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Amenities of the Future

Nowadays, apartments offer so many amenities and benefits they can take up a whole brochure when listed out. Residents not only look for, but expect to find an apartment with a modern kitchen, large bathroom with two sinks, and an open floor plan. And yet today they also expect a resort style pool, fitness center, and business center. Just imagine the amenities that residents will be looking for in 20 years?

 An apartment building in New York has started offering amenities that although may seem a little outrageous right now, in a few years will just be the norm for everyone all over the country.

Today buildings and complexes have covered parking and garages, but why not look to the future and have elevated sky garage that will lift your car to whatever floor you live on?

Most apartments offer a fitness center, but soon you might need to upgrade to a rock climbing wall, indoor driving range, and yoga studio.

More and more it seems like apartment complexes are becoming small cities of their own. One stop living – when you arrive home from work you don’t need to go anywhere else. You can work out, pick up your kids from the onsite daycare, grab dinner from the corner grocer, and then catch a movie at the office’s theater complete with popcorn maker and soda machine.

Here are some other crazy amenities that might become the norm before we know it.

http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/real-estate/outrageous-amenities-in-nyc-apartments-1.4629041#1

http://www.urbanedgeny.com/top-10-real-estate/unique-amenities-ny-apartment-buildings

What do you think are the best amenities your complex offers? What amenities do new residents get excited about when leasing from you?

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Dorm Decorating

Before we know it the Fall Semester will be upon us. Thousands of new and returning students will leave their parents’ homes and move into dorms and student housing just before the school year starts. These students will descend on Target and Ikea and other discount stores to create their dream room or apartment. A new home decor for a new school year.

This is one of our favorite Tumblr pages. It spotlights fun and personal dorm rooms and is a great resource for your residents to get ideas of their own.

http://dormdesign.tumblr.com/

How do you help your residents make their space unique? Do you offer multiple floor plans? Or maybe or give them the option of painting an accent wall?

Let us know in the Comments section below,  if you know of any other websites or blogs you would like to share.

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TV Floor Plans (Wednesday)

Summertime seems to be the universal time of the year for a few things – pool parties, cocktails with tiny umbrellas, and moving to new apartments. I myself will be partaking in packing boxes, hiring movers, and trucking to a new apartment. Because of my relocation plans, I’ve been looking at a lot of apartment floor plans lately. Although, I feel like I found the perfect place for my dog and myself, I can’t help but be jealous when watching TV and seeing the fictional apartments my favorite television characters live. How exactly did anyone on Friends afford to live in these huge, Manhattan apartments when all they did was drink coffee all day?

As much as I love this,

Friends

I feel like this is much more realistic.

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All of that space just seems a little out of their price range.

Here is a great link where architects have created floor plans for some of the most popular TV apartments. Evidently I should be an interior designer and living with my lawyer friend so I could afford Will and Grace’s gorgeous flat.

10 Floor Plans of the Most Famous TV Apartments in the World

Which are your favorites? Is there a specific floor plan at your complex that all your residents love? Let us know in the comments.

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