Getting Ready for Summer at the Flats at Silo Bend 

Preparing for summer is always fun. Apartment living in summer means entertaining, outdoor living, and visiting local must-see spots. This summer will be better than ever with the return normalcy after COVID. Here are some tips to make this summer the best ever in your The Flats at Silo Bend apartment.

Amenities that Help You Make the Most of the Season

Your apartment should be an inviting place to live year round. For the summer, it’s important to make sure that your apartment has several key amenities. 

The Flats at Silo Bend have fantastic amenities including great kitchens that make entertaining this summer a joy, ceiling fans that help beat the heat, and private patios and balconies to help you soak up the sun.

Check out The Flats at Silo Bend’s amenities page for more information.

Ways to Stay Cool Inside Your Apartment

Summertime can be hot and humid in Nashville. The temperatures can soar with little rain and the air can be sticky. This is a critical time to find ways to keep cool in your apartment. 

 Here are some key tips to beating the heat:

  • Set your air conditioner to comfortable temps while you are home while allowing it to run at a more efficient temperature when you are not
  • Believe it or not, lights can be a major heat source as well. Replace older bulbs with cool-running LED’s (you will save energy too!)
  • Try not to add heat using the ovens or stove to cook, instead use heat outside with the BBQ or use counter top appliances like pressure cookers that don’t add to the inside heat

Nearby Stores for Summer Apparel

This is going to be the first post-lockdown summer and it’s going to be great. So many of us are ready to get up, get out, and experience life again. That means it’s time for a new summer look to make the most out of Summer 2021. You can find some fantastic stores close to The Flats at Silo Bend at the L and L Market and Project 615.

Summer 2021 can be your best summer ever. With a great apartment, a plan to stay cool, and the latest summer styles, you can make sure that you are prepared to make the most out of this summer. Get ready for the best experiences and memories ever! 

 

Peace and Relaxation at The Flats at Silo Bend

Peace and relaxation are more important than ever this spring. All of us have been affected by a year of uncertainty that has put more strain on mental health and happiness than ever before. Wellness starts at home and here are some can’t miss ways that you can bring more peace and relaxation into your life. Peace and relaxation can be an important part of your well-being in The Flats at Silo Bend

How to Rearrange Your Furniture for a Better Flow of Energy (Feng Shui)

Your home should capture and keep positive energy in your home. This should be a place you want to be, a place that lets you relax, recharge, and live your best life. It all starts with maintaining a balance in your environment.

Because so many of us are working from home more than ever that means balancing your home as a place to live and as a place to work. Starting with the front door, make sure that you position lights or plants on either side of your door to attract success (evergreen shrubs are a great choice).

Hallways are conduits for energy, so they can’t be disrupted. Make sure they are free of clutter (like coats hung in closets with nothing left on the floor). Place your sofa against a wall and use mirrors to feature your living spaces to accelerate positive energy.

Pets for Mental Health

The mental health benefits of living with a pet are well known. But why kind of pet and why? Well, different animals can provide different kinds of emotional support. Cats are fantastic mental health support animals. They are usually silent, and they can be kept indoors. A cat doesn’t need a lot of space, keep themselves clean, and generally don’t take a lot of work.

If you have a cat, make sure you set time aside every day to play with them and keep them stimulated. They are great companions and highly adaptable to change as your life will be changing as well. Rabbits are a great choice as well. A rabbit is quieter than a cat and use up even less living space. Bunny rabbits are a bit messier and take a little more care than cats do. Unlike a cat, rabbits usually need a cage, which must be kept clean. Rabbits are especially good at helping with anxiety as they tend to be calm and quiet.

Products for Relaxation

Relaxation is a must for a happier, healthier life. There are some great products that can help turn any apartment into a relaxing haven for you to recharge every day. Plants make any space happier, and they will help turn your apartment into a living, breathing space. Books are a great way to help you feel at home and unwind after a long day and research suggests that reading is truly therapeutic.

Crawling into bed should be a great way to unplug from your stress and using soft bedsheets is a great way to make that memorable for you. Choose sheets that feel the best and most comfortable for you. Candles in your home can also help you relax. Your sense of smell has a big impact on your stress level, and there are some fantastic stress-reducing aroma candles that can make a big difference.

Apartment Features or Amenities That Help Create a Zen Home

When you are looking for an apartment, there are features that will help you create a relaxing Zen home. First, of course, is size and layout. Does the apartment fit your needs and lifestyle? If yours is cramped or living becomes awkward, it’s hard to relax.

But what do you look for beyond that? Certainly, it’s important to keep your home clutter-free, so make sure your closet space and storage are up to the task. Finally, a patio or balcony can help you bring some outdoor living into your apartment. 

The Flats at Silo Bend have fantastic amenities including;

  • Wood Inspired Plank Flooring
  • USB outlets
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Subway Tile Backsplash
  • Under-cabinet Mounted Lighting
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Kitchen Islands*
  • Full-sized Washer and Dryers
  • Private Patio/Balcony*
  • Linen Closets*
  • Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms
  • Walk-in closets*
  • Pre-wired for Comcast & AT&T

Check out The Flats at Silo Bend’s amenities page for more information.

This spring you can bring even more peace and relaxation into your home than ever before. It starts with organizing your home to capture and amplify positive energy. There are great products that can help you turn your home into a relaxing sanctuary. There are amenities that can help you live your best life in your next apartment. Make this spring all about achieving new levels of peace and relaxation at home.

 

New Year, New Possibilities

 

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 and say hello to 2021! With some planning, a little work, and a great attitude this can be your best year ever. Check out these can’t miss ideas to make the most out of 2021. This is a new year with new possibilities at the Flats at Silo Bend.

Personal Goals to Set for the Year

Every year we tend to focus on what we can do better and that certainly is true for 2021. The New Year is a time for goal setting, for doing new things, and for making sure we improve the important things. Here are some of our favorite goals for 2021. First, learn a new skill, what could be better than investing in yourself? Money is always a challenge, so be sure to create a monthly budget.

Perhaps it’s time to stop streaming shows and movies and start reading more, so try to read 12 new books this year. Start the day off right by creating and sticking to a new morning routine. Many of us probably picked up some bad habits in 2020, so be sure to eliminate one.

We have all been separated by COVID-19, so be sure to spend less time online and more time reconnecting to friends and family. For the adventurers, travel to a new place and start a travel journal. No matter what you choose, make sure to focus on a goal that makes this version of you the best version ever! For many of us, celebrating the holidays this year will probably have to be done at home

Apartment/Home Goals 

There are so many ways to get your apartment ready for the New Year. We all know it’s important to make a good first impression and this year that’s truer than ever. Time to throw out the old and bring in the new. Get rid of the clutter and organize your workspaces. Since you may still be working at home or your children may still be attending school from home, then it’s time to reorganize the areas around your home to help with productivity.

Organizing your living spaces and workspaces can help you to destress and we could all definitely use less stress in the new year. Take the time to clean out what you no longer use and keep only what you need. Less is more in 2021. You don’t need the stress from clutter and disorganization. Get rid of what you don’t need and keep your life and living areas simple. A clean and organized home can help you stay healthy, make it easier to clean, and help you to find what you need when you need it. 

2021 Apartment Décor Trends

With a new year, you may want to redecorate your apartment. Start with a theme. 2021 will be all about a basic modern style driven by a return to minimalism. Next, make sure the new year is bright with maximized light in your living space. 2021 will see a dominance of lighter woods combined with darker color accents. Make sure to choose design elements that elevate your own style whether that’s casual, formal, elegant, or even rustic. 

A new year probably means some great new shopping. Although most shopping will likely be done online this year, you will have more options than ever. Sometimes you need to actually get out and look for yourself. Plus, most of the malls will be sure to have some new and fun things to do. If you need to pick up new decorations or gear for your great new habits, visit Opry Mills or Fatherland District. They are open and sure to help you make 2021 your best year ever.

Celebrate the Holidays in 2020

The holiday season is going to be fantastic in 2020, if a little different. Sure, it’s 2020, so we need to social distance and wear masks to help us stay safe, but we can still have a healthy dose of holiday cheer. Check out these can’t miss ideas to make the holiday season a hit in 2020. The Flats at Silo Bend is the right place to celebrate. 

How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays

There are so many ways to get your apartment ready for holidays. We all know it’s important to make a good first impression. Most of us will keep party goers at a safe distance this year. Start with a theme. First, choose a color to get everyone in the mood for the holiday season. While red and green are some favorite traditional colors, other festive colors include gold and silver. This year, bright colors like purple, teal, white, and blue are also going to be very popular. Next, add in some holiday icons like snowmen, snowflakes, elves, or stars. Finally, keep in mind the atmosphere you have in mind. Make sure to choose minimalistic elements for your casual, formal, elegant, or even rustic themes. Make sure that you don’t forget the lights! 

How to get into the Holiday Spirit

For many of us, celebrating the holidays this year will probably have to be done at home. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit at home. Start setting the mood by baking or joining a cookie exchange. Make sure to have some seasonal comforts around your apartment like apple cider or hot chocolate. Music is a great way to get into any mood, so play some holiday favorites (Alexa and Apple both have fantastic holiday playlists). Gather with your family, in a safe way of course, to watch favorite movies or TV shows. And, as always, the best way to get into the spirit is to give back. Sadly, we all know that this year has more need than ever. 

Holiday Events Near Your Apartment

What is the season without shopping? Most shopping will be done online this year and you have more options than ever. Sometimes, you need to actually get out and look for yourself. Plus, most of the malls will be sure to have some safe and fun things to do. If you need to find that last minute gift, pick up wine or a dessert for a dinner party. Need to get out? Visit Opry Mills or Fatherland District, which are open and can provide some holiday cheer. 

Social distancing will definitely make the holiday season different this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and safe for everyone. Curbside and at-home delivery make it easier than ever to get the decorations, supplies, food, or gifts that you need to make the season a hit. Don’t be afraid to get creative with some seasonal inspiring at-home celebration ideas.

Thanksgiving Fun at The Flats at Silo Bend

We know Thanksgiving in Nashville will be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it great. Sure it’s 2020, so we must social distance to stay safe, but we can still celebrate. Check out these can’t miss ideas to make Thanksgiving 2020 better than ever at The Flats at Silo Bend

Cooking Tips and Recipes

This year make sure your Thanksgiving feast gives your family and close friends something to be thankful for with these tips and recipes. Let’s face it. Thanksgiving is about the turkey, so make sure yours is moist and delicious.

Start by brining the bird. Combine 1 ½ gallons and 2 ½ cups of salt in a large container. Place the fresh or thawed Turkey (to thaw in the fridge – allow 24 hours per 4 pounds of the bird) inside and brine overnight (up to 24 hours). 

Rinse the Turkey off and pat dry before roasting. Season with pepper, salt, garlic, and a little citrus (place cut lemons inside the cavity). If you want that golden color, then baste with a light layer of butter (this can be repeated every couple of hours). Roast for roughly 15 minutes per pound and use an instant read thermometer to pull it out of the oven at 165 degrees. Cover the bird with aluminum foil and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Arts and Crafts

While the turkey is being prepped, it’s time for some fun. We all know it’s going to be hard to get out and spend time with friends and family this Thanksgiving. It’s up to you to make sure that your arts and crafts help your guests celebrate the holiday. 

Start with a gratitude wreath for your door. Grab some colored construction paper and shape them into flat cones (we recommend gold and brown), glue on wheat stalks, attach the cones to a metal wreath base and paint with gold spray paint. 

This is the season to be thankful, so why not help the family with a gratitude calendar? Start with an empty picture frame and run 5 lines of twine vertically inside the frame (gluing them in place). Then, use construction paper (we cut ours into leaf shapes). Write a note every day of November about what you are thankful for. Pin the notes to the twine with clothespins, and you will have a great DIY piece that communicates the Thanksgiving spirit!

Online Black Friday Shopping in Nashville

This will be a Black Friday unlike any other. No more crazy lines or packed checkout stands. Instead, many local retailers are taking Black Friday online!  Luckily, many stores are open in Nashville and will deliver as well as provide curbside pickup. Check out the Opry Mills and The Mall at Green Hills. They are sure to have some great deals!

The local grocery stores are also open for your Thanksgiving needs. Deliveries are available from restaurants and markets. This is a great time to get your supplies online and orders delivered. 

Social distancing will definitely make Thanksgiving different this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun and safe holiday for everyone. Curbside and at-home delivery make it easier than ever to get the decorations, supplies, and food you will need to make Thanksgiving a hit and to make your Black Friday Shopping better than ever. Don’t be afraid to get creative with some inspiring at home crafting ideas.