• Easy & Reversible Ways to Add Style to Your Bathroom...This Weekend!

    Jan 11, 2017

    Your bathroom is one of the most regularly used rooms in your apartment so why not make it your own? Adding a touch of style to your bathroom can be easy to do and completely reversible (in case you want to switch things up in the future). Get started this weekend with one of these creative bathroom decorating hacks.

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    Put Up a Stylish Shower Curtain

    A new shower curtain can add a little personality to any bathroom, no hard hat or tools required. Pick up an affordable curtain from your local department store, or go big with a unique curtain created by an independent artist on Etsy.

    Add a Statement Rug/Bath Mat

    You’ll thank yourself for finally adding some style to your bathroom each and every time you walk into the room or step out of your shower. Save yourself a trip to the store, and a few extra dollars, with a fun and affordable DIY bath mat project.

    Arrange Some Art

    Sometimes it’s more about the arrangement than the art. Just about anything can look stylish when arranged and hung creatively. Consider a cool gallery-style display using ceramics you already have on hand, or mimic this creative arrangement made with postcards

    Get a Plant

    We recommend plants that are happy in humidity and fine without direct sunlight. Favourites include the Boston Fern, a Spider Plant or bamboo, each of which offer their own unique aesthetic and air-freshening capabilities.

    Store Things in Style

    What’s better than functional decor, especially in the bathroom? Create a stylish storage box that’s both full of character and completely practical, or try one of these witty ways of storing toilet paper.

    Give your bathroom the love it deserves with a mini makeover. Start this weekend with one of today’s home styling tips that are easy and reversible. For more information about spacious Timbercreek Communities apartments, please visit our website

  • Clever & Cheap Ways To Make Your Apartment Look Nice

    Sep 27, 2016

    Your home isn’t simply a place to sleep and store your things. Your home should reflect who you are and what you love. Timbercreek Communities understands that you want your home to look nice, but you may not want to spend a lot of money (or have a lot of time) to make your home, feel like home. To help, here a few clever and cheap ways to make your apartment look nice.

    Well Organized Mudroom

    You don’t actually need an entire room to devote to muddy shoes and hanging coats.  A wall by the doorway will do just fine. A well organized mudroom or wall is the perfect location in your home for muddy boots, hooks for your keys and coats, and a shelf for papers or mail that you need to organize. When the entrance way to your Timbercreek home is neat and organized, it sets the right tone for the whole space.

    Temporary Rustic Deck Tiles

    An easy way to refresh and add a touch of warmth and refinement to your balcony is with these temporary rustic deck tiles. These tiles are pre-stained and removable (so you can clean the floor underneath). They can even be cut to fit around corners or poles. These tiles are meant for outdoor use only and will help you transform the balcony at your Timbercreek home into a rustic deck for just $3.44 per square foot!

    Hexagon Mirror Wall

    You can arrange these two-toned hexagon wall mirrors any way you like. You can cluster them together to create a mirror wall, or get creative with your own design. They come in packages of 10 (5 pieces in 2 tones). The double sided tape to hang them is included.

    Wooden Blanket Ladder

    You can re-purpose an old ladder into a functional, organized, display and storage rack for your blankets (or towels). It looks great in the living room, by the bed for those cold winter nights when you need an extra blanket, or in the bathroom as a towel rack. You may want to stain the ladder (in a well ventilated area) to a shade that best suits your space.

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    Gallery Wall

    A great way to personalize your apartment is to hang things on the walls. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on artwork to create and curate your own gallery wall. All you need are few inexpensive frames (or create your own frames using your choice of washi tape). What you choose to put in the frames is up to you! It can be photos, images from magazines, a colourful abstract painting you make yourself -- even old greeting cards or wrapping paper remnants can become a work of art!

    We hope you give some of these cheap tips and tricks a try. If you’re willing to put in just a small amount of time and money, you can make your apartment look nice and feel like home. For more information on Timbercreek Communities for rent across Canada, please visit our website.


  • 4 Ikea Living Room Hacks

    Sep 12, 2016
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    Beautifully furnishing your home may seem like an impossible task when you’re on a budget. These 4 Ikea living room hacks help you do just that by showing you how to take functional furniture from Ikea and transform it into fabulous pieces that you’ll be proud of. Timbercreek Communities offers many rental properties in London and Waterloo that cater to students (The Dorchester, The Whitehall and Broughdale Arms). We know that even though money is tight during this exciting time in your life, amazing things are possible with a little ingenuity.

    White and Gold Bar Cart

    Impress your guests with a beautiful DIY rolling bar cart. It re-purposes an Ikea bookshelf by adding brass handles and rolling castors. You can complete this project for around $100. That’s a small price to pay to add a touch of class to your next cocktail party.

    Gilded Bar Stools

    Using basic black DALFRED bar stools from Ikea and a little gold metallic rust paint and sealer, you can create your own gilded bar stools for under $100, total. These classic yet contemporary bar stools look great in the kitchen, to create a counter breakfast bar, or as companion pieces to the White and Gold Bar Cart above.

    ‘Marble’ Coffee Table

    Transform a basic Ikea coffee table into a DIY marble masterpiece with ease! This Marble Coffee Table hack can be customized with your choice of marble contact paper and takes almost no time to produce.

    Wood and Metal Industrial Shelf

    With just a $15 HYLLIS shelf from Ikea, a little black matte spray paint (use in a well ventilated area) and some wood planks, you can create a wood and metal industrial shelf that you will be proud to display. Getting wood cut to fit is easy too. Many stores, like Home Depot, offer one free cut on their in-store saw for every piece of wood that you purchase.

    Living on a student budget doesn’t have to mean basic and boring decor. Get crafty with these amazing Ikea hacks. For more information on Timbercreek Communities for rent, including Avenue Apartments or Metropolitan Towers which are under 1km from The University of Waterloo, please visit our website, today!

  • 4 Cheap and Easy Decorating Tricks for Renters

    Aug 25, 2016

    With IKEA at your doorstep and a big, beautiful London apartment just waiting to be transformed into your personal retreat, it’s time to start decorating. Timbercreek Communities features cheap and easy tricks to add character and charm to your space.

    DIY Ottoman

    As all IKEA hackers know, the place to start is the as-is section, where you can find great deals on gently-used furniture. With a cheap and easy decorating trip or two, these pieces can be masterfully transformed. For example, replace the legs and add your fabric of choice to turn an ordinary ottoman into the fantastic footrest your living space craves, no sewing required.

    NightstandIKEA Hack Nightstand

    After picking the perfect—yet completely average and affordable—nightstand from IKEA, a five-minute drive from Canterbury Towers Apartments (760 & 770 Wonderland Road South) or The Boardwalk Apartments (725, 735 & 745 Wonderland Road South), it’s time to get busy. Upgrade your buy into an elegant bedside table. For the price of spray paint and contact paper, this project can be completed in one of four different ways, depending on your style.

    DIY Lantern Terrarium

    The lovely thing about this DIY Lantern Terrarium is that it looks great in any room in your London Apartment, making it an extra smart purchase for your dollar. Besides the basic lantern from IKEA, you will need a handful of arts and crafts supplies. For whatever you do not have on hand, check out the nearest Michael’s (3080 Wonderland Road South), a five-minute drive from Westmount Suites (750 Wonderland Road South).

    Storage and Decor in One

    You will never regret decor that doubles as storage, especially when it costs so little. A cart at IKEA can look pretty basic, but with a touch of creative lettering and a few utensil containers mounted with zip-ties, it becomes a very functional yet very chic decorative piece.

    Have fun decorating your apartment with today’s tricks for renters from Timbercreek Communities. For more information about London apartments, visit our website today.


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