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A grouping of four small air plants on a display board. Image credit: Liudmila Chernetska


A grouping of four small air plants on a display board. Image credit: Liudmila Chernetska

Air Plants: The Soil-Free Wonders for Your Apartment

February 2024   We love it when our Elmwood Manor residents add plants to their apartments and townhomes. It’s a great way to decorate, they…

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Our Guide to Curtains

January 2024   While blinds and shades have their merits, curtains offer a unique blend of functionality and visual appeal. After quite a few years…

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Removing Candle Wax

December 2023   Candles add a warm, inviting glow to any room. Maybe you’re using them to give your apartment or townhome a cozy feel…

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A family sitting on a sofa and a woman lounging on a couch.

Sofa or Couch – What’s the Difference?

November 2023   The terms “sofa” and “couch” are used interchangeably in everyday language, but they refer to two different pieces of furniture. The distinction…

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Creating a Bedroom Sanctuary

October 2023   Sure, a bedroom is meant to be a resting place for you, but often it can become a resting place for a…

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Cat Friendly Fabrics

September 2023   Our feline companions bring immeasurable joy and warmth to our lives, but they can also be quite mischievous when it comes to…

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Preparing Kids for a Move

August 2023   While moving to a new place means lots of changes and planning for adults, it can be particularly challenging for kids. A…

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Say Farewell to Fruit Flies!

July 2023   It’s that wonderful time of year in Rochester when we get to indulge in the delicious locally grown produce that’s only available…

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Maximalism: The Décor Style That Celebrates Who You Are

June 2023,   While you’ve certainly heard of minimalism as a design style, you may not be as familiar with maximalism. It takes a more-is-better…

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Five Mental Health Upgrades for Your Apartment or Townhome

May 2023   You may have never considered it, but interior design can be a pretty powerful tool in supporting your mental health. Your living…

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Keeping Plants Watered While You’re Away

April 2023   One of the nice things about living at Elmwood Manor is its park-like setting and the many beautiful trees to be enjoyed….

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How to Reduce Your Renter’s Insurance Premiums

March 2023   Many of our residents have renter’s insurance to protect the personal property in their apartment or townhome. It’s not required, but depending…

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