10 Things Every Apartment Should Have

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Apartment life is the preferred method of housing for many people in the Rockville, MD area, but just like living anywhere else, an apartment comes with its own set of quirks. Keeping this in mind, Lerner Oxford Square has compiled a list of different items that will not only help you function in your apartment, but also improve your style.


Cast Iron Skillet

The idea of cast iron sends some people aflutter, but others are still unaware of its great versatility. The purchase of a large cast iron skillet can be an investment that lasts you generations if it’s properly cared for. After the skillet is properly seasoned (pre-seasoned skillets are available as well), you’ll find that the more you use it, the less you’ll find yourself reaching for anything else. Because of this versatility, there’s less need for pan accumulation that can turn precious apartment kitchen space into a headache. But whatever you do, don’t leave the skillet in water! No one wants to cook in a rusty pan.


Storage Bed

Unless your apartment’s the size of a small home – or you’re living the minimalist life – you can afford to create as much storage space as possible. Storage beds create space where it’s already being occupied. Store extra clothes, blankets, sheets, and other items to keep the rest of the apartment looking clean and spacious.


Fire Extinguisher

Every 23 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. You might think that this will never happen to you, but the threat of a fire is very real, especially in apartment life. If a fire is blocking the lone exit to your apartment, what are you going to do? Fire extinguishers are not expensive nor do they have to take up much space. Make sure that the extinguisher puts out “A,” “B,” and “C,” type fires. This will cover the most common types of fires that are likely to occur while living in an apartment.


Push Pins

These are one of the handiest things to have around the house. Use them to post an important bill on the wall or to serve as an easy hat hook. Consider spending a tiny bit more aluminum push pins. They’re easier on the fingers and don’t break like the plastic ones do. They also provide an improved aesthetic.


Cloth Napkins

Pulling out the cloth napkins for a dinner party adds a serious upgrade of class to your dining experience. In the end, they can save you money, are better for the environment, and are an easy way to add a little flair or mix up the style of a room.


Wall Hangings

Nothing make an apartment feel unsettled like a bare set of walls. Whether it’s artwork, trinkets, hats, photographs, or framed posters, what you hang on the walls of your apartment provides one of the best ways to personalize your space when you’re renting. Don’t skimp on frames when relevant; it’s the difference between looking like an adult and a college student.


Flannel Sheets

Not only are they cozy, they’re durable and will save money on heating costs. Just like any other type of sheet, you’ll find flannels in a variety of patterns and color schemes.



If you’re living in a smaller space or have minimal natural light, mirrors will be your new best friend. They’ll bounce natural light around the room with proper placement, reducing electricity costs. Another positive is they can help create the illusion that the space it larger than it is. Finally, don’t forget to check the mirror before walking out the front door. Looking sharp is key.


Plant Life

Whether it’s greenery or flowers, they will inject color and life into a room. Many plants that thrive in indirect light are also excellent air purifiers, improving overall health and reducing odors.


A futon is another piece of furniture which allows you to maximize your space and its functionality. Have a friend visiting? Pull out the futon. Is it a lazy Saturday in front of the TV? Pull out the futon. Too lazy to make it to the bedroom tonight? You get the idea. Futons don’t have to be an eyesore either. Many companies make a variety of stylish and durable futons that are perfect for apartment life.


Lerner Oxford Square Apartments

Are you looking for a new apartment? Lerner Oxford Square is based in the beautiful city of Rockville, MD, perfect for families, couples, and professionals commuting to Washington DC. Call us today at (301) 242-0615 and learn about our resident advantages.

2017-02-08T20:59:36+00:00 February 8th, 2017|