Happy Apartment Life

Everything you need to know about living in an Apartment. Tips and everything for making your apartment living better.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Apartment living towards professional improvement

Even though you have everything fulfilling in your professional life or in simple words in your job, what if you don’t have that one thing that makes it an unpleasant experience to reach that job every day? Your job is not your life. You are engaged with a job because you need to have a luxurious life and going beyond that may be a happy family life. If your place of dwelling keeps you away from spending quality time with your family or some comfortable stay on your own at the end of the day, everything else will be useless. If you have to travel for long hours to get to work and way back home, and if it is keeping you tired like you can’t deal with anything you love, does it even deserve to call as “home”? Let’s see what we can do to fix this. In a two words the solution is Apartment life.
You don’t have to end up with expensive debt with an apartment. Because you are always left out with wide range of options to choose which suits with your requirements and payments. And apartments always come with fewer  costs and less burden on repairs, renovations and landscaping. So basically you have less stress to worry about and more time to focus on your work which will definitely increase your efficiency.
Time Saving
If you can be somewhere you can come early to your loved ones just after finishing your work and spend enough time with them then you have everything. And when you find an apartment near to you work place, this is not just a dream. You can be there at work early as possible with less travel and less traffic with a clear head. Then your days will be always fresh and you won’t have to cancel any evening plans with your loved ones as well because you are just few blocks or few minutes away from your apartment.
Once you have to change your working place to somewhere else, you don’t have to put advertisements and do a whole lot of dramas to sell a house in the short time period before you leave in the middle of other important work you have to focus on. You have a great apartment waiting in your new work area. Therefore what else to worry about
Who knows whether the neighbor you run suddenly in the apartment complex’s gym or mall is the CEO of your next working place? Networking with different people from different working places might give you unbelievable opportunities which will enhance your profession.

Now start apartment hunting from the closer areas you work and get succeeded in your profession.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Does Apartments save your time?

With the busy life styles, majority of the new generation tend to choose apartment life now a days. There are many pros and cons of apartment life. However this article will lead you to find some of the amazing ways that apartment life can save time for your busy schedule. Fortunately or unfortunately the time flies. Either we feel that day time becomes shorter or we are full of things to do during the day time, night falls so quickly with no time. Therefore everyone is trying so hard to save time for themselves. One good way to save some time is choosing an apartment to live in as your next home instead of a big house. It was found that people who live in apartment’s experience more time saving than house owners.


Most of the apartments are built in convenient locations that has walkable distance to shopping malls, universities, public transport etc. It allows you to take either a short walk to gym, theatre so and so or a short Uber drive which is very popular and economic these days. Otherwise most of the affordable houses are built away from suburban areas and it takes you much time to get to places that you want. Therefore choosing an apartment life will save you considerable amount of time.


When you buy a house, you must maintain it well. That include loads of yard work and endless repairs. But apartment life is not like that. You don’t have to worry about arranging and rearranging your garden, no repairs or household maintenance. Because all these are taken care by apartment owners for them. So this will allow you to save time and spend it with the people you care and love. This is one of the major reasons why younger generation prefer apartment life instead of owning a house.

 Holiday shopping

We spend so much of time of shopping. It may be picking up groceries, shopping gifts or holiday d├ęcor, it take hours to get done. However, online shopping is becoming very popular thing among people currently. So when you live in an apartment it is very easy to do online shopping and pick your packages from the apartment office. It is much easier for all of us. Online shopping system has this amazing messaging system that you will get an email or message when the package arrives. Therefore you just only need to go and collect it from the pickup counter or apartment office. This method will save lot of time that you spend walking along the shopping isles. 

Stress free life

Most of the apartments serve you with newest gyms, swimming pools, art studios, gaming zones, spas offering pedicures and massages and many other pampering services. This will help you to calm you down, take your mind away from stressful daily routine and also will save the time for you as they are right there in your apartment. So as you can see, apartment life allow you to save much hours and minutes for you so that you can spend it with your loved ones. 
Rohan Gamage Apartment, Apartment Life
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Live and Work Well in Singapore

Did you know Singapore is been considered as one of the best countries work and study for a certain individual. Below I will be stating few reasons as to why Singapore is considered as one of the best options to work and study.

The first and foremost reason that can be taken into consideration as to why Singapore is a best country to work or study is because it has a greater quality of life offering great tax benefits to the citizens in the country making them to believe that it is one of the peerless destinations. Apart from the grater tax benefits Singapore offers facilities such as a well stable government, modernized urban design, one of the lowest crime rating countries, fully modernized transportation system.

When talking about the education system in Singapore. All the schools provide a western curriculum and they make sure all the students are been taught Chinese from the small ages as to Mandarin is one of the popular languages that is been used in the business world. And also Singapore provides a welcoming environment to the English speaking society which resulting in many popular organizations to set up their companies in Singapore.

Singapore been one of the multicultural and multilingual countries is also known as one of the busiest container ports and cargo airport. The reason behind is Singapore can be identified as one of the international hub for travel and cargo from the East to West.  So Singapore can be taken as unbeatable destination when conducting business activities. There is a very low unemployment rate shown in Singapore because of the stable government.

It has been clear that Singapore has made space for the international entrepreneurs and businesses to enter the country. These people are mostly persuaded to enter Singapore due to the following reasons.

  • Leading low corporate tax rates of comparative international business hubs
  • Tax exemptions for the first 3 years of a business’ incorporation
  • Tax exemptions on income sourced from outside Singapore
  • Various incentive programs run by government agencies to attract foreign investment and start-ups
  • World-class infrastructure and transport logistics facilities
  • A high quality of living in a tropical climate that appeals to foreign executives from all over the world

Finally Singapore can be identified as one of the best countries to work in because the above given reasons. It is certain that you will be able to live a comfortable life in Singapore and experience lot of new opportunities that you have not experienced in your life before. So make sure you consider Singapore to be your destination of work and study which you will not regret in your whole life.

Rohan Gamage Life, Living, Singapore, Work
Friday, January 20, 2017

How to find an apartment in Japan

If you are about to enter Japan and make a living there you need to find an apartment in Japan. As Japan is a country where the priority is given to the Japanese language and Japanese culture, it is kind of difficult to find you a suitable apartment in Japan. Many of the landlords will be not favorable in renting out you an apartment. But if you know the other ways to find an apartment as a foreigner in Japan you’ll be trouble-free.
Accommodations provided by Employers
If your company you are working is providing an accommodation for you, you don’t need to worry over. Everything will be fine as you can settle down easily and slowly as you get along with the country. Most of the companies that recruit foreign employees have their own accommodation buildings that are being rented out over the years by Japanese Landlords. But the trouble with these accommodations is that it might be kind of old and not comfortable enough. But for you to kick start this will be enough and satisfying.
Renting Apartments and Houses
If you are financially fit enough to rent an apartment or a house you can go for it. You can go for a real estate agent in Japan and let them take you through the apartments they have. Normally you can find real estate agents in every location you want to find an apartment. You can then tell them your needs such as the space you are looking for and the prices range that you are okay with.
If you are curious about the type of apartments or the houses available in Japan, here are some details for you. Normally Japan has a 1LDK apartment which has 1 Living room with a Dining and Kitchen and then they have 2 LDK apartments along with 2 Living rooms and areas for Dining and Kitchen. Japanese rooms are measured using joand the size of a traditional Japanese tatami mat (roughly 180x90cm). A 4.5 jo room is 261 x 261cm (approx. 102 x 102 inches); a 6-jo room is 261 x 352cm (approx. 102 x 137 inches) and an 8-jo room is 352 x 352cm (approx. 137 x 137 inches). Normally a Japanese house consists of a small balcony which is not spacious enough to chill but could dry your clothes.
About the rooms of the apartments in Japan, the rooms with the tatami mats are known as Washitsu and the rooms with wooden floors are known as Yoshitsu. Most of the times the rooms are supplied with a closet to keep your clothes. And the kitchen might have a 2 rings gas cooker along with a fridge. These facilities might be different from one apartment to other therefore once you narrow down your places ask your agent to take you to see the accommodations. Then you can come to a conclusion on which to buy and do all the necessary document work via your agent. You need to know about the policies you need to follow. Normally a house will be rented for 2 years, but you can notice the landlord and move. If you have any issue with your accommodation always contact your agent to solve it.
Gaijin Houses and Hostels
If your employer doesn’t provide you with accommodation of course you need to find one. As you are still getting along with the country, this will be tough living if you don’t know how to do it. Gaijin houses might not be the permanent solution for you but until you get settled it will be fine. They can be rented out for months, weeks or even a day sometimes. If you want to find a Gaijin house for your stay you can buy an English newspaper or  a magazine and look for the Advertisement column for Gaijin houses, single rooms, dormitory rooms or shared apartments.
And Leopalace is also another option, which is known as weekly mansion. This is popular among students, singles and working crowd who are staying in Japan a little bit longer. These places have short term contract that will be easy for everyone if they need to move soon. Theseleopalaces are fully furnished with all the necessary kitchen appliances and TV and internet. Therefore the payment includes all the services too.
So though you don’t know the language, if you know these necessary tips to follow in finding apartment in Japan it won’t be a tedious task. You just need to choose what is best for you. Welcome to Japan!

Source: http://www.wonderdiscovery.com/find-apartment-japan/
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Best option to lease your apartment

Let’s say that you found a great apartment, but what about finding a suited lease type? That is really a difficult thing to do in today world. What is a lease? It is a contract between the tenant and the landlord which has a set of conditions and which costs the rental, services provided within the length of stay. Leasing can be varying according to the situation and that is why it becomes more difficult to find the correct option for you. Basically there are two different leasing options, long term and month to month. So having a good understanding about these options will make you to choose the best option.

Long Term/Fixed term Lease

Normally a long term lease is having the minimum requirement of 1 year which can be renewed prior few weeks to the lease expiration. And apartments near colleges and campuses have this option for 9 months of time which is basically one year of academic. This long term leases are the most common leases because this offers cheaper monthly rentals compared to the month to month leases. But if you break the contract at the middle you’ll be ended up with large fine from the apartment complex.

Month –to-Month/Periodic Lease

The good side of this contract compared to the long term lease is that this type of leases can be terminated at any point of the period due to its flexibility because this requires less time of termination notice and also it is self-renewing. But every good option has its bad sides; therefore in here periodic lease is always coming with higher rent rate. But if you are not so sure about your length of stay, the best option with a flexible outcome will be month to month lease.

So deciding what you want in a short term and a long term basis will make yourself in to fewer troublesin choosing the best option for your lease.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Is It time to move out of your Apartment?

Almost all the good things come with a bad side in it. So do apartments. You might be happy with most of the good things and qualities of your apartment. But what about the small issues you have to deal every day? Just like you have enough rooms yet all are small in size. Then it has all the luxuries yet it seems so old. So what about your mentality when those small inconsiderable issues become little bit louder and unbearable? That’s the point where you need to make the decision. But that decision is of course will be one of the turning points. Therefore, before that let’s consider few common areas to make the correct decision.

Doesn’t fit in to your budget anymore?

You chose the place because of its comfort and especially because it totally fit into you budget. But what if your landlord wants you to pay little bit more suddenly? Or else what if you lease is getting renewed time to time? If you still try to let yourself into that apartment you will surely end up in a financial crisis. Here before that you need to find a good place for you to fit in and also which fits in to your budget.

Too small?

Space is of course important. Because it always gives freedom to your mind. If you are financially fit to afford a new place which is more spacious than where you live now, go for it. That will definitely lessen your stress and keep you happy.

Not happy with the landlord?

Sometimes your landlord might feel bored to see you every day in his apartment or maybe she found a new tenant for a higher bid. That’s the point where she/he will start to treat you badly. If your landlord or the company who owns your apartment is less supportive especially in maintenance and repairs, it’s time to make the decision to find better landlord or a company.

Far from where you work?

When you have to travel for long to get to work you’ll be really tired at the end of the day where you won’t have any time for you and your family. Therefore moving a little bit closer to where you work will never make you in trouble. Because at the end of the day what matters is your happiness. So work for it.

Can I make my current apartment to a better place?

When you dwell at one place for years, there are of course certain things that can be changed for good, but the rest needs to be left alone. Therefore try to change few things at your place and live the new experience. But if it doesn’t work that is in most of the cases because of the things that can’t be fixed.Let the things be not fixed and find a new place for yourself.

You make the choice or the correct decision when it comes to sensitive matters like this. Because an apartment is your home, where your memories, laughter, tears reside. But before you take the decision you will ask the questions and figure out most of the areas in which you have re consider. Hope that helps you.
Rohan Gamage Apartment, Apartment Life, Tips
Monday, April 11, 2016

How to bring up a puppy in an apartment

Every one of the readers might think bringing up a puppy in a environment could be an easy task. Because a puppy is adorable and a little creature. But the challenging part of this is to make sure that you bring up your fluffy little puppy healthy and happily. In order to do so you could simply follow the 4easy tricks so that your puppy could have a warm and happy place to grow up in.

Making your apartment puppy friendly

In order to do so you could put yourself in to the shoes of your little puppy. Make sure keep away all the cables, wire, clothes, shoes which the adorable little one will think as food at try to consume it. Ad also make sure you lock all your cupboards so that the little puppy won’t be snooping around inside the food cabinet. I hope you readers would not like to find your puppy in bag of flour or your packet of cornflakes. By doing so it will make the puppy feel safe to live on in the apartment.

Letting your puppy sleep in its own crate

You might find it hard to let your puppy sleep alone. But if you want a great good night sleep its better you start from day 1 to train your puppy to sleep in its own crate. It might be difficult for the puppy to adjust at first but they will get used to it with the time and without knowing they will feel safe in their own crate which would give you a peace of mind in your night time sleep.

Been considerate about your neighbors

Make sure to soundproof your apartment as much as possible so your neighbors won’t be disturbed by the barking noise of your puppy. Because you don’t like to be disturbed with a sound of barking throughout your day when you need relaxation mostly. So it is best to aware your neighbors that you are on the process of training you puppy to the apartment lifestyle. So that the neighbors would be more understanding with your situation.

Having a walk with your puppy

In living in an apartment there will be no garden for your puppy to play around. So it is advisable for you to take your puppy out to a ground once in a while. So the puppy could run around freely and play for a little while rather than been kept in one place. This will increase the healthiness of the puppy and will make the happy and closer to you.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Now you can do your own Apartment Maintenance

Are you living in an apartment? Then of course you are having the extras and benefits of the maintenance service. But what if it takes too much time for the maintenance team to arrive and you need to fix something immediately, then you need to act at the point. Therefore here are some DIY maintenance tips to follow to make your immediate maintenance issues no more suffering. 


Most of the times you’ll get your kitchen sink or your garbage disposal clogged due to the oils and solids that are put down by you. Therefore the best thing is to avoid them getting into your sink or garbage disposal. And if they are clogged then you need to act. Always keep right tools and have a good understanding about the tools you have. Just as you need to have a clear understanding about what sink plunger does and why can’t you the use toilet plunger instead? If you don’t, you’ll be ended up with a bigger mess than you had before.

HVAC Upkeep

Most of the apartments are changing the air filters annually but if that doesn’t make your apartment count that means your apartments filters are most probably dirty. Therefore you need to keep up with the maintenance team and check whether your airflow is happening well. You can vacuum air vents and make sure that there is no dust built up. You can do it yearly but make sure you check up periodically.

Preventive Measures

Best way to avoid having maintenance issues is to prevent them before they occur at the first place. When the winter is coming you can make the arrangements to keep the pipes heat throughout the day so then they won’t get freeze and break. And yes about your floor you need to clean them frequently with the appropriate cleaning products and that will avoid your carpet getting dusted and dirtied. It’s better if you can go for natural cleaning solutions too.

Know when to call the professionals

You should know that you can’t fix all the maintenance problems and that’s why there are maintenance professionals. It is better to let them do their job when it comes to some sort of serious issues. Even from the agreements sometimes you are bound to report directly to maintenance team about any broken, apartment owned appliances ( They may be electrical issues likewise). And any other matter that is out of your control such as plunging problems or problems regarding turning off water should be reported immediately to the maintenance team in order to avoid any serious damages that can cause due to negligence. You need to have a clear understanding about what are the issues that your maintenance crew will take care of.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Apartment Lighting Problems, Solved

When choosing for apartment the main things you may consider into account is the space, location, layout, amenities and so on. But when you move into your new apartment you may realize that the lighting available is not up to your mark. This may be a small problem for some people but as for my opinion lighting plays a major role in making your apartment and its furniture a great outlook. So if your apartment has lighting read the below point which I guarantee will give your apartment more light than before which make your living space more beautiful and attractive.

First point is the situation where your apartment does not receive natural light. The remedy I would recommend to follow is to paint the room in a lighter shade you could do so if your landlord permits. You could also hang a mirror opposite the windows which would bring light and will give room a bigger look. And also try not really focus on hanging wall hangers which gives a darker outcome.

Another problem you may realize is the room lighting is too plain. The things you could do to solve this issue is to install small lights around the room. And give lighting to corners of the room which gives a bigger picture to your mind. And also you may use pretty lamps which you could keep on the tables and on the floor.

You might now think with all these lighting solutions it will cost you big raise in your electricity bill value. The remedy to solve this issue is to use a dimmer in your lighting system where you would have the ability to control the lighting to your choice so that the usage of the electricity could be minimized. 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Apartment Decorating on a Budget

Seasons change. So what about your apartments? They too need a new look. In the falls, it is better looking if you could change the look of your apartment to something which is tranquil and warm than what you had during the summer. You can follow these 5 easy and less costly steps to give a good look to your apartment.

1. Decorate in your own way 

You don’t always need to purchase decorations of high cost. You can go for easy ways to decorate and add some familiarity to the spaces of your apartment. Craft some new pieces and bring the personalized nature with aesthetic sense which will make you feel like you are living in a brand new apartment.

2. Rearrange the furniture

You can change the settings of your apartments by rearranging your furniture. But what if your apartment is small in size like a studio apartment? Of course it will be not practical to change the setting in the big scale. But you can always rearrange the accessories of your apartment like lamps, wall paintings and small tables and it will definitely give a renewed look to your place.

3. Plant your place 

You might not enjoy planting but if you keep some plants in your free spaces it will refresh the surrounding and add some cooler colour to your place. You can always go for plants like snake plant and fiddle leaf fig tree which are easy to maintain yet refreshing.

4. Add new furniture

If you are okay with spending a little bit you can rent new furniture for your apartment in order to add more glamour in the seasons change. Renting furniture is cost effective than buying new furniture as it will enhance the look of your old apartment temporarily.

5. Reduce accessories

 You need to focus on the key items of the apartment then you’ll find it more comfortable and spacious. Therefore you have to get rid of the trendy unnecessary decorations of your apartment. Then you can set your apartment removing the items which are less charmed and keep the most favorite items in the best suited order.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How to save your apartment from winter

It is a sure fact in winter season that the Colarado residents wrap up and turn on the thermostat to keep away the unbearable freezing weather from their apartments. Though you do that in order to keep yourselves warm it is never enough. And also the nice look of your apartment and the stability of your infrastructure of the apartment are always very important to you. In winter season maintaining these two aspects are really difficult. Due to the negligence about your so comfortable apartments all over the Colarado in the winter season, severe damages can be caused to your apartments that will cost you so much to recover later on. Therefore we are giving you some important tips to save your apartment from the coming winter.

1. Save the Windows 

When the wind of cold strikes your windows it could lead to a massive damage as it will crack your window frames and damage the widespread structure of your apartment. You need to fix the cracked windows and seal them with weather strips, caulk or insulation film to prevent the foremost damage beforehand. Remember, windows are important as it will expose first to the cold weather.

1.     2. Save the Floors

Snow can lead you to have a water running floor and then a muddy floor. You can always use a rack with a plastic trey or mesh shelf to put your winter accessories in one place rather than leading them to wet your floor. You canprevent this issue by keeping this rack either inside of your front door or outside of the front door. And also small plastic boxes help the same way to keep things organized and to save your floor and expensive carpets from damage.

3. Save the Pipes 

Good look of your apartment is really important even in the winter season. But what happens if you miss to take care of the infrastructure of your apartment? So it is really important to take a good watch on it. Water pipes play a major role in the infrastructure of your apartment. When the temperature goes down water pipes most probably will freeze and burst and then lead you to a definite messy situation. Here is what you can do to prevent this issue. You can do pipe wrap and foam insulation where you need to wrap the pipes to bring down the heat. And the most reliable yet complicated method is heat tape where the heat tape which looks like an electrical wire is connected to your thermostat and then programmed to maintain a preferred temperature. So your pipes are saved now.

4. Save your roof and gutters 

Before the outside weather gets too freezing, you need to remove the rubbish that are trapped in your roof and gutter. Otherwise snow and ice will be gathered in your gutter and the roof. That will lead your gutter to dip down which will cause to damage the infrastructure of the whole apartment and will lead your roof to descend and cave in a noticeable amount. Other than cleaning your roof and gutters beforehand, you can use heat tapes to wrap the gutter to prevent large scale of ice forming around your roof. Or else you can contact a maintenance team to clear your roof and gutters for you.

Rohan Gamage Apartment, How to, Save, Winter
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Things To Consider When Leasing An Apartment For Seniors

Are you planning on renting a one bedroom apartment to spend your elderly life peacefully or looking for a suitable place for your elderly parents? Then you might want to speak to your inner self and see whether the place you chose answers these five questions.

·        Does the apartment have a convenient access?

This means the place you choose is easy for the particular people to access. As we all know it is always better for the seniors either lives in a ground floor level property or any place which has access to an elevator. Sometimes you might think they do not need these facilities but when dealing with seniors you have to always keep in mind to think about the future because facilities they don’t need now will be very useful in a later stage.

·        Is there a responsive staff in the apartment?

This is an important element you need seek into when you plan on buying your elderly parents an apartment. Because in a case of an emergency you need to be sure they will be right away to help until you arrive. So make sure to check whether they promptly answer the phone when they are been contacted, whether they do maintenance care. So that you can offer the best to your parents or an elderly person can live comfortably.

·        Is the apartment has an easy access to a hospital or doctor?

You need to scan the area and see whether there are hospitals nearby in case of an emergency. And if there are any make sure you have the contact details of the hospital or clinic and find out whether they are any physician specialized in your sickness if you have any.

·        What are the amenities available?

If you have an idea of renting the apartment makes sure you talk to the neighbors around and see what amenities include the rent and what don’t. Because since the elderly normally live in fixed income you will need to spend the money wisely by getting the maximum amount of amenities for the amount you pay.

·        What’s the type of transportation available?

You need to find how far it is to the bus stop or any other public transit. Because it’s always wise to have a convenient transportation method for the elderly.