• Top Tips For Decorating On A Student Budget

    Nov 14, 2019

    Buying decor for your apartment can be expensive and less than ideal for someone on a student budget. Before you start shopping, check out these tips from Timbercreek Communities on how you can decorate your place without breaking the bank.

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    Can’t Go Wrong With Ikea Furniture

    When it comes to stylish furniture and décor at affordable prices, you can always count on Ikea. You can find everything you need there -- from bathroom and kitchen supplies to bed frames and wall décor. It’s a great one-stop shop and you don’t have to spend a fortune. You can get a new couch for $429 or a bed frame for $129. Also, if you’re stuck and not sure how you want to decorate your place, you can also get a lot of inspiration just by walking through Ikea.

    Repurpose Furniture

    Whether you’re on a super tight budget or just feeling creative, repurposing hand-me-down furniture is always a good idea. A simple but great project to try is painting an old piece of furniture. By choosing a new colour to match your existing décor you can transform the piece. You'll also give that piece of furniture a second life. For example, you can take an old dresser and make it into a beautiful kitchen island with lots of space for plates and utensils, or make the dresser into a chic, new-and-improved entertainment centre where you can put your TV and speakers.

    Get Creative And Organized 

    Save yourself the stress of living in a mess by organizing your apartment and getting rid of stuff you don’t use or need. For wardrobe storage, get drawer dividers to organize your stuff. Add a hook board to your door where you can hang your favourite jackets and hats. Don’t forget to use the space under your bed, or consider purchasing a bed frame with drawers

    Temporary Wallpaper and Flooring

    Instead of expensive hardwood flooring, look into temporary solutions like vinyl flooring.

    You can get also get really creative with wallpaper, which is affordable and looks great! It’s a really simple way to give any room in your apartment a mini-makeover without having to spend too much money. 

     

    With these awesome decorating and budget-saving tips, your apartment decor will be ready in no time, thanks to Timbercreek! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • How To Make Your Apartment More Dog-Friendly

    Nov 12, 2019

    Most dogs can do just fine in a small apartment -- especially if they get enough exercise. But making your place dog-friendly will make both of your lives easier. Timbercreek Communities has a list of helpful suggestions for making your apartment an oasis for you and your pooch.

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    Doggy Nook

    Set up a special corner for your dog in your apartment. This will be their place to sleep, rest and chew on their favourite bone. Make it extra cozy with a soft dog bed and a few plush toys. You can also use this nook to store your dog’s toys. Find a nice basket or two that matches your home decor and use them for storage as well as a decorative piece.

    Leave Something For Them While You’re Away

    Our puppies can get attached to us and sometimes leaving them in the house can make them anxious. This can lead to chewed up furniture and a big mess. You can avoid this by leaving them with a bone to chew on. It will keep them entertained for some time. Leaving the radio on can help as well. This will trick them into thinking someone is at home and generally help with loneliness.

    Consistent Bathroom Schedule

    Another important thing to consider is having a consistent potty schedule. They will know exactly when they get to go outside, preventing them from having an accident indoors -- especially on your new rug. Walk time is the perfect opportunity for your pup to run around, burn off energy and relax when you get home.

    Choose Machine-Washable Furniture

    The truth is, when you have a dog you can’t afford to have expensive furniture. Avoid leather, high quality wood and white or light colours -- unless, you want to invest in sofa covers. There are some nice options available which are machine-washable. This is key since you might need to wash them often. You might also want to consider machine-washable pillows, blankets and easy-to-wash rugs.

    Get A Good Vacuum Cleaner

    A good vacuum cleaner can be a lifesaver -- especially if you have a dog that sheds. Cleaning will be much easier and less stressful, which means you probably won’t mind vacuuming more frequently. Your place will be sparkling clean and perfect for you and your dog to enjoy.

    We hope you can create a perfect, pet-friendly apartment with these suggestions from Timbercreek! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Property Highlight - Les Tours d'Auteuil

    Nov 07, 2019

    Les Tours d'Auteuil (2166 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest) is the ideal property for anyone looking to be in the centre of Montreal. It's perfect for those in search of convenience, comfort and a great location.

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    Your Home

    Located in Shaughnessy Village, this beautiful high-rise building has something for everyone. Enjoy spacious suites with large living areas, bedrooms, baths and plenty of storage. The building offers on-site management, parking, laundry facilities and it’s pet friendly!

    Your Neighbourhood

    Les Tours d'Auteuil is located in downtown Montreal, in Shaughnessy Village, which is part of the Ville-Marie borough. Here you’ll find Concordia University, Dawson and Lasalle Colleges and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. 

    If you enjoy being close to transit, you’ll be happy to know that the building is close to Atwater and Guy-Concordia Metro stations. 

    If you enjoy a vibrant neighbourhood,  look no further. There’s a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby including Café Shaughnessy, Restaurany Mon Ami and Cock N’ Bull Pub. No matter where you want to go, Les Tours d'Auteuil is a great, eclectic neighbourhood that’s close to everything. If you’re looking for a nearby grocery store there are several located within a 5-minute walk from home including Supermarché PA du Fort. You’re also less than a 15-minute drive from Mont-Royal and a few other parks, such as Cabot Square and Summit Woods.

    So what are you waiting for? Be sure to check out Les Tours d'Auteuil! For more information, please visit our website or call 587.355.9273 to request a viewing appointment.

  • Budget-Friendly Closet Staples For Young Professionals

    Nov 04, 2019

    When it comes to looking fashionable and professional, all you really need is a few great staple pieces in your closet. Timbercreek Communities has four budget-friendly closet staples that every young professional should own.

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    Black Suit

    A black suit will never go out of style and that’s something to look for when it comes to staple items. Because it’s a classic piece and you're less likely to get tired of it quickly, you should consider a black suit that’s higher quality. It will last longer and it usually sits better on the body. The nice thing about a black suit is that you can wear the two pieces as separates and make your outfit look more casual without the jacket.

    White Or Cream blouse

    A simple but well-made blouse should be in everyone’s closet. It looks good with anything including trousers, jeans or skirts. Looking professional and chic is effortless with a white or cream blouse. You can change up your look by simply adding a piece of jewellery, a scarf or even just by tucking the blouse in or out.

    A Striped Shirt

    If you don’t already own one, buy yourself a striped shirt. It’s a nice change from a solid-colour top and it can be dressed up or down. Wear it with black dress pants underneath a denim or leather jacket, or tucked into a pencil skirt. No matter which way you go, it always looks great. If you’re worried about wearing horizontal stripes, pick a darker colour or thinner stripes.

    Black Pumps And Professional Flats

    When it comes to shoes, there are two things that should be in your closet: black pumps and flats. Why? Black heels go with everything and you never know when you’ll need them. Whether it’s for a formal event or an interview, they are good to have. Plus you don’t have to spend a fortune to own some. Professional flats are amazing because you can dress them up or down. They are appropriate for any occasion and they are comfortable enough to wear every day, all day.

    Large Structured Handbag

    If you could only own one purse to meet all your needs, it should be a well-structured handbag. They are stylish, versatile and perfect if you have to transition from the office to a dinner party. They also never really go out of style -- which is perfect when it comes to staple fashion items. You can tote your iPad, laptop and makeup bag in one bag without having to worry about squeezing everything in it.

    Happy shopping from Timbercreek! We hope you put together a killer wardrobe with these fashion staples! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Fall weekend getaways in Ontario

    Nov 01, 2019

    Before winter truly sets in, escape the city for a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Here are our top picks for amazing weekend getaways in Ontario.

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    Fall Foliage Tours by Rail 

    Take in Ontario's beautiful autumn colours by taking a scenic train ride. This is a great family-friendly activity that’s stress-free and relaxing for everyone. You can take a Via Rail train to Montreal or Ottawa and enjoy the captivating fall colours. You can also take the York- Durham Heritage Rail, which takes you through beautiful forests or Oakridges Moraine in a 1950’s train car!

    Prince Edward County or Niagara-on-the-lake

    For a fantastic weekend away, visit Niagara-on-Lake. You’ll love this area -- not only because of its wineries and restaurants, but also because of its scenic location and beautiful architecture. It’s only 1.5 hours from Toronto, making it the perfect day or weekend trip. If you’re looking for something different, with smaller crowds, consider Prince Edward County. The laid back vibe is what brings people here from all over. You can winery hop on a bicycle, eat an incredible meal right on the water at Drake Devonshire or enjoy a wood oven pizza at one of the area's many restaurants.

    Go Up North and Experience the Fall Colours 

    There’s no better place to relax and enjoy the fall than up North. Pamper yourself and stay at a nice resort where you can relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. There are many great resorts to stay at including Deerhurst Resort, which offers a special fall package that includes a day pass to Algonquin Park. You can go for a long (or short) hike or spend the day at the spa. Another good option is The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain. This beautiful 4-star resort offers a ton of activities for the whole family, including a tour of the Apple Pie Trail, Georgian Hill vineyards and so much more!

    Go Glamping

    You can experience nature without the hassle. Go glamping! It’s what you get when you mix glamour and camping! Instead of sleeping in a sleeping bag, stay in a luxurious tent that comes equipped with a comfortable bed and washroom. This is the perfect solution for those who want to do something outdoorsy without sacrificing comfort. For a really great experience, check out Whispering Springs and Elements Luxury Tented Camp

    Timbercreek hopes you have fun planning your fall weekend getaways! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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