Residing in an apartment in the city centre

Residing in an apartment in the city centre

A friend once had the opportunity to reside in one of the apartments in birmingham alabama which was right in the city centre. He had many things to note about this change, especially because he had spent all his life living in the outskirts of the city. There were many lifestyle changes that had to be brought in, together with the fact that an apartment in the city meant more convenience in terms of luxury amenities and rent.

For starters he experienced a difference in the decibel levels. Coming out of the calm of the outskirts, the noise level at this place was unimaginably high. With vehicles, honking, people, stereo systems, construction noises, children screaming, hustling at eateries nearby, etc, the mere people movement all around him was very new and different...

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What would a bachelor’s apartment look like?

What would a bachelor's apartment look like?

A bachelor’s apartment is usually one that is not to be visited without giving prior notice. There are several reasons for this and there have been experiences with a friend who is a bachelor. Once, thinking better of it, I decided to go as a surprise, but it backfired as I was the one who got the surprise. He lived in one of those apartments in Birmingham Alabama, and it was surely a sight to behold, upon entering.

Generally speaking, bachelors do not have the time, money or the patience to look at their homes twice, forget even initiating any changes. These apartments are mostly filthy, smelly, have creatures flying all around, and are untidy and unorganized. Home delivered meals result in pizza boxes and burger wrappers lying around, and not in the dustbin...

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Cost effective measures for keeping cool temperatures in the apartment

Cost effective measures for keeping cool temperatures in the apartment

While there are umpteen methods to keep an apartment warm during winters, the same cannot be said for keeping the apartment cool during summers. Heat can get unbearable at times, and it is a challenging task to keep cool without the use of bill increasing air conditioners.

Staying in the apartments in Birmingham Alabama, there are several ways to beat the heat at home. Firstly, keeping the curtains closed will avoid sunlight from streaming in during the afternoons when the sun is at its maximum. Accordingly, there will be less heat in the room. Keeping the windows open and hanging a wet sheet of cloth against it will also help, as the wind will be cooled with the moisture laden sheet...

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How to manage the internal temperature of the apartment against winter

How to manage the internal temperature of the apartment against winter

A friend once had to make a shift to another continent for work related purposes and there were several changes he noticed with regards to the weather. As it was a cold country, the apartment had a mini fireplace, the windows were jam closed, and the flooring was wooden, with carpets. There were water heaters at all places, like the bathroom and kitchen.

Several methods could be employed to keep the apartment warm. Even with closed windows, warm air could escape from small gaps between the window frame and the wall. To keep the apartment warm, all gaps should be sealed by using a durable metal or plastic weather-stripping between the window and the frame. All windows where the air could escape from a loose pane could be taped or caulked to keep the cold air out...

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