- FREE ADMISSION!
- Live Entertainment: Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Jazz, African music & much more.
- Ethnic Foods & Refreshments
- Arts & Crafts Vendors
- Kids Activities
- Work the walls ~ If it's okay with your landlord, repainting the walls can make a dramatic difference to the light, atmosphere and even the perception of space in your apartment. Or maybe it's time to cycle out the old posters and framed items hanging throughout your place. Chossing a new theme, era or style scheme for your decorations can make it feel like a new place!
- Revamp the floors ~ Whether it's a good steam cleaning for carpets or new area rugs, dealing with your floor coverings can make a big difference in bringing back the charm of your current pad. Websites like Flor.com offer some amazing options, including lightly adhesive area rugs, which you can take with you someday if you move out.
- Makeover your bed ~ In most bedrooms, the bed is the most prominent part of the scenery. Make it work for you! Splurge on a new bedding set and create a sanctuary. Go with the fabric's dominant colors or style and build around it, making a space you can't wait to get to at the end of the day.
- A few new pieces ~ Maybe it's time to ditch that cinder-block and wood bookcase for something with more staying power. Your local thrift store, garage sales, IKEA, furniture outlets or scratch-and-dent stores can offer plenty of reasonably priced options for redecorating. And don't forget e-Bay and Craigslist! Search for items that can be picked up locally and you can even save on shipping. A simple slip-cover and new pillows can completely transform your current sofa, as will a new finish or coat of paint on your bookcases and tables. Also ask friends and family if there are pieces they want to get rid of or may have in storage. You never know what treasures you might have passed on to you, even if only temporarily.
- Details, details ~ Plants, candles, ceiling fans and lighting can also work wonders in creating a new atmosphere. Consider moving things around and swapping items between rooms. With a small table, chair and your laptop, that corner of the kitchen just became your new office and you now have a spare room for guests, music or your favorite collection. Perhaps you'd be happier making the spare room your bedroom. A new view out the window can give you a new perspective on all kinds of things.
If you're bored with your apartment but aren't going anywhere in a hurry, don't despair. There are plenty of ways to breathe new life into the old place and make you feel like you've just met for the first time.
As you are aware, renters insurance is not required here at Integra Meadows. However, below are 5 good reasons you should consider investing in a renters insurance policy:
- Loss or Damage of Personal Property - Perhaps you don't think you have many expensive things, but when something happens to your belongings, you will soon realize that having to replace everything you've bought in your home is a major financial setback. Renters insurance assures that you will be covered for personal property in the event of theft or natural disaster.
- Apartment renters generally have a higher risk of property damage - How well do you trust your neighbors with your home? Sure, you and your family may be cautious, but in a multi-family apartment building you are depending on the other residents to share safety and caution as well. When a fire breaks out or a leak starts in one apartment there is the potential that many or all residents in the building will end up with damaged personal property and no place to live.
- Renters Insurance protects you against litigation - You can be sued by your landlord for damaging property in your apartment, even if it was an accident. If someone trips on your rug and hits their head on your book shelf, they could sue you for medical expenses. If you leave a pile of empty boxes in the hallway and another tenant trips over them and injures him/herself, he could sue you. Protecting yourself from personal injury litigation is a very good reason to have renters insurance.
- Footing the bill when your home is unlivable - One type of coverage you can get from renters insurance is called "loss of use". Most landlords are not responsible for getting you a place to stay if something should happen to your apartment. Whether you are affected by a fire from a neighbor's apartment, or a storp causing damage to your apartment, renters insurance can position you to make a claim for "loss of use". Your insurance company will continue to pay while your home is being repaired or rebuilt, or until you permanently relocate.
- Renters insurance is CHEAP and could save you a fortune! - For as little as $19 per month, you can get up to $30,000 in coverage just in case anything happens. Your home is YOUR HOME, whether you rent an apartment or own a house. Renters are just as prone (if not more!) to accidents, damage, and liability as home owners. Just because renters insurance is not required by law like homeowners insurance that doesn't mean that you don't need it.
Contact your current or local insurance agent for additional information regarding Renters Insurance today!