Many different styles and trends of vertical gardening exist and your installation system will depend on what kind of gardening you would like to do. Pocket gardens are available which allow you to grow small plants into canvas or felt pockets that hang in a row. Vertical container gardening is also a choice in that potted plants are in their own small containers that are either stacked or attached to the wall. If your apartment complex doesn’t allow things to be installed directly to the building, container gardening of stacked pots in a corner would be a good option.
You love your house, but you're ready to move on. You dream of a small apartment, with less upkeep. You imagine spending more time with friends and no longer needing to drive to get everywhere. But how can you make…
If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:
1. You’ll save moneyThis one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:
Taking care of your aging parents is an emotional and challenging task. We want our parents to maintain their independence as long as possible . . . with as little risk as possible, from scares like falls. When parents don't need the constant care of an assisted-living home, but you want to make sure they’re looked after what do you do? Consider a mother-in-law apartment.
When you’re apartment hunting, there are a lot of big-picture considerations — the neighborhood, the commute to work, size of the apartment, your budget, pet policies and more. Most people on the search are attracted to hardwood floors over carpets, but what many people fail to realize is that hardwood floors are not necessarily always better. Here are some of the pros and cons to consider while apartment hunting.
There’s nothing better than watching your favorite show after a long day. Better yet, seeing that your DVR is full of shows so you don’t miss out. As nice as this is, is it worth the cost? Cable is not cheap the average household spends $103 per month on cable. If you are on a budget it is a definite luxury. But, that doesn’t mean you have to miss your shows. There are numerous alternatives to cable that will make you and your wallet happy.
After a lifetime of working, you’re finally ready for retirement. Whether you’re thinking of heading for the sun or moving closer to family, renting an apartment is becoming an extremely attractive option for seniors during their retirement. Not only does…
When the time comes to look for senior housing, so many options are available, from independent care to assisted living, from affordable to luxury apartments.Reasons for moving to senior-friendly apartments vary and can include going through a divorce, becoming financially unable to continue making payments on a mortgage, death or relocation of relatives or friends, needing emotional support, desiring more close-to-home social activities, selling a home to free up equity or just a desire to be rid of home and garden maintenance.
Is there a decorating style or do-it-yourself project you’ve always wanted to try? For senior decorators, there are plenty of easy plans and projects that won’t leave you spent in time, money or effort.