• 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.

  • Back to School Tech for Your New School Year

    Aug 27, 2018

    From cringing to excitement, it’s always a bit hard to not get excited about back to school stuff. Pens, pencil cases, laptops, binders, kindles, chargers -- it’s the best part of school starting up again. To help you find the best deals on supplies this season, Timbercreek brings you this list of cool gear for the back to school season.

    Back to School Technology

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

    The Kindle Paperwhite is the latest Kindle version which has increased resolution, is glare-free, lighter in weight, and longer lasting on one charge. It’s built for reading, and unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn't distract you with social media, emails, and text messages. Check out more.

    Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger

    A handy little unit, the Belkin Swivel Charger is a USB travel charger that plugs into any wall outlet, allowing up to three AC devices to charge at once without extra cords. Featuring a 360-degree swivel function, the SurgePlus is light and compact. Find out more.

    HP Sprocket Photo Printer

    This compact printer was designed to go anywhere. The Sprocket, as the name suggests, fits easily into any bag, and creates 2 x 3-inch (5 x 7.6 cm) standard photo size, stickable snapshots. Great for making memories in the moment. Learn more.

    Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim

    The Seagate Ultra Slim is one of the thinnest portable drives on the market, measuring just 9.6mm thick, yet still storing 1TB and 2TB of data. Available in gold and platinum colours, the Backup Plus slips into your backpack or courier bag and makes it easy to store your stuff. Learn more.

    Endy Mattress

    Now nearly legendary for their 100-night trial and 10 year warranty, the Endy mattress is a finely crafted 10", 3-layer foam mattress available in 6 sizes. Proudly Canadian made, it offers cool and amazingly comfortable support. Learn more.

    Fitbit

    With nearly 10 models, Fitbit has caught on like wildfire. The well known device is not only a fitness and step tracker, but offers heart monitoring, can measure weight and BMI, sleep tracking and more. They’re also waterproof. A great addition to the back to school kit. Learn more.

    Timbercreek hopes this list helps you stock up with the right stuff for back to school season! For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

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