Category Efficiency Apartments

Columbia’s oldest public housing gets an updated look

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By Waverly Colville / Columbia Daily Tribune

The Columbia Housing Authority has finished the first phase of its project to rehabilitate its entire 719-unit inventory.

On Wednesday the organization will show the public its work when it hosts an open house and dedication for the Stuart Parker Apartments in central Columbia. The 84 apartments underwent a major redesign, upgrading the oldest public housing units in Columbia from their former 1950s style to modern, energy-efficient and insulated apartments.

The Stuart Parker Apartments were built in 1958, so the renovations not only included redoing the floors, bathrooms and kitchen, but also focused on meeting modern-day electrical needs.

“When the (apartments) were built, most people didn’t have a TV or computers and all the mode...

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Housing First Collaborative moves in first 3 clients

Representatives from the Housing First Collaborative and volunteers from Bethany Grace Community Church celebrate the new home of Oscar, one of the first Housing First clients and Bridgeton Code Blue guests.(

BRIDGETON — Robin Weinstein, President of the M25 Initiative and Convener of the Cumberland County Housing First Collaborative, recently announced that the collaborative moved their first three clients from the streets into permanent supportive housing on June 12.

“This was an exciting day that was three years in the making as we could give apartment keys to three chronically homeless individuals,” said Weinstein. “A key to their own apartment not only opens the door for shelter, but the doors of opportunity as well...

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How a Garage Can be Turned into Your Very Own Apartment

Do you need a place to live when you are hunting for a job, studying at school or just trying to adjust your income otherwise? If you are offered a single-car, empty garage, just take it! You will have to do some work on these garages and they can be turned into wonderful cozy apartments for rent.

The floor should be thoroughly swept first and then you should scrub it using some laundry detergent. If floor of these Jacksonville fl apartments is not too soaked with grease then same broom can be used for working up few good suds. After rinsing and sweeping the water away, allow the floor to dry for a couple of days prior to putting down the flooring. Meanwhile, you can start painting the walls prior to installing the flooring.

After letting the paint to dry, install flooring of your choice...

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Designing Floor Plan of the Efficiency Apartments

It can prove to be a real challenge when you have to design floor plan of your efficiency apartments in fl. The way you arrange your domestic possessions should suit the space so that it can look comfortable and inviting. You can make the living spaces to have a roomier feel by investing in appropriate furniture, and buying furniture in right amounts at the same time, as well as arranging it harmoniously with your apartment’s layout.

When you have to design the floor plan, you should start by making scale drawing for your apartment’s floor plan on some big paper. Outlines should be made for the furniture on a stiff paper, matching the exact scale as that of the floor plan of your apartment, and then cut these outlines.

In order to make things easier you can use ¼ inch as a scale for re...

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