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Apartment Spotlight: 249 North Street

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Apartment Spotlight: 249 North Street

Our apartments at 249 North Street are located deep in the heart of the Elmwood district, featuring great proximity to downtown and the exciting possibilities of the Elmwood lifestyle.

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The Apartments at 249 North Street

The apartments themselves have unique setups with plenty of open floor room and the possibility of a lofted area that overlooks the main living space. The furnishings and appliances offer modern-style living in a luxurious setting. In-unit laundry and free parking makes this one of our most convenient locations for residents, and the shared porch space and available balcony options give you plenty of room to get outside and breathe.

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Elmwood Apartments for Rent

A Lively Neighborhood

The Elmwood district surrounding these apartments is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in Buffalo. The area attracts both the young and the old, and is sure to inspire the inner artist in you. With plenty of nightlife options so close by, you’ll never have a lack of things to do, and the area is very pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, so you won’t feel the need to drive everywhere you go.

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Rental Info

For pricing information and unit availability, check out the rental page for 249 North.

Apartment Spotlight: The Ambassador at 175 North Street

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Apartments at The Ambassador offer all the benefits of city living at a very affordable price. The building itself used to be an old hotel that was converted into apartment living spaces, which were renovated in 2012.

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About The Ambassador

The recently renovated apartments feature modern amenities and several different floor-plans to choose from. The building also offers a laundry room with free wifi and wired cable and internet already set up in each apartment. Gated off-street parking, additional storage and pet-friendly options are also available at an additional price. And if you want a great vantage point to see the city of Buffalo, you have to check out the rooftop patio.

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Life at 175 North

This location is ideally located close to downtown and within walking distance of nightlife attractions in the Allentown and Elmwood neighborhoods. It’s also surrounded by so many great restaurants and food stops that you’ll never get sick of going to the same places over and over again. These apartments are centered in the heart of some of Buffalo’s most unique cultural areas where there’s always something going on, so finding something to do will never be a problem at 175 North.

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If the exciting lifestyle at The Ambassador sounds interesting to you, check out our rental page and get in touch with us for more information.

Apartment Spotlight: Allentown Lofts at 430 Virginia Street

Newly renovated lofts with a rooftop deck within walking distance of Allentown, Elmwood and Delaware. Where else would you rather live? The lofts at 430 Virginia Street in Buffalo, NY are among the most coveted living spaces available in the area, and they offer an exciting lifestyle and great location for an affordable price.


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About the Allentown Lofts

These newly renovated apartments were converted from an old factory and completely revamped in 2010. They now feature luxury-style living with off-street parking and additional storage available. Modernized kitchens, heated tile bathroom floors and buzzer systems with cameras complete the contemporary look and feel of these living spaces.

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The open floor plans with unique setups of these apartments truly set them apart from other living options in the area.

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The apartments are also small pet-friendly and offer a rooftop deck with a great view of the city. This gives you the perfect space to hang out and relax during the summer (or even the colder months if you’re adventurous).

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Life at the Allentown Lofts

This location offers plenty of attractions and nightlife all within walking distance or a short car ride. Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Towne Restaurant and Jim’s Steakout are all only a couple blocks away, and if you’re into the Allentown nightlife scene, the lofts are only a short walk from the Snooty Fox, Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, Cantina Loco, Colter Bay and a handful of other restaurants and bars. With so much to do in the area, you’re sure to be close to a favorite hangout spot. The Allentown Lofts are also within close proximity to downtown Buffalo, offering a short commute if you work in the city or the surrounding areas.

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If this looks like a lifestyle and living space for you, check out our rental page for the Allentown Lofts for pricing and availability information.

 

 

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Apartment Spotlight: West Huron Lofts

If you want to live somewhere close to pretty much everything in downtown Buffalo, then our loft apartments at 201 West Huron are the place for you. These new luxury lofts offer great proximity to exciting Buffalo hotspots as well as beautiful open living spaces and the quality of a newly renovated building.

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About 201 West Huron

The building itself was once Buffalo’s Lake Hotel that has since been converted into apartments and was renovated to its current look in 2013. The living spaces are set up in traditional loft style with open floor-plans and plenty of natural lighting. Kitchens and bathrooms feature new furnishings and appliances for a modern look and feel that really helps to bring the style of these apartments to life.

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Inside the Lofts

The building also offers a common backyard space shared by residents to give you a refreshing break from city life and a quiet place to hang out and relax outside. You’ll also have access to the old fire escapes that are now used as balconies for apartments on the upper floors.

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Life at 201

One of the best advantages of living at the West Huron Lofts is the proximity to downtown offices, restaurants and nightlife. Attractions on Delaware and Elmwood are within a 5 minute drive from the lofts, and if you work anywhere downtown, your commute is sure to be short and reasonable. The location is only a short walk away from the bars and nightlife on Chippewa street and is very close to Buffalo’s theater district. If you’re looking to get closer to the excitement of downtown or just trying to live closer to where you work, you need to check out the West Huron Lofts.

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Like what you see? Check out the West Huron Lofts page for availability and pricing information, and contact us to schedule a visit to the apartments.

Need Help Choosing Between Buffalo Apartments?

Need Help Choosing Between Buffalo Apartments?

If you’re starting the Buffalo apartment hunt process and don’t know what to expect or what to look for, we’re here to help! Finding a new living space can be overwhelming for a newbie, so here are a few simple tips to keep in mind as you hunt for that perfect Buffalo NY apartment for rent.

Keep Your Budget in Mind

Experts have said for years that 30-35% of your monthly take-home pay is a good range to aim for when considering rent and housing expenses. So if you take home $2000 per month, you should aim for something in the $600 range, and so on. If you don’t have a budget set for your self on a monthly basis, you might want to sit down and think things out before you commit to an apartment lease. The 30-35% rule is usually a safe reference, but if you already have an auto payment that takes way more of your budget than you can sustain, you don’t want to splurge on Buffalo apartments either. Find what will work best for you in your own situation and then start searching for Buffalo apartments from there.

Find a Good Landlord

At The Kissling Interests, we really try to provide the best professional service possible to our tenants. Living in a situation where you don’t get along with your landlord can be extremely difficult, and it can turn a great apartment in Buffalo NY into a stressful mess very quickly. Before you sign anything, make sure you’re comfortable with the lessor of the apartment, and ensure a good relationship for the life of your lease.

Get Enough Space

Having enough space for yourself is a very important factor in in your search for apartments for rent in Buffalo. If you feel cramped and cluttered in your apartment, your experience will suffer, and you’ll regret not finding someplace with more room. If budgeting prevents you from affording the extra space, try to find a roommate that you can split the bill with. Buffalo Apartments are often easier to afford by adding a bedroom and sharing common spaces with roommates. That’s not to say you should cram 6 people into a 2 bedroom apartment, but talk to your landlord about your options, and see if finding a roommate would make things more affordable.

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If you need more guidance on your search for Buffalo Apartments, just give us a call! We’re happy to review some of our housing options with you, and make sure you’re on the right path.

frIDay Interior Design: Happiness at Home

Your apartment style is a big part of the way you and your guests will feel while hanging out at your place, but there are a lot of small aesthetic changes you can make to your living space to make it more conducive to good moods and positive feelings. Aside from your place of work, your home is probably where you spend most of your waking hours, so staying happy while you’re there is important to your overall quality of life.

Here are some easy tips to think about that can revamp the energy at your apartment and get you back to feeling the good vibes.

Lighting

This might seem like a no-brainer, but you’re more likely to feel depressed and down if you aren’t getting adequate lighting into your living space. Try to get at least two or three different lighting sources in each room at your house or apartment, and consider changing up the intensity or mood of each light. You might not always want to sit under bright fluorescent lighting, so change it up and try getting some softer lamps to change the color temperature of your rooms.

Be sure to take advantage of windows and natural lighting, too. Sunlight can work wonders on your mood and your apartment if you can find good ways to let it in. If you have an apartment with a lot of windows, open up your curtains, and let the light in.

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Plants

Plants have a great way of freshening up your living space and bringing life into a room. If your space is lifeless and dull, you’ll probably feel that way too.

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Reduce Clutter

Look around your apartment and take an inventory of all the stuff you have laying around. Do you really need it all? Is that stuff that’s been sitting on your desk or your floor really important to hang on too? If the answer is no, just ditch it. Having lots of clutter and garbage around can add tension and stress to a room or to your mind.

And on that note, cleaning up in general never hurts. Dust and mildew can affect your ability to breathe clean air and harm your health, and all of that leads to a sadder you. Even cleaning once a week or once every other week can really turn around the mood in your apartment.

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Shake It Up

If your apartment feels stale and stagnant, move things around! Re-arrange your bedroom or your living room and try out new setups for your furniture. Day after day of the same routine and the same living space setup can wear you down, so try getting creative with your space and changing it up every once in a while when you get sick of it.

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Three Things Thursday: Apartment Inspiration

We know you might think our blog is a great source of inspiration for the interior design of your apartment, but there’s plenty of other places on the web to find inspiration as well. In today’s Three Things Thursday, we’re giving you some great places online to go when you need to get inspired and get ideas for spicing up your apartment.

Pinterest

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Pinterest might be notorious as a place for wedding planning and baby pictures, but there’s tons of apartment inspiration there as well. If you’re looking for storage ideas, the latest trends in interior design, or something creative to hang on your walls, just do a simple search on Pinterest and see what comes back. There are sure to be thousands of results to get your inspiration flowing.

Apartment Therapy

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ApartmentTherapy.com is the perfect place to go to keep up with interior styles and find DIY projects for your home – no matter what size it is. They keep content fresh with new updates every day, so you’ll always have plenty to browse through if you need some new ideas.

HGTV

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HGTV might be the king of interior design for the television world, but their website is pretty awesome too. They have huge photo galleries of designer rooms, kitchens, baths and everything in between as well as a section to help you through decorating your place. If you need to redesign a room or even your whole apartment, this is a perfect resource to use before you get started.

 

And if you just can’t get enough creative inspiration, you can always keep checking back in with the Kissling Blog.

Buffalo Apartment Necessities: Storage

Even in some of our most luxuriously spacious Buffalo apartments, finding the right storage to keep all your things in neat order is an important task. You might have a lot of free space around your place now, but unless you find a good way to organize the little things, your space can get cluttered and out of control fast. So, to give you some inspiration to get creative with your storage, we’ve put together some cool ideas that will help you save space and also keep your apartment looking great.

Under the Bed

No, we’re not talking about just shoving all the clutter on the floor of your room right under your bed. We’re talking about real, under-the-bed storage space. Getting a bed that comes with drawer storage underneath is a great way to maximize space in your room. These beds can be expensive, but if you can’t afford it, don’t let that hold you back. It can be easy and fun to take on a new DIY project, and building a platform for your bed that includes lots of space for storage will pay for itself when you aren’t tripping over things on your floor. If you need some guidance, the internet is an endless expanse of helpful tips, so get out there and explore.

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Bike Storage

There’s nothing worse than having to store your bike right in the middle of your living room or bedroom and having to step around it as you walk through your apartment. Since a lot of our apartments for rent are nestled deep in Buffalo biking territory, plenty of our tenants are probably faced with this problem. The answer might be simpler than you think. Go to your local hardware store and check out the shelving and hooks they have available. Building a wall-mount for your bike is probably easier than you think, and you’ll love the extra space you’ll have after you get your bike off the floor. Your solution doesn’t have to be destructive to the wall either. Try getting some Command strips and hanging your hooks with a solution that won’t leave damage to the wall when you’re done.

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Shelving and Boxes

Storage shelves and dressers don’t have to be big and expensive to get the job done. There are plenty of cool ways to arrange pre-built or custom-made shelving around your place to maximize space and give you plenty of room to store things. Check out this great asymmetrical shelving unit that was built using wooden boxes and a ratchet strap – all easily attainable items.

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So if you’re struggling to find enough storage for everything in your apartment, give these ideas a try and get creative. And if you really can’t fit all your stuff into your living space, maybe it’s time for an upgrade! Check out our apartments for rent in Buffalo and find the perfect floor plan for you.

Apartment Necessities: Art and Decor

Unless you’re going for the most minimalist feel possible, you’ll probably want to find something to hang on the walls in your apartment to spice things up a bit. You may have missed the Allentown Art Festival this year, but with mass distribution of art made easier through the internet, there are still plenty of sources out there for you to find some picture-perfect decor to bring your walls to life. Here are some great things to keep in mind while you decorate:

Your Living Space Has Personality

From the colors you’ve chosen to highlight your apartment with to the style of your furniture, everything in your space builds up to a personality. What you hang on the walls is a big part of this. When you’re shopping around for the best new artistic pieces, remember the look and feel you’re going for. A piece that contrasts intensely with the other colors in your apartment will jump out and be more visually aggressive for you and your guests, while something that fits with your color palette will blend in and create a measured, calming environment. Whatever you’re going for, keep the personality of your space in mind.

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Plenty of Options

Local art shows are great places to check out possible decor for your space, but don’t forget to check online, too. There are plenty of websites like Etsy.com that have huge varieties of artwork to choose from, and the prices are usually reasonable. Don’t settle for something that you don’t think is perfect for your apartment, because you’ll probably have to look at it for a long time.

Create Something Yourself

If you can’t find something that really speaks to your personality as well as the feel of your apartment, why not try making something yourself? Photo collages or large-sized photo prints are great ways to take a memory or a favorite photo and bring it to life in your living space. You don’t have to be a professional artist to create something of your own to decorate your apartment, and once you’re done, you can show it off and create easy conversation when you have company over. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

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Whatever you decide to decorate your space with, the important part is that you like it. If you surround yourself with positive emotions, your living situation will be a lot better.

 

 

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Thursday “Things-to-Do” – Catch a Show

Like music? Wanna go out this weekend? Go catch a show at one of the local music venues. With plenty of spots within a close proximity to many of our Buffalo apartments, the city has a lot to offer by way of music, including a diverse set of venues and world-class onstage talent.

Here are just a few venues that you could check out:

 

Town Ballroom

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A larger venue for bigger acts in Buffalo’s Theatre District, Town Ballroom is a great place to see anyone from local virtuosos to international acts. While it’s no Radio City Music Hall, it’s a great place to enjoy a concert.

 

Waiting Room

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With a more intimate feel, this smaller venue still features larger acts from time-to-time. Though it’s less ornate than Town Ballroom, Waiting Room still gets plenty of praise from local music enthusiasts.

 

Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar

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Located in Allentown, this Bohemian venue is typical of the artsy section of Buffalo. Good drinks, good food and a lot of culture packed into a small space, you’ll be sure to have a good time at DBGB’s – and it’s right around the corner from our Allentown apartments.