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Apartment Decorating 101: Tips Every Renter Should Know

August 26, 2015 5:13 pm

While you may not be able to tear down walls or add new countertops in your rental, you actually have a lot of options for decorating your home. As long as you have bit of creativity and a vision for your space, you can achieve a look that works for you. Here are just a few decorating tips that every renter should know.

  • Add storage. To avoid clutter, add your own storage by using affordable bookshelves, dressers and shelving units.
  • Change the hardware. In a rental, anything that you can change back to the way it was before when you move out is fair game for changing. That means that you can add fun drawer pulls, bathroom hardware, and removable wallpaper.
  • Freshen up the window coverings. Dress your windows in breezy curtains, bamboo blinds, or privacy-enhancing drapes.
  • Hang art. One of the fastest and easiest ways to really add personality to a space is by hanging framed artwork on the walls. Just make sure to use temporary adhesives if your landlord doesn’t permit nails in the wall.
  • Add rugs. Colorful rugs brighten up any room in the home, and they feel soft underfoot!

The 10 Commandments of Rental Decor [The Everygirl]
11 Decor Ideas That Will Change Your Rental Apartment [HuffPost Home]
5 Easy + Affordable Decorating Tips for Renters [Design Happens]

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Everything is AWESOME!

August 26, 2015 1:45 pm

Come out and join us for an AWESOME movie night! We will be serving hotdogs, popcorn and candy. Seating is limited so bring chairs if you have them!

What: The Lego Movie
When: Friday, August 28th
Where: Clubhouse pool
Time: 7:30pm

Be there or be square!

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Dine On Excellent Sushi Without the Flash at Sushi Cafe

August 19, 2015 4:00 pm

Regulars call Renton’s Sushi Cafe a solid and consistent choice for satisfying your sushi cravings. There are few surprises here — just big portions of fresh, tasty sushi made with care and served with love. Sushi Cafe concentrates on doing the little things well. Rolls are decently creative, but there are few of the outlandish choices you’ll find at other sushi restaurants. Instead, you’ll find plenty of the stuff that made you fall in love with traditional Japanese cooking: the crab is real, the tuna is rich, and when something is called spicy, it’s no joke.

Prices might be a bit higher than locals are used to, but most say that quality and portion size make it a bargain. The restaurant is tiny, and service can be slow, but delivery is reliable. Check Sushi Cafe’s Facebook page for a peek at the menu.

Sushi Cafe
4605 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98059
(485) 988-3650

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