Apartment

Unattended cooking is the number one cause of fire in Atlanta apartments. According the National Fire Protections Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for kitchen fires in all homes. Frying poses the greatest risk to Atlanta apartment dwellers. Remember to follow all cooking directions when preparing your holiday meals this season.

Come home for the holidays this year. Come home to Emerald Pointe Apartments in Riverdale, Georgia.

Affordable College Park | Apartments |Entertainment |Dining

College Park, Georgia  in south Fulton and north Clayton counties is home to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and the country’s largest private grade school, Woodward Academy; however, the Atlanta suburb offers residents a small town feel while being in the center of everything. Atlanta apartment renters choose apartments in College Park for their historic location and easy commute to downtown Atlanta by car or MARTA public transportation not to mention the affordable apartments for rent in College Park. The city also hosts several recreation, dining and entertainment venues that draw residents from all over metro Atlanta.

In 1929 the College Park Municipal Golf Course opened 9 holes of challenging play for the public. The publicly owned golf course serves residents of College Park apartments and metro Atlanta homeowners alike. Anyone can play and that is the #1 priority of College Park’s golf course. Three recreation centers offering everything from basketball to gymnastics also provide recreational resources to the community of College Park. Additionally, four parks mostly named for famous former College Park residents serve the city.

Restaurants in College Park range from comfortable country cooking to upscale fine dining experiences. Whether it is gastro-pub fare or award-winning bbq with sweet tea to quench your thirst and fill your belly, College Park apartment residents eat like royalty without breaking the bank. Cheap eats abound on Main Street.

Stonetree Leasing Office

Stonetree Apartments – More than a great place to live in College Park, GA

After a round of golf on the municipal course, a delicious lunch on Main Street or both, renters can enjoy entertainment at any of the festivals routinely occurring in College Park. Wolfe Creek Amphitheater caters to music lovers with several events including Funk Fest and Gospel Explosion that occur annually. Apartment renters should keep an eye out for their favorite celebrities. Talented musical artist like Ludacris and Monica as well as star athletes like Cam Newton and Josh Smith once called College Park, GA home.

Stonetree Apartments in College Park deliver spacious apartments and townhomes with affordable rent. Come home to College Park, come home to Stonetree Apartments.

Atlanta Apartments and Diversity

Atlanta serves as home and epicenter of cultural diversity in the South – and the United States, for that matter. Encompassing international art and décor in your Atlanta apartment is affordable and easy. You do not need to spend lots of money on Miami Circle in Buckhead to get authentic pieces to decorate your apartment in Atlanta, but it’s a great place to find inspiration.

The model bedroom at Maplewood Apartments for rent

Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia- a culturally diverse community.

Buford Highway hosts some of the most diverse shopping and dining in northeast Atlanta and DeKalb County. Whether you prefer Asian inspired work from Korea, Vietnam, Thailand… or crafts from South and Central America you will find plenty of affordable pieces to fill a spacious Atlanta townhouse or apartment. Many of these items are mass produced but you can find deals on legitimate items too.

Many shops in metro Atlanta specialize in fair trade. These specialty shops stock their shelves with fabric, art and handmade goods imported directly from artisans in other countries. Besides putting money in the pockets of true craftspeople, every item is a unique representation of a culture. Bring a piece of history and art into your apartment rental without leaving Atlanta or breaking the bank.

Combining modern art with a few antiques is a great way to highlight a culture in your apartment. By incorporating natural elements like wood and stone from a region, you can honor the land as well.  Fabric for drapes, upholstery and rugs can be used boldly or in an understated way to pull a diverse look together in your Atlanta apartment.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. proudly embraces diversity in our 20 Atlanta apartment communities and the work place.

Online Tools for Decorating your Atlanta Apartment

The 2 bedroom floor plan at Lakeside

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes with spacious 1 and 2 bedroom townhome floor plans.

The internet is loaded with online tools to simplify decorating your Atlanta apartment. Before you break your back, try clicking around for free and easy to use apartment planners like furniture arrangement and room decorating programs.

A great floor plan is only as good as your furniture layout. Room organization helps to ease movement, to create space and to increase seating in any apartment home. One method to plan your furniture arrangement involves printing a scaled floor plan of your apartment and creating scaled furniture from paper; however, Better Homes and Gardens offers a free online tool. Just select the basic shape of the room you want to decorate and enter the dimensions. Do the same with furniture.

Sherwin Williams also supplies a nice decorating tool called Color Visualizer where apartment dwellers can upload a photo of their Atlanta apartments and try out different paint colors. Other planners include My Decorator and See My Design. These programs involve more work, but you will be rewarded with complete 3-D designs of your room!

Organize Your Atlanta Apartment

Is there anything as influential as the space you surround yourself with? Your Atlanta apartment plays a major role in how you relax. Design your apartment home to prevent clutter from negatively affecting your mental wellbeing. Life isn’t always orderly when you have to work, feed the kids, walk the dog, clean the kitty litter, do the shopping, cook, clean… the list goes on and on no matter your lifestyle.

The second bedroom at Bradford Ridge Apartments

Placing a child’s bed in the corner creates a convenient place to store toys.

The phrase, “out of sight, out of mind,” leaps out. Small furniture positioned in the corner of your apartment will create a great hiding spot. Ottomans and coffee tables with hidden storage are a stylish fix to keep items in your living room hidden.

Baskets made from natural materials are another way to bring order and beauty into your Atlanta apartment. These are easy to slide under the bed in the bedroom or they fit on the bookshelf in the home office. Personalize and label the compartments to easily find all your accessories.

Open shelving gives the illusion of extra space, but this decorating trick can expose your items to excessive dust. Nice fabric is cheap and can make a great cover for storage in the bathroom. Also, portable laundry baskets like the ones from IKEA can keep your apartment’s bathroom neat and clean.

Be creative in your Atlanta apartment rental to keep your home and mind clutter free. Spacious apartments for rent in Atlanta are now leasing at all JAMCO properties.

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