What People Who Work From Home Want From Their Apartments

Working from one’s apartment or building is not new—in fact, from 2005 to 2017, remote work grew by 159 percent. But since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, more workers and businesses have shifted to the work from home (WFH) model than ever before. For many, the shift to remote work may be a permanent one. Today, … Continued

How to Support the Asian American Community During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM). Now more than ever, it is imperative that we show solidarity and support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community by supporting local Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses, donating to causes dedicated to helping their communities, and continuing to amplify … Continued

10 Must-Have Pet Products for Your Apartment

The past year brought a wave of new pet ownership, as many found themselves spending more time at home and in need of a companion. Becoming a pet owner is an exciting step, and there are several pet products designed for apartment living that will help make your life much easier. While Draper and Kramer’s … Continued

Exploring the Artistic Side of San Antonio

San Antonio is a vibrant, modern city that simultaneously embraces its storied history. The past rubs shoulders with the present in this city.  Consider the fact that just a few steps away from The Alamo—built in 1718 to memorialize the courage and bravery of those who fought for Texas independence—is the iconic and festive River … Continued

Draper and Kramer Tops Off and Announces Name of 120-Unit Mixed-Use Development in Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced it has topped off a 120-unit mixed-use development at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. The project will be named Wrigleyville Lofts and is located across the street from the Sheridan Red Line station and two and a half blocks north of Wrigley Field. Draper and Kramer plans to begin pre-leasing … Continued

The History of Lake Michigan

Although Chicago’s most popular nickname is the “Windy City,” it is also referred to as the “City by the Lake.” The reference, of course, is to Lake Michigan. Chicago’s economy, lifestyle, and recreation are all very much affected by this massive body of fresh water. Without it, Chicago would not be the economic powerhouse it … Continued

Must-Have Kitchen Accessories That Will Help You Stick to Your Healthy Eating Goals

With restaurants offering limited dining options across the U.S. due to COVID-19, many of us are spending more time cooking at home (or learning how to cook!) than ever before. Those who are new to cooking—as well as those who have kicked their cooking habits up a notch—have probably found that they’re missing some much-needed … Continued

McKinney TX: 19th Century Charm Just 30 Minutes From Downtown Dallas

In 1836, Collin McKinney became one of 59 delegates to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. Those settling North Texas honored him twice over. Collin County came to be in 1846, and McKinney, TX, followed just three years later. Today, it ranks as one of the most livable places in the United States. In fact, when … Continued

The History of BBQ in St. Louis

There’s a smokin’ hot BBQ scene in St. Louis. The Show-Me State’s love affair with BBQ ribs began more than a century ago, when a steamboat cook named Henry Perry picked up discarded slabs of ribs from the Kansas City stockyards and used locally harvested hardwood trees to slow-smoke them. Today, St. Louis residents consume more BBQ … Continued

How to Decorate Your Apartment with Houseplants

In addition to being a trendy decorative element, houseplants add tons of life and beauty to apartments. Now that we’re spending more time indoors, it is particularly important to add houseplants to your home, as they can significantly brighten a living area and bring life to even the smallest spaces. In addition to bringing light … Continued