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3 Ways To Temporarily Upgrade Your Bathroom In Your West Chester Apartment

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When it comes to living in an apartment complex, you have to tread the fine line of renovations that you can make, and renovations that you cannot make — after all you are a renter and not an owner. That being said, here at the Lakes At West Chester Village, we want all of our tenants to be able to enjoy their living space — even if the modifications and updates that you make are a little less permanent.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss a few of the ways that you can update one particular room of your apartment for rent in West Chester — the bathroom!

Hang Up Some Decor

While it is a little taboo to paint the walls in your apartment bathroom (unless you have approval, of course) you can always spice it up and add some wall-decorations. Wall decorations like posters, prints, and paintings can all be used to add color, as well as cultivate an ambiance that promotes relaxation.

Another great wall decoration that we have found to be underutilized, both inside and outside the bathroom, are wall hanging mirrors. Wall hanging mirrors are an excellent way to add a decorative flair, make the bathroom appear to be larger, and add light.

When you are hanging your artwork in your West Chester Apartment, consider using removable sticky hooks so that you can decorate your wall without leaving a mark!

Add Some Removable Wallpaper

When we tell people about removable wallpaper, seldom do they even know that it exists. While painting a wall can be considered a permanent alteration to your apartment for rent in West Chester, removable wallpaper is not. In fact, it is almost as easy to pull off as it is to hang — and it doesn’t strip any paint either.

With removable wallpaper, you can make your bathroom feel like an oasis in the jungle or a chic southern bed and breakfast — without having to spend much money either.

Don’t Forget The Floor

We don’t mean to brag, but our bathroom flooring is quite pretty. Our large stone tiles are easy to clean and durable, but that doesn’t mean that they are necessarily your cup of tea. Some people like the feel of tile under their toes. Other like matting, and others life fuzzy rugs — really fuzzy rugs.

If you are not a fan of tile or linoleum, area-mats or rugs can be an excellent alternative.  Not only can they add some color and texture to the room, but they can also provide traction, ensuring that you do not slip and fall after enjoying a nice hot shower or bath.

Regardless Of What You Do, Make It Your Own

When you move into one of our apartments for rent in West Chester, Ohio we want you to make it your own — after all, it is your new home. That being said, there are a ton of different things that you can do to make your new apartment feel more like home.

When you are completing your decorating and you are unsure if there is a decoration that would be damaging to the apartment or restricted through your lease agreement, simply stop by our front office and ask. We would be happy to tell you what is, and isn’t, allowed. Contact us today for more information about our apartments for rent in West Chester.

6 Fun Things To Do In Cincinnati

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If you live in Ohio, Cincinnati is one of the best places that you can possibly call home — that is, if you live just close enough to it. Like any city, living in downtown Cincinnati can be stressful! Things move fast in the city, making every aspect of life more difficult — especially when you are talking about finding a parking space. On the other hand, living on the outskirts of a large city’s limits can be just as stressful, especially if you are a commuter.

All of that being said, there are a few places in the country where living on the outskirts of the city can be enjoyable — places like West Chester Township. When you live in West Chester you don’t have to deal with crazy traffic and a seemingly sped up life, all while still being able to easily access the various benefits that Cincinnati can provide.

In today’s blog post The Lakes at West Chester Village, your source of apartments for rent in West Chester, will be discussing a few of our favorite things to do in Cincinnati — our source of entertainment a quick 30 minutes down the road.

Visit The Newport Aquarium

One of our favorite things to do in Cincinnati is to go to the Newport Aquarium for the day. The Newport aquarium is nothing like any other aquarium that you have been to, featuring exciting features like a 75-foot long suspension bridge over a 385,000-gallon shark exhibit. Perfect for adults and children, the Newport Aquarium is a great place to spend a couple hours or the entire day — and if you are brave enough you can even touch a stingray!

Visit the Carew Tower Observation Deck

If you want to get an aerial look of the city, there is no better place to visit than the Carew Observation deck. Sitting 49 floors above the city, the Carew Observation Deck allows its visitors to see the entire city — and even as far as Kentucky! But don’t just come for the views, also stop by the 25 shops and restaurants that call the Carew Tower home!

Attend A Cyclones Game

When people think of Cincinnati sports they tend to think of the Bengals and the Reds — but what about hockey? Sure, Cincinnati doesn’t have their own NHL team, but they do have a professional ECHL team that is affiliated with the Buffalo Sabers.  So what are you waiting for? Stop into U.S. Bank Arena for some affordable family fun today!

Play Around At Dart Rush

If there is one good reason for an adult to leave our West Chester apartments, it is to relive their childhood by shooting darts at other adults. Dart Rush is an indoor recreation area that is dedicated to people who are looking to play around with some NERF®️ blasters. Whether you are there to play around with family or take out some suppressed anger on a coworker, Dart Rush is the perfect place to play.

Get Some Fresh Air On The Great Miami Riverway

While most people think of large cities like Cincinnati as “indoor” activity centers, there are still plenty of outdoor things that you can experience as well. Outdoor experiences like the Great Miami Riverway! This outdoor trail system follows the Miami River and features over 99 miles of paved trail and river for you to run, walk, or paddle. So if you are in Cincinnati and are looking to get a bit of fresh air, we urge you to consider checking out the Great Miami Riverway!

Catch Some Sun At Coney Island

If you are looking for a fun outing that gets you out of our apartment in West Chester for the full day, we strongly suggest that you consider visiting Coney Island for some sun and fun. Featuring classic rides, arcade games, food, and more! Perfect both kids and adults, Coney Island is the perfect place to spend a sunny summer day!

Do All This And More Just Minutes From Your West Chester Apartment Door!

If you are looking for apartments for rent in West Chester, we strongly suggest that you consider choosing The Lakes at West Chester. Our apartments are not only of the highest quality but are also so close to tons of fun Cincinnati activities — all while being comfortably separated from the busy hustle and bustle of city life. Come to check out our West Chester apartments today to see what we are talking about! Contact us today if you have any questions about our West Chester apartments.

How To Make Your West Chester Apartment Feel More Grown Up

How To Make Your West Chester Apartment Feel More Grown Up

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There is a point in everyone’s life where they realize that they need to spruce up their apartment and make it look more adult. It might be when you are frantically cleaning up your apartment right before your new girlfriend or boyfriend comes over, or it could be when you are simply sitting on the couch — regardless of when it happens, it seems to hit you like a brick wall.

We aren’t saying that you should be ashamed of your college mini-fridge that is covered in thousands of brewery stickers, or that you should get rid of the fuzzy unicorn pillow that you have had since you were six years old. Instead, we are simply saying that you should change the general feel of your apartment, we are just suggesting that you put a simple touch of sophistication on it. Luckily, it won’t take as much work as you’d think that it might.

In today’s blog post we will be discussing a few of our favorite ways to spruce up our apartments for rent in West Chester in the hope that you find a tip you like and do the same!

Frame Your Art

Look, we understand that the tattered Kiss poster that your dad got signed by Gene Simmons in 1979 that is hanging above your couch is an important family heirloom. We understand that there is no way that you would ever get rid of it — in fact, we don’t want you to get rid of it, we just think that you could make it look a little more presentable.

A great way to make a vintage poster look more presentable is to frame it. The frame doesn’t have to be large and extravagant, it just has to be there. Additionally, framing your favorite poster can actually protect it while making it look like a more formidable piece of wall art.

Organize Your Alcohol

In college, it is perfectly acceptable to hide your alcohol in plain sight. In fact, it is almost normal considering college students are known for decorating their cabinet tops with the remains of conquered bottles of liquor. Making an apartment feel more “adult” is as easy as organizing your alcohol in a visually appealing way.

One of the best ways that you can store your alcohol is to pick an empty cabinet and designate it as a liquor cabinet. In fact, the only way that you could make a liquor cabinet more adult is to add a cheap lock to it to keep high school children out. Another great way to organize your alcohol is to buy a bottle rack.

Buy Some Plants

Nothing says “I’m an adult” like having plants in your home — after all, it shows that you are more than capable of taking care of another living thing besides yourself. Plants are also a great asset to your West Chester apartment because having plants around can boost your mood and make you feel better.

All of that being said, it is important that you get a plant that you know you can take care of. If you are super diligent, consider getting a pretty fern. If you are not so diligent, consider getting yourself a plant that can practically take care of itself — a plant like a cactus or succulent.

Strategically Place Books

One of the most adult things possible is to decorate your home with books and other forms of literature. Not only does it look cool, but it also screams “I’m sophisticated.” One of our favorite things about decorating an apartment with books is that not only can it be a conversation driver with guests, but it can also make things more nostalgic for you if you decorate with some of your childhood favorites.

While yes, we know that you probably have a kindle, we urge you to still consider decorating your space with some good ol’ fashioned books!

Buy Yourself Something Nice

While when you were a kid you rewarded yourself by purchasing a gaming console or that new toy that you wanted, being an adult is buying a nice home furnishing. Consider purchasing a new television and surround sound system to make your movie nights more pleasurable. Or, consider purchasing a couch to compliment the living room setting that you already have set up.

Why is this our favorite way to make an apartment seem more adult? Well, not only do you get to make your West Chester apartment reflect your age better, but you also get to buy yourself something nice!

Come Visualise Your Adult Home In Our Apartments For Rent In West Chester!

Are you thinking about making your apartment feel more adult? Maybe consider starting fresh at a new apartment complex in West Chester — an apartment complex like The Lakes at West Chester Village. Schedule a tour of our complex and its amenities today! We look forward to seeing you.

What Makes Living In An Apartment So Great?

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When people think of apartments, they think of the worst apartment that they ever lived in. They think of the loud upstairs neighbors that they had. They think of the crusty carpet that their landlord refused to replace. They think of the parking spaces that it didn’t have. After all, it is usually the things that you hate that you remember.

But that shouldn’t keep you from ever living in an apartment again — especially if you can find one of the good apartments in West Chester like ours! In today’s blog post, we will be discussing a few of our favorite things about apartment life — an experience that you can have if you join our community.


If there is one thing that you can get from an apartment in West Chester that you can’t get from a house is flexibility. Flexibility to move around. Flexibility to travel. Flexibility to not get stuck in one city for the rest of your life. While owning a home doesn’t necessarily keep you from ever being able to move again, it certainly does make it harder.

We know, you are probably thinking “But who would ever want to leave West Chester?” While that is certainly a good question, we aren’t saying leave forever, we are just saying that you should consider living in Europe for a year — heck, downtown Cincinnati would even suffice. Regardless of where you go, you can always come back to our apartments in West Chester, Ohio.

New Friends

We know, as we said earlier, you probably associate your apartment neighbors with loud noises, but that doesn’t have to be the case! When you move into our apartments in West Chester, consider reaching out and becoming familiar with your neighbors. Not only will it make it easier for you to shoot them a text and tell them to quiet down in the late hours of the night, but it can also lead to friendships!

So when you are looking at apartments for rent in West Chester, think of it as a good way to meet new people and begin new friendships.


You might be thinking “I can have all of the amenities of an apartment complex at my home, so why would I live in an apartment?” You are right, we cannot argue with that — but we can tell you that it would be a lot more expensive to install a pool in your backyard than to reap the benefits of our apartment pool. Plus, if you live in our West Chester apartments you don’t even have to take care of the pool.

Now, there are a lot more amenities than just pools that you can benefit from by living in our apartments — that was just the most obvious amenity for us to exploit for the sake of making a point. You can also benefit from amenities like our playground, fire pit, walking trails, business center, gym, tanning salon, dog park, rentable clubhouse, and more! So what are you waiting for? Come to visit us to see all of the awesome things that you are missing out on.


One of the most underrated things about apartments is how functional their location can be. Because apartments are zoned differently than single-family homes, they can be placed closer to shopping centers, entertainment, transportation, and business centers. Can you imagine being able to walk to work or ride your bike to dinner? Living in our apartments for rent in West Chester makes all this, and more, possible.

Easy Payments

When people think about living in a home instead of an apartment, they usually imagine that it will make the end of the month budgeting easier. This is simply not true. In fact, living in an apartment is the easier option when it comes times to pay bills.

When you live in an apartment you pay for two things — rent and utilities. When you live in a home, your bills break down into categories like water, stormwater, gas, electricity, homeowners insurance, and the mortgage (and more). So what are you waiting for? Make paying bills easy again and come to join our community of apartments for rent in West Chester.

Come to Join Our Community

If today’s blog post has interested you in the idea of living in an apartment in West Chester, Ohio and reaping all of the benefits of apartment life, we urge you to come to check out our community. At The Lakes at West Chester Village, we offer a number of amenities that are simply unmatched by single-family home-life, and other apartments for rent in West Chester, for that matter.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by our office today contact us online to schedule a walkthrough! We look forward to seeing you!

Your West Chester Village Apartments Discusses Our Favorite Things About the Holidays

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Regardless of your ethnicity, race, or the holidays that you celebrate, the holiday season can be a quite enjoyable time. Some people like them because it is a social time, while others like it because it is a time that they don’t have to socialize. Regardless, the holiday season has nuances that everyone can find to be enjoyable.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss a few aspects of the holiday season that we love, here at the Lakes At West Chester Village.


As you go through life you grow farther and farther away from your family. Now, this is not to say that you don’t have a good relationship with them still, but there is a huge difference between living in your parent’s basement and living a few states away — after all, you will see them a lot less if your situation is the latter. Additionally, as you grow older you have different responsibilities that you had never had before, making it harder for you to budget your time for communicating or spending time with your family.

That being said, the holiday season allows us to reconnect with our family members that we might otherwise not get to talk to on a daily basis. Regardless of the holiday that you celebrate, we are sure that it allows some time for some good ol’ quality wholesome family fun and reconnection. Whether your family has come to see your new apartment in West Chester, or you are traveling to see them — it really doesn’t matter as long as you get to be together.


Okay, we get that our above point was a little sappy. Heck, you might not even like your family — and that is completely up to you! But if there is one silver lining that you can get out of the holiday season, let it be the food that you get to eat. The holiday season is knowing for being the best time of year to attend family dinner. Why? Well, for some reason holidays pretty much guarantee that some kind of comfort food will be cooked — and a lot of it too!

For Thanksgiving, it is the traditional turkey dinner with mash potatoes, stuffing, and any other family-based traditions. For Christmas, it is a ham. For Hanukkah, it is potato latkes, challah, and brisket. For Kwanzaa, it is the Kamru feast. While all celebrations stem from different ethnicities and religions, they all have one thing in common — good food. Whether you are hosting the holiday season in your West Chester apartment or traveling, if there is one thing to make sure that you do, it is to eat some good food!

Rest & Relaxation

While spending time with family and eating copious amounts of food are some of the incredible benefits that the holiday season provides us with, there is one thing that you begin to appreciate about it more and more as you grow older — the rest and relaxation.  Sure, we aren’t here to say that children need breaks any less than adults do, but as you get older and your responsibilities begin to pile up, you begin to realize just how valuable that free time can be.

For some people, holiday breaks are meant to gather the family and fly out to a mountain town like Jackson Hole or Vail to get some skiing in, while for others it is meant to be utilized for sleeping on the couch, drawing a warm bath, or spending the entire day in bed. Whether or not you go on a ski trip or stay in your West Chester apartment, we hope you enjoy your break!


While we have already listed some of our favorite things about the holiday season, we couldn’t finish today’s blog without bringing up America’s favorite pastime — shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us, but people will continue shopping long after those days pass as people scramble to try and finish their holiday shopping lists. Luckily, if you live in one of our apartments for rent in West Chester, Ohio, shopping experiences are just a short drive away.

Happy Holidays From Your West Chester Apartments

Regardless of what you choose to use your free time for this holiday season, we hope you enjoy it. If you are looking for a home to settle into before the holiday season comes full swing, come to visit us and tour one of our apartments for rent in West Chester. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact us if you have any questions.